This is an 13 page digital PDF pattern meant to guide you through creating a leather vintage looking shoulder bag resembling a reel to reel tape player as shown in the pictures. I grew up listening to one of these as my dad was a music enthusiast back in the 80's, so this project started out of pure nostalgia.
Video tutorial: https://youtu.be/lJ7Wq1GLKoA
- The bag measures about 300 x 300 x 110 mm ( ~12 x 12 x 4 inches ) and has three outside pockets and a main compartment.
- You will need two 30 mm D-rings and three zippers, one at least 300 mm ( ~12 inches ) in length and two more of at least 240mm ( 9.5 inches ) in length.
- Also make sure a fastening snap or a head ball stud is at hand for the lower pocket that closes using any of such accessories.
- I used thicker 2 mm ( 5-6 oz ) leather for some parts and thinner 1.5 mm( 3 - 4 oz ) for some others. You will find their the thinner parts marked with their weight on the pattern.
- For crafting the strap you will need 6 rivets and a 30 mm buckle.
- You may use whatever tool you have at hand for punching out the stitching holes but should you happen to have access to a Craftool 3 mm punching chisel set, it would considerably lower the amount of work as many of the holes are spaced to be punched with such tools. You may google ‘Tandy 88045-6’ for more information.
⚠️ Note that you will not be able to use this file for CNC or laser cutting as it does not contain XML data.
💡You may print this pattern on any of the following paper types: US Letter, A4-A0, Legal and Ledger / Tabloid by selecting the US_Letter format from your printing options.
💡 To access your digital file(s), go to You > Purchases and reviews and look for the order. To the right of the order, click Download Files. This goes to the Downloads page for all the files attached to your order.
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Aug 25, 2022
Really nice pattern & a beautiful bag :) love it - the bag is amazing- easy to follow tutorial and video. Thanks for sharing your fantastic ideas and pattern
Aug 17, 2022
Jul 21, 2022
Not made it yet but love the patterns.thanks.
Jul 15, 2022
Jun 28, 2022
Love, LOVE this pattern! It's a fun retro design that I can't wait to make! Thank you!