PDF - Trifecta Zip Bags - 6 Sizes
NOTE: This is the PDF version. Instructions are in English only.
Trifecta Zip Bags - 6 different sized bags (3 each for 2 different internal wire frame widths). Create gorgeous, toiletry, makeup, pencil or essential oils bags using our smaller sizes, & even use the larger size as a handbag. This set of easy to make bags is a step up from our popular Retreat Bag pattern, with several more options such as accented top and bottom pieces, and handbag straps. Instructions are provided to put the straps on the largest size of each set, but why not add them to all! Suitable for an advanced beginner.
These bags have an "A Frame" shape, wide at the bottom and tapering in at the top. Each bag opens wide, has a structured top shape & includes 2 internal slip pockets. **EACH BAG REQUIRES 1 PAIR OF INTERNAL WIRE FRAMES - LINKS GIVEN BELOW!!
Includes digital drawings and full size pattern pieces for all shaped pieces. Cutting instructions provided for rotary cutter, ruler and mat to cut handbag straps. Pattern instructions are in both imperial & metric.
Video Tutorial by OklaRoots:
Here is a very comprehensive instructional video by Jess from OklaRoots to make one version, with a vinyl pocket too!
Small Set uses 6” wide frames (Use “Style D” frame):
- Version A: Width-9” (23 cm) Height- 4 1/4” (10.9 cm) Depth- 3.75” (9.5 cm)
- Version B: Width- 9” (23 cm) Height- 5” (12.7 cm) Depth- 3.75” (9.5 cm)
- Version C: Width- 11 1/2” (29 cm) Height- 7” (18 cm) Depth- 4.25” (11 cm)
Large Set uses 8” wide frames (Use “Style A” frame):
- Version A: Width- 11” (28 cm) Height- 4 1/4” (10.9 cm) Depth- 4” (10 cm)
- Version B: Width- 11” (28 cm) Height- 5” (12.7 cm) Depth- 4.5” (11.5 cm)
- Version C: Width- 13 1/2” (34 cm) Height- 7” (18 cm) Depth- 4.5” (11.5 cm)
Zippers & Hardware:
- (1) 14” (36 cm) zipperfor each bag from the SMALL SET using “D Frames” OR (1) 16” (40 cm) zipper for each bag from the LARGE SET using “A Frames”. Use (#4.5 or #5 nylon bag zipper, 1 1/4” wide, non-separating) – You can use a longer zipper or zipper by the yard.
- (2) Internal Wire Frames for each bag - Style D for bags from the Small set
- (2) Internal Wire Frames for each bag- Style A for bags from the Large set.
Fabric & Interfacing:
- Exterior Fabric (quilting cotton, light canvas/duck, décor cotton)
- Exterior Accent Fabric (quilting cotton, light canvas/duck, décor cotton, light jean, cork, vinyl)
- Lining Fabric (quilting cotton or similar weight woven fabric)
- Fusible Interfacing - Light-med weight fusible woven - Pellon Shapeflex SF101 (20” wide)
- Fusible Fleece - Dense needled fleece such as Pellon Thermolam Plus Fusible TP971 (46” wide) NOTE:If you are using cork or vinyl for the Exterior Fabric/Exterior Accent Fabric, you may choose to leave off Fusible Fleece on those pieces (optional). For a more structured bag: consider substituting sew-in foam stabilizer such as By Annie’s Soft & Stable, Pellon Flex Foam, or adding an additional stabilizer such as Decovil.
Bag Lock and Snap Instructions:
- Magnetic Snaps (see the video here)
- Turn Locks and Flip Locks
- Press Locks (Mama, Papa, and Baby Lock)
- Large Bar Locks
- Tongue Locks (Thumb Catch, Press Lock)
- Half Moon Magnetic Snaps
Bag Label Insertion Instructions:
- Attach a Metal Bag Label (See Video Tutorial Here)
- Attach our "Script" Style Metal Bag Label (See the video here)
Miscellaneous Bag Bling Instructions:
- Add Zipper Sliders/Pulls to Zippers-by-the-Yard
- Make a Hanging Tassel
- "Edge Connector" Strap Anchors
- "Edgwena" Strap Anchors
- "Long John" Strap Anchors
- "Diamond" Strap Anchors
- "Top Edges" Strap Anchors
- Bridge Connectors/Bridge Anchors
- Metal Edge Trim
- Attach Zipper Ends/Cord Ends
- Metal Oval Handles
- Strap Ends - Pointed & Rectangular
- Strap Keepers
- Screw Together Grommets
- How to Use Giardini Edge Paint
- How to Use a Rivet Hand Press
- How to Set Double-Cap Rivets using Hand Tools
- How to Use Our Emmaline EB-FUSE Woven Interfacing
Emmaline Pattern Sew-Alongs/Video Tutorials With Janelle:
- Glacier Base Bags Part 1 Sew-Along
- Glacier Base Bags Part 2 Sew-Along
- Glacier Crossbody Bag Part 1 Sew-Along
- Glacier Crossbody Bag Part 2 Sew-Along
- Aspen Crossbody Bag Part 1 Sew-Along
- Aspen Crossbody Bag Part 2 Sew-Along
- Mountain Saddle Bag Sew-Along
- Laney-Jane Bag Sew-Along
Get more Bag Hardware tutorials & Sewing Tutorials HERE.
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