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Pleated Granny Bag

from Retro Mama
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Pleated Granny Bag
Pleated Granny Bag
Pleated Granny Bag
Pleated Granny Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic sewing skills
  • double fold binding

Pattern Description:

Make a sweet pleated shoulder bag, with this fun PDF sewing pattern, in two sizes! You'll want to make one to match every outfit!

You will receive an 11-page pattern in PDF format with tutorial-style instructions, full color photographs, and to scale pattern pieces (no need to enlarge, just print and sew!).

Included with this pattern:

*glossary of terms and techniques
*hints and tips for sewing
*photographs illustrate each step
*PDF lets you zoom in to see each step up close, and print and re-print the pattern pieces whenever you need them!

This pattern is recommended for intermediate stitchers and beyond. The pleats and straps are a little fussy and not recommended for a first sewing project.

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This item was handmade using a Retro Mama sewing pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • red bag is 12"W x 10"H, yellow bag is 14"W x 8"H


  • quilter's cotton or home decor fabric for exterior
  • quilter's cotton for interior
  • cotton twill for straps
  • all purpose thread
  • interfacing

You Will Also Need:

  • denim machine sewing needle, fabric shears, disappearing fabric ink pen, rotary cutter/mat, quilting ruler, straight pins, iron/ironing board
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Hi! I'm Kim, the designer and seamstress behind Retro Mama. I'm the daughter of a school teacher and grew up with a joy for teaching, which I am lucky to share by creating patterns written so ...

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