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« on: June 16, 2015 02:33:56 AM »

I say "bag or purse" because sometimes bag is confusing for US readers who use purse to mean what UK people call bag or handbag. (confused? don't be!) This is a pattern and tutorial for a roomy handbag with curved corners and purchased leather handles.  It has plenty of pockets and a zip closure. This tutorial has absolutely loads of pictures so I have put them in a PDF download.  (I hope this is OK)

What you need:
75cm exterior fabric (cotton, light weight furnishing fabric, cotton mix)
75cm metre lining fabric (cotton)
75cm medium fusible interfacing
75cm Firm Foam (or quilt batting eg. Vilene Thermolam)
55cm zip
2 x 22cm zips
Baseboard (I used Artist Grey Board)
1 pair of leather or faux leather handles.

Cutting out.
Cut each of the following in exterior fabric, lining fabric, fusible interfacing, and Firm Foam:
60cm x 5.5cm.  Cut 2 for Zip gusset.
46cm x 10cm.  Cut one for bottom gusset.
Cut 2 from the pattern for the front and back.
22cm x 13cm. Cut 2 in lining fabric for front zipped pocket.  Cut one in fusible interfacing.
22cm x 13cm. Cut 2 in exterior or lining fabric for inside zipped pocket.  Cut one in fusible interfacing.
26cm x 14cm. Cut 2 in lining fabric for inside slip pockets.
28cm x 7.5cm. Cut 1 in baseboard.  Use a blade not scissors!
1cm seam allowance throughout.
If youve made bags before you will be able to follow this tutorial by the pictures.
Cut out all the fabric as above. Start by applying the fusible interfacing to the exterior pieces.  Then apply the Firm Foam on top of the fusible interfacing.  Secure with pins or 505 spray.   Apply fusible interfacing to one pocket piece for the external pocket and the same for the internal pocket.  Look through all the pictures before you start.

Rather than upload all the images to Craftster I have put them in a PDF along with the pattern.  You can download it from https://app.box.com/files/0/f/0/1/f_32013591969  (This is a free download)

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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2015 09:57:10 AM »

 Thanks! That's a super cute bag and I love the fabrics you used.
 I am in VA but my job requires me to use the metrics a lot. FYI U.S.ers 75cm is about 30 inches so you can just use a yard of fabric (1yd is 36").  Wink

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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2015 11:59:04 AM »

Hi "sewchristine"  Your bag is so cute!  Wink  But I can't seam to get the pattern on the box app?  Huh  I join the the box app but it says its no longer available! I would really like to have it If I could!  Thanks!  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2015 11:20:25 PM »

it's amazing
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2015 09:17:56 AM »

great job

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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2015 12:55:05 PM »

That is great work and beautiful....
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2016 07:17:13 PM »

I love the shape of this bag! Hoping to try your tutorial soon Smiley
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2016 06:15:31 AM »

Great bag, and I'd love to make me one, but the tutorial is missing Sad

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