The Quilt Corner is joining with ByAnnie.Com to bring you a monthly pattern series. This series includes a Piccadilly of bags from organization, to travel.
Not only will you make one-of-a-kind bags for all types of uses, but you'll learn useful skills and techniques to increase your sewing repertoire.
Learn how to make your own bias binding, create zippers of any length, cover strapping with fabric to make sturdy, functional handles and straps, attach hardware, sew with vinyl, make mesh pockets, and so much more!
January - Clam Up
Easy and fun to make, these bags in five sizes are perfect for storing and carrying make-up, sewing supplies, tech gear, and more.
The pattern includes complete step-by-step instructions for making the bags with or without quilted fabric and for adding optional iron-on vinyl laminate to make the inside easy to wipe clean.
Double-slide zippers and handy grab tabs make the bags easy to open wide and attached side panels prevent contents from falling out. An optional strap with swivel hook may also be added.
When empty, the bags nest inside one another to save space.
Finished sizes of bags are as follows:
Extra Small (XS): 2¾"H x 3½"W x 2⅝"D
Small (S): 3½"H x 4½"W x 3⅜"D
Medium (M): 4¼"H x 5½"W x 4"D
Large (L): 4⅞"H x 6½"W x 4⅝"D
Extra Large (XL): 5½"H x 7½"W x 5"D
February - Open Wide!
Quick and fun to make, these handy zippered bags in three sizes open wide for easy access to all your supplies.
Binding on the easy-to-install zipper finishes the upper edges and forms a handle and grab tab.
Two inner mesh pockets keep things organized and easy to view.
Slip these classy bags in your suitcase — or use them to maximize the space on your vanity.
Be sure to make a few to have on hand for gifts. Who wouldn’t love a cute bag for cosmetics or other supplies?
March - Treasures & Trinkets
Store, protect, and organize jewelry, sewing supplies, or other small treasures in these handy cases in three sizes.
The unique folding design and removable pods allow you to easily separate and protect multiple sizes and types of items.
A top handle makes transporting easy, and a zippered closure keeps everything safe.
April - Contain Yourself
Make these soft-sided fabric bins in your favorite fabrics and colors to organize and store all sorts of treasures.
The pattern includes complete instructions for containers in three fun sizes with optional labels and handles. Each size is designed to coordinate well with standard sized cube shelves (i.e. IKEA KALLAX type), allowing you to not only become more organized, but to also decorate your room.
Once you’ve mastered the technique, design your own bins of any size* using the handy formulas and tips included in the pattern. You’ll love having custom containers for all your storage needs!
*NOTE: Depending on the size of bin that you design, additional fabric, Soft and Stable, interfacing, and vinyl may be required. See pattern for details.
Full instructions for bins in these sizes are included in pattern:
Small: 2¾”H x 4½”W x 3½”D
Medium: 6”H x 6”W x 10½”D
Large: 11¼”H x 11½”W x 11½”D
May - Running with Scissors
You'll love this handy zip-up Tool Case to store and carry a variety of tools, from rotary cutters and scissors to markers, turning tools, small rulers, and more. A variety of easy-to-access pockets in vinyl, mesh, and quilted fabric can be customized to fit the tools you use and love.
Designed in collaboration with popular fabric designer, Tula Pink, the Tool Case will hold Tula's hardware collection or can be customized to fit rotary cutters, rulers, and tools from most manufacturers.
The Tool Case measures 9-1/2"H x 12-1/2"W x 1-1/2"D when closed and opens to 12-1/2"H x 20-1/2"W.
TIP: See also our Take A Stand pattern, which is a companion to Running With Scissors. The pattern features stand-up totes in two sizes. Each Take A Stand tote features an adjustable, detachable carrying strap and plenty of room for supplies and more. Zippered pockets outside and divided mesh pockets inside make organization easy.
The small Take A Stand tote make a perfect stand for the Tool Case. Just fold the Tool Case over so that the inner pockets are exposed. Place the case "billboard-style" over the upright tote. You'll love the stability and easy access to all your supplies. The large tote will hold the Running With Scissors Tool Case and/or fabric, tools, and more.
June - Take A Stand
Stand-up totes in two sizes have an easy-to-install zippered top that opens wide for easy access to the contents.
Each Take A Stand tote features an adjustable, detachable carrying strap and plenty of room for supplies and more.
Two zippered pockets on the outside of the tote and two inner mesh pockets keep everything organized and easy to view.
The SMALL stand-up tote measures 8-3/4"H x 12"W x 6-1/2"D.
The LARGE stand-up tote measures 12-1/2"H x 16"W x 8"D.
