This bag can be made from any firm fabric with an even weave, we used cotton. The contrasting print can be cut from just quarter of a meter so you can splurge on a gorgeous designer fabric.
The panels on this bag make it perfect for using up left over fabric, You can omit the metal strap carriers and attach the straps directly to the body of the bag or you could choose some beautiful bag furniture.
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 is an updated version of the previously published pattern as following feedback we have now included a zip closure. This version was featured in Sewing World Magazine (in the UK).
SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
30cm wide by 23cm tall (12" x9")
Skill Check - Intermediate
Insert a zip.
Full instructions are given.
Fabric One 0.3m
Fabric Two 0.25m
Fabric Three 0.4m
Medium weight iron on interfacing 0.3m
2 Square strap carriers
1 Magnetic popper
1 12" Zip
4mm piping cord (or ready-made piping) 1.5m
1 Feature button