Sew Sweetness Tortoise Bag



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Sew Sweetness Tortoise Bag

This stylish bag features a unique top zip closure and front handles and side strap. Available in 3 different size options, this bowling-style bag will be some major arm candy in your favorite fabrics!

Click here to read more details about this sewing pattern, and to see photos of all the tester bags! – coming soon

Finished Size:

  • small 9” long x 9” high x 5” deep (23cm x 23cm x 12.7cm)
  • medium 11-1/2” long x 8-1/2” high x 6-1/4” deep (29cm x 21.6cm x 16cm)
  • large 13” long x 11” high x 7” deep (33cm x 28cm x 18cm)


  • 3/4 yard (0.7 metre) of Exterior Fabric
  • 3/4 yard (0.7 metre) of Lining Fabric
  • 1/2 yard (0.5 metre) of solid fabric (quilting cotton or leather) for piping, handles, and strap
  • 1/2 yard (0.5 metre) of foam interfacing (By Annie’s Soft and Stable, Pellon Flex Foam, Bosal In-R-Form, or automotive headliner; if using Flex Foam, it is only 20” wide so please purchase double)
  • 2-1/2 yards (2.25 metre) of 20” wide Pellon SF-101 Shape Flex fusible woven interfacing (medium-weight fusible)
  • 1/4 yard (0.25 metre) of Pellon Peltex #71F one-sided fusible ultra-firm interfacing
  • Four 1” metal rectangles
  • Two triangle rings (or substitute d-rings) with 1” opening (2.5cm)
  • Two swivel clips with 1” opening (2.5cm)
  • One 9” (22.85cm) zipper for zippered pocket in lining
  • Two 3# Zippers (same color) – small – 14” (35.5cm)   –   medium – 18” (45.75cm)   –   large – 18” (45.75cm)
    *It is vital to use a 3# zipper here for this design. Do not use metal zippers.
  • Optional false bottom:1 sheet ultra stiff plastic cross stitch template and foam core board (in school supply section)
    For optional piping:
  • 5/32” cotton cording (I use Dritz Cable Cord) – (small – 1-1/4 yard; medium – 1-1/2 yard; large – 2 yards) (1.10 metre- 1.4 metre – 1.8 metre)
  • 2 yards (1.8 metre) of 1/2” (1.27cm) wide Pellon Wonder Under fusible web tape (or washable glue stick)

Please note, Sew Sweetness Airplane Bag is a pattern,  it is not a die!

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Additional information

Weight .57 g
Dimensions 0.30 x 0.21 mm

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