Kum bag


Kum is a medium-sized, structured tote bag made of tapestry fabric. The bag is stiffened with felt and has firm faux leather handles. There are two faux leather straps with chains, threaded through the grommets at the base of the handles. The top edge is finished with grosgrain ribbon. The fully lined interior of the bag features one zipper pocket, two patch pockets, one umbrella pocket and one key clasp holder. The bag is completed with a felt organizer with patch pockets on the inside and outside. The bag fastens with a magnetic snap.

Approximate sewing time — 1.5 days (12 hours).

To sew this bag, choose heavyweight, structured and non-stretch fabrics.

The following fabrics are recommended: tapestry fabric, denim, faux leather, faux suede, natural leather, natural suede.

As a stiffening material, you can use synthetic felt, wool felt or felt cloth — non-fraying, non-woven material made of natural or synthetic fibers.

For the lining, choose pocketing fabric that includes natural (cotton) or synthetic (polyester) fibers.

The bag in the photo is made of tapestry fabric. The fabric is medium weight, structured, non-stretch and water-repellent. The fiber content is 80% cotton and 20% polyester. The fabric weight is 500 g/m2.

The organizer is made of felt. The fabric is stiff and structured. The fiber content is 100% polyester. The fabric weight is 300 g/m2.

The lining is 100% cotton, 100 g/m2.

1. Main fabric, 500–550 g/m2, 140–150 cm (55–59") wide, with a directional print/nap — 0.8 m (7/8 yd)

2. Lining fabric, 100 g/m2, 140 cm (55") wide — 0.8 m (7/8 yd)

IMPORTANT!  When purchasing fabric, please account for shrinkage and buy 5% more than required.

3. Interfacing, 70 g/m2, 140 cm (55") wide — 0.8 m (7/8 yd)

4. Paper-backed fusible web tape, 1 cm (3/8") wide — 3 m (3 1/4 yd)

5. Double-sided adhesive tape, 1 cm (3/8”) wide — 1 m (1 1/8 yd)

6. Stiffener (felt), 250–350 g/m 2, 1 mm thick and 100 cm (39'') wide — 1 m (1 1/8 yd)

7. Stiffener (leatherboard), 1 mm thick and 50 cm (20") wide — 2 cm (3/4'')

8. One magnetic snap with prongs, 1.5 cm (5/8") in diameter

9. Grosgrain ribbon, 2.5 cm (1") wide — 1.6 m (1 3/4 yd)

10. Decorative chain with a link width up to 1.2 cm (1/2'') — 1.05 m (1 1/8 yd)

11. Four metal rings, 1.2 cm (1/2”) in diameter

12. Four grommets, 1.4 cm (1/2”) in diameter

13. Four toggle T-bars, 3 cm (1 1/8'') wide

14. One swivel lobster clasp with a ring, 1.5 cm (5/8") in diameter

15. One closed bottom zipper, 25 cm (9 7/8”) long, for the pocket

16. Matching thread for the main fabric — 1 spool

17. Matching thread for the additional fabric — 1 spool

- sewing machine for construction

- one-sided foot for the sewing machine

- teflon foot for the sewing machine

- pliers for installing a snap

- press tool for installing grommets


Bag bottom length

Bag gusset width

Bag gusset height at center

Handle length from bag top edge

Strap length including chain








15 3/8

7 1/4

11 3/8

11 5/8

29 1/8

Once the order is paid, within 1 minute you will receive an email with the details of the order and a link to your personal account, where the following will be available for download:

1. The pdf pattern in your chosen size, in the following formats: Letter, A4, A0 and plotter format. The size of the plotter format is indicated in the name of the document. You will need a plotter printer that can print at least 900 mm width.

2. Detailed instructions which include cutting layouts, construction steps accompanied by photos, as well as instructions on how to work with Vikisews patterns (printing, taping, adjusting, sewing terminology).

If you have any questions, please let us know at info@vikisews.com

Kum instructions Sample
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