Sizes and Dimensions

Shoulder bags are made with cotton or cotton/polyester blend fabric.

All bags are machine washable.

Note: all measurements below are approximations and may vary from bag to bag.


Basic Shoulder Bag (regular size)

Purse diagram 112 inches wide
length of entire bag with regular size straps: 27-28 inches
length of main part of bag (main inside pocket) 11 inches
one pocket is 7-1/2 inches long
one pocket is 8 inches long
pockets are each 6 inches wide on each side

comes with or without zipper (just inside central pocket)

length of entire bag with extra long straps: 39 inches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


tn_16-inch-red-plaid216-inch wide bag

16 inches wide
length of entire bag with regular size straps: 25-26 inches
length of main part of bag (main inside pocket) 11 inches
one pocket is 7-1/2 inches long
one pocket is 8 inches long
pockets are each 8  inches wide on each side

comes with or without zipper (just inside central pocket)

length of entire bag with extra long straps: 35-37 inches

 

 

 


12-LARGE

Large bag

12 inches wide
length of entire bag with regular size straps: 33 inches
length of main part of bag (main inside pocket) 17 inches
one pocket is 7-1/2 inches long
one pocket is 8 inches long
pockets are each 6 inches wide on each side

comes with or without zipper (just inside central pocket)

also available with extra long straps

 

 
 

 
 


 
Comparisons

4bags

Large bag (12 inches wide), 12 inch bag with long straps, 12 inch bag with regular straps, 16 inch bag with regular straps

 

2 bags

12 inch bag next to 16 inch bag

 

long straps

12 inch bag with long straps


Backpack/shoulder bag

backpack-front

This bag has straps on the back and can be used as a backpack. It also has a strap on the top and can be carried as a shoulder bag. The size is approximately 14 inches high, 14 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. There is a pocket on the front.

backpack-back
 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 


Small tote bag

Small tote bag

Small tote bag

This tote bag stands up by itself and is 10 inches wide and 16 inches long.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Zippered Travel Case

Travel pack, zippered

Travel pack, zippered

This zippered travel case measures approximately 7.5 inches long, 6.5 inches wide, and 4 inches deep.
 

 

 

 

 


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Why shoulder bags?

Hi, I'm Joan Marie Verba and I sew the shoulder bags you see on the page. I started using these because I found that whenever I purchased a purse, it would not be long before the purse became stained or dirty, or something spilled on it. Then I'd either have to try to clean it, or I'd have to throw it away. After throwing away a lot of purses, I decided that I needed a purse that I could simply wash when either the inside or outside was dirty. That's when I started using these, which are machine washable. They're durable, roomy, comfortable to wear, and have a lot of pockets. I believe you'll find them as useful as I have.

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Video showing Joan cutting the fabric

Sewing the pockets

Ironing the pockets

Ironing the seams

Sewing the lining

Sewing the pockets to the main bag

Sewing the base of the bag

Sewing the lining to the main bag

Finishing the Bag