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Poacher's Bag Pattern *

  • Model: CA09
  • Brand: Charlie's Aunt


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The Poacher's Bag Pattern by Charlie's Aunt is a vintage inspired bag pattern with a front flap and single shoulder strap.  This pattern is based on British country life in the 1940's and has a gathered front pocket and a pieced bag front.  This retro handbag has instructions for either a self-fabric strap or a purchased leather strap and has 2 distinct styles - you choose how you want your bag to look!  Finished size is 12 1/2"H x 15 1/2"W. 

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Materials Needed:

  • 3/4 yard (50cm) of 54" (140cm) wide or 1 yard of 44" w (112cm) exterior fabric for the entire bag OR
  • Make bag with a contrast pocket and strap - 1/2 yard of main fabric and 1/4 yard of contrast fabric is 54"W (140cm), or 3/4 yard (50cm) of main fabric and 1/4 yard of contrast fabric that is 44"W (112cm)
  • 2/3 yard (60cm) of 44" W (92cm) lining fabric for bag lining, front pocket lining and interior pocket
  • 1/2 yard of 36"W (92cm) sew-in craft interfacing for bag body
  • 1/2 yard of 36" (92cm) wide fusible interfacing for flap, strap, pocket band and interior pocket
  • 1 magnetic snap
  • 2 or 3 buttons approximately 1 1/4" (35mm) in diameter to trim flap
  • If using a purchased strap - Leather or vinyl strap approximately 24" (60cm) long with metal ring ends  OR
  • Piece of fusible web approximately 4" x 6" (10 x 15cm) for strap tabs
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