Featuring fabrics from the
Grease collection by Paramount Pictures
Finished bag size: 15” wide x 12 ½” high
Design by Joyce Cronkhite for Clothworks
Grease Featuring fabrics from the Grease collection by Paramount Pictures for Clothworks Not For resale
Materials Prior to starting this project, please check our web site for any updates to this pattern: www.clothworkstextiles.com
Yardages based on 42” wide fabric
Fabric A – 1-3/8 yd Bag Front and Back (sew with 1/2” seam allowance unless otherwise stated)
1 – Bag Front
1 – Bag Back 1. Sandwich the 2 pieces of batting between the wrong sides of the bag back and an interlining
1 – Pocket Front piece. Right sides should be facing out. Pin in place and quilt as desired.
1 – Pocket Front Lining 2. Sandwich 1 piece of batting between the bag front and an interlining piece. Right sides
1 – Flap Lining should be facing out. Pin in place and baste stitch together.
2 – Straps–cut on the lengthwise grain of
fabric; 1 – 5” x 45”, 1 – 5” x 10-½” Front Zipper Pocket
4 – 2” x 2”
1. Finish off both ends of the zipper. Using a zigzag stitch and the feed dog position down,
2 – 1-½” x 18” strips
stitch a securing thread across the zipper on both ends. The two secured stitches should
be 15-½” apart. Make sure the zipper pull is between the two secured stitched ends. Trim
Fabric B – 7/8 yd
zipper to 3/8” away from the secured stitching (Figure 1).
1 – Flap Front Top
1 – Flap Front Bottom trim to 3/8”
stitch 1/2” from raw edge
2 – Bag Lining 15-1/2”
Fabric C – 1/8 yd
1 – Center Band on Flap Front
Figure 1 Figure 2
Muslin – ½ yd 2. Next sandwich one end of the zipper between two 2” x 2” pieces of fabric, right sides
2 – Bag Front and Back Interlining together (Figure 2). Stitch across the zipper ½” from the raw ends. Press both pieces of fabric
away from zipper. Repeat on the other end of zipper. Trim off the excess length of fabric
Interfacing 1-3/8 yd from end to end to measure 18”. Make sure that the zipper is centered between the two
2 – Straps; 1 – 5” x 45”, 1 – 5” x 10-½” fabric ends.
3. Sandwich one long edge of the zipper between the right sides of the 1-½” x 18” strips of
Batting – Crib Size fabric. Pin them together and stitch 3/8” from the edge. Press both pieces of fabric away from
2 – Bag Back the zipper. Top stitch 3/8” from seam (Figure 3).
1 – Bag Front
1 – Pocket zipper sandwiched between 2 fabrics top stitch
1 – Pocket Flap
2 – straps (cut later)
1 – Purchased Buckle and Grommets
4. Place the pocket front on the other edge of the zipper, right side facing the right side of the
1 – 16” Zipper (can be larger) zipper. Place the pocket front lining on the other side of the zipper. Right sides of both pocket
front and lining should be facing each other with the zipper sandwiched between them. Pin
in place and stitch 3/8” from the edge. Press both pieces of fabric away from the zipper.
Wrong sides of fabrics will be together. Put 1 piece of batting between these two pieces of
pocket fabric. Make sure the batting overlaps the zipper on the inside. Pin in place and top
stitch 3/8” from the seam. Be sure to catch the batting in this stitching. Quilt the pocket as
5. To ease the top and bottom edge of pocket front, machine baste ½” from raw edges. Leave a
thread tail on both ends of stitching.
6. Place the lining side of pocket front next to the right side of bag front. Pin sides in place
and baste stitch together. The pocket front will be slightly bigger than the bag front. Pull up
bobbin threads on the top and bottom of the pocket front to ease in fullness. Baste, adjusting
ease evenly. Stitch.
