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“While the bag has not been made yet, pre-reading the instructions indicate that the detailed directions will simplify the construction. Logical assembly too!”
A vintage-inspired carry-all that Includes a zipper, piping (piping isnt as difficult as it looks), and two large pocket panels (one large pocket on the outside and 2 small ones on the inside). This is great for a short day or weekend trip, an airline carry-on, or just as a large purse. This would also make a great kid's overnight bag!
You MAY sell bags you make with this pattern.
Bags produced with this pattern MAY be resold. The images, instructions and pattern itself may not be reused. Copyright Paco Bean 2013.
2 yards exterior fabric, home decor weight, 54" width
1 yard interior fabric, home decor weight, 54" width
4 yards 6/32" cotton cording
2 yards Pellon Craftfuse or medium weight interfacing of choice
2 yards fusible Pellon Peltex, 71F
24" all-purpose zipper
I purchased this pattern in September and have finally just gotten around to making it. I bought the pattern with the intention of making a few adaptations to make this a camera bag. The pattern was pretty easy to follow and I am really pleased with how the bag turned out. I used 1/2" foam instead of peltex on the sides and bottom and put two pockets on the outside rather than one outside and one inside. I sewed velcro along the inside pieces before assembling the bag to I can attach inserts for my lenses and flash. Also, I added two inches to the depth so it's now 6" rather than 4". My only complaint would be the amount of hand sewing required/expected to attach the lining to the exterior. I HATE hand sewing and used the machine to sew as much as possible. If I had known the amount of hand sewing that was in the instructions I may have kept looking. BUT - as I said before, I am very pleased with the bag I made, it is just what I was wanting, but couldn't pay $200+ for!
While the bag has not been made yet, pre-reading the instructions indicate that the detailed directions will simplify the construction. Logical assembly too!
Illustrated nicely. Clear instructions. Good pattern.