Bucket Bag PDF Sewing Pattern | Shoulder bag pattern to make a deep tote to use as a purse or project tote.


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Sew a bucket style bag with this simple SEWING PATTERN.

This bag has one large front pocket with darts to add some depth to the pocket. It will hold a lot of stuff and is in an easy to reach location on the front of your bag.

The tall, deep body makes this a great bag for knitting or crochet projects.

The bag is open at the top for easy access and maximum interior space. Some photos show it with ties--these aren't in the pattern, but are easy to add. Send me a note for more info.

This is a quick 3-4 hour sewing project you can complete in an afternoon.

The simple style has lots of room for you to add your own unique style--use a different fabric for the front pocket, make the bag in patchwork, add more buttons, leave the pocket off, put the pocket inside. etc.

This pattern is a paper & ink friendly 11-pages: 7-pages of step-by-step text instructions with color photos + 4-pages of black & white pattern pages.

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Advanced Beginner Sewing Pattern: You have completed a handful of sewing projects and have experience working with sewing patterns.

Approximate Finished Dimensions: 12" wide x 14" high x 5" deep x 22" strap (31cm x 36cm x 13cm x 56cm)

Supplies (Materials You Provide):
• 3/4 yard exterior fabric
• 1/2 yard lining fabric
• 1 1/4 yard 20" wide fusible interfacing (Pellon SF101)
• 1 yard interlining - fusible fleece, batting, or sew-in interfacing
• (1) decorative button for front pocket (optional)
• ruler and/or yardstick
• fabric marker or chalk

Sew It & Sell It: Bags made using this pattern can be sold in your own shop. Please offer Michelle Patterns design credit in any written description.

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Average review
Oct 20, 2017 by Anna Smith
Apr 26, 2017 by Amy Foret
Apr 2, 2017 by Julie Kelley
I am anxious to try this bag.
Jul 18, 2016 by Diana
Easy to make. Turned out super cute I also made one a bit wider which turned out super cute.
May 1, 2016 by Dragonbaby Designs

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