Big Bag with 12 Pockets

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Big Bag with 12 Pockets Pattern


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Sewing: Big Bag with 12 Pockets
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

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

About Designer

About Designer

Christie Min on
Sweetbriar Studio
by Christie Min
Chatham County, North Carolina, US
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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 great-grandmother was a terrific seamstress, too (which I do not claim to be!).

In addition to my sewing patterns, I have designed unconventional lamps, window coverings, table accessories and wall ...

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