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Cooper Bag

2003

Intermediate

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Beginner

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Advanced

Advanced sewing patterns require great precision and time investment. You'll find tailored pieces in this category with elevated details like bound buttonholes and welt pockets.

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  • Fabric & Supplies

    Canvas, waxed canvas, cotton twill, denim, heavy ticking.

    Nylon twill, nylon ripstop, cotton ripstop, light- to medium-weight waterproof fabric.

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    Supplies: Awl, fabric glue, mallet. All versions: four 1/4" jiffy rivets, two 3/4" magnetic snaps. Version 1: Two yards of 1 1/2" wide cotton webbing, two metal slides with 1 1/2" wide openings. Version 2: 2 3/4-yards of 1 1/2" wide cotton webbing, four metal slides with 1 1/2" wide openings. Version 3: Three inches of 3/4" wide sew-on hook and loop tape, such as Velcro, two 2 1/2" lobster clips, two 1/2" wide metal D-rings.

    Refer to size chart for amount of fabric needed for your size.

  • Sizing & Fit

    Our Misses patterns are drafted for a C cup and our Curvy patterns are drafted for DD. Both are drafted for a height of 5'8" (172 cm).

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