Mrs H – The Bowler Bag – Paper Pattern

Knock ’em down the The Bowler Bag! In a league of its own, this perfectly proportioned carryall pairs a striking structured shape with a soft silhouette. Functional and spacious, with pockets inside and out, The Bowler Bag will be right up your alley for both work and everyday use.

The Bowler Bag has top handles and a crossbody strap, so you can tote it as a handbag, or wear it on your shoulder.

The Bowler Bag is classified as an intermediate/advanced bag sewing pattern. It is written in English and has been thoroughly tested by a team of expert pattern testers

The Bowler Bag sewing pattern features comprehensive instructions, pattern pieces, and colour photographs.The paper pattern is an A5 booklet with printed pattern pieces.

The Bowler Bag has finished dimensions of 13.5″ x 10.5″ x 5.5″ (34cm x 26.5cm x 14cm).

 

What materials do I need?

Fabric:

  • 1 3/4 yd (1.6m) Outer
  • 1 x FQ Contrast
  • 1 yd (0.9m) Lining
  • 3 yd (2.75m) Medium weight interfacing (40″ or 90cm wide)
  • 18″ x 58″ (46cm x 148cm) Foam stabiliser
  • 1/3 yd (0.3m) Fusible Peltex or Vilene S520
  • 12″ x 4 3/4″ (30.5cm x 12cm) Bag Base (Plastic grid canvas)

Hardware:

  • (1) x 20″ (51cm) #5 zip for the top
  • (1) x 10″ (25.5cm) #3 zip for the zipped pocket or use longer and cut to size
  • (4) x bag feet
  • (25) double cap rivets plus setting tools
  • (4) x 1″ (2.5cm) Rectangle rings
  • (2) x 1″ (2.5cm) Triangle rings
  • (1) x 1.5″ (3.8cm) Triglide buckle
  • (2) x 1.5″ (3.8cm) Swivel clips

Tools:

  • Double sided basting tape
  • Zip foot
  • Walking foot
  • Duct tape
  • Scraps of stabiliser
  • Fray check
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Mrs H – The Button Lock Bag – Paper Pattern

This cute Button Lock Bag is a fun sew for advanced beginners/intermediate level bagmakers. The Button Lock Bag uses both darts and a narrow gusset to achieve a style that sits against your body comfortably, yet can carry a surprising amount! Inside you’ll find a zip pocket and a full width slip pocket.

MATERIALS NEEDED:

Fabric:

⅝ yd (0.5m) Exterior – Directional fabric may need more
⅝ yd (0.5m) Contrast – Directional fabric may need more
⅞ yd (0.8m) Lining
⅞ yd (0.75m) Foam stabiliser
1 ⅝ yd (1.5m) Medium weight interfacing
2″ x 2″ & 2″ x 1″ (5cm x 5cm & 5cm x 2.5cm) Scraps of Ultra-firm stabiliser (Decovil 1, Peltex, S520)

Hardware & Notions:

1 x Large “Button” Lock “Button” Lock
1 x 8″ (20cm) #3 Zipper – if using continuous zipper, cut to 10″ (25.5cm) long
2 x 1 ½” (3.8cm) ‘O’ Rings
1 x 1″ (25mm) Strap Slider
4 x (Optional) Medium Rivets
Double sided basting tape
Zip foot & Walking foot
Wonder clips
Fray check
Pinking shears
Strong glue to secure the lock

RECOMMENDED FABRICS: Please review the back of the pattern cover for recommended fabrics. Shop our selection of Cork Fabric or Faux Leather, for a designer finish. We also offer quality Interfacing and Stabilizers

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Mrs H – The Convertible Bag – Paper Pattern

The compact bag size of The Convertible Bag is perfect for errands or a day trip where you don’t want to haul around a giant bag.

Need your hands free? Use The Convertible Bag as a backpack by unclipping the strap from its top rings, threading the strap through the back ‘tunnel’ and re-clipping it to the bottom D-rings. Concerned about the safety of a backpack or want easy access to your bag? You can quickly switch the strap back to its crossbody style.

