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The Brief Encounter Bag Pattern by Charlie's Aunt is a soft and feminine bag that can be made with tweeds to dress it up or make your purse from cotton for everyday wear!

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The Brief Encounter Bag Pattern by Charlie's Aunt has a unique and elegant curved shape with soft pleating on the front and back of the purse. There is a feminine, stylized bow trim and this handbag can be made from either one or two contrasting fabrics. Depending on the fabric, this can either be a dressy bag or the perfect everyday purse! Instructions are given to make a large inside pocket with a divider and the finished size is - Height 14” (35cm), Width 14” (35cm), Base width 3.5” (9cm).

Materials Needed: 2/3 yard (60cm) of 60” (154cm) wide or 1 yard (95cm) of 44” (112cm) wide exterior fabric

  • To make with a contrast top and bow:
  • 1/2 yard (45cm) of 60” (154cm) or3/4 yard (65cm) of 44” (112cm) wide main exterior fabric
  • 1/4 yard (25cm) of 60” (154cm) or 1/3 yard of (112cm) wide contrast fabric
  • For all combinations:
  • 3/4 yard (65cm) of 44” (112cm) wide lining fabric
  • 2/3 yard (50cm) of 44” (112cm) wide firm sew-in interfacing
  • 2/3 yard (65cm) of 36” (92cm) wide fusible interfacing
  • Piece of plastic canvas approx. 10” x 3” (25cm x 8cm)
  • 1 magnetic snap
  • You will also need:
  • Sticky tape (to join pattern templates)
  • Fabric marker pen, pencil or chalk

The Brief Encounter Bag Pattern in PDF by Charlie's Aunt

The Brief Encounter Bag Pattern in a downloadable format

The Brief Encounter Bag Pattern by Charlie's Aunt has a total of 20 pages. There is a one page cover photo, 6 pages of instructions, photos, and illustrations, one page of suggested fabrics, and 12 pages of pattern pieces.

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