The Allure PDF Pattern

(5 customer reviews)




The Allure is a medium sized, roomy bag with an adjustable strap. Wear it on your shoulder or across your body. Featuring a super cool flap with trimmed zipper pocket, perfect for your keys.

There is an exterior quick access phone pocket at the back which is also great for your keys if you don’t have a phone.

Inside the roomy main compartment, which closes with a twist lock, you will find a zipper pocket. I suggest the addition of Pocket Supplement A (You can purchase this here) if you need extra slip pockets. For a different look, the large flap is also great to feature your favourite fabric or embroidery if you don’t wish to add the Zipper pocket.

Add a cute little tassel to complete the picture! A super fun weekend project to create a stunning masterpiece with beautiful structure!

Finished size: Approx. 34cm W (at the widest point, 27cm at the base) X 26cm H X 15cm D
(13 ½” W (at the widest point, 10 ½” at the base) X 10” H X 6” D)

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The pdf pattern for The Allure has 32 pages of instructions which include 97 step by step colour photos.

The pdf comes with written printing instructions as well as video instructions on downloading, saving and printing for both a PC and Mac.

14 template pieces are included as well as cutting measurements for rectangular pieces. Both Metric and Imperial measurements are included! For your printing convenience, template pieces are included as a separate PDF to the instructions and come in both A4 and Letter sizes.

PLUS a TEXT ONLY version of the instructions (6 pages) comes bundled with your pattern for printing purposes. This is great 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 – 112cm (44”) wide: 76cm (30”) (This is enough for Pocket Supplement A also)
*Accent – Cork, Vinyl or Leather 137cm (54”) wide: 46cm (½ Yard)
*Lining fabric – 112cm (44”) wide: 90cm (1 Yard) (This is enough for Pocket Supplement A also)
*Fusible Woven Interfacing: WovenFuse – 114cm (45”) Wide – 1.5m (1 ½ Yards) Substitutes are Pellon Shape-Flex SF101- 51cm (20”) Wide – 3.7m (4 Yards). Vilene G700
or DHJ501 (This is enough for Pocket Supplement A also)
*Soft & Stable or Pellon Flex Foam or Headliner: (Referred to in pattern only as Soft & Stable):
71cm X 46cm (28” X 18”)
*Decovil Light or 2 layers of Pellon 808/809: 74cm X 65cm (29” X 25”) (Double that for the Pellon 808/809)
*Decovil 1 (Heavy) or substitute with 2 layers of Decovil Light, Peltex 71F or Fast2Fuse or TimTex : 25.5cm X 14cm (10” X 5 ½” )
*Fusible Fleece – Thermolam Plus TP971F or Vilene 640H: 30cm X 28cm (12” X 11”)

*1 X Dress Zipper for Interior Zipper Pocket: 28 cm (11”) (Or longer cut to size)
*1 X #5 Nylon Coil “Metal look” Bag Zipper for Flap Zipper Pocket: 23cm (9”) (Or longer cut to size)
*1 X Twist Lock – Your choice of size up to approx. 3.5cm (1 ½”) Tall. Width of choice.
*2 X 25mm (1”) Rectangular Rings
*1 X 25mm (1”) Rectangular Slider
*1 X 25mm (1”) Strap Bridge
*1 X 25mm (1”) Strap End
*6 X Double Capped Rivets 9mm (Cap) X 10mm (Stem) & 3 X 9mm (Cap) X 8mm (Stem)
NOTE: You can try Chicago Screws as a substitute if rivets scare you!
*4 X 12mm (1/2”) Bag Feet.
*1 X Tassel Cap – Optional for Tassel
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, Rivet Setting Tools, Edge Paint and Application tool (If Desired) – Plus general sewing items.

5 reviews for The Allure PDF Pattern

  1. Rachel

    Lovely purse with a great flap to feature special fabric without the zipper, or great style with the zipper!

  2. Judith

    Excellent pattern. I was able to adapt it for a leather bag. Unique flap design. I omitted the flap zipper, but it looks great either way.

  3. Daryl

    This is one of my favorite to make bags. I have sold a few and I made one for myself. I reduced the bag pattern to 85%, which is a size I prefer and I made 7 in the reduced size and one in the original size. The zippered flap pocket can be added or not if you don’t want to interrupt a fabric print. The instructions are excellent as are all of Christine’s patterns.

  4. Hjordis

    Great pattern with such a fun top panel to personalize to your hearts content. The flap pocket is functional and can certainly stow my keys so they arent at the bottom of my bag.

  5. Tiina Mikkonen (verified owner)

    Love this bag with all it’s features! And it also works great with all vinyl.

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