The everyday attaché bag is closely related to the attaché case. The attaché case has been in existence for many years. The case was used by administrators in the ambassador’s staff who used the case to carry documents and other items.
Time To Complete: 2 Hours
The symmetrical compartments made the attaché case a must-have among most professionals. With a little creativity and innovation, the big case was compressed to become the now handy attaché bag that offers the same convenient organization for small everyday tools like your cell phone, selected cosmetic products, credit cards, among other items.
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What You Will Need to DIY Your Own Everyday Attaché Bag Pattern
- ½ a yard of exterior fabric
- 5/8 yards of lining fabric
- 3/8 yards of contrast fabric. If you’re making your own bias tape, get an extra ¼ yard.
- ¼ yard by 22 inches wide of fusible fleece. (For this project, Thermolan by Pellon is recommended).
- 1 yard by 23 inches (Craftfuse by Pellon is recommended).
- One piece of foam stabilizer 9.5 inches by 17 inches.
- One piece of mesh fabric 9 inches by 13.5 inches.
What to Expect
Once complete, your new everyday attaché bag will be 9 inches wide by 7 inches high and 3 ½ inches deep. It will feature:
- An exterior, fleece-lined slip pocket where you can keep anything from a cell phone to a small tablet.
- Plenty of secure storage for your credit, loyalty and debit cards. You will also have space for your currency, receipts, stationery, ID card, among other items.
- Interior zippered pocket to keep your coins in one secure place.
- A zip-around closure to keep all the contents inside the bag in place.
- Two pouch pockets on the exterior where you can keep keys, sunglasses, and other items that require quick access.
- A zippered interior mesh pocket for small loose items.
The tutorial features everything you will need from start to finish, including a PDF guide that has all the details on the necessary materials and a full step by step guide that will keenly walk you through every stitch and cut and slowly but surely bring your new creation to life.
For experienced sewers that love experimenting, feel free to customize the bag further by trying out different fabric patterns, and even adding more storage compartments as you deem fit.