The Companion Carpet bag pattern was the January ’15 pattern for the Bag of the Month Club. The bag is a very satisfying sew, and your greatest difficulty will be choosing your fabrics!
Small – W 12″ x H 8″ x D 6″ (30.5cm x 20cm x 15cm)
Large – W 16″ x H 10″ x D 6″ (41cm x 25cm x 15cm)
The Companion Carpet Bag features a full width front pocket, which you can trim with piping or lace, bag feet, leather handles and optional leather snap tab. Inside there’s a zipped pocket and a slip pocket. The pattern uses an internal tubular frame, either 8.5″ or 12″. You don’t need the top snap tab as the frame holds everything closed nicely, but it’s a great accent feature!
The Companion Carpet Bag pattern is suitable for pretty much any woven fabrics, from quilting cottons to upholstery chenille. All of the versions made by me have been sewn on my (really rather weak) domestic sewing machine, so you will not need any special machines to make this carpet bag.