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It has been said that Kristi McDonough made her entrance into this world with a needle and thread in one hand and a pair of scissors in the other. While that may not be exactly true, she has been ...

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The Commissionaire Bag

from Schnitzel & Boo
(9) Name: 'Sewing : The Commissionaire Bag
The Commissionaire Bag
The Commissionaire Bag
The Commissionaire Bag
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The Commissionaire Bag The Commissionaire Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You should know how to use a rotary cutter and acrylic ruler or be able to cut a straight line with scissors.
  • You should know how to apply fusible interfacing.

Pattern Description:

The Commissionaire Bag is the perfect size bag for every day use without being overloaded, weighed down or unorganized. The Commissionaire Bag has button and elastic loop closures, one exterior pocket, four interior pockets (the largest is padded and fits a Macbook or similar sized laptop perfectly) a key fob and utility strap for keeping all of your important items within easy reach.

Photo Credit and a great big "thank you!" for the pattern cover goes to:

Top/Middle-Trina Gallop www.willcookforshoes.ca
Bottom Left-Jonah Shrader www.bellyofawhale.com
Bottom Right- Ashley Day www.sassafrasgirl.wordpress.com

Thank you also to:
Andrea Drake (www.sewquiltcraft.blogspot.com)
Toni Selman (wwwlifeinapinkbunnysuit.com)
for the additional photos and test sewing!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 10"x15"x3"


  • 1 yard laminated cotton, home-dec weight fabric or canvas
  • 1 yard quilters cotton for lining or 2 or 3 fat quarters
  • 1 yard fusible, single-sided heavyweight interfacing
  • 1 yard fusible fleece
  • 1/2 yard single-sided fusible Peltex
  • 1- 1 1/2" metal slide
  • 2- 1 1/2" rectangle rings
  • 1- 3/4" leash clip
  • 1- 3/4" rectangle ring
  • 3- 5/8"+ buttons
  • 3 elastic hair bands or 1/3 yard of 1/8" elastic
  • 2- 1 1/2" leash clips (optional)
  • Plastic canvas scrap, approximately 3"x16" (optional)
  • Liquid Stitch glue (optional)
  • 1 3/4 yards of 1 1/2" nylon webbing (optional)

You Will Also Need:

  • fabric marking pen
  • sewing machine needles (size 12 or 14 sharps)
  • rotary cutter
  • acrylic ruler
  • cutting mat
  • sewing machine
  • iron
  • ironing board
  • press cloth
  • binding clips (optional)
  • seam ripper
  • sewing pins
  • walking foot, if using laminated cotton

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