The Bowling Bag

The Bowling Bag

Short breaks, shopping trips, gym classes, days out – Lisa Lam’s handiest of me-made bags from issue 47 will be your go-to for them all!

And it’s a great skills-booster too, with pretty piping and pockets. Opt for canvas fabric and webbing straps for a hard-wearing bag. This bag sewing project is an exclusive design by Lisa Lam. See more of her makes and stock up on bag-making supplies at and scroll down to order this pattern.

Simply Sewing bowling bag sewing pattern

The Bowling Bag

Bag sewing pattern, only available with issue 47, Simply Sewing magazine


One size

You will need

  • Outer fabric: 115x125cm (45x49in)
  • Lining fabric: 115x100cm (45x40in)
  • Iron-on woven interfacing: 100x90cm (40x35in)
  • Iron-on fleece: 100x115cm (40x45in)
  • Firm fusible interfacing: 50x100cm (20x40in)
  • Zip: 61cm (24in), for bag closure
  • Zip: 30cm (12in), for lining pocket closure
  • 2 D-rings: 38mm (112in)
  • 2 trigger hooks: 38mm (112in)
  • Strap webbing: 38mm (112in) x 3m (3.5yds)
  • Piping: 5mm (1⁄4in) wide x 3.6m (4yds)
  • Sewing clips
  • Piping or zip sewing machine foot
  • Matching thread
  • Basic sewing kit


  • Bag-making
  • Add piped edging for a professional finish
  • Attach sturdy straps
  • Insert zips


Get the pattern

Get the pattern free with issue 47 of Simply Sewing magazine in our online store.