Lányos Tessa II © Bag Sewing Pattern – YouTube, PDF, SVG/PNG, AO, Projector



A PDF SEWING PATTERN for the Tessa II © Bag, a fully lined crossbody bag with a top zipper closure and TWO sizes included with the pattern – one large enough for a TABLET 1o” wide x 11” tall (25 cm x 28 cm) and one the perfect size for a CELL phone and more, 6″ wide x 9” tall (15 cm x 23 cm). 

Tessa has grown up, so you now have lots of options with this pattern! Sew it as a “beginner” or “quick” project for upcoming Markets, choosing between the two sizes available, or choose your own features to make your own style of Bag with the extra features. There are detailed instructions and photographs throughout, including instructions for:

  • perfect zipper tab corners;
  • perfect corners with one zipper tab and one “bent end” zipper;
  • 5 strap styles;
  • 5 pocket styles (Magnetic Snap Pockets, Zipper Pockets with Zipper Overlays, Slip Pockets, Zipper Pockets and 6 to 12 Vertical Card Slot Pockets).

Way too many features to put in ONE bag … can you choose just a few?

I sew my Tessa Bags on my heavy duty domestic sewing machines, not industrial machines. I have a Janome HD3000, a Janome MC8200QCP SE and a couple of vintage Singers, a 500 and a 421G. For some Tessas, I sewed through 2 layers of cotton & lightweight interfacing and 4 layers of a cork or 0.7 mm vinyl. For others, I sewed through 6 layers of cotton with lightweight interfacing. Thickness will depend on materials used and which features you choose!

This is a Beginner/Adventurous Beginner pattern, depending upon which features you choose. Learn new skills as you master every feature! Pattern Instructions include both metric and imperial units. There are 56 pages of detailed instructions with over 140 large colour photos to help you construct your Tessa.  All pattern pieces are included too!

Included in the pattern:

all Pattern Pieces for both sizes, including all the rectangle and strap pieces, with all formats: Letter, A4, A0 copy shop and Projector files

Cutting Charts for both sizes

Pattern Piece Labels for both sizes

Gallery Photos with each pattern piece marked

Full YouTube tutorials: one by Sew Country, and one each coming from Just Plain Laine  and Lányos Handmade. If you would like to see the tutorial for the Repurposed Denim Tessa II Bag by Lányos Handmade, it is right here! 

SVG/PNG cutting machine files. Larger pieces require a 12″ x 24″ cutting mat. Please note that I am not an IT person and have consulted with an IT person on how to prepare & upload, download, unzip and open SVG/PNG files in cutting machine programs. If you are having difficulty with your system, please contact a professional.

SPECIAL NOTE: SVG/PNG files were added to the Pattern Package the evening of April 16/2023. Any purchases after that time will have these files included in the Pattern Package. Any purchases prior to that time might not have these files in the Pattern Package. If you do not have these files, please email us at lanyoshandmade@gmail.com with your email address used for your Shop Account and your Order # and we shall load the SVG/PNG files for you. Thank you for your patience!


* MATERIALS – 1 yard or 1 metre (lightweight denim, quilting cotton, upholstery fabric, cork or 0.7 mm vinyl) for the Outer Layers

* MATERIALS – 1 yard or 1 metre (quilting cotton or Water Proof Fabric) for the Lining Layers

* LIGHTWEIGHT FUSIBLE WOVEN INTERFACING for Lining Layers, double if using lightweight denim or quilting cotton for Outer Layers – 1 yard or 1 metre (like PELLON SF101 SHAPE FLEX or VLIESELINE G700)

* OPTIONAL: FUSIBLE FLEECE or FOAM for Front and Back only – 1/4 yard or 0.25 metre (like PELLON FLEX-FOAM or BY ANNIES SOFT & STABLE)

* #5 zipper tape, over 9” (23 cm) of zipper teeth, and a zipper pull, or a ready made zipper 12” (30 cm) long

* optional additional #5 zipper tape, over 7” (18 cm) of zipper teeth, and a zipper pull, or a ready made zipper 9” (23 cm) long

* optional additional #5 zipper tape, over 7” (18 cm) of zipper teeth, and a zipper pull, or a ready made zipper 9” (23 cm) long

* optional one 3/4” (18 mm) magnetic snap

* Two 1” (2.5 cm) swivel hooks

* One 1” (2.5 cm) slider

* Two 1” (2.5 cm) D-Rings


* 50” – 60” (127 cm – 152 cm) webbing for the “Webbing Strap” option. Strap length is a personal preference.

* Two additional 1” (2.5 cm) rectangle rings OR Two additional 1” (2.5 cm) X-rings and 6 Chicago screws or Rivets


Outer materials, as suggested above:  3/4 yard (0.75 metre)

Lining materials, as suggested above:  1/2 yard (0.5 metre)

Lightweight fusible woven interfacing, as suggested above:  1 1/2 yards (1.5 metres)

#5 zipper tape, over 5 1/2” (14 cm) of zipper teeth, and a zipper pull, or a ready made zipper 9” (23 cm) long

Optional one 3/4” (18 mm) magnetic snap

Two 1” (2.5 cm) swivel hooks

One 1” (2.5 cm) slider

Two 1” (2.5 cm) D-Rings


This Pattern is in English, and the price is in Canadian funds.

Pattern Testers’ photos and others made are shown with permission here and on Facebook and Instagram.  We would love to see your Tessa!  Share your Tessa on Facebook in the Lányos Handmade Pattern Party Group at:    https://www.facebook.com/groups/699382223813476/

#communityovercompetition Some of my Pattern Testers have business sites of their own, which I would like to share here.  If I missed any businesses, please let me know! 🙂

Peg Coombes

Sew Country

Hilltop Stitches

Cork and Copper Designs

Just Plain Laine 

Atelier Fiber Arts

Altered Notions

MCS Apparel

Sew So Beautiful


THIS IS NOT A PHYSICAL PRODUCT.  THIS IS A PDF SEWING PATTERN, one of my Sew-It-Yourself products.  If you would prefer to buy a 100% Handmade Tessa Bag custom made for you, please contact me!

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If you require further assistance with any of the file formats or unzipping files provided by Lányos Handmade, please read this information, “Working with PDF and SVG files“.  Due to the nature of all digital downloads, returns and refunds are not available.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Marg P
Beautiful Pattern

Pattern was great. Easy to follow instructions.

Cherita Brasier
Cute crossbody

This template makes the cutest crossbody! I love the inner and outer pockets. The style is super cute. Pattern is easy to follow too!

Peg C
Great pattern

2 patterns for the price of one, my iPads fits in the larger size and phone in the smaller. Very well written and photos of all the steps. A video for the visual sewist

Marilyn Dueckman
Looks like a lovely bag

Haven't made it yet, but it's in the queue. Looking forward to making this pattern.

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