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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.

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221 Comments

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    Jenny
    April 22, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    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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    Courtneysews
    April 22, 2013 at 2:01 pm

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

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    Karen
    April 22, 2013 at 2:05 pm

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

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    Lynette
    April 22, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    The Dot Dot Dash Bag!!!But the Soda Pop bag comes in a very close second!! I have been a follower of Sara&#39;s for some time now, her work is impressive!!!<br />Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Amy's Crafty Shenanigans
    April 22, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    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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    Jo
    April 22, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    I just love the Aeroplane bag!

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    BConky
    April 22, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    My favorite is Aeroplane bag. So cute.<br />

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    Rebecca
    April 22, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    LOVE the Petrillo bag!

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    Jessica Pyykkonen
    April 22, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    I really like the soda pop bag!

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    Quilter in the Gap
    April 22, 2013 at 2:27 pm

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

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    B Greene
    April 22, 2013 at 2:28 pm

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

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    Lisa
    April 22, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    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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    Jodi
    April 22, 2013 at 2:30 pm

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

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    Anita
    April 22, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    I like the Dot Dot Dash bag. Great giveaway!

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    Mary Grace McNamara
    April 22, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    I love bags, using bags, designing bags, making bags, everything about bags! You were right, it was hard to decide which of Sara&#39;s patterns I like best, but I&#39;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!<br /><br />MGM

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    HallieBerryQuilts
    April 22, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    I love bags, so does my daughter. The Aeroplane bag is my favorite, but I&#39;d like to make more than one of her patterns 🙂

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    jack
    April 22, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    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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    Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove]
    April 22, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I love the camera bag!!

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    MaureenM
    April 22, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Beautiful bag, Amy…love the navy and gold. I also love Sara&#39;s Dot dot dash bag…such a talented lady 🙂

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    Harrysmum
    April 22, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    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&#39;s it!<br />I love the Aeroplane bag – such a useful shape and size!

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    Fiesta
    April 22, 2013 at 2:50 pm

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

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    Anna
    April 22, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    I love all of Sara&#39;s patterns! I made a velocity girl bag already, but would love to try locked and loaded as well! Thanks!

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    JoNell
    April 22, 2013 at 3:01 pm

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

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    PippaP
    April 22, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    I&#39;ve just finished the aeroplane bag and would love to try soda pop next

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    Esch House Quilts
    April 22, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    I love navy too – although I&#39;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&#39;t that I dislike UM in any way, but I&#39;m not enough of a sports fan to wear a teams colors all the time 🙂 I&#39;ll be pairing my navy with a nice spring green.

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    scrosske
    April 22, 2013 at 3:02 pm

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

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    Amanda K
    April 22, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    I really want to try the Aeroplane bag.<br /><br />Thanks!

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    Lisa Marie
    April 22, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    I&#39;ve admired Sara&#39;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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    joanold
    April 22, 2013 at 3:27 pm

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

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    Mara Cockman
    April 22, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Love the velocity girl bag.

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    beth
    April 22, 2013 at 3:36 pm

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

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    Alicia
    April 22, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I absolutely love her conversation bag. I&#39;ve wanted to make one of my own but it&#39;s so intimidating.

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    Tracy
    April 22, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I love the Locked and Loaded bag and Petrillo bag!

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    Unknown
    April 22, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    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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    beth
    April 22, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Sorry – forgot to add my favorite Sara bag – the aeroplane!! Also, is the navy blue &#39;blueberry&#39; or &#39;slate&#39; (I assume blueberry?). Thanks!

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    Happy Cottage Quilter
    April 22, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    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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    Missy Shay
    April 22, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I think I like the accordion bag best!<br />missysaprons@gmail.com

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    Talia
    April 22, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Aeroplane bag hands down!

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    nancy l.
    April 22, 2013 at 3:58 pm

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    Linh
    April 22, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    If I had to pick one I would choose the petrillo bag. They&#39;re all really cute

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    nancy l.
    April 22, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    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&#39;d know where to find it when I want it. : )<br /><br />gnlenhardt@juno.com

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    Sarah
    April 22, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    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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    Gina
    April 22, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    It sure was tough to make a decision, but I&#39;m going with the Aeroplane Bag.

