We're keeping this one simple, just a beautiful shape and no fussy hardware.


The Chelsea bag has a beautiful shape. It’s a generous size measuring 30 cm (12”) high and 40 cm (16”) wide. It features a double closure, a button and loop at the sides and a flap with a magnetic clip. Unbutton the sides and the bag expands to a large tote. On the inside there are 2 pockets including a secure zipper pocket.    

Pattern includes full size pattern pieces with step by step instructions and photos.



(Based on 112 cm (42") wide medium weight cotton and or linen fabrics)

Exterior Print Fabric:                                                     40 cm

Plain exterior contrast fabric (Straps, sides and flap):    70 cm

Lining Fabric:                                                                80 cm

Non fusible foam interfacing:                                        40 cm x 145 cm

(Recommended is Bosal In-R-Form or Matildas Own)

Light fusible woven interfacing for inner pockets, flap and straps:      50 cm

25 cm dress zipper for the inner pocket.

14 mm (3/4”) magnetic clip

14 mm (3/4”) button with a shank for the side closure.

35 mm (1 ½”) decorative button for the flap.

12. 5 cm x 30 cm rectangle of template plastic for the bag base.

Tracing paper to trace the pattern

Chelsea Bag Pattern

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