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Bodaciously Basic Bucket Bag

by eSheep Designs
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The PDF is 47 pages long and includes a fabric planning page for your convenience. (Note that since all pieces are rectangular, the PDF provides measurements — in both imperial and metric — only; i.e., there are no actual cutting templates.) To make sure that you can always see what's being described, there are also over 125 photos!


  • Apply fusible interfacing
  • Sew straight lines


  • 11" high with a 10" x 6" base (28cm x 25.5cm x 15cm)
  • Strap drop length varies from 19" (48cm) to 22.5" (57cm) when made per instructions but can be customized by the sewer

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Pattern paper format: only US letter


Bucket bags are this year's designer favourite! If you don't want to pay upwards of several hundred dollars for one, this pattern will let you make one that is uniquely yours - and it's REVERSIBLE to boot! That's right - you'll automatically get two looks in one!

Remarkably easy to sew, bucket bags are perfect for those who don't like curves: everything has straight lines here. And if you've never before attempted a zippered pocket or grommets or snap fasteners, here is a great project to try them all at once. Or not - it's totally up to you. This design has several options for you to choose from to make a bucket bag that can be as basic or as BODACIOUS as you wish!

Check out my blog post about this project: http://esheepdesigns.blogspot.com/2015/05/new-pattern-release-bodaciously-basic.html

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Materials you need at home:

  • 7" (18cm) standard zipper(s) - one for each zippered (optional) pocket
  • 4 metal snap fastener sets for adjustable strap
  • 1/2 yard/metre fusible fleece
  • 1-1/2 yards/metres in total of fabric or approx 5 fat quarters
  • 2 rectangular rings or 2 swivel snap hooks with a 1.25" (3cm) opening
  • Peltex (or equivalent) - 6" x 9" or 15cm x 23cm
  • Twisted cording - about 45" (114cm)
  • 1 circular ring with 1.25" (3cm) opening for optional hanger for keys or bag bling
  • Small amount of hook & loop (aka Velcro) tape for patch pocket closure if desired Decor Bond (or medium weight fusible interfacing of your choice)
  • 14 grommets/eyelets (with setting tools) - 1/4" (6mm) (optional)
  • Cord lock (optional)
  • Pins, clips, ruler, fading marker, your sewing machine's zipper foot, iron, pressing cloth, rotary cutter & mat, etc.
  • Matching/contrasting thread