Tanglewood Bag Sewing Pattern


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My favorite patchwork bag. It's a little bit hippie, a little bit preppy. It's a little bit country and a little bit Liberty. It's embroidered yokes and dangly earrings. It's blackberry crumble, balmy nights, and piccolo solos. It's picnic quilts spread out, corner-to-corner on the concert lawn. Bring on starlight: You've got the perfet bag for it now, honeygirl.


Fully lined, with a lined interior pocket; closed with a magnetic snap and a toggle button with suede lacing closure.

Finished size: About 14" (35½cm) wide, 12" (30½cm) tall, and 4" (10cm) deep, with 22" (56cm) straps

This pattern includes:

  • Easy-to-follow instructions
  • Full-color illustrations
  • Full-size pattern templates (though you'll need to cut out and tape them together)

You will need:

  • For bag front: (48) 2½" x 2½" squares of assorted cotton calico and solid-colored cotton
  • For bag back and lining: 1/2 yd of 45"-wide cotton calico 
  • For pocket: (2) 6" x 9" pieces of cotton calico in contrast print
  • For interlining: 3/4 yard of 22"-wide sew-in heavyweight stabilizer
  • For straps: 2½ yards of double-fold 1" bias binding
  • (1) ½"-diameter magnetic snap set
  • 1 wooden toggle button
  • (1) 6" length of 1/8" leather lacing
  • Paper-scissors and tape for assembling template 
  • Coordinating thread
  • Sharp dressmaker’s shears
  • Embroidery scissors or seam ripper
  • Sharp hand-sewing needle

Please note: This pattern is available as a downloadable PDF pattern only. You will need Adobe Reader to view and print this pattern on your home computer.