The Convertible Bag has multiple pockets, with internal zip and slip pockets, as well as a zip pocket on the back and a slip pocket on the front.

MATERIALS NEEDED:

1 1/8yd (1m) Outer fabric
1 1/8yd (1m) Lining fabric
1 x FQ Contrasting outer fabric for front pocket
5/8 yd (0.5m) Heavy stabiliser
1 5/8yd (1.5m) Medium weight interfacing
1 x 1 1/2″ (38mm) Thumb catch
1 x 1″ (25mm) Triglide buckle
2 x 1″ (25mm) Swivel lobster clips
4 x 3/4″ (20mm) D-rings
2 x 6″ (15cm) zips (can be cut down to size)

I’ve found a mistake!

This pattern does have some known errors.

Incorrect cutting information on some paper patterns: Please follow cutting out guide on first page of booklet. The errors are as follows: 1 – Pattern Piece D Flap: pattern piece should read “Cut 1 outer, cut 1 lining, cut 1 fusible fleece, cut 2 medium weight interfacing”; 2 – Pattern Piece G Back strap tunnel: pattern piece should read “Cut 1 outer or contrast, cut 1 medium weight interfacing”; 3 – Pattern Piece I Zip and slip pockets: pattern piece should read “Cut 1 outer, cut 2 lining, cut 3 medium weight interfacing”.
Paper Piece B Lining measurements: Some of the paper patterns have the measurements reversed on the cutting out page for Paper Piece B Lining. The correct measurements are 13″ x 12″ (33cm x 30cm). The paper pattern piece, label, and PDF patterns are all correct.
Material requirements: You may need 1 5/8yds (1.5m) of medium weight interfacing for this bag.

RECOMMENDED FABRICS: Please review the back of the pattern cover for recommended fabrics. Shop our selection of Cork Fabric or Faux Leather, for a designer finish. We also offer quality Interfacing and Stabilizers

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Mrs H – The Crossbody Bag – Paper Pattern

Originally designed for The Bag Retreat, the Crossbody Bag sewing pattern is a small shoulder bag with just enough storage for your essentials – purse, phone, keys, and sunglasses. As well as the central pocket, the bag has a shaped slip pocket and a hidden back pocket too, perfect for hiding away your phone or wallet.

The front flap of The Crossbody Bag is great for customising. Although the bag sewing pattern guides you through how to sew a quilt as you go French Braid, you could instead embroider or applique the flap, use another patchwork technique, or keep it simple with a feature fabric. Style The Crossbody Bag your way!

Try to choose fabrics which are not too thick. Fabrics such as upholstery fabrics and faux leather will be dependent on the strength of your sewing machine. At its thickest, you’ll be sewing through 8 layers of outer.

Fabric:

Scraps of co-ordinating fabric, at least 3 different patterns, you will need to cut (10) 2” x 8” (5cm x 20cm) and (1) 2” x 2” square
5/8 yd (0.5m) Outer
3/4 yd (0.6m) Lining (directional will need more)
1 1/8 yd (1m) Medium weight interfacing (40″ or 90cm wide)
1 x FQ Fusible fleece
9” x 10” (23cm x 25.5cm) Non fusible batting/thin foam stabiliser

Hardware:

(1) x 6″ (15cm) #3 zip for the zipped pocket or use longer and cut to size
(1) x 3/4″ (18mm) Slim magnetic snap
(2) x 1/2″ (1.2cm) Strap clip with D-Ring
(1) x 1/2″ (1.2cm) Triglide buckle
(4) x 9mm x 8mm Double cap rivets (Optional)

RECOMMENDED FABRICS: Please review the back of the pattern cover for recommended fabrics. Shop our selection of Cork Fabric or Faux Leather, for a designer finish. We also offer quality Interfacing and Stabilizers

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Mrs H – The Dainty Daytripper – Paper Pattern

The Dainty Daytripper is a multipurpose bag designed for adventure! Wear it as a backpack, if you need to keep your hands free, or lengthen the straps and use The Dainty Daytripper as a crossbody or shoulder bag.

