Ellen’s Esplanade PDF Pattern

(10 customer reviews)


Easy Street Pattern

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. You can download a PDF colouring sheet HERE!

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)

Available separately is an optional Pocket Supplement A for adding extra interior pockets!

Comes with a bonus helpful free video on downloading, saving and printing your pattern plus a bonus free video for printing with an iPad!


The pattern for Ellen’s Esplanade has a full requirements list, 18 pages of comprehensive instructions which include 54 step by step colour photos. There are printing instructions and test squares to check your scale.

Cutting measurements are provided in both metric & imperial PLUS 2 Pattern pieces are included for shaped pieces. Cutting Labels are provided for measurement pieces for your convenience.

Additional information

Pattern Type


ChrisW Designs


*Exterior Fabric One – (Bag Body) 112cm (44”) wide: 60cm (3¤4 yard)
*Exterior Fabric Two – (Side Pockets) 112cm (44”) wide: 76cm (30”)
*Lining fabric – 112cm (44”) wide: 60cm (3/4 yard)
*Fusible woven interfacing: Pellon Shape-Flex SF101 – 51cm W (20” W). Substitutes are Vilene G700, Therm-o-web HeatnBond or DHJ501: 2.75m (3 yards)
*Peltex 71F or Fast2Fuse or TimTex or Decovil 1: 33cm (13”) .
*Fusible Fleece such as Thermolam Plus or Vilene H640: 43cm (17”) OR use Soft & Stable for a more structured bag.
*Matching thread (I have used Aurifil Cotton 40wt).

*1 X Dress Zipper: 46cm (18”) (For top closure) .
*1 X Dress Zipper: 28cm (11”) (For interior)
*1 X Metal Zipper End
*2 X 3.8cm (1 ½”) O Rings
*2 X 3.8cm (1 ½”) Swivel Hooks
*1 X 3.8cm (1 ½”) Slider
*12 X Double Capped Rivets 9mm (Cap) X 8mm (Stem) OR Chicago Screws
*Other Requirements: Double Sided Wonder Tape (or Glue suitable for glue basting – I use Elmer’s Washable School Glue). Plus general sewing requirements

10 reviews for Ellen’s Esplanade PDF Pattern

  1. Angela Trenholm

    Super easy, but also easily customizable lining. I really enjoyed not only making this bag, but teaching it as well. Another great sew by Christine!

  2. Lynn Palmer

    Fabulous pattern with step by step instructions all the way, and the finished bag is a lovely size. I highly recommend it!

  3. Kelly

    Great pattern, easy to use and customize.

  4. Jennifer

    This is an excellent pattern and the finished product is beautiful. One of my very favorite patterns.

  5. Anj Harper

    Great pattern. Instructions spot on as per usual. Lots of scope to personalise it.

  6. oreoswithmilk1 (verified owner)

    I love Miss Chris’s patterns, this was no exception. Easy detailed instructions. I’m so glad after over a year of making her bags for other people I’m keeping this one all to myself.

  7. Janie Oren

    Great pattern. Went together very nicely. And the instructions were great.

  8. Niki T

    I love this pattern. The instructions are clearly written. I love that there are pictures also. I would call myself and intermediate bag maker and had no issues.

  9. Bonnie (verified owner)

    I’ve only been sewing for a few months and was able to make this. I’m sure it took me a lot longer than an experienced sewist and my cork side pockets are a bit narrower than intended but it still turned out to be a nice looking roomy bag. This was the first bag I’ve made using a paper pattern. I’ve only made bags via video tutorials previously and had no trouble following the pattern instructions and I learned a lot. The photos were also very helpful when I needed clarification. Looking forward to trying more patterns from you.

  10. Gaye

    Well written instructions with helpful images. I have fairly basic sewing skills and had never made a bag until now. Quite straight forward (only stumbled my way through a couple of bits). Was able to easily customise. Turned out better than I had hoped. Thanks Chris W.

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