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Genevieve Messenger PDF Bag Pattern

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Genevieve Messenger PDF Bag Pattern
Genevieve Messenger PDF Bag Pattern Plain Genevieve with no piping
Genevieve Messenger PDF Bag Pattern Regular Fla Genevieve with piping
Genevieve Messenger PDF Bag Pattern Another Regular Flap with piping
Genevieve Messenger PDF Bag Pattern Shaped Flap Genevieve
Genevieve Messenger PDF Bag Pattern Genevieve's Interior

Pattern Description:

The Genevieve comes with instructions to make 3 versions! It is super charming with its piped details and loads of pockets OR make it simple and leave out the piping for a quick and easy project!

Choose from two flap shapes! Complete with an adjustable strap, Genevieve closes with a magnetic snap and has a large slip pocket under the flap along with a smaller slip pocket for your mobile phone. Two interior slip pockets, a pen pocket and an interior zipper pocket to keep your valuables secure complete the ensemble! It's a great weekend project that is MUCH easier to complete than it looks!

Optional: Simply add some rivets for a really professional look!
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!

Choose from Plain with no piping, Regular flap with piping or Shaped flap! The pdf pattern for the Genevieve messenger style handbag/purse has 53 pages of instructions which include 100 step by step colour photos so you can follow along and see exactly how to make your bag each step of the way. There are 3 photos of the finished bag, printing instructions and test squares to check scale. 13 Pattern pieces are included.

PLUS a TEXT ONLY version of the instructions (11 pages) 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 have measurements for both Metric and Imperial and seam allowances are included too!

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!
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Copyright Information:
You are welcome to sell your finished bags! Please DO checkout the ChrisW Designs copyright policy in full in the shop policy section for further info! :) http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChrisWDesigns/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

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Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approx. 36cm (14") X 28cm (11") X 7.6cm (3")


  • Exterior fabric: 90 cm (1 yard) of 112cm (44") wide fabric
  • Lining fabric: 100 cm (39.5") of 112cm (44") wide fabric
  • Optional Piping - make your own - Fabric: 50cm (20") of 112cm (44") wide fabric OR purchase readymade - 6m (234")
  • Fusible Interfacing: Light-mid weight - 90 cm (1 yard) of 112cm (44") wide interfacing. (Suitable choices would be Pellon Shape-Flex SF101, Therm O Web Heat & Bond Soft Fusible Woven, Vilene #G700 however please allow extra yardage for narrower width)
  • Fusible Fleece - 45cm (18") I have used Vilene H640. A suitable alternative would be Pellon TP971F Fusible Thermolam Plus or Bosal Fusible Fleece.
  • Small amount of Peltex or other firm support material, for Base - 28cm X 6.3cm (11" X 21/2")
  • Matching thread (I use Gutermann Polyester)

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 X 23cm (9") zipper to match lining fabric for the inside pocket.
  • 1 X 18mm magnetic catch
  • 2 X 3.2cm (11/4") Inner Diameter oval or rectangular rings
  • 1 X 3.2 (11/4") Slider
  • Optional Rivets - 10 X 6mm (1/4") double capped rivets or larger if you have used a heavier weight fabric.

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