ChrisW Designs Olivia Bag- Downloadable Pattern


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Handbag PDF sewing PATTERN *OLIVIA*
Finished bag size = Approx. 41cm (16”) X 25cm (10”) X 10cm ( 4”)
Difficulty = Advanced - These bag patterns take a little longer to work through and can be quite challenging and suitable for the advanced bag maker.

You can find a HARDWARE KIT for Olivia at Tantalizing Stitches here:

The pattern for Olivia has 37 pages of instructions which include 97 step by step colour photos. There are 5 photos of the finished bag, printing instructions and test squares to check scale. 21 Pattern pieces are included and cutting measurements are given for the remaining pattern pieces.
PLUS a TEXT ONLY version (10 pages) of the instructions comes bundled with your pattern for printing purposes, should you not need or wish to print all of the photos! Simply refer to your electronic versions for photos if needed! Saves on ink!

ALL my patterns have measurements for both Metric and Imperial and seam allowances are included too!

The Olivia is not only roomy and functional but with loads of pockets you will be super organized as well! There are 2 front flap pockets with magnetic catches, two elasticized pockets on the side and a zipper pocket on the back. The top of your bag closes with a recessed zipper so everything inside is nice and secure PLUS inside you will find another zipper pocket and 2 patch pockets as well!

MATERIALS LIST: (Note yardage is meant as a guide and may not be exact)

•Exterior Fabric: Home Dec weight - 90 cm (1 Yard) of 140cm (55") wide fabric
•Lining Fabric: Quilting weight - 90cm (1 Yard) of 112cm (40") wide fabric.
•Fusible Interfacing: Light-mid weight - 90cm (1 Yard) - or 115cm (1¼ yard) if adding interfacing to inside patch pockets & zipper pockets - Optional
•Fusible Fleece. Mid weight - I used Vilene H 640 -50cm (½ Yard)
•Matching Thread. (I use Gutermann Polyester)
•1 piece 10cm X 46cm (4" x 18") of heavy Fast2Fuse or similar firm stabilizer for base such as Peltex.
•2 X 11.5cm (4½") 12mm (½") wide elastic pieces for the side pockets.
•1 X 46cm (18") zipper for the recessed zipper closure. (This will be cut down a little during construction)
•1 X 18cm (7") zipper for exterior back pocket
•1X 23cm (9") zipper to match your lining for the inside pocket
•2 X 18mm (¾") thin magnetic snaps for front flap pockets.
•4 X 3.8cm (1½") Metal Rings for the Straps.
•3 X 2.5cm (1") Metal Rings for the flap pockets & front decoration.
•1X Zipper Pull (Optional)
•8 X 6mm (¼") rivets (Optional) for the front strap tabs.
•8 X 8mm (4/16") rivets (Optional) for the straps.

Hardware can be obtained from the Etsy shop 3DpatternPaper

The pattern comes ready to print out on standard A4 paper OR you can also print on Letter or Foolscape simply by checkling the "Disable shrink to fit" or similar in your printers settings. Printing Instructions are included.

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You are welcome to sell your finished bags! Please checkout the ChrisW Designs copyright policy in full in the shop policy section for further info.

Format:  PDF File - Available for Instant Download
Pages: 72 (Instructions + Photos: 39; Pattern Pages: 23; Text-only Instructions: 10)
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