Monday, April 22, 2013

Navy and Gold Handmade Bag + Bag Patterns Giveaway

Navy blue and gold handmade bag.
I finished making my navy and gold bag last weekend. Not as timely as I was originally planning, but I took it with me to the conference closing day, so that's good enough.  I didn't follow a pattern for this bag - I kind of made it up as I went a long. As a result it's got flaws character, but overall, I'm pleased with the result.  I basically pieced the fabric rectangles into 2 15" 18" sides and then quilted them using a layer of Pellon's Peltex Ultra Firm that I got at JoAnn's and a layer of cotton/poly batting. From there I used a basic tote concept to square the bottoms with gussets and add the straps.
Windham farbrics recently sent me a sample pack of the canvas prints from Lotta Jansdotters' newest collection called Glimma. I used some of the same pieces in the bag exterior. I asked them if I could use the gorgeous gold stripe canvas for my bag and they kindly sent me some yardage. I love the way the canvas gives extra body and durability to the lining and the bag straps. The pocket fabric is some of Lori Holt's Aunt Millie's Closet yardage that I'd bought a while back. You can find the Glimma collection here, here, and here.
Other prints include Indie Chic by Riley Blake, Pearl Bracelts by Lizzy House for Andover, and some Dear Stella Zig Zag.  
I'm so in love with the navy and gold color scheme that is popular right now. I've always been a fan of navy blue - maybe becuase I was raised on navy blue - so I love seeing it make a comeback.
Seeing as I'm NOT a great resource for bag-making (maybe some day!) let me point you in the direction of someone who is. Have you met Sara Lawson? I took a class from her last fall at the Sewing Summit  about making bags. (Don't you love that patchwork bag she made?) She gave us samples of all kind of Pellon products (interfacing, etc.) and explained how she uses them. I took notes right on the samples. It was SO helpful!
Sew Sweetness
Sara has a great blog called Sew Sweetness full of helpful bag-making wisdom and tutorials including this VERY helpful explanation of handmade bag interfacing options.
She also has some fantastic bag patterns in her shop and she has generously offered to giveaway 3 patterns to 3 lucky winners! If you would like to win a collection of Sara's patterns, just leave a comment on this post. If you want, pop over to Sara's shop and come back and tell me which bag is your favorite. I warn you, it will be hard to choose! Giveaway open until Thursday, April 25 at midnight MST. GIVEAWAY CLOSED

Winners: Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove]April 22, 2013 at 2:41 PM
I love the camera bag!!

They are all great bags...I think my first favorite would be the Locked and Loaded. Thank you for the chance to win a pattern.

Love the Aeroplane Bags. These would make great birthday gifts for older girls.

221 comments:

  1. Locked and Loaded. Thanks! P.S. I have actually pulled up her blog while standing in front of the interfacing at JoAnn. So helpful!! P.P.S. Your bag is awesome. I think we're about the same age, and I have been waiting for navy's comeback too. I love dark blues.

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  2. Great blue & gold bag! I love the airoplane pattern. Too cute! thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. I would love to try making a bag! I love the Paparazzi camera bag! Thanks for the chance!

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  4. The Dot Dot Dash Bag!!!But the Soda Pop bag comes in a very close second!! I have been a follower of Sara's for some time now, her work is impressive!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. Great colours - I am a huge navy fan too :) I love her Aeroplane bag - that would be brilliant when I go to Paris for 2 nights!!!

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  6. I just love the Aeroplane bag!

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  7. My favorite is Aeroplane bag. So cute.

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  8. I love the paparazzi bag! Love it!!! thanks for a great giveaway and I adore your bag!

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  9. I love Velocity Girl and Locked and Loaded. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  10. I have never made a bag and I would love to make the Petrillo Bag!! Thanks for the leads to her site and for the chance for the giveaway!

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  11. Love the Aeroplane bag. Love the navy and gold theme you chose for your bag.

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  12. I like the Dot Dot Dash bag. Great giveaway!

