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I'm a swede living in sunny Malta with a love for making bags, quilting, sewing and all sorts of crafting really.
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The Bia Bag

from Pink Pony Design
(9) Name: 'Sewing : The Bia Bag
The Bia Bag
The Bia Bag
The Bia Bag
The Bia Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • The pattern has over 40 color photos showing every step of making the bag, but basic sewing skills are probably good to have as there's a lot of little steps =)

Pattern Description:

I wanted the perfect every day handbag and to me, this is it! It's such a great size being not to big but still have room for all I need and it has a ton of pockets, inside and out as I love knowing exactly where I have my stuff and with the zipper closure, I know it'll stay in place.

The many pockets really are a lifesaver for me, I don't want my handbag to be a black hole where all my stuff rides jumbled about in a crazy mix and nothing can be found. One pocket for each thing, phone, compact, pens, nail file, key loop etc. and two large zippered pockets. I've really optimized this bag for me and hopefully, you'll find that it fits you just as good as it fits me!

With over 40 color photos it should be easy to follow for everyone, even if you're not used to making bags or reading patterns. =)


  • 1/2 Yard Exterior Fabric (the linen)
  • 1 Fat Quarter Lining Fabric (the solid blue)
  • 1 Fat Quarter Decorative Fabric (patterned blue and white)
  • 22x15" of Very Stable Interfacing (Fast 2 Fuse)
  • 12" of 1/4 Wide Elastic
  • Closure device for front pocket (could be magnetic, snap, button, velcro or other closure of your choice)
  • 1 Set of bag handles
  • 3 Zippers, two 10" and one 13".
  • 2 8" Pieces of lace, ribbon or similar for edges on inside pockets (if you wish)
  • 1 Small Snap Hook for keys (if you want one in your bag)
  • Any other decoration or hardware you might wish to add

You Will Also Need:

  • Sewing Machine
  • Matching Thread
  • Pins
  • Binding Clips (are good but not necessary)

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