The Ellory Bag Sewing Pattern


Meet Ellory! This high-on-class, low-on-fuss beauty gives a nod to retro but is all about today! Her generous zipped center compartment and side pockets keep all your goodies securely inside. Tabbed handles and piping-lined side pockets give her a sleek, clean look that highlights your choice of fabric. She adapts easily from day to night and will look great no matter where you take her. 

Finished Size:
14w x 10 1/2h x 4”d
(36 x 278 x10 cm)

Skill Level: Intermediate

In this pattern you will find:

28 pages – instructions, pattern sheets and cutting labels
Imperial and Metric dimensions
Clear computer generated graphics
Concise written instructions
Most pieces are cut using pattern pieces while a few use dimensions.
A surprising material you may have never tried before!

Get Inspired! see the Ellory Bag Gallery

 Available in pdf download.



Notions & Equipment

1 – 14” (46cm) All Purpose Zipper
4 – 11″ (28cm) All Purpose Zippers
4 – Handle Rings – with an opening large enough for a 1″ (2.5cm) wide handle
2 yards (183cm) – 1/8″ (3mm) Piping Cord
1/4″(6mm) Wonder Tape or Fusible Web Tape
4 – Purse Feet (optional)
11×4″ (28x10cm) – Plastic Canvas (to stiffen bag bottom)
Heavy-weight needle
Fabric adhesive spray
Cording foot (optional)
Zipper foot
Coordinating thread
Tracing paper and tracing wheel (optional)
Basic sewing & cutting equipment

Fabric, Interfacing and Stabilizers: 

Main Fabric: 3/4 yard (69cm) – 44″ wide (112cm) – for sides
Suggested fabrics: Quilt-weight cotton or light-weight home decor

Contrast Fabric: 3/4 yard (69cm) – 44″ wide (112cm)- for handles, handle tabs and piping
Suggested fabrics: Quilt-weight cotton or light-weight home decor

Lining Fabric: 1 1/4 yards (91cm) – 44″ wide (112cm)
Suggested fabrics: Quilt-weight cotton
Medium-weight Interfacing: one-sided fusible – 2 3/4 yards (255cm) – 20”(51cm) wide – to stabilize all exterior and lining fabrics
Suggested Interfacing: Shape Flex (SF101) from Pellon

Foam Stabilizer: 1/4 yard (58cm) – 58″ wide (150cm) – for stabilizing sides and bottom panels
Suggested Stabilizer: byAnnie’s Soft & Stable or auto headliner (found in the utility fabric section of fabric stores)

3mm Craft Foam: 2 – 12×18″ (30x46cm) sheets. – to stabilize side pockets. Can be found in most craft stores like Hobby Lobby or Joann and online. For a softer sided bag, the craft foam can be replaced with foam stabilizer; increase foam stabilizer by 1/4 yard (91cm).


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