Bag.uettes - Zero Waste Wave Bag - PDF Pattern
Please note: This is a Digital Sewing Pattern, not a Physical Paper Pattern. This PDF pattern is a digital download that must be printed at home or at a copy shop. You will receive an email with a link to download the pattern, which will give you several printing options.
Each bag is constructed from a single rectangular piece of fabric without producing any scraps or waste in the process.
The ZWWave, or Zero Waste Wave bag, is for carrying your favorite things: for keeping them safe and for showing them off.
The bag comes in three sizes and styles. Small is a handheld bag with one handle for a special bottle. Medium is an over-the-shoulder tote with your choice of a rectangular or circular strap detail. Large is an over-the-shoulder or cross-body yoga mat carrier.
Level: The pattern is suitable for Advanced Beginners and up.
The pattern contains cutting layouts with all the dimensions you need to make your own ZWWave but if you’d like to get a head start on knowing yardage/meterage, here are the dimensions of each size’s rectangle:
-Small: 9”/22.5cm x 20”/50cm
-Medium: 15.5”/39cm x 30”/76cm
-Large: 14.25”/36cm x 48”/122cm
The pattern was designed for medium to heavy weight woven fabrics, which are identical on front and back. Cotton canvas or a similar fabric e.g. waxed canvas, oilskin, twill, half panama, etc. work well. In terms of weight, these fabrics are generally around 8-10oz / 270-340 g/m2. However, experimenting is possible:
-Heavier weight fabrics will add more structure but might be harder to work with around the wave curve.
-Lighter weight fabrics will be easier to work with around the wave curve but will be less structural.
-Fabrics that are different each side (prints, or even leather, etc). are possible to work with but might not be zero waste in the end.
-Scraps would be fun to use and reduce waste: arguably better than zero waste!
-Instructions full of diagrams & text guiding you through the process of making your own ZWWave bag
-Pattern piece (1-page, Letter/A4, print-at-home friendly!) with 14 wave sizes so you can easily size up or down