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Alex - Messenger bag in 2 versions


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Here is Alex : an unisex messenger bag pattern offering two versions that will appeal to girls and boys! Alex is a summery supple messenger bag pattern, with reinforced contrasting corners and two contrasting stripes on the front. Both versions have an inner zippered pocket. # 2 versions are available in this pattern # -Version 1 : bag closed by a recessed zipper - Intermediate level. -Version 2 : bag closed by a flap - Beginner level. Beginners, don't be put off by this zippered pocket, this is certainly the easiest way to insert a zipper and the instructions are very detailed. The length of the strap will need to be adjusted according to your height. # Instructions and pattern # Instructions for the Alex pattern are 19 pages long including 7 pages for the full scale pattern tiles. Seam allowance is included and measurements are given both in cm and inches. In the PDF file you will find : - Detailed and illustrated sewing instructions - Full scale pattern tiles - A list of essential supplies - Instructions for pattern tile assembly - A cutting layout - A glossary of sewing terms # More pictures # More pictures of the bags are available here : # Also in French # The pattern and instructions presented here are in English, but being French, I'm selling both the French and English versions of this pattern on my website : SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Width 35 cm (14 inches) Height 35 cm (14 inches) Height with strap 88 cm (34 1/2 inches) Depth 10 cm (4 inches)

Supplies Needed

  • Version 1 : Main Fabric 40 cm (16 inches) + Contrast fabric 60 cm (24 inches) + Lining 70 cm (28 inches)
  • Version 2 : Main Fabric 70 cm (28 inches) + Contrast fabric 60 cm (24 inches) + Lining 70 cm (28 inches)
  • All versions : Medium weight fusible interfacing 80 cm x 90 cm (31 1/2 inches x 35 1/2 inches)

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Hi I'm Véronique Pinson (you can call me Véro), Sacôtin founder and designer. I'm French and after living in the US (Washington DC) and the UK (Brighton) for a while, I've settled down back in France, in Provence to be precise. I've just launch my line of Bag sewing patterns available both in English and in French. A long-time dream coming true ! #About Sacôtin bag patterns# I create bags that I would like myself and, having very eclectic taste in bags, you will find a great diversity of patterns. For me, bags are the ultimate accessory, the most enjoyable, the accessory that really shows your personality, that allows you to play with styles, to add a touch of fantasy, to have fun and treat yourself. And, because a bag is useful for carrying around all your bits and bobs, it also needs to be practical! #About Sacôtin pattern instructions# I write the instructions just as I would like to read them myself : I put myself in your shoes. I want clear, illustrated instructions that lead me step by step; thus they are something to which I pay particular attention.