The Lauren Bag by Emma Brennan

This bag is inspired by Emma Brennan’s favourite era for accessories — the inventive 1940s wartime years. During this period, interest was often added to designs by the use of unusual-shaped flaps. The size of the pieces for this bag make them ideal for using up a combination of smaller offcuts of fabric. For her bag, Emma mixed textures by combining polka dot Welsh wool with hand-woven Harris tweed and velvet. The bag could be made equally well in a combination of quilting-weight fabrics.

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