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FRENCHY BAGS

Over your shoulder or close at hand, these vintage glamour bags are quintessential for keeping your everyday necessities handy.

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Materials List


PLEASE NOTE: If you are using heavier weight Home Dec fabric,
you do not need interfacing.


FOR THE HANDBAG

For 44” wide light to mid-weight fabric

  •   1/4 yard of the 1st Exterior fabric for the Top Panels
  •   3/8 yard of a coordinating Exterior fabric for the Main Panels and Handles
  •   3/4 yard for the Lining and Pockets
  •   1 yard of 22” wide heavyweight sew-in interfacing (such as Pellon 40)

OR
For 54” wide heavier Home Dec fabric

  •   1/8 yard of the 1st Exterior fabric for the Top Panels
  •   3/8 yard of a coordinating Exterior fabric for the Main Panels and Handles
  •   1/2 yard for the Lining and Pockets

PLUS

  •   1 - 3/4” magnetic snap from Dritz™ (found in most craft and sewing stores)
  •   1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread (We use Coats Dual Duty Plus®)


Finished size: 11 1/4” wide x 11 1/4” tall
(14 1/2” tall including the Handles)


FOR THE SHOULDER BAG
For 44” wide light to mid-weight fabric

  •   3/8 yard of the 1st Exterior fabric for the Top Panels
  •   5/8 yard of a coordinating Exterior fabric for the Main Panels and Straps
  •   1 yard for the Lining and Pockets
  •   2 yards of 22” wide heavyweight sew-in interfacing (such as Pellon 40)

OR
For 54” wide heavier Home Dec fabric

  •   1/4 yard of the 1st Exterior fabric for the Top Panels
  •   5/8 yard of a coordinating Exterior fabric for the Main Panels and Straps
  •   1 yard for the Lining and Pockets

PLUS

  •   1 - 3/4” magnetic snap from Dritz™ (found in most craft and sewing stores)
  •   1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread (We use Coats Dual Duty Plus®)


Finished size: 14 3/4” wide x 16 1/2” tall (25 1/4” tall including the Straps)

TOOLS NEEDED: Scissors, Iron, Ruler, Chalk pencil or pencil, Straight pins, Masking tape and marker.