Monday, December 28, 2015

4th Day of Christmas - Retreat

I had a bit of a bag making binge this year, and I've made quite a few bags, wallets and pouches.  So much so I will probably need to sell some on Etsy in the near future . . . . . for real.  Watch this space.

One of the bags was this lovely one from Emmaline called the Retreat Bag.  this is actually a free pattern - so if you fancy trying your hand at bag making, this is a great one to start with.  It makes a good washbag/makeup bag/project bag, and is based on a 'box' bag.

It takes just two fat quarters - always a win in my book as I have an awful lot of 'paired' fabrics just waiting to made into something!  The difference with this bag is that is uses wires just below the zip to give the bag some structure and hold open the 'mouth'.

How cute is this?

Coming to an Etsy store near you very soon!!!


  1. Selling your bags? Fun! Thank you for the free pattern tip.

  2. Happy to see you back among the sewists! Thanks for your wonderful contribution to us this year.
    SWAP 2016?????
    Happy New Year

    1. Why, thank-you! And SWAP 2016? I'm certainly thinking of it. I've put on quite a bit of weight in the last 6 months . . . . which I need to shift, and you know what that means?! New clothes! Not sure what to make though as I'm loving the Lagenlook and don't really want to repeat last year. Something will happen though - and in the meantime I'm watching everyone else's progress!!

  3. If these bags are large enough they would be ideal for my hair grips etc (I have been growing my hair!). What are the measurements, or please put up a link to your etsy shop so that I can have a look. I like the open top so you can dip your hand in easily, thank you!

    1. Doh, sorry about that - forgot to mention the sizes! About 5" tall, 4" wide and 11" long. I buy the wires from the designer of the pattern and she lives here in Alberta. If you'd like me to get some and send them on - let me know. Not sure about the availability in the UK.


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