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Gena Shoulder Bag Pattern

Sewing Pattern Only • PDF File for Download • Not a Physical Product



This pattern includes a Paper Saver Pieces PDF along with its own video tutorial on how to cut the pattern pieces (so you don’t have to print the whole thing).

The Gena Shoulder Bag is many bags in one! Featuring a larger outer bag and a removable inner bag, you can make any combination to fit your style. Snaps secure the inner bag in place, forming a divider for the outer bag. When you just want to carry the inner bag, the snaps can be tucked to form a curvy shape. Make it with one strap or two!

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Design Details
  • 1 1/2 yards main exterior material (mix & match): vinyl, leather, cork, home décor, canvas, or similar
  • 1 3/4 yards lining fabric: cotton, home décor, canvas, waterproof canvas, or similar
  • Additional material for a strap
  • 1 yard woven interfacing
  • 3/4 yard medium fusible stabilizer (Bouncyfirm 160, 525 Decovil Light or similar)
  • 1/4 yard firm stabilizer (does not need to be fusible)
  • One 18- to 20-inch #5 zipper
  • Two 10-inch #5 zippers
  • Four sets of 18mm magnetic snaps (or other type of snap)
  • Four 1-inch oval or rectangle rings
  • 12 rivets, with a post length of 9-11mm
  • Purse feet optional
  • Rotary cutter, ruler, double-sided tape, fabric glue, needle and thread for hand sewing
  • This bag goes together VERY differently from other bag patterns. The outer bag technique is neither a drop-in or birthed lining method.
  • Custom and completely unique 3D strap connectors
  • Three options for constructing the inner bag, including a zipper overlay and self-closing slip pocket
  • My “cocoon” method for tidy zipper ends without tabs
  • This pattern relies on precision; you should be able to measure and cut with accuracy.

This is a PDF FILE for download only. You will not receive a finished product.

As this is a PDF file and downloadable immediately upon purchase, there are no refunds.

You will need a PDF reader such as Acrobat Reader or Preview to open the file. The pattern pieces must be printed at 100%, so will need to be printed from a computer or a mobile app that allows you to select 100% scaling.

Reviews (2)
Two bags in one!
The removable centre pouch is such a great idea! I love that I can mix and match for a completely new look (I made 2 different centre pouches!) or leave the pouch out when I need a little extra room. The designer has also included some fab new techniques, the classy strap connectors, the perfect fit lining, and how to sew a hidden slip pocket. You always learn something new with a Bumbleroot pattern. I know I do!
The Gena
I love this design. Learned new techniques. I love how you mix and match the pouch and exterior and have a new purse every day.
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