Charlie's Aunt Anglia Bag - Downloadable Pattern


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This delightful 1950s style PDF SEWING PATTERN is for a good-sized practical day bag that can be carried on the shoulder, tucked under the arm. The bag name is inspired by the popular Ford Anglia car, first produced in 1959 and one of my father’s first vehicles. The bag has unusual details including a darted front pocket, shaped flap and tab fastening. Constructed with box corners to give a wide flat base, the Anglia Bag can be trimmed with a vintage button and includes instructions for an interior patch pocket. It measures approx 17" (43cm) wide x 13" (33cm) high x 5" (13cm)

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 some of the templates are too large to fit on one sheet, you must tape the templates together where shown. Instructions for this are very clear.

Materials needed:

¾ yard (70cm) of 54” (140cm) wide, or 1 yard of 44” (115cm) fabric
¾ yard (70cm) of lining fabric
1 yard of firm sew-in interfacing
½ yard (50cm) of quilted calico/batting for added shaping (optional)
½ yard (50cm) of fusible interfacing
1 magnetic snap set
Plastic canvas or similar to stiffen bag base
1 button

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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