The Trinity Bag Pattern 3-in-1 – POTM

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.

Materials needed

Pattern rating = Intermediate

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Buy the Trinity Bag pattern

You can download this pattern from my design account on Payhip.  Add it to your cart and check out.  The pattern will be saved in your Pattern Library safely until you are ready to sew, then you can download and print it at any time.

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.

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Buy the Trinity Bag pattern

You can download this pattern from my design account on Payhip.  Add it to your cart and check out.  The pattern will be saved in your Pattern Library safely until you are ready to sew, then you can download and print it at any time.

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26 Responses to The Trinity Bag Pattern 3-in-1 – POTM

  1. Louise says:

    Do you have a video on the bag. I did buy the bag

  2. talmard says:

    J’ai acheté le modèle du sac avec 3 zips et suis très déçue car les explications sont en anglais et impossible donc de l’imprimer en français. Pour nous inciter à acheter vous savez bien le faire en français. je trouve donc cette façons de faire peu honnête.
    Bonne journée

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Bonjour, Talmard, Je comprends ta frustration, c’est un travail monumental de traduire toutes les instructions en français mais tout ce que je peux faire pour vous est de rembourser votre argent. Je vais le faire tout de suite…Mercy pour votre opinion..

  3. Patricia T. says:

    OOOOH! I need this pattern. So perfect. It is small and has 3 individuals compartments that zip securely. I love it.

  4. Hanne says:

    It was just what I wanted, but unfortunately I can not buy the pattern because in my part of the world it is mandatory with an account if I want to use visa cards with paypal. It has been for years. I don’t know if the sellers are aware of this?
    It is not possible to check out without creating an account and an account I do not need, but it is a lovely little bag which I would love to sew

    • Jeanne Gold says:

      I believe there is an alternative method to work without having a PayPal account. Write to the seller and ask them to send you a PayPal “bill.” That way you are able to pay and not have an account. Or so it was at one time. Don’t know if it still is.

  5. trifles says:

    So happy to see a smaller scaled bag! (I’m not a big bag girl.) Love the organization, too. Can’t wait to make it. Thank you!
    P.S. It would be so helpful to see photos of your bags on an actual person, for scale. Thanks for considering this!

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Hi, I think you can see the hands in the pictures. They are very much normal-sized hands. This is indeed a smallish-sized bag.

  6. Tina says:

    How long of time does this take to make; average time.

  7. Deb says:

    I didn’t see anywhere for the price of the pattern. Is it now available? I would love to see a tutorial also, because although there are several out there for single Zip pocket pouches, I do not know how all three attached at the bottom and don’t see a photo of where they are all attached together. Wonderful bag for traveling.

  8. shirley schenmeyer says:

    I think there are many visuals for zippered bags, but none putting them together. Many of us need extra visual support. Shirley

  9. Madge Mason says:

    Wow, Love all the testers and this pattern. I just downloaded it. I look forward to making this! Thanks

  10. Carol says:

    are you thinking of making a YouTube video tutorial for this? it is a new concept and a tutorial would be helpful.

  11. Karen says:

    What a great bag. I really like the fabric you used.

  12. claudia says:

    Hi Deby, Wow this bag is just what I’ve been looking for, thank you so much!!!

  13. Sandra. Cheney says:

    It looks perfect. I can’t wait to make it!!

  14. Donna says:

    Oh my, what a great versatile purse! Now all I have to do is make it! Hopefully!

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