Handbag, Tote, patchwork, raggedy, sew it yourself, denim, flannel, easy, shabby boho chic

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Made in Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

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This super trendy bag can easily be made by you from unwanted denims/charity shop finds/flannels/brushed cotton/wyncette, as the fabric needs to fray and matt at the seams. These instructions make up quickly to give you a hardwearing great looking bag. The more you wash this - if you wish - the better it looks as the denim/flannel starts to fade.

If you wish a hard copy printed on A4 paper, please add a note to me on checking out.

Great for a casual/hippy/boho look and super to wear with other denims, sweet and pretty cottons and casual tops. Dress up or down really. No need for fancy bag fittings (unless you wish) as everything is made from the material. Optionals could be 3 buttons to decorate and to provide a very simple closure.

A perfect excuse to mooch around the charity shops and remnant bins and see what you can pick up. I made the exterior of the bag from new denim that I purchased online but the lining of the bag and strap were cut from a size 14 pair of jeans purchased for £2.50 from my local charity shop. Now that's a bargain!

Once you get the hang of how this is constructed it will be easy to size up or down to make totes/ carryalls/ or a little cute bag for a girl. The bag illustrated and for which the instructions are is approximately 21 cms deep x 31 cms across and the sides are 10 cms wide.

Or, with flannel, just keep adding rows and make an old fashioned raggedy quilt or throw. Super hardwearing and warm. Will last forever!

The sale is for the Instructions only for the bag and not the bag. The instructions can be sent to you digitally or printed on A4 paper, please specify in checking out instructions. There is no pattern to cut out so no need to print anything except the instructions if you wish. The instructions are fully illustrated - see some of the photos above, and will take you through step by step to make the exact bag shown. Embellish as you please! Also ideas of where to sources fabric.

This is just one of a series of patterns I've designed in my 'HotDogs' Crafts range working from my home in Somerset. I'm retired now and with a lifelong love of sewing and crafts I've turned my hand to designing patterns that are simple and easy to follow. I want to encourage everyone to have a go and to see how easy it is to make special and practical items that would otherwise cost a fortune in the shops. I've seen similar draught excluders and doorstops in posh shops for £50+ . In fact, that's when I first thought - I can make that! ....and so can you!

The other photos are of the SAUSAGE DOG draught excluder, SCOTTIE DOG DOORSTOP/CUSHION and a UNICORN and a photo of part of one of the patterns. Please see my 'other items for sale'

They are from my collection of patterns which are digitally downloaded or printed out on A4 paper. If the digital files are purchased then you will need to print the pattern out on A4 copier paper and sellotape together. The printed patters will also need to be taped. They will then be full size. Easy to do and all instructions included.

All projects are fun and easy for all abilities with clear step by step instructions and photos written by myself as I would have wished as a beginner in sewing!

SAUSAGE DOG can be made up in any fabric, from as little as half a metre. Extra may be needed if you wish to make the belly insert, tail and ears in different fabric. SAUSAGE DOG is a draft excluder with a soft filling but firm enough to stay in place. There are 'Special Instructions' for patterned fabric if you wish to match the pattern across the back. Easy instructions are included to lengthen or shorten the body. Consisting of 9 pattern pieces and illustrated Sewing Instruction sheets which I've written to explain every step, sewing terms and techniques.

SCOTTIE DOG as well can be made in any fabric. SCOTTIE is a fun door stop with simple instructions for a weight if required.
Both SCOTTIE & SAUSAGE DOG patterns include easy instructions for 2 designs of matching cushion covers.

I can also make these DOGS to order, please contact or see my other items for sale.

The pattern for the delightful UNICORN or pony (miss out the horn) and can be made with a beautiful flowing mane, decorated with plenty of ric rac, buttons and bling from your stash if you wish!

PLEASE NOTE when buying the PDF files, after your purchase you’ll see a View your files link which goes to the Downloads page. Here, you can download all the files associated with your order. Downloads are available once your payment is confirmed. In order to read the file you will need a Reader which you can download for free from Acrobat.

If you PREFER A HARD COPY I can send printed out on A4 paper via Royal Mail. The digital download or printed copy will be sent to your Paypal address after payment is complete.

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