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  13. I love bags, using bags, designing bags, making bags, everything about bags! You were right, it was hard to decide which of Sara's patterns I like best, but I'm going to go with Velocity Girl with Locked and Loaded coming in a close second! Ooooh, I would love to win this giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

    MGM

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  14. I love bags, so does my daughter. The Aeroplane bag is my favorite, but I'd like to make more than one of her patterns :)

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  15. It is hard to pick a favorite!! The aeroplane or the dot dot dash or the soda pop bag!! Thanks for the chance!!

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  16. Beautiful bag, Amy...love the navy and gold. I also love Sara's Dot dot dash bag...such a talented lady :)

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  17. I wish we could get the same wide range of interfacings in the UK - it seems to be stiff or floppy in my local shop and that's it!
    I love the Aeroplane bag - such a useful shape and size!

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  18. I love the dot dot dash! Thank you for the chance

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  19. I love all of Sara's patterns! I made a velocity girl bag already, but would love to try locked and loaded as well! Thanks!

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  20. Locked and loaded would be my choice. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  21. I've just finished the aeroplane bag and would love to try soda pop next

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  22. I love navy too - although I'm sort of conditioned not to pair it with gold because, around here, then all anyone thinks about is that you must be a University of Michigan fan. It isn't that I dislike UM in any way, but I'm not enough of a sports fan to wear a teams colors all the time :) I'll be pairing my navy with a nice spring green.

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  23. This bag looks like it would fit in perfectly here :) http://bostonmqg.blogspot.com/2013/04/quilts-for-boston.html

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  24. I really want to try the Aeroplane bag.

    Thanks!

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  25. I've admired Sara's bags for a while now. Current favorite is the Accordion Bag. I mostly do bags like you -- make it up as I go along! Maybe I should try a well written pattern.

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  26. I really like the look of the Locked and Loaded bag.

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  27. Oh my gosh - I love this bag! And, thanks for the tips on the interfacing (and link). Thank you!

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  28. I absolutely love her conversation bag. I've wanted to make one of my own but it's so intimidating.

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  29. I love the Locked and Loaded bag and Petrillo bag!

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  30. Those are so cute! I really need to make a new bag to tote all the kid stuff to church! --wornoutballetshoes@gmail.com

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  31. Sorry - forgot to add my favorite Sara bag - the aeroplane!! Also, is the navy blue 'blueberry' or 'slate' (I assume blueberry?). Thanks!

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  32. You are right, it IS hard to pick a favorite. But I loved Paparazzi, maybe the color choice. But they are all so cute.

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  33. I think I like the accordion bag best!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  35. If I had to pick one I would choose the petrillo bag. They're all really cute

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  36. I love this bag!!! The colors together are gorgeous!! I would love to try either the Petrillo Bag or the Aeroplane Bag. I think something girly is just what is needed in my all male (besides me) household!! At least that way I'd know where to find it when I want it. : )

    gnlenhardt@juno.com

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  37. I love the Aeroplane bag but also the Petrillo bag. Thanks for the great resource. I have been thinking about making a bag.

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  38. It sure was tough to make a decision, but I'm going with the Aeroplane Bag.

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  39. I love her bags -- especially the aeroplane bag.

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  40. The Soda Pop bag is adorable~~~~!!!

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  41. The Aeroplane bag is my favorite (but there are close 2nd and 3rd favorites, too)! Thanks for the chance!

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  42. Love the aeroplane bag - lovely.

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  43. Sara Lawson's bags are gorgeous, I loved the accordion bag the best. I really enjoy following your blog and think your navy and gold bag is just great. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. Kind Regards Mandy Currie (mandycurrie@googlemail.com)

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  44. I love navy and gold together! The bags are see cute! I love the fun names! I think my favorite is Aeroplane!

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  45. The petrillo bag is awesome, but I really like several.

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  46. OOOO so cute! I love navy as well!! So classy!

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  47. Super cute bag! I would love to win some patterns! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  48. I really like the Accordion Bag. Love that scalloped edge treatment. I so need a new bag with lots of inside pockets so I can find things.

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  49. I've had my eye on her Aeroplane Bag, but I also love Soda Pop! Great job on your bag - the navy and gold is a beautiful combination. Many thanks for the chance at the patterns!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  50. I so so so so want that aeroplane bag pattern. Oh I have been wanting it:) I love her patterns.

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  51. I love the velocity girl bag !!!!!

