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Extend-A-Handbag

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Intermediate

Skills Needed

  • Zipper

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PATTERN DETAILS

The best bag to take on that shopping trip. While all your friends are struggling to hang on to their many bags yours will be all in your shopping bag with only one item left to hold. Straps are long enough to hold on your shoulder when extended and still short enough when the bag is closed up to carry in your hand. I chose not to use a zipper closier on this bag because I like the idea of not having to stop to unzip and place my items in and then zip it back up. I want to be able to just grab it and throw it into my bag. It is however secured in the middle with a ribbon and button closier. I was given the challenge to make an extendable zippered handbag and have to admit I was a little intimidated to attempt it. I was going to just take a shortcut and find a great pattern online and guess what THERE WAS NONE TO BE FOUND!!!! I then knew I had to come up with my own design. I played with my graph papers and started constructing what I wanted it to look like. I then began to construct one from some scrap material. With some trial and error I believe I got it :-) CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO GET THE EXCEL SPREADSHEET THAT WILL CALCULATE ALL YOUR MEASUREMENTS FOR ANY SIZE ZIPPER AND CORNER. https://app.box.com/s/6m11tt5yf152qov2x7vs BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Straight stitch insert a zipper SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 22 x 13 closed 22 x 22 open bottom 11.5 x 11.25

Supplies Needed

  • Sewing machine
  • Fabric
  • Zippeer - this pattern calls for a 43" seperating zipper. I IN NO WAY GUARANTY IF YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FIND THAT EXACT SIZE. PLEASE BE SURE YOU CAN STILL PURCHASE THIS BEFORE BUYING THE PATTERN

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