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BABA BUNDLE - PARASKA and PEARL

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This is a digital three-pattern bundle - both sizes, PARASKA and PEARL and full ROCK STRAP pattern.  Sorry, no returns.

A softly-structured, three-way bag with a curvy shape in two sizes
Finished Sizes:
PARASKA - 11-1/2” diameter x 5-1/4” base (29 cm x 13 cm)
PEARL - 8-1/2” diameter x 3-3/4” base (22 cm x 9 cm)

PARASKA and her smaller self, PEARL, are round, softly structured, wide-bottomed, three-way bags:
  1. A handbag using the handles
  2. A shoulder or crossbody bag using a ROCK STRAP, or
  3. A backpack using the same ROCK STRAP.
FEATURES:
  • A soft, round bag with a big, broad, beautiful bottom achieved with a curved gusset
  • Soft and squish-able but sturdy and tough
  • Suitable for light to mid weight fabrics - quilting-weight, mid-weight canvas, twill
  • Firmer fabrics are also an option and will give the bag a firmer finish but may not be suitable for domestic machines
  • Intended to be soft but can be made with more structure by using foam on the gusset in place of the fleece
  • Exterior slip pocket on the front and secure zippered pocket on the back
  • Make as a handbag to be carried by the handles
  • Make as a shoulder/crossbody bag or a backpack by adding D-rings and an adapted ROCK STRAP. - the ROCK STRAP slips under the handles for the backpack conversion
  • Fully lined with inside zippered and slip pockets
  • Zippered gusset that allows the bag front to fold down for easy access
THE BUNDLE INCLUDES:
  • Patterns for both sizes, PARASKA and PEARL
  • Full ROCK STRAP pattern
  • BONUS pattern for MINI PEARL, a cute little bag charm
  • Pattern pieces to print for exterior, lining and fleece
  • Measurements for a few small rectangular pieces
  • Starting rectangular measurements for pre-fusing before you cut
  • Step by step directions and diagrams
  • Lot of tips for alternative techniques in TRY THIS
  • Our signature directions for insertion of zippered pockets
  • Labelling tags for easy identification of cut pieces
  • Suitable for domestic sewing machine if made from mid to light weight fabrics
MATERIALS and SUPPLIES
Exterior - 45 to 60” (114 to 150 cm) wide - Quilting cotton, light weight canvas. We do not recommend heavier fabrics such as denim if you have a domestic machine.
  • 2/3 yard (0.6 m)
Lining - 45 “ (114 cm) light-weight polyester/nylon or quilting cotton
  • 1 yard (0.9 m)
Interfacing
  • 1-1/2 yards 42” wide (1.4 m of 110 cm wide) mid-weight woven fusible such as Pellon 101 or equivalent
  • 1 small piece -5” x 9” (13 cm x 23 cm) - of Pellon 809 Decor Bond for zippered pocket facings
  • 1/2 yard (0.5 m) fusible fleece such as Thermolam
Contrast
  • 1 - fat eighth (8” x 12”) or equivalent fabric, leather, vinyl or cork for ROCK STRAP bridges
PARASKA:
  • 15” (38 cm) - #5 coil zipper tape or equivalent finished zipper
  • 1 or 2 #5 zipper sliders - your choice
  • 9” (23 cm) of #5 zipper tape for exterior zippered pocket plus slider or equivalent finished zipper
  • 9” (23 cm) of #3 zipper tape or 1 - 7” (18 cm) #3 finished zipper for inside zippered pocket
  • 1 yard (1 M) of fold over elastic
PEARL:
  • 12” (30 cm) - #5 coil zipper tape or equivalent finished zipper
  • 1 or 2 #5 zipper sliders - your choice
  • 8” (20 cm) of #5 zipper tape for exterior zippered pocket plus slider or equivalent finished zipper
  • 8” (20 cm) of #3 zipper tape or 1 - 7” (18 cm) #3 finished zipper for inside zippered pocket
  • 1 yard (1 M) of fold over elastic
BOTH:
  • Double-sided tape
  • Marking chalk or erasable pen. Check to ensure marks will erase from your fabric choice.
  • Clips or pins

Additional for crossbody version with 1-1/4” (3.2 cm) ROCK STRAP:
  • 2 - 3/4” (1.9 cm) D-rings
  • 2 - 1-1/4” (3.2 cm) rectangular rings for ROCK STRAP
  • 1 - 1-1/4” (3.2 cm) adjustable slider for ROCK STRAP
  • 2 - 3/4” (1.9 cm) swivel hooks for ROCK STRAP
Additional for Backpack version:
  • 1- 3/4” (1.9 cm) D-ring
  • 1- 1-1/4” (3.2 cm) adjustable slider for ROCK STRAP - this is an addition to the above
OPTIONAL:
Edge coat or Mod Podge for edges of non-woven
You will get the following files:
  • PDF (1MB)
  • PDF (2MB)
  • PDF (931KB)

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