The Belinda Bag Sewing Pattern

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The Belinda bag features a bell shaped body, pieced front panel with piping, and a generous flap for lots of pretty hardware! Zipped pockets on the inside and on the back help keep small items close at hand. A graduated side panel and darts create fullness to the bottom.  The strap can be threaded through the flap grommets or attached with gate ring for a little added bling! Instructions included for 2 size options!

Strap length: 35 1/2” (90cm) long with a 17 1/4” (44cm) drop
Finished Sizes:
small: 11 x 9 1/2 x 4” (28x24x10cm)
large: 13 x 11 x 4 1/4” (33x28x11cm)

Skill level: Advanced Intermediate

Hardware kits containing lock, gate rings, and grommets are available at  Emmaline Designs and Bagmaker Supply.

Get inspired! Check out the Belinda Gallery! 

$7.99 – pdf download (link will be email once payment is processed)




What’s in the sewing pattern:

– PDF: 29 pages (10 pages of instructions, 17 pages of pattern sheets*, 2 pages of cutting labels)
– a thoroughly tested design given the thumbs up by my amazing test team
– an online photo tutorial for installing the flap grommets
– metric and imperial measurements
– quality line drawings and concise, detailed instructions
* two rectangular piece are cut based on dimensions instead of pattern pieces.

What you’ll need:

All Views:
☐ 21” (53cm) Piping – prepackaged (suggested: Wrights® Bias Tape Maxi Piping)
21”(53cm) – Piping cord – 1/8” (3mm) wide
1 1/8 x 21” (2.9x54cm) – Contrast fabric for piping
☐ 1 – Bag lock or closure hardware of choice for the flap closure (suggested: see source below)
☐ 2 – Zippers- at least 7”(18cm) long – all purpose or size of choice for exterior & interior pockets
☐ Plastic Canvas – small piece to stabilize bag lock
☐ Fusible web tape – 1/4”(6mm) double sided – for installing zippers (optional)
☐ Zipper, cording and walking feet (optional)
View A Strap:
☐ 4 – Grommets – 3/8”- 7/16” (9.5-11mm) – crimp style (suggested: see source OR Dritz® brand with setting tool)
☐ 2 – Gate rings – 1 1/2 x 1”(3.8×2.5cm) (1” is inside diameter)(suggested: see source below)
Source: Hardware kits with lock, gate rings and grommets are available at Emmaline Designs and Bagmaker Supply.
View B Strap:
☐ 4 – Grommets – 7/16” (1.1cm) – crimp style (suggested: Dritz Extra Large with setting tool)
☐ 1 – Rectangle ring – 1 x 1/2” (2.5 x 1.3cm)

Fabric & Interfacing:
☐  Exterior Fabric #1 (44”/112cm wide): for front (right and left of center) and back
Small: 3/8 yard*°(.34m) or fat quarter Large: 1/2 yard*°(.5m) or fat quarter
Suggested: quilting cottons, home decor fabrics, faux leathers, light to medium weight vinyls

☐ Exterior Fabric #2 (44”/112cm wide): for front-center, flap, strap and side
Small: 1/2 yard (.5m) Large: 1/2 yard (.5m)
Suggested: quilting cottons, home decor fabrics, faux leathers, light to medium weight vinyl

☐ Lining (44”/112cm wide): for bag lining, flap interior, and interior and exterior pockets
Small: 5/8 yard*°(.6m) Large: 3/4 yard*°(.7m)
Suggested: quilting cottons, light to medium weight home decor fabric

☐ Foam Stabilizer (20”/51cm wide):
Small: 7/8 yard (.8m) Large: 1 yard (.9m)
Suggested: Soft & Stable from byAnnie®, Pellon® FlexFoam (FF-77), or auto headliner

☐ Medium-weight Interfacing (20”/51cm wide):
Small: 1 3/4 yards (1.6m) Large: 2 yards (1.9m)
Suggested: Pellon Soft-Flex SF101

*Fabric requirements and suggested layouts are based on 42” (107cm) of usable fabric with a directional print.
°To use Fabric 1 for the Lining as well as the exterior, purchase the following amount:
Small: 1/2 yard (.5m) Large: 5/8 yard (.6m)

Copyright Info:
(c) 2017 S. Gido.  All Rights Reserved.  Please use this pattern to make items for commercial scale on a small scale basis.  Design credit to Cozy Nest Design on all online listings is appreciated. No portion of this pattern may be distributed mechanically, electronically, or by any other method for commercial or personal use.


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