Monday, August 10, 2020

Hipster Bag

No surprise that I love to make bags!  When I saw this pattern for a hipster wallet appear in the latest issue of Modern Monthly from the Modern Quilt Guild, I immediately lost about an hour of time rummaging through my stash to find the perfect fabric.  Pattern is design by Megan.

I liked the idea of a bit of hand work on the bag so I choose Artisan Cotton by Windham Fabrics for the outside and a print by Figo fabrics for the inside - both were samples from QuiltCon. 

Pattern called for snaps to close the bag.  I didn't have any of those but I did have some button magnets which worked well.  (The trick to using these is to pay careful attention to which side of which magnet has the strongest attachment to the other and mark which side faces the fabric so you aren't confused.)

I also had a ready made strap that I rescued from another bag that had gotten overused.

The bag has 3 pockets, one of which has a zipper.

It was a really fun make.  I will likely make another using cork now that I understand the construction process.

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. It looks great, Patty. I bet this would be wonderful using cork.

  2. Love your little pouch. Here is a link to a bernina tutorial. I had never thought of using plastic canvas for stability with the other kind of pronged snaps. Thought I'd pass it along.

  3. Do you know where I can get the pattern if I don't belong to the group?

  4. Oh I love the hipster bag, and those fabrics are awesome as well.

  5. This is super cute! I like the addition of the embroidery!

  6. It looks great. Love the inside fabric. I saw that pattern. I think I'll give it a try.

  7. Love, love, LOVE how your 2020 Temp Quilt is coming together!!!


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