Sandra Saddle Bag

(7 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.

7 reviews for Sandra Saddle Bag

  1. erniemeg (verified owner)

    What a great pattern! I loved how easy to follow the instructions were and how well the bag turned out. Thanks for another great pattern.

    Sandra Saddle Bag
    Sandra Saddle Bag
  2. Aimee Lombard

    I used this pattern for my first attempt at a bag. It was so easy to follow! I am more of a visual learner, but found the descriptions for each step to be all I needed! Can’t wait to try another pattern!

    Sandra Saddle Bag
    Sandra Saddle Bag
  3. linneamaren (verified owner)

    I loved the shape of this, so I gave it a shot. I’m relatively new to bag making, so a couple places in the pattern I had to stop and work out in my head what I was trying to accomplish. But so long as I worked methodically through the steps and trusted the pattern, it always came out perfectly. I am IN LOVE with my ‘trial run’ Sandra! It really was an accurate pattern, and the bag is just lovely! I made mine in cottons with vinyl gusset/snap tab/strap. I already have a friend requesting a custom version for herself! I will be making more of Sandra, I’m quite sure. Yay for Swoon patterns!

  4. 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+++

  5. Reece

    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!

  6. Cecilia (verified owner)

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

  7. 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!

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