100% Wool Cross Body Bag – no 12

Cross Body Bag no 12  wool

As promised, using some of the leftover 100% wool fabric from the Vogue coat and McCalls waistcoat I have this afternoon made a co-ordinating bag. It is the usual CBB but with a small change to the dimensions. In order to make full use of the remnants I reduced the length of the main pieces from 14 inches to 12 inches. The outer pockets were also reduced in size to retain the correct proportions. The fusible wadding inside the flap was a patchwork of pieces so I took the opportunity to quilt in a diamond pattern to retain them in place.

For the lining I used part of a one metre cut length of a lovely co-ordinating cotton print that was on sale for just £3.50, purchased from Franklins, Salisbury The outer pocket zip fastener in Black which has an additional ring pull came from the stash left by my father from the days when he worked as an Engineer at the Optilon zip factory in Kent. The Dusky Rose zip on the internal pocket came from the same source.

I was able to make the adjustable strap from a single length of fabric which has a finished width of a bare 1 inch. I used 25mm nickel hardware – a strap adjuster, two x Rectangles, 2 x swivel clip hooks and a twist lock.

And would you believe it? There is still some fabric left – at present I have no idea what it will become!           

                                         Cross Body Bag no 12 wool reverse    Cross Body Bag no 12 wool open