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Posh Charlie

Added Dec 28, 2009

by sockbuttons

Milwaukee, Wisco...






This is a slightly altered version of the Charlie bag that I made for my sister, whose everyday style is very posh. I re-drafted the pattern to make it symmetrical & added a bit of curve to the seams at the bottom of the bag.

I found the red herringbone upholstery fabric on a remnant table & thought it would be perfect to use for the Charlie due to its sturdiness. I created a seam at the bottom third of the bag to play with the herringbone pattern – the herringbone lines run vertical at the bottom of the bag & horizontal on the top portion.

I lined the bag with a pretty swiss dot & flower print cotton fabric. Instead of overlocking the edges of the handles, I used a chocolate brown bias tape to finish it. I’m really happy with how it turned out.

Material Notes

herringbone upholstery fabric – possibly synthetic (?) with a cotton backing
cotton lining
bias tape




Garment Type
Cotton, Blends

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  • Kids-bagpuss1_large

    Jun 20, 2010, 06.36 PMby marvage

    Love it! Thanks for posting!

  • Strickliesl_large

    Jan 1, 2010, 11.43 PMby buzzybee

    Great bag. I am also interested in the blouse that you are wearing. I love the sleeve / cuff detail.

  • Lia_1_large

    Dec 31, 2009, 08.07 AMby liaspace

    It looks beautiful :)

  • Collar2_large

    Dec 29, 2009, 12.40 AMby sandoz18

    This looks really nice… very posh, indeed.

  • Dscf4800_large

    Dec 28, 2009, 09.35 PMby lelie

    Very nice!

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