The Companion Carpet Bag comes in two sizes, small and large to fit frames 8.5”and 12”. The finished sizes are 12” (30.5cm) x 8” (20cm) x 6” (15cm) for the small and 16” (41cm) x 10” (25cm) x 6” (15cm) for the large.
The Companion Carpet Bag features a full width front pocket, which you can trim with piping or lace, bag feet, leather handles and optional leather snap tab. Inside there's a zipped pocket and a slip pocket. The pattern uses an internal tubular frame, either 8.5" or 12". You don't need the top snap tab as the frame holds everything closed nicely, but it's a great accent feature!
The Companion Carpet Bag pattern is suitable for pretty much any woven fabrics, from quilting cottons to upholstery chenille. All of the versions made by me have been sewn on my (really rather weak) domestic sewing machine, so you will not need any special machines to make this carpet bag.
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For how to re-size the pattern to fit any size frame click here.
For how to add elasticated pockets click here.
This PDF pattern for the Companion Carpet Bag features 24 pages of comprehensive instructions and colour photographs. It is classified as an intermediate pattern.
The pattern also has a text only section at the back to save on ink and paper costs! The Companion Carpet Bag pattern is written in UK English and has been thoroughly tested by a team of expert pattern testers.