Bestie Bag - PDF Download
Meet the Bestie Bag! From everyday errands to life's greatest adventures, this bag will be your cute new sidekick. The Bestie Bag is a banana-shaped carry-all companion with four different views, so you can tailor its size, straps, and pockets to suit your needs and style!
If everyday wear is what you’re after, views A & B are your best bet: medium-sized with an optional flat or pleated front. To make your Bestie fit for adventure, the larger views, C & D, are sure to have enough space for all of your on-the-go necessities (and then some!).
No matter which size you choose, you’ll be able to wear it cross-body or as a shoulder bag with a sturdy webbing or fabric strap, with or without hardware. Equipped with a zip enclosure to keep everything safe, your cute new sidekick awaits!
Sewing Level: Confident Beginner
Please note that this listing is for a digital PDF pattern.
Looking for a printed pattern? Find our A0 Printed Pattern + PDF Download here!
Pattern includes all views and sizes shown above.
PDF pattern includes: Instruction booklet, A0 copy shop file, A4/Letter print-at-home files.
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|45" (114cm)||45" (114cm)||60" (152cm)||60" (152cm)|
|Medium (View A & B) Main - Self Strap||0.8||0.7||0.8||0.7|
|Medium (View A & B) Main - Webbed Strap||0.7||0.6||0.7||0.6|
|Medium (View A & B) Lining||0.7||0.6||0.7||0.6|
|Medium (View A & B) Interfacing (Optional)||0.8||0.7||0.8||0.7|
|Large (View C & D) Main - Self Strap||1.2||1.1||0.8||0.7|
|Large (View C & D) Main - Webbed Strap||1.1||1.0||0.7||0.6|
|Large (View C & D) Lining||1.1||1.0||0.8||0.7|
|Large (View C & D) Interfacing (Optional)||1.0||0.9||0.8||0.7|
|Strap Webbing (Optional)||1.5||1.4||1.5||1.4|
Like most of us, your Bestie functions best with some structure in its life. When selecting your fabric, medium to heavyweight wovens are the way to go! Our top picks are: denim, canvas, twill, heavyweight nylon, ripstop, leather, and vinyl. Though strong on the outside, your Bestie can be soft at heart: lightweight wovens such as poplin, lawn, batiste, and quilting weight cotton will work perfectly for an optional lining.
1 x 15" (38.1cm) #5 Closed End Zipper for views A & B
1 x 21" (53.3cm) #5 Closed End Zipper for views C & D
Webbing, 1.5" (38mm) wide 1.5 yards / 1.5 meters (optional)
1 x 1.5" (38mm) bag strap slider (optional, for adjustable strap)
1/2" (1.3cm) double fold bias tape (optional for unlined bag):
View A & B: 3 yards / meters
View C & D: 3 yards / meters
Birdie Tip: To achieve the structured look of our product samples, be sure to use a hefty interfacing.
TOOLS & EQUIPMENT LIST
Heavy Pins or Wonderclips
Universal Needles, 90/14 or Larger
If sewing leather or vinyl: leather needles, a Teflon foot, or walking foot.
Check out our Bestie Bag Hardware Kits here to snag everything you need or head to our Bestie Bag Supplies here to pick out individual supplies!
FINISHED GARMENT MEASUREMENTS
|View A & B - Medium||View C & D - Large|
|A - Bag Width||14.5" / 39cm||19.5" / 42cm|
|B - Bag Height (From bottom to zipper)||8" / 20cm||10" / 28cm|
|C - Bottom Depth||4⅝" / 12cm||4⅝" / 12cm|
|D - Strap Length||32-42" / 81cm - 106.5cm||32-42" / 81cm - 106.5cm|
|E - Strap Width||1.5" / 38mm||1.5" / 38mm|
The strap length has been drafted to fit the sizes below:
The smallest strap should fit chest sizes of 32”-39” (81cm-99cm).
The medium strap should fit chest sizes of 37”-48” (94cm- 122cm).
The large strap should fit chest sizes of 46”-60” (117cm-153cm).
As strap length can depend on personal preference, we recommend cutting longer straps so you can test and adjust the length prior to completing your bag.
View A (Medium), Lined, with Option 1 (Webbing Strap).
Sewn up in our 9.5oz Bull Denim in Bubblegum.
Black & White Check Bag:
View A (Medium), Unlined, with Option 1 (Webbing Strap).
Sewn up in our Checkerboard Printed Cotton Twill in Black & Ivory.
View D (Large With Pleat), Unlined, with Option 2 (Tie Strap).
Sewn up in our 8.5oz Washed Cotton Canvas in Creamsicle.
Green & White Check Bag:
View B (Medium With Pleat), Unlined, with Option 2 (Tie Strap).
Sewn up in our Magic Eye Printed Cotton Twill in Sage & Cream.
View B (Medium With Pleat), Lined, with Option 1 (Webbing Strap).
Sewn up in our 8.5oz Washed Cotton Canvas in Walnut.
Blue & White Check Bag:
View C (Large), Lined, with Option 3 (Self Strap).
Sewn up in our Checkerboard Printed Cotton Twill in Baby Blue & Ivory.
Blue Denim Bag:
View C (Large), Unlined, with Option 1 (Webbing Strap).
Sewn up in our 10.5oz Upcycled Denim in Pale Blue Fleck.