The Dainty Daytripper is a beautifully bling-y bag, making good use of bag hardware. As well as the bag frame, the sewing pattern also calls for diamond strap anchors and rivets.

The front pocket of The Dainty Daytripper is the perfect size to show off fabric panels or for some embroidery. This bag has a zipped pocket and a hidden pocket on the front, as well as a zip pocket and a slip pocket inside.

 

Pattern Features

The Dainty Daytripper bag sewing pattern features comprehensive instructions, pattern pieces, and colour photographs. This bag sewing pattern uses a set of Emmaline internal wire frames and the instructions guide you through how to use the frames. We would advise reading through your sewing pattern before you begin making your bag.

The Dainty Daytripper bag sewing pattern is classified as an advanced beginner to intermediate level bag sewing pattern. It is written in UK English and has been thoroughly tested by a team of expert sewing pattern testers.

The paper pattern is an A5 booklet with printed pattern pieces.

The Dainty Daytripper bag has finished dimensions of 11″ x 13″ x 5″ (28cm x 33cm x 12.5cm).

A note about materials: at its thickest part you will be sewing through 6 layers plus 2 layers of foam stabiliser to form the bottom boxed corners. If you are using all faux leather / vinyl / cork, you may want to consider doing a swatch test before you begin.

Fabric:

  • 1 1/4 yard (1m) Outer Fabric
  • 1 1/4 yard (1m) Lining Fabric
  • 18″x36″ (46cm x 92cm) Foam Stabiliser
  • 2 3/4 yd (2.5m) Medium Weight Interfacing

Hardware:

  • 2 x 1″ (2.5cm) D or triangle rings
  • 2 x 1″ (2.5cm) swivel clasps
  • 4 x Diamond Strap Anchors
  • 1 x pair internal wire frames (Style A)
  • 1 x 18″ (46cm) double or single zip for the top zip (size 5)
  • 1 x 14″ (35.5cm) zip for the front pocket (size 3 or size 5)
  • 1 x 9″ (23cm) zip for lining pocket (size 3)
  • 2 x 1 1/4″ (3cm) triglide buckles/sliders (you can substitute these for 1″ (2.5cm) if needed)
  • 1 x 5/8″ (18mm) Slim Magnetic Snap
  • 12 x 8mm double cap rivets
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Mrs H – The Gentleman’s Wallet – Paper Pattern

The Gentleman’s Wallet features 4 card slots, 3 on the right, 1 on the left. It also has a clear vinyl ID pocket. Behind each set of card slots is a hidden slip pocket. And behind the card slots there’s a full width note holder and behind that another! That’s 2 full width pockets for all of your junk important things.

This sewing pattern is designed for fabrics! Quilting cottons, batiks, possibly a touch of canvas. This wallet was initially designed to be sewn in fabric, but many customers used their creativity and tried vegan leather, vinyl and even cork!

MATERIALS NEEDED:

Fabric:

2 FQ or 1/2yd (0.45m) for the lining & outer – Cottons are preferable. Avoid linens and very thick fabrics for the interior pockets.
1 x FQ Firm interfacing – Vilene H250 or Pellon 809
9 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ (23.5cm x 9.25cm) Extra firm interfacing – Decovil 1 or Peltex
4″ x 3″ (10cm x 7.75cm) – Clear vinyl

Tools:

Double sided basting tape
Walking foot
Hera marker
Iron & board
2 different colour washable pens

RECOMMENDED FABRICS: Please review the back of the pattern cover for recommended fabrics. Shop our selection of Cork Fabric or Faux Leather, for a designer finish. We also offer quality Interfacing and Stabilizers

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Mrs H – The Holey Mayole – Paper Pattern

The Holey Mayole bag sewing pattern is a great way to learn new techniques and skills.This stylish handbag features a faux double welt slip pocket, a zip pocket with facing and handles which slip strikingly through the ultra secure flap.

This modern bag is easy to customise. If you decide to make the flap without the hole, you can instead attach a crossbody strap to the sides and use this purse as a crossbody or shoulder bag, instead of as a handbag.

