Bag Adventure

I am a bag lover. Tote bags, hand bags, shopping bags. And there has never been a better time to indulge in a new bag than the summer season when I can't leave the house without a bag on my arm. To save you time, I am featuring a few of the MANY bag patterns available for summer sewing. This is just so summery looking!


 This is Still Waving by Susan Rooney Patterns (SRP 1015). I love the smaller accessory bags included in this pattern. A dramatic piped, wave edge, a cell phone pocket, key fob, inside pocket and 3 pouches to organize money, makeup and change. All full size templates provided in pattern. Designed by Ruthann Stilwell. Finished Size: 14" x 10" Skill Level: Advanced Beginner Designed by: SRP - Susan Rooney Patterns - Susan Rooney & Ruthann Stilwell.


 The Breezy Blooms Bag by Susan Rooney Patterns (SRP 303) is another great summer selection. Don't you love the bright flowers on these sunny bags? Rounded shape with lots of pockets are great features of this small purse pattern. Unique expanding pocket on back, two zippered pouches and a wristlet strap are also included. Feature applique or embroidery on the flap to show your creativity. Skill Level: Intermediate Designed by: SRP - Susan Rooney Patterns - Susan Rooney & Ruthann Stilwell.


 The Emma Shoulder Purse Pattern is a great messenger style bag. And I love having a project where I can use some of those big buttons I have collected. Emma is a very versatile shoulder bag. It's traditional design fits any occasion. The narrow strap lends a youthful appearance. There is plenty of room inside, owing to the side and bottom gusset. Pockets are all around inside, including a pen pocket. The flap closes with a magnetic snap and provides security for your things. Options for this pattern include length of strap and depth of purse. Perfect for everyday or evening wear. Finished Size: 11 1/4" Wide x 7 1/2" Tall x 2" Deep Skill Level: Advanced Beginner Designed by: JB2 - Jeanne's Bags - Jeanne Nivard.


 The Ursula & Emily Purse pattern by The Creative Thimble is another roomy and functional purse pattern. Leave your bulky bags behind and take these small wonders with you. Ursula and Emily are small sized purse patterns with all the pockets you could ask for. Open the magnetic flap on the front to reveal 6 credit card slots and one ID window. Also up front is a zip pocket large enough to hold paper money. On the back there is a slash pocket the full width of the purse to hold coupons and receipts and on the sides are pouch pockets for sunglasses, phone or water bottle. The lining includes another zip pocket and two patch pockets. The purse closes across the top with a zipper. Ursula has an adjustable handle that can be worn across the body or on the shoulder and Emily (Ursula’s alter ego) has dual shorter handles. Finished Size: Approximately 10" Wide x 7 1/2" Tall x 4" Deep Skill Level:Intermediate Designed by: TCT - The Creative Thimble - Laura Martell.


 Meet Penelope. She is a charming purse with twin pockets on both exterior sides for quick access to keys, cell phone or grocery lists. She has just a touch of rick rack to accent the front of the purse. She has a unique shape that expands with snap magnets on the sides to open up for more interior room. She is zipper free but has an interior pleated pocket that is designed to hold your cell phone (fits an Iphone perfectly) or your lipstick and compact. Her handles are adorned with an accent strip to make them unique and pop. She is designed to be a sturdy purse that doesn't slouch. She is easy to construct. Approximate completion time for an intermediate sewer is about 2 1/2 hours. Completed size is 14" wide, 11" tall, 4 1/2" deep. She would look adorable with any color combination. Let your creativity flow and sew one for yourself. The "paper" version of this product is a CD. Finished Size: 14" Wide, 11" Tall, 4 1/2" Deep Skill Level: Advanced Beginner Designed by: SM2 - Sew Michelle - Michelle Dorsey.


 Julia is a satchel purse that can be worn cross-body or on the shoulder because of its adjustable strap. The pattern offers a fixed length strap option as well. This purse offers lots of security in its zippered exterior pocket and zippered closure. Inside, pockets and a key fob helps to keep you organized. Lots of room, security and hands-free use makes Julia very versatile. Finished Size: 12.5" x 10.5" x 2.5" Skill Level: Intermediate Pattern designed by Jeanne Nivard of Jeanne's Bags.


The Flapper Purse is one in a series of patterns by ReannaLily Designs that feature military uniforms repurposed into contemporary, fashionable designs. Special instructions for working with the uniform are included. Thank you for supporting our troops! Finished Size: 17" x 7" x 4" Skill Level: Intermediate Pattern designed by Jen Eskridge - ReannaLily Designs. Click HERE to see more great bag patterns! Which one will you be making???

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