ChrisW Designs The City Slicker - Downloadable Pattern


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The CITY SLICKER Handbag (intermediate version)
Finished bag size = Approx. 40cm (15 ¾”) W X 25cm (10”) H X 10cm (4”) D.
Difficulty = INTERMEDIATE!


The pattern for City Slicker INTERMEDIATE has a full requirements list with suggestions on where to obtain your hardware, 40 pages of comprehensive instructions which include 87 step by step colour photos. There is 1 photo of the finished bag, printing instructions and test squares to print to check your scale. Cutting measurements are provided PLUS 13 Pattern pieces are included - YOU choose which you prefer to use! (Except where a pattern piece is required such as for a shaped piece!)

PLUS a text only version of the instructions (10 pages) 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 CITY SLICKER intermediate is the perfect sized handbag for a day out shopping, with loads of pockets to keep organised while you shop! It features a front twist lock pocket (perfect for your keys) and a back slip pocket which is handy for quick access to your phone. A top zippered closure keeps your main compartment nice and secure. Inside you will find a zippered pocket, 4 slip pockets, and 2 pen pockets.

MATERIALS LIST: (Note yardage is meant as a guide and may not be exact)
•Exterior fabric: (Solid) 135cm (1¼ yard) of 112cm (44”) wide fabric
•Contrast fabric: (Patterned bird fabric in cover photo) 30cm (12”) of 112cm (44”) wide fabric
•Lining fabric: 90cm (1 yard) of 112cm (44”) wide fabric
•Fusible interfacing: mid-weight, 110cm (42”) of 112cm (44”) wide interfacing [Pellon Shape-Flex SF101 is a good choice – 3m (3¼ yards)]
•ByAnnie’s Soft & Stable: 46cm X 91cm (18” X 36”), or substitute with Headliner Foam and a heavy weight interfacing for the exterior (you can also use fusible fleece, however, you will end up with a bag that is more floppy)
•Fusible fleece: 25cm (10”) Vilene 640H or 971F Thermolam Plus
•Matching thread (I use Gutermann Polyester)
•1 X 20cm (8”) dress zipper or longer, cut down to size for interior zipper pocket
•1 X 48cm (19”) handbag zipper or longer, cut down to size for your zipper closure
•1 X small twist lock
•4 X 2.5cm (1”) inner diameter rings
•12 X 8mm (⅓”) rivets (optional)
•2 X 2.5cm (1”) inner diameter rectangular sliders for side strap decoration (optional)
•Double-sided Wonder Tape
•Small amount of fray stopper and craft glue (eg. Gutermann HT2 or E6000 Clear ) for setting twist lock (optional BUT makes the job more professional)

Designer Terms of Use:
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: 68 (Instructions + Photos: 46; Pattern Pages: 11; Text-only Instructions: 11)
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