Sunday, 17 April 2011

My Homemade Cath Kidston Bag....

I'm so chuffed, having spent 30 odd years thinking I couldn't sew that I managed this!!

I love Cath Kidston saddle bags, but I don't care too much for the oilcloth - I'd much prefer them in cotton and I also don't care for the £68 price tag so I made my own:

It needs some snaps on the tabs yet....

Inside - I know I should have used a white zip but I only had black and you can't see it when the flap is over....

I hunted around for a similar pattern and found Butterick B4147.

Recently a Cath Kidston outlet store opened in our nearest city and so off I went to look for fabric. As an outlet they get discontinued and sale stuff but this time they only had a very small selection of fabric as they were awaiting new stock.

However, what they did have was a good selection of tablecloths and at £17 for 140cm x 180cm it was a bargain (CK cotton duck is £18 per metre full price and £12 per metre in the outlet). For the lining I bought a couple of tea towels and as these came with a CK label I even had that to add to my bag!!

I sew for a couple of hours in the afternoon either before or after I see to the ponies.

I really enjoyed making it and will definitely make more, I'd like one in every CK pattern!! 

Big hello and welcome to all my new followers, I can't tell you how excited I am to see the number creeping up!!

Hope you're having a lovely weekend? 

S x


  1. Thanks an absolutely gorgeous bag! I love shabby chic too. I'd say you definitely can sew!

  2. Beautiful bag!WOW.Thanks for entering my giveawaay and good luck!
    XO Marie

  3. hi sarah i love the bag any chance you could photo copy pattern would like to give it a go myself! Hope all is well with you and you had a good easter xxx love and hugs vicky xxx


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