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Meadowsweet Shoulder Bag Pattern

Meadowsweet Shoulder Bag Pattern


The Meadowsweet Shoulder Bag Pattern: A spacious shoulder bag with distinctive iris-fold spiral panel on the front, hidden exterior zipper pocket on the back, two interior pockets and raised zipper top.

Suitable for confident beginners / intermediate bag makers, with clear step by step instructions and plenty of photos. 


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This pattern features an unusual iris-fold spiral panel on the front, and the pattern also contains an alternative method of creating the spiral using paper piecing. 

The completed size of the bag is 10½” tall by 14¼” wide (approx. 26.7cm x 36.2cm). It has a depth of 4” (10.2cm) at the base.

This bag has been designed to use up some of my jelly rolls, as I have quite a few! They work really well for the spiral design, as well as for the underneath of the straps, the sides of the raised zipper top and the hidden panel on the back. However, you can use any fabric, cut into 2 ½“ (6.4cm) strips.


Pattern pieces are provided in A4 and US Letter size, ready to print and cut out. There are additional versions of the pattern pieces in A4 and US Letter size with 1" (2.5cm) margins.

Supplies needed:
1 Jelly Roll with 2 ½” (6.4cm) wide strips, or 4 FQs of co-ordinating fabrics 
½ yard (½m) Exterior fabric
22” x 10” (56cm x 26cm) Accent fabric
¾ yard (¾ m) Lining fabric 
1 yard (1m) Vilene F220 fusible interfacing or similar (eg. Pellon ES114 Easy Shaper iron-on)
½ yard (½m) Vilene H630 or H640 fusible fleece or similar (eg. Pellon 987F Fusible Fleece)
At least 12½” (32cm) #5 zipper for top of bag
At least 10¼” (26cm) #5 zipper for back pocket
At least 8” (20.3cm) #5 zipper for inside pocket
4 x 1½” (3.8cm) D-rings
4 x 1½” (3.8cm) Swivel Lobster Clasps 
8 Rivets (medium) or chicago screws
Double-sided sewing tape or fabric glue (eg. Stix2 Fabric Glue Pen) 
Sewing clips

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