Sugar & Spice PDF Pattern

(6 customer reviews)



The Sugar & Spice Bag is not only roomy and functional but has loads of storage space too! There are 4 exterior slip pockets and a main compartment closing with a recessed zipper which is super easy to make. Two pen pockets and an additional 4 slip pockets inside complete the ensemble.

Lots of wonderful piping, metal rings and shiny rivets give your bag that professional look. Your friends won’t believe you made it yourself!

Finished size = Approx. 36cm (14”) X 20cm (8”) X 7.5cm ( 3”)

A Video sew along by Victoria of Seams Legit is also available for those that need more visuals!


The pattern for Sugar & Spice has a full requirements list with suggestions on where to obtain your hardware, 27 pages of comprehensive instructions which include 51 step by step colour photos. There are 2 photos of the finished bag, printing instructions and test squares to print to check your scale. 8 Pattern pieces are included.

PLUS a TEXT ONLY version of the instructions (6 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!

Additional information

Pattern Type


ChrisW Designs


*Exterior fabric: quilting weight – 90 cm (1 yard) of 112cm (40”) wide fabric
*Lining fabric: quilting weight – 90cm (1 yard) of 112cm (40”) wide fabric
*Fabric to make your own piping: 45cm (½ yard); optional – you can use 3.5m (138”) ready-made piping if you prefer
*Fusible interfacing: light to mid-weight – 75cm (30”)
*Fusible fleece: mid-weight; I used Vilene H 640 – 40cm (16”)
*Matching thread (I use Gutermann Polyester)
*Piece of Peltex: 33cm X 9cm (13”X 3½”)

*1 X 36cm (14”) zipper for the recessed zipper closure (or cut a longer one down to size)
*4 oval or rectangular rings: 3cm (1 ¼”) across (inside measurement)
*1 X zipper pull (optional)
*16 X 6mm (¼”) rivets (optional) for the straps

6 reviews for Sugar & Spice PDF Pattern

  1. Betty Robson

    Sugar and Spice is such an awesome pattern. When I got into bag making three years ago, Sugar and Spice was my first one. I still carry it today, am constantly getting compliments, and am looking forward to creating one in leather now. I just love the outside pockets which are so convenient for my phone, shopping list, keys, etc.

  2. Dale Kuehnle

    Sugar and Spice was my first Chriswdesign pattern. Pattern very easy to follow. Piping much easier than you would think. Looks so professional. Looking forward to trying many more of Christine’s patterns!

  3. Lynn Palmer

    I was fortunate enough to stumble across this pattern when I was looking to make my first bag, and boy am I glad I picked this one! The pattern is extremely thorough (I never find myself scratching my head wondering “what the heck?” with Chris’s patterns), and the bag itself has plenty of pockets and features. Thank you, Chris, for starting me on my bag making journey in such style!

  4. Rona Murdoch

    Such a useful bag. I made it in lightweight canvas. So many useful pockets to keep everything organised. The instructions are so comprehensive.

  5. Rona Murdoch

    Such a useful bag. So many useful pockets to keep everything organised. The instructions are so comprehensive. I made it in canvas but want to do it again in a patterned fabric. The piping isn’t as complicated as it looks, thanks to all the photos in the pattern.

  6. Anj Harper

    Loved doing this bag, as with all Chris’ patterns the instructions are brilliant.

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