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Quilted Time Out and About


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These purses lead double lives, but they all are easy to carry when you are out and about! They are designed to be used as any regular purse, but are also useful as multi-pocket cases within other, larger bags or briefcases. As cases, they are also suitable for men and boys, to protect their gear. Make them quick using pre-quilted fabric, or make them uniquely yours by quilting your own fabric. Since only the pockets are quilted, even quilting your own fabric is quick and easy. POCKETS: Each purse/case has three zippered pockets (two on the front, one on the back) to keep your stuff secure. The outer pockets are padded to protect your smartphone, small camera, reader, or tablet. See Supply List photo for which size devices fit which purse. More pockets equal more function! I found single-pocket pouches to be quite alluring, but very limiting. STRAPS: Straps are removable if you add the swivel snap hooks...adjustable if you tie a simple knot to shorten...can be omitted completely if desired...can be lightly padded or not...can be non-removable if you omit hooks...are about 40", but you can make any length you desire. A ready-made strap of similar width could be used if you prefer. ZIPPERS: Nothing to dread here--all the zippers are straight, no curves, and their metal stops get trimmed off. Add small charms to the zipper pulls if you like. Be sure to use zippers with nylon teeth that can be sewn across. Pattern is nine pages with tips and diagrams throughout. Also includes a page of color photos of samples. PURCHASE INFORMATION: When you purchase this PDF pattern and receive an email confirming your purchase, the pattern should show up immediately in your "My Craftsy...Patterns" area of your account when you are logged in to From there you can download the pattern (the pattern is not sent to your email). If it does not show up in your Craftsy account, contact me right away --that is the only way I will know if you are having problems. Thank you! REFUNDS: Sorry, no refunds on pattern downloads. FINISHED ITEMS: The purchaser of this pattern has permission to sell small quantities of finished items made from this pattern. I often get requests for finished items, so if you make and sell finished items of this pattern, please leave your contact information in the COMMENTS section of this pattern listing so others can find you!). COPYRIGHT: You may NOT make copies of the printed pattern (or digital pattern) to sell or give away. BULK QUANTITY DISCOUNTS: Contact me -- -- for information on bulk quantity discounts for guilds, classes, shops. MORE PATTERNS and TOOLS: See more patterns and sewing items at where we always have free shipping with no minimum purchase for USA customers, and reduced shipping for non-USA customers. THANK YOU--I hope you enjoy your Quilted Time Out and About! UPDATE 2.11.2015: Size correction on page 4, minor clarifications throughout. Thank you for your suggestions for improvements! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Be willing to sew basic binding (no corners) Be comfortable using a zipper foot Be able to rotary cut rectangles SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Five sizes--XS, S, M, L, XL Thickness is about 3/4", depending on the fabric you use. Sounds thin, but really holds a LOT. See Supply List photo for details

Recommended with this pattern

  • Quilt-weight Cotton and Low-loft fleece OR Pre-quilted Fabric
  • Interfacing, craft weight
  • See Supply List photo for details

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Sew Together
Since coloring in squares on graph paper with crayons as a preschooler (my early venture into quilt design?), my journey into the sewing and quilting world has been nonstop! I am mostly self-taught, which means I owe a lot to my 4-H teachers, my mother (for allowing me time to sew) contributors to the sewing magazines (and now blogs), and the traveling instructors at sewing expos, and of course my sewing friends--thank you, thank you, thank you! I worked and taught quilt classes and serger classes for over ten years at a local quilt shop. During that time I developed and patented the Sew Easy Guide, a tool for quilting and sewing diagonally across squares without marking or using paper. I hope to continue inventing sewing tools and designing patterns that are practical AND pretty. Thanks to Craftsy, sharing these designs will be easier than ever--thank you Craftsy!