I have a great new bag pattern released today for you as the Pattern of the Month for September. A friend had one similar that I just loved and it took me a while to work out how to sew it, so the bags would all be joined, but now it's become my new favorite for running around town and doing all my errands.
Why settle for one bag when you can have three-in-one. The Trinity bag has three zipper pouches, each with slip pockets in the lining, to keep all of your bits and pieces organized.
Use it as a clutch, or make an adjustable and removable strap to wear it on your shoulder or as a cross-body bag.
- Optional detachable and adjustable strap
- Finished size 9.5” wide x 6.5 ” high x 1” deep
- Three zipper pouches to choose from – stay organised
- Closing flap with tuck lock or twist lock
- Soft, slim and light-weight
Great for travelling, this bag helps to keep everything organised and in its place. Make it all in one fabric or mix and match to make each in a different color.
- Main Bag – 2/3 yard
- Lining – 1/2 yard
- Mid-weight interfacing such as Shape Flex 101 – ¾ yard at 20 inches wide
- Light weight Interfacing (optional for strap) – 1/4 yard
- Coordinating Thread
- 3 x 10” zipper (or larger)
- 2 x 1 inch swivel hooks
- 1 x 1 inch slider buckle
- 1 x small 1 inch twist lock or tuck lock
- 6 x ½ inch round closed rings (or small D-Rings will work too)
Pattern rating = Intermediate
Pattern tester results and comments
Lynnelle from Lynnelle's This and That – I saw a great deal of potential in this pattern. After making the middle bag and seeing how it all went together, this was a very easy bag. I think with just a few minor changes, it could be very beginner friendly. Using your zipper foot to go by the tabs was genius!
Rochelle – Thank you for allowing me to be one of your testers. I had fun, and it's a cute bag. Hope this is helpful! Can't wait for the release so I can start showing it off!
Mary – I thought it was a really cute and new idea for a purse. I enjoyed making this bag it was a new construction that I haven't seen before and it went together in less then a week end.
Lucy at Granny Sassy Designs – I'm a quilter usually but I had to give this bag a try when I saw it. It was just what I was looking for. I admit it didn't immediately come easily to me and seemed a bit of a puzzle, but once I remembered the principle of right sides together at all times, well suddenly it clicked!
Linda – Original bag pattern. I like that it is a small bag pattern so it easy to carry and easy on your shoulder however with the 3 compartments you can keep everything organized and there plenty of space for all the essentials. Can easily be personalized. Great bag pattern Deby! I really enjoyed making this pattern.
Diane – A novel idea for a bag: 3 zipped bags attached together and still compact.
Betty-Anne of the Kitchen Closet – I thought it was a very pretty looking , feminine, romantic style, all the zippers caught my attention. I really like all the pics and links included, they are very helpful , I also liked the mention of the best time to place a name tag….clever..I have used my bag twice now, lunch with the Ladies and Date night with Hubby….it was the perfect bag for both occasions and a big hit.
Lori – Loved the name…but liked the idea of 3 zippered bags…looked really cute…Loved making this, even though I had to sit an think on it awhile…I really enjoyed the way you can add or not pockets to the inside of each bag..And the ability to really make your own personal mark on the bag…
Becky – Very cute bag. I thought it was going to be more complicated to make than it was.
Theresa at the DIY Page – Interesting design, I like that it doesn't look like all the other bags out there. I used stash materials to make mine, so I had to adjust some of the dimensions, but I think it's cute and carries just the right amount of stuff. The hardest part was pulling all the layers through, which means the sewing wasn't really; just follow all the directions carefully, especially the folding portions for success.