Fresno Foldover Bag


This fashionable but super practical foldover bag quickly became a favorite with my testers and myself. The back has zipper pocket for convenient access to the essentials, while the interior has a number of slip pockets and of course another zipper pocket.

It will fit a laptop, and has much room without becoming bulky. The construction is surprisingly quick and will teach you two separate ways to sew zipper pockets (one for turning your bag through in a very handy way) and two separate ways to sew darts in a bag.

This pattern comes with both inch and centimeter measurements.

To see many more gorgeous Fresno's made by my awesome pattern testers, please hope over here to my blog.

This is an excellent pattern for the advanced beginner to intermediate bagmaker.

Finished Size: 18" (46cm) high unfolded and 14" (37cm) wide.

½ yard - Exterior fabric: Cotton, faux leather, vinyl or canvas.
½ yard - Accent fabric: Faux leather, vinyl, canvas or any sturdier fabric (you can use cotton but interface it with your light interfacing and adjust such amount accordingly).
1 yard - Lining fabric: Cotton

½ yard - Mid-weight interfacing: Such as Pellon Fusible Thermolam Plus, Hobbs 80/20 Fusible Cotton Blend or any other quilt batting you have access to, its stiffness will determine how slouchy your bag becomes.
½ yard - Lightweight fusible interfacing such as Vilene G700 woven fusible, Pellon SF101 Shape-Flex or similar for lining.

1 - 10” (26cm) Zipper: Choose a color matching your lining fabric.
1 - 8” (20cm) Zipper: Choose a color matching your exterior fabric.
2 - 1 ¼” (3cm) wide O-rings (or D-rings): You can use a different size, instructions are in the pattern.
3 - 1 ¼” (3cm) wide Swivel snap hook: Make sure your swivel snap hook can close around the eyelet size you choose.
1 - 1 ¼” (3cm) wide Slider: You can use a different size, instructions are in the pattern.
1 - ¾” (2cm) wide Eyelet.
Rotary cutter, cutting mat & ruler.
Fabric glue


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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