The Button Lock Bag Pattern

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Quick overview:

The cute and fun Button Lock Bag is an advanced beginner/intermediate pattern, with its easy to follow pattern pieces making it a pleasure to sew! It comes with two different flap shapes and a hidden pocket underneath the flap on the back panel, which makes it a very adaptable bag. 



10" x 10" x 2.5" (25.5cm x 25.5cm x 6.5cm)





Bag Features

This cute Button Lock Bag is a fun sew for advanced beginners/intermediate level bagmakers. The Button Lock Bag uses both darts and a narrow gusset to achieve a style that sits against your body comfortably, yet can carry a surprising amount! Inside you'll find a zip pocket and a full width slip pocket.

Would you like to add a zip bridge to your bag? Lynn Palmer of LBP Bespoke has created a free tutorial! Click here to download Lynn's free tutorial!

Pattern Features

The Button Lock Bag is classified as an advanced beginners/intermediate level bag sewing pattern. It is written in UK English and has been thoroughly tested by a team of expert pattern testers

The Button Lock Bag sewing pattern features comprehensive instructions, pattern pieces, and colour photographs. The downloadable PDF pattern features printable pattern pieces and a text only section to save on ink and paper costs. When you buy our PDF sewing patterns, they are immediately added to your online account. Access this through My Downloadable Products in your Mrs H account dashboard, or find out more about how to download and print PDF sewing patterns here: How to download and print your PDF sewing pattern.

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Pattern FAQs

What difficulty is this sewing pattern?

The Button Lock Bag was designed for advanced beginners/intermediate level bagmakers. However, if you get stuck, click here to visit our Facebook group for support: Facebook Support Group for Sewing Patterns by Mrs H.


How big is the finished bag?

The Button Lock Bag has finished dimensions of 10" x 10" x 2.5" (25.5cm x 25.5cm x 6.5cm).


What materials do I need?


  • ⅝ yd (0.5m) Exterior - Directional fabric may need more
  •  yd (0.5m) Contrast - Directional fabric may need more
  •  yd (0.8m) Lining
  •  yd (0.75m) Foam stabiliser
  • yd (1.5m) Medium weight interfacing
  • 2" x 2" & 2" x 1" (5cm x 5cm & 5cm x 2.5cm) Scraps of Ultra-firm stabiliser (Decovil 1, Peltex, S520)

Hardware & Notions

  • 1 x Large "Button" Lock (available from Emmaline Bags, or from Sew Hot in the UK.)
  • 1 x 8" (20cm) #3 Dressmaking Zip - if using continuous zipper, cut to 10" (25.5cm) long
  • 2 x 1 ½" (3.8cm) 'O' Rings
  • 1 x 1" (25mm) Strap Slider
  • 4 x (Optional) Medium Rivets
  • Double sided basting tape
  • Zip foot & Walking foot
  • Wonder clips
  • Fray check
  • Pinking shears
  • Strong glue to secure the lock

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Where can I find more inspiration?

For more information or inspiration, have a look at the Button Lock Bag tester makes on my blog, or pop over to our Facebook group.


Is there a sew along for The Button Lock Bag?

Yes, there is! Sew along with Mrs H on YouTube here: The Button Lock Bag video sew along with Mrs H


I've found a mistake!

Have you spotted an error with this pattern? Oh no! Please email us at so that we can add it to our list to correct when the pattern is next updated.


I have a question not answered here

Send us an email to or pop over to the Sewing Patterns by Mrs H Facebook Support Group and we'll do our best to help!

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