And sew you like the Retreat Bag. Well here it is an all in one pattern to create 6 different sized bags (3 each for 2 different internal wire frame widths). Create gorgeous, toiletry, makeup, pencil or essential oils bags using our smaller sizes, & even use the larger size as a handbag. This set of easy to make bags is a step up from our popular Retreat Bag pattern, with several more options such as accented top and bottom pieces, and handbag straps. Instructions are provided to put the straps on the largest size of each set, but why not add them to all! Suitable for an advanced beginner.
These bags have an "A Frame" shape, wide at the bottom and tapering in at the top. Each bag opens wide, has a structured top shape & includes 2 internal slip pockets. **EACH BAG REQUIRES 1 PAIR OF INTERNAL WIRE FRAMES - LINKS GIVEN BELOW!!
Includes digital drawings and full size pattern pieces for all shaped pieces. Cutting instructions provided for rotary cutter, ruler and mat to cut handbag straps. Pattern instructions are in both imperial & metric.
Zippers & Hardware:
a) 14” (36 cm) zipper for each bag from the SMALL SET using “D Frames” OR (1) 16” (30.5 cm) zipper for each bag from the LARGE SET using “A Frames”. Use (#4.5 or #5 nylon bag zipper, 1 1/4” wide, non-separating) – You can use a longer zipper or zipper by the yard.
b) Internal Wire Frames for each bag - Style D for bags from the Small set
c) Internal Wire Frames for each bag- Style A for bags from the Large set.
Fabric & Interfacing:
Exterior Fabric (quilting cotton, light canvas/duck, décor cotton)
Exterior Accent Fabric (quilting cotton, light canvas/duck, décor cotton, light jean, cork, vinyl)
Lining Fabric (quilting cotton or similar weight woven fabric)
Fusible Interfacing - Light-med weight fusible woven - Pellon Shapeflex SF101 (20” wide)
Fusible Fleece - Dense needled fleece such as Pellon Thermolam Plus Fusible TP971 (46” wide) NOTE:If you are using cork or vinyl for the Exterior Fabric/Exterior Accent Fabric, you may choose to leave off Fusible Fleece on those pieces (optional). For a more structured bag: consider substituting sew-in foam stabilizer such as By Annie’s Soft & Stable, Pellon Flex Foam, or adding an additional stabilizer such as Decovil.
Dec 1, 2022
Oct 2, 2019
Shipping from Canada
1-2 business days
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.