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Sweetheart Bag

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Sweetheart Bag
Sweetheart Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic sewing
  • Ironing on interfacing

Pattern Description:

I designed this bag to be constructed completely from recycled materials. The main body of the bag is done in a heavy weight wool from a thrifted grey wool skirt. The skirt cost me $2 and I got two bags out of it! The lining was once an pair of curtains and the applique on the front was from a t-shirt that no longer fit. I hope this bag will show you that 'upcycled' can be pretty darn fashionable and affordable. I hope you have fun making it and even more fun finding a fun skirt to transform!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 18cm x 30cm


  • 0,5m heavy wool fabric (or one thrifted wool skirt!)
  • 0.5m quilting cotton for lining
  • 30cm x 15cm piece medium weight interfacing (Vilene S320)
  • 25cm x 4cm piece heavy weight interfacing (Vilene S520)

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 magnetic snap
  • 1 button or applique for front
  • Sewing needle and thread

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