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The Bookbag Backpack

What’s the tag for social media?

#bookbagbackpack


What difficulty is it?

Advanced


What machine did you use to sew this originally?

I used a Brother FS-40, it's a domestic machine designed for quilting


How big is it?

W 12” x H 15” x D 3”

W 30.5cm x H 38cm x D 7.5cm


What interfacing and stabiliser should I use?

Vilene G700 or Pellon SF101 for the medium weight interfacing and fusible fleece or a foam stabiliser such as Headliner, Soft & Stable or Bosal In-R Form for the heavy weight stabiliser.


What fabrics did you use?

I made my cover bag from Poetic Saddle in Iris with Rhythmic Hatch Dream for the straps both from Bari J's Anna Elise line for Art Gallery Fabrics. I used 'Gumdrop' by Kona Cotton for the accents.

My shiny 'Made in Great Britain' bag label came from the Emmaline Bags range stocked by Bobbin Girl.

I used some eyelet lace trim cut in half to trim my front pocket and back strap support, I think it pairs really nicely!

I used regular quilting cotton for the outer and lining, medium weight interfacing on the lining panels (Vilene F220) and headliner foam for the outer panels.


What does it look like inside?


The Companion Carpet Bag

What’s the tag for social media?

#companioncarpetbag


What difficulty is it?

Intermediate


What machine did you use to sew this originally?

I used a Brother FS-40, it's a domestic machine designed for quilting


How big is it?

Small (8.5” tubular frame) – W 12" x H 8" x D 6" (30.5cm x 20cm x 15cm)

Large (12” tubular frame) – W 16" x H 10" x D 6" (41cm x 25cm x 15cm)


What interfacing and stabiliser should I use?

Vilene G700 or Pellon SF101 for the medium weight interfacing and fusible fleece or a foam stabiliser such as Headliner, Soft & Stable or Bosal In-R Form for the heavy weight stabiliser. For upholstery fabrics, adjust the stabiliser accordingly.


Where did you get…?

Internal Tubular Frame:
UK & Europe: www.bobbingirl.co.uk/product/tubularframes
Canada & USA: emmalinebags.com/collections/bag-hardware/bag-hardware_bag-frames
Hong Kong: www.etsy.com/uk/listing/66968312/8-12-x-3-12-inch-aluminous-tubular &
www.etsy.com/uk/listing/58836567/12-inch-aluminous-tubular-internal-hinge

Leather Handles:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/66357461/a-pair-of-55cm-x-18cm-pu-leather-handles

Leather snap:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/3DANsupplies/search?search_query=ac82&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search


Can I use a different frame size?

Yes. If your frame is only 1/2" bigger or smaller, then just use whichever pattern piece (small or large) is nearest and adjust the frame channels only using the calculation at step 40) in the pattern. I wouldn't recommend adjusting more than 2".

http://handmadebymrsh.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/adjusting-companion-carpet-bag-to-fit.html


How does the bag stay closed?

The tubular frame has enough tension to stay closed on its own. You can add a snap for appearance:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/3DANsupplies/search?search_query=ac82&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search


What fabrics did you use?

You can use upholstery fabric, faux leather, quilting cotton, wool suiting, or a mix of all!

I used home décor upholstery remnants


What does it look like inside?

The Convertible Bag

What’s the tag for social media?

#theconvertiblebag


What difficulty is it?

Intermediate


What machine did you use to sew this originally?

I used a Brother FS-40, it's a domestic machine designed for quilting


How big is it?

W 9” x H 11” x D 2”

W 23cm x H 28cm x D 5cm


What interfacing and stabiliser should I use?

Vilene G700 or Pellon SF101 for the medium weight interfacing and fusible fleece or a foam stabiliser such as Headliner, Soft & Stable or Bosal In-R Form for the heavy weight stabiliser.


What fabrics did you use?

I used quilting cotton throughout

I made my cover bag in Joel Dewberry Tile flourish with some solid pink for the contrast front pocket.


What does it look like inside?



The Gentleman’s Wallet

What’s the tag for social media?

#gentlemanswallet


What difficulty is it?

Intermediate


What machine did you use to sew this originally?

I used a Brother FS-40, it's a domestic machine designed for quilting


How big is it?

W 4.5" x H 4" x D 0.5"

W 11.5cm x H 10cm x D 1.25cm


What interfacing and stabiliser should I use?

