Cotton Shopping Bags for Children

Useful and Cute Tote Style Shoppers with a Teddy in the pocket.

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Cotton Shopping Bags for Children with teddy in front pocket

Many children like to go shopping with their own little bag and these little cotton shoppers really fit the bill.

And these little bags double up nicely as a roomy and useful lunch bag, or just to carry around all those important items they may need to play with πŸ™‚.

Teddy in a Bag has Children’s Cotton Shoppers in two designs – Elephant Print with stars or Teddy Print with small daisies.

Both styles are made in double-sided 100 percent cotton fabric, with interface between the two fabrics to help the bag keep its shape.

And of course, both styles come with a dear little 8cm teddy bear in the front pocket.

Elephant Print Children’s Shopper:

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This children’s cotton shopping bag is in elephant print, with inner lining and handles in a pretty stars design.
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This lovely elephant print shopping bag comes with a sweet little white jointed teddy bear sitting in the front pocket.

Teddy Print Children’s Shopper:

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This children’s cotton shopping bag has a lovely teddy bear print on the outside and a pretty pink and white daisy print on the inside.

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This cute bag comes with a dear little brown jointed teddy bear (which matches the teddies on the bag) sitting in the front pocket.

You can’t always tell from pictures what the size of a bag is.
These are a good ‘medium’ size when it comes to children’s bags. but measurements are of course most helpful:

Bag measurements:

As with all individually handmade items, measurements for these cotton shopping bags may differ very slightly. But the measurements below give a very accurate idea of size:

  • Height of Bag: 22.5 cms (9 inches).
  • Width of bag: 27.5 cms (10.75 inches).
  • Handles (2 – front and back of bag): 23 cms (9 inches) each.

Pockets (2 – front and back of bag). These are long, slim pockets for pens, pencils and a tiny teddy πŸ™‚:

  • Length of each pocket: 15 cms (6 inches).
  • Width of each pocket: 6.5 cms (2.5 inches).

Cotton shopping bags for children are available to purchase at my fairs and markets.
However, for those who cannot make it to a market this Christmas, the 2 bags featured here are available to purchase direct from Teddy in a bag via PayPal.

These are their PayPal purchase boxes:

Elephant Print Childrens Cotton Shopping Bag with Tiny Teddy

Elephant Print Cotton Shopper and Teddy

Pretty cotton shopping bag/tote bag for a child. In 100 percent cotton, elephant print and stars. With 8cm white, jointed teddy in the front pocket. Price includes postage and packing. Will be posted within one business day via Royal Mail 2nd class small parcel post. NOTE: please ensure that the address you have given on the PayPal form is the one you want me to deliver your purchase to.

£9.50

Teddy Bear Print Children’s Cotton Shopping Bag with Tiny Teddy

Teddy Bear Print Cotton Shopper and Teddy

Cute cotton shopping bag/tote bag for a child. In 100 percent cotton, teddy print and daisies. With 8cm, brow, jointed teddy in the front pocket. Price includes postage and packing. Will be posted within one business day via Royal Mail 2nd class small parcel post. NOTE: please ensure that the address you have given on the PayPal form is the one you want me to deliver your purchase to.

£9.50

It may be very difficult for you to choose which bag you think would be liked the most. All I can say is that they are both very appealing and either lof them will be well-loved πŸ™‚

Cotton Shoulder Bags For Children

Each Cotton Bag Has A Tiny Teddy in the Front Pocket

Most of the Teddy Bags I make are crochet bags, but I do a small range of cotton bags too – all for children.

They are all made with 100 percent cotton fabric and contain interface to ensure that they keep their shape. They are all also double-sided, with two cotton fabrics which contrast but complement each other.

These pretty shoulder bags are from the range I call ‘puff’ style (because they remind me of ‘puff skirts’ πŸ™‚). And of course, each bag has a tiny teddy sitting comfortably in the front pocket.

Each little teddy bear measures approximately 8 cms (3.5 cms) and has jointed arms and legs.

I’ll show you one of my favourites first:

Elephant Print Cotton Shoulder Bag

Elephant Print Cotton Bag With Tiny Teddy

This pretty shoulder bag is made in elephant print fabric, with a colourful stars pattern on the reverse side.
There is a square pocket on the outside front, which is big enough to hold the tiny white teddy, plus a couple of small keepsakes too :).


So if you love elephants as well as teddies, this one’s for you πŸ™‚

Little Birds Cotton Shoulder Bag

Next is a very pretty cotton shoulder bag for a child who likes pink and cute birds.
I call it the ‘Little Birds’ bag. It has a sweet pattern with tiny birds in shades of pink and turquoise playing on a light pink background. Reverse side is pink with tiny white polka dots.


