Uptown Girl PDF Pattern
The Uptown Girl is a perfect bag for a day out on the town. This bag may have a minimalist appearance on the exterior, with two slip pockets on the sides for your phone or keys; however, inside you will find a multitude of storage pockets for organisation.
Its roomy interior is secured by a recessed zipper and boasts an additional interior zippered divider pocket, PLUS 4 extra slip pockets and 2 pen pockets.
Finished bag size = approx. 30cm (12”) X 30cm (12”) X 11.5cm (4½”)
The pattern for The Uptown Girl has a full requirements list with suggestions on where to obtain your hardware, 38 pages of comprehensive instructions which include 72 step by step colour photos. There are 3 photos of the finished bag, printing instructions and test squares to print to check your scale. Cutting measurements are provided PLUS 14 Pattern pieces are included – YOU choose which you prefer to use! (Except where a pattern piece is required such as for a shaped piece!)
PLUS a TEXT ONLY version of the instructions (8 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!
*Exterior fabric: 45 cm (½ yard) of 112cm (44”) wide fabric.
*Piece of contrast fabric: 71cm X 30cm (28”X 12”) (optional).
*Lining fabric: 110cm (43”) of 112cm (44”) wide fabric.
*Fusible interfacing: mid-weight, 40cm (16”) of 112cm (44”) wide interfacing (the narrower Pellon Shape-Flex SF101 is a good choice, but you will need about 1 yard if you go that route).
*ByAnnie’s Soft & Stable: 46cm X 91cm (18” X 36”) (or substitute with Headliner Foam; you can also use fusible fleece, however, you will end up with a bag that is more floppy).
*Matching thread (I use Nylon Upholstery thread for pleather and Gutermann Polyester for quilting cotton).
*1 X 36cm (14”) zipper or longer, cut to size for your recessed zipper.
*1 X 28cm (11”) zipper for the inner Divider Pocket (or longer cut to size).
*2 X readymade adjustable straps: I used 15mm (⅝”) wide, adjustable from 39cm to 55cm (15⅜”to 21⅝’”) (Or you can make your own if you prefer!).
*4 X metal round or oval shaped eyelets: minimum inner diameter measurements – 15mm (⅝”) or to suit your straps.
*4 X 12mm (½”) purse feet.
*OPTIONAL: 2 X 30.5cm (12”) cable ties (recommended for stabilising your zipper divider pocket) or you can use boning too!
*OPTIONAL: 6mm (¼”) Wash Away Wonder Tape.
*OPTIONAL: 6mm (¼”) Cold Tape (see pattern notes).
*OPTIONAL : (if using quilting cotton for exterior) additional fusible interfacing: mid-weight, 40cm (16”) of 112cm (44”) wide interfacing (Pellon Shape-Flex SF101 is a good choice but you will need about 1 yard in that case).
Nice tote style bag with lots of pockets and a recessed zipper closure make this a great bag to have. You can add the zippered divider pocket inside too if you want to divide your bag inside.
The instructions are easy to follow.
susan (verified owner) –
I just finished my first one and I LOVE THIS PATTERN! There were a bunch of new things I wanted to learn – how to make the center zipper pouch and how to make an zipper inset that I actually liked. This bag has both! The instructions are easy to understand and the finished bag looks great. I made my “prototype” out of 2 pairs of dress pants I no longer wore (I didn’t want to ruin good fabric on my first attempt) – I’m going to carry this one – turned out way better than I anticipated. Thank you!!! This is my favorite bag pattern now!