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Swoon Dottie Vintage Bag

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Author Swoon Sewing Patterns
Price $5.95
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by C. Penaloza
on October 25th, 2016

“An awesome pattern. Well written and great illustrations.”

The Dottie Vintage Bag is a retro-inspired handbag (or shoulder bag depending on the handle length you choose) that is great the way it is, or easily modifiable for the advanced sewer. This pattern is a great way to practice making your own piping. The lining includes a small zippered pocket, and a large main compartment. There are tips included to make this into an insulated lunch bag or vanity bag for your cosmetics. So many possibilities with Dottie!


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1/2 yard 44” wide quilting weight exterior fabric
1/2 yard 44” wide quilting weight contrasting fabric
1/2 yard 44” wide quilting weight lining fabric
2 1/2 yards 4/32” cotton cording (or premade piping)
1 yard stiff fusible interfacing (Pellon Craft-fuse 808)
1 yard woven fusible interfacing (Pellon Shapeflex SF101)
1/2 yard fusible fleece (Pellon Thermolam Plus TP971F)
Two 7” lengths of 1/4” flexible vinyl tubing (outer diameter)
14” all-purpose zipper
6” all-purpose zipper

by C. Penaloza
on October 25th, 2016

An awesome pattern. Well written and great illustrations.

by clanderson1026
on January 26th, 2015

Took me a minute but I completed it and it is lovely!

by Kristy'sCraftyCloset
on November 1st, 2014

Great little bag. Instructions are well written and easy to follow. I had some isssues with the piping, but that was more user error than the pattern/directions. This is not a beginner pattern. But none the less a GREAT bag.

by Pressnell, Korie
on June 21st, 2014

Such a cute bag! I modified the lining, added small pockets, and padded the exterior pieces to transform this into a super cute carrying case for my essential oils