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Pebble Wash Bag pdf Sewing Pattern

Welcome to the Pebble Wash Bag pdf sewing pattern!

The Pebble Wash Bag is a sleek and simple design that is roomy enough to fit in all of your wash bag essentials. It features piping, pull tabs and a nice long zip to give you easy access to your contents.

Pebble Wash Bag pdf sewing pattern

You can make the Pebble Wash Bag all in one colour or add a contrast by changing the colour of the piping or matching your tabs with your lining fabric.

Sewing Level

The Pebble Wash Bag pattern is suitable for someone with Intermediate sewing skills. As with all sewing there is a need for accuracy with cutting out and assembling your Pebble Wash Bag. It can be a bit tricky when attaching the gusset to the main/sides of the bag so I would not suggest this pattern for a complete beginner.

Approximate Finished Size of Pebble Wash Bag

  • 17cm high x 29cm wide x 8cm deep

Pebble Wash Bag Side View

 

Pattern Features

  • All of the pattern pieces have been digitally drawn
  • Pattern pages have been tiled and can be printed on A4 or US letter paper
  • There are 4 rectangular pieces that can be printed out or cut directly from the measurements provided
  • Step by step digitally drawn illustrated instructions

If you would like guidance on assembling your Pebble Wash Bag pdf pattern then have a read of my blog post How to Assemble pdf Sewing Patterns.

My testers did a really fabulous job and I really appreciate all of the help and feedback. Some of their pictures are featured in the pdf pattern instructions and some of them will feature in the Pebble Wash Bag gallery which will be live soon on the blog.

Heron Print Pebble Wash Bag Lining Detail by Susan Hewitt

by Susan Hewitt

Where to Buy

The Pebble Wash Bag pdf sewing pattern is available from my Etsy store, on Craftsy and from my own online store

Blue Floral Pebble Wash Bag by Ilse Lemmens

by Ilse Lemmens

Share Your Makes of the Pebble Wash Bag

If you are sharing your makes on social media use #pebblewashbag so that we can see how you have got on!

You can also share your makes in the facebook group Little Black Duck :: In the Sewing Room

Thank You!

Thank you for all of your support, I really do appreciate every sale, I love seeing your makes and I love your feedback and comments!

Feature :: Fold Over Clutch for Bag Making Essentials 4

I love bag designing so I was delighted when the editor of Bag Making Essentials asked me to come up with something  for a forthcoming issue. I love cross body bags as they are just so convenient so I set to work designing something that I thought everyone might like.

Cross Body Fold Over Clutch Portrait

I spent some time looking around online for some suitable materials and found this fabulous Feathers on Sand print by Lewis and Irene from their To Catch a Dream range. The rest of the bag is made with some faux leather from Fabric-Online. I used it when I made the crossbody rucksack that I designed for Love Sewing, so I knew it was perfect for the job.

Fold Over Cross Body Clutch photo from BME4

The bag has an internal slip pocket and under that flap is a zip to keep your contents nice and secure. I used a pre-made bag strap from Bag-Clasps, they come in a great range of colours…check out the purple!

Let me know, what do you think of my cross body fold over clutch? Think you might try making one?

Bag Making Essentials issue 4 Front Cover

Pick up a copy of Bag Making Essentials from larger newsagents or through the More Mags website

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Feature :: Glitter Heart Purse for Love Sewing issue 35

Issue 35 of Love Sewing features a little glittery clutch bag designed by me! Have you seen it?

Heart Glitter Clutch for Love Sewing

As bags go it’s quite a quick make and you can let your creative side run free and play about with the colour and placement of the hearts. Wouldn’t it look great with loads and loads of hearts in a whole rainbow of colours?

 

To make this bag however I used a selection of pink vinyl from a Rainbow of Stitches. They were really great to work with, it was like sewing through butter!

A Rainbow of stitches sells this glittery vinyl in loads of different fab colours, of which I particularly like their Black and Silver collection!

Let me know if you make a glittery heart clutch, it would be great to see it !Love Sewing issue 35 front cover

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Feature :: Framed Evening Clutch for Sew Now

Have you checked out the new sewing magazine, Sew Now? It’s a new title from Practical Publishing focusing on fashion led projects.

Sew Now Magazine Issue 2 Front Cover

I’m so pleased so say that Issue 2 features my first project for Sew Now. I have made an evening clutch that uses a slide in metal frame.

It’s the perfect bag for a night out. It’s big enough for your mobile phone, lippy and some cash. There’s even instructions for a little slip pocket to keep your card.

The fabric I used was from Adam Ross, they make gorgeous premium dressmaking fabrics. I used their Jade Lustre Fine Line Fabric which has a lovely texture and sheen to it.

jade gold lablel fabric

They also sell it in a rather lovely Indigo and a similar looking fabric in Gold

indigo fabric

aztec gold fabric

If I had more time on my hands (and more places to go of an evening) I would be making a load of these bags, those colours are just so lovely!

If you can’t find a copy of Sew Now in a local store yet then have a look at the More Mags website

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Work it Wednesday

Paperwork, bills, paperwork and more bills! This past week I seem to have put off all of the dull tasks and have left them to do on Work it Wednesday. If can avoid it I’ll not do that again. Whilst getting lots of stuff out of the way it makes for quite a dull work day sat in front of spreadsheets.

I did however get around to sorting out the pictures for a new product….

Tulip print oilcloth frame purse with bright pink grosgrain lining, yours for just £10.

I also spent some time altering a pattern for a mini-kit that I am working on for a framed coin purse. I want to get the pattern 100% right so I’m spending time fiddling around with shapes and curves to get the finished product looking good.

The mini-kit will contain :
– a pattern
– full instructions
– a metal purse frame

All you would need to do it supply your own materials and a bit of time and effort!

10/03/2010

A little feedback if you’ve got a moment. If you were to buy a mini kit such as this would you be interested in it also including a piece of grosgrain lining fabric in your choice of colour?