Jane's roll top Brompton bag:

Click here for the main pattern pieces. You will need to scale these up to full size for your pattern. All measurements are in millimetres. There are patterns for 2 bag sizes included. The standard size is the same as the origonal Brompton cloth pannier. The larger size is 50mm deeper.

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I hope you find this lot useful - please let me know if you have any comments / useful suggestions. This bag is my design, albeit based on the zip top cloth pannier supplied by Brompton. Brompton are aware of this bag, and have developed a version as part of their range of luggage. I have added a central back pocket, as well as 2 roll top pockets to this design, and modified the back piece to make it easier to make up. Happy bagging!

I have added a gallery to (perhaps) give you some inspiration, and show what is possible. If you decide to use a wacky fabric to make a joke bag, you may need to stiffen it. I found iron on (or self-adhesive) pelmet stiffener to be ideal. Just stiffen the body of the bag, or the top part won't roll!

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