Blue Calla Aster Handbag – Paper Pattern

The Coneflower cross body bag is a great, medium-sized unisex bag. It is an easier project, perfect for confident beginners. 

It has an exterior zippered pocket on one side and a main flap closure with two magnetic snaps, concealing a hidden pocket perfect for a regular iPad.  You can carry the bag with the flap towards your body for added security or carry it with the flap pointing outwards.

For the bag’s interior, there are two slip pockets and one zippered pocket.

The bag can be made in a variety of fabric types: fabric, cork, vinyl or waxed canvas. You can interface your bag with fusible fleece for a softer structure or with foam for a more structured look, according to your personal preference.

SUPPLIES:

Exterior fabric: 

1/2 yard Exterior fabric 1
1/4 yard or less Exterior fabric 2/Vinyl/Cork

Lining fabric:

1 yard Lining fabric

Interfacing:

4 yards Fusible woven interfacing (20” wide)
8” W x 2.75” H Firm sew-in stabilizer (Pellon Peltex 70/Stiff Stuff interfacing)
1/2 yard Fusible fleece (45” wide)
***If you wish, you can substitute the fleece with foam for the body (not including the flap which requires fleece). You will need:
1 yard Foam interfacing (20” wide)

Notions and Supplies:

(1) 1.5” Rectangle slide
(2) 1.5” Rectangle ring
(2) 18mm magnetic snap
(1) 9” zipper (#3 dress zipper) for exterior pocket
(1) 7” zipper (#3 dress zipper) for interior pocket

Measurements:  9” W x 11” H x 2.75” D (23 cm x 28 cm x 7 cm) 

SEWING EXPERIENCE: This project is suitable for a confident beginner.

PLEASE NOTE: This pattern is in ENGLISH

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Boronia bowler bag paper pattern
Blue Calla Boronia Bowler Bag – Paper Pattern

The Boronia Bowler bag is a medium sized bag to be carried as a handbag or cross body thanks to the removable cross body strap.

It features some vinyl accents on the bottom and double straps. The double pull zipper allows the bag to open very wide as it comes down all the way on both sides. On the inside, the bag has accordion style gussets on both sides of the zippered opening so the contents of your bag do not fall out when fully open. There are 2 slip pockets and 1 zippered pocket inside the bag.

SUPPLIES:

 Exterior fabric:

1/2 yard quilt weight cotton or home dec fabric
1/2 yard vinyl/faux leather or cork leather
OPTIONAL: 1/4 yard for adjustable strap

Lining fabric:

1 yard cotton fabric

Interfacing:

2.5-3 yards fusible woven interfacing
28” foam interfacing (20” wide)
13” W x 5.25” H Peltex

Notions and supplies:

(1) 36” double pull zipper (#5 or #4.5)***
(1) 9” zipper
(4) 1” rectangle rings
(8) rivets (optional)
(4) purse feet (optional)
Double-sided tape or Fabric glue (ex: Fabri-tac)

OPTIONAL: for adjustable strap
(2) 1” swivel clasp
(1) 1” rectangle slide.

MEASUREMENTS: 13″ W x 10″ H x 5″ D

SEWING EXPERIENCE: This project is suitable for someone with intermediate sewing skills. You must be comfortable installing zippers and making zippered bags. It will take approximately 4-5 hours to complete this project.

 

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Blue Calla Honeysuckle Hobo – Paper Pattern

The Honeysuckle Hobo bag is a large bag with 2 exterior zippered pockets, one sewn into the extra deep gusset and another on the front of the bag.

On the inside, there are 2 slip pockets and another zippered pocket but you can add additional pockets if you prefer as the bag is quite large. This bag would make an excellent carry-on travel bag.

It comes with instructions for a shorter shoulder strap however you can easily change this to an adjustable strap for cross body carrying.

Supplies:

Exterior fabric: 

1 1/4 yards Exterior fabric 1 (44” W)
1/3 yard Exterior fabric 2/vinyl/cork (58” W)
1 Fat quarter Exterior Focal fabric

Lining fabric:

1 3/4 yards Lining fabric (44” W)

Interfacing:

5 yards Fusible woven interfacing (20” wide)
3/4 yard Fusible fleece (45” wide)
9” W x 6 3/4” H Firm Sew-in Stabilizer (Pellon Peltex 70/Stiff Stuff interfacing)

Notions and Supplies:

(2) 1.5” O-rings
(2) 1.5” Swivels 
(1) 20” double pull or single pull zipper for main closure (MUST be #4.5 or #5)
(1) 9” zipper for exterior pocket (MUST be #4.5 or #5)
(1) 7” zipper for exterior pocket (can be a #3 but you may want to match it to first two exterior zippers)

MEASUREMENTS: 15.5” W x 8” H x 6.75” D (39.37 cm x 20.3 cm x 17.5 cm)

SEWING EXPERIENCE: This project is suitable for an intermediate sewist.

