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The bag you need sometimes to carry papers / documents!

Large, flat, with inside pockets and a separate


compartment, which will accommodate A4 paper.
Dimensions of this bag: 42 x 30 x 8 cm

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Important: Before beginning, please read this
instructions completely!

This pattern can be cut with or without seam allowance; it includes the
lines for both options
(See explanations on pattern part 1a)

Pattern:
Print all parts of the pattern. Printer setting: 100% or original size!
Cut out all parts of the pattern and glue together at the marks.

Materials:
This bag can made from cotton, upholstery fabric, denim, corduroy, leather, suede,
or vinyl (please do not use stretchable fabric)

1,5 x 1,0 m of fabric


1,0 x 0,9 m of H 250 standard iron-on interfacing
1,0 x 0,55 cm of volume fleece
1,30 m of webbing
3 D-rings
3 swivel hooks / swivel clips
3 snaps (press studs)

part of pattern fabric interfacing


1a, 1b + 1c make up the cut 2 on the fold (one using main 1x iron-on interfacing
backside with flap fabric, one using lining) & 1x volume fleece
bend at the red-black line for cut 2 on the fold (one using main 1x iron-on interfacing
the front piece fabric, one using lining) & 1x volume fleece
2a, 2b + 2c make up the side cut 2 on the fold (one using main 1x iron-on interfacing
and bottom part fabric, one using lining) & 1x volume fleece
strap for document cut 1 1x iron-on interfacing
compartment
strap for shoulder strap and for cut 2 for shoulder strap and 2 for 1x iron-on interfacing
closure closure
3a, 3b, 3c + 3d make up the cut 1 on the fold 1x iron-on interfacing
document compartment NOT on the fold
bent at the pink line for the cut 1 on the fold 1x iron-on interfacing
inside pocket NOT on the fold

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Steps:
1. Match and then iron the fusible interfacing to the corresponding parts of the
exterior fabric. Reinforce the inside compartments (by ironing the interfacing on the
reverse side of the fabric).
2. Sew the volume fleece onto the seam allowance of the relevant parts of the lining
(on the wrong side of the fabrics)

3. Fold the straps for the closure and for the shoulder strap in half along the
long edges and align. Top stitch one of the short edges and the long edge of each
strap.Leave 1 cm open at one end of one strap for the closure.

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4. Cut the top corners (leave only 5 mm) as shown in the next photo.

5. Turn the straps inside out (not easy) and iron. Take the strap with the 1 cm. open
at one end and fold the open edges at the two parts inwards and iron again.Top stitch
the edges of this strap approximately 4 mm from the edge.

6. Take the two straps comprising the shoulder strap and the strap with the closed
edge for the closure and fold them in half and slide a D ring onto them.Take the
second strap for the closure, fold it in half and slide a swivel hook onto it. Top stitch
as shown in the photo.

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7. Stitch the two straps for the shoulder strap centered to the right side of exterior
fabric at the short edges of the side and bottom (D-rings to the middle of this fabric
piece). Sew the strap with the swivel hook at the top edge on the right side of the
outer fabric of the backside with flap.

8. Sew the strap for the closure with the D-ring at the mark of the front part (pattern
1c). (If possible, reinforce the back of the fabric with layers of fabric before sewing.)

9. Mark the center of the long side and bottom part and the front part (of the exterior
fabrics) by folding. Place the parts right side on right side at the mark. Stick with
pins and sew along the edges from the mark upwards on both sides of the mark.

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10. Mark the bottom center of the backside with flap and follow again the
instructions of step 9.

11. Fold the part for the document compartment left side to left side at the fold line.
Iron and stitch the fold line. Do the same with the part for the inside pockets.

12. Sew the part for the document compartment on the seam allowance of the lining
of the front part (outer side of the fabric). Next sew the part for the inside pockets
on the seam allowance of the lining of the backside with flap.

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13. Mark the upper center of the front part, here is where you sew the strap for the
document compartment.

14. Sew the dividers for the inside pockets.

15. Next sew the parts for the inside together as described in step 9 and 10.
Important: leave open about 15 cm at the center of the lower edge of the
dokument compartment for turning!

16. Trim the protruding ends of the straps.

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17. Turn the "bag" over so that the outer side of the fabric is facing the outside.
Slip it into the "bag" of the lining, so that the right sides of the fabrics are over each
other. Pin the edges. Make sure that the straps are between all parts!

18. Sew along the pinned edges. Using small scissors, clip the seam allowance at
the curve between back part and the sides carefully. This will help add ease into the
curves which will make turning inside out easier. If you accidentally cut through
the sewn line just sew back over it.

19. Now turn the bag inside out and close the last seam.
(If needed, iron the outside of the bag.)

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20. Attach a snap (press stud) on the strap and the dokument compartment.

21. Turn the lining into the outer fabric.

22. Top stitch close to the edge of the bag (marked lines as shown on the photo).

23. Slide a swivel hook onto one end of the shoulder strap and sew as shown in
the next photo. At the other end of the shoulder strap attach snaps in any quantity
to enable the strap length to be adjusted.. Then slide a swivel hook onto this end
of the strap and close a snap.

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Attach the shoulder strap to the D-rings using the swivel hooks.
And the bag is done!!!

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Thanks to the girls who made this samples and thanks for your help!
Special thanks to Jill Beattie and Jan Mente for the help with the translation!

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