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Expandable File Bag (for Zambia)


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  • Binding|Zipper

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EDITS have been made! AUGUST 2015 Join the Facebook group: Pink Trocolate Patterns I designed this bag by accident! I was up one night sewing and I just needed to create something new. I wanted something to store my pattern pieces from other patterns, including my acrylic templates for sewing. Then I thought about this bag and started taking measurements and I literally stayed up all night sewing a little and writing down what I had done. Start to finish it took me about 10 hours to imagine it, measure it, and then have a finished bag. It was incredible. I'd never done that before! Then I posted on a favorite site on FB and everyone wanted the pattern. I was blown away by the response, so I decided to write a! a WAHM! Crazy. So then I got 95% of it written before I went on a mission trip to Zambia Africa to spend a week with the orphaned and vulnerable children there. It changed my life. I had 10 boys for the week that feel like they are my own children. While I was there I saw such great need for these kids. The organization I went with are incredible and they are in the process of raising funds to build a school in the compound where my 10 boys were from. They desperately need a school to lift them out of the desperate circumstances in which they live day to day. I decided then and there that I was going to fundraise when I got home to make that school happen...sooner than later. Then I thought of this pattern and how ABSOLUTELY ALL THE PROCEEDS should go to this school. I am praying that it will be big because this will be a lasting thing that I can help to provide for these kids. I couldn't take them home with I will help to bring good things to them. And that's my story! You will love this bag! It has 13 slots for your papers or patterns or goodies. It has two 8" wide roomy (optional) zipper pockets for small things like pens and pencils, or phones or paperclips. One pocket is on the interior of the bag. The other pocket is on the outside back for easy access. The flap folds over to keep everything inside. There is also a handy shoulder strap for easy toting that can snap on and off and stowed be in a zipper pocket when not in use. Choose either a twist lock or a magnetic snap closure for secure fastening. Measurements to make a legal size bag are included! This bag just looks cool and its fun. I can't wait for people to try it out! Enjoy! If you have any questions please ask! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY insert a zipper (optional) Sew on double seam binding insert a swivel clasp or magnetic snap SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 10.5" x 13.5" x 5" Legal Size: 10.5"x16.5"x5'

Recommended with this pattern

  • 2 D-rings
  • Rivets (optional)
  • Fabric glue

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