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    jlk
    April 22, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    I love her bags — especially the aeroplane bag.

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    2sew4fun
    April 22, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    The Soda Pop bag is adorable~~~~!!! <br />

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    giddy99
    April 22, 2013 at 4:36 pm

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

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    annemarie
    April 22, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Love the aeroplane bag – lovely.

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    Mandy Currie
    April 22, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Sara Lawson&#39;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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    Cherilyn
    April 22, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    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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    Tara
    April 22, 2013 at 4:45 pm

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

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    shayne
    April 22, 2013 at 4:47 pm

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

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    Megan
    April 22, 2013 at 4:47 pm

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

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    LeAnne
    April 22, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    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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    ELNM
    April 22, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I&#39;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!<br />ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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    cnydalynn
    April 22, 2013 at 4:54 pm

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

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    Christi
    April 22, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    I love the velocity girl bag !!!!!

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    JD
    April 22, 2013 at 4:56 pm

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

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    ljeanne
    April 22, 2013 at 5:00 pm

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

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    Jeanie
    April 22, 2013 at 5:00 pm

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

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    Marianne
    April 22, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Looking for a pattern that isn&#39;t too big yet has some room. These sound great!

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    Indiana in B'more
    April 22, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    ooh, love the aeroplane bag!

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    Leslie L
    April 22, 2013 at 5:21 pm

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

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    Theresa N.
    April 22, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    I like the Locked and Loaded design.<br />Theresa N<br />weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    Fran
    April 22, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I really like Sara&#39;s patterns &amp; her Aeroplane Bag is my favourite. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Marisa
    April 22, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    I&#39;ve been eyeing up her Aeroplane pattern for a while-thanks for the opportunity!

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    Sinta Renee
    April 22, 2013 at 5:42 pm

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

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    Kathy H
    April 22, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    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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    Andrea
    April 22, 2013 at 5:46 pm

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

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    Chris S
    April 22, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Aeroplane, hands down!!

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    Lisa in Port Hope
    April 22, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Love the simplicity of your pattern and how the quilting enhances the fabrics. I like Sara&#39;s Paparazzi bag. I have a 241 tote on the go and I bought the Craftsy class on making handbags but I haven&#39;t watched it yet.

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    Teresa
    April 22, 2013 at 6:31 pm

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

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    This Dog's Mom
    April 22, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    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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    Rachelle
    April 22, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I love the Locked and Loaded bag.

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    Erin
    April 22, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    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

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    Rachel Booth
    April 22, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    🙂 I love the Paparazie Bag! 🙂 I&#39;d love to win some patterns!! 🙂 Love the selection of fabrics you used! :)<br /><br />

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    Allison
    April 22, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    thanks for the giveaway! I think I like the accordion bag best 🙂 I haven&#39;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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    Regina
    April 22, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Soda Pop

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    Cindy
    April 22, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Such cute patterns!! I love the Soda Pop pattern! Your bag is adorable, Amy and thanks for the link for the interfacing options- it&#39;s always tricky trying to figure out the right one to use.

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    Mariel
    April 22, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    I love bags! Your turned out super cute!

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    Laura V
    April 22, 2013 at 6:59 pm

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

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    shelia
    April 22, 2013 at 6:59 pm

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

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    Mary Ann
    April 22, 2013 at 7:12 pm

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

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    Erin Maurer
    April 22, 2013 at 7:14 pm

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

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    Christine
    April 22, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    I have NO idea what I&#39;m doing with interfacing. Huge help!

