Charlie's Aunt Brideshead Bag - Downloadable Pattern


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Named after the 1940s book, Brideshead Revisited, this bag has an elegant and unusual curved shape, and features a front pocket and flap following the clean, simple lines associated with the decade. Instructions are also included for an interior pocket.

The Brideshead Bag looks chic made with a contrasting pocket and flap. Its modest retro styling also makes it an ideal shape for use with any patterned fabric.

The PDF 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 A4 or letter paper and cut out. All templates are actual size but most 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 14” (35cm), Width 14” (35cm), Base width 3.5” (9cm)

Materials - To make with a contrast flap and front pocket, you will need:

½ yard (45cm) of 60” (154cm) or ¾ yard (65cm) of 44” (112cm) wide main exterior fabric for bag and strap
1/3 yard (30cm) of 60” (154cm) or 44” (112cm) wide contrast fabric for front pocket and flap
1 yard (65cm) of 44” (112cm) wide lining fabric for bag, front pocket lining and interior pocket
½ yard (50cm) of 44” (112cm) wide firm sew-in interfacing (and optional of batting) for bag body
2/3 yard (65cm) of 36” (92cm) wide fusible interfacing for flap, front pocket, interior pocket and strap
1 magnetic snap
1 or 2 big buttons (approx. 1½”/4cm diameter)

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 the Charlie's Aunt policies page.

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