Sierra Zip Top Handbag - August 2018

Carry your belongings in style with this large handbag!

Sierra features two pockets, a long zipper for easy access, handles and a long removable shoulder strap. The side straps hold the bag in its trendy shape.

Materials needed:
• 5/8 yard 44” wide quilting weight exterior fabric
• 2/3 yard 44” wide woven or vinyl contrasting fabric
• 5/8 yard 44” wide quilting weight lining fabric
• 3 yards fusible woven interfacing (Pellon Shapeflex SF101)
• 1/3 yard fusible fleece interfacing (Pellon Fleece 987F)
• 1/4 yard fusible stabilizer (Pellon Peltex 71F)
• 14” all-purpose zipper (Main Zipper)
• 9” all-purpose zipper (Lining Pocket)
• Four 1” rectangle rings
• Two 1” swivel clips (Shoulder Strap)
• Two 1” D-rings (Shoulder Strap)
• Fabric glue (Beacon Fabritac) (optional)
• Erasable marking pen
• Coordinating thread (Tex 50+ polyester or nylon recommended)

Measurements: 13" long, 10" tall, 6" deep

Inspiration Gallery

Brianne Matlage of Cookies n Bees made a fabulous bag with a small colourful floral and chocolate brown vinyl. She also provided us with this photo of herself carrying the bag to give everyone an idea of size.

 

Jenny Greene made her version in Anna Maria Horner's Echinacea print paired with natural cork in a bamboo texture. 

 

Rashada Cherry from Lee Hill Designs made hers in a unique combination of different coloured denims with white vinyl.

 

Louise Ambrosi of Sew Sofia made hers with a travel theme using this Rifle Paper natural canvas and pairing it with a coordinating vinyl.

 

Fiona Kelly of Tangled Blossoms Design made this gorgeous floral version in a print from Anna Maria Horner paired with red cork.

 

Chera Phipody of Phipody Handmade made a lovely version using a combination of a wood plank print fabric with a pale yellow vinyl and antique brass hardware. The bag's scale is shown here being carried by the top handles.

 

Wendy Dunham of W.D. Handbags made hers in an incredible, bold floral with a kelly green cork. 

 

Camila made this all fabric version with a cactus theme. She shows how the exterior is perfect to show off a fun piecing or a fussy cut piece of your favourite print. Camila can be found on Instagram @ikigai.shop.

 

Elizabeth Bolton from Cool Lizzie made her Sierra entirely in cotton fabric that would please an entomologist! Her photo on the right shows the bag's roomy interior. 

 

Madelyn made her from a beautiful large floral print with cork. She can be found on Instagram

 

Reece Montgomery of Happy Okapi made her bag in an organic cotton called Free as a Bird and coordinated with some textured brown vinyl.

 

Angela Roberts of Bitter Optimist Shop made this incredibly cool and spooky version in a Tim Holtz print with black vinyl.

 

Justina McBride made this gorgeous Sierra handbag using a stunning floral print called Moon Garden by Joel Dewberry. You can find more of her work on Instagram @mememaedesigns.

 

Piera Lotito of by Piera made this all leather version in a camo print leather paired with solid black leather straps and accents.

 

Trish Hanson of Lemon Drop Purses made hers out of two different shades of purple marine vinyl with an appliquéd Tula Pink Owl. She also added some additional hardware to her bag.

 

Anke Jentjens made hers in this adorable dog print with purple glitter vinyl and some additional hardware accents. You can find Anke on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darkrainbowcrafts/