The Bellfower Backpack by Blue Calla Sewing Patterns (Printed Paper Pattern)
The Bellflower is a medium-sized backpack with a double flap on the front, one for the main closure of the bag and a second smaller flap for the exterior front pocket. The top flap has a turn lock closure and the second flap has a magnetic snap closure.
Scroll down for video tutorial!
It has two adjustable shoulder straps and a top carry handle inserted into oblong grommets. The top carry handle is optional and does not affect the usability of the bag.
Depending on your fabric selections, you can achieve either a casual or a more formal look.
1/2 yard Exterior fabric 1
1/2 yard Exterior fabric 2/Vinyl/Cork
1 yard Lining fabric
4 yards Fusible woven interfacing (20” wide)
1 yard Foam interfacing (20” wide)
1/4 yard Fusible fleece (45” wide)
8.5” W x 2.75” H Firm Sew-in Stabilizer (Pellon Peltex 70/Stiff Stuff interfacing)
Notions and Supplies:
(2) 1” Rectangle slides
(2) 1” Rectangle rings
(1) 18mm magnetic snap
(1) small turn lock
(2) oval grommets or top edge connectors
(1) 8” zipper (#3 dress zipper)
Fabric glue or double sided tape
Measurements: 11” W x 10.75” H x 2.75” D (28 cm x 27.2 cm x 7 cm)
SEWING EXPERIENCE: This project is suitable for an intermediate sewist.
PLEASE NOTE: This pattern is in ENGLISH only.
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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