You Sew, Girl! Zip-Away Shopping Bag - Downloadable Pattern


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This handy, zip-away shopping bag is perfect for keeping in your handbag or in the car for those unexpected purchases.  Unzip the pouch to reveal a shopping bag with reinforced straps and a sturdy base.

Learn clever new tips and tricks to insert a zip on a curved, structured base.  *Loads* of pictures to walk you through the steps!  Basic Sewing skills required.

Bag size: 29cm x 36cm x 12cm (11 ¼" x 14" x 4 ¾")


Fabric for pouch (quilting cotton) -
40cm x 16cm (15 ¾" x 6 ¼")

Fabric for bag (quilting cotton or lighter) -
95cm x 112cm (or 1 yard of 44" wide)

10cm x 33cm (4" x 13") fusible webbing
(Vliesofix, Applifix, Heat&Bond etc

Nylon zip: minimum 40cm - 50cm (15 ¾" - 19 ½")
Appliqué mat or baking paper (parchment)

Thread to match your fabric

 Fast2Fuse* - 33cm x 12cm (13" x 4 ¾")
*Alternatively, double sided Peltex (72) can be used; however it is a little more difficult to use and manipulate because it is thicker and softer than Fast2Fuse.


Vlieseline T6 tape or similar fusible webbing tape
Tailor's awl
Fabric marker or tailor's chalk

Sewing pattern delivered via electronic download.
Format: 2 PDF Files - Available for Instant Download
Pages in Instuction File: 20; Pages in Pattern File: 1.
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