This bundle contains the two e-books „Little Foksa“ and „Little Mynta“.
They are not just simple sewing tutorials, but more like books, with lots of tips just like the other Hansedelli ebooks. Don’t be afraid of the many pages! There are only so many, as each step is described in great detail so that you can achieve the best possible result. As an advanced sewer, you will probably only need to read the text at certain points and can otherwise sew using only the photos.
These digital sewing instructions come in English and in A4-PDF format. It uses European sewing standards and metric measurements, but inch measurements are also given. Open and print the pattern pieces/instructions using Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available as a free download. Using another PDF reader may lead to pages being shown/printed incorrectly. You will also need a printer to print the PDF-pattern which comes in A4-PDF format as well, but also fits to US-paper size.
Bag Little Foksa
These instructions contain more than 400 photos, where I show you step by step how to sew the small crossbody bag „Little Foksa“ by Hansedelli in about 6-9 hours (or about 3-4 hours for „Variation B“). This pattern is suitable for advanced sewers, but the instructions are so detailed that even a beginner, who has sewn some bags before, will have no trouble making the „Little Foksa“. Without the zip compartment (Variation B), this bag is a beginner friendly, quick sew project.
Difficulty Variation A: 3,5 of 5
Working time: about 6-9 hours
Difficulty Variation B: 2,5 of 5
Working time: about 3-4 hours
The bag Little Foksa is a small crossbody bag and measures approx. H 20cm x W 12cm (H 7 7/8″ x W 4 3/4″) and offers enough space for „the essentials“. It is also able to accommodate a small wallet, such as the „Little Mynta“.
The bag can be sewn either with a zip compartment as wallet replacement (Variation A) or as a just a mobile phone crossbody bag (Variation B).
The bag flap can be closed using a press lock, snap fastener, twist lock or other suitable bag closure. You can also add a strap to the flap or choose from the different flap shapes provided in the pattern.
For the strap you can choose between webbing, leather strap, bag chain or cord. All four options with matching strap connectors are illustrated in this ebook.
On the back of the bag Little Foksa there is a zipper pocket where coins or other small items can be safely stored.
Inside of the bag little foksa
Inside there are several compartments – including a „hidden compartment“, which is not directly accessible when opening the bag. A pen holder as well as a key holder or a mini wallet can be integrated. The accordion gussets prevent anything from falling out to the side. Small items and important things can be stowed in the zip compartment. In addition, you can choose from three variations.
Choose your flap
Here you can see the different flap shapes and a selection of possible closures. In this e-book I will show you how to attach a press lock. For more photo tutorials of bag closures click here.
You can add a decorative strap to the square flap, which creates a highlight on the flap. You should use a press lock (at least as wide as the finished strap) for this.
The flap strap can also be used with the triangular flap. Here it should be used as a functional closure in combination with a swivel hook and d-ring.
The flap strap is rather unsuitable for the „Speech bubble“ flap, as it would completely hide the tip of the bubble. A twist lock is more suitable for this.
The leaf structure of the leaf flap is created later by topstitching. Here, you can use a magnetic snap (less suitable for „Variation A“, because this snap may not be strong enough to hold the bag closed).
The fox flap will make the heart of all forest animal lovers beat faster. Choose other colors and it can be a badger, raccoon, hedgehog, etc. With this flap, it is also a nice idea to choose a snap fastener that also represents the animal‘s nose.
strap connectors and bag straps
You can choose from a variety of strap connectors and bag straps – all of these are illustrated in the ebook. If you want to make your own strap, you can find free tutorials here.
Strap connectors made of webbing can be sewn into the back or sides. Strap connectors made of real leather are attached to the side with rivets/ Chicago screws.
Make your own bag strap from webbing or leather. You may need two matching swivel hooks to attach the strap to the strap connectors.
The bag chain can be attached directly to the flap using two small eyelets.
With the cord strap, the cord is just passed through the strap connectors and knotted.
© 2021 All rights are reserved by Lisa Kienzle – Hansedelli. Transferring, exchanging, copying or publication (even in part) of these instructions is strictly prohibited. No liability is assumed for errors contained in the instructions. Do not copy this pattern, claim as your own or allow others to use it. This pattern may be used for personal and small businesses producing limited quantities only.
If you do use this pattern to produce items for sale, please include the following information: “This bag was made by using the pattern Little Foksa by Hansedelli”.