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Blue Calla Mimosa Market Tote – Paper Pattern

The Mimosa Market tote is a very large bag that can be used as a market tote, a beach tote or a large everyday tote.

It has 2 large exterior side zipper pockets, a large oval base, an optional tab closure with instructions for a twist lock but can easily be substituted with a different closure. The vinyl accents could easily be replaced with fabric – the instructions will apply to both methods. The interior of the bag comes with 2 large slip pockets and an optional removable false bottom to give the bag extra support at the base.

MEASUREMENTS: 13.5″ W x 13″ H x 8″ D

SUPPLIES:

Exterior fabric:

1 yard cotton fabric
1/4 yard vinyl

Shop our selection of Cotton Fabric or Vinyl, for a designer finish.

Lining fabric:

1.25 yard cotton fabric (1.5 yard if making false bottom)

 

Interfacing:

3 yards fusible woven interfacing
1 yard fusible fleece
1/2 yard Peltex (1 yard if making false bottom)

Notions and supplies:

(2) 9” zippers
(4) 1” rectangle rings

Optional:

(4) purse feet
For closure, either:
(1) twist lock for tab closure
OR
(1) 18mm magnetic snap

SEWING EXPERIENCE: This project is fairly easy if you have extensive experience with zippered pockets. It should be suitable for a confident beginner. The project will take about 4-5 hours to complete.

PLEASE NOTE: This pattern is in English only.

 

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Blue Calla Snowdrop Satchel – Paper Pattern

The Snowdrop Satchel comes in 2 sizes: shoulder bag and handbag size. You can make shoulder straps, handles and/or cross body straps depending on your personal preference. The sides of the bag folds in with D-ring straps and a choice of fabric ties OR tassels. Included in the pattern are instructions for an interior zippered pocket.

SUPPLIES:

LARGE SIZE:

Exterior fabric:
1/2 yard fabric (quilt weight or home decor/canvas)
1/4 yard home decor width vinyl/faux leather

Lining fabric:
1 yard quilt weight cotton

Interfacing:
1 yard foam interfacing
1/4 yard fusible fleece
3 yards fusible woven interfacing
1/4 yard Peltex

Notions and supplies:
(1) 14” zipper (#3 or #5)
(1) 8” zipper (#3)
(4) 1” D-rings
(4) 1” rectangle rings
(1) 1.5” rectangle slide
(2) 1.5” swivel clasps
(4) purse feet (optional)
(2) 1/2” swivel clasps (optional for tassels)

SMALL SIZE:

Exterior fabric:
1/2 yard fabric (quilt weight or home decor/canvas)
1/4 yard home decor width vinyl/faux leather

Lining fabric:
1 yard quilt weight cotton

Interfacing:
1/4 yard foam interfacing
1/4 yard fusible fleece (or FQ)
2.5 yards fusible woven interfacing
1/4 yard Peltex

Notions and supplies:
(1) 9” zipper (#3 or #5)
(1) 6” zipper (#3)
(4) 3/4” D-rings
(4) 1” rectangle rings
(1) 1” rectangle slide
(2) 1” swivel clasps
(4) purse feet (optional)
(2) 1/2” swivel clasps (optional for tassels)

MEASUREMENTS:
SMALL: 9.5″ W x 8″ H x 3.25″ D
LARGE: 14″ W x 10″ H x 5″ D

SEWING EXPERIENCE: This bag is suitable for a confident beginner with some experience making zippered pouches and bags. It will take about 4 hours to complete the first.

PLEASE NOTE: This pattern is in English

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Blue Calla The Bee Balm Waxed Canvas Backpack- Paper Pattern

The Boronia Bowler bag is a medium sized bag to be carried as a handbag or cross body thanks to the removable cross body strap.

