Sew the Sugar & Spice Bag – PDF Pattern

A Digital Sewing Pattern from Chris W Designs

Sew the Sugar & Spice Bag - PDF Pattern How to Sew a Recessed Zipper

The Sugar & Spice digital purse pattern is offered by Chris W Designs and is available in PDF format to download, print, cut, and sew!  There are four exterior slip pockets and a main compartment closing with a recessed zipper. Two pen pockets and an additional four interior slip pockets complete the ensemble.  Lots of wonderful bling; piping, metal rings, and shiny rivets are used to give your Sugar & Spice bag that professional look. This purse pattern was also featured in June 2013 issue of Australian Homespun Magazine.  Used to complete the Sugar & Spice purse are many helpful sewing tips and techniques. Measurements are available for both metric and imperial. Finished bag will measure approximately 36cm (14”) X 20cm (8”) X 7.5cm ( 3”). Skill level – intermediate.

The fabric used to make the sample bag in the photo is from Free Spirit – Pretty Little Things Trees.

Sewing Supplies:

  • exterior fabric: quilting weight – 90 cm (1 yard) of 112 cm (40”) wide fabric
  • lining fabric: quilting weight – 90 cm (1 yard) of 112 cm (40”) wide fabric
  • fabric to make your own piping: 45 cm (½ yard); optional – you can use 3.5 m (138”) ready-made piping if you prefer
  • fusible interfacing: light to mid-weight – 75 cm (30”)
  • fusible fleece: mid-weight; Chris used Vilene H 640 – 40 cm (16”)
  • matching thread
  • piece of Peltex: 33 cm x 9 cm (13” x 3½”)
  • 1 x 36 cm (14”) zipper for the recessed closure (or cut a longer one down to size)
  • 4 oval or rectangular rings: 3 cm (1 ¼”) across (inside measurement)
  • 1 x zipper pull (optional)
  • 16 x 6 mm (¼”) rivets (optional) for the straps

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