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This is a PDF sewing pattern for The Bawdsey Bag, named after the east Suffolk village where radar research took place early in the Second World War. The Bawdsey Bag features front pleat detail and an asymmetrical flap with contrast trim. It is a medium-sized bag with a long strap for practical but stylish day wear. Bawdsey is made with two toning or contrasting fabrics and is suitable for everything from wool tweeds and corduroy to decorator fabrics. The flap template doubles up as an interior pocket.

Sizing info:
The Bawdsey Bag’s approximate finished dimensions are: Height 9.5” (24cm), Width 12.5” (32cm), Base width 3.5” (9cm) and Strap length 41” (104cm)

Materials needed:
½ yard (45cm) of 60” (154cm) or ¾ yard (65cm) of 44” (112cm) wide exterior fabric
¼ yard (25cm) of 60” (154cm) or 44” (112cm) wide contrast fabric
¾ yard (65cm) of 44” (112cm) wide lining fabric
2/3 yard (50cm) of 44” (112cm) wide firm sew-in interfacing
2/3 yard (65cm) of 36” (92cm) wide fusible interfacing
Piece of plastic canvas approx. 10” x 5” (25cm x 13cm)
1 magnetic snap
2 buttons (approx. 1¼”/32mm) diameter

The pattern:
This PDF has 20 pages—10 pages including the cover, general, cutting out and step-by-step instructions, and 10 pattern sheets with the templates, which you must print and cut out. All of the templates are actual size and all seam allowances already added. As three of the templates are too big to fit on one sheet, you must cut out and tape these templates together where shown. Instructions for this are clear.

Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download immediately after check out.