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I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent book, How to Make a Quilt was published in August 2014 by Storey Publishing. ...

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The Quilted Workbag

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(7) Name: 'Quilting : The Quilted Workbag
The Quilted Workbag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic sewing skills

Pattern Description:

The Quilted Workbag is a roomy tote for project supplies for sewing, quilting, knitting, or crocheting. Or, make the Soft Lined Workbag to use as a wonderful soft handbag. For the quilted bag, choose two great fabrics and then machine-quilt them together in panels for your own unique fabric as shown in the directions. You can also use pre-quilted, double-layer fabric for faster sewing. Use a button-and-loop closure, or not as you prefer.

For a softer bag, forgo the quilting and use a coordinating lining inside to cover the seams. Both versions feature an inside hanging pocket to hold your eyeglasses or cell phone, and a larger one with a zipper to keep small items at your fingertips, just inside the bag below the upper band.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Quilted Version: Upper edge: 28"; Lower edge width:20"; Height: 15-3/4"
  • The Soft Lined Workbag: Upper edge circumference; Lower edge width: 20"; Height: 15-3/4"


  • Basic sewing tools
  • See pattern for fabric requirements.