::Bagsket Tutorial::

June 26, 2007 at 8:26 pm 132 comments

At long last, the promised Bagsket Tutorial.
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First off, thank you Claudine for posting her inspirational bag.
Full credit must also go to Diana. She and I worked through the first bag together and her guidance was invaluable. If you’re a knitter, make sure to check out her amazing FREE knitting patterns.
And finally, thanks susankg53 for the name…it’s perfect!

This is a great project for your scraps and I hope you have fun with it. As I’ve stated before, I am NOT an expert seamstress by any means, so I’m sure I’m doing things bass ackwards all over the place.

I would love love LOVE to see what you come up with.

This is a long tutorial with a fair number of pics. If anything is unclear, please email me (foofanagle at gmail dot com) and I’ll be happy to clarify. For those of you who are quick and crafty, here’s a summary of the steps…it may be all you need.

Cut and assemble pieces
Sew basket (bottom, side, together)
Sew handles and add to basket
Add trim to pocket, sew pocket to inside lining, sew pockets
Iron drawstring flap and sew down top ends for neat drawstring opening
Sew down drawstring flap
Sew drawstring bottom to interior lining top
Sew lining to basket
Trim top of Bagsket and thread drawstring
Ta da!

Read on for the full tutorial in all of it’s badly photographed glory. (you can click on the photos to see a larger version)

Did I mention I’d love to see any bags you make using this tutorial?

::Bagsket – The Tutorial::

PIECES (for a bag that approx. 8 inches in diameter and 8.5 inches tall – for 12in diameter bag, see bottom of post)

9 inch circle of interfacing
9 inch circle of exterior fabric
29.3in x 9in interfacing
29.3in x 9in exterior fabric (top pieced strip = 29.3in x 4.5 in and bottom exterior strip = 29.3in x 5.5 in sewn together lengthwise with a ½ inch seam allowance.)

9 inch circle of interior fabric
29.3in x 9in interior fabric
29.3in x 4.5in interior fabric (pocket)
30.3in x 7in interior fabric (drawstring top)

2in x 15in (x4) of handle fabric
2in x 14in (x2) of interfacing
30 in of pocket lining double-fold trim
30 in of exterior top double-fold trim
30 in of rickrack, ribbon or trim

Use a heavy interfacing like Timtex. I didn’t make it fusible, but that could potentially help when sewing the fabric to the interfacing.
Seam allowances for basting and seaming are different to ensure basting stitches don’t show


Assemble your pieced strip. Have fun with this. It doesn’t really matter how many fabrics or angles etc that you use as long as you end up with the correct sized piece at the end. You can make the whole exterior pieced or use just two fabrics and on and on. If desired, sew decorative trim to exterior fabric. Play now (because the rest is a bit of work!)

Basket Construction:
Pin exterior bottom fabric to interfacing circle (wrong side of fabric to interfacing)

Baste together with a 1/3in seam allowance. We’re basically just holding the fabric to the interfacing. If you have fusible interfacing, you can skip the basting.

Pin exterior fabric to the interfacing rectangle
Baste together with a 1/3in seam allowance


With right sides facing, pin and sew the short ends of the side piece together with a ½ in seam allowance, forming a cylinder
Press seam to one side

Mark the 4 points on both the bottom and side piece.
(You can fold the circle/cylinder in half, mark the crease at each end, open and refold so the pins are together and mark the creases again.)

Line up a pin on the bottom with a pin on the side and pin together (making sure the interfacing side is on the outside on both the side and bottom)

Line up the remaining markers and pin the bottom to the side. Pin generously to ensure the pieces don’t slip apart as you sew.

Sew together the bottom and side piece with a 1/2in seam allowance. Make sure your seam “covers” the basting stitches (that’s why there’s a difference in the seam allowance when basting vs. seaming. Or you can do it haphazardly like I did and pick out the basting stitches later. That’s sooo much fun!
Here’s what the stitching should kinda look like…

This will take a bit of fiddling and manipulating. When you sew over the side seam, you may need to get a “running start” on your machine so that it powers through. If you have a walking foot…use it!

