Charlie's Aunt Sophia Bag - Downloadable Pattern


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Inspired by the styles of the 1950s, this PDF SEWING PATTERN is for a simple ‘vase’ shaped bag with elegant curves, a plain handle and an optional front pocket which doubles as an interior pocket template. One of the Charlie’s Aunt Utility Range of easier patterns, the PDF also includes a template for a top tie bow. This bag is a reasonable size to use for almost any occasion and can be made up in everything from bright patterned decorator fabrics to plain wools or fancy brocades.

The finished size of the Sophia Bag is approximately 10½” (27cm) wide by 9½” (24cm) tall (excluding handle). Handle is 17½” (44cm) long

This PDF pattern has 12 pages – 7 pages including photographs, detailed instructions and illustrations, plus 5 pages of full sized pattern templates which you must print on letter (A4) paper and cut out. As the front/back template is too large to fit on one sheet, you must tape the templates together where shown. Instructions for this are very clear.

½ yard (50cm) of 45” (114cm) or 36” (92cm) wide exterior fabric
½ yard (50cm) of 45” (114cm) or 36” (92cm) wide lining fabric
½ yard (50cm) of 36” (92cm) wide sew-in interfacing
¼ yard (25cm) of 36” (92cm) wide fusible interfacing for handle and pocket
Piece of plastic canvas or stiff card 6” (15cm) by 2” (5cm) for base
1 magnetic snap set
2 buttons approx. 1¼” (3cm) diameter to trim pocket

For View 1 with contrasting pocket and handle, you will need approx. ¼ yard (25cm) of contrasting fabric for the handle/pocket.
For View 2 with tie top you will need 7” (18cm) of 36” (92cm) wide contrasting soft fabric for the ties.

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: 12 (Instructions + Illustrations - 7, Pattern Sheets - 5)
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