Southampton Collection – Five Fabric-lined Bags
The Southampton Collection features five different fabric-lined bags so you’ll always have the perfect bag to hand. The collection includes a shoulder bag, two tote bags and two book bags.
The shoulder bag features a light-weight cotton liner with step-by-step sewing instructions. The remaining bags all use purchased canvas liners, transforming them into stunning and stylish accessories.
The two totes are an excellent size for carrying heavy loads back from the shops and one has a colourful dyed liner. Then the collection ends with two long-handled book bags, with additional key tags for easy access to your library cards or house keys.
Please see below for more information about this pattern collection.
The collection includes details for five fabric-lined bags:
Weymouth Shoulder Bag: This uses a light worsted-weight cotton yarn & features shoulder-length knitted handles. The bag is lined with cotton fabric and full sewing instructions are included in the pattern.
Back-to-Nature Bag: This versatile tote bag is worked in a textural stitch which looks almost crocheted. The pattern includes ideas for different striped patterns which can be worked from small left-over balls of yarn.
Sarasota Shopper: This stunning tote bag has bands of Basketweave set on a background of Double Moss. It features a co-ordinating dyed canvas liner and full dye instructions are included in the pattern.
Southampton Book Bag: This features a navy knitted outer shell and contrasting liner with long shoulder straps. There is also a key tag with carabiner hook so you can easily find your library card or house keys.
Falmer Book Bag: The last pattern in the collection uses a black canvas liner and striking black and red detailing for the sides. It also has long handles and an extra key tab with matching red carabiner clip.
NB: Each of these patterns is available separately. Please click here for more information.
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TECHNIQUES REQUIRED: Knitting, purling, provisional cast-on, slipped stitches, increases & working in the round.
Weymouth Shoulder Bag: Sewing a cotton liner
Sarasota Shopper & Southampton Book Bag: Dyeing the liner. (Optional)
Falmer Book Bag: Working with two colours & Swiss Darning
Weymouth Shoulder Bag: 26.5cm/10.5 ins high x 30cm/12 ins wide
Other Bags: 31.5cm/12.5 ins high x 34cm/13.25 ins wide
Drop from handle to base:
Tote Bags: 52cm/20.5 ins
Weymouth Shoulder Bag: 61cm/24 ins
Other shoulder bags: 65cm/26.5 ins
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download.
Payments can be made by credit card, debit card, or PayPal. You will then receive a confirmation of your transaction together with the download link by e-mail.
The pdf file can be printed out or viewed on a computer, tablet or mobile device. Please let me know if you have any difficulties in downloading or opening the file.
07 Apr 2013: Introducing the Southampton Collection
08 Apr 2013: The Sarasota Shopper
10 Apr 2013: Two book bags
01 Jun 2022: A new shoulder bag for the summer
Current Version: v21AUG2023
Please contact me if you have a previous version of the pattern and would like an updated copy.
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2023