MATERIALS NEEDED:

Fabric:

1yd (0.9m) Outer
1/2yd (0.5m) Contrast
1yd (0.9m) Lining
1/2yd (0.5m) Foam Stabiliser
8” x 12” (21cm x 31cm) Fusible Fleece
2 1/2yd (2.25m) Medium Weight Interfacing – Based on 40” wide. Narrower will need more
8” x 12” (21cm x 31cm) Firm Interfacing (Peltex, Decovil 1 or Stiff Stuff)

Hardware:

1 x Tongue lock/Thumb Catch
6 x 8mm post x 9mm cap Double Cap Rivets
1 x 9” (23cm) zip for lining pocket (size 5)

Tools:

Double sided basting tape
Duct tape
Zip foot
Walking foot

RECOMMENDED FABRICS: Please review the back of the pattern cover for recommended fabrics. Shop our selection of Cork Fabric or Faux Leather, for a designer finish. We also offer quality Interfacing and Stabilizers

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Mrs H – The Hope Handbag – Paper Pattern

The essence of The Hope Handbag is style through simplicity – with a budget-friendly materials list, the use of skill building techniques to create structure, and lots of potential for customisation. The petite purse has small grab handles that are perfect for holding in your hand, and is an ideal size to carry as an every day bag. The finished dimensions of The Hope Handbag are 11 1/2″ wide x 9″ high x 5″ deep (29cm x 23cm x 12.5cm).

The Hope Handbag sewing pattern guides you through how to create faux rolled handles that nestle perfectly in your hand. Inside is a zip pocket and slip pocket, and the central space is secured by a top zip closure. If you already follow Mrs H, you’ll know that she’s usually a huge fan of using lots of blingy hardware, however with The Hope Handbag, she’s tried to keep the hardware list small. This past year has been a challenge for so many of us, and she wanted The Hope Handbag to be budget-friendly. Although The Hope Handbag is low on bling, it has a lovely large front panel to play with. You could fussy cut a feature fabric, use applique , or add a little embroidery.

Or, how about a patchwork panel for the front? During testing, Mrs H created a patchwork hack for the front panel, with the option to add a small slip pocket that is just the right size for a travel pass. If you’re purchasing the Hope Handbag direct from us, we’ll automatically add this bonus file to the downloads area of your account. If you’ve picked up your pattern from one of our lovely retailers, please click here to download the patchwork panel instructions for free:

 

Pattern Features

The Hope Handbag is classified as a beginner/advanced beginner level bag sewing pattern. It is written in UK English and has been thoroughly tested by a team of expert pattern testers

The Hope Handbag sewing pattern features comprehensive instructions, pattern pieces, and colour photographs.

The Hope Handbag has finished dimensions of 11 1/2″ wide x 9″ high x 5″ deep (29cm x 23cm x 12.5cm)

Fabric:

  • ½ yd (0.4m) Exterior – This pattern is not designed for use with thicker fabrics like canvas,vinyl etc.
  • ¾ yd (0.6m) Lining
  • 36” x 10” (91cm x 25.cm) Contrast
  • 2 yd (1.8m) Medium weight interfacing (40″ or 90cm wide)
  • ½ yd (0.4m) Foam Stabilizer (30” or 75cm wide)
Hardware
  • 10 ½” x 4” (27cm x 10cm) Bag base such as plastic canvas or a thin chopping mat
  • (1) x 12″ (30.5cm) #5 zip for the top (If using continuous zip, use 14” (35.5cm) of tape.)
  • (1) x 9″ (23cm) #3 zip for the zipped pocket or use longer and cut to size
  • (1) x Metal Zip End
  • (4) 12mm – 14mm Bag feet
Tools & Notions
  • Double sided basting tape
  • Zip foot
  • Walking foot
  • Fray Check
  • Pressing Cloth
  • Pinking Shears
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Mrs H – The Jangles Anchor Bag – Paper Pattern

The Jangles Anchor Bag is a stylish and modern handbag, with a structured feel and plenty of bag bling! It’s perfect for tucking under your arm as you shop or while out with friends or family. With a zipped central divider, a zip pocket and slip pocket, it’s great for helping to organise all the things you need to carry with you. And the space between the zip bridge and the top of the bag is just the right size to carry a folded umbrella!

