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Bag Sewing Pattern, The Opzet Bag

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    • Sewing Level: Advanced Beginner
    • US Imperial and Metric Measurements,
    • Step by step photo illustrations
    • Three sizes

    Pattern paper format: US letter & A4


    The Opzet Project Bag is the only project bag you’ll need because it comes in 3 sizes! The small size is perfect for socks or other small projects and the large size is sized to fit an entire sweater. The medium is, well, for those in between projects. And it’s not just knitting projects either. The small is great for toiletries or small doo-dads that you need to hold together. The Opzet Project Bag sewing pattern is great to use up fat quarters or scraps the main print fits on a single fat quarter for all sizes! Pair that amazing print with a coordinating accent fabric and you’ll have yourself a personalized project bag. The interior of each bag has multiple pockets that hold your stitch markers or darning needles to weave in all your ends.

    The Opzet Bags were inspired by my need for a really cute and practical knitting project bag to carry to my knitting meeting every other weekend. I didn’t want to hassle with zippers (that could potentially snag the yarn) and I needed a few inner pockets that other drawstring project bags just didn’t have. The Opzet Project Bag sewing pattern comes in 3 sizes to fit your needs.

    Small: 6x4x6.5 (15.2×10.2×16.5cm) Medium: 10x5x10.5 (25.4×12.7×26.7cm) Large: 14x6x12.5 (35.6×15.2×31.8cm)

    What’s Included: Like the rest of The Eli Monster’s patterns, The Opzet Bag PDF Sewing Pattern is layered which means you only need to print the size you are making! All steps are accompanied by full-color photographs so you never have to guess where to sew or place. All pattern pieces are computer drawn; to save paper, cutting dimensions for rectangular pieces is included in addition to the drawn-out pieces.

    Your sewing pattern is instantly downloadable at checkout. You will need Adobe Reader to open and read this PDF file and letter or A4 paper to print out the pattern. No paper copy will be mailed to you.

    Can I sell bags made from this pattern? You may sell items made from this pattern in small batches. Please credit the pattern to The Eli Monster. This pattern is copyrighted; do not sell or copy.

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    Materials you need at home:

    • 1 fat quarter main print
    • 2 fat quarters (large and medium), 1 fat quarter (small) of bag bottom and accents
    • Lightweight fusible interfacing
    • Coordinating thread
    • Sewing machine
    • 3/4 yard (.68m) lining and pocket fabric
    • Cording, thin leather cord, .25” grosgrain ribbon -OR- .25” wide bias tape
    • Optional but helpful: tailors ham