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Christie Min on craftsy.com
Chatham County, North Carolina, US

I love to come up with a creative approach to a conventional need. My mother has been a great influence on me. She has always been very creative and resourceful. And she tells me that my ...

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Big Bag with 12 Pockets

from Sweetbriar Studio
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Big Bag with 12 Pockets
Big Bag with 12 Pockets
Big Bag with 12 Pockets
Big Bag with 12 Pockets
Big Bag with 12 Pockets
Big Bag with 12 Pockets

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • how to use a sewing machine
  • basic sewing skills
  • knowledge of basic sewing terms

Pattern Description:

I wanted a large bag that I could take projects in for traveling or use as a day or overnight bag. And I wanted a different shape for the overall bag than my other totes. Et Voila! Big Bag was born :).

Big Bag is a fun-to-make and great-to-use bag that is big and roomie with plenty of pockets - twelve of them! The overall bag is zippered and has a tapered side-view.

** This is a 5 page sewing tutorial! (dimensions for cutting fabric pieces is included) All pieces are rectangular and 6 photos are included to clarify instructions.**

Copyright 2007 - Feel free to sell what you make from this pattern, but note somewhere on your bag or tag that the design is mine - thx.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 24 1/2" long top edge, 20" long bottom, 9 1/2" high and 5" deep at the bottom


  • 1 yard of 44" wide outer fabric (if no nap and pattern to match)
  • 1 yard of 44" wide lining fabric

You Will Also Need:

  • One 24" zipper
  • Optional: 56" of webbing (about 1" to 1 1/4 " wide) for straps (if preferred over fabric)
  • 1-1/2 yards of 44" wide iron-on heavy interfacing (Decor Bond); to order Decor Bond, see http://www.etsy.com/listing/86315344/decor-bond-by-pellon