Susan B. Anthony's famous Alligator Bag was at her side throughout her years of campaigning for women's rights. It accompanied her to meetings and rallies as an iconic symbol of strength and resilience.
This 19-page PDF sewing pattern, by Flossie Potter, with detailed instructions and full-color illustrations, is for a miniature version of Ms. Anthony's bag and fliers, advertising the Annual Meeting for Women's Suffrage. It is the bag that is pictured in the Flossie Potter "Women of History: Susan B. Anthony" dress pattern.
For versatility, the pattern could be made of bold colors and prints and used as a bag for books or beach supplies.
Recommended Fabrics: cotton, flannel, soft knit
-Fabric and lining: 1/4 yd of new material OR 6" x 9" remnant
-Faux leather remnant
-3 mm foam remnant
-Two metal 1 1/2" D-Rings (must have slit on straight portion) DO NOT use molded plastic rings
-Parchment copy paper
-Zipper foot is helpful
-Fabric clip or small clothespin
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 19 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Sew!
I love this pattern. I made the original one with the faux alligator pattern bit then to update it I used cute floral and geometric designs. The first bag was not perfect but after the first bag it was an easy pattern to use
I was born and raised in Rochester, New York and I am very much into History so when I saw this pattern I just had to buy it. I plan to do her whole dress pattern and any other item related to Susan B.Anthony She lived in Rochester, New York and her home is a real treasure to the city. The pattern for the bag is very easy to follow and makes up nicely. and I was thrilled to see the Fliers to print and use with it.
A well written pattern that really made the Susan B.Anthony dress complete. The print out for the fliers made it special.
I have not had time to make this yet but it is super cute and I love the newspaper inserts you can make. Five stars!