The Jangles Anchor Bag sewing pattern is a great pattern for learning new bagmaking techniques. Not only will you use gorgeous hardware, you’ll also learn how to insert a zipped central divider and how to make closed end straps. The bag pattern also includes instructions for a zip pocket and a slip pocket, as well as instructions for an optional cross-body strap.

This handbag sewing pattern is a great opportunity to experiment with how to use bag hardware to add bling, as it guides you through how to use zips as piping, and how to use the eye-catching Strap Anchors that help give this bag its structured feel.

MATERIALS NEEDED:

Fabric:

1yd (0.9m) Outer
1yd (0.9m) Lining
36″ x 14″ (91cm x 36cm) Foam Stabiliser
3yd (2.75m) Medium Weight Interfacing

Hardware:

4 x Strap Anchors (Long John or Diamond)
1 x 8″ (20cm) #3 Zip
2 x 12″ (30.5cm) #5 Zip
1 x Metal Zip End
4 x 5/16″ (8mm) post Rivets for handles

Optional Hardware:

1 x 22″ (56cm) #5 Zip for Zip Piping, or 2 x 11″ (28cm) #5 Zips
12 x 5/16″ (8mm) post Rivets for use with Long John Strap Anchors OR 16 x 5/16″ (8mm) post Rivets for use with Diamond Strap Anchors

Optional Cross Body Strap:

60″ x 4″ (152cm x 10cm) Cross Body Strap Fabric
2 x 1″ Swivel Clips
1 x 1″ Triglide Ring
2 x 1/2″ D-Ring

RECOMMENDED FABRICS: Please review the back of the pattern cover for recommended fabrics. Shop our selection of Cork Fabric or Faux Leather, for a designer finish. We also offer quality Interfacing and Stabilizers

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Mrs H – The Loopy Lou – Paper Pattern

Originally designed for The Bag Retreat, the Loopy Lou bag sewing pattern was created with beginners in mind. The Loopy Lou has a long strap, so that you can use it as a shoulder bag, as well as short handles at the top of the bag to let you carry it as a tote bag. Inside The Loopy Lou you’ll find a slip pocket as well as a zip pocket, ideal for organising your belongings!

The Loopy Lou has finished dimensions of 12″ wide by 13″ high by 4″ deep (30.5cm x 33cm x 10cm).

Fabric:

  • 1 yd (0.9m) Outer
  • 1/2 yd (0.5m) Lining (directional will need more)
  • 1 3/4 yard (1.6m) Medium weight interfacing (40″ or 90cm wide)
  • 20″ x 36″ (51cm x 92cm Foam stabiliser

Hardware

  • 1 x 8″ (20cm) #3 zip for the zipped pocket, or use longer and cut to size
  • 1 x 3/4″ (18mm) slim Magnetic snap
  • 2 x 1 1/2″ (3.8cm) Round ‘O’ rings
  • 2 x 1″ (2.5cm) Swivel hooks
  • 1 x 1″ (2.5cm) Triglide buckle
  • 10 x 9mm x 8mm double cap rivets (Optional)

Notions:

  • Double-sided basting tape
  • Zip foot
  • Walking foot
  • Fray check
  • Pressing cloth
  • Pinking Shears
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Mrs H – The Morgan Messenger Bag – Paper Pattern

How many layers of security do you need in a bag? We think the Morgan Messenger Bag has you covered! The front flap covers a secure top zipper (except for the hidden slip pocket tucked under the flap), and many … Read More

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Mrs H – The Nappy Bag – Paper Pattern

This practical Nappy Bag has two short shoulder straps and one detachable long strap which can be used cross body or as a shoulder strap. Ideal for grabbing and going in a hurry!

