Barrel Bag Bonanza

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Barrel Bag Bonanza Pattern


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Sewing: Barrel Bag Bonanza
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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Sew a straight line
  • Having followed a pattern previously may be helpful.

Pattern Description:

The chic and youthful silhouette of a Barrel Bag is the perfect Spring/Summer bag and now you can make it yourself! The Barrel Bag is great for people on the go! This sewing pattern is for three different sizes: gym bag/overnight bag size, shoulder bag size, and cosmetic/pencil/tool bag size. It has three different strap sets too: double shoulder strap on the large bag, single shoulder strap on the medium size bag, and short handle on the small bag. The bag is roomy, stylish, and uses small amounts of fabric to make it. This is a great bag to make with those fat quarters you have been saving.
The bags are fully interfaced, providing soft yet structured frames. They are fully lined with lining pockets on the two larger size bags. Outside pockets include side pockets and pockets on the bag ends too. Bag closes with a zipper. Straps have padded inner core. Stylish piping accents the ends of the bag.
PDF Pattern consists of 14 pages of pattern pieces, 14 pages of detailed step-by-step written instructions accompanied by over 30 photos/diagrams to show you what that step looks like. There are Sewing Tips sprinkled in as well as a chart explaining yardage measurements. There are also additional photos of the bags from different angles.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small: 7" long x 3 1/3" high x 3 3/4" wide
  • Medium: 10 1/2" long x 5" high x 5 3/4" wide
  • Large: 14" long x 7" high x 7 1/2" wide


  • a few fat quarters for Medium, Small sizes
  • 1/3 yard, plus a fat quarter of coordinating fabric for Large
  • Fusible Fleece Interfacing
  • Fusible Interfacing
  • 7"/11"/15" Zipper for S/M/L bags
  • Optional ribbon and swivel snap hook
  • thread
  • Piping

You Will Also Need:

  • Scissors
  • computer and printer
  • sewing machine
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Welting Foot or Zipper Foot very helpful

About Designer

About Designer

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I love to make things that I like to use, so I have a wide variety of patterns as a result of that. I have sewn for more years than I care to admit to...let's just say, for decades. I enjoy making patterns and sharing them with others. I try very hard to make them as easy to understand as I can. It is my hope that this is a way of helping others make things they like to use too.

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