- Detailed, digital instructions with more than 280 photos
- Pattern in A4 format for self-printing
- Extra pattern file with mirrored pattern pieces
- Lookbook with designexamples
- For advanced beginners
Materials you need at home:
- 3x Outer Fabric approx. 35cm x 70cm
- Lining approx. 50cm x 130cm or 70cm x 110cm (LxW) (depending on your fabric width) (incl. all outer and inner pockets)
- 60cm (fusible) volume fleece
- 50cm fusible medium weight interfacing (if required)
- small pieces of heavy stabilizer for the magnetic snap
- 1.5 m webbing 25mm wide (or make your own straps)
- 1x strap adjuster 25mm wide + 2x square rings 25mm wide
- 1x small magnetic snap (e.g. 14mm) + 1x large magnetic snap (e.g. 18mm)
- 1x narrow (25mm wide) zip 28cm for outside zip pocket
- 1x wide (30mm wide) zip 35cm for main compartment (I recommend to use a “zipper-by-the-meter/-yard”, as this allows you to cut off precisely what you need.)
Please download ZIP-file as well! These instructions contain more than 280 step-by-step photos to show you how to make the “VARA” bag by Hansedelli. The total sewing time is about 4–7 hours, however the amount of time required depends on the version you choose to make and your personal sewing ability. The instructions are so detailed that even a beginner, who has only ever made one or two bags before, will have no trouble making the VARA bag.
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.
This is a digital sewing instruction in english. It comes in A4-PDF format, therefor open and print the pattern pieces/ebook using Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available as a free download. Using another PDF reader may lead to pages being shown incorrectly. You will also need a printer to print the pattern. No ebook reader is needed.
Difficulty: 3 of 5 Working time: about 4-7 hours
VARA is a small shoulder bag in a modern, geometric design that matches its big brother the “VARO backpack”. It measures approx. 25cm x 30cm making it an ideal, everyday handbag.
VARA can be made as a simple, single-compartment shoulder bag or with up to 2 outside pockets – these can be placed at the back or at the front hidden by the flap. You’re free to choose if and where you want to add an outside pocket. You can also choose between a zip fastening or a magnetic snap. Instructions for both versions can be found in this ebook.
The bag is closed with a flap that is held in place with a magnetic snap. Additionally, you can also secure the main compartment with a zip. For beginners, I recommend making the bag without the zip.
There is a small pocket on the inside where you can keep little bits and bobs. Because of the optional outside pocket, the inside pocket does not feature a zip.
You decide whether you simply use webbing as a strap or whether you sew suitable straps yourself.
As a rule, I recommend you always use water and dirt-repellent outer fabric for a bag so that you’ll get the maximum use out of it. I recommend to use not-too-thick artificial leather for the outside of this bag. Thick artificial leather should only be used for the base of this bag
If you want to use canvas, thin coated cotton or thin artificial leather, some pieces should be interfaced. If you want to use thicker artificial leather or oilcloth, you do not need to reinforce it. In order to accentuate the curves of the bag, the inner pocket is interfaced with fusible volume fleece (alternatively thin foam interfacing or Thermolam).
These instructions use interfacing from Freudenberg (Vlieseline/ Vilene), which are named with the Vliesline designation. But in the pattern you will also find alternatives which are available in the USA.
©2018 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 VARA by Hansedelli. "
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