Tabitha Bag Pattern PDF

The Tabitha Bag pattern is finally finished and I want to thank you so much for all your suggestions and ideas about what makes a good pattern...they gave me so much more direction and confidence about the best way for me to do it.

The majority of people seemed to be saying that they preferred PDF because when the wish to sew something strikes one really doesn't have the time to waste a week looking longingly at the letterbox waiting for the postman to arrive with instructions. So that's the format that the Tabitha Bag pattern will be available in.

I've absolutely loved writing and designing this pattern - so thank you to the lovelies that nudged me to do it.

So, for those that are interested in purchasing a copy here are the details:
  • The Tabitha Bag is available as an instant-download PDF.
  • It has bullet-points for those that like their instructions concise and to the point...
  • ...With notes in between in italics for those who like a more wordy explanation with tips and reassurance.
  • Each point has one or more hand-drawn black & white diagrams to save on printer ink, with colour photos only appearing when a step might be particuarly challenging to interpret without.

  • The pattern pieces are full-size and can be printed out on A4 paper (portrait, not landscape, orientation) with no need to enlarge them.
  • The instructions include detailed explanations on how the pattern pieces should be cut and labelled, as well as an explanation of any terms that pop up during the pattern.
  • In terms of what level of sewer the Tabitha bag might be suitable for, I would suggest intermediate to advanced. It is a challenging bag to make in that there are so many pieces to it, many of which require being aligned very precisely for it to come together looking perfect.
  • The PDF will cost £6.50 (that's just over $9.50 USD) and is for personal use only Updated 15/03/10: small independent businesses are very welcome to sell bags made from this pattern on the condition that a credit to my pattern is given in the item description when selling online.

It has taken a huge amount of work to put this pattern together and has been written and tested, rewritten and re-tested several times. However, if you have any problems with it then please do let me know, so that I can smooth them out as quickly as possible.

As ever, you don't need a PayPal account to pay for this pattern - PayPal accepts credit and debit cards. Once you've paid, PayPal will take you to a page where you can download the pattern instantly, by clicking on the link provided. You will also receive an email containing the same link.

If you get the chance, I would absolutely love to see any photos you have of your finished bag.

Florence x


  1. The bag is lovely, thank you so much for sharing the pattern. I will give it a go, but I'm sure that the finished item will not be as professional as yours.

  2. well done florence... knowing how hard it can be to write instructions i am so glad you took on the challenge and i am sure your pdf will be greatly received... it is such a sweet bag shape... with love...
    ginny x

  3. Oh congratulations on getting it done in such swift time Florence! I stand back in awe at your work ethic... Now you can sit back and enjoy the holidays with the little teacakes properly.

  4. this is a really beautiful bag! your so clever! great blog

  5. this is a really beautiful bag! your so clever! great blog

  6. the bags is lovely and so are the matching accesories.

  7. Oh Florence, you've done it!! Yippie yippie yeah! And you were so quick! Congratulations! I am thrilled that I can buy your pattern now, so thank you very very much and I wish you all the luck in the world! I will buy it as soon as I am back from holidays. Greetings from Germany

  8. Thank you for your lovely comments.

    Claudia, your delight is so cheering - thank you!


  9. I can't wait to try it out! Been waiting and am so happy that you have one that has been tested over and over again. yay! Thanks a MILLION for taking so much of your time and effort to make it "commercial-friendly" :-D


  10. I finally made a Tabitha bag! I bought the pattern through the Craft Hope for Haiti shop. I just realized that the pleats look uneven in this pic, but they're not!

  11. Hi Florence,

    I just wanted to let you know I have just sent you payment for the tabitha bag pattern. I'm sitting watching the Scotland football game and pressed submit to the payment before putting a note in for what it was for!

    Sorry muchly love!




  12. Well, seeing that my name is Tabitha, this bag is totally appropriate for me! I found your blog from Sew Mama Sew! I look forward to keeping up with your blog!

  13. I found your your make up bag, I x-stiched a small floral pattern on one side on my bag, i just got my zipper done. It's do exiting what you do. I do enjoy sewing and would love to try your Tabitha Bag. Keep up the great work!


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