The 3-in-1 Betsy Bag Pattern
The 3-in-1 Betsy Bag Pattern

Make a Durable, Versatile Bag

Using this pattern from Betsy LaHonta, you’ll learn to make the Betsy bag: a three-in-one accessory that can be worn as a large carryall, a mid-sized drawstring bag, or a sleeker, smaller tote. The clever construction features movable straps and a tuck-away top panel that lets you modify the look, along with a secure outside pocket and interior compartments for organizing all your essentials. Best of all, there are no patterns to trace. Follow the instructions for simple-to-cut rectangles, patterns, and strips, and you’ll find the pattern sews up like a dream in Kraft-Tex and cotton fabric. A rugged paper with a soft, suede-like finish and lovely crinkles, Kraft-Tex looks, feels, and wears like leather—but sews, cuts, and washes like fabric.

Note: This drop includes The 3-in-1 Betsy Bag Pattern and two Kraft-Tex rolls in your choice of color: black, chocolate, natural, or white. 

The 3-in-1 Betsy Bag Pattern

Kraft-Tex Roll Color Options

Black
Chocolate
Natural
White

Details

  • Pattern by Betsy LaHonta
  • Finished bag measures 12 x 17 x 5 in (30.48 x 43.18 x 12.7 cm)
  • Each Kraft-Tex measures 19 x 50 in (48.26 x 127 cm)

Materials Needed

  • Kraft-Tex: 1 roll for bottom panel, edge-finishing strips, straps, and D-ring anchors
  • Main fabric (A): 24 in (⅔ yd) for top panel, middle panel, and outer zipper pocket
  • Contrasting fabric (B): 27 in (¾ yd) for inside pocket, straps, and D-ring anchors
  • Lining: 22.5 in (⅝ yd)
  • Interfacing: 54 in (1 ½ yd) of 20 in (50.8 cm) wide medium-weight stiff fusible interfacing for top and middle panels and straps; 54 in (1 ½ yd) of 20 in (50.8 cm) wide lightweight flexible fusible interfacing for pockets and lining
  • Fusible web: 2 straps—¼ x 7 in (0.64 x 17.78 cm—of fusible web or fabric glue to hold zipper before stitching
  • Zipper: 7 in (17.78 cm) long; a longer nylon zipper can be trimmed to size
  • D-rings: 8, to fit a 1 in (2.54) wide strap
  • Swivel/snap hooks: 4
  • Cording: 1 piece measuring 60 in (1 ⅔ yd) long
  • Optional: 2–4 cord long/drawstring toggles (or see page 18 to learn how to make your own)
  • Yardage based on 42 in (1 ⅙ yd) wide fabric; allow extra fabric for directional prints

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Nov 27, 2017 PT.

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