The Minifacto PDF Pattern

(3 customer reviews)



The Minifacto is the perfect companion to the Factotum, slotting neatly inside and ready to go out to lunch when you are! It’s also a great stand-alone cross body bag with adjustable strap, for all your shopping expeditions.

It features a quick access exterior phone pocket (Something which is fast becoming my signature pocket! You will LOVE this feature!) neatly tucked into the wall of your bag.

A hidden zipper pocket features at the back and at the front is an accordion pocket closing with a flap. The main compartment closes with a recessed zipper. Inside you will find two slip pockets and a zipper pocket.

Finished size: Approx. 30.5cm W X 20.5cm H X 9cm D (12” W X 8” H X 3 ½” D)

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


The pattern for The Minifacto has a full requirements list, 26 pages of comprehensive instructions which include 95 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.

A text only section of 6 pages for printing is also included. Save on ink as you don’t need to print everything, just refer to the photos on your computer when you need them! !

Additional information

Pattern Type


ChrisW Designs

Requirements & Video

*Exterior 1 – 112cm (44”) wide: 81cm (32″)
*Exterior 2- 112cm (44”) wide: 18cm (7″) Can be cut from a Fat Quarter
*Lining fabric – 112cm (44”) wide: 50cm (20″)
*Fusible woven interfacing: Pellon Shape-Flex SF101 – 51cm (20” W). Substitutes are Vilene G700, Therm-o-web HeatnBond or DHJ501: 3.2m (3 ½ yards)
*Soft & Stable or Pellon Flex Foam or Headliner: 80cm W X 66cm H (32” W X 26” H).
*Peltex 71F or Fast2Fuse or TimTex or Decovil: 25.5cm W X 6cm H (10” W X 2 3¤8” H).
*Fusible Fleece such as Thermolam Plus or Vilene H640: 23cm (9”)
*Template Plastic: 26cm W X 7cm H (10 ¼” W X 2 3¤4” H)
*Matching thread (I have used Aurifil Cotton 40wt).

*1 X Dress Zipper: 36cm (14”) for Top Closure
*1 X Dress Zipper 28cm (11″) for Interior Zipper Pocket
1 X 30cm (12″) Dress Zipper for Hidden Zipper Pocket *2 X 32mm (1 1¤4”) Rectangular Rings
*1 X 32mm (1 1/4”) Rectangular Slider
*1 X Snappy Edge Clasp or Thumb Catch
*1 Metal Zipper End
*6 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

3 reviews for The Minifacto PDF Pattern

  1. Angela Trenholm

    Beautiful pattern to sew. Love making Christine’s patterns!

  2. Daryl Perry

    I tested this Minifacto Bag for Christine and it is a great bag that compliments the Factotum Bag, that you can make as a matching set if you get both patterns. This Minifacto will even fit inside the larger Factotum Bag. It is a nice looking bag with lots of pockets, including Christine’s signature phone pocket. The adjustable cross body strap makes it nice to wear across your body or shortened to wear on your shoulder.

    The instructions are very clear and easy to follow as ll Christine’s patterns are.

  3. Janie Oren

    I made this bag when it was part of the bag of the month club. While there are LOTS of pieces, all you need to do is take one step at a time and follow the directions and you end up with a great bag. I love all the pockets this bag offers.

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