THE TIFFANIE MINI SATCHEL pdf pattern IN ENGLISH ONLY
THE TIFFANIE MINI SATCHEL
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This listing is for 1 PDF pattern to make the TIFFANIE MINI SATCHEL. This pdf pattern includes full instructions, full pattern pieces as well as over 3 hours of full video tutorials to help you achieve the perfect Bag and is in ENGLISH ONLY.
The Tiffanie Mini Satchel measures 8” W x 6” H x 3½” D and is a Classic Handbag style that is carried on the arm with elegance and grace. This Handbag not only reflects high end styling, but it also offers a soft rolled handle design. A turn lock secures the Flap which has a small contrast piping for that finished detail. The Rolled Handle has a soft feel and is attached to the Flap with a unique strap tab and rivets. The interior has a zippered pocket to keep those smaller items secure. The side strap secures to the Front with snaps while cinching in the sides for that sleek look.
This classic A-line design has elegance and style and will have many heads turning as you carry it on your arm!
The instructions in this pattern are written for leather, vinyl, and cork. Fabric could be used on the Body and Flap but the Zipper Overlay, Strap Tabs and Side Strap will require vinyl or leather due to the raw edges.
The skill level is listed as INTERMEDIATE
FULL EXTERIOR - 4 sq. ft.
VINYL /CORK EXTERIOR
FULL EXTERIOR - 18″ x 32″ piece of vinyl
1/3 yard lining fabric - 44″ W
INTERFACINGS AND STABILIZERS
½ yard of 20″ W medium weight fusible interfacing OR 1/3 yard 40″ W medium weight fusible interfacing
EBFuse Heavy™ or Decovil Light - 1 piece 13″ x 16″
Kraftex - 2 pieces 1¾″ x 6½″
Bag Stiffener - 1 piece - 2½” x 8″
Scrap pieces of Kraftex or Decovil Light
Non Adhesive Foam - 2mm thick - 1 piece 9″x 9″ (Michaels “CREATOLOGY™” has a non adhesive that is sold in sheets or by the roll)
Adhesive Foam - 3 pieces of 9″ x 12″ (Michaels “CREATOLOGY™” recommended)
NOTE: YOU CAN USE A NON ADHESIVE FOAM BUT YOU NEED A FABRIC GLUE, CONTACT CEMENT OR SPRAY ADHESIVE TO SECURE IT IN PLACE AS THIS FOAM IS NOT SEWN IN THE SEAMS
# 3 Nylon Zipper - 1 @ 7″ finished size OR 9″ - Zipper Tape for the interior zippered pocket
1 - Turn Lock
2 sets of 12.5mm spring snaps
5 - 8mm or 9.2mm Double Capped Rivets (make sure you have a variety of post lengths available)
1 - 22″ piece of 1.8mm Cording (for piping)
1 - 9½″ piece of 3/16″ (Outside Diameter) clear tubing
TOOLS AND NOTIONS
- Bonded nylon thread Tex 70 #69 OR bonded polyester
- Wonder clips
- Chalk marker/silver pen (Tandy™ leather)/disappearing pen
- Regular pen or pencil
- Rotary cutter & ruler
- Fabric glue (most brands will do that state “use for fabric”) (I use Rowley Fringe Adhesive)
- Tandy Eco Weld water-based leather glue OR Springfield “EverTack” OR Aquilim 315
- Rubber/Contact cement (for vinyl or leather)
- ⅛″, ¼″ and ½″ DST (double-sided tape) (I use leather tape from Cleaners Supply)
- ⅛″ rivet hole punch and rivet setter for 8mm/9.2mm double capped rivets
- Spring Snap setter
- Poly roller tool
- Poly rubber mallet
- Teflon foot/walking foot/zipper foot or piping foot
- Sewing machine
- #16 or #18 leather or round tip needle
- Skewer or edge paint roller tool
- 4″ - 5″ doll needle
- Anvil (optional)
- Giardini Basecoat and Edge paint (optional)
- 600-1000 grit sandpaper (optional if edge painting)
- Tiny star screw driver
- Pointed Awl
- Punch for turn lock
- English point or v shaped punch (optional)
How to choose the correct vinyl for this bag
When choosing a vinyl use one that has a bit more body or a little stiffer to help the bag stay upright. Foam is used in this bag for support as well, however If you use a softer feel vinyl then it is recommended you use a closed cell foam to give it the required structure. ALWAYS test your vinyl to establish the proper heat setting when pressing. Never iron from the right side, always iron from the wrong side.
How to choose the correct leather for this bag
You should choose leather that is at least 2 - 3.5 oz and has more body or a little stiffer feel. Bear in mind that if you are using leather that is more than 2 oz, then you may require skiving the Exterior pieces as shown on the skiving page. If you use a softer feel leather then it is recommended to use closed cell foam to give it the required structure. The side strap should be closer to the 2 oz
thickness, as there is multiple layers and it will be easier to sew. If not you will need to skive these pieces.
If you have an industrial machine, then you may be able to sew 2 oz leather that will not require any skiving. Choose your leather based on your machines capability, and the finished look that you want to achieve.
Helpful leather guide: 2 - 3 oz = 1/32″ - 3/64″ OR .8mm - 1.2mm thick.
The Interior Zipper Overlay, Strap Tabs and Side Strap will have raw edges so using matching edge paint will be required to get a finished look.