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The Genevieve comes with instructions to make 3 versions!
It is super charming with its piped details and loads of pockets OR make it simple and leave out the piping for a quick and easy project!
Choose from two flap shapes!
Complete with an adjustable strap, Genevieve closes with a magnetic snap and has a large slip pocket under the flap along with a smaller slip pocket for your mobile phone.
Two interior slip pockets, a pen pocket and an interior zipper pocket to keep your valuables secure complete the ensemble!
It's a great weekend project that is MUCH easier to complete than it looks!
Optional: Simply add some rivets for a really professional look!
Finished size = Approx. 36cm (14") X 28cm (11") X 7.6cm (3")
The Genevieve pattern comes with TWO Levels of difficulty!
Choose from Plain with no piping, Regular flap with piping or Shaped flap!
The pdf pattern for the Genevieve messenger style handbag/purse has 53 pages of instructions which include 100 step by step colour photos.
There are 3 photos of the finished bag, printing instructions and test squares to check scale. 13 Pattern pieces are included as are measurements for both Metric and Imperial!
Rated basic or Intermediate, depending on which version you choose to make!
PLUS a TEXT ONLY version of the instructions 11 pages) comes bundled with your pattern for printing purposes, should you not need or wish to print all of the photos! Simply refer to your electronic versions for photos if needed! Saves on ink!
*Exterior fabric: 90 cm (1 yard) of 112cm (44") wide fabric.
*Lining fabric: 100 cm (39.5") of 112cm (44") wide fabric.
*Optional Piping - make your own - Fabric: 50cm (20") of 112cm (44") wide fabric OR purchase readymade - 6m (234").
*Fusible Interfacing: Light-mid weight - 90 cm (1 yard) of 112cm (44") wide interfacing.
*Fusible Fleece - 45cm (18") I have used Vilene H640. A suitable alternative would be Pellon TP971F Fusible Thermolam Plus or Bosal Fusible Fleece.
*Small amount of Peltex or other firm support material, for Base - 28cm X 6.3cm (11" X 2½").
*Matching thread (I use Gutermann Polyester).
*1 X 23cm (9") zipper to match lining fabric for the inside pocket.
*1 X 18mm magnetic catch.
*2 X 3.2cm (1¼") Inner Diameter oval or rectangular rings.
*1 X 3.2 (1¼") Slider.
*Optional Rivets - 10 X 6mm (¼") double capped rivets or larger if you have used a heavier weight fabric.
The Ellen’s Esplanade is the perfect day project or a great design to Sew & Sell or whip up and give as a gift! Featuring two handy exterior side slip pockets for phone and keys with the main compartment closing with a recessed zipper. Inside you will find a spacious interior which includes a zipper pocket.
Make your bag from all fabrics or a combination of fabric and vinyl or pleather or cork.
Finished size: Approx. 38cm W (at the top recessed zipper) X 29cm H X 14cm D
(15” W (at the top recessed zipper) X 11 ½” H X 5 ½” D)
The Epiphany will be a stylish addition to your handbag collection. Featuring a front slip pocket for your phone or keys, a back zipper pocket and a recessed zipper closure. The spacious interior features 2 slip pockets, a pleated pocket and a pen pocket one side. Plus you can choose to add another zippered pocket to the other side if you wish!
The base of your bag sports bag feet to protect your bag from dirt and wear. The bag also features optional side Grommets with Gate Rings which will allow you to add an optional removable adjustable crossbody strap, secured via detachable hooks. Lots of gorgeous hardware (optional) and topstitching make this a very professionally finished bag. You will be the envy of your friends! Why not make them one too!
Approx. size: W 35.5cm X H 28cm X D 14cm (W 14” X H 11” X D 5 ¼”)
The pattern for The Epiphany has a full requirements list with suggestions on where to obtain your hardware, 46 pages of comprehensive instructions which include 104 step by step colour photos.
There are printing instructions and test squares to check your scale. Cutting measurements are provided PLUS 19 Pattern pieces are included - YOU choose which you prefer to use! (Except where a pattern piece is required such as for a shaped piece!)
PLUS a TEXT ONLY version of the instructions (12 pages) comes bundled with your pattern for printing purposes, should you not need or wish to print all of the photos! Simply refer to your electronic versions for photos if needed! Saves on ink!
*Main fabric: 90cm (1 yard) of 112cm (44”) wide fabric
*Contrast fabric: 90cm (1 yard) of 112cm (44”) wide fabric
*Lining fabric: 70cm (¾ yard) of 112cm (44”) wide fabric
The Daryl’s Drive is the perfect weekend project or a great design to Sew & Sell! Featuring a wonderfully uncluttered exterior perfect for showcasing your favourite fabric or embroidery design.
The exterior also features a handy quick access phone pocket inconspicuously located in the seam at the back of the bag.
Inside you will find a spacious interior which includes a zipper pocket, a pen pocket and two slip pockets.
Make your bag from all fabrics for the easiest sew or a combination of fabric and vinyl or pleather for something a little more challenging. Choose from making your own strap connectors or using metal connectors for added bling!
Finished size: Approx. 30 - 36cm W (Depending on whether you puff your sides in or push them outwards) X 25.5cm H X 18cm D (12”- 14” W X 10” H X 7” D)
*Note: This design does have some areas of thicknesses to work through, particularly when using Vinyl accents. Using all quilting cottons will help minimise this if thicknesses is a concern.
The pdf pattern for the Daryl's Drive has 30 pages of instructions which include 86 step by step colour photos. Printing instructions and test squares to check scale are included.
3 Pattern pieces are included for shaped pieces and cutting measurements are provided for the rectangular pieces.
Measurements for both Metric and Imperial are included!
*Main Fabric: 60cm (3/4 Yard) of 112cm (40") wide fabric
*Lining Fabric: 60cm (3/4 Yard) of 112cm (40") wide fabric.
*Accent Fabric: 45cm (1/2 Yard)) of 112cm (40") wide fabric.
*Fusible Interfacing: Light-mid weight - 4.6m (5 yards) of 56cm (20") wide interfacing. (Suitable choices would be Pellon Shape-Flex SF101, Therm O Web Heat & Bond Soft Fusible Woven, Vilene #G700 however please allow for different widths)
*Soft & Stable or Pellon Flex Foam or Headliner: 56cm W X 33cm H (22” W X 13” H)
*Peltex 71F or Fast2Fuse or TimTex or Decovil 1: 33cm (13”)
*Fusible Fleece such as Thermolam Plus or Vilene H640: 28cm (11”)
*1 X Dress Zipper: 28cm (11”)
*1 X Small to Medium Twist Lock
*2 X Heavy Duty Metal Snaps OR 2 X 18mm Regular Magnetic Snaps (See Pattern Notes)
*4 X 12mm Bag Feet
*4 X ¾” Metal Strap Anchors OR 4 X ¾” Rings (O, Rectangular or D)
*12 X Double Capped Rivets 9mm (Cap) X 8mm (Stem) Or 20 X if not using Metal Strap Anchors NOTE: You can use 8mm stem Chicago Screws as a substitute if preferred!