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 ๐Ÿ™‚.

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 ๐Ÿ™‚:

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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’ ๐Ÿ™‚). 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚


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 ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

See Teddy in a Bag at St Margarets Hall This Saturday

Teddy in a Bag is pleased to announce that we will be at the St Margarets Table Top Sale this Saturday, 28th September, 2019.

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The venue is St Margarets Church Hall, Highland Road, Southsea, PO4 9DD.

This is a great sale, with Free Entry to see lots of different tables and enjoy some refreshments. Just the thing for an enjoyable Saturday afternoon.

And the sale is in aid of helping the local community.

It’s always a pleasure to attend events which help good causes, so I’m making sure I will have some new stock on display, alongside all the favourites.

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You can see from the picture above some of the lines I will be showing:

  • Teeny tiny baskets with tiny teddies and bunnies inside;
  • Teddies in swinging cradles; moses baskets, teddy cradles, small children’s baskets, backpacks, and shoulder bags, and pretty purses – all with a teddy inside.
  • And those brand new Decorative Baskets with a happy Teddy snuggled up inside which I featured in my previous post.
  • Then there are elephant ‘snuggle blankets’, and ‘sunshine’ snuggles.
  • There are some items for adults and teenagers too – the large crochet shopper on the right of the picture is just one example of this range.
  • And lots more besides from our original range.

So, I think you’ll agree that Teddy in a Bag will have a great range there ๐Ÿ™‚

I do hope you will pop in to the St Margaret’s Table Top Sale this Saturday, and do please come over to say hello to us. That would be great.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Summer Fayres and New Stock at Teddy in a Bag

It has been a busy summer so far for Teddy in a Bag.
We have had a great time in the sun at school fayres. Last weekend, we had two great days at Pop Up on the Pier, Southsea, and this coming Saturday, 3rd August, we will be at Castle Fields, Southsea, for the Rowans Hospice Summer Fete (more about that in the next post).

Here is a side view of the stall shared with Little Gifts of Southsea at Pop Up on the Pier.

Teddy in a Bag seaside display

As you can see, it was a little windy but there was so much for all the family to see and do, it was a great event.

In the picture, you may have caught a glimpse of some of the new items for sale at Teddy in a Bag.
I like to make sure that there is always something new and interesting to see and this year there are bunnies as well as teddies on display!

There are tiny crochet baskets, some with a teddy inside and some with a bunny inside and they are extremely cute! And just as important, our Bunny in a Basket and Teddy in a Basket gifts are very reasonably priced, at ยฃ2.00 for each basket with Teddy or Bunny inside. so they make lovely gifts and pocket money toys.

Teddies and Bunnies in tiny crochet baskets
Teddies and Bunnies in Tiny Crochet Baskets

Alongside the little baskets, some of the most popular items are our Teddy in a swinging crochet cradle.
They look lovely hanging from a door, from the side of a child’s bed, or holding as a teddy wing.
At ยฃ3.50 each, the cradle swings are also a great gift for a child.

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Teddies in their cradle swings plus cradles, moses baskets and snuggles

But there is loads of stock at Teddy in a Bag for you to choose from.
The picture below shows more of a closeup of just some of the items on display.

Some ofd our Teddy Bags in Pictures
Some of our Teddy Bags and more

We also have adult’s and children’s bags (including eco-friendly cotton shoppers) and children’s snuggle blankets with bright sunshine or elephant centres. And these complement our bags, backpacks, cradles, moses baskets, little baskets and more and in lots of different sizes.

When you visit us at a fayre or market, there is always someone on hand to talk to if you want to ask questions. For instance, there are special bags and teddies which are safe for toddlers, while there are others which are loved by and safe for children of all ages (and adults too!).

You can see some Teddy in a Bag stock at the Elephant Sun Dog Etsy Shop, but to see much more and to view stock which is not always for sale online, do try to see us at our next markets.
We’d love to see you there.

And the next post is about exactly that…. our next market!

Elephant Print Cotton Tote Bag With Teddy In Pocket

Here is another of the cotton tote bags which are very popular at our markets.

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This one is in a lovely elephant print (with very cute elephants ๐Ÿ™‚ ) and the trim and reversible lining is a beautiful, bright star print.

Of course, each elephant print tote has a tiny teddy in the pocket.
And as all the tiny teddies are jointed, each can sit quite happily outside the bag too ๐Ÿ™‚

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Cotton tote bags measure approximately 9 inches in length (not counting the shoulder strap) by 7.5 inches wide, and the tiny teddy is approximately 3 inches high when standing.

As the tiny teddy is quite small, although the teddy has a cE mark, for safety I recommend that the teddy is not given to under threes to play with unsupervised.

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These little bags are priced at ยฃ6.50 at Christmas markets or at ยฃ9.00 (includes postage, packing and processing costs) when available in our Etsy shop.

Children love them and the bags are so useful too!