– Exterior fabric 1 in H 25cm x W 35cm (10″ x 14″) (bag body)
– Exterior fabric 2 in 15cm x 15cm (6″ x 6″) (flap)
– optional Exterior fabric 3 in 15cm x 15cm (6″ x 6″)
– Lining fabric about 1m / 1 yard („Variation B“ 50cm / 1/2 yard)
– 25cm (10″) of light weight fusible interfacing
– 25cm (10″) of medium weight fusible interfacing
– 15cm (6″) of low loft fusible fleece
– 25cm (10″) of heavy fusible stabilizer
– 15cm (6″) webbing 20-25mm (3/4″- 1″) (strap connectors)
– if necessary 2 square or d-rings 20-25mm (3/4″- 1″) wide
– Bag closure (press lock, twist lock or similar)
– about 100-130cm (40″- 50″) strap 20-25mm (3/4″- 1″) wide (e.g. webbing, leather strap, bag chain, thick cord)
– 11cm nylon coil zipper, 2.5cm wide (4 5/16″ #3) + 1 slider
– 55cm nylon coil zipper, 3cm wide (21 5/8″ #5) + 2 sliders
– 10cm elastic band about 1cm (1/2″) wide (as pen holder)
– 1 snap fastener (for divider closure)
– 1 swivel hook 20mm (3/4″) + piece of ribbon (key holder)
– 2 swivel hooks 20-25mm (3/4″- 1″) wide (for strap)
– if necessary 1 strap adjuster 20-25mm (3/4″- 1″) wide
– 2-4 rivets or Chicago screws (leather strap)
– 2 eyelets 6-8mm (1/4″- 3/8″) inner diameter (for bag chain)
Wallet Little Mynta
These instructions contain more than 350 step-by-step photos to show you how to make the wallet „Little MYNTA“ by Hansedelli.
The total sewing time is around 5-8 hours, however the amount of time required depends on the version you choose to make and your personal sewing ability. This pattern is suitable for advanced sewers. The instructions are so detailed that even a wallet-beginner, who has sewn some bags before, will have no trouble making the wallet „Little MYNTA“.
Difficulty: 3,5 of 5
Working time: about 5-8 hours
The wallet Little MYNTA is a zip-around wallet and is designed in a modern, geometrical design, such as „Crossbody bag VARA„. But you can also make the exterior without contrasting fabric as a „one-piece exterior“.
The wallet measures approx. H 10cm (4″) x W 16cm (6 5/16″) and offers enough space for the everyday things. If you are looking for a larger wallet, I recommend to choose the big „MYNTA wallet“.
The wallet Little Mynta is closed with a zipper, so that everything is safely stored. For this wallet I recommend using a non-lock slider rather than an auto-lock slider. Non-lock sliders can also be moved easily from the inside/back (without having to pull the handle).
In the course of this project I will also show you how to sew the corners of a zipper a little differently (with integrated zipper tabs).
On the back of the wallet, there is a zipper pocket where you can store coins, notes or other small items.
Wallet Little Mynta is comfortable to carry in your hand due the stable interfacing. The stabilizer is inserted at the very end, therefore turning your wallet right side out is very easy.
The inside of Little Mynta
Inside, there are 9 card slots (of which 2 can be doubled), 1 banknote compartment (fits unfolded banknotes up to a width of 15,5cm (6 1/8“) – US dollars just fit in, but they may not lie completely flat), and a large coin compartment that can be opened wide. You can also replace the coin compartment with a divider with two additional card slots if necessary and stow the coins on the outside in the zipper pocket.
Between the compartments, there is space for receipts or other notes. The accordion gussets prevent anything from falling out to the side. I also show you a nice final assembly possibility without having to twist the accordion gussets or compartments or pull them out sideways.
Important note: As lining you should use a thin cotton fabric (max. 135g/qm or 4 oz/yd2 – e.g. poplin, cotton satin, thin patchwork fabric)! Otherwise the wallet will be too thick.
Other possible uses
Wallet Little Mynta is also great as a small purse for various things. Just leave out all compartments as well as the accordion gussets and you have a pretty, quickly sewn purse. In the pattern testing, great possibilities for use have been created. For example, the „empty Little Mynta“ fits perfectly as a pouch for the external hard drive. But it also nice as a pouch for a shopping bag or as a small travel folder for passports.
© 2020 All rights are reserved by Lisa Kienzle – Hansedelli. Transferring, exchanging, copying or publication (even in part) of these instructions is strictly prohibited. No liability is assumed for errors contained in the instructions. Do not copy this pattern, claim as your own or allow others to use it. This pattern may be used for personal and small businesses producing limited quantities only.
If you do use this pattern to produce items for sale, please include the following information: “This wallet was made by using the pattern Little MYNTA by Hansedelli”.
– 2 exterior fabrics each approx. 15cm x 45cm (1/4 yard) (e.g. oilcoth, canvas, not-too-thick/stiff artificial leather, or similar) ->(or 1 exterior fabric 25cm x 22cm (1/4 yard) for „one-piece exterior“)
– lining fabric 50cm x 110cm (1/2 yard) (max. 135g/m² or 4 oz/yd²)
– Vlieseline H250 approx. 40cm (1/2 yard) (or Pellon 809)
– Decovil I approx. 20cm (1/4 yard) (heavy, fusible stabilizer)
– Vlieseline H630 10cm (1/8 yard) (or Pellon 987F)
– Vlieseline S320 approx. 15cm (1/4 yard) (or Pellon 809)
– 35.5cm Nylon coil zipper, 3-3.2cm wide (14″ #5)
– 2x 15cm Nylon coil zipper, 2.5cm wide (6″ #3)
– 2 rivets max. 6mm length or 2 eyelets in approx. 5mm diameter
Iron, wonder tape, quilting ruler or geo-triangle, hand sewing needle, wonderclips and pins, marker pen, corner/edge former, lighter, teflon foot or walking foot (for artificial leather), zipper foot, pinking scissors, „Fray Check“ if necessary