Popular Patchwork Bag Special 2016

This month, our Editor, Liz decided decided to focus on you and the kind of bags you like to make. She did some rather enjoyable research people watching at quilt shows and chatting to regular readers about when and why they use bags. The result is an issue which is crammed full of handbags, totes, and carriers for every day of the week, from work on Monday morning to drinks on Saturday night.

  • Melinda Duncan’s Grab and Go tote is perfect for stowing away in your handbag 
  • Sadie Yeomans’ elegant Poppy Clutch bag is made from luxury fabrics and uses fabric manipulation to create poppy blocks 
  • Summer Flowers is a handy tote bag in cheerful colours is perfect for summer days out by Judith Hollies 
  • Happiness is a cute handbag themed sketchbook quilt from Debbie Von Grabler-Crozier, just the thing to brighten your wall and your day 
  • Let's do lunch with Judith Hollies, her project is fun to make and really useful for packed lunches 
  • Get sporty with Fiona Hesford’s fun plimsolls PE bag 
  • Say bye bye to washday blues and tidy away your laundry 
  • A punched leather purse is is so easy to create you’ll want to make one for all your friends too. An adapted extract from Leathercraft by GMC. 
  • Brenda Dean shows you how to transform a pack pf charm squares into a useful roomy backpack 
  • Sara Cook’s table caddy is a handy way to store your sewing supplies 

Our regular features and articles this month include

  • Caroline Gration explores our fascination with bags
  • We say hello to Janet Goddard whose book on making patchwork bags is published spring 2016 
  • In Stuart's Surgery, Stuart answers a readers query about t keeping their sewing space tidy 
  • Create professional looking bags by following Brenda Dean's helpful tips 
  • We meet Claire Morsman and find out how living by a canal led to her Morsbag project which has potentially replaced 100 million plastic bags 
  • Katy Purvis takes us on a tour of Manchester

Discover Fabric Freedom’s latest range and enter our giveaway here on the website, this issue has £450 worth of fabric to be won! 

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