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    Alyce Rodriguez
    April 22, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love your bag! I also love Sara&#39;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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    Mischelle
    April 22, 2013 at 7:21 pm

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

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    KristyMN
    April 22, 2013 at 7:26 pm

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

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    ChrisW
    April 22, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    It&#39;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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    ChrisW
    April 22, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    It&#39;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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    Summer :)
    April 22, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I would have to say the Locked &amp; Loaded Bag would be my choice. 🙂

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    Carole
    April 22, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Love the bag

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    Britney Mills
    April 22, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    This is way awesome! I think you did an amazing job 🙂

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    Shar
    April 22, 2013 at 8:06 pm

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

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    Deb
    April 22, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    i like Dot Dot Dash!

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    Renea
    April 22, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    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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    Kayla Yapuncich
    April 22, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I think I&#39;d have to choose the Locked and Loaded bag – but that was a hard choice!

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    Rachel
    April 22, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    I want them all of course

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    Brenda
    April 22, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    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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    Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts
    April 22, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Very cute bag~ I love the navy and gold! And you weren&#39;t kidding about getting lost on Sara&#39;s site. 🙂 I really like her aeroplane bags. But they are all wonderful! Thanks for the chance!

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    JoyceLM
    April 22, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Love your bag. Locked and Loaded is my favorite of Sara&#39;s patterns. Thanks.

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    Erica
    April 22, 2013 at 9:12 pm

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

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    JaneB
    April 22, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I think my favorite is Dot Dot Dash. I&#39;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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    Danih03
    April 22, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    You did a great job on your bag! It&#39;s hard to pick between Sara&#39;s bags! It&#39;s a toss up between the Dot-Dot Dash bag and the Soda Pop bag!

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    Janarama
    April 22, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    I&#39;m loving the Aeroplane Bag. Your bag turned out great!

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    Kathy
    April 22, 2013 at 10:27 pm

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

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    Pam
    April 22, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    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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    Esther
    April 22, 2013 at 11:09 pm

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

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    Lexi
    April 22, 2013 at 11:13 pm

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

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    Mhairi
    April 22, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    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. <br />I love your bag, especially the fabrics you have used. It looks great!

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    Melanie
    April 22, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    She has amazing bags…love both soda pop and aeroplane!

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    SheilaN8
    April 22, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Your bag is adorable! Love the Aeroplane bag 🙂

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    Lynne Tilley
    April 22, 2013 at 11:58 pm

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

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    Karen
    April 23, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Great bag Amy! I love Navy Blue also. 😉 I really like Sara&#39;s Soda Pop Bag.

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    Bonnie Pfrimmer
    April 23, 2013 at 12:17 am

    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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    June D
    April 23, 2013 at 12:57 am

    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&#39;d like to make one with me! I don&#39;t know which pattern she will pick, but I&#39;m leaning toward the Aeroplane Bags – I like the idea of making my own weekend bag! I&#39;d learn a lot by making the useful camera bag, and the Petrillo Bag would be a handy

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    Clare
    April 23, 2013 at 2:20 am

    I love your bag, navy is so classic. <br />I&#39;d love the Petrillo Bag pattern it would fit all my mummy stuff! <br /><br /><br />

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    GranChris
    April 23, 2013 at 2:27 am

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

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    VickiLorraine
    April 23, 2013 at 2:35 am

    I really like the Locked and Loaded bag

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    Jeneta
    April 23, 2013 at 2:40 am

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

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    Jenny Faasavalu
    April 23, 2013 at 3:10 am

    The soda pop bag is definitely my favorite!

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    Jennadesigns
    April 23, 2013 at 3:14 am

    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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    Nancy M
    April 23, 2013 at 3:28 am

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

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    Lauren
    April 23, 2013 at 3:49 am

    Locked and Loaded. I love your bag. I&#39;m a Navy wife and there is a LOT of blue and gold around here. Your fabric choices are great!

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    Lauren
    April 23, 2013 at 3:49 am

    Locked and Loaded. I love your bag. I&#39;m a Navy wife and there is a LOT of blue and gold around here. Your fabric choices are great!

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    pandchintz
    April 23, 2013 at 4:12 am

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

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    kt
    April 23, 2013 at 4:16 am

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

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    ozone3
    April 23, 2013 at 4:31 am

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

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    AnnieK
    April 23, 2013 at 4:50 am

    Oh gosh, you were right, they&#39;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&#39;re such fun!

