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{ChaChaCha} 3 compartment bag pattern

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New Sacôtin pattern : ChaChaCha, the 3 compartment bag pattern.

{ChaChaCha} 3 compartment bag pattern

ChaChaCha is a compact, practical 3 compartment bag. Its 3 zippered compartments give you a fast way to find what you’re looking for.
Depending on your choice of fabrics, ChaChaCha can be sewn as a city bag or an evening bag.
With the adjustable shoulder strap your Chachacha can be a shoulder bag or a crossbody bag.
Les 4 strap tabs are an original design element and provide a balanced support to the bag so that the compartments do not sag when filled.

2 bag sizes ! 

The pattern includes 2 sizes : Small clutch size to carry your essentials, Medium functional bag size for all your needs.

ChaChaCha Small : width 25 cm (10″) x height 16 cm (6 3/8″)
ChaChaCha Medium : width 30 cm (12″) x height 19 cm (7 1/2″)

Bonus variation !

You know that I like to add a little bonus in my patterns when possible 🙂 … so you’ll find the ChaCha variation, with 2 compartments instead of 3, in the instructions of the pattern!

Printing advice

For the readability of the illustrations, each third of the bag is shown in a different color. We highly recommend to print the instructions in color, or to follow them on a screen.

Advice for choosing fabrics

ChaChaCha specific construction makes the seams between the 3 compartments invisible, even in the linings!
This assembly requiring many manipulations, choose fabrics that fold easily, not too thick, nor stiff.
For each ChaChaCha in picture below, I specify the fabrics used and if interfacing was applied.

ChaChaCha canvas and Liberty

Ecru lurex canvas, interfaced with one layer of Vlieseline (= vilene) G700.

Liberty Lodden cotton with 2 layers of G700 interfacing. I trimmed the seam allowance of 2nd layer of interfacing and applied it over the 1st layer, once it was cold. I applied one layer of Odicoat to protect the fabric, after interfacing.

Patron sac ChaChaCha - triple sac - 3 compartiments - Taille Medium - Sacôtin
ChaChaCha bag pattern – 3 zippered compartments – Medium size – Sacôtin
Patron sac ChaChaCha - triple zip - 3 compartiments - Sacôtin
ChaChaCha bag pattern – 3 zippered compartments – Medium size – Sacôtin
Patron sac ChaChaCha - triple sac - 3 compartiments - Taille Medium - Sacôtin
ChaChaCha bag pattern – 3 zippered compartments – Medium size – Sacôtin
Patron sac ChaChaCha - triple sac - 3 compartiments - Taille Medium - Sacôtin
ChaChaCha bag pattern – 3 zippered compartments – Medium size – Sacôtin

ChaChaCha velvet and Liberty

Purple velvet not interfaced because it shrinks a lot when pressed.

Liberty Lodden cotton with 2 layers of G700 interfacing. I trimmed the seam allowance of 2nd layer of interfacing and applied it over the 1st layer, once it was cold. I applied one layer of Odicoat to protect the fabric, after interfacing.

Patron sac ChaChaCha - triple zip - 3 compartiments - Taille Small - Sacôtin
ChaChaCha bag pattern – 3 zippered compartments – Small size – Sacôtin
Patron sac ChaChaCha - triple zip - 3 compartiments - Taille Small - Sacôtin
ChaChaCha bag pattern – 3 zippered compartments – Small size – Sacôtin
Patron sac ChaChaCha - triple zip - 3 compartiments - Sacôtin
ChaChaCha bag pattern – 3 zippered compartments – Small size – Sacôtin
Patron sac ChaChaCha - triple zip - 3 compartiments - Taille Small - Sacôtin
ChaChaCha bag pattern – 3 zippered compartments – Small size – Sacôtin

ChaCha variation (2 compartments) faux suede and Liberty

Yellow faux-suede interfaced with one layer of Vlieseline (= vilene) G700.

Liberty Lodden cotton with 2 layers of G700 interfacing. I trimmed the seam allowance of 2nd layer of interfacing and applied it over the 1st layer, once it was cold. I applied one layer of Odicoat to protect the fabric, after interfacing.

Variante ChaCha - pochette 2 compartiments - Sacôtin
ChaCha variation – 2 zippered compartments – Sacôtin

ChaCha variation (2 compartments) vinyl and cotton

Black vinyl (not interfaced).

Cotton scissors print (collection  « Sewing Studio 2 » by Cynthia Frenette for Robert Kaufman), interfaced with one layer of Vlieseline (= vilene) G700.

For the double-sided strap see the Two-tone or double-sided strap Tutorial.

Variante ChaCha - pochette 2 compartiments - Sacôtin
ChaCha variation – 2 zippered compartments – Sacôtin
Variante ChaCha - pochette 2 compartiments - Sacôtin
ChaCha variation – 2 zippered compartments – Sacôtin

ChaChaCha glitter vinyl

Black glitter vinyl (not interfaced).

I tested a diamond shaped quilting using flexible foam. As this adds volume, which makes assembly more difficult, I do not advise to try this for your first ChaChaCha.

