I’m very excited to show off my latest bag pattern, which just happens to be FREE! You can find the pattern right now on Sew Mama Sew right here! This bag was made using my line of fabric for Art Gallery Fabrics called Jungle Ave., which is due out in shops in June.
I occasionally get requests to design a small bag – since I am a large (fabric) print girl, I’m always trying to design larger bags that can accommodate large-scale prints. Well, if you have been waiting on a small bag from me, this is the one. I think you will have a lot of fun making this one!
This small bag will allow you to try out several fun bag-making techniques; adding a metal twist lock, using piping in a bag, making darts, and adding elastic pockets. Use your favorite print and combine it with a coordinating solid to make your fabric pop!
Finished Size: 11” long x 7” tall
Supplies Needed to Make the Bag
- 1 fat quarter or 1/4 yard of Exterior Fabric
- 1/2 yard of solid fabric for the straps/accents
- 1/2 yard of Lining Fabric
- 2 yards of 20” wide Pellon SF-101 Shape Flex fusible woven interfacing (or light-weight fusible interfacing)
- 1/4 yard of By Annie’s Soft and Stable, available at local quilt shops or on-line
- (Soft and Stable is a 1/8” thick, foam sew-in interfacing; one of my testers also recommends automotive headliner fabric in place of the Soft and Stable; you can also substitute a needled fleece fusible interfacing for the Soft and Stable, such as Pellon #TP971F Thermolam Plus fusible interfacing)
- Small metal twist lock (mine was 1-1/4” x 3/4”) – a 1/2” magnetic snap may be substituted for the metal twist lock
- Fabric glue (for use with the twist lock, if needed)
- Two metal swivel clips (with opening of 3/4” or 1” wide)
- Two d-rings OR rectangle rings (with opening of 3/4” or 1” wide)
- 1 yard of 6/32” cotton cording
- 2/3 yard of 1/4” knit elastic
Here are some other images of my bag so you can hopefully see all of the great details!
In the lining, there are elastic pockets, which are divided into 4 segments; plenty of storage space for all your essentials.
Well, I hope you enjoyed the pictures, and hope you love this bag! If you’d like to download the FREE pattern, head on over to Sew Mama Sew!