Enter to win Sewing Stylish Handbags & Totes!

stylishhandbagslarge Enter to win Sewing Stylish Handbags & Totes!Don’t hear much complaining on a Friday, especially when we’ve got Free Stuff Friday!

In the April/May issue of Sew News the Off the Shelf column featured Choly Knight’s Sewing Stylish Handbags & Totes.  Knight’s book is packed with ideas for making your own stylish handbag or tote plus you will get expert guidance on picking fabrics, hardware and detailed how tos and instruction. This book is filled with over 50 bags to make plus full size patterns are included. It’s great for the sewing newbie as well as sewists that are more advanced and need a little inspiration.

And, really can we every have too many sewing books? I think not.

Plus, get a look at the bag that Choly made that is featured in the book on page 136.  It’s roomy, trendy and great for a laptop, tablet of school books. Please check out Choly’s blog Sew Desu Ne for more fun projects, tutorials and more or visit her Facebook page at Shori Ameshiko.

photo 26 Enter to win Sewing Stylish Handbags & Totes!For the question that you will need to answer in order to be entered to win Sewing Stylish Handbags & Totes and a bag made by Choly Knight herself, what is your favorite type of bag or purse. Do you need a huge back breaker tote bag or are you more inclined towards small purses that hold just a few essentials.

Let me know in the comments section below. One winner will be picked and announced on the next Free Stuff Friday.

Plus, the winner from the Meet the Designer is… Sandy R who loves her fabric store The French Seam with over 1000 bolts of beautiful fashion fabrics and modern quilting cottons this sounds absolutely amazing.  If you are ever in the Indianapolis area be sure to check it out!

Hmm, I feel the strong need to go to Indianapolis. Sandy, I will be in touch with you to tell you how to claim your prize. Happy fabric shopping at The French Seam!

 Enter to win Sewing Stylish Handbags & Totes!

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215 Responses to Enter to win Sewing Stylish Handbags & Totes!

  1. I hope I fine cross stitch kits cat dogs. Need help with my dream s patterns cat dog donkey Kong and dogs ribbon fabric dog cat fabrics make bags need help no money HANDICAP.debbie

  2. Valerie Brooks says:

    I like both for different occasions. My newest adventure will be the criss cross slouch bag that makes 3 natural pickets….we will see how I do!

  3. jean massey says:

    I like a handbag that is medium in size. I only carry wallet ckbook and a few toiletrys, along with candy for kids at Church

  4. Tina says:

    I am a total bag person. I have made the larger totes and also regular purse size. I prefer something that has some pockets for organization. I also like customizing the strap so it fits me right. Being short I find most purse straps are too long.

  5. Bettye King says:

    I love almost ALL bags and totes! I’m addicted to anything that will hold other things easily… bags, boxes, baskets – containers of any kind, but I usually carry a generous purse/tote bag. I end up carrying all sorts of things for others (mostly my husband!) because they don’t have room for ‘it’. I am sewing items for our guild’s boutique at the next quilt show, so this book would be a tremdous help for new ideas. Thank you for the opportunity to win these prizes.

  6. Joe says:

    Well after using Don Morin’s site for a messenger bag idea, I landed here.
    I am a leather bag maker here in Key West, FL.
    I personally use a messenger bag that I created out of oil-tanned leather.
    Think Indiana Jones.

    • Jill says:

      Glad you found us. Don’s a great guy and he makes amazing bags. We loved having the leather satchel in the April/May issue. Hope to see more from Don.

  7. Kathi says:

    I am definitely a tote bag girl. I have no idea why I feel the need to “tote” so much stuff with me but I love when I find a beautiful bag to do it in.

  8. Toni says:

    I’m more of a medium-purse sort of girl. Large enough to carry a knitting project and a book…….and maybe money. :)

  9. Rona says:

    I love midsized totes with pockets on the outside and a small one inside for my phone and keys.

  10. LindaC says:

    I prefer a mid-sized shoulder bag. It must, absolutely, have a zipper closure. I like lots of pockets both inside and out. I am hoping to downsize a little and am experimenting with cross-body bags to keep my hands free. :)

  11. Bev says:

    I like roomy bags big enough to carry beach towels and lots of pockets for accessories.

  12. Reinette K. says:

    I love making handbags and tote bags using my scrap fabrics. Would love to get more ideas from this book!

  13. Jo Ann Rust says:

    I love a bag that you can wear across your body so your hands are free to shop.

  14. Dottie Garrison says:

    oops, that was garbled! I like fairly large bags with lots of pockets!