Inspired by the simple but slightly quirky shapes of the 1940s, this is the most versatile and useful style in the Charlie’s Aunt collection to date. I can picture the smartly dressed wartime code-breakers going to work at Bletchley Park with this practical bag—and yet it is equally relevant today.
The Breckland Bag is perfectly sized for all occasions and makes up well in a range of fabrics. It features an unusual asymmetrical flap and front pocket and can be made with a contrasting strap and pocket. The front pocket template also doubles as an interior patch pocket.
The bag’s finished dimensions are: Height 9.5” (24cm), Width at widest point 14” (36cm), Base width 1.75” (4.5cm)
You will need:
For whole bag including strap in one fabric:
1/2 yard (50cm) of 60” (154cm) wide or 1 yard (100m) of 44” (112cm) wide exterior fabric
To make with a contrast pocket and strap, you will need:
1/3 yard (32cm) of 60” (154cm) wide, or 2/3 yard (62cm) of 44” (112cm) wide exterior fabric
1/3 yard (32cm) of 60” (154cm) wide, or ½ yard of 44” (112cm) wide contrast fabric