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In these difficult times, I continue to work from home. I am only selling items which can be posted via the Post Box which is just outside my gate. I have a stock of stamps and packaging materials and, therefore, can stay open for business without imposing extra risk on other individuals. As usual, accessories featuring original embroidery, in association with felting, hand dyeing and fabric painting may be found in my other Folksy shop - 'Lynwoodcrafts'.

SALE Brown Patchwork Messenger Bag with recycled embroidery

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

A simple messenger bag in shades of brown, enlivened with bright orange and lime green highlights, featuring a panel from embroidered vintage linen, framed by a patchwork border, a bright coordinating button and loop, and contrasting blanket stitch seams.

A panel of hand embroidery was cut from a vintage linen tea cosy cover. 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 brown 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 'leather print' fabric. The bag is fully lined with a mustard, red and green cotton fabric prior to assembly. I have made a feature of the side seams, choosing to hand-stitch them in blanket-stitch, using a bright lime green crochet cotton. The bag closes with a button-hole stitch loop, in the same lime green cotton, over a bright orange button.

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


Height - 28 cm approx
Width - 19.5 cm approx
Length of strap (may be shortened before dispatch) - 125 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 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.

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