You can simply make your own version.
source: designer Denyse Schmidt, from DS Quilts
Step 1. print the pattern as is provided here. Now you’ll have your base bag pattern ready.
Step 2. have yourself some pink lemonade and stare at these bags as they are. See how they created the layered look.
Step 3. take a deep breath, it will be easier and way more fun than you think than to simply use the store-bought kit (although I do agree with you that the fabrics shown here are gorgeous!
Step 4. Go over to your fabric stash and make a a stop by the stack of cloths you were planning to give to Goodwill. Choose a base color/pattern and then look for add-ons. It’s simplest if you cut and make a base bag exactly as per the pattern. Very easy sewing pattern.
Then, when you have the ‘work’ done, embellish. Play with contrasting fabrics, ribbons, buttons, flowers and whatnot, to create that lovely layered look.
Good luck and be sure to look at the other quilted bags we feature at Fine Craft Guild for ideas and tips on how to make your own.
Free Tote & Other Hand Bag Patterns
For patterns to make quilted striped bags or quilted squares bags, crochet bags, knitted bags and all kinds of other tote & handbags, check our ‘bags’-section at Fine Craft Guild. The patterns also include tips and ideas as well as fun and inexpensive fabric ideas.
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