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My name is Sara, and I live with my family in Chicago, Illinois. My son, William, is 7, and my daughter, Violet, is 5-1/2. I design sewing patterns. My first line of fabric for Art Gallery Fabrics is ...

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Kennedy Bag

from Sew Sweetness
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Kennedy Bag
Kennedy Bag
Kennedy Bag
Kennedy Bag
Kennedy Bag
Kennedy Bag

Pattern Description:

This structured bag has lots of pretty detailing. It's large enough to carry all of your essentials as well. Make it in a great patchwork, or stick to a single fabric!

The bag also features a zippered pocket on the lining of the bag, and also divided pockets right across from the zippered pocket; perfect for your cell phone and other items that must be within easy reach!

There are buckles on the flap and also on the side of the bag, and accents on the bottom corners, which gives this one a lot of visual interest.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 14" long x 11" tall x 5" deep


  • 3/4 yard of exterior fabric
  • 1 yard of lining fabric
  • 1/2 yard of accent fabric for straps, etc.
  • 2-1/2 yards of Pellon Shape Flex fusible woven interfacing
  • 1/2 yard of By Annie's Soft and Stable (or automotive headliner fabric or Pellon Thermolam fusible interfacing)
  • 11" or 12" zipper
  • 1/2" magnetic snap
  • Two 1-1/2" metal d-rings
  • Two 1-1/2" metal swivel clips
  • Two metal buckles (1-1/2" wide)
  • Two metal buckles (1" wide)

You Will Also Need:

  • iron
  • invisible fabric marker
  • ruler and cutting mat
  • seam sealant

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