This confident beginner sewing pattern is an easy sew with professional results.
Valentina includes a large front pocket with magnetic snap; 3-compartment slip pocket with box pleat; recessed zipper closure; and optional detachable adjustable strap. The added details result in a polished look. This versatile bag can be easily modified by intermediate and advanced sewers.
This confident beginner pattern is an easy sew with professional results. Valentina includes a large front pocket with magnetic snap; 3-compartment slip pocket with box pleat; recessed zipper closure; and optional detachable adjustable strap. The added details result in a polished look. This versatile bag can be easily modified by intermediate and advanced sewers.
The sewing pattern is fully illustrated, with over 60 color photographs and very detailed instructions, including tips for using a variety of fabrications.
You can also find great fabric, hardware and kits in our shop, The Modern Sewist.
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.
13″W x 10″H x 3.5″D
1 yard exterior fabric, 44″ cotton canvas, denim or duck-cloth recommended
1 yard lining fabric, 44″ quilting cotton
2 yards fusible woven interfacing (Pellon ShapeFlex101 aka SF101)
1/2 yard fusible fleece if exterior is lightweight (Pellon Thermolam Plus TP971f)
1/8 yard fusible ultra firm stabilizer (Pellon Peltex 71f)
(1) 5/8″ magnetic snap
(1) 12″ #5 nylon zipper (#3 zipper will also work)
(4) 1″ connectors (O-rings, square or rectangle)
(2) 3/4″ d-rings for optional adjustable cross-body strap
(2) 1″ swivel clasps for optional adjustable cross-body strap
(1) 1″ slider for optional adjustable cross-body strap
“A Beautiful Feminine Bag for you to create. Complete with accents that will make her stand out in every style of fabric you choose. Complete with easy instructions and great photos to follow. Your Valentina will evolve just the way you imagined her to be. LOVE…” ~ Susie
“Create a sleek, chic bag with this easy to follow sewing instructions. Complete with clear pictures the pattern allows you to create a unique one-of-a-kind bag. A classic pattern that allows you the freedom of choice for accents and material.” ~ Anna
“Bringing a Tote Bag Up a few Notches with this Fun Sewing Pattern you will Learn new Techniques and bring some not so new ones Up a few stitches. Clean Lines will give you no limits in the textiles you choose to use and will be a Great Creative pallet for what your vision will be. Valentina will totally Impress everyone you meet! ” ~ Connie
“Valentina is a classic tote bag combining simple techniques and elegant details that encourage you to create your own special version – from professional chic to sporty fun to elegant evening – using CloBird Designs’ clear, illustrated directions. You will use this versatile sewing pattern again and again!!” ~ Liz
“Nice easy bag to make beautiful for a confident beginner. With such a variety of fabrics available, this bag can be taken out anywhere at any time.” ~Maria
“OK Ladies you are going to LOVE Valentina. She may take a little bit more of your time to do BUT don’t worry she is still an easy sew – you may even learn some new techniques along the way. I personally love the fact that she can look very different with a change of fabrics and accent pieces. I used a tweed suiting for the main fabric, accent pieces are from an upcycled suede jacket, and quilting cotton for the lining, for a business chic look.” ~ Jean