And the pocket, also in pink with white polka dots, contains a sweet little brown teddy bear.

Lilac Cotton Shoulder Bag Bag with Polka Dots

And for those children who want a pretty bag for smart occasions, the lilac bag with tiny white polka dots is smart as well as pretty.

The lilac pocket contains a dear little white teddy bear who would appreciate that special occasion too πŸ™‚


Like the other two bags above, the lilac and polka dots cotton shoulder bag is reversible. This one has a plain lilac reverse side.

Bag Measurements:

Measurements are approximate because each individual handmade item can differ slightly.
Bags are also measured laid flat, so for widths please remember to double the amount given for an approximate all round measurement.

  • Length of bag: 23 cms (9 inches).
  • Width of bag (laid flat): Widest part: 27 cms (10.5 inches).
  • Width of top band: 20.5 cms (8 inches).
  • Length of shoulder strap: 51 cms (20 inches).
  • Front pocket: 10cms x 10 cms (4 inches by 4 inches).

Teddy inside pocket measures: 8cms (3.5 inches) approximately, from top of head to bottom of feet.

Pretty cotton shoulder bags like these are available to purchase from me at markets and fairs, but you can also purchase them direct from Teddy in a Bag via PayPal. See below:

Prices for online sales include postage and packing.

Please note: I post by Royal Mail 2nd Class Small Parcel Post to keep prices reasonable for you.
However, any orders taken between November 30th, 2019 and Christmas 2019 will be posted first class at no extra charge (to hopefully beat the Christmas rush πŸ™‚ ).

I have one each of the bags above for sale here as follows:

Elephant Print Shoulder Bag with Tiny Teddy in Front Pocket

Elephant Print Cotton Bag with Teddy

Elephant Print Cotton Shoulder Bag with Tiny (8cms) White Teddy Bear in Front Pocket Bag = 23 cms by 27 cms with 51 cms shoulder strap. Price includes postage and packing. Posted within one business day by Royal Mail 2nd class small parcel post. NOTE: please ensure that the address you have given on the PayPal form is the one you want me to deliver your purchase to.

£9.50

Little Birds Cotton Shoulder Bag with Tiny Teddy in Front Pocket

Little Birds Cotton Bag with Teddy

Little Birds on Pink Print Cotton Shoulder Bag with Tiny (8cms) Brown Teddy Bear in Front Pocket. Bag = 23 cms by 27 cms with 51 cms shoulder strap. Price includes postage and packing. Posted within one business day by Royal Mail 2nd class small parcel post. NOTE: please ensure that the address you have given on the PayPal form is the one you want me to deliver your purchase to.

£9.50

Lilac and Polka Dot Cotton Shoulder Bag with Tiny Teddy in Front Pocket

Lilac Polka Dot Cotton Bag with Teddy

Pretty cotton shoulder bag with white polka dot on lilac print with Tiny (8cms) White Teddy Bear in Front Pocket. Bag = 23 cms by 27 cms with 51 cms shoulder strap. Price includes postage and packing. Posted within one business day by Royal Mail 2nd class small parcel post. NOTE: please ensure that the address you have given on the PayPal form is the one you want me to deliver your purchase to.

£9.50

I hope you like them πŸ™‚

Teddy in a Gift Basket the Ideal Present!

Teddy in a Gift Basket New To Teddy In A Bag:

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I have some lovely teddies holding red roses and I felt that they needed a special basket to sit in, so I am making them special Gift Baskets.

So far there is a Christmas colours gift basket and a Shades of turquoise gift basket and more to come.

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The gift baskets have a crochet cover in pretty colours, with a shell-edged finish in white, which looks like snow on a roof edge.
Inside the baskets are soft cotton fabric cushions and a lovely, soft bolster to support the teddy in comfort :).

These are bigger teddies than usual, measuring 20cms x 19cms when seated, and they fit just right in the baskets.

However, when the teddies are taken out to play with, the baskets can be used to keep other items on the padded interior – perhaps jewellery or other toys, or keepsakes.

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Or, remove the ‘teddy seating area’ and the baskets become very nice storage baskets for larger toys and keepsakes.

As you can tell, I’m very pleased with these teddies in gift baskets and they will be appearing at markets and fairs between now and Christmas.

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However… you may like this idea and want to make a gift basket yourself. And to help, I have written a free pattern/tutorial on how to make your own special gift basket.

