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Little Betty Bag: Free Pattern & Tutorial

Little Betty Bag: Free Pattern & Tutorial
I am so excited with how this little bag turned out! I have made five now, each time being able to prefect the pattern a little more, and it’s finally ready to release for your sewing pleasure. The style is a cross body, which is a personal favorite of mine. It allows for you to put it on and forget it. Especially handy at the grocery store, or any where else I need free hands to chase little ones. It fits all the essentials perfectly, making it a great “purse for your purse” – for a quick grab and go, when you don’t want to take your larger bag. It’s fun to sew, and the possibilities for variation are endless. There are many variations that can be made to this bag, but I will let you use your imagination for those, and just go over the steps for the bag I made. Save on ink when printing! If you are new to sewing I have a Sewing Tips Directory that might come in handy. Fabric requirements: A half a yard total is more than enough to make the bag body. Supplies: You will cut as follows:

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