The Loule Bag is the perfect little shoulder or crossbody bag for every occasion! With the beautiful and classic, while still a little edgy look thanks to the zipper piping, it's sure to find a place in every woman's handbag collection!
Thanks to the small but convenient size it allows you to bring a standard size wallet, but should you wish not to do so, it also offers 8 card slots for the occasions you wish to leave your wallet at home. There's naturally slip pockets for your cellphone and a few other necessities.
This pattern comes with both inch and centimeter measurements.
To see even more, beautiful Loule 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 confident beginner to intermediate bagmaker.
Finished size: ~11” (28cm) long, ~6” (15cm) high and ~1” (2.5cm) wide/deep at the base.
15 x 15” (40x40cm) - Exterior: Fabric for exterior, cork, faux leather, vinyl or cotton.
18” x 22” (45x55cm) - Decor Fabric: A fat quarter cotton fabric.
18” x 22” (45x55cm) - Lining: A fat quarter cotton fabric.
2” x 50” (5x125cm) - Shoulder Strap: Desired fabric for strap (you want a longer strap for a cross body bag) or use a ready made strap or chain.
12 x 4” (30x10cm) - Medium interfacing: Fast 2 Fuse Medium, Decovil light or for a softer feel use a fusible fleece, like Pellon Fusible Thermolam Plus, or any interfacing you have that will allow the cotton to match the feel and sturdiness of your exterior.
(16 x 20” (40x50cm) - Medium interfacing - if using cotton for exterior fabric: Fast 2 Fuse Medium, Decovil light or for a softer feel use a fusible fleece, like Pellon Fusible Thermolam Plus.)
½ yard - Thin interfacing: Fusible interfacing for lining, like Vilene G700 woven fusible or Pellon SF101 Shape-Flex.
1 - 14” (35cm) zipper (or longer) for decor: Preferably use a sturdy zipper with a metal coil for the best effect, or use regular piping.
1 - 12” (27.5cm) zipper (or longer) for closure: Use the same kind of zipper as the decor one so they match.
2 - ½” (1.25cm) wide D-rings.
2 - ½” (1.25cm) wide Swivel snap hooks: Only if making your own strap.
Rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler.
Double sided wash away quilting tape or 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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