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  52. I just love bags so any one of them is great.

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  53. I like the soda pop bag. It would be nice in navy and gold. I love the big grommets.

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  54. The patterns are just great! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  55. Looking for a pattern that isn't too big yet has some room. These sound great!

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  56. I love the Paparazzi and Aeroplane bags! So cute!!

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  57. I like the Locked and Loaded design.
    Theresa N
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. I really like Sara's patterns & her Aeroplane Bag is my favourite. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  59. I've been eyeing up her Aeroplane pattern for a while-thanks for the opportunity!

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  60. Cute bag patterns! I like that Aeroplane Bag! But Locked and Loaded is really cute also!

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  61. You were right, it was hard to choose. But my favorite is the Petrillo bag. Your navy and gold bag is really pretty. Those fabrics look great

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  62. I love the Paparazzi {camera} Bag. Your navy and gold bag looks wonderful!

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  63. Love the simplicity of your pattern and how the quilting enhances the fabrics. I like Sara's Paparazzi bag. I have a 241 tote on the go and I bought the Craftsy class on making handbags but I haven't watched it yet.

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  64. I love her handbag patterns - my favorite now is the Aeroplane bag - thanks for the giveaway.

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  65. As you said, it is hard to choose! I like the Locked and Loaded bag best. Thanks for the giveaway and for your always lovely blog!

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  66. I love the Locked and Loaded bag.

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  67. OOH - tough choices indeed! I think I would love to make the Locked and Loaded Bag. I LOVE making bags for myself and others. I usually make myself a new bag/pattern for my birthday (which is next week... I better get sewing soon!) Thanks for the opportunity - I will have to check out her site about different interfacings to use. I have found that over the years they have changed, and some that I loved (fusible fleece, for example)are not as sturdy as they once were.

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  68. :) I love the Paparazie Bag! :) I'd love to win some patterns!! :) Love the selection of fabrics you used! :)

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  69. thanks for the giveaway! I think I like the accordion bag best :) I haven't noticed navy making a come back, but I sure hope it does! I have been on the hunt for good navy fabric lately :)

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  70. Such cute patterns!! I love the Soda Pop pattern! Your bag is adorable, Amy and thanks for the link for the interfacing options- it's always tricky trying to figure out the right one to use.

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  71. I love bags! Your turned out super cute!

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  72. I have had my eye on the Aeroplane bag since I got an email about it! Love her patterns!

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  73. O gosh! Love your bag! Hubby is a big West Virginia sport fan...perfect colors!!

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  74. Cute bag. I love the dot dot dash bag pattern.

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  75. Ooh, I want to try! I love the locked and loaded bag!

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  76. I have NO idea what I'm doing with interfacing. Huge help!

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  77. Thanks for the giveaway! I love your bag! I also love Sara's patterns so much that I just bought Aeroplane pattern. I think the next pattern I would go for is Soda Pop. wonderlandbyalyce at gmail dot com

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  78. Love your bag! Thanks for the chance to win a give away. I really like the Paparazzi {camera} Bag.

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  79. Would love to win! The colors on your new bag are perfect!

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  80. It's a great bag - pattern or not! Would love a class that walked me through all the linings, stiffeners,etc....... So many projects, so little time.

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  81. It's a great bag - pattern or not! Would love a class that walked me through all the linings, stiffeners,etc....... So many projects, so little time.

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  82. I would have to say the Locked & Loaded Bag would be my choice. :)

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  83. This is way awesome! I think you did an amazing job :)

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  84. I love your bag! I like the Paparazzi {camera} Bag too!

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  85. I love making all kinds of bags and to have a new pattern to try would be awesome. Your bag is sew cute and I love the colors. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  86. Thanks for the giveaway! I think I'd have to choose the Locked and Loaded bag - but that was a hard choice!

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  87. Love all the bag patterns. I think I would choose Locked and Loaded but I really like the Soda Pop bag too.

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  88. Very cute bag~ I love the navy and gold! And you weren't kidding about getting lost on Sara's site. :-) I really like her aeroplane bags. But they are all wonderful! Thanks for the chance!

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  89. Love your bag. Locked and Loaded is my favorite of Sara's patterns. Thanks.