Turn the bucket right side out. I iron the sides of the bucket once more to smooth out the wrinkles that are inevitable when you turn the bucket.

Handle construction:
(I’m sure there’s a better way to do this…but this is how I made mine. And apparently I forgot to take pics of this step…but is pretty much exactly what I did for the headbands.)
With right sides of handle fabric facing, place the interfacing strip on top and pin all together
Sew down each side (length wise) wish a ¼ in seam allowance
Trim the seam allowance down to 1/8 in or pink the seam allowance making sure not to snip the stitches
Turn the tube right side out so that the interfacing is between the handle fabric now
Sew down the side of the handle with a 1/8in seam allowance. When you reach an end, tuck the fabric ends in, making sure one side wraps around the raw end of the interfacing.
Turn the corner and sew the ends, turn and sew up the other length of the handle with the 1/8in seam allowance.
Repeat the end treatment on the other end of the handle, sew to your starting point and snip your thread.

Repeat for the second handle.

Attach handles to the side of the basket
Ends of handles should be about 3.5 inches from the top of the basket and about 4 inches apart from each other.
Pin handle ends in place

Sew handles down in a reinforcing square.

It takes a bit of mushing and smooshing to get this done, but you can do it! Iron the sides of the bucket one more time if you think they need it.


Bag Construction

Sew trim to the top of the pocket edge

Sew pocket to lining along the bottom seam and sew (trimmed edge is towards the top)

Sew pocket lines down at whatever intervals you’d like. I like some narrow and some wide pockets to help hold a variety of notions and tools.
Drawstring Top:
Fold in both sides 1/2” and iron (this is so you have a nice opening for your drawstring)
Fold down ¼” from the top of the fabric and iron. If you’re using a print, you should be folding so that the wrong side of the fabric is inside the fold.

Fold down another 1” from the top and iron. This creates the pocket for you to pull the drawstring through.

Sew down the length of the drawstring fold using a 1/8” seam allowance from the folded edge.

With “inside” sides facing, pin the drawstring fabric to the top edge of the side lining and sew together

Line up edges of the inside lining and sew together at the ends (make sure the pockets are in).

**NOTE** Do not sew together the drawstring opening and make sure to line up the drawstring seam line and the top of the pockets when you sew together

Now for a nice clean look, do a pseudo-French seam along the drawstring flap (you don’t need to go all the way down the lining since only the drawstring flap shows both sides of the fabric.)
Basically, fold/roll the seam of the flap back onto itself. Press it down, pin it and sew it down so that the seam and raw edge is enclosed.

(Yeah, I know my instructions on this part are particularly bad.)

As you did with the bottom of the bucket, mark the 4 points of the bottom round and the bottom of the inside lining.

Pin the bottom round to the lining and sew together with a ½” seam allowance

This is what it looks like with the INSIDE out (when you put it in the basket, you’ll want the pockets on the inside.)


Guess what! You’re ALMOST there! Let’s bring it all together now.

Tuck the lining into the bucket. Make sure the drawstring flap is tucked inside the lining.
Pin the lining to the bucket all the way around the top.

Sew along the top (you’re sewing through the bucket and the drawstring/lining side edges) to secure the lining to the bucket using a ¼” seam allowance. The key here is to sew close enough to the top of the bucket so that the stitches won’t show after you apply the binding.

Are you still hanging in there?!

FINALLY…line up the end of the wide trim with the bucket side seam. Sew the trim to the top of the bagsket. Make sure you catch both sides of the trim as you go. Take your time on this…I recommend pinning (I didn’t pin and I regret it since I didn’t catch a couple of spots of the inside trim.) When you reach the end, fold the end of the trim under so you have a nice neat end when you get back to the side seam.

