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Ava - Vintage inspired bag


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Inspired by the 40's and 50's, Ava is an elegant trapeze bag with a vintage classic feel. Ava can be worn elegantly over the shoulder or carried by hand. Front pocket with a bow shaped flap, kept closed by a tab with magnetic snap. Two additional pockets inside : a patch pocket and larger zippered pocket. Ava is an advanced bag pattern. The instructions are illustrated and very detailed. Some steps have links to photos tutorials, which will also allow intermediate seamstresses to sew this charming bag. #Instructions and pattern# Instructions for the Ava pattern are 19 pages long including 5 pages for the full scale pattern (no assembly necessary). 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 -A list of essential supplies -Instructions for pattern tile assembly -A cutting layout -A glossary of sewing terms #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 : #More Ava bags# You can see pictures of bags sewn from this pattern on Pinterest : SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Width at the base 30 cm (12") Height 20 cm (8") Depth at the base 9 cm (3" 1/2)

Supplies Needed

  • Fabric : Medium to heavy weight woven : cotton canvas, denim, velvet, corduroy, woolen, faux suede, brocade, jacquard, upholstery... - 60 cm (24")
  • Lining : Light weight woven : cotton, cotton satin,... - 70 cm (28")
  • Fusible interfacing : Medium weight woven : Vieseline/Vilene G700, SF-101 Shape Flex Fusible Woven (US) - 60 cm (24") for a 90 cm (35" 1/2) width

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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.