Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Folklore Bag

I must say.....I LOVE THIS BAG!!! It was so easy and fun to make. It was the first time I had used a magnetic purse closure, and it was a snap!! Honestly, the biggest pain in the butt was ironing on all the interfacing. I used light weight fabric so I used heavy weight interfacing. This is a bag that I ABSOLUTELY will make again. The fact that it only uses one yard of fabric for a bag pattern makes it a HUGE plus for me. Not that I have a fabric shortage....probably like a lot of you.

Here is what you need for this little pretty.....

  • Locate the pattern in the front of this amazing book
  • 1 yard of home decor weight fabric
  • 1 1/2 yards of medium weight fusible interfacing....heavy if you use quilt weight fabric
  • 1 magnetic purse closure
  • A copy of "One Yard Wonders...101 Sewing Projects" by Rebecca Yaker & Patricia Hoskins


  1. Ummmm...Can I have it? I love it, nice job. ;)

  2. You did a great job with such cute fabric! This has become one of my favorite purse patterns too. I've blogged about mine here:

  3. I love the Folklore Bag! I've made two, and they both turned out great. I think the size is just perfect, though I added extra pockets to the interior of mine.

  4. I made it too and am really enjoying my finished product too.
    Blogged here:

    I was really thankful that I used a heavier weight fabric because it turned out to be way sturdier than I thought.

    I agree - ironing (and cutting out!) all the interfacing was the worst part.

  5. You. Are. GOOD. Super cute goods!

    So good to finally meet you face to face!
    Let me know how the Car Seat Blanket Pattern works out for ya!