Guess what! You’re all done! CONGRATS!

For a Larger Bag (12 in in diameter and 12 in tall)
12 inch diameter circle of interfacing
12 inch diameter circle of exterior fabric
38.7in x 12.5 in interfacing
38.7in x 12.5 in exterior fabric (top pieced strip = 38.7in x 5.5 in and bottom exterior strip = 38.7in x 7 in sewn together lengthwise with a ½ inch seam allowance.)

12 inch diameter circle of interior fabric
38.7in x 12.5 inch interior fabric
38.7in x 4.5 inch interior fabric (pocket)
39.7in x 9 inch interior fabric (drawstring top)

2in x 15in (x4) of handle fabric
2in x 14in (x2) of interfacing
38 in of pocket lining double-fold trim
38 in of exterior top double-fold trim
38 in of rickrack, ribbon or trim

I’m sure I made this more complicated than it has to be. If you have better ways of doing parts (or all) of this project, please let me know. I’d love to hear it!


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132 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Janell  |  June 27, 2007 at 3:24 am

    Girl, I’m exhausted. Hats off to you for making 3 of these. They are quite lovely and you should be proud of yourself. Yay for crafting!

  • 2. Heather  |  June 27, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    Just a thought – plastic canvas for needlepoint inserted between the lining and outside layers might be a less expensive alternative.

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  • 4. Ghene  |  June 27, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    very nice!

  • 5. Charlie  |  June 27, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    Wow, that bag is beautiful, and the perfect present inspiration. I already have plans for 2 of these as pressies for friends. Will let you know how they come along. Thank you.

  • 6. Andrea  |  June 27, 2007 at 5:43 pm

    Gorgeous basket. Thanks for taking the time to make a tutorial.

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  • 8. claudine  |  June 30, 2007 at 6:26 am

    Thanks for making the tutorial, Suzanne! Your way is pretty close to how I did mine. For my basket (pardon me, bagsket! 🙂 ) I didn’t actually sew in the timtex. I slipped the timtex in after I have done the outer side and lining, just before I sew in the top trim. It took lots of wrangling though, and I think the way you do it probably makes it sturdier and more stable. And yes, I recommend basting when sewing in the top trim. And what gorgeous bagskets you made!

  • 9. This Lady Knits » Archive » A Bagsket  |  July 4, 2007 at 1:45 am

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  • 10. marie  |  July 4, 2007 at 1:49 am

    Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial! I made one today, I can see where these cam be addicting. I did use fusable interfacing, made it closer to 9.5″ diameter and added an additional plastic needle point canvas in the base, just for added support.

    Pic is posted to my blog.

  • 11. nancy  |  July 9, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    Ooh! I really wanna make one – what weight of interfacing do you recommend? I will have to go buy some and know the store will have a zillion kinds.

  • 12. Bridget  |  August 3, 2007 at 7:21 am

    I just saw your bag entry on the Sew Mama Sew blog and I love it! Thank you so much for your awesome tutorial and beautiful bag, I know what I’m going to have to make before summer is over!

  • 13. Suzette Harris  |  August 20, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    I made the 12 inch one. Go check out my blog.

  • 14. Craftybernie  |  October 2, 2007 at 9:55 pm

    I just wanted to share my effort at the ‘bagsket’. Your tutorial is great and I’m now officially addicted to interfacing!!! Here’s the URL in case you fancy a gander :-


    Thanks & Best wishes.

  • 15. Beth  |  October 10, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    Hello! I work with Kristin on her Sew, Mama, Sew blog and we’d love to link to your fantastic tutorial for an upcoming feature. Would you mind emailing me for details (I can’t seem to locate your address)? You know how much we love your bagsket!… Thank you!

