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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.

  • Triple pochette ChaChacha en simili rouille cousu par Valérie - Patron Sacôtin
  • Triple pochette ChaChaCha en simili noir et coton illustré cousue par Sylvie - Patron Sacôtin
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  • Triple pochette ChaChaCha en orange et imprimé coloré cousu par Chantal - Patron Sacôtin
  • Emilie DA SILVA sur Instagram : Sac tri pochette Chachacha de @patrons_sacotin en jean de recup' et coton #couture #sacenjeansrecyclé #sacotin
  • 🧵 Marine Domain ✂️ sur Instagram : Le Père Noël est passé ! Je peux maintenant vous montrer ce magnifique CHACHACHA offert à ma tante à Noël ! Merci @patrons_sacotin pour ces…
  • Créa Val sur Instagram : Dernière création #modèlechachacha#sacotin#merrychristmas🎄#sacotinaddict#joyeuxnoel#cadeaunoel#yellow
  • Triple pochette ChaChaCha en simili et lainage cousue par Sylvie - Patron Sacôtin
  • Triple pochette ChaChaCha, compagnon Complice et étui à lunettes Mirette orange et noir cousus par Korink - Patrons Sacôtin
  • Sac ChaChaCha cousu par Atika. Patron Sacôtin.
  • Triple pochette ChaChaCha en suédine orange et verte cousu par Virginie - Patron Sacôtin
  • ploqi pic sur Instagram : 🎅🎅Le coup de cœur de la semaine 🎅 Le sac 3 pochettes de la marque ploqi-pic 💗Modèle de créateur fait main modèle unique 💓 Envoi rapide et…
  • Triple pochette ChaChaCha et compagnon Complice en simili noir et coton à motifs cousus par Mel - Patrons Sacôtin
  • @derevesensacs sur Instagram : Un petit nouveau sur la boutique en ligne :). Un triple, pratique et compact : ChaChaCha sous licence Sacôtin…
  • Triple pochette ChaChaCha blanc et tissu fleuri cousu par Lulu Créas - Patron Sacôtin
  • ploqi pic sur Instagram : Les 1er commande pour Noël commence à partir Www.ploqi-pic.com/boutique #sacotin #faitmain #creation #coutureaddict #tissulamine…
  • Triple pochette ChaChaCha marine à plumes cousu par Stéphanie - Patron Sacôtin
  • Ti’ Bouts D’Fils sur Instagram : Aujourd’hui un p’tit nouveau, un Chachacha pour une commande 🥰 Modèle @Sacôtin Création @ti_bouts_d_fils #mode #maroquinerieartisanale…
  • La Fontaine des Faits sur Instagram : La couture 😍, la maroquinerie 😍, C'est que du bonheur 😍 Envie d'être unique, d'assortir son sac à main à sa dernière paire de chaussures…
  • DoItMySelfAureliePomponette⭐️ sur Instagram : Le Chachacha de Soso #jecoudsdoncjesuis #jecoudspourmoi #jecoudscequejeporte #jecoudsmagarderobe #lacouturecestlavie…
  • Triple pochette ChaChaCha en tissu tressé beige et coton fleuri cousue par Isabelle - Patron Sacôtin
  • Triple pochette ChaChaCha en simili vieilli noir cousu par Atelier Sable Noir - Patron Sacôtin
  • Triple pochette ChaChaCha en lin et imprimé bordeaux cousu par Jocelyne - Patron Sacôtin

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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