New Pattern! The Holland Road Bag & Review
I am excited to share with you today a wonderful new pattern from Sew Sweetness called The Holland Road Bag!
This is my finished tester bag. I used a AFG print I found in my stash for the exterior, a pretty red-violet KONA cotton for the straps, and a coordinating pattern for the bag interior.
This is a very quick sew. If you are a confident beginner you will have no problems sewing up this bag. The only reason I wouldn’t call it a total beginner pattern is because of the construction of the slender oval bag bottom. Besides that, you can easily sew one of these up in a few hours.
The materials list is minimal. You only need:
- 1/2 yd of Exterior Fabric
- 1 yd of Lining Fabric
- 2/3 yd Accent Fabric for straps
- 2-1/2 yd of medium-weight fusible interfacing. Pellon SF101 is my go-to so I highly recommend it!
- 1/2 yard of By Annie’s Soft and Stable This gives a bag the cushy feel and stability. Using another interfacing will result in a slouchier bag, so remember that as you sew.
- Four 1-1/2” wide metal rectangle rings
- 1/2” magnetic snap (Which I used) or a 1-1/2” decorative button for closure
Some testers used purse feet, but I found with the bottom shape being smaller the feet took up too much room.
This pattern has a ton of pockets in the interior. I love pockets, so this is one of my favorite features. If you are an experienced sewist, you could easy take out one row of pockets and add a zipper if you want.
I’m a great fan of Sara’s and her work. This pattern (as with all her others) will not disappoint. Very well written with great step-by-step instructions with photos. And with finished measurements at: 13” L x 11” T x 2” W, it’s a perfect size too. Give it a try!