Date published: 29 Nov 2020
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You are welcome to make and sell from this pattern. Credit is appreciated. This pattern is strictly NOT to be used for commercial or workshop purposes.
The Lotus Bucket Bag was originally offered as a physical workshop in Singapore. I am pleased to share that it is now available as a pattern!
This is a timeless bag style and remains a staple in most baglovers' collection. The bag is a great size and will fit more than just the bare essentials. It features two roomy slip pockets and one zipper pocket on the inside. It has no pockets on the outside.
- Basic zipper knowledge (eg. simple zipper pouch)
- Basic bag-making experience (eg. basic tote bag)
- Interfacing knowledge (eg. worked with fleece and like-wise and bulk-handling)
- Ideally have experience working with curves
Confident Beginner to Intermediate
Estimated Finished Dimensions (cm)
Height - 25cm
Width - 22cm
- 1 yard exterior fabric
- 1 yard lining fabric
- 1/2 yard contrasting fabric
- 1/2 yard fleece or decovil light
- 1 yard lightweight woven interfacing
- A pair of 20mm d-rings
- A pair of 20mm swivel clasps
- 1 20mm slider
- 1 20cm zipper (size 3)
- 2 sets of rivets (10mm)
- Fat quarter of stiff material (bag base)
Upon successful checkout, an email will be generated with a link for you to download the pdf pattern files. There are no written instructions in the file. The only instructions are provided through the video tutorial embedded below.
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1:48 - Intro to pattern pieces
2:43 - Intro to materials required
3:24 - Hardware you'll need
3:48 - Creating the d-ring connectors
4:45 - Creating the interior slip pockets
5:11 - Creating the interior lining
5:54 - Attaching the interior slip pockets
6:42 - Creating the interior zipper pocket
12:46 - Attaching the lining bottom
15:09 - Assembling the main exterior
18:24 - Final assembly
21:12 - Creating the drawstring
22:08 - Creating the drawstring stopper
23:09 - Creating the eyelets
26:25 - Creating the shoulder strap
28:47 - Final few steps