SOFFIA - pdf pattern for an AMMA Collection round-bottom bag
The AMMA bags are hard-working, dependable bags that come in a variety of shapes and sizes but all sport the appealing front zippered pocket application. “AMMA” is Icelandic for “Grandmother” and all the bags in this collection are named after the female ancestors of one of our BAGETTES.
SOFFIA has the same front zipper styling as the other AMMAS but has her own unique shape - with a curvy semi-circular outline. SOFFIA is designed to be soft and slouchy, but that is up to you - make a firmer bag with heavier interfacing or exterior fabric choices.
SOFFIA is written for cotton canvas or cotton twill with feature panels of cork, vinyl, leather or other decorative prints.
Quilting cotton is suitable for the lining.
SOFFIA has one outside zippered pocket on the front and one slip pocket on the back
The front zipper is accented with an attractive trim using a unique bulk free construction
Gently-curved, gusset construction
Suitable for continuous zipper tape
Drop in lining to facilitate construction of grommet strap connectors
A secure, top zippered closure
Pattern pieces for all shaped pieces
Measurements for cutting rectangular pieces to trim to the pattern. This allows for pre-fusing for accurate cutting.
Step by step directions and diagrams
Directions for insertion of two kinds of zippered pockets and a top zipper panel
Tips for using other fabrics
Labelling tags for easy identification of cut pieces
Suitable for domestic sewing machines
Rated confident beginner due to curved gusset seams
Exterior - Canvas weight- 45 to 60” (114 to 150 cm) wide - 1/2 yard (.5 metre)
Contrast or Feature Fabrics - Pieces 10” x 6” (25.4 cm x 15 cm) and 10”x 3” (25.4 cm x 7.5 cm)
Non woven Accent cork, leather, or vinyl - Piece 15” x 4 (38 cm x 10 cm)
Lining - light-weight waterproof polyester/nylon or quilting cotton - 1 yard (.9 metre)
3 yards 20” wide (2.7 m of 50 cm wide) mid weight woven fusible such as Pellon 101 or equivalent for cotton lining and pockets
1 small piece - 5” x 9” (12.7 cm x 23 cm) - of Pellon 809 Decor Bond for zipper facings
1 small piece 6” x 6” (15 cm x 15 cm) Peltex or Decovil light for Exterior GROMMET TAB
Optional - 3-1/4” x 26” (8.3 cm x 66 cm) piece of fusible fleece"
27” (68 cm) - #5 coil zipper tape cut to 1 X 10” (25 cm) and 1 X 16-1/2” (42) OR equivalent prepared zippers. You will be sewing through the zipper coil.
2 zipper sliders
1 zipper tip
9” (23 cm) of #3 zipper tape or 1 - 7”(18 cm) #3 zipper for inside zippered pocket
1 - magnetic snap
2 - 1” (2.5 cm) grommets - maximum outside diameter
1 - 1’ (2,5 cm) adjustable slider
1 - 1/2” (1.25 cm) swivel hook for key lanyard
2 - 1” (2.5 cm) swivel hooks - Ensure the hooks are large enough to go through your grommets or add 2 split rings to go through grommets if your swivel hooks do not fit