About the Patterns

Ellen's Penny InnChrisW Designs offers bag patterns in PDF downloadable format. This not only saves time and the environment BUT money too! Get your bag pattern today and make it straight away! No waiting for the postman!

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I have TWO styles of patterns for you to choose from! My "Easy Street" range of patterns designed to be quick to make so they are suitable for Make & Sell! The PDF's are designed to be shorter, no nonsense patterns without the extra details cluttering up the pages. They are especially suitable for those that are intimidated by long PDF's with lots of instructions and makers who require less 'hand holding'. They are suitable for both experienced bag makers wanting quick weekend projects and relatively new bag makers but preferably those with some  bag making experience under their belt.

The patterns from my regular or 'core' range are not your ordinary conventional pattern! Each bag pattern is more like an ebook or mini bag making class and are many pages long but don't let that scare you! Each PDF comes jam packed with step by step photos to make it easier to understand for those of us who are more ‘visual’.

For those not familiar with my core range  of patterns, at first glance, they may appear difficult because of the many pages BUT on closer inspection you will see that the detail means that you will be able to complete bags at a level you may not previously been able to achieve with a regular pattern! Much of the length of the PDF's can be contributed to extra's such as many of the patterns contain both cutting measurements (for cutting with a rotary cutter and ruler) AND the pattern pieces, so you can choose to cut using whichever method you prefer!

Extra's also include a TEXT ONLY version of the bags instructions which comes bundled with your pdf 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! It’s easy to obtain the level of help that you need by selective printing and use of the PDF. The help is there if you need it or simply ignore it if you don’t! The patterns are great for beginners and experienced sewists alike! 

Also included are many practical sewing techniques and hints to help you achieve the best you can with each and every bag project. You will learn techniques you can use in other projects too! PLUS measurements are included for BOTH metric AND imperial. No more searching for conversion charts!

Along with each bag pattern comes complete email assistance, should you need any extra help at all! All seam allowances are included in the pattern pieces, making cutting out easy!

PDF bag patterns come with the pattern ready to print out on standard A4 paper or you can also print on Letter or Foolscape simply by checkling the "Disable shrink to fit" or similar in your printers settings. Instructions on how to print to scale are included with each pattern!