It features some vinyl accents on the bottom and double straps. The double pull zipper allows the bag to open very wide as it comes down all the way on both sides. On the inside, the bag has accordion style gussets on both sides of the zippered opening so the contents of your bag do not fall out when fully open. There are 2 slip pockets and 1 zippered pocket inside the bag.

SUPPLIES:

 Exterior fabric:

1/2 yard quilt weight cotton or home dec fabric
1/2 yard vinyl/faux leather or cork leather
OPTIONAL: 1/4 yard for adjustable strap

Lining fabric:

1 yard cotton fabric

Interfacing:

2.5-3 yards fusible woven interfacing
28” foam interfacing (20” wide)
13” W x 5.25” H Peltex

Notions and supplies:

(1) 36” double pull zipper (#5 or #4.5)***
(1) 9” zipper
(4) 1” rectangle rings
(8) rivets (optional)
(4) purse feet (optional)
Double-sided tape or Fabric glue (ex: Fabri-tac)

OPTIONAL: for adjustable strap
(2) 1” swivel clasp
(1) 1” rectangle slide.

MEASUREMENTS: 13″ W x 10″ H x 5″ D

SEWING EXPERIENCE: This project is suitable for someone with intermediate sewing skills. You must be comfortable installing zippers and making zippered bags. It will take approximately 4-5 hours to complete this project.

 

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Blue Calla The Clover Convertible Bag – Paper Pattern

The Clover is a medium sized bag and as the name implies, it can convert from a backpack to a cross body bag. The pattern comes with instructions to make a train case style bottom as a more advanced option. If you’re not ready to tackle an advanced sewing pattern,  you can use the intermediate version without the train case.

Regardless of which version you choose to make, both have 2 exterior zippered pockets under the flap. The flap has a thumb lock (or tongue lock or tuck lock) closure with a handle at the top for carrying. You can replace it with a twist lock if you prefer.

Please note that the train case portion requires a binding finish.

SUPPLIES:

Exterior fabric:

Exterior 1:
Fat quarter

Exterior 2:
1 yard (0.9 m)

Exterior 3/Vinyl:
14” W x 10” H (36 cm x 26 cm)

Piping:
1/2” W x 54” L (cut on bias) (12mm W x 1.4 m L)

Lining fabric:
1.75 yard (1.6 m) quilt weight cotton

*** Fabric quantities are an estimate and will vary depending on fabric pattern

Interfacing:
Fat quarter Peltex/Vilene Decovil 1 (20”/51 cm W)
Fat quarter Fusible fleece (20”/51 cm W)
6 yards (5.5 m) Fusible woven interfacing (20”/50.8 cm W)
1.5 yards (1.4 m) Foam interfacing

Notions and supplies:
(1) thumb lock
(1) 1” (25mm) swivel clasp (smaller, not chunky)
(4) 1” (25mm) D-rings
(4) purse feet
(1) 1.5” (38mm) O-ring
(2) 1.5” (38mm) slide
(2) 1.5” (38mm) swivel hooks
(2) 18mm magnetic snaps
(2) 1” (25mm) rectangle rings
(3) 7” (18 cm) zippers (#3)
(3) 4” (10 cm) wooden craft sticks OR (2) 6” (15 cm) sticks (also known as lollypop sticks or popsicle sticks)
(1) 24” (61 cm) double pull zipper (#4.5 or #5)
double-sided tape

OPTIONAL: 4 Rivets, HeatNBond iron-on adhesive, fabric glue such as Fabritac

Measurements:
Width: 9.75 inches (25 cm)
Height: 10.5 inches (27 cm)
Depth: 6.75 inches (17 cm)
Strap is either adjustable in the length of your choice.

SEWING EXPERIENCE: This is an advanced sewing pattern requiring previous bag making experience. If you’re an intermediate bag maker, the version of the bag without the train case (on the left in main photo) is considered intermediate. This is a longer project – expect your first bag to take between 6-8 hours.

PLEASE NOTE: This pattern is in ENGLISH.

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Blue Calla The Plumbago Organizer Pouch – Paper Pattern

The Plumbago Organizer Pouch has so many useful possibilities! It can be a sewing notion organizer, a craft/art supply pouch or even a first aid kit!

On the outside of the pouch is one zippered compartment with 2 mesh/clear vinyl pockets at the back and elastic loops to hold the items of your choosing. Elastic placement suggestions are provided for pens/markers but you can customize them to suit your needs.

