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France - Provence

Hi I'm Véronique Pinson (you can call me Véro), Sacôtin founder and designer.
I'm French and after living in the US (Washington DC) and the UK (Brighton) for a while, I've settled down back in ...

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Ava - Vintage inspired bag

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Ava - Vintage inspired bag
Ava - Vintage inspired bag Ava bag pattern – front pocket
Ava - Vintage inspired bag
Ava - Vintage inspired bag Ava bag pattern – Flap and tab
Ava - Vintage inspired bag Ava bag pattern – Zippered pocket
Ava - Vintage inspired bag Ava bag pattern – front

Pattern Description:

Inspired by the 40's and 50's, Ava is an elegant trapeze bag with a vintage classic feel. Ava can be worn elegantly over the shoulder or carried by hand.

Front pocket with a bow shaped flap, kept closed by a tab with magnetic snap.
Two additional pockets inside : a patch pocket and larger zippered pocket.

Ava is an advanced bag pattern. The instructions are illustrated and very detailed. Some steps have links to photos tutorials, which will also allow intermediate seamstresses to sew this charming bag.

#Instructions and pattern#

Instructions for the Ava pattern are 19 pages long including 5 pages for the full scale pattern (no assembly necessary).
Seam allowance is included and measurements are given **both in cm and inches.**

In the PDF file you will find :

-Detailed and illustrated sewing instructions
-Full scale pattern
-A list of essential supplies
-Instructions for pattern tile assembly
-A cutting layout
-A glossary of sewing terms

#Also in French#
The pattern and instructions presented here are in English, but being French, I'm selling both the French and English versions of this pattern on my website : www.sacotin.com

#More Ava bags#
You can see pictures of bags sewn from this pattern on Pinterest : http://www.pinterest.com/sacotin/

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Width at the base 30 cm (12")
  • Height 20 cm (8")
  • Depth at the base 9 cm (3" 1/2)


  • Fabric : Medium to heavy weight woven : cotton canvas, denim, velvet, corduroy, woolen, faux suede, brocade, jacquard, upholstery... - 60 cm (24")
  • Lining : Light weight woven : cotton, cotton satin,... - 70 cm (28")
  • Fusible interfacing : Medium weight woven : Vieseline/Vilene G700, SF-101 Shape Flex Fusible Woven (US) - 60 cm (24") for a 90 cm (35" 1/2) width
  • Fusible fleece : Vieseline/Vilene H640, Vieseline/Vilene H630, Pellon TP971F Fusible Thermolam (US) - 45 cm (18") for a 90 cm (35" 1/2) width

You Will Also Need:

  • One 18 cm (7") nylon zipper
  • One magnetic snap diameter 1.5 to 1.8 cm (5/8 " to 6/8") or sew-in snap.
  • One 52 cm x 2.5 cm (20" 1/2 x 1") strip of fleece or polar fleece.
  • Optional : fleece scrap for installing the magnetic snap.

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