A Bag for All Reasons Free Project + Giveaway

on October 17 | in Contests & Giveaways, Products, Sewing Tutorials + Patterns | by | with 191 Comments

Lisa Lam joined us for an interview and a free Reversible Bucket Bag project for her first book, The Bag Making Bible. Lisa runs the popular U-handblog< and the U-handbag shop. We’ve had such fun since 2005, learning all about bags from Lisa! Today we’re excited to share Lisa’s newest book, A Bag for All Reasons!

Lisa’s new book includes full-size, pull-out patterns for twelve bags and purses; the range of bags is perfect for everyday or special occasions. Take a look at the book excerpt for more information, including a full list of projects, lots of great photos and more. Don’t you want to make a super-cute and practical Bicycle Double-Pannier Bag? What about a 3-in-1 Convertible Backpack, Fashionista Baby Bag or a Train-Style Vanity Case?!

Looking for the perfect, special accessory for all of those upcoming holiday parties? Download your free book excerpt for the Pleated Purse-Frame Purse!

This darling purse looks as cute with jeans as it looks “knockout glamorous” at a swish wedding. The secret to the different looks lies in your choice of fabrics. For a sweet daytime look, plump for your favourite cotton brights and a pretty flower brooch. For a special occasion go for luscious satins, silks and a sparkling brooch.

Comment below for your chance to win a copy of A Bag for All Reasons. (Winners for this prize must live in either the US, Canada or Europe.) Tell us which bag you’d make, or tell us about the bags you’ve made recently! Let’s hear your thoughts on sewing unique, beautiful and useful bags…

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191 Responses to A Bag for All Reasons Free Project + Giveaway

  1. Sherry J says:

    cute bag. I love to make all kinds of bags.

  2. Convertible Backpack. For my trips. Judith, Texas

  3. My son would be so thrilled if I made the toddler backpack for him!

  4. Sina says:

    I love love love the bike bag:) it would be great for carrying my books since I ride my bike to class!!!

  5. Suzanne Shattuck says:

    I love them all! My DH calls me ‘the bag lady’

  6. Sophie Del says:

    Bike Bag looks great… Stylish biking, i love.

  7. KeriAnn says:

    I am new to sewing; just took my first lesson last week. I was told that totes are great projects for beginners! Even though I love my Vera Bradley bags, I would love to be able to make my own beautiful bags to use, give as gifts, and donate!

  8. Kristabelle says:

    This is a great book!

    I love bags because they don’t require so much “fitting”, there’s some really cool, classy hardware out there that can really dress up a project, and they’re always something someone can use. You can also learn so much about sewing a new technique or working with a different product, but on a smaller scale so that it’s not quite so overwhelming.

    I think classy laptop bags are great to make/have. I’ve done one and I would like to do more!

    I like the cross shoulder style bags the best!

  9. Wendy says:

    Bags are so rewarding to make, quick, they don’t have to fit, etc. I recently made a farmer’s market tote and a bucket bag.

  10. Jamie Martin says:

    Toddler backpack would be so cute for our daughter!

  11. Pat says:

    Definitely a messenger bag!

  12. Tera says:

    I need a wallet. I would make the tri-fold wallet. I love making bags. The last bag I made was a japanese knot bag. Bags make wonderful gifts. Everyone can use one.

  13. Marthie says:

    I would love just anything fro Lisa Lam. ANYTHING

  14. Janice Svercek says:

    I would be making the baby bag first. I know the perfect recipient for that bag! Thanks for the give a way.

  15. Sharon says:

    I would love to make a pretty pair of panniers.

  16. Caroline says:

    I like the trifold wallet. The last bag I made was for a gift bag. I often make a bag for my kids to give at birthday parties (with a gift inside) instead of wrapping it in paper.

  17. Stephanie says:

    The toddler backpack is perfect for my daughter! She’ll be going to preschool soon!

  18. Mary Mac says:

    Would loved to try the vanity case.

  19. Kim T. says:

    super cute! i love it!

