Faro Foldover Clutch - Two Sizes - PDF Sewing Pattern
The Faro Foldover Clutch pattern is a super quick sew and it is the perfect party bag, easily sewn up in the afternoon before the party! And it's such a fun use for these frames. You can of course convert this bag to a shoulder or crossbody bag should you wish, included in the pattern are descriptions for adding either D-rings or strap clips.
It's fully lined and it has a slip pocket on the front. The open ended frames can be a little difficult to find so I made a blog post with how to find the right ones here, separated by country: Find the Frames This pattern comes with both inch and centimeter measurements. To see even more, beautiful Faro Foldover Clutches for inspiration, make sure you check out my patterns testers lovely work here on my blog).
BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY
This is suitable for the beginner bagmaker. The Baby Faro is a little more fiddly than the normal one so for that you should preferably be an advanced beginner.
Finished size: ~7 ½” (19cm) high closed, ~11” (28cm) high unfolded and ~11” (28cm) wide.
Finished size Baby Faro: ~4” (10cm) high closed, ~6” (15cm) high unfolded and ~6” (15cm) wide.
12” x 30” (30x90cm) - Exterior: Cotton fabric, canvas, soft and pliable vinyl or faux leather that’s got a non-directional print. Make sure you don’t choose a vinyl that’s too stiff or creases when folded as this is a fold over bag and the material needs to withstand repeated folding.
12” x 30” (30x90cm) - Lining: Cotton fabric.
11” x 28” (30x75cm) - Foam interfacing: By Annie’s Soft & Stable, Pellon Fusible FlexFoam, Bosal In-R-Form or similar (Only if working with cotton or similar thin exterior fabric. Read step 0 for more info on interfacing choices depending on fabric choice.)
11” x 28” (30x75cm) Fusible web: Heat n’ Bond Lite, Vliesofix Bondaweb or similar, the kind you use for appliqué. Only needed if working with a cotton exterior and non-fusible foam.
¾ yard (60cm) - Thin fusible interfacing: Vilene G700 woven fusible, Pellon SF101 Shape-Flex or similar.
8” x 3” (20x8cm) - Heavy interfacing: Pellon Peltex 71, Fast 2 Fuse Heavy, Medium or similar sturdy interfacing might be needed to stabilize the frame.
1 - 7 ½” (19cm) OR 4 ½” (11.5cm) Open ended bag frame: Like the ones Emmaline Bags carry for example. Bag frames with closed short sides does NOT work.
2 - Strap clips OR ½” (1.25cm) wide D-rings: Only needed if you want to make a large frame crossbody bag.
1 - Bag chain: Only needed if you want to make a large frame crossbody bag.
Strong fabric glue: Such as Gütermann’s HT2 to glue fabric for the frame. Rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler.
Non-permanent marker: For making temporary marks, that can be removed with water, heat or similar.
Rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler.
PDF BAG SEWING PATTERN
This is a PDF sewing pattern file 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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