You’ll need both firm interfacing such as Vilene H250 or Pellon 809 and extra firm stabiliser such as Decovil 1 or Peltex


What fabrics did you use?

This pattern is designed only for quilting cottons. I used C4225 for Riley Blake by The Quilted Fish.


Where did you get….

The vinyl

https://www.sewhot.co.uk/product/quilters-vinyl-18in-wide/


The Nappy Bag

What’s the tag for social media?

#thenappybag


What difficulty is it?

Advanced


What machine did you use to sew this originally?

I used a Brother FS-40, it's a domestic machine designed for quilting


How big is it?

W 18" x H 10" x D 5"

W 45.75cm x H 25.5cm x D 12cm


What interfacing and stabiliser should I use?

Vilene G700 or Pellon SF101 for the medium weight interfacing and fusible fleece or a foam stabiliser such as Headliner, Soft & Stable or Bosal In-R Form for the heavy weight stabiliser. For upholstery fabrics, adjust the stabiliser accordingly.


What fabrics did you use?

I used quilting cottons throughout. You can use a lightweight home décor fabric, but it can be tricky.

I used Amy Butler home decor fabric Trumpet Flowers in pink and co-ordinated it with Robert Kaufman Kona Solids Melon.


What does it look like inside?


The Pampering Pouch

What’s the tag for social media?

#pamperpouch


What difficulty is it?

Beginner


What machine did you use to sew this originally?

I used a Brother FS-40, it's a domestic machine designed for quilting


How big is it?

W 14.5” x H 9” x D 4.5”

W 35.5cm x H 23cm x D 11.5cm


What interfacing and stabiliser should I use?

Vilene G700 or Pellon SF101 for the medium weight interfacing and fusible fleece for the heavy weight stabiliser. Foam stabilisers will not allow the pouch to sit open as designed.


What fabrics did you use?

I used quilting cottons, with an optional faux leather accent on the base.

I used fabrics from Betz White’s Dutch Treat line for Riley Blake


Where did you get….?

The internal frames:

US/CANADA: http://emmalinebags.com/collections/bag-hardware/products/internal-wire-frames-style-c-14-x-4-1-2

UK: https://www.bobbingirl.co.uk/products/style-c-internal-wire-frames


What does it look like inside?


The Reversible Hobo Bag

What’s the tag for social media?

#reversiblehobobag


What difficulty is it?

Beginner


What machine did you use to sew this originally?

I used a Brother FS-40, it's a domestic machine designed for quilting


How big is it?

W 15” x H 15” x D 4”

W 38cm x H 38cm x D 10cm


What interfacing and stabiliser should I use?

Vilene G700 or Pellon SF101 for the medium weight interfacing and fusible fleece for the heavy weight stabiliser. Foam stabilisers will not allow the pouch to sit open as designed.


What fabrics did you use?

I used a faux leather for the outer and a quilting cotton for the lining, but of course it’s reversible! This pattern also looks great in home décor fabric.

I used Tula Pink Chain main in Plum and Bramble Flame retardant faux leather from Fabric-online.co.uk


What does it look like inside?


The Saddlebag

What’s the tag for social media?

#thesaddlebag


What difficulty is it?

Beginner


What machine did you use to sew this originally?

I used a Brother FS-40, it's a domestic machine designed for quilting


How big is it?

W 14" x H 8.5" x D 7"

W 35.5cm x H 22cm x D 18cm


What interfacing and stabiliser should I use?

Vilene G700 or Pellon SF101 for the medium weight interfacing and fusible fleece or a foam stabiliser such as Headliner, Soft & Stable or Bosal In-R Form for the heavy weight stabiliser. For upholstery fabrics, adjust the stabiliser accordingly.


What fabrics did you use?

Quilting cotton throughout - I used Fort Firefly by Teagan White for Birch fabrics


What does it look like inside?


The Sling Bag

What’s the tag for social media?

#theslingbag


What difficulty is it?

Beginner – an ideal first bag


What machine did you use to sew this originally?

I used a Brother FS-40, it's a domestic machine designed for quilting


How big is it?

W 13” x H 8” x D 4.5”

W 33cm x H 21cm x D 12cm


What interfacing and stabiliser should I use?

Vilene G700 or Pellon SF101 for the medium weight interfacing and fusible fleece for the heavy weight stabiliser. For upholstery fabrics, adjust the stabiliser accordingly.


What fabrics did you use?

