PDF Journey Purse Pattern EASY instructions DIY Medium Cross Body Bag Tutorial



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

The Journey Purse is a cross-body (or not) shoulder bag, which will hold all your travel necessities in a messenger-style pocketbook. The purse has a 6-slot credit card holder and a zipper pocket for bills and change under the flap. Behind that 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 tickets. The flap closes with a magnetic snap.

Smaller than some purses, but bigger than the Adventure Bag, this one is great for a longer journey. Size comparisons of my purse designs: http://sidquilts.blogspot.com/2012/04/size-matters.html

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)

8" wide (20 cm) x 8" tall (20 cm) x 2" deep (5 cm)
Adjustable Strap - 39" - 59" (99 - 150 cm) with 18" - 28" drop (46 - 71 cm)

Fabric Requirements:
*Main Fabric - 3/4 yd
*Contrast - 5/8 yd
*Heavyweight Iron-On Interfacing - 3/4 yd (Pellon Decor Bond recommended)
*Magnetic Snap - 5/8”
*Zipper - 9” or more
*Slide Buckle - 1”
*Rectangular Loop - 1”

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

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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 36-page, thorough instruction with lots of color photos (over 100) that has been tested by beginning sewers!

Please convo me if you have any questions.

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METRIC SUPPLEMENT now available - we've converted all measurements to metric in this supplement. Free with purchase of the pattern

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This is such a cute bag I'm exited to start working on it. I've already cut my pieces and now I'm just ready to sew! I love that all of the pieces can be rotary cut as I'm the kind of person who will alter a pattern if it requires me to actually cut out pattern pieces.

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Great tutorials!!

Reviewed by Anonymous Aug 14, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

great pattern instructions. cant wait to try it out!!

Reviewed by Anonymous Nov 3, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

great bag my girls love it

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