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Please note: If you wish to make a few bags from Charlie’s Aunt sewing patterns or books to sell, please read the rules in the "additional information" section of our policies page.

This PDF SEWING PATTERN inspired by the styles of the early 1940s includes templates and instructions to make view 1 of our popular Home Front Bag printed pattern. This practical day bag combines a useful size and shape with unusual flap detailing, influenced by the military styling popular during the war years.

The Home Front Bag is constructed with box corners to give a wide flat base. A template for an interior patch pocket is included in the pattern. Home Front Bag measures approx 14” (36cm) wide x 10” (26cm) high x 5” (13cm) deep at the base.

This PDF pattern has 13 pages – 6 pages including photographs, detailed instructions and illustrations, plus 7 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:

½ yard (50cm) of fabric 1
½ yard (50cm) of fabric 2
½ yard (50cm) of lining fabric
½ yard (50cm) of firm sew-in interfacing (and of optional batting)
½ yard (50cm) of fusible interfacing
Plastic canvas or similar for bag base
1 metal ring for handle
2 vintage buttons
1 magnetic snap set

You will also need:
Sewing machine
Fabric marker pen, pencil or chalk
Thread to match fabric

Please note that this is a PDF pattern and NOT a paper pattern. Only view 1 of the Home Front printed pattern is included in this PDF. The pattern will be emailed to you. Please remember to include your email address. We endeavor to get PDF patterns emailed to your specified email address within 24 hours of payment.

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