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Pattern #201 Julie Smart
The Julie Smart bag is
a clear vinyl bag with a reversible cover.
Perfect for those who are
allowed to carry only a clear purse or tote to work . Once you leave
the job, just slip the reversible cover over the bottom of the bag to hide
your possessions. Dimensions are
given for 2 sizes of bags. The tote size is great for carrying those
extra items, such as a paperback book, magazine, camera, bottle of
water and snacks. The purse size will hold your wallet, checkbook,
cosmetic bag, cell phone, sunglasses case, and more.
Pattern also contains
tips on cutting and sewing vinyl.
The tote size of this bag is similar
in size to the Eliza Jane Smart tote, but because there is no lining to hide
the raw seams, the cuff unit has been completely re-designed. There
are no fabric raw edges showing. There is also a nice trick (using
boning) to make the tote bag stand up even when empty. More Details
sizes: Purse approximately 9 1/2” tall X 10 1/2” wide X 5” deep
Tote approximately 11” tall X 11” wide X 5” deep
Pattern #302 Dolly Smart
The Dolly Smart bag is
like 3 bags in one. It has 3 zippered bags that are connected to each other
to form 2 more pockets that close with Velcro. Complete, detailed
instructions include full-color photographs, and an easy zipper
installation. All sections are fully lined, with no raw edges showing.
Dimensions are given for 2 sizes of bags. The large version uses 9 inch
zippers, and is great for a purse. It will hold a wallet, checkbook,
camera, cell phone, and more. The Velcro-ed pockets make for quick and easy
access to your keys and cell phone. The small version uses 7 inch zippers,
and is a good size for organizing small items or taking sewing supplies to
class. There is an optional button-on panel that you can use to identify
what Dolly is carrying. I have created a machine embroidery design of the
panel, and it is available as a free download here on our website.
Approximate finished sizes are 8.75” tall X 5.5” wide for the small and
10.75” tall X 7.5” high for the large
Pattern #403 Cookie Smart
Cookie Smart is
such a smart bag. It is perfect for when you just need to carry a few
items. It is fully lined and has a back pocket for those items you need
fast access to. But what makes Cookie so smart is that the flap is removable,
so it can be changed. You can make one basic bag, and then make many extra
flaps. They attach to the back of the bag with buttons, which are hidden
inside the back pocket. Think of these flaps as a small art quilt.
Get creative with embellishing. Try needle punching on a wool flap. The
handle can also be made removable.
Finished size: approximately 7.5" tall
x 8.5" wide x 2.5" deep
The Grace Smart
is the perfect everyday hand bag. It has a zippered closure to keep
everything safe, and interior pockets to keep everything organized.
You can switch from a shoulder strap for no-hands carrying, to double
handles that are so stylish today. It is a good size and has a simple shape
that makes it perfect for embellishing, or using all those great novelty prints.
Each additional cover uses just a fat quarter!!
Finished size: approximately 7.5" x 12"
Pattern #601 Eliza Jane Smart
The Eliza Jane Smart
is the perfect everyday tote bag.
It still has the Smart Handbag's original
design of a removable cover, but now this cover has optional pockets!!
This is not just a larger version of the Grace Smart bag. It has a different
construction technique. There is no need to turn the bag through an opening
in the lining, so a firmer interfacing can be used, and this allows the tote
bag to stand on it's own.
It has a great simple shape that makes it
perfect for embellishing or high-lighting a machine embroidery design.
It is fully lined, and has 6 interior pockets. There are 4 handle options,
and 2 closure options. More Details
Finished size: approximately 11" x 11"