Blue Calla — The Boronia Bowler Bag


The Boronia Bowler bag is a medium sized bag to be carried as a handbag or cross body thanks to the removable cross body strap.

It features some vinyl accents on the bottom and double straps. The double pull zipper allows the bag to open very wide as it comes down all the way on both sides. On the inside, the bag has accordion style gussets on both sides of the zippered opening so the contents of your bag do not fall out when fully open. There are 2 slip pockets and 1 zippered pocket inside the bag.

If you do not have access to a 30" double pull zipper, you can easily substitute with (2) 16" zippers by following the instructions in this tutorial.


Exterior fabric:

  • 1/2 yard quilt weight cotton or home dec fabric
  • 1/2 yard vinyl/faux leather or cork leather
  • OPTIONAL: 1/4 yard for adjustable strap

Lining fabric:

  • 1 yard cotton fabric


  • 2.5-3 yards lightweight fusible woven interfacing
  • 28” foam interfacing
  • 13” W x 5.25” H Peltex

Notions and supplies:

  • (1) 30” zipper double pull zipper (no. 5)***
  • (1) 9” zipper (4) 1” rectangle rings
  • (8) rivets (optional)
  • (4) purse feet (optional)

OPTIONAL: for adjustable strap

  • (2) 1” swivel clasp
  • (1) 1” rectangle slide

MEASUREMENTS: 13" W x 10" H x 5" D

SEWING EXPERIENCE: This project is suitable for someone with intermediate sewing skills. You must be comfortable installing zippers and making zippered bags. It will take approximately 4-5 hours to complete this project.

Category: Bags & Wallets

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