Dress Up This Bag with Pretty Trim and More

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It’s an Easy Project for Beginning Bag-Makers!

Do you admire patchwork bags but have been reluctant to make one for yourself? This beautiful bag is perfect for beginning bag-makers and can be dressed up with pretty decorative details.

The bag has boxed corners, a ring for keys and such, and is fully lined. Big-stitch hand quilting is a beautiful finishing touch or machine-quilt yours if you prefer.

Clara Tote Bag Sewing Pattern

Start with a favorite combination of fabrics and add pretty trims to give your bag flair and personality. It’s beautiful in any color theme and nicely sized for shopping trips, quilt supplies, and more.

Clara Tote Bag Sewing Pattern

The designer has provided many examples to get you started. Learn more about them here.

Clara Tote Bag Sewing Pattern
Notice the serpentine machine quilting on the bag above by the author.
Clara Tote Bag Sewing Pattern
Bag by Claire from Love Learn Craft. Notice the longer handles.
Clara Tote Bag Sewing Pattern
Bag by Amanda Loves To Create. Herringbone embroidery replaces the lace.
Clara Tote Bag Sewing Pattern
Bag by Krista from Surrur Sunday. She made longer handles and used piping instead of lace.
Clara Tote Bag Sewing Pattern

Bag by Diane O. She added a button above the ring tab.

The completed bag, designed by Lauren Wright from Molly and Mama, is approximately 15″ square, not including the handles.

Click here to purchase the “Clara Tote Bag” pattern.


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