Sew PDF Special: Needle and Anchor’s Ocean Tide Bag

This last week I got to sew up a pattern for the Sew PDF group which I have missed sitting out on and it just so happens, it is the perfect gift for my niece!

The Ocean Tide Bag is a quick sew for someone new to bag making!

I have never worked with Needle and Anchor Patterns before. So I took a quick look at their website and decided yes, I really want to make this bag! I really like that not only is the business Woman Owned but it is also Veteran owned and loved the fact that Carissa MacNaught comes from a pattern testing background and has an actual testing team to ensure that her patterns are the best they can be. So on to the sew…

This pattern includes:

Finished Dimensions: Low Tide (small) – 17 3/4″W x 18½”H x 2″D / High Tide (large) – 22″W x 23 1/4″H x 2″D

  • Low Tide {Small}- 17 3/4″w x18 1/2″H x 2″D
  • High Tide {Large}- 22″W x 23 1/4″H x 2″D

Difficulty Level: Confident Beginner – there is a video available to watch, courtesy of SIASWAG

Recommended Fabric: exterior – pliable canvas, pliable vinyl/faux leather. lining – quilting cotton or pliable canvas. Vinyl, cork or canvas for the contrast unless using leather strapping. Some canvases may need woven interfacing to hang correctly.

• ALL / FULL Sized Pattern pieces

• a Cutting List (to use instead of the included rectangular pattern pieces – to save the trees!)

• colorful and clear diagrams for most steps

• small Notes section on every couple of pages

• an A0 copy-shop file

• Layers to conveniently print certain multi-sized pieces

• Labels to keep track of your cut pieces

I really like the large body of the bag, which will allow my niece to put her iPad, plus the random text book in the bag if she would like.

I had never worked with rivets so that was a new experience. I did struggle with the size of the rivets I chose, so next time I will pick a slightly larger version.

I really like how the pattern is set up, I think it will make it really easy for new sewists to embrace sewing a bag. I also love the hardware that is used and find that it gives the bag just a bit of extra style. I look forward to making a few more and thinking I might need to make me a leather version. I also have found a few other bags I am excited to try out!

This pattern is on sale via my Sew PDF Link for the next week!

And a special thank you to my Sweet Pea for helping me out by providing photos that were not just flatlays!

Sweet Pea holds the bag in both hands straight out to the camera with a smile on her face
Sweet Pea stands at a side view with the bag on her shoulder with her hands clasped to the front of her body.
Sweet Pea reaches down to open the bag on her shoulder
Sweet Pea inspects the bag’s hardware

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