Inside the pouch are 3 additional mesh/clear vinyl pockets, 1 zippered pocket as well as 1 large zipper compartment that acts as a divider for the interior of the pouch.

There is a metal frame within the bag that helps it stay open wide when unzipped.

You can customize this bag further by adding an extra zipper compartment on the back exterior or more mesh pockets inside, under the zipper pocket!

Included in this pattern:

  • a cutting chart
  • pattern pieces for most pieces minus smaller rectangular pieces
  • a free video tutorial (see link to the video below)
  • SVG cutting files (NOTE: You must log in to your account and download these files from your order)

SUPPLIES:

Exterior fabric:

1/2 yard Exterior 1 (44” W)
1/4 yard Exterior 2 (44” W)

Lining fabric:

2/3 yard Lining fabric (44” W)
22” W x 4 1/2” H Mesh or clear vinyl

Interfacing:

1 1/4 yard Fusible woven interfacing (45” W)
8 1/4” W x 3 3/4” H Firm Sew-In Interfacing (ex: Peltex)
1/2 yard Fusible Fleece (ex: Pellon Thermolam) (45” W)
6 1/4” W x 5” H Decovil Light

Notions and Supplies:

(1) set of rectangle shaped wire frames (approximate length: 8 1/2” X 2 1/4”) with 45 degree angles.***
(1) 15” zipper tape for main closure (#5)
(1) 16” double pull zipper tape for exterior pocket (#5)
(1) 11” zipper or zipper tape for interior divider pocket
(1) 9” zipper or 11” zipper tape for interior zipper pocket (#3)
20” of 1//2” wide elastic
(1) metal zipper end

OPTIONAL: 6” of 1” wide webbing for the handle

Other: Fabric glue (ex: Fabri-tac)

 

 

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Blue Calla The Tumbleweed Toiletry Tote – Paper Pattern

The Tumbleweed toiletry tote is a larger-sized bag, with two separate compartments and two top carry handles, making it perfect for organizing and carrying your toiletries and cosmetics while travelling.

The top zipper compartment has a softer body with a metal frame that allows it to open nice and wide, providing a clear view of the contents. Either a single or double pull zipper can be used for the closure, depending on personal preference.

Under the top compartment is a large train case with a zippered mesh compartment in the lid. The train case is more structured with foam interfacing so that it does not collapse under the weight of the top zipper compartment. A double pull zipper is highly recommended to make the train case easier to open and close.

SUPPLIES:

Exterior fabric: 

1/3 yd [0.3 m] quilt weight cotton/canvas (42” / 106 cm wide)
14” W x 12” H [35.6 cm x 30.5 cm] cork/vinyl

Lining fabric:

2/3 yd [0.6 m] quilt weight cotton (42” / 106 cm wide)
14” W x 7” H [35.6 cm x 17.8 cm] mesh

Interfacing:

2.5 yards [2.3 m] fusible woven interfacing (20” / 51 cm wide)
1/2 yd [0.46 m] foam interfacing (20” / 51 cm wide) *See Foam Interfacing Tip below
1/2 yd [0.46 m] fusible fleece (45” / 114 cm wide)
14” W x 11” H [35.6 cm x 28 cm] firm sew-in interfacing

Notions and supplies:

(1) set of rectangle shaped wire frames (dimensions: 10” X 3 1/2” [25.4 cm x 8.89 cm]) with 90 degree angles.
(2) metal zipper ends
(1) TRAIN CASE ZIPPER: 30” [76.2 cm] double pull zipper OR 29” [73.7 cm] zipper tape with double pulls (#5)
(1) TRAIN CASE ZIPPER POCKET: 12” [30.5 cm] zipper or zipper tape (dress zipper or handbag zipper will work)
(1) ZIPPER COMPARTMENT: 22” [55.9 cm] zipper or zipper tape (#5) (can be single or double pull) 

You will also need: 

Fabric glue or double-sided tape
Sewing needle for hand sewing
Small screwdriver

MEASUREMENTS: 12.75” W x 8.75” H x 6 3/8” D (32.4 cm x 22.2 cm x 16.2 cm)

SEWING EXPERIENCE: The tumbleweed is best suited for someone with intermediate bag making skills however there is a 3 part video tutorial below if you want to challenge yourself and learn new skills. The first bag will probably take you 6-8 hours depending on your sewing experience.

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