  20. Jess Z says:

    I love making bags and I would love to make the Double-Pannier Bag, and (because I just learned I am pregnant with our first child!) I would love to make the Fahionista Baby Bag. Thanks for such a great giveaway! :)

  21. Ruth Fidino says:

    I love the backpack. Saw the one Happy Zombie made. Love it!

  22. Linda says:

    I love making bags. Inevitably, when I’m away from home, someone stops me to ask where I got my bag. In my opinion, that’s the best compliment I can receive! It would be wonderful to have another source for more lovely bag ideas. Thanks for my chance to win.

  23. Kathleen says:

    Great book! Looks like there is a lot of useful, practical information…which I need! I would definitely make the train vanity case. I’ve been searching thrift stores for something like that for years.

  24. Megan B says:

    I would love to try the toddler-friendly backpack!

  25. I would love to make the train case and the pannier bag!

  26. Jessie says:

    What a fast book. I would love to make new bags this winter!

  27. Anne says:

    Right now, making a log cabin bag. I’d love to try the clutch purse shown.

  28. daiyami says:

    Ooh, I’d love to make the bike panniers. I’ve just committed to bike commuting.

  29. alcheme says:

    I really, really want to make the double pannier bycicle bag. I’m looking for something like this fantastic bag!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. Consuelo says:

    Looks like a wonderful resource. Thanks for the chance to win!

  31. sherri says:

    My daughter has requested a small messenger bag, and I want a small bag for essentials. Also, I’d like to try the backpack pattern.

  32. Chantal says:

    I love making bags, I have a lot of books and patterns, and I like to experiment on my own too, though it’s not always a success…but I would love to get this new book, thanks for this giveaway!!

  33. beth says:

    I’d like to see the Access All Areas Pouch pattern. The bike panniers are also very cute! Sounds like a wonderful book.

  34. Chris says:

    I would like to make the backpacks for my cousins as gifts for the holidays. thank you!

  35. Lee says:

    I love the sweet saddlebags! I would make those first! thanks!

  36. Mom of Evil Geniuses says:

    I never seem to have enough bags, so I would love pouring over this book! I’d probably do the geek-chic ipad case first, then the wallet (my mom has requested one) and probably the backpacks for Christmas gifts! The last purse I made was Amy Butler’s Sweet Harmony, and I love all the details and extras you can add into hand made bags to make them your own!

  37. Jess says:

    I love to make bags and I’d love to try some of the patterns in this book. Especially the toddler backpack and the train style vanity. Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. Elisabeth says:

    I usually focus on garments, but I would love to make the tri-fold wallet! Seems like a good practical project.

  39. Leah says:

    I would love to make the backpack for my girls for Christmas.

  40. Sharon Meek says:

    Wonderful book! Something for everyone. Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. Janet Cain says:

    I would make the Train Style Vanity Case first and then I would love to make one of the frame purses.

  42. Mandy says:

    I have made ALL the bags, except the last one, from Lisas previous book! And once I have finished the last one, I will take her new book and make all of those as well! :) Can’t get enough of it.

  43. Teresia says:

    I would love to try the Tri-fold Wallet! Individualized ideas are forming — one for myself and presents for Sisters and daughter for Christmas. Thanks!

  44. Lynne Tilley says:

    I think a train style vanity case sounds fantastic

  45. Peggy says:

    A train-style vanity case would be so cool!! Would love to try it.

  46. Tash says:

    Ooh, those bike saddlebags would look great on my fixy! Thanks for the chance!

  47. Julie B says:

    Love that little pink bag!

  48. Tara says:

    I would love to make the wallet, one for me and one for my boys. I am also in need of a new purse for winter. The cozy days of sewing by the woodstove are here.

  49. Trisha says:

    I just love the Double Pannier Bicycle bag, and the Train Style Vanity case. I would have to make them both. Just too cute!

  50. Lola says:

    The cover is beautiful and the pattern instructions from the freebie seem easy to follow. I can’t wait to see the book!

  51. VickiT says:

    I’d love to have this book because there are many projects I could use.
    I think the first I’d make would be the Terrific Tri-fold Wallet. Then the Geek Chic iPad Case but mine would be man-ified for my husband for Christmas. And that Train Style Vanity Case is awesome.

