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Showoff Bag

from Made by Rae
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Showoff Bag
Showoff Bag
Showoff Bag
Showoff Bag
Showoff Bag
Showoff Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • sew a straight line backward and forward
  • keep an even seam allowance on a curve

Pattern Description:

This roomy bag will show off your fabric fabric perfectly with its lovely shape and pleats. It is fully lined with a pocket for cell phone or keys and has plenty of room for a textbook, laptop or a change of clothes.

The 16-page eBook sewing pattern includes detailed step by step instructions, color photographs and full-sized pattern pieces for the Showoff Bag (extended length version also included). Seam allowances are included on all pattern pieces.

Note: This sewing pattern is intended for personal use only. A handmade sellers version of the pattern is available for purchase at http://www.made-by-rae.com/patterns/

Please be aware that the individual strip pattern pieces for the Chevron version of the bag (shown below) are not included in this pattern. To make the Chevron version, I sewed nine 3? strips of striped fabric cut on the bias together and then cut the main part of the bag out of the resulting pieced rectangle of fabric. It would be far easier just to find yourself some nice Chevron fabric though. Just sayin.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approximate finished bag dimensions, without straps: 14" tall x 16" wide (extended length pattern pieces also included)


  • 1/2 yard printed fabric for main part of bag
  • 1/2 yard solid fabric for top part of bag and straps
  • 3/4 yard fabric for lining and pocket
  • Mid-weight fusible interfacing such as Decor-Bond (recommended if you are using anything other than a heavy-weight fabric for the top panel and straps)
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine

You Will Also Need:

  • Optional: heavy-weight double-sided fusible interfacing such as Dritz InnerFuse to give the top of the bag more structure.
  • Optional: 1" strip of canvas to reinforce strap

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