Mod Bag Pattern – You Sew Girl

*Advanced Bag Pattern*

Super-versatile! This swinging 60’s inspired handbag can be interpreted into a wide range of styles

Bag size – 34cm x 28cm x 9cm


Mod Bag Pattern – You Sew Girl

Super-versatile! This swinging 60’s inspired handbag can be interpreted into a wide range of styles

You will learn how to

  • Sew a curved gusset (and the importance of accurate seam allowances!)
  • Attach belt loops
  • Construct a belt with buckle and eyelets
  • Insert a zippered closure or magnetic snap
  • Make straps neat and professional-looking
  • Insert o-rings
  • Make a zipped pocket
  • Make a compartment pocket
  • Make your own piping
  • Pipe the curved edge of a bag flap
  • Attach an o-ring detail to a bag flap
  • Stabilise the base of a curved gusset

Bag size – 34cm x 28cm x 9cm
Strap length and design is variable

You will need:

115cm x 115cm medium weight, woven fabric
115cm x 115cm medium weight iron-on woven interfacing
75cm x 115cm lining fabric
9cm Regular or Heavyweight Fast2Fuse (or Vilene S520) for bag base
38-60mm o-rings or square rings
1 x 19mm magnetic catch OR 40cm zip for bag closure

55cmx piping cord (for flap detail)
18cm zip for internal pocket
1 x 14mm magnetic snap (for flap) OR use 1 x 38-60mm o-ring
1 x 38mm-40mm buckle (for belt detail)
Eyelets and setting tool (for belt or flap detail)
1m x 90cm Fusible wadding /fleece to add extra body to fabric
Bias binding

* Instructions include ways to alter straps, handles, flaps and bag body. They do not include embellishment techniques shown on these bags.

Skill Level:  Intermediate/Advanced

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Weight 120 g
Dimensions 1.5 x 16 x 21 cm


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