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Home Front bags

Home Front bags

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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) wide and 5” (13cm) at the base

Materials needed:

For View 1 you will need:

· ½ yd (50cm) of 44” (115cm) wide or 1/3 yard of 54” (140cm) wide fabric 1

· ½ yd (50cm) of 44” (115cm) wide or 1/3 yard of 54” (140cm) wide fabric 2

· ½ yd (50cm) of 44” (115cm) wide lining fabric

· ½ yd (50cm) of 44” (115cm) wide firm sew-in interfacing (and of optional batting)

· ½ yd (50cm) of 36” (92cm) wide fusible interfacing (for flap, tab and handle)

 

For View 2 you will need:

· 1/3 yd (35cm) of 44” (115cm) wide or 54” (140cm) wide fabric 1

· 1/3 yd (35cm) of 44” (115cm) or 54” (140cm) wide fabric 2

· 1/3 yd (35cm) of 44” (115cm) or 54” (140cm) wide fabric 3

· ½ yd (50cm) of 44” (115cm) wide lining fabric

· ½ yd (50cm) of 44” (115cm) wide firm sew-in interfacing (and of optional batting)

· ½ yd (50cm) of 36” (92cm) wide fusible interfacing (for flap and handle)

 

For both views:

· Plastic canvas or similar 10¼” x 4½” (26 x 11½cm) for bag base

· 1 metal ring 1½” (38mm) diameter for handle

· 2 or 3 vintage buttons 1¼” (32mm) diameter approx

· 1 magnetic snap set

 

 

Price: $AU14.50


Product Code: CA3
 

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