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A school backpack for my daughter!

Introducing ABIGAIL - An Advanced Handbag/Purse Pattern - Take the Challenge! has been a long time coming BUT....FINALLY it is ready! Introducing Abigail -An advanced handbag/purse pattern. Yes....this one is somewhat of a challenge! LOLL...Not so much that it is particularly difficult, as I step you through everything you need to know BUT......rather it is time consuming! Definitely NOT a quick bag project put together in an afternoon! LOLLL But if you are looking for something just that little bit different, you've come to the right place!

Special thanks to my wonderful pattern testers, for making sure the pattern is as error free as possible (Yes, even I am not perfect! LOLL)....a special BIG thanks goes to Maria, who ALWAYS does a fabulous job SUPER FAST! To Monica, for GREAT feedback and Naomi, for thinking up the name "Abigail" ...I think it suits perfectly......

So without further delay, here are some pics:

Abigail Bag Pattern by ChrisW Designs

a side view:

Abigail - Advanced sewing pattern by ChrisW Designs
Side View of Abigail

Top View:

Advanced bag Pattern -Abigail- By ChrisW Designs
Top View of Abigail

Another Top View Of Abigail


The Abigail features all the pockets you need to keep you organised. Featuring 2 cute little front pockets, and 2 side pockets, all closing securely with magnetic snaps. In addition, there are two, large outer slip pockets, on either side of the bag. The roomy main zippered compartment also boasts a secure interior zipper pocket, PLUS two slip pockets, but wait, there's more, there's also a pen pocket! The lovely metal rings, rivets and the use of bag feet, give the bag a professional look.

Finished bag size = Approx. 41cm (16”) X 18cm (7”) X 11.5cm ( 4½”)

Rated Advanced: Ratings ADVANCED

More Pics of Abigail in other fabrics:

Bag PDF pattern by ChrisW Designs - Abigail
Abigail in Amy Butler Fabrics

Abigail Bag PDF Pattern by ChrisW Designs
Abigail in Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Find out more about Abigail by visiting her on my website where she is available NOW in my Shop here! I sure hope you like her! :)

Happy sewing!