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Extend-A-Handbag

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Author Northern Girl Stamper & Boutique - Shannon Hebert
Price $9.95
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The best bag to take on that shopping trip. While all your friends are struggling to hang on to their many bags yours will be all in your shopping bag with only one item left to hold.
Straps are long enough to hold on your shoulder when extended and still short enough when the bag is closed up to carry in your hand.
I chose not to use a zipper closier on this bag because I like the idea of not having to stop to unzip and place my items in and then zip it back up. I want to be able to just grab it and throw it into my bag. It is however secured in the middle with a ribbon and button closier.

Inside bottom also has a removable bottom sleeve to place chipboard in for durability. All can be machine washed

I designed the bag so that the lining is completed in stages so you would not see unfinished seams or have just one piece that would have to be bunches up when closed.

When unzipped the bag extends another 10"

Extend-A-Handbag is a PDF file with step by step illustrated instructions.

Dimensions of Extend-A-Handbag
22" width x 13" length closed
22" width x 22" length unzipped
base is 11.5 x 11.25

PLENTY OF ROOM

 

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*43 ½” separated zipper (I would recommend a heavy-duty metal zipper)
*1 yard of Canvas Fabric A for bottom section and lining
*2 yards of Canvas Fabric B for middle and upper sections
*Nylon handle
*Stabilizer or Cotton Batting
*Chip board
*Quilting rulers of various sizes (Optional)
*Sewing feet I used- Standard foot,
Overcast foot(I use this one for straight stiches along edges works great as a guide for a straight line)
*Zipper foot