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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 Blanche Barrel Bag

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Swoon Blanche Barrel Bag
Swoon Blanche Barrel Bag
Swoon Blanche Barrel Bag
Swoon Blanche Barrel Bag
Swoon Blanche Barrel Bag
Swoon Blanche Barrel Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You should already be somewhat familiar with sewing patterns and common sewing terms.

Pattern Description:

A stunning, rockabilly-inspired bag in three different sizes. Large side slip pockets, a zippered lining compartment, and a removeable crossbody strap make it as functional as it is stylish. You'll want to make a Blanche for everybody you know.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small Bag: 10.5" wide
  • Medium Bag: 12" wide
  • Large Bag: 14" wide


  • 2/3 yard 44" wide exterior fabric (1/2 yard for Small Bag)
  • 1 yard 44" wide lining fabric
  • 3 yards 5/32" cotton cording (or premade piping)
  • 14" all-purpose zipper (11" zipper for Small Bag)
  • 6" all-purpose zipper
  • Two 3/4" D-rings
  • Coordinating thread
  • Two 3/4" swivel clips
  • Fabric glue
  • Four 3/4" rectangle rings
  • 1/2 yard 58" wide foam interfacing (Soft & Stable) (Or 1 1/2 yards Pellon Flex-foam)
  • 2 yards fusible woven interfacing (Pellon Shape-flex SF101)
  • 1/4 yard fusible stiff stabilizer (Pellon Peltex 71F)

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