I’m busy with big life changing stuff, like funerals and sending my youngest to University. Getting to my sewing table isn’t easy at the moment, but I have sewing dreams.
My first planned make is a slouchy bag (like the one above from Plumo). I will use a Designer’s Guild velvet upholstery fabric. The Designer’s Guild shops, in London, always have tempting remnants at reasonable prices, perfect for making bags. I picked up a decent sized piece of this cut velvet years ago and now I think it would make an excellent slouchy bag and fit perfectly with my autumn palette.
It’s a stiff fabric, so I don’t know if it will need interfacing. I’ll decide as I go. I plan to have one magnetic fastener hidden in the top facing, so that it falls closed.
Slouchy Bag Plan
This is my line drawing of the pattern. It will be made-up in patches so that I can make use of the velvet nap by turning it in different directions. A lining could be used below the facing but this is such a heavy, thick fabric that I don’t think it will need one. Here are my plans.
It will be 63cm wide by 40cm deep with an 82cm long strap. These are the pieces, with seam allowance added.
And these are the pieces that I will cut from interfacing, if I feel I need some.
I will assemble it and then write up the instructions and make it a free downloadable PDF for those on my mailing list.
12 thoughts on “Make a Slouchy Bag”
Ooh this is Great! Please can I have the PDF?
I’ll make up the bag first so that I’ve got it right and then send the pdf to everyone on my mailing list who wants one.
Please can I join your mailing list and may I have the pattern for the ‘Slouchy Bag’ please.
Hi, did you get the details of how to put the Slouchy Bag together. I would love to make one. Maureen
Very nice , exactly the slouchy bag of my dreams. Please may I have the PDF when it is ready?
Sure. Just make sure you are on my mailing list!
Love the simple and functional shape of this and your fabric choice is gorgeous! I think I’d make it as a cross body bag with a longer strap, as shoulder bags always slip off on me. I think I’ve signed up, but haven’t been receiving emails.
That’s because I’ve been slow to send any emails out. I plan to get to it in the next few weeks. You’ll get one!
This is just what I need I will sew along with you on this, shopping for supplies as we speak:)
I’m sorry to hear about the funeral. Also, I hope the uni transition is smooth.
The University transition is harder than the funeral actually. I’m losing my baby!