The Cwtsh Bag PDF Pattern - Charity Pattern for Black Minds Matter

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Quick overview:

Please note: This pattern has been designed as a charity pattern, £8.25 from each Cwtsh Bag pattern sold will be donated to the charity 'Black Minds Matter'. 

Welsh; a safe space, or a loving hug. 
Pronounced Kuhtch


W 11" x H 10" x D 6" (28cm x 25.5cm x 15cm)

 #cwtshbag #cwtchbag



Please note: This pattern has been designed as a charity pattern, £8.25 from each Cwtsh Bag pattern sold will be donated to the charity 'Black Minds Matter'. 


  • Easy to read instructions, colour photographs, and full pattern pieces
  • Beginner friendly style
  • PDF sewing pattern available for immediate download


Bag Features

This adaptable bag has a 'huggable' strap length, meaning it nestles cosily right under your arm, making it a comforting wear, and a secure bag to carry! 

The large front panel of the Cwtsh bag is perfect for showing off feature fabrics. It has exposed boxed corners for a twist on a regular slouch style handbag and has slip and zip pockets inside.

The bag is stabilised with fusible fleece, but if you're using a canvas or a tapestry fabric you may wish to omit the stabiliser all together.
For extra strength, you can choose to add optional rivets to the bag.


Pattern Features

This PDF sewing pattern for the Cwtsh Bag features comprehensive instructions, pattern pieces, and colour photographs, including instructions for a fun exposed boxed corner.

The Cwtsh Bag is classified as a beginner's pattern and is acheivable on a domestic sewing machine. The Cwtsh Bag sewing pattern is written in UK English and has been thoroughly tested by a team of all-level pattern testers.

The sewing pattern also has a text only section at the back to save on ink and paper costs! For more information on how to download and print PDF sewing patterns, please see my tutorial: How to download and print PDF sewing patterns.

Buy TheCwtsh Bag PDF sewing pattern directly from Sewing Patterns by Mrs H today! Please note: currently, this sewing pattern is only available as a digital download.


Pattern FAQs

What difficulty is this sewing pattern?

This is a beginner's pattern and is acheivable on a regular domestic sewing machine. If you get stuck pop over to our Facebook group for support.


How big is the Cwtsh Bag?

Width x Height x Depth

11” x 10” x 6” (28cm x 25.5cm x 15cm)


What's the tag for social media?

#cwtshbag #cwtchbag


What fabrics did you use for your Cwtsh Bag?

I made my cover bag from 'Caged Beauty' from Blended Thread Fabrics pre-order company in Cotton woven. I used 'iron' by Kona Cotton for the lining. I used medium weight interfacing on the exterior and lining panels (Vilene F220) and fusible fleece for the exterior panels.


What materials do I need to make the Cwtsh Bag?

This pattern works best in quilting cottons, although slightly thicker fabrics will work if your machine can sew through 6 layers.

Sew Hot now carry hardware and interfacing kits! Find them here: Sew Hot Cwtsh Bag Kits

½ yd (0.4m) Exterior
⅞ yd (0.8m) Lining
½ yd (0.4m) Fusible fleece (Based on 90cm wide, narrower will need more)
1 ⅔ yd (1.5m) Light/Medium weight interfacing (Based on 90cm wide, narrower will need more) such as Pellon SF101, Vilene G700 or F220

2 x 18mm Slim magnetic snap
1 x 8" (20cm) #3 Dressmaking Zip – If using continuous zipper, cut to 10” (25.5cm) long
2 x 1" (2.5cm) Triangle rings
2 x 1" (2.5cm) Swivel Clips

Double sided basting tape
Zip foot & Walking foot
Wonder clips
Pressing cloth, Iron & Ironing board


Where can I find more inspiration?

For more photos and inspiration please visit the Facebook group: Sewing Patterns by Mrs H Support Group


Is there a sew along for the Cwtsh Bag?

There will be! Join us on 6th September for Creative Craft Live!


I've found a mistake!

Oh no! We're sorry to hear that. Please let us know by sending an email to so we can add it to our list to correct when the pattern is next updated.


I have a question not answered here

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