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My name is Anna and I'm a designer and seamstress living in Rochester, NY.
I've always been the creative type, I like trying out all kinds of handicrafts and artwork, but I have to admit that it's ...

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bag making - add a pouch to your bag

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : bag making - add a pouch to your bag
bag making - add a pouch to your bag
bag making - add a pouch to your bag
bag making - add a pouch to your bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • If you are familiar with the basics of bag making you will enjoy this tutorial!

Pattern Description:

--- PLEASE NOTE: this is a FREE tutorial from my website. You are welcome to check out this pattern and the instructions on my website by following the link above (right underneath the headline). For your convenience I decided to offer the complete tutorial as a PDF for download, if you prefer to have everything in one structured document.---

Customize your handmade handbag by adding a very practical and spacious pouch on either the front or the back! Not only is this pouch 3D-shaped so that you can fit more items into it - it also closes with a flap, to look more stylish and to make sure all your things stay in place.
I used this pocket in my "All Day Out Bag" sewing pattern. I like it because it gives you a little extra space for all the things you need to carry around.

Please not that the bag you are making should measure at least 25 cm (10) in height and 28 cm (11) in width to make sure this pouch fits onto it.
The pouch will be attached to one of your main body panels. Make it and stitch it to your bag lining BEFORE assembling the handbag!

The pdf file comes with 6 pages of instructions, 15 color photographs and 3 pattern pieces.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • approx. 20 x 25 cm (8 x 10 in)


  • exterior fabric: 1 fat quarter
  • lining fabric: 1 fat quarter
  • Fusible fleece: a 20 x 55 cm (8 x 22 in) piece is sufficient
  • Fusible interfacing: 0.25 m (1/4 yd)
  • 1 magnetic snap

You Will Also Need:

  • scissors
  • pins
  • seam ripper
  • tape measure
  • thread
  • fabric marker

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