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Hi, I'm Samantha, aka Mrs H. I live in the beautiful South Wales valleys with my husband Dus and our unfortunately nicknamed daughter Elvis. I write sewing patterns for bags and love seeing what you ...

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The Bow Pleat bag

from Sewing patterns by Mrs H
(9) Name: 'Sewing : The Bow Pleat bag
The Bow Pleat bag
The Bow Pleat bag
The Bow Pleat bag
The Bow Pleat bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Sew
  • apply interfacing

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 10" x 13" (26cm x 34cm)


  • 3/4m (7/8yd) outer fabric (150cm or 60" wide)* Heavyweight cotton, gabardine, canvas, duck, twill, drill or worsted. Home decorweight is unsuitable for the adjustable strap. Quilting cotton can be used with a fusible fleece stabiliser.
  • *If you'd like the bow from contrasting fabric then 1/2m (5/8yd) outer fabric and 1/4m (3/8yd) bow fabric
  • 1/2m (5/8yd) lining fabric (150cm or 60" wide) of quilting cotton
  • 1/2m (5/8yd) fusible fleece
  • 1/4m (3/8yd)lightweight interfacing (for optional pockets)
  • Co-ordinating sewing thread
  • 1 x 6" zip to co-ordinate with the lining fabric
  • Magnetic snap
  • 1.5" Adjustable strap kit