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$8 – Showoff Bag Sewing Pattern PDF

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DESCRIPTION

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.

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DIFFICULTY
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!

SIZES INCLUDED
14” tall x 16” wide, not measuring straps
(Extended length version – 15.5” tall x 16” wide)

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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

Fabric Recommendations
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.

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INSTANT DOWNLOAD
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.

WANT TO SEE MORE?
The Showoff Bag was featured on my blog on the following posts:
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The Showoff Bag

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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BUY YOUR SHOWOFF BAG SEWING PATTERN NOW!*

$8 – Showoff Bag Sewing Pattern PDF

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*Please read my purchasing/printing instructions first if you have never purchased an instant download PDF pattern before. Thanks!

Share your photos: I can’t wait to see all of your Showoff Bags! Please add your pictures to the Showoff Bag photo pool or the Rae Made Me Do It photo pool so we can all enjoy them.

Thanks for your patience! As usual, please be patient with me as there are bound to be glitches at first. Please email me (rae DOT made AT gmail DOT com) if there are any issues and we’ll get them worked out!
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18 Responses to Showoff Bag PDF Sewing Pattern is Here!

  1. Hey you!!
    I LURVE the new bag … seriously, meant to send you an e-mail (and a hello, catch up, are we still friends note ;D) and tell you how great it is. I especially love the chevron + denim. Good work fancy pattern pants!!

    XOXO & Happy Friday!!

  2. dana says:

    Congrats! It’s beautiful! Absolutely love it.

  3. Fern says:

    I love it and can’t wait to try this bag! Thank you for such fantastic work! :-)

  4. Yessssssssssssss….love it! I NEED to make this asap!!! So fabulous!

  5. Tina says:

    Another awesome bag, Rae! Congrats!

    Just a little copy editing;
    under the ‘Difficulty’ heading, it says “This tunic is a “confident beginner” project.”

    ;)

  6. anna says:

    it’s just super awesome rae, I’m so excited to make one, can’t resist another bag!!!

  7. Samantha says:

    Thank you for creating such an amazing pattern! Bookmarking for future purchasing, I love it!

  8. Kristen says:

    So cute! I love the chevron bag. :)

  9. Caitlin says:

    I snatched up this pattern in the middle of the night after it was posted! Already have 2 made, and I LOVE them!! Such a great pattern. Thanks so much!

  10. Sage says:

    This bag is so gorgeous! I love the different colors variations in your photos.

    I gave you a fun award on my blog today! Of course, you’re under no obligation to participate. I just want my readers to know how great your blog is. :)

  11. i’m about to place my order for this bag now, while browsing for fabric…can you tell me what you used for the grey/charcoal fabric on the chevron bag? I’m curious about the weight of it-was it denim, linen, home dec? thanks!

    • Rae says:

      Hi Kristen:
      Sure! The fabric on the top of the chevron bag is 100% linen — two color threads, off white and brown give it that “shot” look. If you choose to go this route, definitely make sure you interface all of the top panels with a thicker interfacing and press like a maniac; linen is notorious for moving around and needs the interfacing for stability. Hope that helps!!

  12. Christina says:

    I just bought this pattern and can’t wait to make it! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  13. Kathleen says:

    I was wondering if I could use repurposed denim jeans to make this pattern. Or would the denim be too heavy – it looks like with the lining and pleats it might be a lot of fabric?

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