ROSIE BAG PATTERN GUIDE

The DEER ROSIE bag is great for electronics! Made from padded interfacing, it can fit a tablet/ipad that measures about 17x22cm with its case on. The padded sides help protect the contents of your DEER ROSIE bag.

 This is a mini-pattern card. Single A4 page with measurements instead of pattern pieces.

The features I like about this bag are:

  • I found it ideal for my little Miss 8 as she takes her A5 colouring-in book everywhere with her. In here it stays flat and her pencils can’t poke through the thick layers.
  • The detachable strap is handy to hook it to a trolley, chair back or even attach a hat so it doesn’t get lost.
  • The flat zipper front is really easy for little hands to open.

TOP 3 FEATURES - INSTRUCTIONS

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No pattern pieces to lose! This mini-pattern gives you imperial measurements to cut each piece.

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Diagrams for the zipper steps make this section easier to follow for those not familiar with sewing zippers.

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The instructions include tips about where to be careful when sewing through layers or zippers to help you avoid problems.

MY DEER ROSIE MAKE

I had to make this one for my daughter after she spotted the pattern cover photo there was no changing her mind, she wanted one!
I let her loose in the fabric stash and she picked out this dainty Guttermann fabric from the ‘Ring a Roses’ range. She did want to pair it with white trims, zip and handle, but I managed to convince her that a darker colour would get less dirty.

I have put together the DEER ROSIE kit which includes all the hardware, interfacing and the zipper needed to make one, just add your own fabric. Being able to just grab a kit off the shelf and get sewing made this project come together really fast.

 

TOP 3 TIPS - SEWING

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My number 1 tip for making this sew easier is to write on a piece of paper the names used in the pattern next to the name of the fabric you are using.

e.g.
Main teal fabric = unicorn fabric
Pink spot fabric = aqua stripe fabric
 
This just makes it easier to follow along and not get confused.

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It is important to keep your project perfectly square. I recommend using a quilters ruler and making paper pattern templates of each piece to cut out that you can leave tucked inside your pattern card for future use.
 
Make sure you label each piece and it helps to also note how many of each you need to cut out.
 
Zip Trim (grey stars) = Cut 2

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I am not a huge fan of turning out long tubes of fabric and this one has padded interfacing in it too! Save your sanity and sew just one side, then turn out right way and press 2 remaining long raw edges under and sew.

The padded interfacing would be ideal for quilting some details into before putting the bag together. Simply put all 3 layers for each section together and stitch through to give the fabric some depth.

SUMMARY

I really enjoyed how quickly this came together and the interfacing really makes it look special. This would be a fantastic project for kids who are learning to sew as there are only straight lines.Running up and down the handle is great practice!