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The Bella II Bag Pattern by ChrisW Designs is a PDF pattern that can be dressed up or down with unique features such as front grommet decorations and a recessed top zipper closure!

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The Bella II Bag Pattern by ChrisW Designs is not only stylish but is also very practical and versatile! You can dress up this handbag with decorative hardware or go for simple good looks - your choice! The Bella II has plenty of room with 4 exterior front slip pockets, a zippered exterior back pocket, and a recessed zipper closure for the main compartment. Inside has an additional zippered pocket, 3 slip pockets and a handy pen pocket. This bag pattern is suggested for the intermediate sewist and the finished size is approximately 31cm (12.25”) X 25cm (10”) X 10cm (4”).

Materials Needed: (Note yardage is meant as a guide)

  • Exterior main fabric: 90 cm (1 Yard) of 112cm (44") wide fabric
  • Feature fabric: 45cm (1/2 yard) of 112cm (44") wide fabric
  • Lining fabric: 115cm (1 1/4 yard) of 112cm (44") wide fabric
  • Fusible interfacing: SF101, 3 1/2m (4 Yards)
  • Fusible fleece: Pellon TP971F Fusible Thermolam Plus; or Vilene H 640, 40cm (16")
  • 1 piece of firm single-sided fusible Peltex - W 28cm X H 10cm (W 11" X H 4") for base (or, alternatively, you can use any similar firm single-sided fusible stabilizer)
  • 1 X 23cm (9") (or longer) handbag zipper to match the exterior
  • 1 X 43cm (17") handbag (or longer) zipper to match the exterior
  • 1 X 20cm (8") dress zipper to match the lining
  • 4 X 4cm (1 1/2") (eye size) snap hooks
  • 12 X 10mm (13/32") grommets (8 of which are for the Optional Front pocket decoration)
  • OPTIONAL extras:
  • 1 X Metal Zipper End
  • Meter (40") of ribbon, cord or other strapping for your front pocket decoration
  • 4 X 12mm (1/2") bag feet.
  • 8 X 8mm (cap) X 6mm (post) Rivets.
  • Double Sided Wonder Tape

Bella II Bag Pattern in PDF by ChrisW Designs

Bella II Bag Pattern in PDF
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The Bella II has 36 pages of comprehensive instructions which include 82 step by step colour photos.There are printing instructions and test squares to check your scale. Cutting measurements are provided PLUS 13 Pattern pieces are included - YOU choose which you prefer to use! (Except where a pattern piece is required such as for a shaped piece). There is also a Table of Contents and a page of cutting labels. Included is a text only version of the instructions (8 pages) which comes bundled with your pattern for printing purposes, should you not need or wish to print all of the photos.

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