Bring the Basics Bag


The Bring the Basics Bag is a very handy design, and it's quick and really fun to make! It came to be as really all my bags really where to heavy and warm to lug around in +40C temperatures here in Malta during the summer. Sometimes you need something small and convenient.

The Bring the Basics Bag is just that, a small shoulder bag, clutch, wristlet or wallet, that will hold just the basic stuff you need to be able to leave the house.

It has two separate cellphone pockets (holds up to 2 cellphones, 6" long), card slots, bill slot and a zipper pocket for coins and keys. It's easy and quick to make, the perfect present!


This is an excellent pattern for the beginner bag maker! The pattern has 28 color photos showing every step of making the bag, but basic sewing skills is naturally good to have.

Finished bag is 6 x 4 inches big.

(1) Fat Quarter (18x22 inches) Lining Fabric.
(1) 2 inch x desired length of wrist (~16") or shoulder strap (~40") fabric in accenting color + 1/2 " wide and equally long piece of mid-weight interfacing.
(1) Fat Quarter (18x22 inches) Exterior Fabric.

(1) 6 x 11 inches Peltex (or other thicker very stable interfacing like heavy Fast 2 Fuse or heavy Vildona).
(1) 7 1/2 x 10" scrap of any thin, but stable, cardlike iron on interfacing you have lying at home to stabilize for button and card pocket (Vildona thin for example).

(1) 6 1/2 inch long Zipper.
(1) Snap Button.
6 inches of 3/4" wide Elastic Band.
(2) Small Swivel Snaphooks.
(2) 1/2 inch wide D-Rings.
Rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat.


This is a PDF file pattern for download and printing yourself. It's a full color pattern with step by step instructions, each accompanied by a color photo to make it fun to sew and the pattern easy to follow.

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