While every attempt has been made
to give accurate measurements,
yardage requirements, and construction
directions, this does not allow for 1. Iron or baste interfacing to wrong side of the 5” x 45” and the 5” x 10-½” pieces of fabric.
personal variations in measuring, 2. Fold both pieces in half lengthwise, wrong sides together and press (Figure 4). Fold raw edges
cutting and/or sewing. Clothworks is not
responsible for printing errors.
to the inside so that the finished width of the strap is 1-½” wide or the necessary width for the
buckle. On the longer strap one end will need to be finished. To do this, unfold the first fold
wrong side right side
so that the fabric folds right sides together. From the middle folded edge to the outer folded
edges stitch to form a pointed end. (Figure 5). Turn right side out. Insert a piece of batting Figure 4
between the folded edges of both straps and topstitch 1/8” on all edges.
3. Attach buckle to the short strap. Stitch an oval shaped small zigzag stitch 1-¾” from one end
(Figure 6). Cut open. This will be the area to attach to the buckle. Push the buckle point
through the stitched oval and fold the strap end over the bar, covering the buckle metal trim
bars. Stitch through both thicknesses of the strap as close to the buckle as you can get. Trim
excess fabric from stitched line on the back side and use a small zigzag stitch through all first fold
thicknesses to finish off the raw edge of fabric by the buckle (Figure 7). stitch
4. To make the buckle holes place grommets 2” apart on the finished end of the longer strap.
Put on as many grommets as you like.
1. Stitch together the front flap with a 1/4” seam allowance, stitching the flap top to the center
band; then the flap bottom to the other side of the center band. Use this as a pattern to cut
the lining piece of the flap and the batting for the flap. Place right sides of the flap front and
flap lining together. Place the batting on the outside of the front flap. Pin all 3 layers in place
and stitch with 1/2” seam allowance on the curved edge. Leave the straight edge open. Trim
stitching and turn right sides out. Press.
1. With right sides together, pin and stitch the lining pieces along the side and bottom edges.
Stitch again 1/16” from the first stitching line. Trim.
2. To make the pleat in the bottom of the lining, fold the bottom corner so that the side seam
is open and the center of the bottom is directly beneath the side seam. Right sides of fabric
should be together.
3. Mark a line perpendicular to the side seam and 3/4” wide on each side of the side seam.
Stitch along the marked line. Stitch again 1/8” from the first stitching line. Trim. Repeat for
the other bottom corner. Press all seams (Figure 8).
1. With right sides together, pin the bag front to the bag back. Stitch along the sides and
bottom of bag. Stitch again 1/16” from the first stitching line. Trim.
2. To make the pleat in the bottom of the bag follow Lining steps 2 & 3. Figure 8
3. Turn bag right side out and press seams.
4. Pin and stitch the bag flap to the bag back. The right side of the bag flap should be facing the
right side of the bag back. Center the flap between the side seams. Stitch in place (Figure 9).
5. Attach the straps to the side of the bag. The top side (vs underside) of the straps should be
facing the right side of the bag. Place the straps right next to the bag flap (Figure 10). The
straps will be on the side seams of the bag. The side seams should be approximately in the
middle of each strap.
6. Turn bag inside out.
7. With right sides together, pin the top edge of the lining to the top edge of the bag. Be sure Figure 9
to keep the straps and flap against the purse. Stitch around the top edge leaving 7” open on
the bag back. You will need this open in order to turn the bag right side out. Stitch a second
time around 1/8” from the first stitching line. Turn bag right side out by pulling the bag
through the 7” opening. Push out the corners of the bag and lining. Turn the seam allowance
on the opening to the inside and stitch together by hand with matching thread.
8. Finish the top edge of the bag by topstitching 1/4” from the edge through all thicknesses. flap
Fabric A Dimensions
18” 17-1/2” 17-1/2”
13” Pocket Bag front, back
front front & interlining
5” x 45” strip
16-1/2” Bag lining
Flap 5” x 10-1/2”
LOF (length of fabric) Selvage Edge
Lengthwise of Grain
2=1-1/2 x 18” strips Flap Top
* cut this piece after the Front ﬂap
is pieced and use it as a pattern.
16-1/2” 2-1/2” Center Band-Flap Top
Fabric B 16-1/2” Flap Bottom
(tapered) Flap bottom
Fabric C 17-1/2” 13”
2-1/2” x 16-1/2” strip
1/8 yd Bag Back
WOF (width of fabric ~ 42”)
* wait to cut these
construction of bag