The Mountain Saddle Bags are modelled after an actual leather saddle bag. It has some strapping detail to add a bit of interest. These will make up nicely in quilting cottons or tweed. They can be made in 2 sizes and feature a nicely shaped side gusset, a front flap with press lock closure, an adjustable shoulder strap, and an internal zipper pocket. The Decovil Light and foam stabilizer add nice structure to the bag and create a very professional finish.
The pattern is a fresh look at a classic bag shape, the saddle bag. It uses some stabilizers and hardware that might be new to you, but will be wonderful additions to help you create the firmness and shape often not provided in a beginner pattern. In the video, you’ll learn how to layout your fabric if you have a directional print, and some options and changes you can make if you have different interfacing and stabilizers available.
Cutting instructions provided for rotary cutter, ruler and mat to cut rectangular fabric pieces. There are pattern templates provided for rounded pieces. Pattern instructions are in both imperial & metric.
Watch the sew along video on Janelle’s Youtube channel for this bag here: