PDF Purse Pattern Small Adventure Bag EASY instructions DIY Purse Tutorial



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Easy DIY Instructions to make an Adventure Bag! This PDF purse pattern is a tutorial with step-by-step color photos and paper templates.

The adventure bag is a cross-body (or not) shoulder bag, which will hold all your travel necessities in a messenger-style pocketbook. The purse has 4-slot credit card holder under the flap, a clear identification pocket, and a zipper pocket for bills and change. In front there is also a full-size pocket for your passport. Inside there is another, divided pocket for necessities like a pen, sweetener packets, or tissues. The purse main compartment will hold your camera, small brush, and lots more! There's a bonus pocket on the back that's perfect for your sunglasses or cell phone. The flap closes with a magnetic snap.

This pattern uses rotary cutting and step-by-step assembly to make it EASY! Pattern pieces are also included for those who'd like to cut and pin!!

Metric Supplement available

Buy the 1" slide buckle and loop:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/74329871/buckle-slide-and-rectangular-loop-1-for (silver colored) http://www.etsy.com/listing/90219039/buckle-slide-and-rectangular-loop-1-for (antique brass)

6" wide (15 cm) x 6" tall (15 cm) x 2" deep (5 cm)
Adjustable Strap - 28" - 48" (71 - 122 cm) with 13" - 22" drop (33 - 56 cm)

Fabric Requirements:
*Main Fabric - 5/8 yd
*Contrast - 1/3 yd
*Heavyweight Iron-On Interfacing - 5/8 yd (Pellon Decor Bond recommended)
*Clear Vinyl - 3” x 5”
*Magnetic Snap - 5/8”
*Zipper - 9” or more
*Slide Buckle - 1”
*Rectangular Loop - 1”

Use a sharp, jeans, or denim needle when you sew!

You will download the pdf file after your payment is processed. You will receive an email from Etsy with download instructions!

You will need Adobe Reader to open the pattern. This is available for free download on adobe.com.

Fabric Requirements are given for the Rotary Cutting method. However the file also includes paper patterns if you'd rather pin and cut with scissors. You may need a little more fabric using this method - layout your pattern pieces carefully!
The pattern may not be duplicated in any manner unless for your personal use. You may use this pattern to make and sell wallets at venues such as Etsy or craft fairs, as long as you are a small (one or two person) business. Please credit Sid’s In Stitches as the designer in your listing and promotional materials. Copyright for the design is retained by me.
You are purchasing a pdf sewing pattern for the purse, not the purse itself!

I have been designing needlework patterns for 28 years. Your pattern is a 22-page, thorough instruction with lots of color photos (almost 100) that has been tested by beginning sewers!

Please convo me if you have any questions.

Check out my shop for some designer-made Adventure Bags!

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METRIC SUPPLEMENT now available - we've converted all measurements to metric in this supplement. Free with purchase of the pattern - please let us know you'd like it in the message to seller or convo us!

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656 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

Love this pattern! So easy to follow and very functional. I even added Velcro straps on the sides of the unicorn purse so my granddaughter could carry her Barbie dolls. Thank you!!

Candy May 8, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Adorable pattern. My project turned out perfect. Good directions.

Tina Sep 26, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Just finished a test purse and it looks great. The directions are easy to follow and understand. I am a novice sewist and appreciate how clearly all the steps are explained.

Angela Eyer Mar 23, 2014

3 out of 5 stars

I'm waffling between 3 and 4 stars. I completed this bag and I'm happy with the results overall, but I think there are a few places in the instructions that could be clearer. I would consider myself an intermediate sew-er. Zippers can be intimidating for some people. The instructions for installing the zipper were clear and easy to follow. Wish there was a snap or velcro tab over the credit card pockets to make them more secure. I rotated the layout so that when the purse is closed they sat upright, but will be upsidedown briefly while opening and closing the bag.. Even if the pockets are snug now, fabric does stretch; didn't feel comfortable with them sitting sideways. Wish there was more guidance on fabric and interfacing. I used a duck cotton and the craft-fuse pellon and felt like that was a little too heavy

Marci Jan 5, 2015

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