Little Foksa – small bag and smartphone wallet
Please download the ZIP-file as well! These instructions contain more than 400 photos, where I show you step by step how to sew the small crossbody bag "Little Foksa" by Hansedelli in about 6-9 hours (or about 3-4 hours for "Variation B").
This pattern is suitable for advanced sewers, but the instructions are so detailed that even a beginner, who has sewn some bags before, will have no trouble making the "Little Foksa". Without the zip compartment (Variation B), this bag is a beginner friendly, quick sew project.
This ebook is not just a simple sewing tutorial, it's more like a book, with lots of tips and info, just like the other Hansedelli ebooks. Don't be afraid of the many pages! There are only so many, as each step is described in great detail so that you can achieve the best possible result. As an advanced sewer, you will probably only need to read the text at certain points and can otherwise sew using only the photos.
These digital sewing instructions come in English and in A4-PDF format. It uses European sewing standards and metric measurements, but inch measurements and US alternatives (e.g. for interfacing) are also given. Open and print the pattern pieces/instructions using Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available as a free download. Using another PDF reader may lead to pages being shown/printed incorrectly. You will also need a printer to print the PDF-pattern which comes in A4-PDF format as well, but also fits to US-paper size.
Difficulty: 3,5 of 5 – Working time: about 6-9 hours
Difficulty: 2,5 of 5 – Working time: about 3-4 hours
The bag Little Foksa is a small crossbody bag and measures approx. H 20cm x W 12cm (H 7 7/8″ x W 4 3/4″) and offers enough space for „the essentials“. It is also able to accommodate a small wallet, such as the „Little Mynta“.
The bag can be sewn either with a zip compartment as wallet replacement (Variation A) or as a just a mobile phone crossbody bag (Variation B).
The bag flap can be closed using a press lock, snap fastener, twist lock or other suitable bag closure. You can also add a strap to the flap or choose from 5 different flap shapes provided in the pattern.
For the strap you can choose between webbing, leather strap, bag chain or cord. All four options with matching strap connectors are illustrated in this ebook.
On the back of the bag Little Foksa there is a zipper pocket where coins or other small items can be safely stored.
INSIDE OF LITTLE FOKSA
Inside there are several compartments – including a „hidden compartment“, which is not directly accessible when opening the bag. A pen holder as well as a key holder or a mini wallet holder can be integrated. The accordion gussets prevent anything from falling out to the side. Small items and important things can be stowed in the zip compartment. In addition, you can choose from three variations.
This is the „full version“ with zip compartment. There are up to 6 card slots and a large smartphone and banknotes can also be stowed in the zip-around compartment.
Reduced Variation A
For those who don’t need quite as much space but don’t want to do without the zip compartment, this variation is best suited. The „divider“ is omitted and the bag does not fan out quite as much.
This Variation is a beginner friendly, quick sew project, because the zip compartment is omitted. If you still want to use the card slots, you can combine them with the „divider“.
COPYRIGHT © 2021 All rights are reserved by Lisa Kienzle – Hansedelli. Transferring, exchanging, copying or publication (even in part) of these instructions is strictly prohibited. No liability is assumed for errors contained in the instructions. Do not copy this pattern, claim as your own or allow others to use it. This pattern may be used for personal and small businesses producing limited quantities only. If you do use this pattern to produce items for sale, please include the following information: “This bag was made by using the pattern Little Foksa by Hansedelli”.
- Detailed, digital sewing instructions with more than 400 photos.
- PDF-Pattern in A4 format (also fits to US-paper size) (in the ZIP file).
- LookBook for inspiration (in the ZIP file).
- Separate pattern pieces for interfacing.
- Pattern pieces cutting checklist.
Materials you need at home:
- Up to 3 exterior fabrics (each about 1/4 yard)
- Lining fabric about 1m / 1 yard
- Interfacing each about 25cm (10″): light weight fusible interfacing, medium weight fusible interfacing, low loft fusible fleece, heavy fusible stabilizer
- 15cm (6″) webbing 20-25mm (3/4″- 1″)
- if necessary 2 square or d-rings 20-25mm (3/4″- 1″) wide
- Bag closure (press lock, twist lock or similar)
- about 100-130cm (40″- 50″) strap 20-25mm (3/4″- 1″) wide (e.g. webbing, leather strap, bag chain, thick cord)
- 11cm nylon coil zipper, 2.5cm wide (4 5/16″ #3) + 1 slider
- 55cm nylon coil zipper, 3cm wide (21 5/8″ #5) + 2 sliders
- Optional: – 10cm elastic band about 1cm (1/2″) wide (as pen holder) – 1 snap fastener (for divider closure) – 1 swivel hook 20mm (3/4″) + piece of ribbon (key holder) – 2 swivel hooks 20-25mm (3/4″- 1″) wide (for strap) – if necessary 1 strap adjuster 20-25mm (3/4″- 1″) wide – 2-4 rivets or Chicago screws (leather strap) – 2 eyelets 6-8mm (1/4″- 3/8″) inner diameter (for bag chain)
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Even as a child I always wanted to look behind things and know how they work. I never wanted to become a teacher or a veterinarian like the other children, but always an inventor. So with the foundation of my label Hansedelli in April 2014 I fulfilled a childhood dream, because as a designer you are somehow an inventor :-)
As Hansedelli I design patterns for bags, purses and co. and create sewing instructions. I attach a lot of importance to detailed instructions and good photos, so that even beginners can follow the instructions. Visit me on Facebook www.facebook.com/hansedelli or on my website www.hansedelli.de