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As "Lazy Girl," Joan Hawley always finds the easy and fun way to a successful project. A self-described geek and armchair engineer, Joan loves creating new twists and techniques for sewing and ...

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Whimsy Bag

from Lazy Girl Designs
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Whimsy Bag
Whimsy Bag
Whimsy Bag
Whimsy Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Rotary cut project, no pattern pieces provided.
  • An even-feed or walking foot may be helpful.
  • This project is designed to be made using 100% quilting cottons.

Pattern Description:

The Whimsy Bag is a great all-purpose tote. With six large exterior pockets, this bag is ideal for everyday and everything.

The Whimsy is one of our easiest tote projects. Construction is similar to making a placemat, but with pockets and handles. That way all the edges are finished! Then simply fold in half and stitch side seams.

Fabric recommendations: The entire bag is made from just three fabrics. Choose coordinating prints with large, medium, and small size designs. Combine stripes and florals for great impact.

Features: Six exterior pockets, lined interior, and padded handles.

The Whimsy Bag pattern is in PDF format and is 6 pages of cover/instruction. 1 color page, 5 black/white pages. Instructions are black/white illustrations. This is a rotary cut design, no pattern pieces provided.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approximately 12 1/2" x 12" x 4 1/4"


  • 5/8 yd - Bag Cover Fabric
  • 1 yd - Bag Lining & Pocket Lining Fabric
  • 2 coordinating Fat Quarters - Pockets & Handle Fabric
  • 5/8 yd - Batting: Dreamy Fleece (fusible or sew-in) by Sew Lazy recommended
  • Optional Bag-E-Bottom - Size A (#LGD500) from Lazy Girl Designs

You Will Also Need:

  • Even-feed or walking foot, size 90/14 sewing machine needle.
  • Non-stick pressing sheet: may be helpful if you choose a fusible batting option.

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