The 3-in-1 Betsy Bag Pattern


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  • kraft-tex University | Tips & Tricks Part I
  • kraft-tex University | Tips & Tricks Part 2
  • kraft-tex University: Surface Design Pt. 2
  • kraft-tex University: Surface Design Pt. 1

The 3-in-1 Betsy Bag Pattern

  • Product Description

    Betsy La Honta ––   
    Three times the fun

    Enjoy three different looks from the same bag! With clever construction, movable straps, and a tuck-away top panel, the choice is yours. Wear it as a large carryall, a mid-sized drawstring bag, or a sleeker, smaller tote. Zip up your phone or keys in the secure outside pocket and organize other essentials in interior compartments. With the look and durability of a leather bag, this pattern sews up like a dream in kraft-tex and cotton fabric. Wear it your way.

    • Roomy carryall, drawstring bag, and sleek tote—all in one!
    • No patterns to trace! Simple-to-cut squares, rectangles, and strips
    • Substitute kraft-tex and cotton fabric for upholstery leather

    Finished bag: 12˝ wide × 17˝ high × 5˝ deep


    Yardage is based on 42˝-wide fabric. Allow extra fabric for directional prints.

    • kraft-tex: 1 roll (19˝ • 11/2 yards) for bottom panel, edge finishing strips, straps, and D-ring anchors
    • Main fabric (A): 2/3 yard for top panel, middle panel, and outer zipper pocket
    • Contrasting fabric (B): 3/4 yard for inside pocket, straps, and D-ring anchors
    • Lining: 5/8 yard
    • Interfacing:11/2 yards of 20˝-wide medium-weight stiff fusible interfacing for top and middle panels and straps (I used Pellon 808 Craft-Fuse.)
    • 11/2 yards of 20˝-wide lightweight flexible fusible interfacing for pockets and lining (I used Pellon Shape-Flex.)
    • Fusible web: 2 strips 1/4˝ • 7˝ of fusible web (or fabric glue) to hold zipper before stitching
    • Zipper: 7˝ long (a longer nylon zipper can be trimmed to size)
    • D-rings: 8 (to fit a 1˝-wide strap)
    • Swivel/snap hooks: 4
    • Cording: 1 piece 60˝ long
    • Optional: 2–4 cord locks / drawstring toggles (or see Optional Cord Locks, page 18, to make your own)


    (Wholesale minimum: 3 units.)

    Stash Books    
    24p color
    6 x 9 3/4    
    ISBN: 978-1-61745-098-3    
    UPC: 734817-800699

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