A truly beautiful one off fabric pack containing British wool tweed, exquisite Sudbury silk, unique hand-painted lace applique and vintage buttons.
The pack contains enough materials and trims to make one of our very simple small clutch bags. Shown in this listing is the 'Ruthie Clutch' which is a supplement with flap variation for our Home Guard Clutch bag PDF. The last picture shows an applique of this kind used on our High Tea Clutch Bag but it would work equally well on the flap of Ruthie.
As these packs are quite time consuming to collate and list, I have only listed the rough size of the fabric pieces in inches/cms. All of these packs are one-offs and the contents is as seen in the photographs. Some have slightly bigger wool or silk pieces than others, hence the difference in prices. All packs have enough fabric to make at least one clutch bag but you may have some tiny pieces left over for another small project.
The clutch bag images shown here are examples only of the kind of purse you could make using the contents of your pack.
*Your basic pack will contain:
A piece of 100% wool British tweed in a 'birds' eye' weave in charcoal grey, pink and cream, measuring approx. 15" x 40" ( 38 x 101cm)
Piece of unique vintage Sudbury silk in deep rose pink with woven 'dots' pattern, 15" x 24" (38 x 139cm)
Unique hand-painted lace applique, approx. 6" x 3" at widest points (15 x 7cm approx.)
Three tiny vintage buttons in pinky peach to trim the applique
*You can also pick the option of adding a piece of interfacing and of batting/fleece, and a 1cm magnetic snap to tone with the fabric if you are making the Ruthie Clutch Home Guard variation. You will receive:
Vlieseline 250 fusible interfacing (14" x 32") to interface your bag
Vlieseline 272 Thermolam batting to use as stabiliser for your bag
1cm magnetic snap in antique brass to tone with the fabric
*In addition, if you pick the option to have a pattern as well, you will also receive, BY EMAIL, a PDF sewing pattern for the Home Guard Clutch Bag with a 'Ruthie Clutch' supplement (2 PDF files) giving an alternative flap to go with the Home Guard Clutch, especially designed for use with lace trim. If you want a pattern, please pick the 'with PDF sewing pattern' option and provide and email address where you want the pattern to be sent.
When you pay, your fabric pack will be posted to you but if you have picked the PDF pattern option, you must provide an email address where you would like the PDF file to be emailed. Once you’ve received and downloaded the file from the email, you can print off the purse templates to use with your fabric pack.
Note: This listing is for fabric and an option of a PDF sewing pattern, not for the finished purse.
Shipping for fabric:
This listing is for contents as listed above. The items will be posted to you at the address provided by Etsy unless otherwise stated. After we receive payment, your purchase will be shipped within 48hrs. All items are shipped via first-class mail in the UK. Insurance and/or alternative shipping methods are available on request but at extra cost. For international orders, these will be shipped airmail via Royal Mail. Your PDF purse pattern will be emailed to the email address provided.
All orders must be paid for using credit card or Paypal. Contact us if you experience a problem with payment. If there is no payment or contact made within 3 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled and the item re-listed.
Refunds and exchanges:
We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you have a problem with your fabric, please convo us and we will do our best to find a solution. Please check our policies for copyright information about our bag patterns.
All orders must be paid for using Paypal or credit card. Please pay at time of purchase. Contact us if you experience a problem with payment. If there is no payment or contact within 3 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled and the item re-listed.
PayPal is the best way to pay because it allows you to pay with a credit card without signing up for an account.
We also now accept direct credit card payments.
All printed paper patterns, fabrics, buttons and kits will be sent out by first class mail, usually within 48 hours of receiving your order. Overseas orders are sent by first class international air mail. If you want special posting options or insurance, please convo us for details and prices.
PDF patterns are either available by instant download or are emailed to the email address in your etsy profile. If you would like it sent to another address please specify the email address in the "message to seller" box at checkout. PDF patterns are emailed within 48-hours of your completed payment.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Refunds and exchanges:
There are no refunds on PDF patterns, paper patterns and kits because of the nature of the products. Please choose carefully.
Important Copyright Information:
Although all of my patterns and books are covered by the copyright and patents act, I realise that several of my customers would like to be able to make a few items from my patterns to sell, so I have decided to allow it again, as long as they stick to the following rules:
* Make no more than 10 bags in a year to sell from any one Charlie’s Aunt pattern, and up to a MAXIMUM of 40 bags in total from a combination of any of my patterns in a year. Please don’t make any more than this – I have more than 20 different sewing patterns and it simply wouldn't be fair to buy 15 and make 10 of each, because you would be adopting my entire concept that way. If you intend to make any more than 40 in a year, this would be deemed a big business and would be totally against the rules. Please respect this!
* Write on each swing ticket and in all Etsy/online descriptions the following words: “This bag was made using a Charlie’s Aunt sewing pattern designed by Emma Brennan”. A link to my Etsy shop would also be greatly appreciated. Please don’t put your own designer labels in my designs – that isn’t fair!
* Please have the courtesy to drop me a line to ask if you can make the bags to sell. This way I can keep track of who’s doing what and I can hopefully persuade you to share photos of the bags you make on the Charlie’s Aunt Facebook site.
* All items for sale must be handmade by you. Contracting with others to mass produce Charlie’s Aunt designs is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
* Distribution of the pattern pieces and corresponding instructions is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Please do not copy my patterns in any way. The words, diagrams and pictures are covered by copyright and I will pursue anyone who infringes this.
* Finally, please be respectful my designs and policies. Being allowed to make a limited number of bags from my patterns to sell is a privilege and not a right.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions
The PDF patterns contain instructions, illustrations, photographs and pattern templates for one style of bag, purse or fashion accessory. The templates are full size and can be printed on A4 paper, but some templates need to be joined together with tape because they are too big to fit on one page. All patterns contain detailed instructions on how to cut and join pattern templates.
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