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    Barb
    April 23, 2013 at 4:52 am

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

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    Maria
    April 23, 2013 at 5:39 am

    Love your bag. Beautiful colours and the quilting makes it just perfect.<br />I tested the Dot Dot Dash bag for Sara and loved it. You&#39;re right it&#39;s hard to pick one but if I have to then I choose Locked and Loaded.

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    Thimbleanna
    April 23, 2013 at 5:47 am

    I don&#39;t need any patterns Amy – I just wanted to pop in and say how much I love your bag! I&#39;m really happy that navy is making a comeback too!

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    Margaret
    April 23, 2013 at 6:01 am

    Sara&#39;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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    Mrs MomMegan Craftsalot
    April 23, 2013 at 6:09 am

    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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    Deborah
    April 23, 2013 at 6:27 am

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

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    Vickie
    April 23, 2013 at 6:34 am

    OK, Your right Amy. I like them all ! I really like your Soda Pop bag, &quot;sew&quot; I&#39;ll say…that one ! Thanks Amy !

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    robin
    April 23, 2013 at 6:47 am

    I like the aeroplane bag for sure!

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    craftygoods
    April 23, 2013 at 6:53 am

    The Aeroplane bag is awesome – I&#39;d love to try it! Thanks for the opportunity.

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    B
    April 23, 2013 at 6:54 am

    Love the Soda Pop bag!

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    Judith
    April 23, 2013 at 7:15 am

    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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    Carol C.
    April 23, 2013 at 7:16 am

    &quot;Locked and Loaded&quot; is my favorite, but hard to choose!! Love your bag!

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    Abby
    April 23, 2013 at 7:17 am

    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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    The Whelan Family
    April 23, 2013 at 7:18 am

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

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    Elizabeth
    April 23, 2013 at 7:18 am

    I love the shape of locked and loaded! I&#39;ve made a few bags, but it&#39;s been awhile-it would be really fun to do another!

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    Barb
    April 23, 2013 at 7:23 am

    velocity girl bag<br />This would be a lovely bag to make for my traveling companions.

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    Tricia
    April 23, 2013 at 7:28 am

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

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    Gretchen
    April 23, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Hard to choose. I like the Velocity Girl Bag. Making a bag is on my list of &quot;do&#39;s and try&#39;s&quot;. Velocity looks like an easier one for my first attempt. 🙂 Love how your bag came out. So darling!

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    Steven and Ginger
    April 23, 2013 at 7:54 am

    love the locked and loaded bag. Way cute.

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    Amy Farrington
    April 23, 2013 at 7:55 am

    I have been in handbag mode lately! Her site will be very helpful, thank you for sharing!<br />I really like the &#39;Locked and Loaded&#39; pattern!<br />

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    Beverly
    April 23, 2013 at 7:58 am

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

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    thisissogood
    April 23, 2013 at 8:09 am

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

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    Martha
    April 23, 2013 at 8:22 am

    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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    Jennifer
    April 23, 2013 at 8:23 am

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

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    Amanda
    April 23, 2013 at 8:27 am

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

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    Tracy
    April 23, 2013 at 8:43 am

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

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    Linda R
    April 23, 2013 at 8:56 am

    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&#39;t pick just one :-). I made a bag for my cousin in Texas (I&#39;m from Ontario, Canada) and she said she has gotten ssoooo many compliments on it. Handmade certainly is the best 🙂

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    Donna
    April 23, 2013 at 9:01 am

    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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    Sally
    April 23, 2013 at 9:02 am

    I took a peak at Sara&#39;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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    Colleen
    April 23, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Love, love, love your bag!!! Just my style and color!! Great job :)<br /><br />Soda Pop is my favorite from Sara&#39;s shop.<br /><br />I&#39;d love to try my hand at making a bag.

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    Jeanne W.
    April 23, 2013 at 9:15 am

    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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    Lindsay_Loris
    April 23, 2013 at 9:16 am

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

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    Gill
    April 23, 2013 at 9:38 am

    I love the aeroplane bag!

