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Mod Bag

Mod - BO830

Super-versatile! This swinging 60's inspired handbag can be interpreted into a wide range of styles

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You will learn how to

  • Sew a curved gusset (and the importance of accurate seam allowances!)
  • Attach belt loops
  • Construct a belt with buckle and eyelets
  • Insert a zippered closure or magnetic snap
  • Make straps neat and professional-looking
  • Insert o-rings
  • Make a zipped pocket
  • Make a compartment pocket
  • Make 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 - 34cm x 28cm x 9cm
Strap length and design is variable

To see the MATERIALS LIST click on the RELATED PRODUCTS tab (above).


Design Variations

Orange duckcloth bag
with two shoulder
straps and a belt detail.
It closes with a zip.
Blue pinwale corduroy
bag with two shoulder
straps and applique'
Soft hobo style bag
in quilting cotton with
single shoulder strap
and moleskin flap.
This hobo style bag in
Amy Butler print
has a single shoulder
strap and a piped flap
with o-ring detail.
It closes with 
magnetic snaps.
A summer shoulder bag
made in "Heatwave" by
Marcus Fabrics.
It has a belt detail and
single shoulder strap
and closes with a
magnetic snap.
  This "basket" variation
is included in the instructions.
This version
closes with a zip.
This "basket" variation
has bias binding ties
added to the side seams
to gather in the sides of
the gusset.