Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Magic Bag

I needed a break from walking foot quilting on my quilt Peachy Keen and decided to make a bag. Last summer, my son gifted me some Dr. Who themed fabric and given that the next season of the show is about to begin, I decided it was time to put the fabric to good to use.

There are many tutorials out on youtube which detail the drafting of a template and bag construction. I've watched several of them and found this one to be the easiest to follow. I did end up doing something different with my side panels (folding them over to avoid binding). Once the bag was done, I also saw this tutorial (~29 min mark) which is a better method then what I improvised. If you are interested in making a similar bag, I did see that there are a few patterns available. 

I do see myself making this pattern again and do a few things differently - try canvas instead of quilting cotton to have more structure, put tabs on the zipper ends, and consider a zipper with two pulls.

Interested in making a bag but think this is too difficult? My favorite go to bag tutorial is Noodlehead's Wide Open bag. I made the large size last year to help transport things when I go for my daily swim

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Love your bag! Where you say "I also saw this tutorial (~29 min mark)" the clickable link doesn't take me anywhere. Thanks so much.

    1. Thanks for letting me know. Link is now updated.


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