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Emmaline – The Laney Jane Bag – Paper Pattern


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The Laney-Jane Bag is a vintage inspired structured bag, designed with a beginner to advanced bag maker in mind. The interesting construction methods, hanging zipper pocket divider, and turning method are implemented to help make a heavily stabilized bag without the need of specialized machines and handcrafting techniques. This allows us to create a quick and easy stabilized bag using a domestic machine and the supplies most of us already have!

Although instructions are geared towards both heavier fabric and quilting cottons, only advanced level bag makers with heavy duty domestic machines should use faux leather or vinyl in their bag. Bag makers that are new to sewing should start with a quilting cotton version.

++ This is the PRINTED PAPER version.

++ Instructions are in English only.

*** You are purchasing a Printed Paper sewing pattern only, not the finished product. This item will be shipped to you.***

  • This pattern is suitable for an intermediate to advanced sewer.  Beginner bag makers with sewing experience could easily make this bag using our sew-along video for reference.
  • Width at Bottom – 12″ (30 cm)
  • Width at Top – 10 1/2″ (27 cm)
  • Height – 8″ (20 cm)
  • Depth at Base – 3 3/4″ (9.5 cm)

(Yardages are approximate. More fabric may be required if pattern matching or using directional print.). **HINT: Refer to the first 5-minutes of the video for fabric and stabilizer recommendations and options available to you.          

  • Exterior Fabric:  ¾ yd./0.75 m
    • Beginner to Advanced – Light woven fabric such as quilting cotton. [44” wide (112 cm)]
    • Advanced Level Only – Faux leather or vinyl. [54” wide (137 cm)]
  • Lining Fabric:  ¾ yd./0.75 m
    • Light woven fabric such as quilting cotton. [44” wide (112 cm)]
  • Fusible Interfacing
    • Light or Medium weight fusible woven cotton interfacing. [20” wide (51 cm)]
      • ½ yd./2.5 m – If Exterior is light woven fabric such as quilting cotton, & Lining is quilting cotton.
      • 1 ¼ yd./1.25 m – If Exterior is faux leather or vinyl, & Lining is quilting cotton.
  • Stabilizers:
    • 1 ¼ yd./1.25 m
      • Preferred: Decovil (Regular/Heavy) PL526 Fusible stabilizer. [17” wide (43 cm)]
      • Substitutions: Fusible Pellon Peltex 71F
    • 12″ x 14″ (30 x 35 cm)
      • Optional: (In addition to Decovil) Non-Fusible Foam (ByAnnie’s Soft & Stable, Bosal In-R-Form)
  • Fusible Fleece:
    • Pellon Thermolam Plus Fusible Fleece TP971. [46” wide (117 cm)]
      • ½ yd./0.5 m – If Exterior is light woven fabric such as quilting cotton.
      • Not Required – If Exterior is faux leather or vinyl.
  • (1) x 7” (18 cm) Zipper for the internal hanging zipper pocket (#3 nylon all-purpose zipper, 1” wide, non-separating) – You can buy a longer zipper, or 7” (18 cm) of #3 zipper by the yard if preferred because it will be trimmed down.
  • (10) x Medium Rivets: 3/8″ Caps x 5/16″ Post (9 mm x 8 mm) – IMPORTANT: These are not optional. You may have to adjust the size up or down, depending on the thickness of the material.
  • (1) x 3/4” (18 mm) Strap Slider (A Wide Mouth Strap Slider is recommended for faux leather, or vinyl straps.)
  • (2) x 3/4” (18 mm) D-Rings
  • (1) x Rectangular Turn Lock [1-1/2″ (38 mm) wide x 1″ (25 mm) high] OR (1) x 18 mm Magnetic Snap (A differently shaped turn lock can be used if desired.)
  • (2) x 3/4” (18 mm) Swivel Snap Hooks
  • (4) x 3/8” (10 mm) or 9/16” (14 mm) Purse Feet
  • (2) x 3/4” (18 mm) Strap Ends for the handle and
  • Optional: (2) x 3/4” (18 mm) Strap Ends (For the shoulder strap.)
  • Optional: (1) Metal Edge Trim: Style B – Medium Pointed or (1) Metal Edge Trim: Style D – Curved (Choose this depending on which flap style you choose, or you can make the bag with no metal trim.)
  • Rotary Cutting Tool, Cutting Mat, and Large Ruler
  • Zipper foot, and Walking foot (Quilting foot, Even Feed, or Dual Feed attachment) for your sewing machine
  • Clear, fast drying, quick tack glue for metal and fabric – Such as E6000
  • Mini screwdriver set with a Phillips head driver
  • Rivet setting tools for 9 mm Double-Cap Rivets, or a Rivet Press. Found at emmalinebags.com
  • 3/8” (10 mm) wide Be Creative double-sided tape and 1/4” (6 mm) Washaway Wonder Tape