Not so Big, Big Bag

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Not so Big, Big Bag Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You will need to know your machine and how to change the stitch length.

Pattern Description:

My sister Monica got to a point when she was under using her Diaper bag, but over using her purses. So she asked me to make a not so big Big Bag she called it. So I came up with this shoulder bag. I loved the size so much I use mine as a book bag. This PDF pattern shows you how to sew a 14" x 14" x 4" single strap shoulder bag. It comes with full size sewing pattern pieces, that you can print on your regular printer, then tile the papers together to have a full size paper pattern to cut your pattern pieces. If you sew it with fabric you like both inside and out, it can be reversible. All seam are hidden. ***This is a Personal Use pattern. If you would like to sell the items you make please purchase a Commercial use pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 14" x 14" x 4"


  • 1 yard for outer fabric
  • 1 yard for lining fabric
  • 1 yard of batting
  • matching thread

You Will Also Need:

  • Sewing machine
  • invisible tape
  • scissors
  • straight pins

Pattern Reviews

Pattern Reviews

Average Review (of 4 reviews)
dailyyarns on

Excellent Wonderful bag!  July 18, 2013

This is an easy awesome bag to make.

dailyyarns on

Excellent Wonderful bag!  July 18, 2013

This is an easy awesome bag to make.

Kalindi on

Excellent Very easy to follow instructions!  May 4, 2012

I have always been able to sew, but this is the first pattern I have ever followed and it turned out fabulous!!!. Very easy to follow with easy instructions for add on pockets. Very clear instructions for any skill levels.

This was a gift for my mother and now I really want one for myself.

Instead of making the bag reversible, I used the patch pockets to make the bag into a commuter bag for my mother. I just made patch pockets (with extra padding) to fit her smartphone, ...

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cfrederick on

Excellent Go-to bag pattern  March 12, 2012

I gave the pattern 5 stars. It was easy to use and an easy project to complete in an afternoon (it took me 4 hours, start to finish, and that included printing and cutting / taping the PDF pattern).

I used duckcloth on the outside and PUL: on the inside, as I will be using this bag to bring books and snacks to the park wtih me and wanted something that was durable and cleaned up easily.

This is my second project from the pattern section of Craftsy (my first was the baby ...

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About Designer

About Designer

Sonia Barton on

I'm all over the place. I'm all left brain (bookkeeping, software tech support) by day, and all right brain (Sewing, Knitting, Photography, digital illustration) by night.

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