Charlie's Aunt Saxted Green Satchel - Downloadable Pattern


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Inspired by 1940s evacuee military-style satchels, this simply constructed bag is roomy, practical and yet very chic with its unusual asymmetrical front pocket and flap. The Saxted Green Satchel can be made with a self-fabric strap or a purchased strap. The pattern also gives instructions for adding an interior patch pocket.

The bag’s finished dimensions are: Height 13” (33cm), width 16” (41cm), darted base width 2.5”/6cm

This PDF has 14 pages—9 pages including the cover, general, cutting out and step-by-step instructions, and 5 pattern sheets with the templates, which you must print and cut out. All of the templates are actual size. As the main 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:

For whole bag including strap in one fabric:
1 yard (95cm) of 60” (154cm) wide or 1¼ yard (115cm) of 44” (112cm) wide fabric

To make with a purchased strap, you will need:
¾ yard (70cm) of 60” (154cm) wide, or 1 yard (95cm) of 44” (112cm) wide fabric

For all combinations, you will need:
¾ yard (70cm) of 44” (112cm) wide lining fabric
¾ yard (70cm) of 44” (112cm) wide firm sew-in interfacing (and optional of batting)
2/3 yard (65cm) of 36” (92cm) wide fusible interfacing
40” x 5” (105cm x 14cm) of fusible web (or interfacing)
1 magnetic snap
2 or 3 big buttons, or six small buttons

For purchased handle:
Long leather or vinyl strap ¾” (2cm) wide and approx. 36” (92cm) long
Piece of fusible web approx. 5” x 4” (13 x 10cm) for tabs

You will also need:
Sticky tape (to join pattern templates)
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: 14 (Instructions + Illustrations - 7, Pattern Sheets - 7)
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