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    Elisabeth
    April 23, 2013 at 10:01 am

    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&#39;s bags. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a pattern.

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    Rebeka Self
    April 23, 2013 at 10:07 am

    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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    Whit
    April 23, 2013 at 10:17 am

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

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    Laura Mattick
    April 23, 2013 at 10:48 am

    I love the one pictured on your blog using Jay McCarroll&#39;s Center City print.

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    robin chapa
    April 23, 2013 at 10:49 am

    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.<br />~robin<br />welchrobin@Hotmail.com

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    Elaine
    April 23, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Loving the Aeroplane bag! Thanks for the chance to win!<br />satterfieldfamily AT sbcglobal DOT net

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    Jacklynn
    April 23, 2013 at 11:07 am

    I really like her new pattern, the Soda Pop Bag. And I&#39;m like you about navy, it&#39;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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    Nena
    April 23, 2013 at 11:34 am

    I think I pick Soda Pop Bag! Thanks!

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    Jess
    April 23, 2013 at 11:34 am

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

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    Brooke Boon
    April 23, 2013 at 11:36 am

    I think the Soda Pop bag…it would make a great &quot;day at the park&quot; tote!<br /><br />brookeali(at)Hotmail.com

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    Kathy Sue
    April 23, 2013 at 11:39 am

    You&#39;re right, choosing only one is difficult. I like both &quot;Locked and Loaded&quot; and &quot;Paparazzi&quot;. If I have to pick only one I think it would be &quot;Paparazzi&quot;.

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    sillytiger
    April 23, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Those are all beautiful bags! I think I like the Aeroplane bag best–how useful for traveling!<br /><br />Thanks for the great giveaway! 🙂

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    Alyssa
    April 23, 2013 at 11:51 am

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

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    Karen
    April 23, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    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&#39;re right about the tough decision, but I think the Aeroplane Bag and the Paparazzi Bags are the best fits for my current wishes.<br />krseitz at earthlink dot net

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    Raina
    April 23, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    I love the Aeroplane bag<br /><br />rainadelrio@gmail.com

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    hollymade
    April 23, 2013 at 2:23 pm

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

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    Cari
    April 23, 2013 at 2:25 pm

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

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    Madeleine
    April 23, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Love the Aeroplane bag!

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    Gigi
    April 23, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    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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    aiah23
    April 23, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    I think the petrillo bag is my favorite!<br /><br />Fawn

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    LynneP
    April 23, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I have been sewing for many years but haven&#39;t made bags. It would be wonderful to win a set of patterns to try. Thank you!

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    Amanda Cook
    April 23, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    I love making bags and LOVE the Soda Pop bag you&#39;re showing on your blog, but it was a difficult choice to make.<br />

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    Robin (noteverstill/noteversewing)
    April 23, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    I&#39;m in love with the Aeroplane!

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    SewSealy
    April 23, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    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! <br />Khauglan (at) yahoo dot com

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    Linda
    April 23, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    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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    C
    April 23, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    I love love love the Caliti Convertible Clutch!!!

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    Ramona
    April 23, 2013 at 5:26 pm

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

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    Marilyn
    April 23, 2013 at 5:34 pm

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

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    Audrey
    April 23, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    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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    Rebekah
    April 23, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    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&#39;t think it was fair of you to ask us to choose just ONE of Sara&#39;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

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    Allison
    April 23, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I love how your bag turned out! I think of Sara&#39;s, the Soda Pop is my favorite.

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    jodie
    April 23, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Sara&#39;s Petrillo Bag is my favorite!

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    Tamie
    April 23, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    I can&#39;t decide if my favorite is the Aeroplane bag or the Locked and Loaded bag.

