Editors' Favorite Bag Patterns
We asked the staff members of American Patchwork & Quilting and Quilts and More to choose a current bag pattern, make the bag, and share their thoughts about why they chose the pattern. See our version of each bag, then click on the next slide for information designer and pattern information.
“I like a more structured bag,” editor Elizabeth Tisinger says, “and this design fits the bill. Before cutting pieces for the bag body, I chose to quilt around the shapes in the Lava Leaves fabric to give it more texture. What first drew me to the pattern was the ragged-edge, pieced flower appliqué, and I added a fussy-cut circle for a cute flower center. Another unique feature about the pattern is the handle construction: Fabric tabs are sewn kind of like belt loops to the top of the bag body, then the handles loop around those."
For a detail shot, click here.
Fabrics: Lava Leaves for Michael Miller Fabrics and a variety of tone-on-tones from Moda Fabrics