Tykka – convertible bag Hansedelli
This ebook consists of very detailed sewing instructions and pattern. It is not just a simple sewing tutorial, but rather structured like "a real book" or even "screenshots of a video + text", with lots of tips and info. Don't be intimidated by the number of pages. There are only so many because everything is very detailed with lots of photos, so even bag newbies can follow along easily. Advanced sewers can just sew by pictures and read up if something is unclear and skip the rest of the pages. Beginners, on the other hand, might miss these pages. So everyone has the chance to sew my patterns.
Difficulty: 3.5 of 5 // Working time: about 8-14 hours
"Tykka" measures approx. W 23cm (9") x H 28cm (11") x D 9cm (3 1/2") and is designed as a small city convertible bag. Wear it as a crossbody bag with the long strap or "transform" it into a backpack strap with a flick of the wrist.
If you want to wear "Tykka" as a backpack the whole time, you can sew in your straps. The eye-catching feature of the bag is the zip around compartment in front. This can be quite challenging if you are new to bag making. An alternative front zipper pocket is included if you wish to do without it.
For Tykka, I recommend choosing a closure that closes firmly, as the flap supports the weight of the bag when worn certain ways and a magnetic snap, for example, could open in the process. In the instructions, I show you a button stud closure. You can either use a leather strap or sew the strap from a non-fraying material.
If you want to wear Tykka as a shoulder bag (with or without backpack function), the bag needs strap connectors on the sides. You can choose from two different options.
On the front is a special exterior zip-around compartment that houses an additional zipper pocket, a slip pocket and a pen holder. Inside the bag there is a practical bottle holder on the side that can hold small bottles or thermo mugs. You can also integrate a double slip pocket and a large zipper pocket inside.
©2022 All rights are reserved by Lisa Kienzle – Hansedelli. This English e-book and the corresponding pattern pieces are protected by copyright. Sharing, exchange, copy or publication (even in part) are expressly prohibited. The information in this e-book has been carefully checked. No liability is assumed for any errors in the instructions. This pattern may be used for personal and small businesses producing limited quantities (means unique pieces) only. If you do use this pattern to produce items for sale, please include the following information: "This bag was made using the pattern VARI 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).
- Some separate pattern pieces for interfacing.
- Check-off list for pattern pieces.
Materials you need at home:
- 3 exterior fabrics each 35cm (1/2 yard)
- Lining fabric 75cm (1 yard)
- Non-fraying fabric 15cm (1/4 yard)
- Different inerfacings
- #5 and #3 zipper-by-the-yard/meter
- 2-4 D-rings, 20-25mm (3/4" - 1") ; 4 D-rings, 20mm (3/4")
- 2 swivel hooks, 25mm (1")
- 300cm (3 1/4 yard) webbing, 40mm (1 1/2") + 1-2 adjuster + 1-4 rectangle rings, each 40mm (1 1/2")
- 30cm (12") elastic, 15mm (5/8") (pen holder) and 33cm (13") elastic, 7mm (1/4") (bottle holder)
- 2 snap fasteners and some rivets or Chicago screws
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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