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Genevieve Messenger PDF Bag Pattern


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Skills Needed

  • Construction
  • Fundamentals
  • Pockets
  • Topstitching
  • Zipper

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Pattern Details

FEATURES: The Genevieve comes with instructions to make 3 versions! It is super charming with its piped details and loads of pockets OR make it simple and leave out the piping for a quick and easy project! Choose from two flap shapes! Complete with an adjustable strap, Genevieve closes with a magnetic snap and has a large slip pocket under the flap along with a smaller slip pocket for your mobile phone. Two interior slip pockets, a pen pocket and an interior zipper pocket to keep your valuables secure complete the ensemble! It's a great weekend project that is MUCH easier to complete than it looks! Optional: Simply add some rivets for a really professional look! -------------------------------------------------------- The pattern comes ready to print out on standard A4 paper OR you can also print on Letter or Foolscape simply by checkling the "Disable shrink to fit" or similar in your printers settings. Printing Instructions are included! Choose from Plain with no piping, Regular flap with piping or Shaped flap! The pdf pattern for the Genevieve messenger style handbag/purse has 53 pages of instructions which include 100 step by step colour photos so you can follow along and see exactly how to make your bag each step of the way. There are 3 photos of the finished bag, printing instructions and test squares to check scale. 13 Pattern pieces are included. PLUS a TEXT ONLY version of the instructions (11 pages) comes bundled with your pattern for printing purposes, should you not need or wish to print all of the photos! Simply refer to your electronic versions for photos if needed! Saves on ink! ALL my patterns have measurements for both Metric and Imperial and seam allowances are included too! ======================================= Oh and why not check out what others have made or share some of your finished ChrisW Designs bags in our Flickr group! I'd love to see them! Flickr: ======================================= Copyright Information: You are welcome to sell your finished bags! Please DO checkout the ChrisW Designs copyright policy in full in the shop policy section for further info! :) ChrisW Designs (c) 2012 All Rights Reserved ======================================= SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Approx. 36cm (14") X 28cm (11") X 7.6cm (3")

Recommended with this pattern

  • Exterior fabric: 90 cm (1 yard) of 112cm (44") wide fabric
  • Lining fabric: 100 cm (39.5") of 112cm (44") wide fabric
  • Optional Piping - make your own - Fabric: 50cm (20") of 112cm (44") wide fabric OR purchase readymade - 6m (234")

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Don't you just LOVE handbags? I know I do and I am TOTALLY addicted to making them! Imagine being able to make handbags and purses that are unique to YOU and exactly the style, colour, size and shape that YOU want them to be! ChrisW Designs brings you an ever growing range of pdf patterns for handbags, purses, tote bags, backpacks and all sorts of bag sewing patterns designed to teach you loads of wonderful bag making techniques, so you can do just that! Visit my website for the full range of patterns and my blog for loads of FREE helpful advice and tutorials! Leave a comment while you are there because I love reading them! :)