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Change your mind slipcover bag

Straight Stitch Society

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We’re women. And everyone knows that it’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind when the mood strikes, right? That’s why you’ll love this stylish bag. Instantly alter its appearance to match every one of your moods—-and anything in your closet-—by choosing one of two different slipcover designs that can be sewn in a kaleidoscope of colors and prints.

What You’ll Need

44/45″-wide light- to medium-weight woven fabrics such as quilting cotton, broadcloth, poplin, chambray, and linen:

  • 7⁄8 yd fabric A (View 1 bag exterior and strap)
  • 7⁄8 yd fabric B (View 1 bag lining)
  • 5⁄8 yd fabric C (View 2 slipcover exterior)
  • 5⁄8 yd fabric D (Views 2 and 3 slipcover lining)
  • 1 fat quarter or 14″ l x 20″ w rectangle of fabric E (View 3 slipcover piece A)
  • 3⁄8 yd fabric F (View 3 slipcover piece B)
  • 3⁄8 yd fabric G (View 3 slipcover piece C)

20″-wide extra firm sew-in or fusible interfacing:

  • View 1: 1 1/2 yds
  • Views 2 and 3: 1 1/4 yds

Coordinating thread

7″ zipper (View 1 bag inside pocket)

Six 1/2″ buttons (View 1 bag)

Finished Measurements

11 1/2″ w x 10 1/2″ h (with straps, 22″ h) x 5″ d

Errata: The first printing of this pattern listed the finished measurements of the bag incorrectly. They should read: 11 1/2″ w x 10 1/2″ h (with straps, 22″ h) x 5″ d.

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Additional information

Sewing level

Absolute Beginner

Make time

Half a day

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