Bag Tutorials

I’m back.

Those are dangerous words.  Perhaps I should have said, “I think I’m back.”  The last several months have been a wild ride, and have included the illness and death of a parent, packing up a house, moving over 600 miles further north, applying for graduate school, getting settled again, and some freelance web design work.  (This site is due for a huge redesign as well, but that’s probably several weeks down the road.)  So, while I hope to be posting much more frequently now, I won’t make any scheduling promises that I can’t keep.

I would like to write some more tutorials, but my sewing machine still hasn’t seen the light of day since the move.  Soon, though.  Meanwhile, I have some links to share with you.

First, a reader pointed out to me that The Buttercup Bag Pattern from Made by Rae is now available with a commercial license.  Your purchase will include the bag pattern in two sizes.  Thank you, Mayya, for letting me know about this!

i have to say always has great tutorials!  Here’s one for a laundry sack that is really too pretty for dirty laundry.

Elizabeth has a free pattern and instructions for the Diana Hobo over on her blog. I think this will be my next bag project.

And the fabric scraps pictured at the top of this post?  I’ll be making a patchwork pillow cover out of those.  Soon.  I hope.

Miranda Day Bag from Lazy Girl Designs

Miranda Day Bag - Lazy Girl Designs

Image from Lazy Girl Designs – Miranda Day Bag

I’ve had my eye on this pattern ever since it became available, and I wasn’t really sure whether or not I wanted it.  But now that I’ve seen an actual sample of it at my local quilt shop, I love, love, love it! And as soon as I have some shopping money, I’ll be going back to buy it.   This is a sturdy bag in a nice size (12″ high x 10″ high x 6″ deep), with lots of interior pockets.  You can easily personalize this pattern by mixing up your fabrics a bit.  Go over to Lazy Girl Designs for “where to buy” information.  Or if you live in the Foley, Alabama area, you can pick it up at Lacy’s Quilt Studio on N. McKenzie Street (Hwy. 59).  You can get purse handles and some beautiful fabric there as well.