  52. Deanne says:

    I’d make the Train Case for my 18 year old daughter. She has a collection of train cases, so one made by her mum would be a keeper.

  53. I would love to make the backpack. They come in handy for halling waterbottles and snacks when you go on outings with kids. I haven’t made any bags since last winter, but my favorite was a big beach bag I made from an Amy Butler pattern. I love making bags!

  54. M says:

    The book looks great!:)

  55. shirley says:

    I would definitely make the bike panniers. I’ve been looking all over for a nice set to purchase inexpensively, to no avail! The last bag I made was just helping my eight year old with her first sewing project. Success!

  56. Jolien says:

    Bags are always great projects, so I’d love to win this book and give some more bags a try! I adore the saddle bag from the picture above..!

  57. Mandy B says:

    I have a few of these purse frames in my stash so the perfect tut. Would love the chance to win the fab book thanks for sharing xx

  58. Agatha says:

    Never have enough bags. Enjoy making them for family and friends

  59. Stephanie S says:

    I’d make the “Toddler Friendly Backpack” or the “All Sorted Laundry Bag”!

  60. Amanda says:

    I recently made the ipad case for my mom using the pattern from MollieMakes. It’s adorable and so useful! I have had my eye on this book for a while!

  61. Kathy says:

    I would make the bike panniers. I have a wonderful bike that needs killer panniers like those! I love to make bags of all sorts. Lisa’s designs are brilliant.

  62. Moni says:

    I have made and worn out a messenger bag and many grocery bags. I am ready for some new ones! I love the bike pannier bags and would use them a lot!

  63. Virginia says:

    This book is all ready on my wish list. Love the first one.

  64. Rhonda says:

    I am a huge fan of Lisas. Thanks for a chance to win her book.

  65. Elizabeth says:

    I love making purses. This would a great addition to my library.

  66. Jo Hinchcliffe says:

    I love the back pack! I’ve seen this book in the local bookshop, but i can’t afford it :(
    It is on my Christmas list (yeah, i know! A Christmas list at 37) so fingers crossed, unless i’m lucky enough to win it. X

  67. SewLindaAnn says:

    I’m hoping for a bicycle for Christmas, I’ve always coveted the old fashioned type (no gears). I’d love to make a bag for this upcoming bicycle in a vintage type fabric. I love adding my own touches to patterns made by others, and Lisa’s in depth info. is always awesome.

  68. Jess says:

    I love making bags and am always looking for new patterns and inspiration. So far I’ve done a few noodlehead bags, and some other random patterns I found online. This book would be a great resource to improve my skills. Thanks!

  69. Priya says:

    Made noodle head pleated purse

  70. Kay says:

    What a wonderful giveaway. I have been making craft bags out of hexagons using EPP recently, I have just started number 4 and am addicted to the calm process.

  71. kim S. says:

    I want to make that cute clutch. I love making handbags. Thanks for the giveaway!

  72. Kelli says:

    What a great idea for a book! I’d love ot give this one a home. I don’t sew bags very often, but I made a really cute tote for my sister this past year for her birthday. I tested a pattern for a friend and blogged about it without my sister knowing it was for her all along. She mentioned how cute it was and how she needed a new bag and I surprised her with it. :)

  73. Clare Wrigglesworth says:

    I have previously made Lisa’s tri-fold wallet and ‘for pleats sake’ tote and would love to win this book so that i can make both of my little boys the toddler friendly back pack :-)

  74. Pattij says:

    I just got a new bike and I really want the bike bag on the cover!

  75. Alison says:

    I love bags. I recently made a messenger bag for myself, using a pattern I drafted myself. For the flap I used charm squares.

  76. Mandy says:

    Using Lisa Lam’s previous book ‘The Bag Making Bible’, my daughter and I designed an everyday bag for her commuting on the London Underground, places for her ticket, lip gloss, phone, pens, space for shoes, umbrella, water bottle and it had to be wipe cleanable and secure. I then put it together using different techniques in the book. We were both impressed with the finished result and it is going strong.

