PDF - Soffia | AMMA Collection by UJAMAA BAGETTES
Designed by UJAMAA BAGETTES
SOFFIA continues the AMMA Collection that started with SVAVA and LAUFEY. SOFFIA has the same front zipper styling as the other AMMAS but has her own unique shape and fabric choices.
“AMMA” is Icelandic for “Grandmother” and all the bags in this collection are named after the female ancestors of one of our BAGETTES. Soffia Sigur∂ardottir lived in northeast Iceland in the 1800s and she is the great-grandmother of Svava and Laufey. Soffia had four children and lost her husband after only 11 years of marriage. Life in Iceland was never easy but it has certainly been recorded through sagas and genealogy. Iceland has a famous genealogy data base going back to the first settlers of Iceland in the late 800s. We certainly won’t run out of names for bags!
SOFFIA has the same front zipper styling as the other AMMAS but has her own unique shape - with a curvy semi-circular outline. SOFFIA is designed to be soft and slouchy, but that is up to you - make a firmer bag with heavier interfacing or exterior fabric choices.
Emmaline Bags sells BAGETTES patterns online, and all profits from these pattern sales go directly to the Grandmothers Campaign.
++ This is a PDF Pattern.
++ Instructions are in English only.
- SOFFIA is written for cotton canvas or cotton twill with feature panels of cork, vinyl, leather or other decorative prints.
- Quilting cotton is suitable for the lining.
- SOFFIA has one outside zippered pocket on the front and one slip pocket on the back
- The front zipper is bordered by an attractive trim using a unique bulk free construction
- Gently-curved, gusset construction Suitable for continuous zipper tape Drop in lining to facilitate construction of grommet strap connectors
- A secure, zippered closure
- To print, open in the most recently updated ADOBE READER or Adobe Acrobat. (If it is not updated, your pages may print black.)
- To print accurately, open in ADOBE from a computer, and when printing make sure that the “scaling” is set to “none” or “actual size” in the print properties.
- A 1” x 1” test square is provided.
- Print the templates and measure the square to check printing accuracy
- This pattern is suitable for a Confident Beginner.
Approx. Finished Size:
- Finished Size: 14-1/4 x 8-3/4” x 2-1/2” (36 x 22 x 6.3 cm)
**** You are purchasing a PDF sewing pattern only, not the finished product. You must have the latest version of Adobe Reader to print this item from a computer!
FABRIC & INTERFACING:
- Canvas weight- 45 to 60” (114 to 150 cm) wide - 1/2 yard (.5 metre)
- Contrast or Feature Fabrics:
- Pieces 10” x 6” (25.4 cm x 15 cm) and 10”x 3” (25.4 cm x 7.5 cm)
Non-woven Accent, cork, leather, or vinyl:
- Piece 15” x 4 (38 cm x 10 cm)
- light-weight waterproof polyester/nylon or quilting cotton - 1 yard (.9 metre)
- Fusible Interfacing & Stabilizers
- 3 yards 20” wide (2.7 m of 50 cm wide) mid weight woven fusible such as Pellon 101 or equivalent for cotton lining and pockets
- 1 small piece - 5” x 9” (12.7 cm x 23 cm) - of Pellon 809
- Decor Bond for zipper facings
- 1 small piece 6” x 6” (15 cm x 15 cm) Peltex or Decovil light for Exterior GROMMET TAB
- Optional - 3-1/4” x 26” (8.3 cm x 66 cm) piece of fusible fleece
Zippers, Supplies & Bag Hardware:
- 27” (68 cm) - #5 coil zipper tape cut to 1 X 10” (25 cm) and 1 X 16-1/2” (42) OR equivalent prepared zippers. You will be sewing through the zipper coil.
- 2 zipper sliders
- 1 zipper tip
- 9” (23 cm) of #3 zipper tape or 1 - 7”(18 cm) #3 zipper for inside zippered pocket
- 1 - magnetic snap
- 2 - 1” (2.5 cm) grommets - maximum outside diameter
- 1 - 1’ (2,5 cm) adjustable slider
- 1 - 1/2” (1.25 cm) swivel hook for key lanyard
- 2 - 1” (2.5 cm) swivel hooks - Ensure the hooks are large enough to go through your grommets or add 2 split rings to go through grommets if your swivel hooks do not fit
UJAMAA GRANDMAS, a Calgary-based group of volunteers, is part of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers (G to G) Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF). SLF works to address the consequences of the HIV/AIDS pandemic upon families and communities in sub-Saharan Africa. The G to G Campaign supports the voices and expertise of grandmothers in Africa, whose leadership is critical in reclaiming hope and rebuilding resilience across their communities. As part of Grandmothers to Grandmothers, UJAMAA GRANDMAS is committed to the Campaign’s three goals:
- to raise awareness
- to build solidarity and
- to mobilize funds for community-based organizations that support African grandmothers and the children in their care.
Since 2004, as a result of a variety of fundraising activities, both handcrafts-related and otherwise, over $1,500,000 has been sent in support of the Campaign. To learn more about UJAMAA GRANDMAS and the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, visit www.ujamaagrandmas.com.
UJAMAA BAGETTES is a small sub-set of UJAMAA GRANDMAS, raising funds through the sale of pdf patterns and finished products. A very small portion of the proceeds from the sale of patterns is used to offset some of the costs of pattern testing and bag production. The remainder is sent to the Foundation to support our African sisters. BAGETTES’ finished bags are sold at the UJAMAA GRANDMAS annual BAGS, BABIES & BEYOND in Calgary, Alberta. If you have a technical question about this pattern, contact us at email@example.com.
Emmaline Bags sells BAGETTES patterns online at emmalinebags.com. All profits from these pattern sales go directly to the Grandmothers Campaign.
It is our privilege to work together to enable us to help these very courageous women and at the same time to express ourselves through our creativity.
This pattern is for personal and limited commercial use for the original purchaser only. You may sell items made from this pattern in limited quantities. Please do not make copies of this pattern. We would love it if you credit “UJAMAA BAGETTES” in your item descriptions when selling or listing of finished items. It would also be nice if you referenced our website - www.ujamaagrandmas.com. Thanks for your support in our efforts to raise funds for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.
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:
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- Glacier Crossbody Bag Part 2 Sew-Along
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- Aspen Crossbody Bag Part 2 Sew-Along
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