Shoulder bag “Fred”

Shoulder bag “Fred” is a modern bag which can be sewn with a contrasting fabric at the bottom, strap and closure. It has a lot of room for all your daily essentials and comes with two extra zipper compartments on the inside and on the back. You can either sew the arrow-shaped closure with a snap button or use a press lock. The shoulder strap can be adjusted to your individual size.

Shoulder bag “Fred” has a size of 25 cm x 35 cm x 6 cm (W x H x D).

The pattern is perfectly suitable for beginners. Every step is explained in detail and illustrated with photos and/or sketches.


  • Detailed sewing instructions with many photos on 43 pages as a digital e-book (PDF)
  • Sewing pattern for printing at home in A4-format (PDF)
  • Many design examples
  • Metric Measurement

Materials you need at home:

  • Fabric for outside (color 1): 64 cm x 40 cm
  • Fabric for outside (color 2): 64 cm x 15 cm
  • Fabric for inside: 100 cm x 72 cm
  • Fusable interlining H250: 100 cm x 140 cm
  • 2 D-rings und 1 slider for a 25mm belt strap
  • 146cm belt strap 25 mm or cotton fabric 7 cm x 146 cm
  • Fastener: 1 snap button (i.e. kam snap) or press lock
  • seam ripper or nail scissors
  • 2 x 20 cm zipper (zip per metre) with zipper-pull
  • tailors chalk or trick marker
  • thin rounded wooden stick for turning
  • optional: 4 book screws
  • optional: hole punch pliers for using book screws
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Hi there, I’m Julia! Born ‘83 in Germany I now live in East Yorkshire with my husband and our two adorable children. I started sewing when my daughter was born in 2011 and soon began to design my own sewing patterns. Before my „sewing career“ i was working as a freelance graphic- & webdesigner for several years which helps me build my blog and design my patterns. I hope you enjoy my blog and my sewing patterns as well.

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