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Olivia Advanced Handbag Sewing Pattern

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Olivia Advanced Handbag Sewing Pattern
Olivia Advanced Handbag Sewing Pattern
Olivia Advanced Handbag Sewing Pattern
Olivia Advanced Handbag Sewing Pattern
Olivia Advanced Handbag Sewing Pattern Olivia by ChrisW Designs

Pattern Description:

The Olivia is not only roomy and functional but with loads of pockets you will be super organized as well! There are 2 front flap pockets with magnetic catches, two elasticized pockets on the side and a zipper pocket on the back. The top of your bag closes with a recessed zipper so everything inside is nice and secure PLUS inside you will find another zipper pocket and 2 patch pockets as well!


The pattern comes ready to print out on standard A4 paper OR you can also print on Letter or Foolscape simply by checkling the "Disable shrink to fit" or similar in your printers settings. Printing Instructions are included!

The pattern for Olivia has 37 pages of instructions which include 97 step by step colour photos. There are 5 photos of the finished bag, printing instructions and test squares to check scale. 21 Pattern pieces are included and cutting measurements are given for the remaining pattern pieces.
PLUS a TEXT ONLY version (10 pages) of the instructions comes bundled with your pattern for printing purposes, should you not need or wish to print all of the photos! Simply refer to your electronic versions for photos if needed! Saves on ink!

ALL my patterns have measurements for both Metric and Imperial and seam allowances are included too!


Hardware can be obtained from the Etsy shop 3DpatternPaper http://www.etsy.com/shop/3Dpatternpaper

Oh and why not check out what others have made or share some of your finished ChrisW Designs bags in our Flickr group! I'd love to see them!
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Copyright Information:
You are welcome to sell your finished bags! Please DO checkout the ChrisW Designs copyright policy in full in the shop policy section for further info! :) http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChrisWDesigns/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

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Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approx. 41cm (16") X 25cm (10") X 10cm ( 4")


  • Exterior Fabric: Home Dec weight - 90 cm (1 Yard) of 140cm (55") wide fabric
  • Lining Fabric: Quilting weight - 90cm (1 Yard) of 112cm (40") wide fabric.
  • Fusible Interfacing: Light-mid weight - 90cm (1 Yard) - or 115cm (11/4 yard) if adding interfacing to inside patch pockets & zipper pockets - Optional
  • Fusible Fleece. Mid weight - I used Vilene H 640 -50cm (1/2 Yard)
  • Matching Thread. (I use Gutermann Polyester)
  • 1 piece 10cm X 46cm (4" x 18") of heavy Fast2Fuse or similar firm stabilizer for base such as Peltex.
  • 2 X 11.5cm (41/2") 12mm (1/2") wide elastic pieces for the side pockets.

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 X 46cm (18") zipper for the recessed zipper closure. (This will be cut down a little during construction)
  • 1 X 18cm (7") zipper for exterior back pocket
  • 1X 23cm (9") zipper to match your lining for the inside pocket
  • 2 X 18mm (3/4") thin magnetic snaps for front flap pockets.
  • 4 X 3.8cm (11/2") Metal Rings for the Straps.
  • 3 X 2.5cm (1") Metal Rings for the flap pockets & front decoration.
  • 1X Zipper Pull (Optional)
  • 8 X 6mm (1/4") rivets (Optional) for the front strap tabs.
  • 8 X 8mm (4/16") rivets (Optional) for the straps.