Retro Style Sling Bag SEWING PATTERN written in ENGLISH - NOT a finished item!
This is a fully illustrated sewing pattern, complete with full scale templates, for a practical and stylish sling bag - our version of a popular unisex design currently all the rage in designer stores.
Perfect for customizing to create your own version - instructions are given for adapting the front closure to either a simple snap fastener or hook and ring, as you prefer.
The design of the Retro Style Sling is particularly versatile - the bag can be worn crossbody (great for cyclists!) across the chest or back, or over the shoulder for a more relaxed look.
If you like pockets, this is the bag for you! Three external including two with zippers, plus one internal slip pocket to hold your tablet or notebook inside the bag.
Skill Level: Intermediate: experience of basic bag making techniques and sewing multiple layers.
Fantastic video tutorial by the absolutely wonderful Jessica @Oklaroots now on Youtube!
Instructions written in English Only. Measurement in inches.
NOTE! This listing is for the Retro Style Sling Bag ONLY - last photo is for comparison purposes only with the larger Retro Tec Laptop bag - That pattern can be purchased here- https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/1337391189/retro-tec-sling-bag-sewing-pattern
All of our patterns can be seen here - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Kandoupatterns
Note: the strap can be attached to the left or right side of the bag, which gives you the option to wear it over either shoulder - perfect for left and right-handers alike!
The full range of our bag patterns can be found at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Kandoupatterns
FINISHED DIMENSIONS: 7" Long x 14” high x 3” deep
Adjustable strap length: 34-52”
Really practical and on-trend, this stylish sling bag has lots of great features that make it the prefect gift for family and friends-
• Classic 'retro' boxy shape with roomy interior – large enough to carry all essentials - photo 4 gives you an idea of what you can pack inside!
• Great for daytrips, shopping, or cycling - hands free and secure
• Easy access slip pocket to the front with snap fastener or hook closure, plus one small zipper pocket
• Concealed zipper pocket at back with easy access: perfect for securing valuables
• Inner slip pocket for keeping things tidy inside
• Adjustable strap with padded section for added comfort
• D Ring and loop allows you to hang your bag when not in use
• Fantastic unisex style - the perfect partner gift!
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate – Experience of bag making techniques such as seam binding and sewing multiple layers of fabric is useful, but not essential as instructions are given in the pattern.
The finished product is beautiful quality - fully lined with internal bound seams that give structure and strength - made using professional bagmaking techniques throughout.
This listing is a DIGITAL FILE: You will receive 25 pages of clear, easy to follow step-by-step instructions and color photos to make this bag, together with a set of full-scale computer drawn templates - simply print at home, cut out and assemble the templates yourself. An AO printshop version of the templates is available on request - Email only please! - do not leave a note to seller as it may be missed.
Exterior Fabric (45” wide)- ¾ yd
Lining- 1 yd
Interfacing - 20” wide/ 36” wide- 1½ yds/ 1¼ yds
Interlining (Fusible Fleece or canvas)- ¾ yd
A complete list of all hardware and sundries required is included in the pattern.
PLEASE NOTE! Due to the nature of the product, refunds cannot be offered on digital file products - please read this listing carefully before you purchase.
COPYRIGHT NOTICE: This pattern is protected by international copyright law and may not be distributed, resold or copied, either in whole or in part, or in any format. All rights reserved by Kandoucrafts. Permission is granted to make and sell this purse on a small, handmade scale (please credit kandoupatterns in all written material, including any Etsy listing descriptions.