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  90. I like the Soda Pop bag! And, I think your navy and gold bag came out great.

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  91. I think my favorite is Dot Dot Dash. I've been looking for a bag pattern that has a slim, tall shape with a zip closure. I agree about Navy Blue, this is a classic color that should never go out of style.

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  92. You did a great job on your bag! It's hard to pick between Sara's bags! It's a toss up between the Dot-Dot Dash bag and the Soda Pop bag!

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  93. I'm loving the Aeroplane Bag. Your bag turned out great!

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  94. I would love to make the Paparazzi bag, thanks for the chance!

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  95. I love the Aeroplane Bag! Love the color and style of your tote bag! I am going to check out the interfacing information. It is challenging to pick the right one!

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  96. Urban jungle is my favorite right now!
    Thank you for all this great information, I will sure use it soon!!!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt AT yahoo DOT com

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  97. I could not decide. I am a bag-aholic! Heavenly options. lexilucas@gmail.com

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  98. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Sara and her bags. Her tutorials are brilliant. I have a couple of her patterns and they are so well written and easy to follow. I would love her aeroplane bag pattern.
    I love your bag, especially the fabrics you have used. It looks great!

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  99. She has amazing bags...love both soda pop and aeroplane!

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  100. Your bag is adorable! Love the Aeroplane bag :)

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  101. I love the aero plane bag, and the Dot Dot Dash bag.

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  102. Great bag Amy! I love Navy Blue also. ;) I really like Sara's Soda Pop Bag.

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  103. Love your bag! I like yellow and the navy goes so well with it. I think I would like to make theaeroplane bag.

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  104. Oh my gosh what good timing! I was just shopping with a new friend who let it be known how much she likes fabric bags and said she'd like to make one with me! I don't know which pattern she will pick, but I'm leaning toward the Aeroplane Bags - I like the idea of making my own weekend bag! I'd learn a lot by making the useful camera bag, and the Petrillo Bag would be a handy all in one way to carry my iPad... I really can't choose. Thank you for putting my name in the hat for the drawing.

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  105. I love your bag, navy is so classic.
    I'd love the Petrillo Bag pattern it would fit all my mummy stuff!


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  106. I love making bags, such fun. I like your color choices, makes me think spring is coming.

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  107. I really like the Locked and Loaded bag

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  108. Love the Aeroplane Bags. These would make great birthday gifts for older girls.

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  109. The soda pop bag is definitely my favorite!

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  110. I would have to say the soda pop bag is my favorite by far! I love your bag - it turned out great! :)

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  111. What is it about spring that makes us want a new bag?! I like the look of Locked and Loaded.

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  112. Locked and Loaded. I love your bag. I'm a Navy wife and there is a LOT of blue and gold around here. Your fabric choices are great!

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  113. Locked and Loaded. I love your bag. I'm a Navy wife and there is a LOT of blue and gold around here. Your fabric choices are great!

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  114. Great bag! Love the fabrics. Clever you! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  115. Great bag! I like the Petrillo bag. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  116. My favorite is Aeroplane bag. So cute. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  117. Oh gosh, you were right, they're all pretty bags... I made myself pick one, though, and the Accordion Bag won the toss. Thanks so much for hosting a giveaway, they're such fun!

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  118. Dot Dot Dash is my pick! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  119. Love your bag. Beautiful colours and the quilting makes it just perfect.
    I tested the Dot Dot Dash bag for Sara and loved it. You're right it's hard to pick one but if I have to then I choose Locked and Loaded.

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  120. I don't need any patterns Amy - I just wanted to pop in and say how much I love your bag! I'm really happy that navy is making a comeback too!

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  121. Sara's bags are so cute. My favorite is the Locked and Loaded, followed closely by Paparazzi and the Soda Pop bag. Thanks so much for the links to her site.

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  122. I love the aeroplane bag. I have been learning to make tote bags but I have not tried zipper bags yet. That aeroplane bag looks perfect to carry my everyday stuff.

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  123. I love the aeroplane bag! But need to practice making some more basic totes first I think!

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  124. OK, Your right Amy. I like them all ! I really like your Soda Pop bag, "sew" I'll say...that one ! Thanks Amy !

