Just as there are lots of great free bag patterns, there are many excellent patterns for sale on the internet. Here are 3 of my favorites.
1. Divided Basket. This is another pattern from Noodlehead, who also designed one of my favorite free patterns. The instructions are excellent and the divided basket is cute. It was just right for a diaper basket for the changing table for my grandson. It is available here.
2. Clothesline bag/basket. This pattern is from Indygo Junction and was much easier to do than I had anticipated. You can read my review of it here, or buy it here.
3. Sweetpea Pods, by Lazy Girl Designs.. This little bag was so.much.fun that I made more than a few! Once you learn the zipper trick it is easy, quick, and so satisfying. I’ve given away many of them and I keep a couple on hand for when I need a little gift for someone. (Of course it should contain chocolate!). I even gave one to a male friend, and rather than ask “what the heck” he said he’d use it to carry his guitar picks! The pattern is available here.
And so you know I’m not just blowing sunshine, here’s one I thought was more trouble than it was worth, even though it is very, very cute (and was all over the internet for a while):
Which bag patterns do you recommend?
I will have to give the divided basket a try. I had not seen a coiled basket with lining. This is on my To-do list also. Right now, I am making coiled plates for my son.
Coiled plates sound like fun 🙂
So many bags. Not enough time!
Your line about “not blowing sunshine” made me smile. I’ve got to steal that and use it.
I developed a “mini-sew-together” bag and promptly made about nine of them one year. It was very complicated, but the mini one was easier and works better for me. Loved your write-up of goog bag patterns. I’m interested in that divided basket. Thanks!
I remember your mini version of this, but I haven’t tried it.
I have the Divided Basket pattern and I was just looking at what others had done by googling images and your post came up! Awesome and I like the other bags too!