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Since I am trying to live, and stitch, according to the Reduce Reuse Recycle mantra, there is now little to distinguish this shop from my other, Lynwoodcrafts, Folksy shop. As a consequence, all new items will be listed at Lynwoodcrafts and items listed at LynwoodcraftsRecycled will gradually be moved over to Lynwoodcrafats. As usual, accessories featuring original embroidery, in association with felting, hand dyeing and fabric painting may be found 'Lynwoodcrafts' at Folksy.

SALE Blue Patchwork Messenger Bag with recycled embroidery

SALE Blue Patchwork Messenger Bag with recycled embroidery
£12.50 1 Available
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SALE - Previously £17.

A simple messenger bag in shades of blue with bright yellow highlights, featuring a panel from embroidered vintage linen, framed by a patchwork of vintage prints, a bright coordinating button and loop, and contrasting blanket stitch seams.

A panel of hand embroidery was cut from a vintage linen traycloth. The original motif was 'enhanced to make the shape more suitable for this purpose, matching my colours and stitches closely to the original design. The embroidered panel was then framed with sashing strips of a blue and white printed cotton fabric. This, in turn, was framed with a border of patchwork. This patchwork design forms the flap of the bag. The main body of the bag, and the strap, are cut from a 'denim effect' cotton fabric. The bag is fully lined with a blue, red and white striped fabric prior to assembly. I have made a feature of the side seams, choosing to hand-stitch them in blanket-stitch, using a pale blue crochet cotton. The bag closes with a button-hole stitch loop, in bright yellow cotton, over a bright blue button.

The strap is generous in length. It may be shortened to your requirements at no extra cost. Please message me when ordering.


Height - 27 cm approx
Width - 19.5 cm approx


A fragment of pretty embroidery from a recycled vintage tray cloth was the starting point for this design. I enjoyed selecting printed cottons from my stash to complete the bag.

Shipping & delivery

This item will be posted to you by Lynwoodcrafts Recycled within 5 days of receiving payment.

Shipping destination Cost Additional items
United Kingdom £1.50 £0.50

Returns & Shipping Policy

You have 14 days, from receipt, to notify the seller if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item.

Unless faulty, the following types of items are non-refundable: items that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements; items which deteriorate quickly (e.g. food), personal items sold with a hygiene seal (cosmetics, underwear) in instances where the seal is broken; digital items.

Please note that if your order is being posted outside mainland UK, you (or the recipient) may have to pay customs or VAT charges and a handling fee. The seller is not responsible for any charges or fees that may incur.

Read the Folksy Returns Policy.