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I'm a mom of four who has a passion for making things in my spare time. Call me crazy, but if I didn't have this creative outlet I probably would be! I love collecting beautiful fabrics and using ...

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The Erica Bag

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : The Erica Bag
The Erica Bag
The Erica Bag
The Erica Bag
The Erica Bag
The Erica Bag

Pattern Description:

This bag was created as a gift for my friend, Erica. She liked it so much that I decided to turn it into a pattern. If you haven't noticed, many of my patterns are named after special people in my life :)

This bag is a fairly simple, but anything but boring. It is on the small to medium size with a gussetted side/bottom and one strap. You can make it out of all one fabric, or change it up a bit by making the sided & strap out of a coordinating print. Sometimes I get fancy and add some piping or rick-rack along the seams for a little punch. As always, having fun with it!

Sewing the gusset may be a little challenging for a beginner, but with lots and lots of pins and some patience, you can do it!!

Pattern Terms of Use: if you are a home sewist you are allowed to make items from these patterns for sale provided credit is given to artsy-crafty babe patterns or Rebeka Lambert, in any online listing, description, or craft market labeling. Mass manufacturing of items made from artsy-crafty babe patterns is strictly prohibited. Do not email the pattern to anyone else. That is a violation of copyright. The pattern is not to be distributed by any commercial entity, library or guild without explicit written permission from Rebeka Lambert. The pattern is not transferable.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 13.5" wide x 8" tall x 2.25" deep (34cm x 20cm x 6cm)


  • 1/3 yard fabric A
  • 1/4 yd fabric B
  • (or 1/2 yd total for exterior from 1 fabric)
  • 1/2 yd lining fabric
  • 1 yd heavyweight sew in interfacing
  • 1 package piping or 2 yds (optional)
  • 1/2" button

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