Megan Bag

A Feature Fabric Favourite

This is an easy make and can be made with or without piping and wadding to suit your own taste. It is a handy size shoulder bag with two internal pockets one with a zip pockets to keep your purse or phone safe. It has a flap secured by a magnetic snap plus a zip across the main bag opening for extra security.


This is an ideal project for using up that special scrap of left-over fabric with its front feature panel. It has three different fabrics; a main, a feature and a lining.


We have used square strap carriers to attach the strap which gives a professional finish. There are many styles of bag furniture available in an array of finishes from ultra-modern to antique.


As usual with our patterns the use of wadding is optional but does make for a more substantial finish. This example was made using a combination of leatherette and cotton woven fabrics.



30cm wide by 23cm tall (12" x9")

Skill Check - Intermediate

  • Insert a zip.

  • Insert piping.

Full instructions are given.


  • Main Fabric (Outer) 0.5m (1/2yd)

  • Contrast Fabric (Feature) 1 Fat Qtr or scrap

  • Lining 0.75m (¾ yd)

  • Polyester Wadding 0.5m (½ yd) (optional)

  • Medium Weight Iron-on Interfacing or preferred Interfacing 0.25m (¼ yd)

  • 4mm Ready-made piping (or 4mm cord if making your own) 3m (3 ¼ yd) (optional)

  • 1 zip 30cm (12”)

  • 1 zip 6”

  • Additional fabric if making own piping 1 Fat Quarter

  • Basting spray - available from Amazon or other retailers optional

  • 2 x 25mm - 1” Square Strap Carriers  

  • 1 Magnetic Snap

  • 2 Chicago screws - optional

Pattern-Reccomendations Main-14 Lily Handbag PDF Sewing Pattern Jill (3) Helen Cream 1


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