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Easy to follow bag-making sewing patterns, by Susan Dunlop, author of Style and Swing: 12 Structured Handbags for Beginners and Beyond.

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Retro Shoulder Bag

from Susie D Designs - Sewing Patterns
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Retro Shoulder Bag
Retro Shoulder Bag
Retro Shoulder Bag
Retro Shoulder Bag
Retro Shoulder Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Perfect for advanced beginners who have completed a few projects. Easy to follow instructions.

Pattern Description:

Downloadable Sewing Pattern includes full step-by-step sewing instructions, color images and ready to print, actual size templates (pattern pieces).

Make this stylish, roomy handbag in your favourite retro fabrics. This elegant bag has easy to make boxed corners for a flat base and is fully interfaced for strength and durability. It has long length handles so that you can wear it on the shoulder, an interior patch pocket is included and it has the option of two different styles of tab closure to choose from.

I'm happy for you to sell your finished items. Please just credit me in the descriptions, eg:
''This bag has been made using a SusieDDesigns sewing pattern.''

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Height 10.5''
  • Width 11.5''
  • Depth 4''


  • 1/2 yard, medium weight cotton, print - main fabric
  • 1/4 yard, medium weight cotton, print - contrast fabric
  • 1/2 yard, medium weight cotton, solid - lining fabric
  • 7/8 yard, medium weight woven fusible interfacing
  • 1/2 yard, heavy-weight sew-in interfacing

You Will Also Need:

  • Riveted press snap and fixing tool (or sew-on snap or magnetic snap)
  • Scraps of fusible fleece or heavy-weight fusible interfacing (if using a magnetic snap)