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Lowarn – PDF Sewing Pattern

THIS LISTING IS FOR A DIGITAL PATTERN in English which will be emailed to you immediately after purchase.

What’s included?

  • Digital PDF file with 23 pages of photo instructions showing how to sew your bag
  • Handy cutting chart and pattern pieces to print at home
  • A full video tutorial available on my YouTube channel
  • Instant download after purchase
  • All measurements are imperial (inches)

Skill level:

Advanced with pockets/Intermediate without pockets.


PDF files for your personal use only. You can make bags using this pattern on a home-based production scale.

Ready to learn some new skills? Grab a copy of the pattern!


(6 customer reviews)

Full Video Tutorial

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.

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.


For the exterior fabric I recommend cotton, canvas, cork, vinyl or leather. If using cork, vinyl or leather, omit the woven \\interfacing. Your chosen fabrics should be suitable for the capabilities of your sewing machine and your sewing experience. If using a basic domestic sewing machine, I recommend using cotton or a thin canvas. For the lining fabric I recommend quilting cotton or light weight (300 denier) waterproof canvas. If using waterproof canvas, omit the interfacing.

Finished size:

6 1/2″ high x 12″ wide x 5″ deep

Bag Features:

  • Unique barrel bag
  • Two versions to try
  • Cute size pockets

Selling bags:

You can sell bags made from this design on a home-based production scale.


Immediately after purchase, you will receive the following files:

  • Letter paper file – the full pattern including pattern pieces for printing at home in the USA & Canada
  • A4 paper file – the full pattern including pattern pieces for printing at home outside the USA & Canada
  • A0 file – for print shop and projector use only
  • SVG files – for use with cutting machines such as Cricut or Cameo

This is NOT a finished bag. This is a digital sewing pattern to download and print at home to help you create your own bag. This digital file is for your personal use and that of your family only and is not to be shared or reproduced. See full terms and conditions.


Acrylic templates are available to purchase from:

Hardware Kits:

UK customers can purchase kits from me

Canadian customers can purchases kits from Blueberry Quilt Patch

Australian customers can purchase kits from Online Bag Supplies AU


For printing at home, please use the letter paper file if you’re in the USA or Canada, or the A4 file for everywhere else. The A0 file is for projector and print shop use only and is not compatible with a standard home printer.  This pattern does not include SVG files for use on cutting machines.

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

This sewing pattern is written using imperial (inches).

Included in the photos are bags made by our pattern testers. Please be aware that some of the testers have made small modifications to their bags. Instructions for these modifications are not included in the pattern but are simply there to provide ideas on how you could adapt the pattern if you want to.


Required Supplies:

  • 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)


  • 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
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


As this is an electronic product, we 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.

Downloads are limited to 10 per file as a precaution to stop bots from sharing download links. If you need your download limit refreshed, please email us and we’ll be happy to sort it for you.
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When you purchase access to Digital Products you are purchasing a non-transferable, non-exclusive right to access the information for your personal use only. You may not publish or share the digital products or your login details with anyone else.  The copyright for this pattern belongs to Country Cow Designs Ltd. It is therefore illegal to reproduce or share the pattern with others, or claim it as your own design. This includes using the pattern to teach classes or for any other commercial use. If you wish to use one of our patterns to teach a class, you must contact us for consent first and each student/attendee must purchase their own personal copy of the pattern.


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.

6 reviews for Lowarn – PDF Sewing Pattern

  1. Tracey Warren Verified Owner

    I love this pattern it was easy to follow video tutorials available both very explanatory thank you

  2. Shopping Directory

    Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to say that I have really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. In any case I will be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again soon!

  3. Charlene Carson-Brown Verified Owner

    This bag is amazing so cute and I love that it can be worth or without side pockets. The instructions are so clear and easy to follow. I used vinyl for the first time with this bag and it still turned out amazing. Thank you for an amazing pattern.

  4. Caroline Joseph Verified Owner

    Absolutely adore this pattern. The instructions are clear and concise, and the tutorial video is extremely useful. I’ve made several and everyone loves them.

  5. SharonUK Verified Owner

    I did the sew-along for this bag and managed to achieve a creditable result thanks to the detailed instructions. It’s an unusual design, I think it would be good for use as a knitting bag for example. My domestic machine struggled with the final step of binding the seam allowances through all the layers and the result is pretty unsightly but that’s all hidden inside the bag interior. I didn’t try the zippered end pockets but they look like they would be useful. The bag size is fairly small, I would be interested to try scaling the bag up by say 25%.

  6. 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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