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March Bag Sewing Pattern | Digital PDF Pattern



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  • Product Description

      The March Bag is a fun purse sewing pattern that features one large exterior "kangaroo style" pocket.

      It also has a small interior pocket and an optional magnetic snap closure.

      You can customize it to be just your style with one of 4 different handle styles:

      • Make your Own Fabric Straps (instructions included)
      • Purchased Bamboo Handles
      • DIY Leather Straps (instructions included)
      • Purchased Sew-on Handles

      Instructions are included to guide you every step of the way!

      The finished bag is approximately 12" x 16" 

      Skill Level:

      Advanced Beginner.

      Video Instructions:

      This bag pattern comes with a series of video tutorials on the Riley Blake YouTube Channel. 

      Fabric Requirments:

      1/2 yard for Bag Front/Pocket
      1/2 yard for Bag Front/Pocket Lining
      1/2 yard for Bag Lining
      1/4 yard Bag Band
      1/2 yard for Bag Front Contrast & Inside Pocket 1/2 yard Canvas
      1 yard 40” wide Fusible Fleece
      2 yards 20” wide Shape Flex Interfacing

      For View A: Fabric Straps 1/2 yard fabric for Straps
      2 yards 1” wide cotton webbing

      For view B: Bamboo Handles 2 Bamboo Handles
      1 yard of 1/2” wide sturdy ribbon

      For view C: Pre-Made Handles 2 Pre-Made Sew On Purse Handles
      Embroidery Needle
      Heavy Duty Thread
      Recommended: thimble

      For view D: Leather Straps 52 inches of 1” wide leather belt blank - you can purchase this at a leather store very inexpensively. 4 grommets (I recommend screw together type)

      Hole Punch for Leather same size as the grommets (I use a crop-a-dile, but you can purchase an inexpensive awl that will punch holes at the leather store)
      Piece of plastic canvas to reinforce grommets on bag.

      Jeans Needle - recommended
      Fabric Safe Marking Pen
      Fray Check
      Magnetic Snap & a small piece of plastic canvas Binding Clips
      Basic Sewing Supplies

      Delivery Info:

      The pattern is delivered to you via INSTANT download, in PDF format. 

      The printable pattern pieces are formatted for a home printer (there are only 4 pieces to tape together woot!!)

      Pattern includes color photos of each step and detailed instructions to make creating your bag as easy as possible.

      The pattern is in Adobe Acrobat format.

      For a limited time get a FREE COPY of our Sunglasses Case Sewing Pattern with your purchase! (The pattern will be available to download with your copy of the March Bag)

       After you complete your purchase you will automatically be emailed a link to download your pattern.

      This is a PDF pattern and there is NO SHIPPING COST and nothing will be mailed to you. This is a PRINT AT HOME PATTERN.

      If you'd like a PRINTED PATTERN instead. Please visit THIS LISTING. 


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    • What are my Shipping Options?

      We ship all printed patterns via First Class Priority Mail. Prices are calculated at checkout. All orders are shipped within 3-4 days of purchase. 

      Digital Files are available immediately after purchase. 

      Can I make Items to Sell with your Patterns?

      Yes, as long as the purchaser is the only one sewing the items for sale. No mass production or commercial production is allowed.  You may not resell patterns. 

      Are there Corrections for my Pattern?

      We keep an updated list of pattern corrections on our website:

      You can also find PDF downloads of some of the companion files of our printed patterns there as well.  If you feel that you have found an error in a pattern, please contact us and let us know. 

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      If you ordered a Digital product (it will be noted in the title of the listing) a link was emailed to download the pattern. Simply click the link and it will download. Make sure you save it to your computer, if it just opens in a browser window it's not saved.

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      If you ordered a printed pattern (it will say PRINTED PATTERN) in the listing. All printed patterns are shipped within 3-4 business days. You will get a ship notice when your order is sent out.

      I got a download limit error, what should I do?

      Email us and we can add more downloads. However, note that if you try to download your order on more than 4 devices you will be blocked from downloading it again.

      What is the difference between a Digital product and a Printed product?

      A digital order is emailed to you. It's in Adobe Acrobat format and is formatted for you to easily print the pattern at home. Nothing is mailed to you. 

      A Printed Product is a packaged paper pattern that will be mailed to you. Shipping charges apply.

      Why are some products only Digital?

      We would love to offer all our products as paper patterns, however space and budget do not allow for that. We watch for sales volume, demand and complexity. If a product is better served as a printed pattern, we print it.

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