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Carry All

Carry All -  BO831

This is a super-functional bag has loads of pocket options and enough room for all you need to carry for the day – whether you’re a student or busy girl on the move.

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With this pattern you will learn how to

  • Sew a curved gusset (and learn the importance of accurate seam allowances!)
  • Make an exterior pocket and bag divider
  • Make and attach belt loops
  • Insert a sew-in magnet
  • Insert a zippered closure or magnetic snap
  • Make neat and professional-looking straps
  • Insert o-rings into straps
  • Make a zipped pocket
  • Make a compartment pocket
  • Make and insert your own piping
  • Pipe the curved edge of a bag flap
  • Attach an o-ring detail to a bag flap
  • Stabilise the base of a curved gusset 

Bag size – 38cm x 34cm x 9cm
Strap length and design is variable.

Design Variations

This Carry All is made
in fabric from the
"Mod" range by
Timeless Treasures.

It has a single shoulder strap and
a flap all featuring
52mm
Antique Brass flat o-rings.

It also has a tie belt and belt loops
and closes with a
magnetic snap.
The flap has a
bias binding edge in co-ordinating fabric.

The fabric is interfaced with medium-heavy interfacing and light fusible wadding. 
Fast2Fuse supports the base of the bag.

This chocolate brown pinwale corduroy
bag features an exterior pocket in
fabric from the "Flutter-by" range by Tula Pink for Moda.

A loop buckle closure closes the top of the bag and the exterior pocket.
There is also a zippered closure
in the top of the bag.
It has two shoulder straps featuring
50mm Antique Brass oblong rings.

The fabric is interfaced with medium-light interfacing and light fusible wadding and Fast2Fuse supports the base of the bag.
The lining has medium-light interfacing and the bag contains a divider pocket with
medium-heavy interfacing.

Japanese floral print is
teamed with brown cotton
drill to make a simple
version of the Carry-All.
(Let the fabric speak, I say!
)

It features a tie belt and two
shoulder straps with
medium-light o-rings.
It closes with a
magnetic snap.

The fabric is interfaced with a
combination of
medium-light and
medium-heavy interfacing
and light fusible wadding and Vilene
S520
supports the base of the bag.

This red duck-cloth bag has a
feature pocket with a panel of machine-quilted floral fabric
(from the "Utopia" range by Freespirit).
The edge of the pocket
is bound with
bias tape.

The single shoulder strap has 62mm curved oblong rings and
the front pocket closes with a
sew-in magnet.
The bag closes with a zip.

This bag has a lot of structure -
the fabric is interfaced with

medium-light interfacing
and light fusible wadding
Vilene S520 supports the
base of the bag.
The lining has
medium-light interfacing
and the bag contains a divider
pocket with
Fast2Fuse.

Beige moleskin makes
a classic-looking
Carry-All bag.

It has a single shoulder strap and
a flap all featuring
52mm Antique Brass flat o-rings
.
The flap is "bagged out" (stitched and turned) so has no binding or piping.
The bag closes with a
zippered gusset.

This already-structured
fabric is interfaced with

medium-light interfacing
to
add a little more support.

Vilene S520
supports the
base of the bag.

Charcoal brushed cotton
makes a super-soft
version of the bag.

It has two shoulder straps with
medium-light o-rings and a feature flap with black
bias binding and
a
52mm flat o-ring detail.
It closes with a
magnetic catch.

The fabric is medium-weight,
so has a
medium-light interfacing to add a little bit of support
without making it too stiff.
Vilene S520 supports the base
of the bag.

    BO831 - Carry All

    YOU WILL NEED:

    1.1 to 1.5m x 115cm** medium weight, woven fabric
    1.1 to 1.5m x 115cm** iron-on woven interfacing
    50cm to 1m x 115cm** Lining fabric
    1 x 19mm magnetic catch OR 40cm zip for bag closure
    10cm Regular or Heavyweight Fast2Fuse (or Vilene S520) for bag base

    **The more large pockets you include in the bag design – inside and out – the more fabric you’ll need. Quantities listed are the minimum and maximums needed to make the bag. Quantities may change if cutting some pieces in contrast fabric or using fabric wider than 115cm.

    OPTIONAL:

    18cm zip for internal pocket
    1.2m x 90cm Fusible wadding /batting/fleece
    O-rings, Oblong rings, square rings
    Bias binding
    30cm Regular Fast2Fuse (if including a divider pocket)
    Contrast fabric if desired