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The Madge Concealed Carry / Fold Over Bag

A PDF sewing pattern from American Stitchers to make this well-designed concealed carry handbag. The Madge bag has a fold over top that is fully accessible to the interior through a zippered flap. Underneath the zippered flap, there are credit card slots and cash pockets behind a spacious slip pocket. The concealed carry pocket is super easily accessible from the left or right side with 7” openings. If you don’t carry a firearm, use this hidden pocket to store cash, valuables, medications, etc. This sewing pattern is rated for an intermediate to advanced sewer and can be sewn with any woven fabric, vinyl, cork

, or pleather.  Like the bag in the sample photo?  It was sewn by Sweet Tea & Stitches.

Finished bag measures: 13” wide at bottom x 11” wide at top when folded x 9” tall when folded x 16.5” tall when unfolded x 4” deep.

Sewing Supplies:

  1. 1 yard exterior fabric

  2. 1 – 1/2 yard lining fabric

  3. 1/3 yard heavy fabric for cc pocket

  4. 2 – 1/2 yards fusible woven interfacing for body and lining

for cc pocket

for body

  1. 1 piece of stiff interfacing such as Peltex

4” x 10”loop only (soft side) of hook and loop fastener

8” of 4” wide, or, 16” of 2” wide

  1. 1 – 20” #5  double pull zipper

for main closure

  1. 2 – 9” #3 zippers

for cc pocket

  1. 1 – 9” #3 zipper for interior zipper pocket

  2. 2 – 1” D-rings

  3. 2 – 1” swivel clips

  4. 1 – 1” strap slider

  5. 4 – 8mm double cap rivets for the strap (optional)

  6. erasable marking pen

  7. double-sided tape (1/8” is best for zippers)

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Jan 18, 2023

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