The Dahlia Drawstring Bucket Bag - PDF Sewing Pattern
The Dahlia Drawstring Bucket bag is a trendy medium sized bag that stays closed with a drawstring closure. It has 2 exterior side pockets, 1 interior slip pocket and 1 interior zippered pocket. On the exterior, you can use quilt weight cotton or home decor fabric. There are some vinyl/faux leather accents at the side pockets, on the front of the bag, the bottom and the top side of the adjustable cross body strap.
Instructions will include some basic guidance to setting grommets and how to make an adjustable strap with different fabrics for the top and the underside. See resources at the bottom on where to get grommets and setting tools.
I highly recommend either a walking foot or a roller foot attachment when sewing any vinyl parts of this bag.
3/4 yard quilt weight cotton, home decor, canvas
10” H x 20” W piece of vinyl
3/4 yard quilt weight cotton
2.5-3 yards lightweight fusible woven or non-woven
1/2 yard firm interfacing (peltex, stiff stuff or foam)
2 yards fusible fleece
Notions and supplies:
(1) 6” zipper (or longer, can be cut)
(1) 1.5” rectangle ring
(1) 1.5” rectangle slide
(12) metal grommets 11mm or 3/8” or 1/2” inside hole (any of these sizes will work fine)
Hole punch and grommet setter for your size of grommets
10.5" H x 11.5" W x 7.5" D
SEWING EXPERIENCE: This project should be suitable for confident beginners. It is not a difficult project once you have the correct tools and you've practiced setting grommets. It should take you approximately 4-5 hours to make this project.
Where to get grommets:
U.S.: Joann's carries grommets and a punch style setting tool
PLEASE NOTE: This pattern is in ENGLISH only.