  77. Love to design and create bags! I just made one using vintage fabrics mixed with new, trendy fabrics!

  78. Georgina says:

    Everything Lisa does is wonderful – bag making, tutorials, supplies and baby making! She got me hooked on metal framed purse making and I am glad she did!

  79. Gillian says:

    Oh what a lovely book, I’d make the panniers to go with my new bike they would look lovely together … would just need the weather to cycle and show them off!

  80. Maroesja says:

    I’ll make the bicycle bags fro my sons, kids-size bicycle bags seem to be only in girls versions :S

  81. Joan says:

    The tri-fold wallet looks good to me as does the large blue bag that is pictured at the end.

  82. Sarah McGrath says:

    I like the look of the bicycle bag. I like to cycle and it would come in very useful!

  83. Sarah says:

    The train style vanity case looks totally cute, would love to give that one a go!

  84. Prachi says:

    I love the Double Pannier Bike Bag! Thanks for the opportunity!

  85. Maja says:

    It looks like a great book. I would make a tri-fold wallet to go with my new bag that I made recently. Here’s my new bag: http://zivckinapaso.blogspot.com/2012/10/torbica-iz-jeansa.html

  86. Julie A. Weaver says:

    Since I don’t own a car… I ride a bicycle. So, I would make the saddle bags. It sure would help me bring home the groceries easier.

  87. Alice says:

    I have Lisa’sfirst book and made the bucket type bag from it for my sister. I often refer to it for the techniques that she explains. I love making bags, just for the fact that they are unique. I find I am often looking at other women’s bags ,checking out if they are hand made or not. I really would like to win Lisa’s new book!

  88. Nerissa says:

    I just made a diaper bag with 7 external pockets, 5 internal pockets, a zipper divider and removable clutch on the exterior.. phew! I’m addicted to making bags and would love to have Lisa’s book.. The train case is catching my eye.

  89. Kaela Fabel says:

    Love purses & this book looks like it would be a great collection of patterns!

  90. Tina L. says:

    The access-all-areas pouch looks perfect for running errands with. I would make that one.

  91. Lauren aka Giddy99 says:

    I would start with the Train Style Vanity case, and I would make multiples (I travel for work). I would be THRILLED to make a custom one for myself (first)! Friends and family would get one later. :)

  92. kathyh says:

    The bike saddlebags. Cool ideas.
    U-handbags has been a good resource for sewing bags.

  93. Kathleen says:

    Pretty purse-I’d love to have the opportunity to win the book and make some projects.

  94. Bree says:

    I love purse frame clutches & am always on the lookout for new patterns. I love the Bag Making Bible & can’t wait for this book as well!

  95. Jen says:

    I am obsessed with purses lately! Can’t wait to see it.

  96. JamieS says:

    The double-pannier bicycle bag for my Schwin! How fun and useful!

  97. Sarah says:

    I really need to make a new purse – mine is falling apart. Lisa Lam is a great pattern designer.

  98. Joy says:

    I love to sew bags! What a great giveaway! The last bag I made was a diaper bag for my baby from Amy Butler’s Little Stitches for Little Ones, which I absolutely love.

  99. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for this free pattern! I was looking for a gift to make for my sis and sis-in-law, and this is just perfect!

    I’ve made several bags and purses, and my all-time favorite interior feature to include is a zippered pocket.

  100. Katy says:

    I need to make a new messenger bag!

  101. kelbeland4 says:

    The train style vanity case is great! That would be the first of several of the projects I would choose from the book!

  102. Debbie H says:

    I really like the Double-Pannier Bicycle Bag. Thanks!

  103. Kate F. says:

    I love the 3 in 1 backpack– it looks so professional!

  104. Emily says:

    Wow, looks like a great book!

  105. Sharon says:

    I would make the tri-fold wallet because I really need one!

  106. Sarah K says:

    I would make the double pannier for my bike!

  107. Patti says:

    Quilts aside, making bags is a favourite of mine. I love the quickness of a framed pouch, and the feeling of success when making a larger bag. I’ve made the Two Zip Hipster, as well as a couple of Nikki totes. Thanks for the chance to win Lisa’s book! She is amazing! I’d like to try the wallet.