The Nappy Bag is packed with pockets! The large front pocket is closed with a magnetic snap sealed flap and the sewing pattern contains instructions for adding two optional hooks in this pocket, perfect for keys or keeping dummies to hand. The full-width back pocket is closed with hook and loop tape and conceals a hidden zipped pocket.

The interior of the Nappy Bag also boasts an impressive array of pockets including a zipped pocket for personal items, 4 elasticated slip pockets and 2 elasticated bottle holders. Add these to the outer pockets and the elasticated outer side pockets, and you’ll be able to fit enough in for even the most awkward nappy/diaper changes.

This versatile bag is big enough to hold multiple items without the usual changing bag look. Many of the testers have also chose to make additional bags as travel/overnight bags showing just how multi-purpose this pattern is! The Nappy Bag is also an ideal gift for baby showers and expectant parents, or a great, satisfying sew to make for yourself.

MATERIALS NEEDED:

Fabrics:

1 1/8yd (1m) Outer fabric
1yd (0.9m) Contrast outer fabric
2yd (1.75m) Lining fabric
1 1/8yd (1m) Foam stabiliser
3 1/4yd (3m) Medium weight interfacing

Hardware/notions:

35 1/2″ (0.9m) Length of piping
43 1/4″ (1.1m) Length of elastic 1/4″ (0.6cm) wide
1 x 22″ (56cm) #5 Zip, double or single
2 x 8″ (20cm) #3 Zips
1 x magnetic snap
2 x 1″ (2.5cm) D rings
2″ (5cm) length of 3/42 (2cm) wide length of hook and loop tape
1 x 1 1/2″ (4cm) Triglide buckle
2 x 1 1/2″ (4cm) Swivel lobster clips

Optional:

6 x 3/8″ (1cm) rivets
Optional keychains or dummy clips:

For one: 1 x 3/4″ (2cm) swivel hook and 5″ (12.5cm) of 3/4″ (2cm) grosgrain ribbon
For two: 2 x 3/4″ (2cm) swivel hook and 9″ (22cm) of 3/4″ (2cm) grosgrain ribbon

I’ve found a mistake!

Paper Patterns
Piece I – Zipped Pockets: The cutting out instructions in the booklet say ‘Cut 2 lining’ while the instructions on the pattern piece say ‘Cut 2 outer’. Please cut 2 of your preferred fabric, either outer or lining.
Tabs: Please ensure these are 3.5 inches long before cutting out

RECOMMENDED FABRICS: Please review the back of the pattern cover for recommended fabrics. Shop our selection of Cork Fabric or Faux Leather, for a designer finish. We also offer quality Interfacing and Stabilizers

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Mrs H – The Ring Sling – Paper Pattern

Mrs H designed The Ring Sling as her perfect everyday bag. This bag is the ideal size to sit on your hip or under your arm, depending on whether you prefer a cross-body or shoulder bag. And, with four outer pockets as well as a slip pocket and zipped pocket inside the bag, it can carry a surprising amount!

The Ring Sling bag is cleverly constructed to reduce cutting time and maximise stability. Through the off-set seams the bag has stability with very little stabiliser needed. In fact, if you’re using faux leather, you may wish to omit the stabiliser altogether!

This bag sewing pattern works best with non-directional fabrics, due to the off-set seams. The outer seams are in the centre front with the lining seams on each side edge.

The Ring Sling is classified as a beginner bag sewing pattern. It is written in UK English and has been thoroughly tested by a team of expert pattern testers, including beginner bagmakers.

The Ring Sling bag has finished dimensions of 12″ x 10″ x 5″ (30.5cm x 25.5cm x 12.5cm).

