This EASY INTERMEDIATE sewing pattern has two different looks! Mix and match the options for even more variety. Sasha is bold and makes a statement with a wide comfortable sash style strap with a hidden pocket. Serena has depth and a slim strap which is easily worn as a shoulder bag or crossbody. Both styles are perfect bags for daily use, featuring up to 4 pockets and an adjustable strap.
Sasha makes an exceptional travel bag ~ the hidden pocket, large enough for a passport/travel documents. It is also large enough to accommodate an iPhone 6+. This style is also perfect for craft show use ~ the four pockets keeping everything in its place and at the ready with hands-free ease for assisting customers.
The sewing pattern is fully illustrated, with over 70 color photographs and very detailed instructions, for all options.
In addition to the pattern, CloBird Designs has a very active Facebook Group that is always there to help and cheer you along the way.
You can also find great fabric, hardware and kits in the CloBird Designs Etsy shop.
As this is a PDF file and downloadable immediately upon purchase, there are no refunds. This purchase is for the sewing pattern only and NOT for the finished bag.
SASHA: 8 1/2″ wide x 10″ high
SERENA: 8 1/2″ wide x 9 1/2″ high x 2 1/2″ deep
Basic sewing skills and terminology knowledge
Installing a zipper
Installing a magnetic snap
2/3 yard exterior fabric, 44″ 100% quilting cotton or dcor weight (more if using a directional print)
2/3 yard lining or contrasting fabric, 44″ 100% quilting cotton or dcor weight
2 – 2 1/2 yards fusible woven interfacing (Pellon ShapeFlex101 aka SF101) 2 yards if using dcor weight
3″ x 3″ fusible fleece (Pellon TP971F) for magnetic snap reinforcement
(3-4) 9″ #3 nylon zippers
(1) 1″ O-ring
(1) 1″ slider for slim strap OR (1) 1 1/2″ slider for sash strap
(1) magnetic snap set
Disappearing ink pen
Wonder Under, Wonder Tape or Heat ‘N Bond
Rotary cutter for cutting pattern pieces
Tube turner, chopstick or safety pin when making the sash strap
“This is a great everyday bag that can be as casual or dressy as you’d like to make it. There are so many options that let you express your own personal style. With the adjustable strap you don’t even have to make it a crossbody bag for those of us that prefer a non-crossbody option.” ~Amy
“It’s a great everyday size bag with so many options that you can totally customize it to suit your needs.” ~Debbie
“If you want a simple bag, you can easily make this in no time with none of the options. But if you want a challenge and want to learn new techniques, this sewing pattern gives you that too. It’s a great bag that the beginner sewer can easily handle but it gives the experienced bag maker some new techniques also!” ~Mitzi
“This is a wonderful, well written and easy sewing pattern with different options for pockets and straps. These sturdy little hipsters are awesome!!!” ~Madelyn
“I made the Serena strap option and I love everything about her. Just the right size and lots of pockets all in a stylish package!! I used Cotton & Steel Tokyo Train Ride print with a linen/cotton canvas exterior. I hope you love her as much as I do.” ~Jean
“Another great sewing pattern from CloBird Designs! Karis did it again with another pattern filled with options..make your bag customized to your needs! If you want one zipper or four, boxed corners or not…oh and the best part, you can even decide what handles your bag has! All in one pattern. The directions are extremely well written, every step is clarified in detail. Great chance to learn techniques you might not already know!” ~Melinda