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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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About the designer

Joan Hawley has enjoyed finding the easy way in sewing for more than 30 years. She fell in love with quilting and started Lazy Girl Designs in 1997. A self-described geek and armchair engineer, she ...

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