Charlie's Aunt Sudbury Saddle Bag - Downloadable Pattern


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This is a PDF sewing pattern for the 1940s-inspired “Sudbury Saddle Bag”, which combines eye-catching asymmetrical styling with a large practical size and shape. It evokes the simple elegance of the designs of the wartime years. The bag features a curved front pocket that doubles as an interior pocket, and has a strap that is broad and long enough to sit comfortably on the shoulder. The Sudbury Saddle Bag’s finished measurements are approximately: Height 11” (28cm), Width 13” (33cm), Base depth 3” (8cm).

This PDF has 16 pages—9 pages including the cover, general, cutting out and step-by-step instructions, and 7 pattern sheets with the templates, which you must print and cut out. All of the templates are actual size. As many of the templates are too big to fit on one sheet, you must cut out and tape these templates together where shown. Instructions for this are clear.

Materials needed:

¾ yard (50cm) of 54” (140cm) wide, or 1 yard (92cm) of 44” (112cm) wide exterior fabric
2/3 yard (60cm) of 44” (92cm) wide lining fabric for bag lining, front pocket lining and interior pocket
1 yard (92cm) of 36” (92cm) wide sew-in craft interfacing for bag body and upper flap (optional: plus the same of batting for bag body)
2/3 yard (60cm) of 36” (92cm) wide fusible interfacing for flap underside, strap, exterior and interior pockets
1 magnetic snap set
3 buttons approx. 1½” (40mm) diameter to trim strap ends and flap
Piece of plastic canvas or similar 3” x 8” (8cm x 20cm) to insert in bag base

You will also need:

Sticky tape (to join pattern templates)
Sewing machine
Fabric marker pen, pencil or chalk
Thread to match fabric

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Format:  PDF File - Available for Instant Download
Pages: 16 (Instructions + Illustrations - 9, Pattern Sheets - 7)
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