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The Burcham is a designer inspired crossbody bag large enough for the essentials, but small enough to wear comfortably.  It is a beginner friendly bag that will help you improve your basic bag making skills.  The final measurement of the bag is 7.5"W x 7.5"H x 3"D.


Cotton, cotton canvas, faux or genuine leather can be used to construct this bag. The bag can be made in all one fabric, or you can use a contrast fabric for the crossbody strap and strap connectors.

Waterproof canvas, cotton, linen, or other similar materials of your choice can be used for the interior lining. 


Stabilizer is needed to give the bag firmness.  Decovil Light or other similar weight stabilizer should be used to stabilize the exterior of the bag on the pieces indicated but should remain outside of your seam allowances.  Decovil Heavy, Peltex or other similar weight stabilizer can be used to stabilize the base of the bag.


If using cotton or linen for the lining, the pieces will need to be backed with woven interfacing like SF101, Wovenfuse or other similar weight interfacing.


Materials List

  • 1/2 yard of material for the exterior (if you are using vinyl, faux leather, or cork, this is 1-18” roll). If you want to use contrasting fabric, one 18” roll of accent fabric is also needed.
  • 1/2 yard of woven interfacing if you are using cotton, cotton canvas or other similar weight fabric for the exterior.
  • 1/4 yard of lining material
  • 1/4 yard of woven interfacing if using cotton, linen, or other similar fabric for the lining
  • 11” x 16” Decovil Light (or preferred) stabilizer
  • 3” x 8” Decovil Heavy (or preferred) stabilizer


Hardware List

  • 1 – #5 Zipper cut to 13”                                 
  • 2 – #5 Zipper cut to 8”                                   
  • 2 – 1” D-rings                                                
  • 2 – 1” Swivel clasps                                       
  • 1 – 1” Slide adjuster                                      
  • 1 – Zipper end
  • 2 – 12mm Rivets for strap connectors                                                           
  • 1 – ½” Swivel clasp (optional key fob)         
  • Rivets (optional for slip pockets)
  • Base coat and edge paint as indicated (optional)       


This purchase is for a PDF pattern to construct The Burcham, not a completed bag.  All pieces are cut from measurement but pattern pieces are availble fee to pattern purchasers with a coupon code included in the pattern. Due to the digital content, all sales are final.

The Burcham

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