Each November I get out my Christmas-themed bag and carry it around through December. People stop and ask me where I got it. Mine came from a friend, but it got me thinking that I could make a Christmas-themed bag as a gift, bigger than mine, to hold all kinds of things during the holidays.
I have a ton of Christmas and novelty fabric and it's such a great way to reduce my stash! This bag uses 24, 5" squares. You don't have to use Christmas fabrics, the possibilities are endless!
This market bag is one of the simplest I've made. There is a dart in the front and back and the bottom corners are rounded to add interest. Buttons could be added for decoration and I thought a fabric flower would be pretty on a spring-themed bag.
The pattern is found in the 2009 issue of Better Homes and Gardens "Bags, Pillows & Pincushions." If you don't have this issue, any simple bag pattern would work.
Another pattern that is fabulous is "The Easiest Handbags Ever" and can be purchased through Fig Tree Quilts here. You can make the same kind of bag and a few other ones as well.
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