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A variation of the Charlie Grocery Shopping bag

Added Nov 29, 2009

by salesgirl

Rieux, France






I used the pattern for the Charlie Grocery shopping bag but also added lining to it. I pieced the bag and lining together with bias tape.

Material Notes

flower fabric from Ikea



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Garment Type
Casual, Romantic

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    Aug 25, 2010, 07.45 AMby Cara Riggles

    I love it! It rivals the look of popular designer bags! I’ve been looking for an attractive handbag. This comes super close to what I have in mind! :o)

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    Mar 8, 2010, 11.55 AMby saffiertje

    great fabric! Makes the bag even more nice!

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    Mar 8, 2010, 11.55 AMby saffiertje

    great fabric! Makes the bag even more nice!

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    Dec 19, 2009, 08.16 PMby anneburr

    did you just sew a straight seem across the bottom or did you fold in the corners as the original directions explained?

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      Jan 6, 2010, 11.23 AMby salesgirl

      straight seem. It is hidden afterwards by the lining so no need for fancy seems.
      Sorry for answering this late!

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    Dec 9, 2009, 02.03 AMby demiki

    Love the fabric choices. You did an amazing job:)

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    Nov 30, 2009, 06.28 PMby katensew

    I like the fabric – sort of reminds me of the 60’s and those gorgeous beach trousers that I wore !!

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    Nov 30, 2009, 02.24 PMby salesgirl

    Thanks for all the comments! It’s great to have feedback. My bag is now on its way to Russia where my husband is bringing it as a present for a friend of ours!!!! Anyway, I am making another one… Quick and simple!

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    Nov 30, 2009, 04.24 AMby tangerinesamurai

    I didn’t see that fabric at IKEA but wil look for it next time…

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    Nov 29, 2009, 07.29 PMby smallone

    this is super – love the fabric and I think you trimmed Charlie down a bit which makes a far more elegant bag – super work!!!!

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    Nov 29, 2009, 03.26 PMby Ana B

    Very nice. I was thinking of taking a shot at the Charlie with a lining too; not as talented as you to figure it out. Your Charlie is way… more fancy than a grocery shopping bag.

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      Nov 29, 2009, 03.44 PMby salesgirl

      Just give it a go because this is a really easy pattern and quick to finish. Really rewarding project! Go on and good luck! I am making another one as we speak!!!

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    Nov 29, 2009, 03.08 PMby badyan

    I love the fabric! I can imagine wide pants made of it… Hmm, I think about a trip to IKEA :-)

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