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Don't you just LOVE handbags? I know I do and I am TOTALLY addicted to making them! Imagine being able to make handbags and purses that are unique to YOU and exactly the style, colour, size and ...

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Coco FREE bag pattern by ChrisW Designs

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Coco FREE bag pattern by ChrisW Designs
Coco FREE bag pattern by ChrisW Designs
Coco FREE bag pattern by ChrisW Designs

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Use a sewing Machine

Pattern Description:

I wanted to have a FREE pattern available so people can try my patterns before they buy! It's great because it is FREE....you can also adapt it to suit YOU by trying different strap types or adding etxra pockets etc.....

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 33cmW X 11.5cmD X 20cmH. (13"W X 41/2"D X 8"H)


  • Exterior Fabric: Suggested Quilting weight cottons or Home Dec weight 45cm (1/2 Yard) of 112cm (44") wide fabric
  • Small amount of Contrast Fabric for your band. (I used a leftover piece of Faux Suede that I had in my stash)
  • Lining Fabric: Quilting weight - 45cm (1/2 Yard) of 112cm (44") wide fabric.
  • Fusible Interfacing: Light-mid weight - 90cm (1 Yard). I used Pellon SF 101 Shape-Flex.
  • Fusible Fleece. Mid weight - I used Pellon Fusible Thermolam Plus TP971F 25cm (1/4 Yard)
  • Small amount of double sided fusible Peltex or similar firm stabilizer for the top band.
  • Piece of Template Plastic - 23cm X 10cm (9" X 4")
  • Matching Thread.

You Will Also Need:

  • 4 X 4.5cm (13/4") long Hooks X 2.5cm (1") wide (Inside measurement of strap loop).
  • 4 X 10mm (??") Grommets. (Inside diameter)
  • 2 pieces of 1cm diameter (??") plastic tubing, 33cm (13 ") Long.
  • 4 Double Capped Rivets.

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