Hands-Free Asymmetrical Bag PDF Pattern available!

Here we are: today is the big day! I’m releasing today my most ambitious project (by now): it’s a bag!

Serger Pepper - Hands-Free Asymmetrical Bag PDF pattern4

Source: Hands-Free Asymmetrical Bag via MammaNene on Craftsy (affiliate link)

Not a simple bag… a bag that every mom will want, because she needs it: it’s the Hands-Free Asymmetrical Bag PDF pattern, a practical bag with a fashionable touch!


It’s not for every sewist level: it’s an intermediate task, not exactly for beginners (also if some of my testers from The Crew made it as a first bag-making project: fearless girls, you Rock!).

I’m planning to add some more testers before the end of May… are you interested? Let me know!

Serger Pepper - Hands-Free Asymmetrical Bag PDF pattern
It’s the better gift you could ever imagine for a new mom (… and for a not that new too!): so many pockets inside (and outside and in between…): with elastic or zipper!

Serger Pepper - Hands-Free Asymmetrical Bag PDF pattern

Piping is an option you will want to add, but consider using a trim instead!   I love the colorblocked version too, with a scrapbuster side-effect!

Serger Pepper - Hands-Free Asymmetrical Bag PDF pattern

Arrow-shaped details in straps, with optional piping there too, that add this je-ne-sais-quoi… to the whole bag, with a peaking lining!

Serger Pepper - Hands-Free Asymmetrical Bag PDF pattern
Refashioning tips are included: I’ve used old bed sheets for the inside and jeans and a corduroy button-up old man’s shirt for the outside!

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  1. Rachel May 1, 2014 at 19:21 - Reply

    This is an adorable purse! it looks like a great size and love all the pockets, plus the unique style of the front flap. If you need more testers, I’d love to try it out.

    • Mamma Nene May 4, 2014 at 08:54 - Reply

      Thanks Rachel!
      I’ve sent you an e-mail for answering your request… let me know what you think about iyìt!
      PS: I love your creations <3

  2. Pam @Threading My Way May 2, 2014 at 03:22 - Reply

    You can’t have too many pockets in a bag. A great design, Irene!!! The curved shapes on the front flap look fabulous. Sorry I didn’t have the time to help with this one.

    • Mamma Nene May 5, 2014 at 22:33 - Reply

      Thanks Pam for liking it! I thought it was fun having this asymmetrical shape 🙂
      And you’re right: never too many pockets… I use them all!

  3. Mawae Copeland May 3, 2014 at 16:46 - Reply

    This purse is very versatile and lets you be creative. This is a patter I will use over and over again but no two will look alike.

    • Mamma Nene May 5, 2014 at 22:46 - Reply

      Thanks Mawae! Can’t wait to see your new version! I love your first one… so “aloha” style to me, that I live between cold mountains

  4. Theresa May 17, 2014 at 03:45 - Reply

    Thanks for the feature!
    I have been stopped so many times with people asking me where I bought my bag. (That’s a huge compliment in my book!) The tech taking me labs kept staring and staring. Finally she asked, “did you make this bag?” After I told her yes, she told me she could tell because she never sees quality like that anymore. Score!
    Thank you for the awesome pattern!!

  5. Evie May 17, 2014 at 11:51 - Reply

    They are all so sweet!
    You made stunning pattern Irene!
    best wishes 🙂 xxx

  6. […] una delle testers della cara Irene di Serger Pepper‘s per il suo ultimo cartamodello, la hands-free asymmetrical bag. Erano quasi cinque anni che usavo questa mochila colombiana e cominciava a cadere a pezzi. Poi la […]

  7. […] excited to be one of the testers of my friend Irene from Serger Pepper‘s latest pattern, the hands-free asymmetrical bag. I’ve been using this Colombian mochila for nearly five years and it’s starting to fall […]

  8. sewing4sofia.com May 26, 2014 at 15:06 - Reply

    Irene this is super sweet!!!! absolutely love it!!!

    • Mamma Nene May 29, 2014 at 13:34 - Reply

      Thanks Evie 🙂
      I’ve had it in my head for a while and now that I’ve been able to complete it I’m pretty satisfied from the result!

  9. Sara Soares May 26, 2014 at 16:21 - Reply

    Hi Irene! I was so happy to know that I was the first client on your Etsy shop! And thank you for visiting my blog! I already knew your blog and I love it!! Thanks for all your freebies and tips.

    • Mamma Nene May 29, 2014 at 13:43 - Reply

      Thank you Sara 🙂
      You’ve been my first customer there and, as you know, you’ll never forget your first one LOL
      I love your blog and I’m writing you a pm right now…
      See you there!

  10. cucicucicoo May 27, 2014 at 13:41 - Reply

    I’m not sure if I’m commenting in the right place because right now I’m seeing your website all wonky! 🙁 But I love your take on these two techniques! Like I already said to you, and also wrote at Mammabook, I just love those little hearts floating up to the sky (or growing like love-ly vines and plants from the ground), how to made the heart shape, and the contrasting strap colors. Wonderful work, Irene! 🙂 Lisa

    • Mamma Nene May 27, 2014 at 14:18 - Reply

      It should be fixed now, at least the comments part… I had to change two rows of php code 😉

  11. […] can find my Hands-Free Bags here, one round of tester’s versions here, the other round […]

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