Gabbie’s Grove PDF Pattern
Gabbie’s Grove is a super cool foldover bag which you can use as a tote or fold it over and use as a crossbody bag or put your arm through the Top Body Strap and use as a large clutch. You can even wear it as a backpack just by looping your adjustable strap through the Top Body Strap for a foldover backpack or the Handle Straps for a full tote backpack.
However, this foldover is not your ordinary rectangular flat foldover bag as it has a super cute and unique shape which gives you a super roomy main compartment.
On the exterior back you will find a phone or key slip pocket for quick access and on the front, a zipper pocket which is hidden when you fold your bag over.
Two magnetic snaps close your main compartment to keep everything nice and secure.
Finished size: Approx. 36cm (14”) W at widest point X 38cm (15”) H when unfolded or 23cm (9”) H when folded X 10cm (4”) D at the base.
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 Gabbie’s Grove has 19 pages of instructions which include 60 step by step colour photos. There are printing instructions and test squares to check scale. Cutting measurements are provided in both metric and imperial PLUS 3 Pattern pieces are included.
Cutting labels are provided for your convenience for rectangular pieces.
*Exterior Fabric- Non Directional -112cm (44”) wide: 56cm (22”)
*Accent Fabric–112cm (44”) wide: 71cm (28”)
*Lining fabric – 112cm (44”) wide: 71cm (28”)
*Fusible Woven Interfacing: WovenFuse – 114cm (45”) Wide – 2m (2 ¼ Yards) Substitutes are Pellon Shape-Flex SF101- 51cm (20”) Wide – 4.5m (5 Yards). Vilene G700,Therm-o-web HeatnBond or DHJ501
*Soft & Stable or Matilda’s Own Foam or Pellon Flex Foam or Headliner: (Referred to in pattern only as Foam): 107cm X 43cm (42” X 17”)
*Decovil 1 or Peltex 71F or Fast2Fuse (Referred to in pattern only as Base Stabiliser): 26.6cm W X 10cm H (10 ½” W X 4” H)
*Fusible Fleece – Thermolam Plus TP971F or Vilene 640H 15cm W X 17.5cm H (6” W X 6 7/8” H)
*1 X Dress Zipper for Zipper Pocket: 25.5 cm (10”) (Or longer cut to size)
*2 X 18mm (3/4”) Regular Magnetic Snaps
*2 X 2.5cm (1”) O Rings
*1 X 2.5cm (1”) Slider
*2 X 2.5cm (1”) Swivel Hooks
*16 X Double Capped Rivets 9mm (Cap) X 8mm (Stem)
*Other Items: Fabric Glue, Double Sided Wonder Tape (or Glue suitable for glue basting– I use Elmer’s Washable School Glue), Fray Stopper, Hole punches, Chalk or Fading Marker – Plus general sewing items
Angela Trenholm –
Christine never disappoints! I really enjoyed not only making this bag, but teaching it as well. Clear, concise instructions as usual.
I tested this bag and was going to keep it for myself, when a woman in my quilt group loved it so much that her mother bought it for her as a gift. I haven’t had a chance to make another one yet. The instructions are great as always. But this bag is so nifty that you can wear it so many ways! I even forwarded the photos of how to wear this bag to the woman I sold it to so she would know. I think this bag would make a great shopping bag or out of town bag where you can carry it so many ways and fill it with things you buy or need.