Added Dec 28, 2009
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.
herringbone upholstery fabric – possibly synthetic (?) with a cotton backing
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