Trifecta Zip Bags - A New PDF Pattern Release!!

9/13/2018 08:08:00 PM

My newest pattern, Trifecta Zip Bags, has just been posted on our website for sale. This pattern, now in PDF, but soon to be in print, took a very long while to publish. Pushed aside too many times, and for too long, it took just over 1 year to make. Thank you to one of my amazing testers, Line V., who encouraged (nagged) me to get it done today! 
Trifecta Zip Bags sold at Emmaline Bags
I am sure you are wondering if it is very complex or complicated, because of the lengthy writing time. It's easy to make and really not complicated. The complication comes from me having too many irons in the fire at once. I am so pleased it is ready to share! 
Trifect Zip Bags - a Sewing Pattern by Janelle MacKay

Let's hear about the pattern! 

Trifecta Zip Bags - 6 different sized bags (3 each for 2 different internal wire frame widths). Create gorgeous, toiletry, makeup, pencil or an essential oil bags using our smaller sizes. The larger sizes make cute handbags.

This set of easy to make bags is a step up from our popular Retreat Bag pattern, with several more options such as accented top and bottom pieces, and handbag straps. Instructions are provided to put the straps on the largest size of each set, but you can add the straps to the other sizes too. This pattern is suitable for an advanced beginner. 
These bags have an "A Frame" shape, wide at the bottom and tapering in at the top. Each bag opens wide, has a structured top shape & includes 2 internal slip pockets. 

This pattern includes digital drawings and full size pattern pieces for all shaped pieces. Cutting instructions provided for rotary cutter, ruler and mat to cut the handbag straps, but all of the rest have provided pattern pieces. Pattern instructions are in both imperial & metric.
Trifect Zip Bags - a Sewing Pattern by Janelle MacKay of Emmaline Bags

FINISHED SIZES: 
Small Set uses 6” wide frames (Use “Style D” frame):
  • Version A:  Width-9” (23 cm) Height- 4 1/4” (10.9 cm) Depth-  3.75” (9.5 cm)
  • Version B:  Width- 9” (23 cm) Height- 5” (12.7 cm) Depth-  3.75” (9.5 cm)
  • Version C:  Width- 11 1/2” (29 cm) Height- 7” (18 cm) Depth-  4.25” (11 cm)
 Large Set uses 8” wide frames (Use “Style A” frame):
  • Version A:  Width- 11” (28 cm) Height- 4 1/4” (10.9 cm) Depth- 4” (10 cm)
  • Version B:  Width- 11” (28 cm) Height- 5” (12.7 cm) Depth-  4.5” (11.5 cm)
  • Version C:  Width- 13 1/2” (34 cm) Height- 7” (18 cm) Depth- 4.5” (11.5 cm)
Trifect Zip Bags - 6 sizes by Janelle MacKay of Emmaline Bags
Not a lot of hardware or supplies are required. You need zippers and the wire frames, and that is it! I like to use our Emmaline Zipper Ends, instead of sewing the fabric zipper tabs. They are so easy!!

Emmaline bags brand metal zipper ends.
Find our zipper ends HERE.

Emmaline bags brand metal zipper ends.
I've used Tula Pink fabric and Gigi by Adornit in the above samples. They look beautiful with our iridescent rainbow or gold hardware. I've used one of our "handmade" labels on the one below.

Trifecta zip bags with Emmaline metal bag label.

Get the pattern here! 

How about a look at some of my tester photos! 

I have amazing pattern testers that completely put my pattern through it's paces. They provide suggestions and feedback and I can't do this without them. Thank you for all of your help: Line Vienneau, Natalie Cox, Mel Euhus, Tara Sinclair, Barbara Hourigan, Lynne Baldwin, Moira Colville, Jayne Baldwin, Cheryl Strain, Katie Mehta, Bernice Grimble, & Dyan Charron!  
Here are their tester bags, in no particular order:

by Line Vienneau

by Line Vienneau 
by Line Vienneau

by Line Vienneau

by Line Vienneau

by Line Vienneau

THEE Line Vienneau

by Lynne Baldwin


by Barbara Hourigan
by Barbara Hourigan

by Lynne Baldwin
by Tara Sinclair
by Tara Sinclair


by Lynne Baldwin

by Line Vienneau

by Moira Colville

by Bernice Grimble


by Dyan Charron

by Natalie Cox
by Jayne Baldwin

by Jayne Baldwin

by Natalie Cox

by Cheryl Strain

by Mel Euhus

by Natalie Cox 

By Moira Colville

By Katie Mehta
These are the bags without wire frames - by Katie Mehta

Thank you for reading! I hope you have a lot of fun with this pattern. If you enjoyed the Retreat Bag pattern, this is going to be a fun next step for you! 

Get the pattern here! 



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