New York City Bag - Convertible & two sizes


The New York City Bag is the perfect big city companion! You can wear it around your waist or across your shoulder as needed for security and comfort. You can choose to be hands free with your valuables safely towards your body. It's available in two sizes, small and large (purple bag is size small, the black and gold cork bag is large). It's super quick to make in an afternoon and it makes a perfect gift!

It's got a zipper pocket on the back for your valuables and the turn lock gives added security.

This pattern comes with both inch and centimeter measurements.

To see even more, beautiful New York City Bags for inspiration, make sure you check out my patterns testers lovely work here on my blog.

This is an excellent pattern for the advanced beginner bagmaker, assuming basic sewing skills.

Finished size small bag: ~6” (16cm) high, ~9” (23cm) wide and ~1 ¾” (4.5cm) deep at the base.
Finished size large bag: ~7 ½” (19cm) high, ~9” (23cm) wide and ~1 ¾” (4.5cm) deep at the base.

14 x 18” (36x46cm) - Exterior: Cotton, thin vinyl, faux leather or cork fabric without directional print.
18” x 22” (45x55cm) - Lining: Cotton fabric.
0.5 yards (45cm) - Shoulder Strap & Bias Binding: Cotton fabric. You can also use pre-made double fold bias binding, then you’ll need about 42” (107cm).

14 x 18” (36x46cm) - 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 or similar - as we need the fabrics joined to the interfacing for the desired result.
0.5 yards (45cm) - Thin interfacing: Fusible interfacing for lining, like Vilene G700 woven fusible or Pellon SF101 Shape-Flex.

1 - 8” (20cm) #3 zipper (or longer): Should match the exterior fabric.
1 - Turn lock/purse twist lock.
2 - ½” (1.25cm) wide D-rings.
2 - 1” (2.5cm) wide Swivel snap hooks.
1 - 1” (2.5cm) wide Slider to adjust strap length.
Rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler.
Double sided wash away quilting tape or fabric glue.
Wonder clips.


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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