Elizabeth from Oh, Fransson! joins us each month to share a new project featuring one of our current fabric collections. Don’t miss the PDF patterns in Elizabeth’s Etsy shop and her series of fun tutorials on Oh, Fransson!Today’s beautiful April Bag Projects are available as a free PDF download.

From Elizabeth: This month we’re focusing on two collections from Jennifer Paganelli, Flower Power and Pretty Please. I’m always excited to see a new collection from Jennifer and these two do not disappoint! They both include plenty of lovely florals, scrolls and other fabulous patterns in wonderful, bright colors.


I thought these prints would look great on some simple Spring bags and opted to go with a quick and easy style with no pattern, no metal hardware and very little interfacing. In the past, I’ve used this construction method to make bamboo-handled bags, but thought it would be fun to try it with a fabric handle instead. The fabric handles have sort of a drawstring effect, which makes for some pretty gathering at the top of the bags.


The shoulder bag style is approximately 13″ high by 12″ wide. This bag is made from three Flower Power prints. The outside is the Loopy Vintage Floral in brown and the lining is Kate’s Wish in coral. The handles are made from the brown Zebra print.


The handbag is approximately 10″ high and 11′ wide. This bag is made from Flower Power’s Elizabeth Rose in Ivory.


The lining (Marie in butter) and the handles (Jackie in fuschia) are from Pretty Please.


If you make anything with Flower Power, Pretty Please or this free PDF tutorial, we would love to see the results in the SMS photo pool!

Join us for Spring Sewing. Comment this week to win prizes from Fiskars/Gingher. This week you can win Comfort Grip Scissors and a 12-in-1 Sewing Multi-Tool. We’re also giving away four $20 gift certificates to Sew,Mama,Sew!