I've finished my writing my first pattern
and it's now for sale!
This is a really fun bag to make,
and a great way to use up fabric scraps!
Choose small pieces of your favorite fabrics
for the books and the letters.
Paper piecing templates are included for the "read" letters -- you can choose uppercase, lowercase, or mix it up!
And if you're not a paper piecing lover,
I've also included templates for doing machine applique, like this:
A perfect pattern for gifts for teachers,
children, librarians, etc.
This bag measures approximately 14" wide by 17" deep,
plenty of room for even the most enthusiastic book lover.
I had the best pattern testers;
I love what they have created!
at A Quilter's Table
at Retired to Quilt
at Knotted Threads
(isn't the red background wonderful?!?!)
Thanks so much to these lovely ladies!
The "Read" Library Tote Pattern
is now available in my Etsy shop.
And I'm also giving one away!
Just leave a comment to enter the giveaway, and I'll choose a winner randomly on July 4th!
Linking up to:
Obviously I don't need a chance to win, but just want to say what fun it was making your pattern and I love the completed book bag. Really nice project, Michelle - thanks!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on publishing your first pattern - that's a wonderful accomplishment! It's a sweet bag - I love how each of your testers came up with their own lovely version, and I love that you include several ways to change up the pattern. I think this would make a fantastic gift for couples who are starting their own families - it's a great way to encourage family reading!ReplyDelete
Really cute and creative pattern. I would love to make this for my daughter. Congrats on your first pattern and good luck!!ReplyDelete
Definitely not entering to win, but wanted to wish you congratulations on your first pattern, it was so much fun to make, thank you for giving me the opportunity to do so! good luck and thanks!ReplyDelete
Great pattern Michelle! Congrats on publishing your first pattern :-)ReplyDelete
I love this bag!!!!!!! I'm pretty sure I have to make one. It is so beautiful.ReplyDelete
Such a fun pattern.ReplyDelete
They look great, well done all :o)ReplyDelete
I'd love to win this, and if I don't I'll probably be buying it!ReplyDelete
What fun...terrific idea. Thanks for the chance to winReplyDelete
That bag is awesome! Congrats on the pattern, Michelle! I sew have to make this!ReplyDelete
Such a great pattern - love how this bag looks with all of the different fabrics!ReplyDelete
This is such a cute tote.ReplyDelete
off to your etsy store .... LOOOOOVE this tote (need to buy for many people --- ).!!ReplyDelete
congrats on your first pattern....very cute! i would love to make this for the lovely librarians here in taunton, they are always so helpful!ReplyDelete
Not entering to win since I made one, but I wanted to let you know I actually did make mine! And I went with red background. I am posting my version right now if you want to see. So sorry I was late!!!ReplyDelete
what great bags! these would be so cute for my kids' for our library trips!ReplyDelete
What a cute bag. This would be a great gift for a teacher.ReplyDelete
I love this! I can't sew, but my awesome mom-in-law just bought your pattern. If she makes one for my book-loving 8 year old daughter, I'll have to arm wrestle her for it. Good thing I'm bigger!ReplyDelete
Congrats on your first pattern!! The tote looks lovely in all your testers colorways. Great bag!ReplyDelete
What a great pattern, so adorable.ReplyDelete
This would be AWESOME to carry to my book club which meets at the local library. It would make everyone jealous! I am the treasurer and have to carry several things to the club so what a handsome way to bring my items. HOPE to WIN! Couldn't put my name in the box but my name Margaret Courtney (email@example.com)ReplyDelete
Hi! Your bag is the best for us book lovers! I love the letters and the bag is so beautiful! Happened to see already Jennifer's. Thank you for sharing the pattern! I would love to win, because I have never made anything else than cloths with pattern - always just take materials and create something on my own. I shall go to visit your shop! x TejeReplyDelete
I love this bag! I have lots and lots of readers and a couple of librarians in my family. This would make an awesome gift for them! Thanks for the give-away chance!! :) Laura my email- laura22 (at) embarqmail (dot) comReplyDelete
Your read totes are adorable. They would make great gifts.ReplyDelete