Patron sac ChaChaCha - triple zip - 3 compartiments - Taille Small - Sacôtin
ChaChaCha bag pattern – 3 zippered compartments – Small size – Sacôtin

ChaChaCha faux-leather fashion fabric

Red faux-leather fashion fabric, thin and supple (not interfaced). The linings are quilting cottons and are not interfaced.

Patron ChaChaCha Sacôtin - triple sac - 3 compartiments - Tailles Small et Medium
ChaChaCha bag pattern – 3 zippered compartments – Small and Medium sizes – Sacôtin

ChaChaCha worn !

Here are some pictures of the bags worn, for you to get a better sense of their size.

ChaChaCha Medium

Some of your ChaChaCha

These are the latest bags sewn by you, using the ChaChaCha bag pattern.

View more here, on Pinterest.

  • ✂ De Fil En Passion 📍💕 sur Instagram : CHACHACHA By @patrons_sacotin
  • Triple pochette ChaChaCha en cuir noir cousue par Manu - Patron Sacôtin
  • Triple pochette ChaChaCha en coton noir fleuri et simili cousu par Virginie - Patron Sacôtin
  • Les Créas d'Ema sur Instagram : Un Chachacha de @patrons_sacotin tout en cuir marine de chez @cuirtex. Doublure coton Féliz Bird de @lamerceriedescreateur.
  • Triple pochette ChaChaCha en tissé gris et imprimé fleuri cousue par Isabelle - Patron Sacôtin
  • Triple pochette ChaChaCha en gris et coton fleuri cousu par Audrey - Patron Sacôtin
  • Triple pochette ChaChaCha en jean clair et jaune vif cousu par Emilie - Patron Sacôtin
  • Céline Moussour sur Instagram : 👜 Chachacha Small 2 poches 👜 Modèle @patrons_sacotin Voilà une magnifique version avec du liège et du lin imprimé feuille de Ginkgo vert…
  • Céline Moussour sur Instagram : Je vous présente ma dernière réalisation Le chachacha modèle Sacôtin en version Zèbre 🦓 ➡️ Il s'agit d'un sac bandoulière réalisable en 2…
  • Triple pochette ChaChaCha en jean et tissu coloré cousue par Alexandra - Patron Sacôtin
  • Triple pochette ChaChaCha en blanc et liège luxe violet cousue par Sandra - Patron Sacôtin
  • @atelier_sable_noir sur Instagram : Parce que ma maman n’a pas Instagram, voici mon cadeau de fête des mères pas encore offert...: Un chachacha de @patrons_sacotin en liège de…
  • Triple pochette ChaChaCha en blanc, rose et noir cousu par Julie - Patron Sacôtin
  • Nanoubx Derrièrelenoyer sur Instagram : Sac chachacha de @patrons_sacotin 😍#sacchachacha
  • Virginie Burbidge sur Instagram : ChaChaCha pour les beaux jours 😍 Patron de @patrons_sacotin Tissu @riflepaperco acheté chez @lululaluciole15 #coutureaddict #sewingaddict…
  • Triple pochette ChaChaCha jaune et blanc cousu par Ange - Patron Sacôtin
  • Jessica Mauris sur Instagram : J'ai enfin fini de coudre le modèle Chachacha small de @patrons_sacotin ! J'en vois de toutes les couleurs pour faire la bandoulière, alors…
  • Triple pochette ChaChaCha rouge en simili comodo et coton cousu par Solange - Patron Sacôtin
  • Pochette triple ChaChaCha aux motifs ginkgo cousu par Sabrina - Patron Sacôtin
  • Pochette triple ChaChaCha en simili bronze cousu par Aurélie - Patron Sacôtin
  • Triple pochette ChaChaCha bicolore à libellules cousue par Les Mains en l'Air - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac ChaChaCha Libellule ⋆ Les mains en l'air
  • Mimi Mouss sur Instagram : #sacotin #chachachasacôtin #fierte#liberty#homemade
  • Les bobines de Celestine sur Instagram : • KYOTO • Coucou. Un petit sac printanier avec le beau ☀️. Un Chacha de chez @patrons_sacotin réalisé dans du coton et simili. . . #sacamain…

Merci

The pattern testers DreamTeam : merci to Caro Folies de CajumyChantal Chantal New StyleCyrielle Moonlight ThreadCyrielle Les mains en l’air, Dado Dado Créa, Evelyne l’Atelier d’EveJulia J. l’Atelier 24, Manu, Marie El’En, Marion Mes CreAJe, Nicole L’atelier d’AuO’Kryn O’Kryn Prod, Rozenn Petit monde de RozennSandrine SB créations, Sophie Epik and Laurence La Mercerie des Créateurs.

Thanks also to Maria aka Velosewer for proofreading the English version of the pattern.


Buy the ChaChaCha pattern

You can buy the ChaChaCha pattern in the Boutique (clic).

Necessary supplies are listed under the “supplies” tab there.

This pattern is available as a downloadable pdf only. Help page.

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