  108. Lowena says:

    I can’t get enough bags and enjoyed making, so I would like to win that book. ^_^

  109. Monica says:

    I love this book!! I´ve been following Lisa and her blog for years, I´d love to be the winner of her book!!
    I like to sew purses and bags, now I´m figuring out a pattern for a double framed purse… I don´t know which bag I would choose from the book. Maybe the “Too cool for school satchel”??
    Thank you for this giveaway!!

  110. Laurie Anne says:

    Oh! I’d make a few pretty little clutches, and a train case, and….This book looks fabulous thank you for the opportunity to win :) Good luck everyone!

  111. Jane says:

    I love Lisa’s website and all her projects. She’s so good with explaining the construction details and her designs are the so timeless. I would probably make all the bags in her book given the time… but start with a new diaper bag.

  112. Marie says:

    I love your blog. Very versatile and generous with tutorials too. I’d love to make a train-style vanity case.

  113. Angela says:

    I would love to make the bike saddlebags! I even have some laminate in my stash that would be perfect.

  114. Tamie says:

    I’d love to make one of the little clutches with the metal frame. Thanks for the giveaway.

  115. Annette says:

    Love the backpack.

  116. Lily says:

    I just got a new ipad, so I’d love to make a super-cute ipod case for it!

  117. That laundry bag looks awful cute!!!

  118. jennifer says:

    Would love a chance, thanks!

  119. Pat V. says:

    The 3-in-1 backpack looks like fun. I’ve actually never made a bag, so I would have to take the plunge if I win!

  120. Jenny says:

    I would really love this book — thanks! I’ve never made an actual bag, but I’m getting ready to make Anna’s 241.

  121. Erin says:

    I want to make the bike bags – so cool! My last bag was an Amy Butler – the Sophia carryall. Fun and challenging!

  122. Jane says:

    I would love to make the IPad case

  123. Kami says:

    Bicycle panniers! So cute. And you can never have too many bags…right?

  124. janet g says:

    Very cute!

  125. Anya says:

    I have a friend who deserves the beautiful bike pannier bag! What a great idea. I never would have thought to make my own – even though I LOVE making bags :)

  126. Molly says:

    I love the convertible backpack pattern (spotted on @happyzombie)

  127. Kim K says:

    I’m dying to make a cute frame purse!

  128. Toni says:

    I love making bags! And with 4 kids I have a lot of crap to carry around, so I could always use a new one. I’ve heard such great things about Lisa’s books and would love to try one of her patterns!

  129. Jane S. says:

    For myself I’d make the 3-in-1 backpack, and for my daughter I’d make the bicycle bags. I’ve never made anything remotely like either of those, so it would be an adventure in sewing! :)

  130. Bruinbr says:

    The train style vanity case sounds great, but the toddler friendly backpack is what we need since our daughter just started preschool!

  131. Cat says:

    I just made a tote as a brithday wrapping present (much nicer than paper and can be reused as well !) but I’d really really like to make a messenger bag… The bycicle bag looks wonderful too… I can imagine this on my bike ! thanks for this give away !

  132. Nancy says:

    I LOVE the Geek-Chic iPad Case AND the Double Pannier Bike Bag! I love that her bags are modern updates to classic styles! Hope to win!!!

  133. Michelle says:

    The bike pannier bags are AWESOME! Would love to try that project

  134. Carmen says:

    I love bags! I haven’t made any because a friend of mine gives me a new one each Christmas. But I would love to make some more knitting project / tote bags

  135. jen says:

    my most recently made bag was a simple tote bag. I would like to make my daughter a little purse though and myself a diaper bag – that holds enough for a newborn and a toddler…

  136. kahla says:

    I recently made a new diaper bag for my little girl. My hubby didn’t like the ones at the store. It turned out pretty good and I definitely learned a few tricks for making the next one!

  137. wendy says:

    I LOVE making bags. I recently made my first patchwork bag that has all the seams matching!

