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Sandra Saddle Bag // Step-by-Step Bag Making Tutorial

I am back with another bag making video tutorial, this time for the super awesome 70's inspired, Sandra Saddle Bag by Swoon Patterns

Shiloh Satchel Bag TutorialThe Sandra Saddle Bag is fairly quick sew, once I had my pieces cut it only took me less than two hours to complete. It's rated a 2/4 on the Swoon Difficulty scale, meaning it's nice if you have experience making bags, but you don't need to be an advanced bag maker.

Purchase the Pattern

Pattern, Fabric, and Supplies Used

  • Paper Pattern - You can purchase the paper version of the Sandra Saddle Bag pattern on our website here.
  • PDF Pattern - You can purchase the PDF version of the Sandra Saddle Bag pattern at Swoon Patterns website here.
  • Leather, Hardware, Supplies, and Tools Used - I put together a collection in our online shop of all the hardware, supplies, and tools I used in the video available for sale.

The Video Tutorial

Scroll down for a clickable video Table of Contents. Sandra Saddle Bag Video Tutorial (click to see video on YouTube)

Video Table of Contents

I have created an interactive Table of Contents to help you jump to any specific section you want to watch. The video sections are all based on the steps in the pattern, so it will be helpful to have the Sandra Saddle Bag pattern with you as you go through the video. 

The Finished Bags

While working on this tutorial I made two different Sandra Saddle Bags, here they are, finished and looking pretty!

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Happy Sewing,


Alyssa Lichner

Alyssa Lichner

Creator of Pile O' Fabric

Alyssa Lichner is a graphic designer turned avid sewist. She writes modern quilting tutorials and shares techniques and inspiration on her blog, Pile O’ Fabric. Alyssa has a passion for exploring different techniques and applying them to modern designs. She is thankful to have the opportunity to share these techniques, through her tutorials, patterns, and classes with quilters around the world. She always encourages her readers and students to challenge themselves to try new things and to approach quilting with a fearless attitude.