A simple & classic shoulder bag with internal pocket. Your choice of an adjustable or fixed length strap. We have had great fun using old leather belts from the second hand store (be sure to use a leather needle in your domestic sewing machine) as well as nylon webbing straps. You can also sew your own fabric strap.
The red bag pictured has a fixed length strap cut from part of an old red leather belt.
The mustard coloured bag has a nylon strap with adjustable slider (instructions for all strap options included in the PDF pattern).
Heavy weight fabric is best (cotton drill, canvas, upholstery fabric) and our samples are all lined with cotton sheets which make the bag economical, funky and we're doing our bit on the recycling front.
Sew an optional internal pocket to your bag lining and you have easy access to your phone, pen and keys.
An easy sewing pattern for beginners. Confident sewers can have this bag ready to go in an hour.