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    Melissa
    April 23, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    I love the Aeroplane Bag, super cute!!! 🙂

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    Carla G
    April 23, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    What a fabulous bag! I love the Dot Dot Dash Bag the best! Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂

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    The Happy Ranter
    April 23, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    I&#39;ve been wanting to give bag making a go, so this giveaway would be awesome to win! Love the Petrillo bag. Gorgeous!<br />telltalethread@gmail.com

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    Kathy Houston
    April 24, 2013 at 2:47 am

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    Kathy Houston
    April 24, 2013 at 3:07 am

    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&#39;s at first glance. The Accordion, Paper-Pieced Sunrise Clutch, Soda Pop, Locked &amp; Loaded &amp; the Paparazzi (camera)Bags. Today is the first time I&#39;ve been on your site &amp; I&#39;m really enjoying it &amp; look forward to getting

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    yorker
    April 24, 2013 at 3:54 am

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

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    Cecilia
    April 24, 2013 at 7:07 am

    I love her Aeroplane Bag! Your color choice is gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Three Little Peeps
    April 24, 2013 at 8:15 am

    I love Sara&#39;s bags! I just made her Petrillo bag last night. So awesome!!! I&#39;d love to make more of her patterns.

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    Three Little Peeps
    April 24, 2013 at 8:16 am

    I love Sara&#39;s bags! I just made her Petrillo bag last night. So awesome!!! I&#39;d love to make more of her patterns.

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    Unknown
    April 24, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Hard to choose, indeed! I think I like Paparazzi and the Velocity Girl bags, however. Love the navy and yellow material you found, too, on the featured bag. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Rachel S
    April 24, 2013 at 11:20 am

    I love Sara&#39;s work! She is very talented and I love the bags she makes.

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    schnitzelbank
    April 24, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Love soda pop bag!

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    Claire
    April 24, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Gosh, it is hard to choose but I do like Soda Pop. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Sharon
    April 24, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Sarah&#39;s bags are so great! I want to try a bag, so thanks for the giveaway.

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    Diane
    April 24, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Love your bag! Navy is just wonderful and works with so many colors. I too was raised on navy, however, a parochial school uniform isn&#39;t exactly a fond memory 🙂 Thanks for putting my name in the hat! <br />Diane<br />sigrendm@gmail.com

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    Alexis
    April 24, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    This is a great giveaway! I&#39;m in desperate need of a new bag but just can&#39;t bring myself to spend all the $ on a bag I just don&#39;t love. It&#39;s really hard to choose a favorite, but I think I&#39;d have to go with Soda Pop or Locked and Loaded. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Marty
    April 25, 2013 at 6:12 am

    Always looking for new bag ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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    Laura S.
    April 25, 2013 at 8:33 am

    I love all the bags and love that you show so many bags that others have made. The worse part of making a new bag for me, is choosing the fabric. Thanks for some great ideas and your wonderful patterns!

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    Renee Castro
    April 25, 2013 at 11:44 am

    I love the bag and the material 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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    Cathie J
    April 25, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Ooooh, I love the Sunrise Clutch and the Paparazzi bag!

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    cat
    April 25, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Well the the velocity girl bag is my fav, but I would love any of the patterns. thanks for the great giveaway.

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    cat
    April 25, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Well the the velocity girl bag is my fav, but I would love any of the patterns. thanks for the great giveaway.

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    Lisa E
    April 25, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    I really love the aeroplane bag. Your bag is gorgeous. Love the hint about using canvas.

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    Claire Jain
    April 25, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Yes! I loved Sara&#39;s class at Sewing Summit. The sample of interfacings that she gave us is the greatest thing ever. I reference it all the time, even when I went interfacing shopping at Hancock Fabrics this week 😉 I love your tote! It reminds me that I need to finish my Ship Shape tote from Alexia&#39;s Sewing Summit class!

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    waycatholic.com
    April 25, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    I&#39;m a bag pattern (and making) addict. And no, I do NOT want to break this addiction! Fingers crossed!

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    lisa0116
    April 27, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    I like the Locked and Loaded purse the best!

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    Lindy
    April 28, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    I don&#39;t make bags but if I did this would be the one. Your own pattern is wonderful it makes for a wonderful bag. I am not one to do jump in with both feet to do something like that. It looks just lovely.

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