Summer bag – Vogue 8466

Pattern

Bag pattern - Vogue V8466

Bag pattern - Vogue V8466

Vogue 8466
Package includes patterns and instructions for four bags.
I picked view A.
Pattern Sizing:
Bag A: 17″ W × 18″ L. Bags B, C: 20″ W × 19″ L. Bag D: 10″ W × 16″ L. Measurements are approximate and exclude strap. B, C, D: lined, inside pocket.Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
pretty much.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very easy.

Likes or dislikes about the pattern


I liked :
Quick and easy ! Perfect for a casual summer bag.
I disliked :
-The seam in the center front and back, It’s ok with the print I choose though.
– To make the strap you have to fold the fabric on itself several times, as a result you may end up sewing through up to 16 layers (depending on how you finish the edges). Mine was 14 layers and my machine couldn’t handle it. So I could only start sewing the strap at about 1cm on each side of its centre. The end result is still durable.
The good thing about this layered strap is that it’s comfortable (it’s also pretty wide: about 5cm/2″).

Fabric


Cotton with a newspaper print.


Pattern alterations


None. The pattern is basically 2 rectangles.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I might, it’s so fast to sew. I would recommend it, it’s a no-brainer really but make sure your machine will handle that many layers of fabric !


Conclusion


This is perfect for a quick sewing fix, it took me under an hour, from tracing the pattern to the final result.
This bag has no lining or inside pocket and is roomy : it’s what I call a basic “mess bag”.
I like this kind of bag for summer !

Cotton summer bag - Vogue

Cotton summer bag - Vogue

 

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