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A Bag For All Reasons

I am thrilled to share my new bag pattern “A Bag For All Reasons.”

This easy to make tote is so versatile you’ll wonder how you lived without one for so long. The Bag for All Reasons is a simple sturdy little bag that could….

Perfect for dance or gymnastics class, this easy bag pattern has room enough for dance shoes, a sweat shirt and pants, a water bottle, hair brush and clips and even a snack.

easy bag pattern

Or maybe a visit to the library.  This cute bag pattern has nylon mesh hidden in the handles and fusible fleece lining the bag for reinforcement, this sturdy little bag can easily handle the weight of a few books.

easy to make bag pattern

How about taking it to school? My niece loves her new bag for preschool, it’s just right for bringing home schoolwork, art and treasures.

The Bag for All Reasons is happy just about anywhere you take it, be it a church tote, or a meeting (well maybe not happy at a meeting ; )) to the tutor, or as a simple bag to carry your latest sewing, knitting or embroidery projects.

I’m even working on a few Halloween totes for my kiddos to use as their Trick-or-Treat bags. The straps feel comfortable on your shoulder and are not too long to hold in your hand.

The pattern includes step-by-step instructions with full color photos and diagrams.  A template is provided for creating a darling butterfly embellishment, but you can customize your bag with any embellishment that really speaks to you.  My girls wanted monograms.  My niece’s bag has a darling apple for her school bag.

A Bag for All Reasons Pattern is easy to follow and suitable for a beginning sewer with some experience.  It’s also a fast bag to make and can be whipped up in a few hours or less. Click here to view a sample of the pattern.

The finished bag measures approximately:

  • 13-1/2″ high
  • 12″ wide
  • 4″ deep

Materials List:

Yardage Needed (based on 44” wide Fabric):

•Choose 1/3 yard of two (2) coordinating fabrics- for the main body
•1/2 yard for the lining
•1/3 yard for the straps and inside pocket
•Scrap fabric for butterfly or monogram and circles
•1/2 yard of fusible fleece
•1 yard of 1 inch wide nylon webbing
•Fusible web such as Heat ‘n Bond Lite for adding decorative butterfly

A Bag for All Reasons Pattern is available in the Make it Do Pattern Shop or you can purchase the pattern by clicking the buy now button below.


Buy Now

This pattern is a downloadable PDF.  No hard copy will be mailed to you.  After you make your secure purchase through Paypal, you will receive an email with a link to download your pattern.  If you pay with a credit card or with your Paypal account, it usually only takes a few minutes for your email to arrive. How’s that for instant gratification!

Once downloaded, save the pattern to your computer for easy reference or print a copy for your own use.If you have any question, be sure to leave a comment or drop me a line at callimakesdo at gmail dot com.

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