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The Caistor Courier Bag Pattern by Charlie's Aunt is a retro purse inspired by designs from the 1940's and is the perfect size to carry everyday!

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The Caistor Courier Bag is a downloadable pattern by Charlie's Aunt is inspired by the courier bags of the 1940's. This purse pattern is the perfect sizefor everyday use and can be made in a quality cotton or a tweed for that perfect compliment to your Fall wardrobe. Instructions are included for either a single flap or a mock double flap and there is a convenient back pocket. Finished size is as follows: Height 15” (38cm) and width 15” (38cm), with the width at the base approx. 2” (5cm). The strap length is 38” (96cm).

Materials Needed:

  • For whole bag (both views) in one fabric excluding strap underside:
  • ¾ yard (70cm) of 58” (148cm) wide, or 1 yard (95cm) of 44” (112cm) wide exterior fabric
  • For contrasting centre front panel, flap and strap underside:
  • ½ yard (50cm) of 44” (112cm) wide contrast fabric
  • For bag side fronts/backs and strap:
  • ½ yard (50cm) of 44” (112cm) wide main fabric
  • For all views:
  • 1 yard (92cm) of 44” (112cm) wide lining fabric
  • 1½ yards (137cm) of 36” wide firm iron-on interfacing OR if using heavy craft weight sew-in interfacing for body, ¾ yard (70cm) of 36”
  • (92cm) wide craft weight sew-in interfacing and 2/3yd (62cm) of firm weight fusible interfacing
  • Optional 40” x 5” (105cm x 14cm) of fusible web for strap
  • 1 magnetic snap
  • For view 1: One large button for flap 2” (5cm) diameter
  • For View 2: Four buttons approx. 1½” (4cm) diameter ½ yard (50cm) of 54” (138cm)
  • 1/3 yard (30cm) of 36” (92cm) wide fusible interfacing

The Casitor Courier Bag Pattern by Charlie's Aunt

The Casitor Courier Bag Pattern

This PDF has 18 pages—10 pages including the cover, general, cutting out and step-by-step instructions, and 8 pattern sheets with the templates, which you must print and cut out. All of the templates are actual size. As some of the templates are too big to fit on one sheet, you must cut out and tape these templates together where shown. Instructions for this are clear.

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