  138. Judith says:

    It’s a tough call, but the first one I’d make would be the i-pad bag. It’s perfect. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity.

  139. Far says:

    What a lovely lovely giveaway. I love bags, handmade bags! So do enter me in the contest for a chance to win this book :) I would love to see all the patterns and esp learn how to use hardwares to add to bags. I like the pleated purse-frame purse, the 3-in-1 connertible backpack and the cute trifold wallet especially.

    The most recent bag that I made is a refashion project from my old striped blazer to what I call a slouchy clutch-y bag. I have a blogpost on that here if you’d like to see: http://farsland.blogspot.com/2012/10/blog-anniversary-refashion.html

  140. I recently made the reversible bucket bag from Lisa’s first book. I can’t wait to get this one too!

  141. Elizabeth says:

    For me the best part of making my own bags is being able to customize the pockets and closures. I especially like to have pockets for my phone and wallet that are inside the bag instead of outside to reduce the ease of theft, and I almost always use a zipper to close my bag so that if it falls over (or gets placed sideways under an airplane seat) I don’t have to worry about whether anything fell out. They are also great gifts because I can incorporate the recipient’s style and I don’t have to know their clothing size.

  142. Emina says:

    I would like to make terrific trifold wallet!

  143. MarciaW says:

    I’ve only made one bag which was a small, simple soft shoulder bag with a velcro closing using pre-quilted fabric, and it had some daisy lace medallions for trim.

  144. Jmcupcakes says:

    Would love to add to my bag collection-three women living together give our bags quite a workout!

  145. Olivia says:

    I would make the fashionista baby bag! This looks like a great book!

  146. Wendy D says:

    Would love to make the bike panniers, currently making a satchel for my boyfriend’s birthday (good job he doesn’t read this blog as far as I know!)and my friend Sarah and I are experimenting with printing our own fabrics for frame purses and combining it with applique and freemotion machine embroidery which is great fun.

  147. Allison C says:

    I would love to learn how to work with purse frames!

  148. Megan V says:

    This looks like such a good book! Recently I made flowered clutches for all my bridesmaids so they could have something nice to carry their things in for the wedding day.

  149. Cathy says:

    What a geat bay and book. I would love to win this. Thanks for the free pattern. It will be on my list to do this weekend.

  150. Grandma G says:

    I’ve already made the Too Cool for School Satchel from that book! Great instructions! I’d borrowed the book, though, so would love to have a copy of my own! Thanks for the free excerpt!

  151. Lorrie says:

    Oh, that sweet little clutch would be a perfect gift for Christmas. I’d love to make a half-dozen or so. And the paniers for bicycles, too. Great bags!

  152. camelama says:

    Ooo! The pleated purse-frame purse would be perfect for the holiday work dinners coming up … a great little red plaid and a christmas-y flower and I’m good to go!

  153. Taysha Riggs says:

    I’d love to make a backpack

  154. jessicac says:

    I have a purse frame in my craft box, thats been staring at me for a year!! I love the vanity box, and the chic Ipad case in the book.

  155. I’d make the vanity case in a sec! I actually just made my first bag and loved the process. Hoping to do more in the future.

  156. Ang-e says:

    I’ve been drooling over this book for awhile. If I don’t win, I have to buy it asap :)

  157. Lynnette says:

    The 3-in-1 convertible backpack looks awesome!

  158. jenny says:

    A couple of years ago I searched high and low for a pattern for panniers until I gave up and made up my own. They were super cute but had soem issues. It is time for a new set. I would love to see how Lisa designed it and do it right this time.

  159. Samantha says:

    I’ve seen the book in a store- it looks great!!

  160. Jessica Miller says:

    I would love to make the vanity case. So pretty!!! Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

  161. Miet says:

    I love the backpack! I’m currently working on some tote bags as Christmas presents.

  162. Jennie T. says:

    I’m gearing up to make an Amy Butler Weekender bag. Recently, I made one of Ayumi’s bento bags. I’m a bit addicted to bag making – all my female family members are getting a bag for Christmas, so this book would really come in handy!