  • 16. Jeni  |  October 15, 2007 at 6:01 am

    After many months of wanting one, I made one for my mom with a western feel…

  • 17. Jeni  |  October 15, 2007 at 6:03 am

    sorry about the bad pic link…
    you can check it out on crafster…

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  • 19. Geo  |  November 28, 2007 at 11:02 pm

    Oh! Terrific! I will make some of these for Christmas gifts! Thank so very much.

  • 20. Lisa  |  November 29, 2007 at 1:54 am

    Hi! Just wanted to say THANK YOU for this tutorial!
    I totally tried it out today 🙂 Here’s two photos I took of it:
    I made mine as a gift and military-themed.
    Thanks again!

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    I finally made one…
    thanks for the fun tutorial.

  • 23. nono18  |  December 12, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    thanks for this pattern your bag is very nice!

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  • 25. mymsie  |  December 13, 2007 at 9:10 pm

    Thanks for this tutorial! I loosely followed it to make this.

  • 26. Maximus  |  December 20, 2007 at 7:38 am

    I would like to see a continuation of the topic

  • 27. mcart  |  December 20, 2007 at 7:55 pm

    I am never going to be able to get a job again, as there’s too many nice things on here to make, they’ll keep me too busy to go out to work!

  • 28. selvedge  |  January 7, 2008 at 12:01 am

    In case you still want to see what others made:

    Made for sekrit pal exchange.. now I get to make my own.

  • 29. saraoke  |  January 10, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    I love this bag! Now if only I had the courage to try to make it…Thanks for the tutorial!

  • 30. relaws  |  January 17, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    i can’t wait to try it!!

  • 31. not an artist  |  January 24, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Thank you for this tutorial, I found it very easy to follow and the result is adorable! Check my cute camo version out here: http://notanartist.blogspot.com/2008/01/sew-what.html

  • 32. Tammy  |  January 28, 2008 at 4:19 am

    Thank you so much for this tutorial. I made one tonight for one of my 3 girls. Although mine isn’t as perfect as yours, my daughter still loves it! Now my oldest wants one. You can see a pic of mine at my blog. Thanks again! Now I’m going to check out some more projects on your blog.

  • 33. Melody Johnson  |  February 12, 2008 at 8:05 am

    Oh thank you for the tutorial. I have wanted to make a tote or bag for sometime.. I worked on mine from sundown to sunrise.. I have never even boged before but just had to about my bagsket. I hope the link works. LOL
    Thanks again Melody

  • 34. Suzanne Irzyk  |  February 20, 2008 at 12:22 am

    Ooo, thank you for the great tutorial. I’ve gotta make one of these. Well, maybe two… I know my Mom will want one after she sees mine!

  • 35. Tabatha  |  February 20, 2008 at 6:47 am

    I am full of excitement and envy for those that have completed this. I love bags, but don’t need another. This is going on my “As soon as I need another bag list”.. Better yet, I want to make it sooooo bad, that I will just craft one up for a well deserving pal. LOVE LOVE THIS TUTORIAL!!!

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  • 37. challenged  |  March 6, 2008 at 5:10 am

    Oh my, what a great bag! Bumping this to the top of my to do list! It will be perfect to hold my current knitting project! Thanks so much for sharing – I shall email a photo when completed.

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  • 39. challenged  |  March 8, 2008 at 12:12 am

    Me again, I’ve made one! Here’s a photo (not the best, but you’ll get the idea) of it with my matching knitting needle roll holder http://challenged.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/bagsket.jpg I made it a bit longer to fit my longer needles. Cheers for the tutorial!

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  • 42. Michele  |  April 6, 2008 at 1:36 am

    Love the Bagsket! I had to rummage through my fabric stash to make one today. It’s on my blog. http://bibliomaniacs.blogspot.com/2008/04/bagsket-adventures.html

    I’m going to try to make one out of recycled denim jeans, maybe even keep a pocket or two on the outside.

  • 43. Michele  |  April 7, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    Success! I LOVE the one I just finished out of recycled jeans 🙂


    Thanks again for this awesome tutorial!

