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Girlfriend - Clutch / Small Cross Body Bag with 3 compartments

by ImazzPatterns
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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.