The Double Flip Shoulder Bag Pattern: by Janelle MacKay of Emmaline Bags

6/13/2018 04:08:00 PM

Introducing the Double Flip Shoulder Bag! This bag was originally released exclusively to retreat participants and we’ve been able to see some lovely bags pop up already. Now, this pattern is available to purchase as a PDF over in the shop.

The Double Flip Shoulder Bag features 2 full-length zipper pockets that form the front and back sides of the bag’s exterior. These pockets flip over to conceal a hidden pocket underneath, which is the perfect place to stash your phone and keys. A magnetic snap secures the center cavity of the bag that is formed between the two zipper compartments.  The Lining features both a divided slip and an internal zipper pocket. It measures 13” Wide across the top, 10” High and 3.25” Deep.

The zippers and spaces in the bag make this the perfect bag to keep you organized in style. It’s large enough to carry as an everyday bag, but not so large that it’s awkward to toss over your shoulder. Add the finishing touch to your bag with our Emmaline Edge Connectors, which are now available in 6 finishes. For your convenience, you can purchase a complete hardware kit that includes all required hardware for this bag. The kit is available in all 6 hardware finishes to suit anyone’s style.

This pattern is appropriate for intermediate to advanced bag makers and includes full color, step by step digital illustrations. Instructions are included for using the Edge Connectors as well as creating your own strap connectors. Use your favorite quilting cotton print for the exterior or add a touch of vinyl, cork or leather on the exterior bottom and strap

Materials (yardages are approximate):

Fabric & Interfacing:

  • 3/4 yd./0.75 m - Exterior Fabric (quilting cotton, light canvas/duck, décor cotton)
  • 1/2 yd./0.5 m - Exterior Accent Fabric (quilting cotton, light canvas/duck, décor cotton, light jean, cork, vinyl)
  • 1 1/8 yd./1 m - Lining Fabric (quilting cotton or similar weight woven fabric)
  • 4 yd./3.75 m - Fusible Interfacing (20” wide)- Light-med weight fusible woven - Pellon Shapeflex SF101
  • ½ yd./0.5 m - Fusible Fleece (46” wide)- Dense needled fleece such as Pellon Thermolam Plus Fusible TP971
Zippers & Bag Hardware:
  • (2)12” (30.5 cm) - Zippers for Exterior Top Openings (#4.5 or #5 nylon bag zipper, 1 1/4” wide, non-separating) - You can use a longer zipper or zipper by the yard (if using zipper yardage, cut at 13”/33 cm.)
  • (1) 9” (23 cm) - Zippers for Lining Zipper Pocket (#3 nylon all-purpose zipper, 1” wide, non-separating) - You can use a longer zipper, or #3 zipper by the yard if preferred.
  • (1) 3/4" (18 mm) - Slim Magnetic Snap (NOTE: 9/16” (14 mm) Magnetic snaps are also suitable.)
  • (2) 1 ½” (38 mm) - Swivel Snap Hooks for Adjustable Shoulder Strap.
  • (1) 1 ½” (38 mm) - Adjustable Strap Slider for Adjustable Shoulder Strap.
  • (2) Emmaline Bags brand “Edge Connectors” OR (2) 1” (25 mm)Strap D-rings if using fabric strap anchors instead of our metal Edge Connectors.
  • Optional hardware items: Rivets, Emmaline Bag Labels

Now we get to show off all the incredible bags from our testers! They did an amazing job of showcasing all the different looks with different fabrics and materials! See for yourself:

Mel of Love M.E. has stitched up this gorgeous version in this incredible hand painted Aboriginal design linen with rainbow hardware, it’s a perfect match:

Barbara has made several versions, including this sweet floral in pretty blues and the musical version:

Sandy of Upstairs Hobby Room made this chic version in green tartan fabric and gunmetal hardware, isn’t it fab?

Natalie of Carry Hers By Natalie made this stunning version in avian themed cotton with faux leather accents:  

Check out how Line Vienneau has added grommets to hers for a completely different look, it’s so classy and fun with the stripes! Also, as you can see this bag is easy to carry as a cross body for those that prefer a cross body style:

Michelle of Baraboo Designs made this gorgeous version with a feather exterior print and a pop of purple on this inside:

Tara of UhOh Creations made this AMAZING leather and copper version, such a posh bag! She opted for our Easy Strap Anchors instead of the Edge Connectors and the look is stunning:  

Gwen of GML Designs also made a leather version that is a total jaw dropper!! Sooo good!

Judith Clauss used a rich burgundy leather for this luxe Double Flip, and used the strap connector variation to attach her strap, it looks awesome:

Thank you to all our wonderful testers! They did such a fantastic job showing all the looks and variations you can create with this pattern. We would love to see yours too! Please share them in our Facebook Group or hashtag them on Instagram with #DoubleFlipShoulderBag!

Find the pattern Here and Hardware kit Here

Happy Sewing!

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  1. Highly recommend this pattern, it's a fun sew and a brilliant bag design! Another winner from Janelle!

    1. Thank you so much, Mel!! I am so glad you are enjoying your bag. That means a lot!!


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