Coalition Bag



This pattern comes in two different sizes – the handbag size is perfect to sling across your arm, and the duffle will make a great medium-sized overnight bag. Unique handle tabs and top zip closure that continues through the top and sides of the bag make this a stand-out!

The pdf pattern includes 13 pages of sewing instructions, complete with 39 step-by-step color photos.

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Finished Size:

  • handbag – 13-1/2” long x 8-1/2” tall x 6” deep (34.3cm x 21.6cm x 15.2cm)
  • duffle – 20” long x 11-1/2” tall x 10” deep (50.8cm x 29cm x 25.4cm)




    • 3/4 yard (0.7 metre) of Exterior Fabric for handbag size (quilting cotton) OR 1-1/2 yard (1.4 metre) for duffle size
    • 1 yard (0.9 metre) of Lining Fabric
    • 1 yard (0.9 metre) of solid fabric (quilting cotton or leather) for straps and accents
    • 2/3 yard (0.7 metre) of foam interfacing (By Annie’s Soft and Stable, Pellon Flex Foam, Bosal In-R-Form, or automotive headliner; if using Flex Foam, it is only 20” wide so please purchase 2 yards)
    • 3 yards (2.75 metres) of 20” wide Pellon SF-101 Shape Flex fusible woven interfacing (or medium-weight fusible interfacing)
    • 1/6 yard (0.2 metre) of Pellon #71 Peltex fusible ultra-firm interfacing
    • Four 1” (2.5cm) wide metal rectangles
    • handbag zipper – 20” or 24” (60cm) for handbag -OR- 26” or 30” (70cm) for duffle


    For optional side strap:

    • Two 3/4” (1.9cm) d-rings
    • 1-1/2” (3.8cm) metal slider
    • Two swivel clips with 1-1/2” (3.8cm) opening

    Optional false bottom: 1 sheet of plastic cross stitch template and foam core board (in the school supply section)
    Optional: if using cotton fabric for accents, I highly recommend 1/2” (1.3cm) wide Wonder Under or basting tape (2 yards)


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Additional information

Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 6 x 9 x .5 in
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