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This satchel pattern is broken down into steps that you can do in several sessions. Measurements are given in inches as well as metric. The finished bag has a zipper closure, four inside pockets, and four outside pockets. Two of the outside pockets have zipper closures. Finished bag - Outside dimensions: 15" (38cm) wide at the bottom, 10" (25.5cm) tall, and 6"(15.2cm) deep. Strap drop to top of bag (not to attachment) is 8" (20cm.) I have a customer who made this bag with longer straps for carrying on her shoulder, and it looks great.
-Main Fabric 3/4 yard (about 69cm)
-Lining Fabric 1 yard (about 92cm)
-Contrast Fabric or Leather/Suede/Vinyl ¼ yard (20cm)
(If not using a contrasting fabric, just add on 1/4 yard to your main fabric measurement.)
-Buckram or fairly stiff interfacing (like Craft Bond 808 by Peltex) 1.5 yards (1.4meters)
-Peltex 70 Ultra Firm Stabilizer piece 7" x 14.25" (18 x 11 cm)
-Lightweight cotton fabric for pocket lining 1 yard.
-Piping - I used Wrights Maxi Piping product #303 - 3 packages (6 yards needed) www.wrights.com
-3 zippers - 18" (45-46cm), 7" (18cm), and 3.25" (8cm)
-3/8" (1cm) wide elastic - 28" (71cm)
This pattern will work best done in a home decor weight fabric. Experienced seamstresses will certainly be able to adapt fabric and interfacing choice to work with lighter or upholstry weight fabrics.
Number of photos in the pattern: 45
Some of them are also diagrams. There is 1 additional diagram that is not also a photo.
12 page pattern
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First attempt at piping but the detailed instructions guided me through and I was surprised at how easy sewing it was. Overall this is not a pattern for beginners but well worth the effort as the end result is a great bag.
Brilliant pattern. Highly detailed, loads of can't go wrong! One of my favourite patterns :)
Love the results with this pattern. Made a diaper bag for a friend. I will warn that this is not a beginner pattern. I was glad I had some experience to draw on. Not quick and easy but you will end up with an amazing bag that will serve you well and looks proffessional.
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