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  125. I like the aeroplane bag for sure!

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  126. The Aeroplane bag is awesome - I'd love to try it! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  127. I love the Soda Pop bag. It is so modern. I know my daughter-in-law would love me to make one for her.

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  128. "Locked and Loaded" is my favorite, but hard to choose!! Love your bag!

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  129. love love love bags... its so nice to be able to take along a little hand made when your out and the sweet complements just make me smile.

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  130. I am liking the Aeroplane bags...so cute! cwhelan at williamwoods dot edu

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  131. I love the shape of locked and loaded! I've made a few bags, but it's been awhile-it would be really fun to do another!

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  132. velocity girl bag
    This would be a lovely bag to make for my traveling companions.

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  133. Thanks for the chance to win! I love the Soda Pop bag pattern.

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  134. Hard to choose. I like the Velocity Girl Bag. Making a bag is on my list of "do's and try's". Velocity looks like an easier one for my first attempt. :) Love how your bag came out. So darling!

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  135. love the locked and loaded bag. Way cute.

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  136. I have been in handbag mode lately! Her site will be very helpful, thank you for sharing!
    I really like the 'Locked and Loaded' pattern!

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  137. All the bags are cute, I really like lock and loaded .

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  138. I love your bag! Like them all, but the Petrillo Bag looks fun!

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  139. Your bag is wonderful. I agree, the combination of navy blue and gold is always very classic and stiking. You are so right - hard to choose just one bag from their fabulous collection, but I would have to go with the Aeroplane bags.

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  140. What a great giveaway! I love the Aeroplane Bag. Thanks for the chance.

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  141. The soda pop bag is my favorite! Aeroplane is second.

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  142. Favorite...I love them all! And I must say that I love the colors of this bag, beautiful!

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  143. I love how your bag turned out. Love the colours. My 3 Fav Bags are: Paparazzi Bag,soda Pop Bag, and Locked and Loaded Bag. I couldn't pick just one :-). I made a bag for my cousin in Texas (I'm from Ontario, Canada) and she said she has gotten ssoooo many compliments on it. Handmade certainly is the best :-)

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  144. Your bag is adorable! As for the patterns, I love Velocity Girl! All the pockets make it a winner! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  145. I took a peak at Sara's shop and fell in love with the Locked and Loaded bag. There is just something about the shape of the bag that really appeals to me. Thanks for directing us to her site. I am a novice at bag making and look forward to her wise words about bag interfacing and etc.

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  146. Love, love, love your bag!!! Just my style and color!! Great job :)

    Soda Pop is my favorite from Sara's shop.

    I'd love to try my hand at making a bag.

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  147. I really like your bag!!! Navy and yellow are my colors!! I really like the Soda Pop Bag from the shop.

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  148. The aeroplane bag is great:). Love you quilted bag too lxx

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  149. I love your navy and gold bag. Navy is one of my favourites, an old classic really, and goes with so many other colours. I love Sara's bags. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a pattern.

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  150. I love how your bag turned out! I have been eyeing the Glimma fabric for a little while and was thinking about ordering some. I just checked out Sew Sweetness and I think my fav bag is the camera paparazzi bag! Thanks for this opportunity!

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  151. LOVE!! I wanna try a bag! I love the Aeroplane bag!

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  152. I love the one pictured on your blog using Jay McCarroll's Center City print.

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  153. For myself, I want..... no, I NEED to make a Velocity bag for myself. O. M. G. compartments!!!!!!!! Buuuuuuut........ I think if I made many Sunrise Clutch bags they would make beautiful gifts for friends and family. That would be really fun to try as well. Thanks for sharing such a great resource for fun bag patterns.
    ~robin
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  154. Loving the Aeroplane bag! Thanks for the chance to win!
    satterfieldfamily AT sbcglobal DOT net

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  155. I really like her new pattern, the Soda Pop Bag. And I'm like you about navy, it's one of my favorites despite having to wear it as part of my high school uniform for four years (navy blue bottoms w/wo navy sweaters and white blouses). Thanks for the give away!

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  156. I think I pick Soda Pop Bag! Thanks!

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  157. My favorite is a tie between the Aeroplane bag and the Petrillo bag. Thanks!

