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The Vintage-style Wattisham Tote Bag

The Vintage-style Wattisham Tote Bag

Looking to add a touch of retro charm to your accessory collection? Meet the Wattisham Tote Bag – a spacious, versatile tote that exudes vintage flair. Named after the iconic WWII Suffolk airfield, this tote combines classic design elements with modern functionality, making it perfect for everyday use.

Designed with simplicity and roominess in mind, the Wattisham Tote by Charlies Aunt features pleats on both the front and back panels, adding visual interest and extra storage space. Inside, you'll find a convenient patch pocket with a tab fastener, keeping your essentials organized and easily accessible.

What sets the Wattisham Tote apart is its versatility. You have two options to choose from: create a contrasting lower panel for a bold statement, or opt for a seamless look with the pleated front and back panels combined. Whichever style you choose, you're sure to turn heads wherever you go.

Crafted to suit a variety of tastes and occasions, the Wattisham Tote Bag can be made using a range of fabrics – from cozy British tweeds and sumptuous velvet to durable cotton canvas. Finish it off with purchased webbing or leather straps for a polished touch.

Ready to get started on your own Wattisham Tote Bag? This PDF sewing pattern has you covered with 17 comprehensive pages. This includes 10 pages featuring detailed instructions, cutting guides, and step-by-step visuals to guide you through the process.

Additionally, you'll find seven pattern sheets with templates that are ready to print and cut out. Rest assured, all templates are true to size, and seam allowances are already included – making your sewing experience a breeze.

Whether you're heading to the market, strolling along the boardwalk, or simply running errands around town, the Wattisham Tote Bag is your go-to accessory for style and practicality. Embrace your creativity and embark on a sewing journey that's as rewarding as it is stylish.



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