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I have long thought about not only using the great material as an accent but also putting it completely in the spotlight.

the bag is sewn completely without a reversible opening, but a feeding bag is still included. An accentuation with a second material is also considered. The SnapPap can be combined particularly well with synthetic leather or solid canvas fabrics.

The shopper is closed with a zip at the top and inside you can sew in a zip pocket for small items

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You need:

  • 75 x 50 cm SnapPap , e.g. SnapPap effect (platinum) or SnapPap plus (black)
  • 50 cm cotton fabric (140 cm wide)
  • 240 cm webbing (2.5 cm wide)
  • 45 x 30 cm synthetic leather or canvas
  • for canvas: 45 x 30 cm Vlieseline H 250
  • optional for thin cotton fabrics: 50 cm Vlieseline H 180 to reinforce the lining fabric
  • color-matching sewing thread
  • 37 cm endless zip (3.4 cm wide), e.g. metallized zip including slide
  • 22 cm endless zip (2.5 cm wide) including slider
  • color-matching sewing thread
  • sewing machine


Made of outer fabric 1, e.g. SnapPap Plus or SnapPap effect:

2 x pattern part A – upper outer pocket

Made of outer fabric 2, e.g. synthetic leather or canvas:

2 x pattern part B – lower outer pocket

From lining material:

2 x pattern part C – upper lining pocket
2 x pattern part D – bottom lining
2 x zipper compartment 2 x zipper end pieces

From Vlieseline H 250 (when using canvas):

2 x pattern part B – lower outer pocket

From fleece line H 180:

2 x pattern part C – upper food pocket
2 x pattern part D – lower food pocket

Transfer all markings and clips from the templates to the pattern pieces.

That’s how it works:

When sewing SnapPap, use a large stitch (length 3.5) on your sewing machine to avoid perforating the material too much.

If you use heavily fraying fabrics, first overcast the cut parts with an overlock or a zigzag stitch.

First iron the fleece line reinforcements according to the manufacturer’s instructions onto the corresponding cut parts.

Sew ground darts

Transfer the markings for the bottom darts to the left side of the fabric in the pattern B of the lower outer pocket – fold the darts on the center line and, if possible, fix them along the seam line with needles. When using synthetic leather, you fix the approach with fabric clips.

Now sew the dart from the outer edge to the tip. At the beginning you lock the seam, at the end you sew a few stitches beyond the fabric. The seam is not locked here. Cut the thread long and knot the ends several times close to the darts tip. Sew the other darts of the two pattern pieces B in the same way.

You sew the darts of the lining pocket parts in the same way.

Sew the strap from the strap and finish the outside pocket

Cut the webbing into two 120 cm pieces and place one of each on a cut part A – upper outer pocket. You can find the markings for the position on the pattern template. Make sure that the loop created above is not twisted. Sew the webbing close to 4 cm to the upper edge and in the upper area for reinforcement again a rectangle and crosswise (see seam lines on the pattern template). Sew the second webbing on the other section of the upper outer pocket as well.

Now place the cut part of the lower outer pocket right to right on the lower edge of the upper outer pocket and sew both parts together with 1 cm seam allowance.

Fold the seam allowances down to the floor and stitch them tightly from the right side of the fabric onto the lower outer pocket. You sew the second outer pocket part in the same way.

Now put the two outer pocket parts together, right to right. Make sure that the darts and the seams of the top and bottom outer pockets meet exactly. So that the places on the darts do not become too thick, fold them in opposite directions.

Now you sew the outer pocket together according to the marking with 1 cm seam allowance. Then cut the seam allowances of the SnapPap part back to 3 mm in front of the seam. On the upper edge, however, you leave 3 cm of the seam allowance (see right picture).

If you use synthetic leather for the lower outer pocket, you can also shorten the seam allowances here. I do not recommend this for canvas fabrics.

Now turn the outer pocket to the right. Some force is required due to the material properties of the SnapPap. However, be careful not to tear the closeness. You can crumple the SnapPap calmly when turning. This creates the cool used look. The SnapPap effect also gets an interesting structure.

Sew the zipper compartment

Transfer the position of the zipper to the left fabric side of a cut part for the zipper compartment and place it 4 cm from above and in the middle on a lining pocket part. Now sew a seam along the outer rectangle. The inner line and the triangles remain unstitched.

Then you cut the center line apart with a pair of hand scissors and at the ends V-shaped until just before the seam in the corners of the rectangle.

Now put the top layer of fabric (zipper compartment) through the opening and iron the opening created at the edges.

Sew the zipper tightly around the front of the opening. Use a zipper foot for this. When you get to the slider, you lower the needle, raise your foot and pull the slider past it. Now you can continue sewing. On the other hand, you do the same as just described. Cut off protruding zipper ends on the back.

Use the zipper to turn the sewn inside pocket part to the left side. Now you put the second cut part of the zipper compartment on right on right and fix it with needles. Sew the two zipper compartment parts together with 1 cm seam allowance. Make sure you don’t sew them on the inside pocket.

Sew lining pocket with zipper

Take the 37 cm long zipper and thread a slider. You also need the zipper end pieces.

Now fold one end piece in the middle and fold the two ends over to the center line, as can be seen in the picture. Now fold the end piece again at the center line from the beginning.

Now put a zipper end between the folded end piece and sew it close to the zipper.

On the other hand, you attach the second zipper end piece in the same way. The zipper is now edged on both sides with fabric. Now place it in the middle and left on right on the lining pocket part. The zipper bead and the slider point upwards.

Now lay the upper part of the lining pocket flush on it, fix all layers well with fabric clips and sew them together using the zipper foot with 1 cm seam allowance.

Now fold the food bag parts left to left and iron the edge on which the zipper is edged. Top-stitch this edge again.

Now place the open edge of the zipper on the left part of the right side of the second part of the lining pocket (right picture).

The remaining upper part of the feed bag is then fixed in place and all layers are sewn together with 1 cm seam allowance.

Fold the food bag parts left to left and iron the edge on which the zipper is bordered. Top-stitch this edge again. This is what the sewn-in zipper now looks like.

Now put the food bag parts together on the right and then fold the top edge 1 cm onto the left side of the fabric.

Fold the top edge of the outer pocket also 1 cm inwards, now insert the food pocket left to left into the outer pocket and pin the top edge together flush. Open the zipper and topstitch the top edge and connect the outer and lining pockets. The lining pocket is at the top when sewing. Sewing together is a bit tricky on the sides, so sew very slowly.

And your SnapPap Shopper “Ida” is ready!

Depending on the material used, it can appear striking or rather classically simple.

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