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March Bag Sewing Pattern | Printed Pattern

One Size

About the Pattern

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.

Pattern directions are in black and white. 

Video Tutorial

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

Supplies Required

Fabric Requirements:

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

Pattern Delivery

Patterns are mailed via US First Class Mail within 2-3 Business days of purchase.  Shipping to US only.