Lowarn – PDF Sewing Pattern

A PDF digital sewing pattern in English. You’ll receive download links by email immediately after purchase.

This unique barrel bag is almost like two patterns in one. Instructions are included to make it with the side pockets, or without. This pattern is a great opportunity to improve your skills working with curves, zips and binding. There’s a detachable crossbody strap that connects to the rectangle rings and two size options for handles. You’ll love this sewing project and at the end you’ll have an incredibly unique bag that’s perfect for everyday use.

An additional short video is available showing how to add D-ring connectors to the end panels if you want to make just a crossbody strap and no handles, as shown on the grey, no pockets bag in the photos. The pattern calls for Decovil light for stabiliser. However, many of the testers used other stabilisers instead. Please see below for full details on each tester bag. The pattern does NOT include instructions for rolled handles. However, my Vekza pattern does include this option if you’re looking for an opportunity to try rolled handles.

Full video tutorial

Hardware Kits:

UK customers can purchase kits from me

Canadian customers can purchases kits from Blueberry Quilt Patch

American customers can purchase kits from Siahswag

Australian customers can purchase kits from Online Bag Supplies AU

Finished size: 6 1/2″ high x 12″ wide x 5″ deep

Skill level: Advanced with pockets/Intermediate without pockets

I’m happy for you to sell bags made from this design on a home-based production scale.


(1 customer review)

This is a PDF bag pattern in English available for instant download. See the “DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS” page for details on how to download your pattern after purchase.

I would recommend this as an advanced pattern if you’re making the side pockets or an intermediate without pockets.

The pattern includes step by step photo instructions to guide you through the process of making this bag. There’s also a full video tutorial that you can watch alongside the pattern. Check out the beautiful tester bags for fabric ideas and inspiration.

Full video tutorial

Hardware Kit

Acrylic Templates

Notions required:

  • 40″ No.5 zipper tape & 4 zipper pulls
  • 4 x 3/4″ or 1″ Rectangle rings
  • 2 x 1″ Swivel clasps
  • 1 x 1″ Slider
  • 1 x Slim magnetic snap (5/8″/18mm)
  • 8 x Medium rivets (8mm) *optional

Fabric required:

  • 1/2yd Exterior fabric (54″ width)
  • 1/2yd Lining fabric, cotton or canvas (44″ width)
  • 1/4yd Medium woven interfacing – SF101/Wovenfuse/G700 (35″ width)
  • 1/2yd Medium non-woven interfacing – F220/808 Craft Fuse (35″ width)
  • 1/3yd Decovil light (36″ width)
  • 5″ x 10″ Ultra firm stabiliser (Peltex 71F/S520/Decovil Heavy)

As this is an electronic product, I cannot process refunds or returns as it cannot be returned once delivered. This pattern, once purchased, is not to be shared or reproduced in any way.

Got a question? Check the FAQs page, or email me at [email protected]



Tester bags information and alterations away from the pattern:
Barabooboo Designs – Tula Pink roses & Alice, small handles, with pockets, used foam stabiliser as well as Decovil light
Lakeside Saks – patterned cork, large handles, all cork, with pockets, used Decovil Light
M Graham Sews – Tula Pink roses, large handles, with pockets, used foam stabiliser instead of Decovil light
Turtle Trax Too – red and cork and multi-colour, large handles, with pockets, used foam stabiliser instead of Decovil light
BedHogShop – colourful shapes, small handles, no pockets, used Decovil Light
Chera Phipody – Tula Pink mono peackocks, small handles, no pockets
Genycartes Handmade – floral & grey, small handles, no pockets
Haznida Aiman – mustard leather, no pockets, changed to rolled handles (not in the pattern)
Sewful Creations – fresh princess, no pockets, Decovil light, changed to rolled handles (not in the pattern)
Sewful Creations – brown vinyl, with pockets, large handles, Decovil light
Dreamscape studio – orange, with pockets, small handle, Bouncyfirm stabiliser
Country Cow Designs – cream bees, large handles, with pockets, Decovil light
Country Cow Designs – yellow rifle paper co, small handles, no pockets, Decovil light
Country Cow Designs – grey floral, large handles, with pockets, Decovil light
Country Cow Designs – rainbow, short handles, with pockets, Decovil light
Country Cow Designs – grey mountains, no pockets, no handles, added side D-rings (not in the written pattern), foam stabiliser and Decovil light


To make this bag you’ll need to use various tools/equipment. You should only use tools that are well maintained and that you are competent at using. I recommend reading and following the safety instructions provided by the manufacturer of each tool. This pattern does not include safety precautions for the use of tools, so you are responsible for the safe use of any tools you use. If in doubt, seek guidance from an experienced professional of the tools you are using or contact the manufacturer directly. You are responsible for ensuring that you have a safe and suitable working environment. The instructions in this pattern are suggestions only and you are responsible for ensuring that you can carry out the suggestions safely without causing injury or harm to yourself or others. You are also responsible for ensuring that your sewing machine and other equipment are capable of carrying out the suggestions. I cannot be held accountable for damage caused because the tools used are unsuitable.

1 review for Lowarn – PDF Sewing Pattern

  1. sfield277 Verified Owner

    I love the versatility of the Lowarn and that you can make it as complex as you want to. I made mine with short handles and without pockets. I thoroughly enjoyed following the instructions and the challenge of a different shape of bag. Brilliant – thank you.

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