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  158. I think the Soda Pop bag...it would make a great "day at the park" tote!

    brookeali(at)Hotmail.com

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  159. You're right, choosing only one is difficult. I like both "Locked and Loaded" and "Paparazzi". If I have to pick only one I think it would be "Paparazzi".

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  160. Those are all beautiful bags! I think I like the Aeroplane bag best--how useful for traveling!

    Thanks for the great giveaway! :)

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  161. It looks above my skill level, but I love the petrillo bag!

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  162. This is such a timely post because I have been looking at bag patterns for some great pre-quilted fabric I have bought recently. You're right about the tough decision, but I think the Aeroplane Bag and the Paparazzi Bags are the best fits for my current wishes.
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  163. I love the Aeroplane bag

    rainadelrio@gmail.com

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  164. She has so many great patterns. I like the Locked and Loaded bag best right now.

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  165. Well, maybe the locked and loaded bag, but they all look nice.

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  166. I just bought the Aeroplane bag and I love all her patterns. I would choose the soda pop, paparazzi and locked and loaded. Thanks for the chance to win it. By the way, I love your navy and gold combination! Great bag!

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  167. I think the petrillo bag is my favorite!

    Fawn

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  168. I have been sewing for many years but haven't made bags. It would be wonderful to win a set of patterns to try. Thank you!

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  169. I love making bags and LOVE the Soda Pop bag you're showing on your blog, but it was a difficult choice to make.

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  170. How does one choose their favorite between all those wonderful bags. Tough decisions, but since I must choose one, I think the Dot Dash Bag is pretty cool with the three zippers down the front. Too cute!
    Khauglan (at) yahoo dot com

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  171. They are all great bags...I think my first favorite would be the Locked and Loaded. Thank you for the chance to win a pattern.

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  172. I love love love the Caliti Convertible Clutch!!!

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  173. I like her aeroplane bag the best. Your bag turned out so cute.

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  174. I like the Petrillo bag, but those pleats on the front intimidate me! Love a chance to win some patterns. Thanks. marilynrobin@gmail.com

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  175. I liked the Locked and Loaded bag and I loved your navy and gold bag. Thanks for the chance to win a pattern!

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  176. Wow, your bag looks fantastic, Amy! I love the Glimma collection. And it does work really well with the navy you threw in there. I love bags, and making them also. Sadly, I never seem to keep them for myself! I don't think it was fair of you to ask us to choose just ONE of Sara's bags to like. They are all so deliciously good! But if I have to choose I think I might have to go with the Locked and Loaded bag. Very trendy!

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  177. I love how your bag turned out! I think of Sara's, the Soda Pop is my favorite.

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  178. Sara's Petrillo Bag is my favorite!

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  179. I can't decide if my favorite is the Aeroplane bag or the Locked and Loaded bag.

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  180. I love the Aeroplane Bag, super cute!!! :)

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  181. What a fabulous bag! I love the Dot Dot Dash Bag the best! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  182. I've been wanting to give bag making a go, so this giveaway would be awesome to win! Love the Petrillo bag. Gorgeous!
    telltalethread@gmail.com

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  184. Ok you were right it is hard to decide on one of the bags. Actually there were five I like best, well I like all of them but five really grabbed my eye's at first glance. The Accordion, Paper-Pieced Sunrise Clutch, Soda Pop, Locked & Loaded & the Paparazzi (camera)Bags. Today is the first time I've been on your site & I'm really enjoying it & look forward to getting to know you better through your blog. By the way your bag is very pretty. I love Navy Blue also. I do have a few questions for you. I have been wanting to start a blog of my own but I have Crohn's Disease & I never know how I'm going to feel. So my questions to you is do you have to write in it a certain day's of the week? And where do you get all of your ideas from? Like your tutorials do you make up all of your own patterns or how do you know what to write about? Plus where do you find time to read everyone's posts or answer their questions? Do you wish you had more free time to yourself & your family? I'm sure that I sound silly asking you all of these questions but I have always been the type to ask & I figure if it's to silly then it wont be answered. Thanks for your help, I truly appreciate your time.

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  185. Love your site, have bookmarked for further study. Love all the bags, but Soda Pop would be my front runner

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