Stockholm Bag


This bag pattern came to be as I needed a bag to use as carry on when flying to Stockholm, and as it's for use in Stockholm, it had to be big enough to fit both my laptop, an extra sweater and everything else I need while travelling or for a full day on the town. This bag is perfect for both!

This stylish, no fuss design with a simple big exterior pocket and a zippered pocket at the back is perfect for the advanced beginner all the way up to the advanced bagmaker who potentially could spice it up in numerous ways! It has a zippered pocket in the lining and some open lining pockets for cellphones and other little things.

I hope you'll have as much fun making your bag as I did and that you'll get just as much use out of yours as I'm getting from mine!

This pattern comes with both inch and centimeter measurements.


This is a good pattern for the advanced beginner, it has 42 color photos showing every step of making the bag, but basic sewing skills is naturally good to have.

~12" (30cm) high and ~18" (20cm) wide at the top and 5" (13cm) deep at the base.

1 Yard (90cm) - Exterior fabric of your choice, faux leather, vinyl, waxed tablecloth, cotton or canvas (the black faux leather).
2⁄3 Yard (65cm) - Contrast fabric in cotton (the blue-green lantern print).

2⁄3 Yard (65cm) - Lining fabric , cotton (the turquoise solid inside the bag).

8” x 6 1⁄2” (20x17cm) - Scrap cotton fabric matching the exterior fabric if using anything but cotton for the exterior.

1.6 Yards (150cm) - Heavy weight interfacing of 20” width such as Fast 2 Fuse Heavy, Pellon 71F Peltex or a foam stabilizer like Soft and Stable.

1 Yard (90cm) - Lightweight interfacing such as Vilene G700 woven fusible or Pellon SF101 Shape-Flex.

2 x 29” (5x73cm) - Fusible fleece such as Pellon Fusible Thermolam or other fusible interfacing with a little loft and stability for handles - if using cotton or other thin fabric for your exterior. Omit this if using pre-made handles or a sturdy exterior fabric.

1 - 8” (20cm) Zipper for exterior pocket.

1 - 10” (25cm) Zipper for the lining pocket.

4 - Bag feet if desired (protects the bottom and gives a professional look). 1 - Magnetic snap (if you want a closure for your bag).

1 - Bag bottom if desired (I didn’t use one).

Heavy duty thread matching your home exterior fabric in color.

Fabric glue.

Wonder Clips or similar.

Rotary cutter, cutting mat & ruler.


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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