Singapore Sling Bag - PDF Sewing Pattern
The Singapore Sling Bag is the perfect everyday handbag, super stylish and just big enough for all the necessities. It has a discreetly hidden zipper pocket in the lining which you turn the bag through, as well as open slip pockets. The gusset free design makes it super easy and quick to sew, you'll easily make it in an afternoon!
The interior zipper pocket is discreetly hidden in the lining and is made in a different way to let you avoid the regular zipper openings, which so often for the beginner bag maker can turn out uneven. This PDF sewing pattern comes with both inch and centimeter measurements. Acrylic templates for this bag can be purchased here: Templates by Drumrae Designs. To see even more, beautiful Singapore Sling Bags for inspiration, make sure you check out my patterns testers lovely work here on my blog.
BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY
This is an excellent pattern for the advanced beginner bagmaker, assuming basic sewing skills.
Finished size: ~6” (16cm) high, ~9” (23cm) wide and ~2 ½” (6.5cm) deep at the base.
18” x 22” (45x55cm) - Exterior: Cotton, vinyl, faux leather or cork fabric (if you want a long crossbody strap, additional fabric might be required).
18” x 22” (45x55cm) - Decor: Cotton fabric (other fabrics can be used but please consider the bulk when sewing, not all domestic machines will be able to handle sewing the layers with fabric thicker than cotton).
18” x 22” (45x55cm) - Lining: Cotton fabric.
15 x 18” (38x46cm) - Fusible foam interfacing: Pellon Fusible FlexFoam or similar. If you don’t have fusible foam, you can either quilt the fabrics to your foam or use a fusible web like Heat n Bond Lite, Vliesofix Bondaweb.
0.8 yards (75cm) - Thin fusible interfacing: Fusible interfacing for lining and cotton fabrics like Vilene G700 woven fusible or Pellon SF101 Shape-Flex. 0.5 yards (45cm) only is needed if working with vinyl or similar sturdier fabric for exterior.
2 x 10” (5x25cm) - Heavy interfacing: Pellon Peltex 71, Fast 2 Fuse heavy or similar for a sturdy bottom if desired.
1 - 8” (20cm) #3 zipper (or longer is better): Should match the lining fabric and not have a big/bulky pull.
1 - Turn lock/purse twist lock.
2 - ½” (1.25cm) wide D-rings.
2 - ½” (1.25cm) wide Swivel snap hooks.
Rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler.
Double sided tape or fabric glue.
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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