A versatile bag in an understated 1940s style that can be made with either a wrist strap or a simple long strap. Ideally made in two or more contrasting fabrics, the Chattisham Clutch Bag is a sensible size for day wear but also makes up well in fancy fabrics for evening wear. It has a pieced front and a decorative tab on the ap. The pattern also contains instructions for an interior patch pocket.
Simple 1940’s wartime inspired sewing pattern includes templates and instructions to make a floppy peaked ‘baker’ style cap with a pieced top, and a soft beret hat trimmed with a self-fabric rose. Size: Hats to fit a medium sized head (22”/56cm) with instructions on how to vary the sizing. Suggested fabrics: For the cap, soft draping tweed/wool in contrasting colours. For the beret, soft boile..
This 1950s inspired clutch bag is both retro and “on trend” for today, combining the currently popular “oversized” shape with pleat detail at the front and a sleek curved flap. View 1 can be made using two or three contrasting fabrics to great effect and the flap is ideal for showcasing two big vintage buttons. View 2 has a plain front, a flat bow style trim on the flap and an option to attach a..
Inspired by the styles of the early 1940s, these practical day bags combine a useful size with a functional utilitarian shape and military detailing popular during the war years. View 1 has a pointed flap and tab closure while View 2 has a pieced flap and is trimmed with vintage buttons on the flap and handle, adding to the retro appeal. Finished bag dimensions: 10” (26cm) tall by 14” (36cm) w..
Practicality and prettiness combine in this 1940s inspired sewing pattern, which offers a choice of view 1 pleated onto a yoke and finished with a bow trimmed flap, or view 2 with a pleated front pocket and long tab flap. Finished bag dimensions: 13” (33cm) tall 16” (41cm) wide excluding handles Materials needed: For View 1 ¾yd (70cm) of 45” (115cm) or 54” (140cm) wide main fabric ½yd (50c..
Inspired by the practical styles of the 1950s, these bags have a flat base, darted external and internal pockets, and shoulder straps. View 1 has an unusual stylized flap that fastens with an upward-turning tab attached to the front pocket. View 2 has a pocket with a button-trimmed flap. It features two handles and a shaped inset at the top. Bags are approx 17” (43cm) wide x 13” (33cm) high x 5..
Cute 1950s inspired handbag with a unique ‘vase’ silhouette, shaped upper edge, simple handle, optional tie fastening and front pocket, which doubles as an interior pocket...
This 1950s inspired clutch bag is both retro and “on trend” for today, combining the currently popular “oversized” shape with pleat detail at the front and a sleek curved flap. View 1 can be made using two or three contrasting fabrics to great effect and the flap is ideal for showcasing two big vintage buttons. View 2 has a plain front, a flat bow style trim on the flap and an option to attach a h..
Inspired by the 1940s ARP wardens’ bags, this style combines a sensible size with an unusual shaped front pocket and flap, making it a practical accessory with vintage appeal. An interior pocket template is included...
1940s wartime inspired, envelope clutch bags with military styling. Features View 1 pieced from three contrasting fabrics and View 2 with an alternative flap and front pocket. Trim both views with vintage buttons to complete the look.Bag Dimensions: Approx. 8” (20cm) high by 14” (35cm) wide..
Taking inspiration from the styles of the early 1930s, this pattern contains two vintage style clutch bags—one with a gathered front and flat “faux bow” applique trim, the other with a stylized asymmetrical flap and bow popular in the decade.Both bags finished dimensions: Height 8” (20cm) Width 12½ ” (32cm)..
Inspired by the 1940s ARP wardens’ bags, this style combines a sensible size with an unusual shaped front pocket and flap, making it a practical accessory with vintage appeal. An interior pocket template is included.Finished dimensions: Height 14” (35cm) Width 12” (31cm) Base width 2” (5cm)..
Inspired by British country life in the 1940s, the Poacher’s Bag has a gathered front pocket, pieced front and shaped flap. A template for an interior pocket doubles as an alternative flap option. This style can be made with a self-fabric strap, or a purchased leather strap attached with tabs. Finish the retro look with mismatching vintage buttons...