Camden Bags Pattern


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The Camden Bags Pattern by Aunties Two are colorful zigzag stitched bags in two sizes with no shaping required! Instructions are given for making a simple rectangle for the sides and an oval for the bottom. Each bag has double carry handles and sizes are as follows: Large: 18"W x 16"H x 12"D and Small: 13"W x 9"H x 9"D.

Materials Needed:

  • Sides of bag - Yards if using one fabric: SMALL 1.25 yards LARGE: 3.75 yards OR
  • 2.5" x 42/44" strips of fabric: SMALL 16 strips LARGE: 37 strips
  • Binding, bottom, handles: The length of strips for the large is 55" which is longer than normal for quilting fabric. Either cut the strips lengthwise from your fabric or sew 42/44" long strips or scraps together, then cut to get the length needed. If using one fabric, 3.75 yards includes enough for binding, bottom, and handles.
  • Small - 1 yard or 1 roll
  • Large - 2.5 yards or 3 rolls (Use a beefy double sided fusible batting. Duet Fuse II by Bosal is available in pre-cut rolls in 1 yard packages
  • 1 yard for either size (20" x 36") Use a double sided fusible stiff interfacing like Craf-Tex Plus by Bosal or Peltex 72F by Pellon
  • Handles (In additional to the fabric listing above):
  • Plastic tubing (.170 and 1/4" Polyethylene) - 5 feet
  • Non-fusible stiff interfacing (Craf-Tex, Peltex) - 3/4 yard
  • Embelishments - Buttons both large and small for a layered look
  • Other Tools:
  • Sewing machine with zigzag stitch, Denim needle, circle drawing tool, graph paper, parchment paper, chalk, Milliner's needs size 7 for hand sewing

  • Model: AT285
  • Brand: Aunties Two

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