Your Cart

PONY EXPRESS - Pattern for an asymmetric saddle bag

On Sale
CAD8.50
CA$8.50
Added to cart
This is a digital pattern - NOT a finished product. Sorry, no returns.

PONY EXPRESS may remind you of a designer saddle bag that was in style in the early 00s and had a recent come back. The real beauty of of this bag is the way you can enhance it with embellishments on the front detail and the piped flap. There are many suitable places for rivets, custom embroidery, paint, beading or stencilling. Make PONY EXPRESS dressy, classic, punk or casual with fabric and embellishments. This is not just a bag; it is a blank canvas for your imagination. Go all out and make the optional ROCK STRAP.

PONY EXPRESS will appeal to the artistic or experienced bag maker as it is easily taken up a notch with cork, leather or vinyl, embellishments and the decorative guitar strap but if you really want to keep it simple, omit the front overlay, the piping and the decorative front strap but they are not difficult to do and you’ll be happy if you add them. We promise.

FEATURES:
  • An asymmetrical profile reminiscent of an equestrian saddle
  • Piping on the flap and the front body
  • Front “stirrup” detail
  • Cropped shoulder strap
  • Flap stays in place with a hidden velcro strip
  • Full-width slip pocket on the back which closes with a magnetic snap
  • Inside a zippered pocket and a full-width slip pocket
  • 9” (23 cm) strap drop
PATTERN INCLUDES:
  • Pattern pieces for all main components
  • A few pieces cut to measurements for the zippered pocket and strap
  • Written with the bold beginner bag maker in mind - challenge is the cutting because of the asymmetry
  • Detailed colour diagrams for most steps
  • Bonus directions for the optional ROCK STRAP
  • Suitable for a domestic sewing machine depending upon fabric used

MATERIALS and SUPPLIES:
Exterior
  • 1/2 yard (.5 m) quilting weight cotton, linen, cork, leather or vinyl
  • Contrast for straps and front detail
  • 1/8 yard (.1 m) quilting weight cotton, linen, cork, leather or vinyl
Lining
  • 2/3 yard (0.5 m) Quilting weight cotton
Interfacing
  • 1 yard (0.9 m) fusible woven interfacing, 20 “ (50 cm) wide (e.g., Pellon Shape Flex SF101)
  • 1/3 yard (0.3 m) fusible fleece (Pellon Thermolam Plus TP971F)
Notions
  • 1 - 6” #3 zipper for inside pocket. Regular dress zipper is a good choice.
  • 2 - 1” rectangular rings - unless you are making the GUITAR STRAP.
  • 1 - 3/4” (1.9 cm) D-Ring for the DECORATIVE STIRRUP STRAP.
  • 3” of 5/8” (7.6 cm of 1.6 cm) hook and loop tape.
You will get a PDF (1MB) file

MONEY BAG - Pattern for a waist/hip/cross body bag

CA$8.50

PAINTED LADY - Pattern for a stylish messenger bag

CA$8.50

RYLEY TOTE - Pattern for a classy tote in three sizes

CA$8.50

PARASKA - a two-pattern package for a softly, structured circle bag and ROCK STRAP

CA$12.00

SVAVA - pdf pattern for a crossbody bag in the AMMA Collection

CA$8.50

BACTRIAN - Pattern for a shoulder bag / backpack

CA$8.50

JUST DUCKY - Pattern for three small bags

CA$8.50

LAPEL - Pattern for a fold-over tote

CA$8.50

AMMA Collection - A family of hard-working, bags

CA$15.50

BABA BUNDLE - PARASKA and PEARL

CA$21.00