  • 44. Knitsational  |  April 26, 2008 at 3:43 am

    I can’t wait to make this! What a great gift idea.

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  • 46. everythingsblue  |  May 13, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    Wow! Awesome little bagsket! You’re work is great and thank you for the tutorial!

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  • 48. Debra Kanemura  |  May 18, 2008 at 6:32 am

    my hat’s off to you for this tutorial. Good Job!

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    Love it! Thanks a lot! If you want to take a look at my bagsket it is right here:

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  • 52. Terry  |  July 13, 2008 at 4:24 am

    I’ve just discovered your thoroughly appealing little bagsket with the extremely helpful tutorial, and I’m very pleased! My youngest sister has such a passion for bags of all sizes and shapes, but this isn’t like one that she’s ever had. I’m just tickled to be able to make one of your bagsters for her, she has few pleasures in her little life. She was born with Down’s syndrome and despite her difficulties, she’s a happy little cookie. So thank you very much for contributing to my sister’s enjoyment of her life. You’ve also contributed to mine, thanks again.

    Terry in Colorado

  • 53. Kat  |  August 13, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Why is it called a Bagsket?

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  • 60. mikel  |  December 16, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    thank you for this tutorial

  • 61. louise  |  January 9, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    hi could you let me know how many meters of fabric you need for the bagsket please.

  • 62. Nora  |  March 12, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    This is exactly what I have been looking for!!! Thank you!!

    I don’t know if it is just me but I cannot see the pictures for the tutorial… Is there anyway to get a copy of the pictures… it sure makes it easier!!

    Thank you!

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  • 66. DIYBagLover  |  June 18, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Hi there!

    i have link ur tutorial in http://diybaglover.blogspot.com/.

    Hope u dont mind 🙂

  • 67. Janine  |  July 31, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Thanks you for this beautiful pattern, I like the bag. I speak french but U think that I could understand for do it

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  • 71. Agnes Jose  |  February 3, 2010 at 6:28 am

    Thanks a lot for the clear tutorial, I followed your instruction to make a yoga mat bag instead of a bagsket…I link to your tute so that other can learn from you. Here’s my work based on your tute http://smurfing-time.blogspot.com/search/label/yoga%20mat%20cover

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  • 73. The Best  |  March 12, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Okay- these would make the cutest easter baskets!

  • 74. Sue  |  March 21, 2010 at 2:07 am

    I love the tutorial and I am making a bagsket as a knitting bag for my daughter.

    The rectangle length of 29.3 inches seems a little long. When I cut my rectangle to 26 3/4 inches I find it fits better when I later sew it to the base circle.

  • 75. Miranda  |  April 20, 2010 at 10:43 am

    I was looking for a gift to make for a friend who is a very busy mom–this is perfect! Thanks for the great tutorial!

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    I wish I saw this tutorial before I muddled through making something similar *pout*

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  • 88. Pam  |  November 3, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    You said you had problems sewing the handle reinforcement squares. Instead , don’t sew the side seam yet….sew the handles in place first. Your work area is still flat and the hadles will sew on much more easily.

  • 89. Norma  |  November 11, 2010 at 7:53 am

    I made two. Found that if I sewed the inner bit with the pockets to the top first, topstitching that is, then did the drawstring, with a proper french seam, it looked a lot better than I understood in the directions. It was certainly easier. I also found the length of the sides too long, maybe because as a patchworker I get used to a smaller seam .lol
    Good idea about the sewing the handles in first, but you’d need to know for sure that the side was the right size.
    Thanks for the tuturial anyway, wonderful idea for a gift.

  • 90. nellie  |  November 15, 2010 at 2:43 am

    nice looking bag will make this pattern a chrismas gift

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  • 93. Monica  |  February 7, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    this was so easy, i made this using clear vynl and used canvas as the insert. i put the pockets on the outside so i can see whats in them. i am a massage therapist and i put my bottles in pockets and towels on the inside. the canvas can be taken out and washed, then put back in the clear “bagsket’ when done. this was so easy, thanks!!