Fabric:

  • 1 yd (0.9m) Outer – Non directional is best
  • 1/2 yd (0.5m) Pocket Contrast – Non directional is best
  • 1 yd (0.9m) Lining
  • 3 yd (2.75m) Medium weight interfacing (40″ or 90cm wide)
  • 3/4 yd (0.7m) Fusible Fleece

Hardware:

  • (1) x 12″ (30.5cm) #5 zip for the top (If using continuous zip use 16″ (40.6cm) of tape)
  • (1) x 10″ (25.5cm) #3 zip for the zipped pocket or use longer and cut to size
  • (2) x 1 1/2″ (3.8cm) Round ‘O’ rings
  • (1) x 1″ (2.5cm) Triglide buckle
  • (1) x Metal Zip End
  • (6) x 9mm x 8mm double cap rivets (Optional)

Tools:

  • Double sided basting tape
  • Zip foot
  • Walking foot
  • Fray Check
  • Pressing Cloth
  • Pinking Shears

 

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Mrs H – The Awesome Oval Bag – Paper Pattern

Looking for a classic shape bag with a modern twist? Introducing The Awesome Oval Bag from Sewing Patterns by Mrs H – the perfect bucket bag for your next adventure!   Dimensions 10″ wide x 9″ height x 6 1/2″ … Read More

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Mrs H – The Sophisticated Sling – Paper Pattern

The Sophisticated Sling is quick, light on hardware, low on expensive supplies and exceptionally stylish. This beginner bag pattern includes a simple zip pocket on the inside and is secured with an oval flip lock on the outside. Make one … Read More

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Mrs H – The Studio Backpack – Paper Pattern

New from Sewing Patterns by Mrs H – The Studio Backpack! With a modern design and clean lines, The Studio Backpack would make a great work bag, school bag or everyday bag.

The Studio Backpack uses a lot of bag bling. The adjustable backpack straps are fixed to the Studio using strap tabs securely attached (and riveted for extra security!) to O-rings at the top of the bag.

Short strap handles also affixed through the O-rings give you another set of options for carrying your beautiful bag. Depending on the length you choose to make your strap handles, you could also carry The Studio on your shoulder, in the crook of your elbow, or as a tote in your hand – when you’re not wearing it as a backpack, of course!

No surprise – this design is packed with pockets! On the outside, two large slip pockets that are ideal for showing off fabric panels, or customising with embroidery, patchwork or a little extra bag bling. Inside, under a secure top zipper closure, there’s a lovely large central space, zipper pocket, and slip pockets.

Designed for adventurous beginner bagineers, The Studio Backpack bag sewing pattern includes a lot of different bagmaking skills, with comprehensive instructions to guide you through as you learn these useful techniques.

For more experienced bagineers, The Studio Backpack offers excellent opportunities for customisation. You could play with patchwork, quilting or embroidery with the large outer panels, experiment with different types of hardware, or even add (even more) pockets! If you’re new to adapting bag designs to fit your style, we recommend picking up a copy of Mrs H’s Complete Bag Making Masterclass

 

Pattern Features

The Studio Backpack bag sewing pattern features comprehensive instructions, pattern pieces, and colour photographs.

The Studio Backpack bag sewing pattern is classified as an advanced beginner to intermediate level bag sewing pattern. It is written in UK English and has been thoroughly tested by a team of expert sewing pattern testers.

The Studio Backpack bag has finished dimensions of 12″ wide x 11.5″ high x 5″ deep (30cm x 29cm x 12.5cm)

 

What materials will I need for this bag?

Fabric:

  • 2/3 yard (0.6m) Exterior
  • 1 1/3 yard (1.2m) contrast
  • 1 yard (0.9m) lining

Hardware:

  • 1 x 14″ (35.5cm) #5 zip (cut continuous zip 16″ (41cm))
  • 1 x 10″ (25.5cm) #3 zip (cut continuous zip 12″ (30cm))
  • 4 x 1/2″ (12mm) purse feet
  • 2 x Slim 3/4″ (18mm) magnetic snaps or 1 Slim 3/4″ (18mm) magnetic snap & 1 Half moon magnetic snap
  • 4 x 1 1/2″ (3.8cm) O rings
  • 4 x 1 1/4″ (2cm) rectangle rings
  • 2 x 1 1/4″ (2cm) Strap sliders
  • 14 x Medium Rivets: 3/8″ Caps x 5/16″ Post (9mm x 8mm)
  • 11″ x 4 1/4″ (28cm x 11.5cm) bag base or thin cutting mat
  • 1 x 2″ x 1/2″ (5cm x 1.2cm) scrap of foam stabiliser

Supplies:

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Mrs H – The Supernova Satchel – Paper Pattern

The Super Nova Satchel has hidden strap connectors that are secured with rivets. The straps can be made double-sided (so with a different fabric each side, or vinyl on one side and fabric on the other), and there are two different handle lengths to choose between.

