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The Opal


Skill Level


Skills Needed

  • Construction
  • Pockets
  • Topstitching
  • Zipper

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Pattern Details

Like a lot of designers, I am inspired by the 1950’s. With the right fabrics, the Opal takes me back to that time, with a modern twist thrown in. A central horizontal panel allows you to show off your favourite print while matching it with the perfect colour of vinyl or cork fabric. Make a matching Opal for every outfit and event, she is such a quick and easy sew that ends in a stylish result. The Opal comes in two sizes, one small and one large. Pattern is written for vinyl and quilting cotton, but can also be easily made in other fabrics suitable for bag making. Included are step by step instructions with digitally drawn diagrams and pattern pieces. Pattern has instructions for an interior zipped pocket, zipper closure, cute folded handles and optional strap. Check out my Youtube Channel for a video tutorial that accompanies this pattern.

Recommended with this pattern

  • Exterior 1 fabric – (approx. ¼ - ½ yard) vinyl, cork, leather
  • Exterior 2 fabric – (approx. 1/8 – 1/4 yard) quilting cotton
  • Lining fabric – (approx. ¼ - ½ yard) quilting cotton

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Hi and Welcome to my Craftsy store, My name is Katherine. I learnt to sew as a young girl in school and while watching my mother sew on the weekends. In 2014 I discovered bag making and fell in love, passionately. It is all I could think about. I had just completed my Bachelor of Commerce after raising four daughters, and wasn't that interested in entering the corporate world. My brain not only works well with numbers, but it never stops being creative. This is how Huff 'n Cuffs was born. My granddaughter named the business Huff ‘n Cuffs when she was four years old, it was her way of saying Arts and Crafts. I invested in an industrial sewing machine and changed the spare room into my studio. I started making bags from other designers and learnt some amazing skills and new techniques, but I knew this wasn’t enough. My mind wanted to create. So now I am onto the next chapter of my life, making bag patterns. Follow my blog to receive an email when new patterns are released! Check out my Youtube Channel for video tutorials!