$8 – Showoff Bag Sewing Pattern PDF
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This roomy bag will show off your fabric fabric perfectly with its lovely shape and pleats. It is fully lined with a pocket for cell phone or keys and has plenty of room for a textbook, laptop or a change of clothes.
The Showoff Bag Sewing Pattern is a digital PDF sewing pattern that you purchase, download, and print at home. The 16-page eBook sewing pattern includes detailed step by step instructions, color photographs and full-sized pattern pieces for the Showoff Bag (extended length version also included). Seam allowances are included on all pattern pieces.
The digital PDF including pattern and instructions will be sent to your Paypal email address (please do not request that we forward to a different address. Thanks!) via instant download link as soon as payment is received.
Note: This sewing pattern is intended for personal use only. A handmade sellers license is also available below (scroll down). If you purchase the sewing pattern but not a license, please do not sell Showoff Bags or use the pattern for profit. Non-profit use for charity is usually fine, but please contact me first to request permission.
Please be aware that the individual strip pattern pieces for the Chevron version of the bag (shown below) are not included in this pattern. To make the Chevron version, I sewed nine 3″ strips of striped fabric cut on the bias together and then cut the main part of the bag out of the resulting pieced rectangle of fabric. It would be far easier just to find yourself some nice Chevron fabric though. Just sayin.
This bag is a “confident beginner” project. I would recommend this project to someone who knows how to sew a straight line backward and forward and can keep an even seam allowance on a curve. If you can sew the Buttercup Bag, you can sew the Showoff Bag. I’m not calling it a “beginner” project though because (and this is of course my personal opinion) I don’t think you should learn to sew on this bag. Clear instructions are given for all of the steps, however, so a beginner who has confidence could definitely tackle this. I am always happy to assist you by answering questions via email (pattern includes my email link) if you should run across anything that is giving you trouble!
14” tall x 16” wide, not measuring straps
(Extended length version – 15.5” tall x 16” wide)
YOU WILL NEED
• ½ yard printed fabric for main part of bag
• ½ yard solid fabric for top part of bag and straps
• ¾ yard fabric for lining and pocket
• Mid-weight fusible interfacing such as Decor-Bond (recommended if you are using anything other than a heavy-weight fabric for the top panel and straps)
• Optional: heavy-weight double-sided fusible interfacing such as Dritz InnerFuse to give the top of the bag more structure.
• Optional: 1” strip of canvas to reinforce strap
I recommend a woven natural fiber fabric (cotton or linen) that is at least 44” or wider. I also recommend using heavier fabrics for the outside of the bag (main and top parts) such as home dec or bottom-weights (linen, cotton/linen blends, twill, canvas, corduroy) to give it more structure and durability, but if you interface lighter fabrics you may find they work just as well.
This 16 page PDF becomes available to you instantly via a download link as soon as payment is received (Click on teeny tiny “Continue to download” link after making payment. Just in case you miss that, another link is sent to your Paypal email address, but please make sure your Paypal email is up-to-date or you risk not getting it!). A chart is provided on the first page of the file so that you can save paper and ink by printing just the pattern sheets you need.
Note: e-Check payments take roughly a week to process, so your pattern will not be sent instantly if you use e-Check. The pattern will be sent to you automatically as soon as your payment clears.
SELLING SHOWOFF BAGS
A License to Sell is available for sellers who would like to sell handmade Showoff Bags in their shops or at craft shows. For more information, see the Seller’s Page.
$10 – Sellers License
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$8 – Showoff Bag Sewing Pattern PDF
*Please read my purchasing/printing instructions first if you have never purchased an instant download PDF pattern before. Thanks!