The Polaris Bag is a small bag perfect for carrying essentials. This bag features optional piping, and an inner zippered divider pocket. There are two shapes available in the pattern: square or oval options.
The Polaris Bag was my second Bag of The Month Club 2016 project. In the Bag of The Month Club you buy a bundle of 6 surprise patterns and you’ll receive 6 patterns, one a month from January – June and It’s a surprise what the pattern is before you receive it! The Polaris Bag is the March 2016 pattern.
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Fabric: I used different type of fabrics: Quilting cotton, faux leather (burgundy) , and faux suede (beige)
Foam Stabilizer: Bosal Sew In Foam Stabilizer
The Polaris Bag design is plain, the fabric that you use in the exterior is what makes this bag more interesting. I decided to do a patchwork and quilted some of the pieces to the foam stabilizer.
My inspiration for the bag patchwork was this Channel bag that I found in Pinterest.
Picture from Pinterest
I combined faux leather with suede, and quilting cotton fabric and the piecework is different in each side of the bag.
You’ll need 2 zippers for this bag (One 14″ zipper for the closure and one 7-9″ zipper for the interior pocket and the only hardware needed is 2 – 1″ rectangular rings for the strap and you can also add rivets on the strap.
I’m happy in how it turned out and I would sew it again.
The pattern include illustrated sewing instruction that are easy to follow and also nice bag sewing tips including how to sew the binding closing it in a circle fusing Pellon SF101 interfacing before sewing it to the bag. It gives it a nice enclosed finishing.
You can add grab handles to the bag instead of a side strap. The Tutorial Pattern Hack – Polaris Bag shows you how!
I hope you like this pattern.