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The Merci Multipurpose Bag is a bag that anyone can use regardless of gender and age. This simple yet classy bag can be worn as a crossbody, thanks to its adjustable and removable strap, used as a zipper pouch thanks to the handle strap on the side, and as a sling/hip bag, thanks to the side connectors that allow you to wear it around your waist too.

Merci features a fully lined interior as well as a main zipper that closes it diagonally and comes in two sizes (large and small). The large-sized bag possesses two exterior zipper pockets for storing small items you would like to easily reach without opening the main bag.

Skill level:
Merci is accessible to intermediate-level sewists or any adventurous beginners because of the tricky stitching around the curves and tiny areas and is finished using the binding method.

Sizing info:

  • Large = 12" (30.5 cm) wide by 6½" (16.5 cm) high by 4" (10 cm) deep.
  • Small = 9" (23 cm) wide by 4" (10 cm) high by 2¼" (5.7 cm) deep.

Video tutorial:
There's a complete 45-minute video tutorial by Sew Country below that shows you how to make the Merci Multipurpose Bag:


Materials needed:

  • Your chosen fabrics (such as, but not limited to 100% cotton , leather , faux leather , home decor fabric, cork , denim or jacquard),
  • Your chosen medium weight interfacing (based on the thickness of the fabrics chosen),
  • Your chosen foam stabilizer,
  • Kraftex/ Decovil Light or any other chosen alternative,
  • Thread to match all fabrics,
  • Three or four multi-purpose zippers,
  • Two 1" swivel hooks and one 1" side release buckle,
  • Two 1" Rectangular Rings and one 1" adjuster,
  • Basic sewing supplies,
  • A sewing machine.

The pattern:

  • Imperial and metric measurements are used throughout the pattern (centimeters and inches).
  • A4/ Letter, A0, and Projector pattern pieces are provided in a separate zip file.
  • The bag comes in two sizes.
  • Step-by-step detailed instructions on how to make the bag with about 200 clear photos.
  • Links to where you can find our support group and page in case you need help, support or want to show off your makes.
  • Inspiration photos made by testers are included in the pattern.

Please note that this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download it immediately after check out.