Olive Swing Bag

Olive Swing Bag Sewing Pattern

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Pattern available as a downloadable PDF

The Olive Swing Bag is versatile and stylish. Fully reversible, it’s like two bags in one. Make it with your favorite complementary prints or pair vintage pillowcases together for a retro look. Also included are instructions for a coordinating sunglasses case to keep your shades handy and protected.


Skill Level: Confident Beginner

You are familiar with your sewing machine and have taken a sewing class or have learned to sew from a book or video. You have successfully sewn a few small projects and are ready to learn more.


Printed pattern Details: This pattern is available in printed form at retailers near you.


Digital Pattern Details: Printable PDF instructions include color photographs, pattern templates, diagrams, glossary and all the assembly directions you’ll need to make The Olive Swing Bag and Eyeglasses Case.

Finished sizes:
Olive Swing Bag (16″ W x 10″ H x 3″ D with a 16″ shoulder drop)
Sunglasses Case (7″ x 4″ x 1″)

Materials you’ll need to make the Olive Swing Bag:
Olive Swing Bag:
¾ yard of 45″ wide main fabric and lining fabric (or two standard size pillowcases)
1 ½ yards of 20″ wide fusible woven interfacing (for use with lightweight fabrics)
One package of Extra Wide Double Fold Bias Tape in coordinating color (3 yards, ½” wide)
4 buttons, 1-1 ¼” diameter
Coordinating thread

Sunglasses Case::
Leftover fabric or pillowcase scraps from making the Olive Swing Bag (or two 9″ x 11″ rectangles in complimentary fabrics)
One 9″x 11″ piece of fusible fleece or batting
One magnetic snap, ¾”
One ¾” button (optional)
Coordinating thread

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