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McPherson Square Tri-Fold Wallet Crossbody Bag

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Pattern Details

Instantly locate your essentials with a designated pocket for everything you carry. Lightweight and compact, don't let its small size fool you! The McPherson Square holds a lot, and lets you find it in a flash. A zippered front flap and optional flush zip pocket on the back exterior keep your belongings safe and accessible. Secure your keys on a swivel hook until you need them. Unsnap and your pocketbook reveals an additional zip pocket, a card organizer and slip pocket, and two smartphone pockets with a snap closure. Use the McPherson as a wristlet, or a give it a crossbody strap, and you're ready for whatever your day holds. The story behind the McPherson Square: This is the name of the Metro stop I got off when I worked in Washington, D.C. It evokes fond memories of riding the subway to work in my nation's capitol, eagerly reading The Washington Post Food section on my commute, and trying out the recipes I found on unsuspecting friends when I got home. Since this design folds down into a square, I thought it would be fun to name it after the subway stop I ventured from so many times. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Prior experience sewing basic bags and installing zippers

Recommended with this pattern

  • Fabric II - (exterior back, interior base, zip pocket linings, snap tab) Either Wristlet or Crossbody: 5/8 yard 44" quilt weight fabric
  • Metal Rivets -- 1 for Wristlet / 2 for Crossbody
  • 1 1/4 yards of 20" height Pellon 808 Craft Fuse (LegacyL-808 Craft-Fuse, Vilene S320, Bosal Shirt Fuse) or similar firm non-woven fusible interfacing

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I've sewn as long as I can remember. In 2011, I began selling the bags I designed. However, when I realized I most enjoyed experimenting with new designs, and figuring out -- I wonder how to make that? -- I started developing sewing patterns. Translating a physical bag into written instructions and illustrations taps my background in teaching, and experience in graphic design. What begins as a drawing in my sketchbook, morphs through rigorous tests and revisions. What finally emerges, the beautiful creations, singularly interpreted by each maker using my patterns, delights me and inspires me to keep going.