Tapestry Bags

There’s nothing quite like a tapestry bag to add an individual touch to any outfit. A handmade bag is perfect for carrying this month’s book to a reading group, and for taking with you on walks or evenings when you only need to carry your purse, phone and keys.

We make up A-Z Animal tapestries into book bags for babies and children, either to take to school or for keeping that all-important bedtime book safe for the next evening.

Each bag is made up with fabric from one of our ranges, a contrast or coordinating lining fabric, two patch pockets on the inside, wadding

between the layers, and a shoulder strap.

Tapestry bag making up price –

from £70.00


The cost of making up a bag includes initial canvas stretching and full making up and return delivery to a mainland UK address (postage may be more for other destinations).

If you are unsure about colour choices for your bag, please call 01460 281111 to discuss possible combinations or to request fabric samples.

Most people choose to have a contrast lining for their bag. Give us a call so we can send samples that you will like, and you will be able to attach them to your canvas when sending it in to us.

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Images shown: Alhambra Stars with blue cotton for border, backing and strap. Turquoise lining and two contrast patch pockets.

Indian Elephants with red velvet border, backing and strap, and a snazzy bright pink lining.

Alice’s Stars and Hearts starter tapestry with purple velvet.

Before you send in your work – a quick checklist before posting: 

Your details Please call us to discuss colours and fabric options before sending in your tapestry. Remember to include your name, address, a contact phone number and email address if possible, and details of different return address if necessary.

Please post your work using a ‘signed for‘ method.

If you will be calling to check that your parcel has arrived, remember to write your name and address on the back of your parcel.

Please include payment by cheque made payable to ‘Jolly Red’ with your work, or call us on 01460 281111 to leave card details for payment. We can also take payment by BACS if that’s easier, again please call for details and a reference code.

Which fabric should I choose –

Cotton, wool blend or velvet?

Which Fabric Should I Use?We make up tapestry bags using our three ranges of fabric – our robust wool blend range which has a textured feel, a cotton range which creates a more clean lined look, and finally a cotton velvet range for a touch of luxury.

There are numerous colour combinations, so call us for advice or email to request fabric samples.

Before you post your tapestry It will speed things up if you can include details of your chosen fabric, length of shoulder strap, and the width of border required around your tapestry.


Post your tapestry to us, using a ‘signed for’ method, to:

Jolly Red Making Up Service

Unit 4B, Walronds Park

Isle Brewers