The diagonal zipper paired with the snaps helps to keep your Super Nova Satchel secure while you’re out and about. A bonus from using a diagonal zipper is that the zipper is longer than the bag width! This means that you’re able to see far more than a traditional zip top because you can open the zip into a square and see the inside fully, making it easier to quickly pop things in and out of your Super Nova when it is open.

The Super Nova Satchel has a large pocket on the front and back panels that you can leave undivided, or divide if you prefer to have multiple pockets. Dividing one of the large pockets into three sections has been most popular with bagineers so far! Inside is a zip pocket, a slip pocket, a full-width slip pocket, and a beautifully large central space.

At the bottom of the Super Nova Satchel you’ll be adding a bag base (we like to use cheap plastic cutting boards from our local homewares store!) and bag feet. The outer base of the Super Nova Satchel curves gently up the sides of the bag. These features give a lovely sturdy base to your bag, as well as helping to protect the contents of your bag from the elements.

And, the sewing pattern includes instructions and pattern pieces for two sizes of bag! With all these features, this is a great customisable bag sewing pattern that you can adapt to fit your needs!

 

 

Pattern Features

The Super Nova Satchel is classified as an advanced bag sewing pattern. It is written in UK English and has been thoroughly tested by a team of expert pattern testers

 

The Super Nova Satchel comes in 2 sizes. The small measures 10″ x 7″ x 8.5″ (25.5cm x 18cm x 22cm). The large measures 13″ x 9″ x 11″ (33cm x 23cm x 28cm)

 

What materials do I need?

Both:

  • 4 x 1/2″ (12mm) domed purse feet
  • 2 x Slim 3/4″ (18mm) magnetic snaps
  • 4 x 1″ (25mm) rectangle rings
  • 8 x Medium Rivets: 3/8″ Caps x 5/16″ Post (9mm x 8mm) – Note: these are not optional
  • 1 x 7″ (18cm) #3 zip (cut continuous zip 9″ (23cm))
  • 4 x 1″ x 1″ (2.5cm x 2.5cm) scraps of foam stabiliser

Small size requirements:

  • (1) x 10″ (25.5cm) #5 zip (cut continuous zip 12″ (30.5cm))
  • 9 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ (24cm x 16.5cm) bag base or thin cutting mat
  • 3/4 yd (0.75m) exterior
  • 1/2 yd (0.5m) contrast
  • 3/4 yd (0.75m) lining
  • 11″ x 26 3/4″ (28cm x 68cm) foam stabiliser
  • 9 1/2″ x 25 1/4″ (24cm x 64cm) decovil light
  • 12″ x 27″ (30.5cm x 69cm) fusible fleece
  • 2 1/4 yd (2m) medium weight fusible interfacing 1yd (90cm) wide, narrower will need more.

Large size requirements:

  • (1) x 14″ (35.5cm) #5 zip (cut continuous zip 16″ (40.5cm))
  • 11 1/2″ x 8″ (29cm x 20cm) bag base or thin cutting mat
  • 1 1/8 yd (1m) exterior
  • 2/3 yd (0.6m) contrast
  • 1 1/8 yd (1m) lining
  • 13″ x 34″ (33cm x 86.5cm) foam stabiliser
  • 11 1/2″ x 32 1/2″ (29cm x 83cm) decovil light
  • 14″ x 35″ (35.5cm x 89cm) fusible fleece
  • 3 1/4 yd (3m) medium weight fusible interfacing 1yd (90cm) wide, narrower will need more.

You will also need the following:

  • Double sided basting tape
  • Zip foot & Walking foot
  • Wonder clips
  • Fray check
  • Pressing cloth
  • Pinking Shears
  • Duct tape
  • Chalk marker/erasable pen
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