Clover Make Up Bag PDF Sewing Pattern | Sew a small handbag, mini purse, or makeup bag with this intermediate sewing project tutorial.

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Sew this adorable zip top bag to use as a makeup case or SMALL handbag.

Unlike many other bags in this style, this bag does not require binding the seams of the lining. It is fully lined with enclosed seams. The way it goes together so that the lining doesn't need to be bound isn't a common bag making technique, so perhaps you'll experience something new by making this bag.

Each end has a box pleat to add some visual interest to the sides.

There are two pattern pieces for the sides/bottom included. One is for directional prints because you'll need to piece the fabric together so the print direction works correctly on each side of the bag. A second piece is provided for non-directional prints because no piecing is needed.

There are two pull tabs on the ends, so you'll have something to grasp to help open the bag.

The zipper has a fabric zip pull, which is a cute and useful detail and something you can use in your other sewing projects.

Intermediate Sewing Pattern: You are comfortable and confident sewing bags and accessories, and have experience with zippers. Please get in touch if you need help picking a project for your sewing experience/needs.

Approximate Finished Dimensions: 8.25" widest point x 5.75" zipper opening x 4" high x 4" wide (21cm x 15cm x 10cm x 10cm)

Supplies (Materials You Provide):
• 1/4 yard 42" wide exterior fabric
• 1/4 yard 42" wide fabric for the lining/handle/tab/zip pull
• 1/2 yard 20" wide fusible interfacing - Pellon SF101
• 1/4 45" wide fusible fleece - Pellon 987f
• 9"+ polyester coil zipper
• 0.75" (19mm) split key ring
• claw style staple remover to open split ring
• zipper foot or 1/4" foot w/guide (either can be used for installing zipper)
• basic sewing notions/tools (thread, scissors, machine, etc.)

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

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All items for sale must be handmade by you. Contracting with others to mass produce the designs is expressly prohibited.

Distribution of the pattern pieces and corresponding instructions is expressly prohibited.