The 3 In 1 Betsy Bag by Betsy La Honta
Three times the fun! Enjoy three different looks from the same bag! With clever construction, movable straps, and a tuck-away top panel, the choice is yours. Wear it as a large carryall, a mid-sized drawstring bag, or a sleeker, smaller tote. Zip up your phone or keys in the secure outside pocket and organize other essentials in interior compartments. With the look and durability of a leather bag, this pattern sews up like a dream in kraft-tex and cotton fabric. Wear it your way. Roomy carryall, drawstring bag, and sleek tote all in one! No patterns to trace! Simple-to-cut squares, rectangles, and strips1 Substitute kraft-tex and cotton fabric for upholstery leather.
Finished bag: 12" wide x 17" high x 5" deep
Yardage is based on 42"-wide fabric. Allow extra fabric for directional prints.
kraft-tex: 1 roll (19" x 1 1/2 yards) for bottom panel, edge finishing strips, straps, and D-ring anchors
Main fabric (A): 2/3 yard for top panel, middle panel, and outer zipper pocket
Contrasting fabric (B): 3/4 yard for inside pocket, straps, and D-ring anchors
Lining: 5/8 yard
Interfacing:11/2 yards of 20"-wide medium-weight stiff fusible interfacing for top and middle panels and straps (I used Pellon 808 Craft-Fuse.)
1 1/2 yards of 20"-wide lightweight flexible fusible interfacing for pockets and lining (I used Pellon Shape-Flex.)
Fusible web: 2 strips 1/4" x 7" of fusible web (or fabric glue) to hold zipper before stitching
Zipper: 7" long (a longer nylon zipper can be trimmed to size)
D-rings: 8 (to fit a 1"-wide strap)
Swivel/snap hooks: 4
Cording: 1 piece 60" long
Optional: 2 cord locks / drawstring toggles (or see Optional Cord Locks, page 18, to make your own)