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Thread: Some Handbag Patterns

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    these are some free handbag patterns i've been collecting lately and i thought you guys might like to have them too.

    its fun to take a break from the big quilt projects and make a bag every now and then.
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    and here's the last one
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    KLue, thanks so much for the patterns. I can't wait to make one. Hmmm, decisions, decisions, decisions!!! LOL

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    Those are fun patterns. I love making quilted hand bags. I now have 8 bags I've made for myself - I have to have one bag to go with each pair of shoes of course! Thanks for sharing! :D

    Judi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Klue, these are wonderful patterns. Thank you for sharing! Have you made many bags? and sell them?
    actually my entire step into sewing and starting a business was with handbags.

    the only reason i wanted to learn to quilt was to make patchwork handbags. i ended up just falling madly in love with quilting and its now my primary craft.

    i still make and sell handbags - i always bring handbags to the craft fairs. they're perfect for people who don't want something for their walls and they're reasonably priced.

    handbags are by far the biggest profit when you compare sales price to the number of hours you put into the project. i can make a handbag in 2-3 hours tops but some quilts take me 60 hours to complete.

    i also make them for the church christmas fair and i get orders from people who want to give them for gifts.

    the bags that i sell typically have metal snaps, a matching key fob, and if its a style that i can put metal feet on i do that too.

    when i make the bags for me i don't always take the time to put in all that hardware.


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    I think I would like to try the Sweet Sixteen. I bought a pattern for a tote and have downloaded different patterns, too. They look like they would be fun to make....and would make a great gift.

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    Thank you so much for sharing.

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    Awesome Patterns, thanks for sharing :D :D :D

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    Thanks so much for sharing the patterns, can't wait to try a couple of them

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    Oh thank you the sweet sixteen one will be perfect for a diaper bag.

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    Awesome patterns -- thanks for posting!! (And I just bought a couple different canvas fabrics from fabric.com last week.....) :D

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    Klue

    Thank you so much for sharing - I shall have to remember you come Christmas :wink:

    Tisha

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    thanks klue...printed out the double take totes. This is a good size for me! All of them are so interesting looking...lots of ideas there.

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    Klute,
    I loved the bags you shared with us. Especially the sweet sixteen one. Thnks so much for sharing!

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    Thanks! Have bookmarked these for winter work.

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    Thank you soo much for sharing the downloads. That was a very thoughtful thing for you to do. I wouldn't even begin to know how to do the same for everyong. I appreciate you making that time to do this. Hapytlk

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    Thank you for sharing these patterns. They are all quite useful and quick to make.

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    Thank you - I really want to make the sweet treat - great idea for gift giving...I'm getting sick of wrapping paper being thrown out, and it's a great size. thanks for sharing!!

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    Thanks for the patterns, I really like the Sweet Sixteen one also!

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    Thanks for posting all those wonderful patterns!

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    I am so disgusted with my old computer. I can only pull up the Sweet Treat Bag. Did you get the others off of a web site I would go to.

    My sewing began making bags also but I use the flip and sew to quilt them. I am going to try the Pellon and A Shade.
    Thanks!

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    yes, the 7 handbags pdf is from quilting arts magazine and the sweet 16 bag is from maywood studios.

    i don't know if these sites this have them listed - i've had them for a while now.

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    Since you are interested in patchwork. Have you seen any of Barbara Randle's work. I have taken a course from her and have her books. If you have not go to her site.
    Thanks for the info on the sites. Off to sew!

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    Thanks for the sites Klue!

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