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Book Club Bag


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The Book Club Bag is a sturdy book or tech bag with a top snap closure and a variety of interior pockets. Not just for books, this easy-to-sew bag is tech-savvy too! The customizable large interior pocket can be sewn to fit a typical e-reader or tablet, or it can be customized to exactly fit the e-reader/tablet you own. In addition, an inside zippered pocket keeps valuables safe and an additional subdivided pocket can keep loose items organized. I designed this bag to hold a books or an e-reader or tablet for a book club. I wanted to create something that was sturdy and kept a kindle or other e-reader in a separate pocket to protect it more. I also was interested in creating a fun technique with strips. This pattern will show you how to sew a bag with strips. Note that the strips show more on the back and the front using the simple trick in the pattern. edited 7.14.14 to add link to blog BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic sewing skills Installing a zipper This pattern does walk through all steps with pictures and diagrams SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Approx. 13" H x 11" W x 3" D

Supplies Needed

  • 1/3 yard of firm fusible interfacing such as Pellon Decor Bond
  • 2 strips of lightweight batting or felt for handles
  • 1/3 yard contrasting fabric for contrasting horizontal stripes, e-reader pocket and subdivided pocket

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I started selling purse pattern designs in 2011, and have enjoyed sewing and crafting since I was a kid. I have dabbled in sewing kids clothes, drapes, quilts, and other home projects, but I am completely addicted to designing and sewing purses and home decor items! Come visit my blog at for what's new!