Sandra Saddle Bag

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)


Sandra is a 70’s inspired saddle bag sewing pattern featuring an exterior slip pocket with dart tucks for extra room and an interior zippered pocket. She is easy to carry with an adjustable long crossbody strap. Instructions are included for both non-fraying vinyl or woven fabric. A magnetic snap closure is sewn into the bottom seam to flip up and attach to the exterior of the flap, keeping your belongings secure and the bag easy to open and close.




9″ wide, 9.5″ tall, 3.75″ deep


  • 1/2 yard 44” wide woven quilting weight or vinyl exterior fabric
    (2/3 yard for directional fabric or 1 yard if using exterior fabric for the Strap)
  • 1 yard 44” wide quilting weight lining fabric
  • 2 yards fusible midweight interfacing (Pellon Craftfuse 808)
  • 1/2 yard 45” wide fusible fleece interfacing (Pellon Thermolam TP971F)
    (For a more structured bag, you can use foam interfacing instead)
  • Scrap (5” x 5”) of fusible stabilizer (Pellon Peltex 71F) (for woven only)
  • One 1” strap slide and two 1” rectangle rings
  • One 6” (or longer) all-purpose zipper
  • One thin magnetic snap
  • Coordinating thread
  • Fabric clips (Binder Clips, Wonder Clips) (Optional)
  • Fabric glue (Beacon Fabri-tac) (Optional)
You should already be somewhat familiar with sewing patterns and common sewing terms.

You MAY sell bags you make with this pattern.

4 reviews for Sandra Saddle Bag

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Patsy (verified owner)

    This pattern lends itself to so much creativity! You can stick with quilting cottons or incorporate a soft vinyl into the mix. It’s an easy & fun bag to make! I made 3 this week with 3 different “themes”. Bright & colorful, mustache, and Tula Pink Fox Field. The slip pocket & inside zipper pocket give you lots of extra room to put your necessities. The strap options (whether you use vinyl or cotton) are nice so that you have choices.
    Directions are extremely easy to follow! Be sure you don’t use steam when applying your interfacing. That allows the main part of the purse to lay smoothly. If they do get bumpy, just go over them with a dry iron. Ask me how I know! I will continue to make this pattern! Thanks Alicia!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cecilia (verified owner)

    Easy to follow pattern, turns out as shown. Lots of space for carrying everything you need for the day!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    I really enjoyed making this bag! I love the unique twists on the classic saddle bag. I found the instructions easy to follow and the outcome is a gorgeous bag!

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    cindy stouten

    Great pattern! Easy to follow instructions and I like the fact that pictures are included don e Im more of a visual person. My final product look like the photos from the maker which I fond doesnt always happen with other designers. A+++

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