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The Emmaline Bag PDF Pattern

from Emmaline Bags & Patterns
(9) Name: 'Sewing : The Emmaline Bag PDF Pattern
The Emmaline Bag PDF Pattern
The Emmaline Bag PDF Pattern
The Emmaline Bag PDF Pattern
The Emmaline Bag PDF Pattern
The Emmaline Bag PDF Pattern

Pattern Description:

The Emmaline Bag is extremely practical, very spacious, modern and classy. A stylish handbag that's wonderful for everyday wear. This bag turns out so beautiful and professional looking! Easily tote all of your essentials and keep your keys, phone or wallet tucked away in one of the 3 optional inside pockets.

Be your own bag designer and customize this pattern with different fabrics, pockets and straps. Included are instructions for a magnetic closure, a zipper pocket, and a double slip pocket. Learn how to sew gorgeous straps and make a bottom gusset with a stiff bag base. If you are interested in trying vinyl/leather look straps, visit my tutorial at emmalinebags.blogspot.com to learn how to sew vinyl.

The pattern includes 50+ full color photos and diagrams, and full size pattern pieces with seam allowances included.

**** You are purchasing a PDF sewing pattern only, not the finished product. You will have to have ADOBE Acrobat on your computer to open the file. Adobe is a free download.

Emmaline Bags & Patterns Copyright 2012
All Rights Reserved

You may sell items made from this pattern in your shop or market stall; however this pattern is not to be used for mass production.
You may not claim this pattern as your own or allow others to use it. Do not make copies of this pattern; this pattern is for personal and limited commercial use for one purchaser only.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Size: (Measurements are approximate) Width: 15" Height: 9" from bottom to center Straps: 16" from ring to ring, 13.5" from top of bag.


  • MATERIALS: (yardages are approximate and generous)
  • 1.25 yds/1.25 m Exterior fabric (Cotton, canvas, or decor weight cotton)
  • 1 yd/1 m Lining fabric (Light to mid-weight fabric)
  • 1 yd/1 m Sew-in Interfacing, canvas bag lining, or fusible batting/fleece
  • 1 scrap of fusible interfacing for zipper pocket (3" x 10"/8cm x 26cm)
  • 1 scrap of fusible interfacing for slip pocket (10" x 10"/26cm x 26cm), 2 scraps of heavy-weight fusible interfacing for magnet (1.5" x 1.5"/4cm x 4cm)

You Will Also Need:

  • 14mm - 18mm Magnetic Snap Closure
  • 7" (18 cm) or longer zipper for interior pocket
  • Water-soluble Erasable Marking Pen, or Chalk Pencil
  • Rotary Cutting Tool, Mat, and Ruler (or a long meter or yard stick to measure)
  • Clear Template plastic for bag base (find this at any quilt or sewing shop)
  • 4 Rectangular Rings 1 1/2" wide or 1 1/2 - 2" O-Rings

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