Charlie's Aunt Poacher's Bag - Downloadable Pattern


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Inspired by British country life in the 1940s, the Poacher’s Bag has a gathered front pocket set into a pieced front. It features an unusual shaped flap and a template for an interior pocket that doubles as an alternative flap option. This style can be made with a self-fabric strap, or a purchased leather strap attached with tabs. It makes up well in everything from cotton moleskin and tweed to contrasting patchwork fabrics for a different look. Finish the retro homespun feel with mismatching vintage buttons.

The Poacher’s Bag pattern has 17 pages – 9 pages including photographs, detailed step by step instructions and illustrations, plus 8 pages of full sized pattern templates which you must print on letter (A4) paper and cut out. All templates are actual size but many of the pieces are too big to fit on one sheet so you will have to tape them together after you have cut them out. Instructions for this are clear.

Bag finished dimensions:
Height 12½ (32cm) Width 15½” (40cm)

Materials List
¾ yard (50cm) of 54” (140cm) wide or 1 yard of 44” (112cm) wide exterior
2/3 yard (60cm) of 44” (92cm) wide lining fabric
½ yard of 36” (92cm) wide sew-in craft interfacing
½ yard of 36” (92cm) wide fusible interfacing
1 magnetic snap set
2 or 3 buttons approx. 1¼” (35mm) diameter to trim flap
If using a purchased strap, you will need:
Leather or vinyl strap approx. 24” (60cm) long with metal ring ends
Piece of fusible web approx. 4” x 6” (10 x 15cm)

You will also need:
Sewing machine
Fabric marker pen, pencil or chalk
Thread to match fabric

Designer Terms of Use:  Home sewers are permitted to make items to sell from these patterns in small quantities as long as they adhere to the copyright guidelines outlined on our policies page.

Format:  PDF File - Available for Instant Download
Pages: 17 (Instructions + Illustrations - 9, Pattern Sheets - 8)
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