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I'm a graphic designer by trade and fell in love with sewing many years ago. I think it was a natural path for me to mesh the two and start drafting my own patterns. There's nothing I like sewing ...

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Swoon Betty Bowler

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Swoon Betty Bowler
Swoon Betty Bowler
Swoon Betty Bowler
Swoon Betty Bowler
Swoon Betty Bowler
Swoon Betty Bowler

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic sewing terminology

Pattern Description:

The Betty Bowler is a vintage-inspired bowling style carry-all roomy enough to carry anything you might need for a day trip. She is 16" wide and features an exterior zippered pocket, interior open pockets, and piping for a professionally-made look. Handle hardware is optional. Please do not try to carry an actual bowling ball with this bag.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 16" wide
  • 11" high
  • 6.5" deep


  • 1 yard 44" wide exterior fabric
  • 1/2 yard 44" wide contrasting fabric
  • 1 1/2 yards 44" wide lining fabric
  • 3 1/2 yards 5/32" cotton cording (or premade piping)
  • 1 yard fusible fleece (i.e. Pellon Thermolam)
  • 4 yards Pellon Craft-fuse 808 fusible stabilizer
  • 1/2 yard fusible Pellon Peltex 71F
  • 6" zipper (zippered pocket)
  • 22" zipper (main compartment)
  • Four 1" metal loops (optional)
  • Coordinating thread

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