Free Stuff Friday!

Happy Friday readers! I hope you’ve had a great week and are ready for some giveaways! Today we’re giving away an original Paradiso designs pattern by lovely Sew News contributor and Sew it All TV season 5 guest (look for her episode, Faux Fur Fun on PBS beginning in March) Cheryl Kuczek!

 Free Stuff Friday!And that’s not all! We’re giving away this pattern to two lucky winners so you have double the chances to win! All you have to do to enter is answer the following question in the comments section below, “What’s your favorite type of bag to make?”

Is it the quick and easy rectangle tote, the clutch, or a more complex multi-pocket bag? I was never ambitious enough to try anything with more than one pocket, but would love to, because I need that organization space!!

Tell us your bag-making stories and enter to win this great prize. The winner will be announced Monday. Good luck and have a great weekend! icon smile Free Stuff Friday!

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104 Responses to Free Stuff Friday!

  1. Sharon Stoehr says:

    I love making all kinds of bags…my husband says I am a bag-o-holic…

  2. CHRIS CARTER says:

    Bags Bags Bags, I like to make bags that are appealing to the eye and easy to use

  3. Kim Robinson says:

    I love making quilted bags and would love to try an ITH one!

  4. Stacey Bible says:

    I have an in the hoop cross body bag I love to make but I also enjoy making embroidered reusable shopping bags.

  5. Mary Mac says:

    I “try” to make bags to use for grocery shopping. This way they don’t have to be so pretty.

  6. brenda says:

    I love all sewn purses, totes and bags! I like them a little bit structured and not too floppy!

  7. Carol Womack says:

    I like to make knitting bags with lots of pockets, and I like to measure the pockets to fit my stuff. Bags are great, because I can use my leftovers and scraps, and the whole piece becomes a creative event.

  8. Patricia Hersl says:

    I love to make real purses, with lots of pockets. I like the challenge, even if they take me 3 weeks.

  9. Ellen says:

    I made tote bags for my daughter and her co leaders which was fun and decorated for each girl and knitted felted bags. The knitted felted bags were quick and fun because I knitted them while flying overseas and back and then sewed the lining when I got home. And the tote bags were fun because I looked for things to decorate that represented each girl. So my favorite is the one that I am working on.

  10. Mary Simmons says:

    Just started making bags for friends and family and have decided I LOVE it, so many patterns and fabrics out there to make fabulous bags…

  11. Barbara Galvin says:

    Making bags with pockets! Lots of pockets!

  12. Kathy says:

    I like making bags that fill a need, my last bag way for carrying my Kindle Fire HD.

  13. Beth B says:

    Quick totes. They make nice gift bags also.

  14. Susan Spiers says:

    I LUV totes, stuff to carry my crafting in, work on it any chance I get-also makes great gifts!

  15. Candy says:

    I make all kinds, but love any that have plenty of pockets….

  16. Sandi Levart says:

    I love making market totes and hobo bags!!

  17. J. Dav says:

    I made the cutest shoulder bag from an old wool blanket. I get compliments about it all the time! I also love totes…easy and fun!

  18. Ann Pachini says:

    my favorite bag to make is a tote bag. The bigger the better

  19. I make all kinds of bags for sale on Etsy. Some of them I’d like to keep so I have to remind myself that I can always make another one. Find me at BeautifulBagsEtc on Come for just a visit or for some inspiration.

  20. judy mock says:

    My favorite bag to make is whatever I am working on at that time!

  21. Patricia Lenhart says:

    I need a bag with lots of pockets. I usually add them to the purse patterns I make.

  22. I love making grocery bags. help save the planet in style. But my favorite favorite is little bags for my 4 year old daughter to carry her stuff around in.

  23. Jerry Beavers says:

    I have not made a bag yet, but would like to make a simple tote to start with.

  24. Dana says:

    I like to make all kinds of bags. I’m about to start on a multi-pocket one. I need the organization of pockets. It’s so much easier to find everything that way.

  25. Karen Krugman says:

    I’ll try about anything when it comes to sewing. I’ve made several different types of bags, but I think my favorite would have to be a multi-pocket bag, but I also enjoy making the smaller makeup size bags. Both can be made so easily and are great to have on hand with many uses!

  26. Suzanne Ripple says:

    I love to make all kinds of bags, then small cosmetic bags to match them!

  27. Peggy Quesenberry says:

    I love to make drawstring bags to put gifts into. The bag is then a part of the gift. I can add ruffles or create a ruffled opening for the ladies. And a plainer (without frills or ruffles) for the guys. You can always find something to store in the bags, or carry.

  28. Diane says:

    I love to try different types of bags for the most part tote bags with lots of pockets inside and out with and without zippers.

  29. I love them all! Such fun to make and useful also. I love that most are one of a kind!

  30. Jeannette Covan says:

    I love making roomy bags with pockets.

  31. Carol Owen says:

    I really like making lined tote bags with pockets on the inside…But have not make one
    nearly as pretty as this pattern!

  32. pat baker says:

    I like to make monogram tote bags

  33. Jamie F says:

    Tote bags!!

  34. Jeanne says:

    Love the HUGE bag I esigned and made that carries my 18 x 24 portable clear machine table and all of the stuff I need for a project as well as the project when I go to a class….has sturdy over the shoulder handles because it can get heavy. Currently I am making my second “Sidekick Sling bag” by betz white. It is a great pattern and I have added extra interior pockets! I have a group wanting me to lead me through making this one for themselves.

  35. Debbie says:

    I made bags for my daughters bridesmaids last year and totes.

  36. BJMarley says:

    I don’t have a favorite bag, because I haven’t made any yet. I haven’t been brave enough.

  37. Linda says:

    I don’t have a favorite. I just love them all, whether its the humble tote or a high end clutch.

  38. Rosa Smith says:

    I like to make bags with lots of pockets and trim them with cording but they can get so complicated that it almost makes you not want to try again. If they are successful they are great and so handy.

  39. Diane says:

    Like making and decorating tote bags and purse from old jeans

  40. karen colopy says:

    Hobo bags. They are so useful and hold so much.

  41. Sandy Ryan says:

    I love to make tote bags.

  42. Kyla Olson says:

    I have made lots of bags for my 3 girls. The best one is shaped like an owl for my 13 yr old. There are so many fun patterns out there!

  43. Kim Cassady says:

    I have not made any purses yet , but sure would like too. I have a purse fetish.

  44. Angela Cianfaglione says:

    I like to make small fun bags. I made a couple of them for my nieces and they came out so cute because of the really cute material and lots of ribbons and even great flower bottons for the closure.

  45. Lesly Schoo says:

    I made a bag that looked like a chinese take-out box. It was fun to make and it looks really cute too.

  46. Denise King says:

    I love making complex bags with pockets and pouches, but also make simple totes and clutches!

  47. Shirley Henson says:

    The rectangular with pockets…

  48. Judy S says:

    I like bags with multiple pockets and big enough to be versatile!

  49. Shirley Schwartz says:

    I like to make placemat pocketbooks…

  50. Savannagal says:

    The only bag I’ve made so far is a knit and then felted bag. It turned out great. But I’d like to make some nice sturdy box bottom bags for hauling groceries.