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{Madison} compartmentalized bag pattern

Madison bag pattern
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Madison is an elegant and practical bag with a zippered divider pocket that organizes the inside of the bag into 3 sections. And psst… the pattern includes two bag sizes !

{Madison} Elegant compartmentalized bag pattern

I have been wanting to create a compartmentalized handbag pattern for a while, it’s now done with Madison!

I ranked the pattern an intermediate level but the testers, and I share their opinion, feel that the pattern is also suitable for motivated/advanced beginners.

Patron sac compartimenté Madison
Madison compartmentalized bag pattern
Sac Grand Madison
Grand Madison bag size
Sac Madison
Madison bag size

 An organized interior

As I said in the introduction, a zippered divider pocket creates three spaces inside the bag. 2 patch pockets complement the storage spaces.

Poche séparatrice zippée
Zippered divider pocket
Sac compartimenté
Compartmentalized bag

A triangle shaped bottom to play with contrasts

Contrasting colors and / or materials will showcase the design of the bag bottom that curves up in a triangle shape on the sides.

I love this aspect of the bag and it is easy to sew it neatly.

The triangular flap with magnetic snap echoes the shape of the bottom.

Fond de sac triangle
Triangle shaped bottom curves up to the sides
Pieds de sac
Bag feet

The pattern includes 2 bag sizes

Madison for those who never separate from the essential and Grand Madison for those who like to have everything on hand.

Madison dimensions: width 30 cm (12″), height 25 cm (10″), depth 12 cm (5″).
Grand Madison dimensions : width 35 cm (14″), height 30 cm (12″), depth 12 cm (5″).

Patron sac
Bag pattern in two sizes


Madison bag worn by Céline
Madison bag worn by Céline
Madison bag worn by Céline
Madison bag worn by Céline
Grand Madison bag worn by Céline
Grand Madison bag worn by Céline
Grand Madison bag worn by Céline
Grand Madison bag worn by Céline

Personally I have a weakness for Large bags and I sewed a Grand Madison just for me, with a print that I love: Ghastly Family by Alexander Henry.

Sac Grand Madison - Ghastly Family Alexander Henry
Grand Madison bag – Ghastly Family Alexander Henry and faux leather

Instructions & pattern

Madison is an intermediate or motivated beginner level pattern.

The detailed, illustrated instructions are 15 pages long.

17 pages are devoted to the full size pattern pieces. There are that many pages for the pattern pieces because I decided to separate the patterns for the two sizes: 8 pages are for Madison and 9 pages for Grand Madison.

In the PDF file you’ll find :

  • Detailled and illustrated sewing instructions
  • Full size pattern pieces
  • Needed supplies
  • Instructions to assemble the pattern
  • Cutting layout
  • A sewing lexicon

Your Madison

Here are some of the bags, sewn by you, using the Madison pattern.

  • Sac Madison en simili vieilli et léopard cousu par Ludivine - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac Madison cousu par karine - Tissu(s) utilisé(s) : suédine - Patron Sacôtin : Madison
  • Zaza Couture (@la_couture_de_zo) • Photos et vidéos Instagram
  • Sac Madison en simili noir cousu par Maryelene - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac Madison en velours côtelé noir et jacquard blanc cousu par Chrystelle - Patron Sacôtin
  • L’Atelier de Chrystelle (@latelierdechrystelle) • Photos et vidéos Instagram
  • Sac Madison noir à fleurs japonaises cousu par Chrystelle - Patron Sacôtin
  • flo (@lesbricolesdelecureuil) • Photos et vidéos Instagram
  • Sac Madison bleu et blanc cousu par Hélène - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sacs Foxtrot, Samba, Madison, Calypso, Mambo etc... cousus par Au Fil des Tissus - Patrons Sacôtin
  • Sac Madison noir à coquelicots cousu par Chrystelle - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac Madison turquoise à coupon licorne cousu par Jacqueline - Patron Sacôtin
  • Agnes Houard-Hinfray (@le_de_dagnes) | Instagram
  • Agnes Houard-Hinfray (@le_de_dagnes) | Instagram
  • Sac Madison cousu par Catherine - Lin et coton - Patron couture sac Sacôtin
  • Sac Madison en rouge et jacquard abstrait cousu par Dom - Patron Sacôtin
  • MaBulette (@soniamabulette) | Instagram
  • Sac Madison en simili rose et coton à figues cousu par Caro - Patron Sacôtin
  • vmcreationsfaitmain (@creations_vm) | Instagram
  • Sac Madison en coupons divers cousu par Sylvie - Patron Sacôtin
  • Mélanie Combret (@melaniecombret) • Photos et vidéos Instagram
  • MaBulette (@soniamabulette) • Photos et vidéos Instagram
  • Sac Mambo en simili étoilé et argent cousu par Marylene - Patron Sacôtin
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Sacôtin patterns are always tested by several seamstresses before their release to ensure clear instructions and a perfect pattern.

This is the All-Stars sewing team that tested Madison :

Merci to Cyrielle from Moonlight ThreadLilou from Lilou pour L.Marie P. from El’En,  O’Kryn from O’Kryn Prod and Sandrine from SB créations.

Thanks also to Céline for modeling for the pattern, to Madame Zaza  for proofreading the French version of the instructions and to Maria aka Velosewer for proofreading the English version.

Buy the Madison bag pattern

You can buy the Madison bag pattern in the Boutique (clic).

Necessary supplies are indicated there.

This pattern is available as downloadable pdf only. Help page

Patron de sac Madison

Madison bag worn by Céline

Grand Madison bag worn by Céline

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