BROMPTON BACKPACK or MESSENGER BAG
WHITSTABLE WEEKEND BAG
Making bags is one of my passions. Shoulder bags, back packs, cosmetic or baguette purses, I love them all! What a great way to get pattern into your daily life in a practical way. There are three bag patterns in the Sewgirl range: BROMPTON, which is both a Backpack and Shoulder messenger bag in one pattern, PORTOBELLO which is a ‘girl about town’ smaller shoulder bag and a BOHO bag which is a casual zip purse/bag.
All patterns come with actual size templates and a step by step illustrated booklet showing you every step of your bag making journey.
Here is a good Noodle Head YouTube tutorial about inserting a Twist-lock (otherwise known as a Turn Lock) that may help you when inserting this type of fastening.
PATTERN ERRATA: please note that the seam allowance is 1cm and the lining should be cut to the measurements specified and not traced using the outer as a template.
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Hoxton tote bag cutting out insttuction states interfacing for top inside lining and none for strap. Sewing instructions state the opposite.
Re Hoxton Bag Pattern- On the cutting instructions it states to iron interfacing to straps and flap. You can iron interfacing to the lining top band if you want more structure to the top edge but it’s optional. The bag outer is interfaced after the two pieces are sewn together. Hope that helps
Thank you so much. That is a great help.