My goal is to make sewing FUN and frustration-free for all who use my patterns. Aivilo patterns are written in everyday English, as if a friend were telling you how to sew, with full color photos ...
My goal is to make sewing FUN and frustration-free for all who use my patterns. Aivilo patterns are written in everyday English, as if a friend were telling you how to sew, with full color photos illustrating the process step-by-step. Each pattern is tested by a panel of sewists of many skill levels - to ensure the instructions are clear so you can enjoy a frustration-free sewing experience. Plus, if you have any questions while sewing, I'm always available at firstname.lastname@example.org to help you.View all patterns by designer (42) »
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This pattern is perfect for beginners or those who want a really quick project! The hipster only takes about an hour to make (for those with basic to intermediate skills), and is perfect for a day of shopping when you don't want a huge bag to carry around, but you do need something large enough to carry your essential items. It features one large interior pocket, an over-the-body shoulder strap, and fabric covered button closure (no button holes required!).
1/2 yard focus fabric (fabric with an obvious up and down pattern not recommended)
1/3 yard coordinating fabric (fabric with an obvious up and down pattern not recommended)
1/3 yard lightweight fusible fleece (I use Pellon brand #987)*
1 1/8" fabric covered button kit (in the notions area of your fabric store) OR regular 1 1/8" button
3" length of 1/8" wide elastic
swivel hook (in the notions area)
thread to match focus fabric
erasable marker or pencil
rotary cutter & mat OR ruler & scissors
*If you prefer a lighter weight bag or if you are using a light duty sewing machine, you may want to buy an additional 1/3 yard of lightweight fusible interfacing for the lining. Instead of using two pieces of fusible fleece for both the exterior and lining, simply cut one 10"x22" rectangle of the fusible fleece for the exterior of the bag, and one 10"x22" rectangle of the lightweight fusible interfacing for the lining.