You can find it either on our crafts blog,Β  Elephant Sun Dog on this page:
Decorative Gift Basket – Free Crochet and Sewing Pattern.

Or you can download a pdf copy of the pattern for free from my pattern shop on Ravelry on this page:
Decorative Gift Basket by Silvi Veale

And you never know, I might just have started a whole new idea for upcoming Christmas gifts which you can all join in with πŸ™‚

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And it would be great to see you soon at our upcoming fairs and markets with more Teddy Bags.

More Than Teddies This September!

I’ve been busy over the summer at Teddy in a Bag with summer markets and school fayres.
But now September is here, it is time to re-stock and to think about Christmas gifts (yes I know it’s a bit early but…Β  πŸ™‚ ).

There will be new Teddy Bags added here over the next couple of months, but in the meantime I’m stocking our Etsy Store (Elephant Sun Dog Etsy Store) with all sorts of different items as well as Teddy Bags (and patterns for teddy/toy bags too).

Some of the Teddy Bags In Our Etsy Store
Some of the Teddy Bags In Our Etsy Store

There are already quite a few Teddy bags in the store, including the popular little teddies in hanging cradle swings, teddies in gift sacks, teddies in crochet and cotton shoulder bags, teddies in moses baskets, and more.
And that is just a few of them.

But I’ve also been working hard making Christmas gifts for adults too.

I’ve added some of our store items in the side panel and I thought I would show you a few of them in this post.

There are quite a few shoulder bags. All individual designs and colours and all fully lined.
Plus cotton string market bags to carry in your pocket and use instead of plastic shopping bags.

Bags for sale in our Etsy store
Shoulder Bags and Market Bags in our Etsy Store

There is a small range of baby blankets and cot blankets in pretty colours and designs, and also a lovely ‘bright sunshine’ snuggle blanket which children love.

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Cot Blankets and Snuggles In Our Etsy Store

As fun home decor for children and adults, we have some pretty wall hangings; some with dear little chubby owls and others with hearts or stars.

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Some of the Owls and Stars Wall Hangings in our Etsy Store

Then there is a great range of coaster sets and table sets (doilies with matching coasters).
These have so many different uses – from holding a warm coffee mug, or making an elegant party drinks setting, to making dressing table sets or just to have around the home as pretty decor.

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Some of the coaster sets and doilies and coaster tables sets in our Etsy Store

I have also been busy making crochet patterns, mainly to put teddies in at the moment, but no doubt I’ll be making some new patterns soon.

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Crochet patterns for a Moses Basket and a Child’s Backpack in our Etsy Store

If you would like to have a look at the items shown above and other handmade items we have for sale in our Etsy Store, it would be great if you dropped in to check it out.

You can visit us here:Β  Elephant Sun Dog Etsy Store.

So, as you can see, I’ve been busy.
And there’s more to come as we (like it or not… πŸ™‚ ) move towards Christmas.

But there will also be more teddy bags on these pages very soon.

So please don’t forget to check back and I’ll see you soon πŸ™‚

Childs Teddy Print Cotton Shopper With Teddy

Everyone loves teddies and what could be better than a shopping bag in teddy print with a teddy in the front pocket!

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This pretty cotton shopper is ideal for a child to carry lots of toys inside, or if they go to school, it will carry their boooks, or be a roomy lunch bag.

The bag is sewn with double-cotton fabric. On the outside is a cute teddy print and on the inside is a pretty daisy print to match. The daisy print is carried forward into the trimming, handles and long pocket both sides (which is roomy enough for several pencils or coloured pens or more!).

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And of course a really nice bonus is the small teddy sitting in the front pocket.
You can see the teddy outside the bag as well. It is a little plush teddy with jointed arms and legs so that it can sit as well as stand.

Bag measures approximately 8.75 inches (22.5 cms) in height (not counting handles) and is 10.75 inches (27.5 cms) wide.
The two handles measure 8 inches (20 cms) [3.5 inches actual carrying depth] each one.

The tiny teddy is 3 inches (7.5 cms) tall.

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Although the teddy has a CE mark, I would not recommend leaving the teddy in the bag when giving to children under 3 years old to play with unsupervised, owing to small parts.

This roomy bag is for teddy lovers and it is an ideal present for both girls and boys.

Price of each bag with teddy is Β£8.00 each at Fairs and Markets and is Β£11.50 (which includes careful packaging, postage and processing) on the Elephant Sun Dog Etsy Shop.

I hope you love our teddy shopping bags as much as we do!