The Quilted Workbag

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The Quilted Workbag Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Girls



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Pattern Description:

The Quilted Workbag is a roomy tote for project supplies for sewing, quilting, knitting, or crocheting. Or, use it for a handbag. The Soft Lined Workbag is great as a soft handbag, too.

For the quilted bag, choose two great fabrics and then machine-quilt them together in panels for your own unique fabric. 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 Workbag: 28" upper circumference; 20" wide at lower edge; 15-3/4" tall
  • The Soft Lined Workbag: 24" upper circumference; 20" wide at lower edge; 15-3/4" tall


  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Rotary cutting tools (recommended)
  • See pattern for yardage for the two featured bags.

You Will Also Need:

  • Thread
  • Large button

About Designer

About Designer

Barbara Weiland on

I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent books are The Quilting Answer Book and The Sewing Answer Book, both published by Storey Publishing. I learned to sew from my grandmothers, great grandmother, and my Mom when I was just 7 or 8 years old. I've been sewing ever since. I added quilting to my repertoire in the 1980s ...

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