PDF - Paraska & Rock Strap by UJAMAA BAGETTES | 2 pattern bundle
Designed by UJAMAA BAGETTES
A softly-structured, three-way bag with a curvy shape
PARASKA is a round, softly structured, versatile three-way bag:
- a handbag using the handles
- a shoulder or crossbody bag using a ROCK STRAP, or
- a backpack using the same ROCK STRAP.
PARASKA is named after another one of our grandmothers, this one a Ukrainian Baba who was versatile and multi-talented. She could knit and crochet, sew and embroider, no-one had a better garden and how she could cook and bake. She almost always wore a full bib apron - until a camera appeared - and that apron is recognizable on the front of this bag. And she could hug with a hug that enveloped you in her warmth and softness. To her Canadian friends Paraska was Pearl so it is appropriate that our PARASKA is round, multitalented, and hug-able - with a nice fat bottom.
++ This is a PDF Pattern.
++ Instructions are in English only.
A round bag with a big, broad, beautiful bottom achieved with a curved gusset
- Soft and squish-able but sturdy and tough
- Suitable for light to mid weight fabrics - quilting-weight, mid-weight canvas, twill
- Firmer fabrics are also an option and will give the bag a firmer finish but may not be suitable for
- domestic machines
- Intended to be soft but can be made with more structure by using foam on the gusset in place of
- the fleece
- Exterior slip pocket on the front and secure zippered pocket on the back
- Make as a handbag to be carried by the handles
- Make as a shoulder/crossbody bag or a backpack by adding D-rings and an adapted ROCK
- STRAP. - the ROCK STRAP slips under the handles for the backpack conversion
- Fully lined with inside zippered and slip pockets
- Zippered gusset that allows the bag front to fold down for easy access
- 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 rated intermediate to advanced
Approx. Finished Size:
11-1/2” diameter x 5-1/4” base (29 cm x 13 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:
- 45 to 60” (114 to 150 cm) wide - Quilting cotton, light weight canvas. We do not recommend heavier fabrics such as denim if you have a domestic machine; 2/3 yard (0.6 m)
- 45 “ (114 cm) light-weight polyester/nylon or quilting cotton; 1 yard (0.9 m)
Fusible Interfacing & Stabilizers
- 1-1/2 yards 42” wide (1.4 m of 110 cm wide) mid-weight woven fusible such as Pellon 101 or equivalent
- 1 small piece -5” x 9” (13 cm x 23 cm) - of Pellon 809 Decor Bond for zippered pocket facings
- 1/2 yard (0.5 m) fusible fleece such as Thermolamn Contrast
- 1 - fat eighth (8” x 12”) or equivalent fabric, leather, vinyl or cork for ROCK STRAP bridges
Zippers, Supplies & Bag Hardware:
- 15” (38 cm) - #5 coil zipper tape or equivalent finished zipper
- 1 or 2 #5 zipper sliders - your choice
- 9” (23 cm) of #5 zipper tape for exterior zippered pocket plus slider or equivalent finished zipper
- 9” (23 cm) of #3 zipper tape or 1 - 7” (18 cm) #3 finished zipper for inside zippered pocket
- 1 yard (1 M) of fold over elastic
- Double-sided tape
- Marking chalk or erasable pen. Check to ensure marks will erase from your fabric choice.
- Clips or pins
- Additional for crossbody version with 1-1/4” (3.2 cm)
- Rock Strap:
- 2 - 3/4” (1.9 cm) D-rings
- 2 - 1-1/4” (3.2 cm) rectangular rings for ROCK STRAP
- 1 - 1-1/4” (3.2 cm) adjustable slider for ROCK STRAP
- 2 - 3/4” (1.9 cm) swivel hooks for ROCK STRAP
Additional for Backpack version:
- 1- 3/4” (1.9 cm) D-ring
- 1- 1-1/4” (3.2 cm) adjustable slider for ROCK STRAP - this is an addition to the above
- Edge coat or Mod Podge for edges of "non-woven"
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:
- 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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