Whole Lotta Bag

from The Littlest Thistle

Whole Lotta Bag Pattern


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Whole Lotta Bag Cover
Whole Lotta Bag Side And Front Pockets
Whole Lotta Bag Back Pocket
Whole Lotta Bag Inner Pocket

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Men



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Pattern Description:

I have designed a number of bags over the years, several of which were for blog hops or magazines, but for this, my first independent pattern, I decided to embrace something new. The Whole Lotta Bag came about following a survey carried out on my blog, The Littlest Thistle, where I asked my readers what techniques they would like to learn, and I think I managed to fit almost every technique in that they requested!

This feature rich bag includes the following:

Rear inline zipped pocket
Elasticated side pockets
Front bellows pockets
Inset zipped lining pocket
Zip bridge
Twist lock closure
Bag feet
Adjustable strap

There will a sew along to accompany the pattern starting on my blog on Monday 13th January, which will include some variations.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 15" wide x 11 1/2" high x 5 1/2" deep


  • 1 yd / 1 m outer fabric
  • 1 1/4 yd / 1 m main lining fabric
  • 1 1/4 yd / 1 m secondary lining/strap fabric
  • 2 yds / 2m 34" wide woven interfacing (Vilene G700 or Pellon SF-101 Shape Flex)
  • 1 yd / 1m Vilene H640 thick fusible fleece, or Pellon TP971F Fusible Thermolam
  • 1 1/2 yd / 1 1/2 m fusible hemming web (e.g. Vilene Wundaweb or Heat'n'Bond Hem)
  • 2 x 1" x 2" scraps of heavy-duty interlining

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 x 1 1/2" rectangular rings (inner measurement)
  • 1 x 1 1/2" strap slide (inner measurement)
  • 2 x twist locks
  • 6 x bag feet
  • 15" x 5 1/2" grid bag bottom or template plastic
  • 1 x 9" zip to match lining
  • 1 x 16" zip to match outer fabric
  • 1 x 18" zip to match outer fabric
  • 1/2 yd / 1/2 m 1" flat elastic
  • 1 1/2 yd / 1 1/2 m piping cord - 1/4"/ 5mm diameter
  • Fray Check
  • Co-ordinating thread

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