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One Hour Bag
One Hour Bag
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Learn how to make a purse in one hour with this stunning free purse pattern for sewing. The One Hour Bag will honestly only take you one hour to create, and you will get hours and hours of use out of this simple and convenient bag. Fit for a day at the mall, vacation, a night out, or even a quick trip to the gym, this sewing project idea is one of our most popular projects. It is easy to see why! Making a bag in one hour is no small feat. This pattern, however, makes it easy!

Project Type: Make a Project

Time to complete: Under an hour

Sewn by: Machine


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Thank You for all the project ideas :) Peggy West Covina, CA

I have made two of these bags. The second one I sewed the strap in when attaching the lining to the body of the bag. I also used a flap and button closure rather than the magnetic closure to save money and a trip to the craft store. Sew the flap in when attaching the liner to the body. Great pattern...getting lots of compliments and a great way to use up scrap fabric! Thanks!

I was not able to print the pattern due to my equipment, not because of the pattern. So I took her measurements, found a conversion program online (cuz I live in USA), and drew it up on some brown craft paper. It took such a short time to make and looked great! So good, I gave it to my sister for Christmas. :-) Thanks for posting the tut so well that I was able to make it easily. I plan on making more cuz I really love the look and feel of it. I will try using diff fabrics and/or embellishments, as well as a few pockets. :-)

I think it's very cute and easy patterns can make the sewing projects quicker. I really like patterns for bags and purses. Thanks! MLynn

I would like to know how to print this pattern..I'd love to make it.

I made two of these for Christmas gifts. My daughter-in-law is a nurse and needed a bag she could wipe down for germs. I made hers out of a laminated fabric and she was thrilled. Second one was for my next door neighbor's preteen girl made out of an outdoor fabric to hold it's color. She loved it as well. Thank you for this very easy pattern. Less than an hour start to finish.

I looked for a long time for a shoulder bag pattern that was not only quick,inexpensive,roomy and could easily be dressed up or down to suit the outfit I wanted to coordinate it to,I also didn't want to pay $15 for the pattern! TA-DAA!! Thank You so much for sharing this pattern! It more than meets all my criteria. I have made it,modified and out of patchwork,denim,velvet,satin,cotton and some very eeclectic mixes of several things with pockets,appliques and a vast array of do-dads both decorative and useful. There is just no limit to the versatility. All you need to do is let loose and get started,let your imagination be your guide. I guarantee you'll come away with an extremely useable bag that is a one of a kind art piece that you alone own! Give it a try!!

I'm going to try making this bag, what is A4 paper?

A4 paper is a size commonly used in Europe and the UK. It is not as wide as USA letter sized paper, but is a little bit longer. You can use Google to find out exactly how long A4 paper is, because that is a critical measurement for this bag if you want it the size it was originally designed to be. The pattern designer has given her measurements in the metric system commonly used outside of the USA, so you will need to either be familiar with those measurements or find a metric converter website to translate the measurements to those commonly used in the USA.




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