- Easy to read instructions, colour photographs, and pattern pieces
- Uses interesting hardware - strap anchors, rivets, and zips as piping
- Includes a zipped central divider
- Zip pocket and slip pocket
- YouTube tutorial available for how to sew the internal zipped divider pocket
- Lynn at @LBPBespoke has created a hack to reduce the bulk at the bottom seam. Download it free here: Free Tutorial to Hack the Jangles Anchor Bag
The Jangles Anchor Bag is a stylish and modern handbag, with a structured feel and plenty of bag bling! It's perfect for tucking under your arm as you shop or while out with friends or family. With a zipped central divider, a zip pocket and slip pocket, it's great for helping to organise all the things you need to carry with you. And the space between the zip bridge and the top of the bag is just the right size to carry a folded umbrella!
The Jangles Anchor Bag sewing pattern is a great pattern for learning new bagmaking techniques. Not only will you use gorgeous hardware, you'll also learn how to insert a zipped central divider and how to make closed end straps. The bag pattern also includes instructions for a zip pocket and a slip pocket, as well as instructions for an optional cross-body strap.
This handbag sewing pattern is a great opportunity to experiment with how to use bag hardware to add bling, as it guides you through how to use zips as piping, and how to use the eye-catching Strap Anchors that help give this bag its structured feel. We recommend using hardware from Emmaline Bags with The Jangles Anchor Bag sewing pattern, as you may find other hardware challenging to install.
The Jangles Anchor Bag is classified as an intermediate to advanced sewing pattern. It is written in UK English and has been thoroughly tested by a team of pattern testers at a variety of skill levels.
The Jangles Anchor Bag sewing pattern features comprehensive instructions with colour photos. The paper pattern is an A5 booklet with printed pattern pieces. 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 on your 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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What difficulty is this sewing pattern?
The Jangles Anchor Bag is an intermediate to advanced level sewing pattern. However, if you get stuck, click here to visit our Facebook group for support: Facebook Support Group for Sewing Patterns by Mrs H. Mrs H has also filmed a YouTube tutorial on how to sew the central zipped divider pocket.
How big is the finished bag?
The Jangles Anchor Bag has finished dimensions of 11" x 10" x 5" (28cm x 25cm x 12.5cm).
What materials do I need?
- 1yd (0.9m) Outer
- 1yd (0.9m) Lining
- 36" x 14" (91cm x 36cm) Foam Stabiliser
- 3yd (2.75m) Medium Weight Interfacing
- 4 x Strap Anchors (Long John or Diamond) - we recommend using anchors from Emmaline Bags
- 1 x 8" (20cm) #3 Zip
- 2 x 12" (30.5cm) #5 Zip
- 1 x Metal Zip End
- 4 x 5/16" (8mm) post Rivets for handles
- 1 x 22" (56cm) #5 Zip for Zip Piping, or 2 x 11" (28cm) #5 Zips
- 12 x 5/16" (8mm) post Rivets for use with Long John Strap Anchors OR 16 x 5/16" (8mm) post Rivets for use with Diamond Strap Anchors
Optional Cross Body Strap:
- 60" x 4" (152cm x 10cm) Cross Body Strap Fabric
- 2 x 1" Swivel Clips
- 1 x 1" Triglide Ring
- 2 x 1/2" D-Ring
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Where can I find more inspiration?
Join our inspiration and support group on Facebook, and see more fabulous Jangles Anchor Bags made by bagineers all around the world.
Is there a sew along for The Jangles Anchor Bag?
Yes! Monica at Castine Handcrafted hosted a live sew along in our Facebook group. Monica does copy her sew alongs over to her YouTube channel when she has a chance; please subscribe to her channel for updates.
I've found a mistake!
This pattern does have some known errors.
- 1 - Step 4: Zip box should be 3/8" (1cm) high.
- 2 - Step 12: beginning of instructions should read: "On the wrong side of the Lining Bottom (f)..."
Please note that no pattern piece is provided for piece B1 as these are rectangles. Please cut according to the dimensions given in the cutting out list.
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