Savannah Bag

from Cozy Nest Design

Savannah Bag Pattern


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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You will need a basic understanding of sewing terms
  • Accurate cutting and sewing

Pattern Description:

As charming as the city she's named for! The Savannah bag features wrap-around gathered pockets, two options for her piping-lined accent panel, and an interior zippered pocket. Savannah isn't just pretty, with a roomy interior and a zippered top, she is practical too. This bag offers many opportunities to customize to your style and is perfect for showing off those beautiful coordinating fabrics. Fun to make and even more fun to carry!

What's in the Pattern:
Pattern Plus+ - includes hyperlinks to online photo tutorials, tips and bonus projects!
22 pages - 10 pages of instructions with illustrations
8 pages of pattern sheets (to be taped together to make full size pattern pieces) Note: some pieces will be measured and traced
4 pages of instructions without illustrations for the experienced sewist
Pattern Plus+ - includes hyperlinks to photo tutorials for many steps and bonus projects
Imperial and metric measurements
Easy to understand instructions and illustrations

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Sew along with me and my friends in the Cozy Nest Fan Group

Need design ideas? Check out the Savannah Gallery -

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 15w x 7 1/2h x 4"d (38x19x10cm)


  • Primary Fabric: 1 1/4 yards* - 44" or 54" wide (1.2m 113 or 138cm wide) - for main exterior, exterior pockets, lining, and handle lining Suggested fabrics: quilting cotton or light-weight home decor
  • Accent Fabric: 3/4* yard - 44" or 54" wide (.7m - 113 or 138cm) - for exterior accent, interior pocket lining, and handles Suggested fabrics: quilt-weight cotton or light to medium-weight home decor light-weight faux leather or ultra suede
  • Piping Fabric: 1/2 yard (.5m) for piping OR 5 3/4 yards (5.2m) of packaged piping
  • Heavy-weight Stabilizer - one-sided fusible - 3/4 yard (.7m) - 20" (51cm) wide Suggested: Pellon Peltex #71F (if you prefer sew-in, try Stiff Stuff by Lazy Girl Designs)
  • Medium-weight Interfacing - one-sided fusible - 1 1/4 yards (1.2m) -20" (51cm) wide Suggested: Pellon Craft Fuse #808

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 - 16" (41cm) zipper (for bag closure)
  • 1 - 9" (23cm) zipper (for interior pocket)
  • 1 yard (1m) - 1/4" (6mm) knit elastic
  • 6 yards (5.5m) - 1/8" (3mm) cotton piping cord
  • 4 - 1 3/4" (4cm) handle rings or rectangles (increase to 2" (5cm) if using packaged piping)
  • 4 - purse feet (optional)
  • 1 - 4 x 11" (10x28cm) piece of plastic canvas (to stiffen bottom - optional)
  • 1/4" (6mm) fusible web tape or Wonder Tape (for inserting zipper - optional)
  • Heavy weight needle
  • Piping foot (optional, but recommended)
  • Temporary marking tool

Pattern Reviews

Pattern Reviews

Average Review (of 5 reviews)
sewfinnen3105102 on

Excellent Versatile Fun Bag!   May 15, 2014

As much fun to carry as it was to sew! Can't wait to make another. Great pattern!

sewfinnen3105102 on

Excellent Versatile Fun Bag!   May 15, 2014

As much fun to carry as it was to sew! Can't wait to make another. Great pattern!

cafilbeck on

Excellent Savannah Bag  May 15, 2014

I was lucky enough to be a tester for this project. It is well written and has illustrations to make it easy to follow. The pattern also has a second variation. I would recommend this purse.

claussj231281647 on

Excellent The Savannah Bag by Cozy Nest Designs  May 14, 2014

Wonderful bag, great pattern with excellent directions.

my way of on

Excellent Excellent  May 14, 2014

This is a wonderful pattern, easy to follow and you have some options to play with. And the most important the finished bag is awesome, comfortable, roomy enough for all you thing, but not like carrying a suitcase around. And depend on the fabric that you choose, the bag could be very classy or modem or just romantic.

About Designer

About Designer

cozynestdesign on

I just love to make stuff (if you're reading this, I'm sure you can relate)! I've tried everything from cake decorating to stained glass but there is something about fabric that makes me giddy! I'm a mom to two boys, am married to my best friend, and have an adorably obnoxious miniature parrot (a parrotlet) named Oscar (a.k.a. Cheep). I hope you enjoy my designs, I've had a blast making them!

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