I hope you will enjoy making Selena, a unique and stylish bag! Choose between two sizes, a crossbody or a tote. In addition, choose between three decorative strap options: the crossroads strap (fabric only), the butterfly (rectangle rings), or the basket weave strap (slider buckles). This stylish bag also features corner accents, an adjustable shoulder strap, exterior and interior pockets, and optional rivets. Make with quilter’s weight cotton, vinyl, cork, Kraft·Tex, or other bag materials. There is an option to quilt your bag as well!
I would recommend making the decorative straps from “specialty fabrics,” such as vinyl, cork, or Kraft·Tex, to ensure accuracy. However, I’ve included instructions for making the decorative straps from quilter’s weight cotton as well. Fusible fleece can be substituted with foam.
Crossbody measures 10” wide, 10” high, and 3” deep when finished. Tote measures 13” wide, 13” high, and 4” deep when finished.
This is a Learn as you Sew™ Pattern! Learn tips and techniques as you sew this project. Included are step-by-step graphics to help make the written directions easier to understand. Also included are many sewing techniques and tips to help you achieve a quality, finished project. This pattern is designed to help you learn and expand your sewing skills!
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