The grey is faux suede upholstery fabric, with pink floral lawn from Granny’s stash. The Green & pink is from Granny’s stash too!


What does it look like inside?


The Stella Pleated Bag

What’s the tag for social media?

#stellapleatedbag


What difficulty is it?

Intermediate


What machine did you use to sew this originally?

I used a Brother FS-40, it's a domestic machine designed for quilting


How big is it?

Purse -  W 12” x H 8.5” (31cm x 22cm)

Clutch - W 9.75” x H 7” (25cm x 18cm)


What interfacing and stabiliser should I use?

Vilene G700 or Pellon SF101 for the medium weight interfacing and fusible fleece for the heavy weight stabiliser.


What does it look like inside?


The Swim & Gym

What’s the tag for social media?

#swimmingjim


What difficulty is it?

Advanced beginner. The construction is beginner, but working with tricky fabrics makes it slightly more difficult.


What machine did you use to sew this originally?

I used a Brother FS-40, it's a domestic machine designed for quilting


How big is it?

12” W x 18” H x 7” D (30cm X 45cm X 18cm)


What interfacing and stabiliser should I use?

None!


Where did you get….

Mesh – By Annie’s manufactures mesh which is available in many haberdasheries

Rope – any hardware store. It needs to fit through your eyelets but over than that as thick as possible

Waterproof material – you can use cordura which is a speciality material or anything waterproof. One of my testers used a waterproof table cloth.

Pretty metal rope endings – from the hardware store. In the UK they’re called copper couplings


What fabrics did you use?

I used faux leather, PUL and Mesh. I also used on a different bag 1000d Cordura and mesh. I have also made a bag from faux leather, quilting cotton and linen, please see the sew along posts. I finished the rope ends off with Copper Couplings on some bags.


What does it look like inside?


The Window Shopper Tote

What’s the tag for social media?

#windowshoppertote


What difficulty is it?

Intermediate


What machine did you use to sew this originally?

I used a Brother FS-40, it's a domestic machine designed for quilting


How big is it?

W 15" x H 16" x D 2.5"
W 38cm x H 40cm x D 6cm


What interfacing and stabiliser should I use?

Vilene G700 or Pellon SF101 for the medium weight interfacing and a foam stabiliser such as Headliner, Soft & Stable or Bosal In-R Form for the heavy weight stabiliser.


Where did you get….

Screw-In Oval grommet handles

US/CANADA: http://emmalinebags.com/products/oval-bag-handles-grommet-style-screw-in

UK: https://www.bobbingirl.co.uk/products/oval-metal-bag-handles


What fabrics did you use?

Quilting cotton throughout, with faux leather for the gusset

Tula Pink Mosaic in Glacier from the Eden collection


What does it look like inside?


Where can I find bags made from Sewing Patterns by Mrs H patterns?*

Pattern-specific

SellerShopPatterns SoldSeller Notes
Florence Madelaine Co. www.fmdesignerbags.ecwid.com The Companion Carpet Bag/The Nappy Bag/The Window Shopper Tote
Sew Evey www.facebook.com/sewevey The Sling Bag
UhOh Creations www.uhohcreations.com The Bookbag Backpack/The Companion Carpet Bag/The Saddlebag/The Window Shopper Tote All bags are made based on customer requests, none are pre-made and sold as is. 
Virginia Girl Design www.etsy.com/shop/virginiagirldesign The Nappy Bag/The Reversible Hobo Bag


Any pattern

SellerShopReady to sellSeller Notes
Bags by Bags of Style www.facebook.com/bagsbybags The Reversible Hobo Bag I custom make so could do any of samanthas bags....but I generally have a few hobos available for sale
Sapta HandPrints www.facebook.com/saptahandprints/ Anything that Samantha creates
Sew Purse-Nickety Bags By SherryT www.facebook.com/bagsbysherryt The Companion Carpet Bag/The Nappy Bag/The Sling Bag/The Window Shopper Tote/Swim & Gym I will custom make any requested
Things by Ellen www.facebook.com/thingsbyellen The Companion Carpet Bag/The Convertible/The Nappy Bag/The Window Shopper Tote Can do all bags

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*Sewing Patterns by Mrs H is not responsible for any transactions arising between you and bag makers listed on the website. Sewing Patterns by Mrs H are not providing recommendations by including this list - information has been provided by sellers and Sewing Patterns by Mrs H cannot guarantee accuracy.

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