  • 94. billiescraftroom  |  February 16, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Great tutorial, I want to try one of these to put a ball of yarn in whilst I knit.

    Thanks so much for going into lots of detail. I’m a newbie and it helps.

    Best wishes

    Billie 🙂

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  • 96. Freya  |  June 13, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Thanks for the great tutorial! I’ve posted my results here:

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    Linda peça, maravilhosa! Parabens!

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  • 100. Amy  |  July 13, 2011 at 12:46 am

    I did it! I had to tear the seam out the first time sewing the bucket to the bottom. It turns out the exterior cylinder was an inch wider than the bucket bottom. Once I sewed up a half inch on the cylinder, sewing the two together was much easier. Here is mine:

    PS, McCall’s must have really loved this idea! I see they have a pattern for this bag!

  • 101. Uti  |  July 31, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Really nice Tut very detailed

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  • 104. Megan  |  September 4, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial!! I used it as a springboard to make a liner for my tall and narrow laundry hamper and it turned out fan-flipping-tastic, if I do say so myself. 🙂 Much appreciated!

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    Love! 🙂

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  • 108. Laura  |  April 21, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    I haven’t read all the comments so I don’t know if any one else mentioned this but growing up my mother had several of baskets;however, instead of interfacing there was a bottom half of a large bleach bottle inside. This was early 1970’s and these weren’t fancy. They often had drawstring closures and no handles. They are still around. We loved to fill them with odds and ends.
    Thanks for the tutorial .

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    Thank you for sharing such a useful pattern. I made the larger size for a knitter with 2 young cats & it can be viewed here:


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  • 112. Karen  |  September 24, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Thank you for the great tutorial. I am new to bag-making and I finally finished this today, well, almost. I got the end, sewed my lining into the basket and realized that I made a huge mistake. I used a one-sided fabric for my lining. So not the wrong side is facing out. I think I am going to try cutting an extra piece and attaching it to the basket at the seam line and just below the drawstring tube, so that part will be doubled.

  • 113. Betty Van Riper  |  October 1, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    What does 29.3in x 4.5 mean?

  • 114. Caroline  |  October 7, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Reblogged this on Making Memories .

  • 115. Caroline  |  October 7, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Reblogged this on Making Memories and commented:
    I think this is the one…

  • 117. Beckie  |  October 30, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    I love!!! Turned out fab….Looks like fun to make:)

  • 118. Margaret Coombs  |  March 4, 2013 at 2:45 am

    I just used this pattern with alterations to make a dog obedience utility article bag. The bottom section of my bag is pet screen utility mesh from Joann’s, and I used bias strips of the lining fabric to finish the bottom and top of the bag. Also, added a second interior drawstring closing at the top of the mesh and skipped the interior pockets. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200909817934592&set=pcb.10200909818254600&type=1&theater

  • 119. Martha  |  May 18, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I like this idea!!!

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  • 123. Katie Adams  |  February 2, 2014 at 4:17 am

    I love this cute little fabric bucket. Oh the possibilities!

  • 124. Joey Corwin  |  March 5, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    I think you are a terrific sewer for making these and sharing how to do it with great pictures. I host girls from Japan as exchange students and these will be perfect going away gifts! THANKS again!!

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  • 127. susan  |  October 4, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    I love that you added so many pictures. instructions without pictures for a novice can be confusing… aside from sewing, you are also a great teacher… thank you

  • 128. Pati Sievert  |  December 24, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    I’ll be making more of these! Thank you.

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  • 132. Chelsea  |  December 19, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    I LOVE this! I was working on somelse and needed a break. I had saved this pattern to try. I had so much fun making this I will probably make one for everyone on my list! Thank you so much for this!
    I tried to post a picture of mine but it won’t let me.


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