Tudor Bag Pattern


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The Tudor Bag pattern by Sew Sweetness is a large tote bag with lots of options so that you can pick and choose which details to add to your bag for the ultimate in customization! Written for the confident-beginning sewist in mind, there are through instructions for several skills and purse hardware installation. I recommend that you read through all instructions before beginning, and feel free to mark down on your pattern which details that you’ll be adding to your bag. This will also help you gather the exact supplies that you’ll need before getting started. A choose-your-own sewing adventure! Have fun with it! Finished size is 13-1/2" long x 12-1/2" tall x 5" deep. Pattern piece included for the side panel.

Materials Needed:

  • 1 yard of Exterior Fabric (I like using quilting cotton or decorator-weight fabric; will need slightly less if not fussy-cutting)
  • 1 yard of Lining Fabric (or 1-1/4 yard of directional fabric)
  • 1-1/4 yard of Solid Fabric for the straps/accents
  • 1/2 yard of By Annie’s Soft and Stable (Soft and Stable is a 1/8” thick, foam sew-in interfacing; one of my testers also recommends automotive headliner fabric in place of the Soft and Stable; you can also substitute a needled fleece fusible interfacing for the Soft and Stable, such as Pellon #TP971F Thermolam Plus fusible interfacing)
  • 3 yards of 20” wide Pellon SF-101 Shape Flex fusible woven interfacing (or medium-weight fusible interfacing)
  • 14” x 5” piece of Pellon Peltex #71 fusible one-sided Interfacing (optional: for a sturdy bottom)
  • 4 metal purse feet (optional)
  • Two 1” metal d-rings (optional: for shoulder strap)
  • Two 1” metal swivel clips (optional: for shoulder strap)
  • 1” metal slider (optional: for shoulder strap)
  • 9” or 10” regular zipper (optional: for front zippered pocket)
  • Either a 14” regular zipper –OR– a 1/2” magnetic snap (for closure of the bag) – I highly recommend zip closure
  • Optional: Basting Tape or Elmer’s glue/glue stick, for easy zipper installation

  • Model: SEWS124
  • Brand: Sew Sweetness

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