Accordion Bag Pattern


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Accordion Bag Pattern

Pattern Details

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Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • pleats

Pattern Description:

This confident beginner-friendly bag features a pleated flap with magnetic snap closure. It is a soft, structured purse that has plenty of room for all the essentials! You can use fabric scraps to make the flap patchwork like I did, or a flap made out of the same fabric would be great too!

The pdf pattern includes 10 pages of sewing instructions, complete with 22 step-by-step color photos.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 11" x 7-1/2" tall


  • 1/2 yard of exterior fabric
  • scraps for flap
  • 1/2 yard of lining fabric
  • 1-1/2 yards Pellon SF-101 Shape Flex fusible woven (or light-weight) interfacing
  • 1/2 yard By Annie's Soft and Stable (or needled fleece fusible woven interfacing)

You Will Also Need:

  • invisible fabric marker
  • iron
  • ruler

About Designer

About Designer

Sew Sweetness on

My name is Sara, and I live with my family in Chicago, Illinois. My son, William, is 6, and my daughter, Violet, is 4-1/2. I love horses, sewing, photography, reading books, Australian Shepherds, and music. The blog was named for one of my favorite Jimmy Eat World songs that I had on a cute pink 7" record. It just sounded cool with the word 'sew' in front of it. :-)

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