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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 et compagnon Complice printaniers liège et fleurs cousus par Valérie - Patrons de couture Sacôtin
  • Sac Madison tissu motif dalmatien cousu par Rebecca - Patron Sacôtin
  • Karine Lgd sur Instagram : Ma version du sac #madison @patrons_sacotin #Kdo #diy #couture #sac
  • Fany, folle des sacs sur Instagram : Le Numéro 2 demandé par Samya Esteves Le « Grand Madison » de @patrons_sacotin en simili cuir losange et coton fantaisie, tout doublé avec…
  • Sac Madison simili pixar bronze cousu par L'atelier créatif de Marina
  • les folies de cajumy sur Instagram : Le Madison by @patrons_sacotin commandé par Julie. #similicuir et toile de coton #noir #faitmain #surcommande #sewing #sacamain
  • sac Madison liège et plumes cousu par Christine - Patron sac Sacôtin
  • Sac Madison musical cousu par Stéphanie L. - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac Madison jeans recyclé et simili rouge cousu par L'atelier créatif de Marina - Patron sacôtin
  • Sac Madison fermoir papillon cousu par Leia - Patron sac cabas Sacôtin
  • Lesly Lili sur Instagram : Sac Madison (tuto et patron sacotin) #coutureaddict #couturedebutant #sacotin #madisonsacotin #cadeaux
  • Biz Boudig sur Instagram : Voilà ! Noel est passé !!! Voilà ma production de cadeaux #sacotin #coutureadict #cadeauxdenoel #faitmains #handmade #madison
  • Sac Madison en simili Swarovski et jacquard cousu par Amélie - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac Madison simili caïman bleu et velours cousu par Lanounou - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac Madison jacquard "shopping" et simili fuchsia cousu par Geneviève - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac Madison fermoir papillon cousu par Lydie - Patron sac Sacôtin
  • CreaVie sur Instagram : Bonjour. Voici la nouvelle collection de sac à main maintenant disponible 😍. #sacamain #faitmainenfrance #sacmadison #sacotin #sacôtin
  • Sac Madison cœurs cousu par Geneviève - Patron Sacôtin
  • La Griffe De Juju 29 sur Instagram : Quel plaisir à coudre ce Madison de @patrons_sacotin ! Avec ce magnifique tissu il n’en est que plus classe 🤩 j’adooooore ! #couture…
  • Sac Madison simili Caïman bleu cousu par Geneviève - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac Madison bleu cousu par Nathalie - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac Madison cousu par Régine B. - Prince de Galles - Patron Sacôtin
  • Sac Madison bronze attrape-rêves cousu par Stéphanie - Patron de sac Sacôtin
  • Sac Madison suédine bleu canard et fleurs cousu par Liza - Patron Sacôtin
  • Valérie Daumergue sur Instagram : Christina a dit: « il faut dépareiller pour être moderne! » je ne peux donc pas garder ce magnifique sac Madison modèle Sacôtin qui est…
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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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