Coalition Bag PDF sewing pattern


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This pattern comes in two different sizes – the handbag size is perfect to sling across your arm, and the duffle will make a great medium-sized overnight bag. Unique handle tabs and top zip closure that continues through the top and sides of the bag make this a stand-out!

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The pdf pattern comes with 13 pages of instructions, which includes 39 full-color step photos, and templates.

Finished Size:

handbag – 13-1/2” long x 8-1/2” tall x 6” deep (34.3cm x 21.6cm x 15.2cm)
duffle – 20” long x 11-1/2” tall x 10” deep (50.8cm x 29cm x 25.4cm)


3/4 yard (0.7 metre) of Exterior Fabric for handbag size (quilting cotton) OR 1-1/2 yard (1.4 metre) for duffle size
1 yard (0.9 metre) of Lining Fabric
1 yard (0.9 metre) of solid fabric (quilting cotton or leather) for straps and accents
2/3 yard (0.7 metre) of foam interfacing (By Annie’s Soft and Stable, Pellon Flex Foam, Bosal In-R-Form, or automotive headliner; if using Flex Foam, it is only 20” wide so please purchase 2 yards)
3 yards (2.75 metres) of 20” wide Pellon SF-101 Shape Flex fusible woven interfacing (or medium-weight fusible interfacing)
1/6 yard (0.2 metre) of Pellon #71 Peltex fusible ultra-firm interfacing
Four 1” (2.5cm) wide metal rectangles
handbag zipper – 20” or 24” (60cm) for handbag -OR- 26” or 30” (70cm) for duffle

For optional side strap:

Two 3/4” (1.9cm) d-rings
1-1/2” (3.8cm) metal slider
Two swivel clips with 1-1/2” (3.8cm) opening
Optional false bottom: 1 sheet of plastic cross stitch template and foam core board (in the school supply section)
Optional: if using cotton fabric for accents, I highly recommend 1/2” (1.3cm) wide Wonder Under or basting tape (2 yards)

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Average review
Very nice bag with excellent instructions for two sizes.
Apr 23, 2018 by Patricia Norris
great pattern, bag came out awesome
Aug 26, 2017 by Nicole Tripp

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