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The Francesca Magic Pattern #1



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221/2" circumference at widest point; 141/2" tall from bottom point of bag to upper edge when straightened See Sizing Chart
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A free handbag pattern download from Amy Barickman’s Magic Pattern Book. Use this pattern to enter the Magic Pattern Book Grand Prize Sewing Contest.

The F family of patterns transitions (ahem) seamlessly from hat to handbag. The bag is created with four fabrics (here, in velvet and three shades of silk dupioni), all accented with a contrasting binding. For an unencumbered night out, this bag is the ideal accessory: The extra-long, narrow strap allows for hands-free, cross-body wearing.

Amount of Fabrics

Fabric 1: ¼ yard fabric, any width, for
bottom of outer bag
• Fabric 2: ½ yard lining fabric, any width
• Fabric 3: ⅓ yard fabric, any width, for
body of outer bag
• Fabric 4: ⅔ yard fabric, any width, for
binding around upper edge of bag,
drawstrings, and strap
• 1 yard interfacing suitable to fabric
(NOTE: For sample shown, sew-in
interfacing was used for velvet on
the lower bag and fusible interfacing
was used on the silk dupioni of the
upper bag.)

Seam Allowance

This pattern includes seam allowance

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    Sep 3, 2014, 04.12 PMby Louellen234

    Pattern will not download.

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    Sep 3, 2014, 03.22 AMby bluetulip100

    I can’t find any instructions.

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    Sep 3, 2014, 12.03 AMby lrldelrosso

    The file will not finish loading all the way. WHY?

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    Sep 2, 2014, 01.34 PMby orchiddream

    Typical Burda nightmare.

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    Sep 2, 2014, 03.54 AMby jadeC

    Nothing happens when I click: get it now….

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    Sep 2, 2014, 03.16 AMby VivianGrace

    It’s a draw-string bag.

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    Sep 1, 2014, 11.15 PMby Karen Guy


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    Aug 25, 2014, 06.02 AMby abbiepdy

    Where is the pattern? When I click Get it now, nest page shows only instructions link and not the pattern itself. Also the instructions pdf does not have any instructions as such. Pattern pdf download is nowhere to be found.

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    Aug 23, 2014, 10.19 PMby prncsspj

    the book cover shows a hat. Is this a hat? I’d guess a tote bag/purse,

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    Aug 23, 2014, 06.53 PMby jadedrabbit

    It’s nice that they can offer free patterns. But, what the hell is it a pattern of?

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