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Make an easy tote even easier by choosing a great focal print and using precut 2-1/2"-wide fabric strips for the remainder of the bag. Use rickrack, eyelets, and a button for a polished patchwork...

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Fashion and function combine in a rugged bag composed of fabrics from Floating Flowers collection by Kaffe Fassett for Westminster Fabrics, plus a complementary stripe. Pockets outside and in...

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Try an easy purse project. Sew a trendy bag using fabric from the Sunshine & Shadow collection by Jane Sassaman for FreeSpirit and...

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Use a bevy of bright and lively fabrics for this go-everywhere bag. Pockets on the inside are great for holding your phone, keys, and other necessities.

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Add some pizzazz to your wardrobe with a trendy bright purse composed of a multicolor stripe that stands out against a black-and-white print binding. The fabric-covered button and adjustable strap...

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Use a small bit of yardage, a fat eighth, and a fat quarter to create a mini purse. Fabric strips and a piece of jumbo rickrack embellish the small bag.

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Sew up a spacious bag that meets all your needs. Two sets of inside pockets have room for keys, a notebook, a cell phone, and a planner, making this roomy carryall the perfect size for taking...

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Pull-up straps and a roomy interior make for an easy-to-piece tote bag. Fabrics are Petalicious prints by Nancy Thias for Marcus Fabrics...

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Create a patchwork pouch that showcases a 2"-wide fussy-cut strip and a gingham ribbon handle. These fabrics are from the Sew Happy collection by Monaluna for ...

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Make this roomy tote bag by combining multicolor stripe and whimsical coordinates from the Kite collection by Felicity Miller for Free Spirit.

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Pick a great base fabric, such as this black-and-white print designed by M’Liss Rae Hawley for Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts Stores. Have fun with ribbons and other trims to make your bag unique. M’...

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Triangle-squares and four-patches team up to make up this fun tote.

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This sturdy tote is great for carrying to the beach or out for a day of shopping. The traditional Cathedral Window pattern with a modern twist showcases a contrasting fabric in the “window.”

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Use bits and pieces of favorite fabrics and trims to personalize the flap on your bag. It's a great size to carry for quick weekend errands-just enough room for keys, phone, and a small wallet....

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Grab two of your two favorite fabrics to make a fabulous summer bag. For this version of Fresh Start, project tester Jan Ragaller chose two prints, a multicolor chevron and a tone-on-tone...

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Tired of buying paper gift bags? Reuse and recycle in style by creating your own handled gift bags, custom-made with fabrics you choose. They're sure to be used over and over again.

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Need a gift bag? We loved these bags so much that we made them in two sizes. The smaller bag— a plentiful 10x13x3"—wraps up several items neatly. The larger version of the market bag—19x15x5”—is...

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Whip up this trendy bag in a snap to carry to work or to take along on a spur-of-the-moment trip.

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All it takes to make this fun and easy bag is two fat quarters for the body and two fat quarters for the lining. Some of the stripes on the featured bag were machine-quilted with narrow zigzag...

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Display one of the hottest trends—chevrons— with a little sneak peek of the print in a pleat. Classic black-and-tan prints combine beautifully for an elegant bag with a little spunk. Fabrics are...

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Stop searching for a spot to rest your needle, scissors, and thread when you're hand stitching. This small sewing caddy will corral them in style.

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We don't know which is more fun-choosing the fabrics for these "lunch sack" gift bags or planning what treats they'll contain. For the closure, use a covered button, two or more stacked buttons,...

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Hang this drawstring bag on the front door to welcome visitors or use the woodsy delight indoors to collect holiday cards.

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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...

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Purses, totes, gift bags, and shoulder bags--we have all the free bag patterns you need for an everyday tote or a stylish accessory!

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