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Girlfriend - Clutch / Small Cross Body Bag with 3 compartments

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    • MATERIALS , Fabric , ½ yard of linen or cotton blended linen or cotton fabric , ½ yard of linen or cotton for lining , Note thick fabrics like denim,canvas or home-deco are not recommended for this pattern. The finished bag would be too thick because of the layers of fabrics. , Fusible Interfacing , ¼ yard of medium or medium-light -weight fusible interfacing. If the exterior fabric is quite thick, use light-weight interfacing. Avoid thick and stiff interfacing as this bag requires a lot of turnings – it would be very dificult then. , , Others , 1 magnetic button or any other type of button of your choice , 1 zipper - 8 inches , • 1 zipper – 6 inches for interior pocket ( optional ) , 2 ½ inch D-rings , 2 ¾ inch swivel hooks
      , 1 ¾ inch slider


    “Girlfriend”is a bag designed for young women who wish to go easy while shopping or traveling or dating, of course. The small cross-body bag allows you more freedom in movements, while keeping all necessary things safe and easy to reach. There is enough room for mobile phones, compact powder and a lipstick, keys and some cash. And with the three compartments inside , you can separate all these essentials in different places.

    You can use a combination of polka dots, plain or striped fabrics for different parts of the bag. However even with just one pretty fabric all over, the finished bag is still adorable. Add a zippered pocket if you wish to make the bag more organized - the instructions are given in the appendix. The suitable fabric is cotton or light-weight linen. Medium-thick interfacing can provide good structure to the bag. You can also omit the strap and use the bag as a clutch. Girlfriend is designed for girls or the girl in you. Actually I was asked ( or ordered ) by my daughters to make something specifically for them. They actually ‘helped’ me with the design, size, colors, etc, etc…and I made 6 of these before they were happy with the outcome. Girls….

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    Materials you need at home:

    • Tool List , Sewing machine with normal foot and zipper foot, scissors, seam ripper, ruler, chalk, pencil , pins, paper clips, thread and fabric glue.. A domestic sewing machine is adequate, though the home industrial sewing machine can handle thick areas easier. , , Skill – intermediate / confident beginner. Has basic skills in sewing and has completed a few simple bags.