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The Snazzy Slouch Handbag Sewing Pattern

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : The Snazzy Slouch Handbag Sewing Pattern
The Snazzy Slouch Handbag Sewing Pattern
The Snazzy Slouch Handbag Sewing Pattern
The Snazzy Slouch Handbag Sewing Pattern
The Snazzy Slouch Handbag Sewing Pattern

Pattern Description:

The Snazzy Slouch is not only fabulous to just grab & throw over your shoulder and go BUT it is super organized and roomy too!
Complete with 4 external slip pockets, deep enough so the contents are safe and perfect for your phone, keys and other bits & pieces you might need to grab in a hurry. The main compartment is zippered so everything inside is secure PLUS there is an internal zipper divider pocket and 4 extra internal slip pockets so you too can keep your bag super organized!
PLUS the Snazzy Slouch has an adjustable strap so you can make it the length that suits YOU!

The pattern comes ready to print out on standard A4 paper OR you can also print on Letter or Foolscape simply by checkling the "Disable shrink to fit" or similar in your printers settings. Printing Instructions are included!

The pattern for the Snazzy Slouch has 40 pages of instructions which include 80 step by step colour photos. There are 6 photos of the finished bag, printing instructions and test squares to check scale. 3 Pattern pieces are included and cutting measurements are given for the remaining pattern pieces. PLUS a TEXT ONLY version (7 pages) of the instructions comes bundled with your pattern for printing purposes, should you not need or wish to print all of the photos! Simply refer to your electronic versions for photos if needed! Saves on ink!

ALL my patterns are provided with measurements in both Metric and Imperial and seam allowances are included!


Hardware can be obtained from the Etsy shop 3DpatternPaper http://www.etsy.com/shop/3Dpatternpaper


Oh and why not check out what others have made or share some of your finished ChrisW Designs bags in our Flickr group! I'd love to see them!
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/chriswdesigns/pool/
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Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 30cm (12") X 23cm (9") X 12.5cm ( 5")


  • Exterior Fabric: 90 cm (1 yard) of 112cm (40") wide fabric; if using contrast, allow 45cm (1/2 yard)
  • Lining Fabric: 90 cm -110 cm (1-11/4 yard) of 112cm (40") wide fabric (depending on whether you use exterior fabrics or lining fabric for your Interior Zipper Divider Pocket - C
  • Fusible Interfacing: Pellon/Legacy SF101, 2m (2 1/4 yard)
  • Fusible Fleece. 60cm (24") Thermolam Plus TP971F or Vilene 640H.
  • Matching Thread. (I use Gutermann Polyester).
  • 1 piece 11.5cm X 27.3cm (41/2" x 103/4") of peltex or similar firm stabilizer for base

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 x 51cm (20") or longer handbag zipper (cut down to size during construction)
  • 1 x 30cm (12") dress zipper to match either the lining or exterior depending on which fabrics you chose for your Interior Zipper Divider Pocket - C.
  • 58.5cm (23") of 12mm (1/2") wide boning (Optional).
  • 1 X 3.8cm (11/2") Rectangular Metal Slider for the strap.
  • 2 X 3.8cm (11/2") Rectangular Rings.
  • 1X Zipper Pull (Optional.
  • 8 X 8mm (5/16") rivets (Optional).