Sunday, December 28, 2014

Let's Book It: Lazy Girl's Runaround Bag Pattern


I was afraid to try this purse pattern. The last step kept confusing me. I would read the instructions and everything was fine until I read that last step of confusing instructions. That's when the pattern would go back in the plastic bag and back on the shelf. Fortunately I read a "tip" for this purse pattern. "Just follow the instructions in the last step just as they are written." I did and everything turned out perfectly. This is really a cool pattern and FUN to make. Before I knew it, I made seven of them. Below are the fronts and backs of four of them.


The back has a pocket, perfect for maps or sun glasses.


I added a piece of folded fabric in the "purse sandwich" so the inside would have two compartments. Because this purse is small and doesn't hold a lot, it's perfect for traveling or running errands. A purse strap made with a WOF strip makes it long enough to slip over the head making it a crossover purse. Tie a knot in the strap to make it shorter and kid friendly.
I'm linking this post to Sharon Vrooman's "Let's Book It" blog post entry.        

13 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

My SIL would love this pattern! I like the idea of making an extra pocket. Have you used up that Super Heroes fabric yet? lol Thank you for linking up.

Jo said...

Well done for nutting it out. Looks great and a good project to use

Debbie said...

Very cute bags. sometimes you have to be brave to get to the end.

Ellen said...

Good for you for facing the challenge and getting it done. The reward is all of those wonderful bags!

Pauline G said...

Oh I love this little bag - must try it. Like the fabric you've used

Laura said...

Nice bags! Cross body bags are the best! I love the Marvels bag! That is such a fun fabric, isn't it?!

Terri said...

Cute purses and good advice. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs

Muddling Through said...

Good job! They look great.

Dana Gaffney said...

They look wonderful, I'm so glad you found that tip, I don't know how many times I've put things aside because the directions were too confusing.

Vivian said...

How cute are those bags! The internet is another of our great quilt "tools" -- those tips can be real lifesavers.

Sarah said...

Lovely bags, especially like your laurel burch fabric! The horse one bought back fond memories....fabric can do that can't it? I guess that's why we all love collecting it!

Pattilou said...

Oh, I love these little bags and the Laurel Burch Fabric is a plus!

Faye said...

These are so cute! I have the horses fabric myself and it is one of those pieces of fabric that I love so much I just can't use. Sometimes I just take it out and look lovingly at it!

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