Sofia Sling Bag


The Sofia Sling Bag is wonderful everyday bag, big enough for the necessities plus a good book or your tablet. Convenient to just sling over your shoulder as you go out. It's a really fun sew and the little D-ring at the front is a great hanger for one's sunglasses (or nowadays for a clip for ones mask). It's soft but structured with the foam interfacing. Can be made sporty or classy, and it's a great "man bag" in the right fabrics.

The Sofia Sling Bag is like all my bags fully lined, has open interior slip pockets and it has a lining zipper pocket that one births the bag through.

This pattern comes with both inch and centimeter measurements.

To see even more, beautiful Sofia Sling Bags for inspiration, make sure you check out my patterns testers lovely work here on my blog).

This is a pattern for the intermediate to advanced beginner bagmaker.

Finished size: ~11” (28cm) high, ~11” (28cm) wide at the top and 3” (8cm) deep at the base.

½ yard (40cm) - Exterior: Cotton fabric, vinyl, faux leather or cork fabric.
⅓ yard (30cm) - Contrast: Cotton fabric, vinyl, faux leather or cork fabric for straps.
⅔ yard” (60cm) - Lining: Cotton fabric.

12” x 32” (35x80cm) - Foam interfacing: By Annie’s Soft & Stable, Pellon Flex­Foam, Bosal In-R-Form or similar.
12” x 32” (35x80cm) Fusible web: Heat n’ Bond Lite, Vliesofix Bondaweb or similar, the kind you use for appliqué. Only needed if working with cotton exterior and non-fusible foam.
1 ½ yard (130cm) - Thin fusible interfacing: Vilene G700 woven fusible, Pellon SF101 Shape-Flex or similar.
10” x 4” (25x10cm) - Heavy interfacing: Pellon Peltex 71, Fast 2 Fuse Heavy or similar very sturdy interfacing to stabilize the bottom. If you don’t have this, a piece of sturdy cardboard or even a thin plastic cutting board can be used if you’re not planning on washing your bag.

1 - #3 Zipper 9” (23cm) (or longer): Should match the lining fabric.
1 - Magnetic snap: Turn locks can also be used.
2 - 1” (2.5cm) Rectangular rings: D-rings can also be used.
1 - 1” (2.5cm) Strap slider: For adjustable strap length.
1 - 1” (2.5cm) D-ring: For decor on the flap, optional.
4 - Double cap rivets: Optional, but gives a nice touch.
1 - 1” (2.5cm) Metal strap end: Optional, but gives a nice touch.
1 - Handmade sign: Optional.
Double sided quilting/sewing tape: I warmly recommend this.
Rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler.
Non-permanent marker: For making temporary marks, that can be removed with water, heat or similar.
Fabric 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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