  163. Barbara says:

    The bicycle bag caught my eye the moment I started reading this post. I would just love one of those for my daily trip to the grocery store.

  164. Jenn says:

    I recently made a Two Zip Hipster and I love it! It was my first foray into bag making, but I’m sure not my last!

  165. Shannon says:

    What a great book! Another great one by Amy Butler!

  166. suvi says:

    The vanity case, absolutely! It is gorgeous!

  167. carole says:

    I’ve been making cute bags and am ready to tackle a clutch or dress-up bag.

  168. Elizabeth says:

    I have Lisa’s first book and have made several bags from there already. I’d love a chance to win this book, too! I am forbidden from buying anymore tote or handbags, but not from making my own! =)

  169. Kathy Gordon says:

    I have Lisa’s first book and love it. A ‘great” reference tool for many aspects of making bags. I make lots of bags, using many of patterns on the markets. However, I try to tweak something in the pattern to give it my own style. Please look at my blog post below. I made a tote and the flower is all made from BRA parts. It was a guild challenge! http://kwiltypleasures.blogspot.com/search?q=bra&x=0&y=0

  170. Karen says:

    I would love to make those bike panniers!

  171. amy says:

    Sounds like a great book, that purse is adorable. Thanks for the giveaway!

  172. Cheryl Korman says:

    I just love the toddler backpack. I also like the wallet

  173. Laura Decato says:

    Last weekend I made my first bag ever, it was a simple reversible bag and I made it for my daughter. It was so fast and easy that I can’t wait to make more. She has been using it no stop and getting lots of compliments, guess we will be making bags for Christmas this year!

  174. Amy says:

    I would make the 3 in 1 convertible bag. I love versatility along with style!

  175. Amy says:

    I am a HUGE fan of Lisa’s work! This book would help me perfect my bag making skills!

  176. Melissa says:

    OMG I *love* the panniers! Mine are just bright yellow store bought ones – some cute fabrics would really make a nice set!

  177. Catherine says:

    I’m curious what the laundry bag is like and would definitely make the geek chic ipad case.

  178. julis says:

    I’d like to make a pouch or a tote. I’d love to have something that I made :)

  179. Terry Kessinger says:

    I would absolutely LOVE to win this book! Just reading the description and seeing the pictures makes me excited! Fingers crossed!

  180. Jill says:

    I love the train style vanity case. Perfect for lots of things! I love sewing bags and I love using the final product!

  181. Mrs. Thor says:

    I love the Too Cool for School satchel! This book looks like so much fun!

  182. MelodyJ says:

    I would like to make a train case and a messenger bag.

  183. Kathie Sammons says:

    So hard to choose but I really like the wallet, the train case and the pleated purse-frame purse – the latter might be my first project but I know I will be back.

  184. Lima says:

    I love its cover, a cute bicycle bag like that’d look awesome on my bike. I’d definitely begin with this one :)

  185. Aida says:

    oooooh, handbags!! I’m already thinking of various versions of that lovely frame purse :) Unfortunately riding a bike is pretty scary here in Madrid, so no bycicle pannier for me, but that i-pad case has got my name on it!!
    thanks for this fantastic oportunity :D

  186. Kristin says:

    LOVE the tri-fold wallet!!!
    and the 3 in 1 backpack

  187. Okay, the pleated purse is cute. But I really want the bike bag on the cover of the book!

  188. Alissa says:

    Ohhh, I love making bags!! Looks like I could get a lot of ideas from this great book!

  189. Carmen says:

    Most recently, I really enjoyed making a bag with Burdastyle’s Ana hobo (or boho? I can never remember!) pattern. I used an old Echino print, but I think the best thing about it was using up leather scraps for corners and tassles. I think it really makes the bag look very sophisticated when you break out the leather!

  190. Megan says:

    I need more bags!!! Just found out that I’m pregnant with number 4! I’d probably make every bag in the book that can fit diapers in it. Thanks for the opportunity!

  191. Patricia says:

    I would LOVE to make the bike saddlebags, they are darling! The last bag I made was an etsy pattern for a bag that folded and tied w/a strap to throw in your purse.

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