Compass Bag

This is an advanced bag pattern by Noodlehead.  Great for learning more advanced bag making techniques in a structured bag with hardware and zipper.  There is a small bag version and a larger bag version, plus several details can be changed to make it more complex or simpler based on your child’s skill.
Approx. Finished Dimensions: 11½” W, 13” H, 5” deep (9½” W, 11” H, 4” deep – small)

Level: For Intermediate to advanced students.
Time: 6-8 sessions


Compass Bag pattern from Noodlehead and also available at Firecracker Fabrics

Materials needed:
Requirements based on 44”-wide fabric.
Size small noted in { }.

¾ yard {½ yard} Exterior Fabric
1 ¼ yards {1 yard} Lining Fabric (includes interior pockets and pocket linings)
½ yard {½ yard} Exterior Accent Fabric (includes strap, exterior pockets)
2 ½ yards {2 yards} Fusible Woven Interfacing (Pellon SF101 – 20”-wide)
¾ yard {½ yard} Cotton Canvas (9-11oz. weight) or Fusible Fleece (Pellon 987F)
18mm magnetic snap
(2) 1”-wide d-rings
1”-wide strap slider
(2) 1”-wide swivel clasps
8” {6”} all-purpose zipper (for interior zippered pocket)
1 spool of all-purpose polyester thread

Recommended Fabrics: Cotton canvas, cotton/linen canvas, denim, home dec for exterior. Quilting cotton for lining and accent fabrics.