TIP: See also our Running With Scissors pattern, which is a companion to Take A Stand. That pattern includes instructions for a handy zip-up Tool Case to store and carry a plethora of tools, from rotary cutters and scissors to markers, turning tools, small rulers, and more. A variety of easy-to-access pockets in vinyl, mesh, and quilted fabric can be customized to fit the tools you use and love.
The small Take A Stand tote make a perfect stand for the Tool Case in our Running With Scissors pattern. Just fold the Tool Case over so that the inner pockets are exposed. Place the Tool Case "billboard-style" over the upright tote. You'll love the stability and easy access to all your supplies. The large tote will hold the Running With Scissors Tool Case and/or fabric, tools, and more.
July - Grab Some Grub 2.0
Carry all the makings for a hearty lunch in this roomy bag. A mesh pocket on the inside holds an ice pack, utensils, napkins and more.
An optional chalkboard border on front and a see-through vinyl pocket on back provide space for ID or fun notes.
A padded grab handle at top and two styles of closure (side release buckle or D-ring/swivel hook) make the bag easy to use.
Choose from a quilted or non-quilted version, adding iron-on vinyl to laminate the inside of the non-quilted version if desired.
ByAnnie’s Soft and Stable gives great stability, provides insulation, and ensures long-lasting wear.
The closed bag measures 9"H x 8"W x 6"D.
If you already have our Grab Some Grub pattern, here's what's different in the new version:
1. Improved illustrations and layout done by our professional graphic designer
2. Better terminology and order of instructions to make the pattern easier to understand
3. Addition of the option to make the bag without quilting (as well as with quilted fabric as in the original pattern)
4. Addition of the option to add iron-on vinyl laminate to the lining of the bag in order to make it easy to wipe clean
August - MJ's Messenger Bag
Carry your electronic gear, books, papers, and supplies comfortably in these handy messenger-style book bags in two sizes.
Each satchel has a zippered closure as well as hardware closures. They feature two styles of handles including a detachable, adjustable strap for comfortable over-the-shoulder or cross-body carrying.
A roomy interior has a slip mesh pocket and a padded expanding divider.
Zippered and slip pockets on the outside and a handy pen holder provide easy access to all your supplies.
The small bag measures 9"H x 12"W x 4"D.
The large bag measures 10"H x 14"W x 5"D.
September - To Market, To Market Tote & Tag
Carry your purchases or projects in style with this handy Tote Bag. Six outer slip pockets and a roomy interior hold everything you need.
The 13"W x 12"H x 4"D Tote Bag has an open top or an easy-to-install optional zipper closure for added security.
Keep your load light and your hands free for shopping with the nifty little Name Tag & Essentials Bag with adjustable strap.
Made to wear around the neck or over the shoulder, the 6" x 8" bag makes a perfect name badge holder as well as a mini purse.
A clear vinyl pocket on the front of the bag holds your name badge or passport. A zippered pocket on top affords easy access to your credit card and money.
On the back are three more pockets with room for your cell phone, camera or glasses, a pen, and a pencil.
Open the bag to access the inside pocket which provides secure storage for receipts/travel documents, a small notebook, lists, and more.
October - Potluck Pals
These handy carriers are perfect for potlucks, tailgating, family gatherings, or parties.
The Casserole Carrier measures 9-1/2"W x 14-1/2"L x 4"H and transports a standard 9" x 13" casserole dish. Zippered pockets on top and bottom will hold utensils, napkins, a cutting board, and more. There's even an inner mesh slip pocket for a hot/cold pack.
Measuring 11-1/2"D x 3"H, the Pie Carrier is perfect for pies (even deep dish!) or cupcakes.
Each carrier features sturdy handles for easy carrying as well as a place to insert a base stabilizer for extra stability.
ByAnnie's Soft and Stable™ gives great stability to the carriers as well as insulation to keep food hot or cold.
November - Travel Duffle Bag 2.0
Travel Duffle Bag 2.0 is big and sturdy enough for all your adventures and a bag that you will enjoy for trips anywhere in the world!
The bag is 13"H X 21"W x 8"D and it has two side handles as well as an adjustable, detachable carrying strap with a padded shoulder strap. The shoulder strap is adjustable for wearing over the shoulder or cross body.
An optional trolley sleeve on the back of the bag enables you to hook the bag over the handles on rolling luggage. The wide sleeve is strategically placed and sized to fit on handles on big bags as well as smaller carry-on-sized bags. It holds the bag in place and prevents it from shifting and sliding.
There are slip pockets on each end plus another on the back to hold keys, phones, water bottles, and more.
On the front is another slip pocket as well as two zippered pockets for items that you want to keep safe and secure.
The main compartment opens with a double-slide zipper for access to the roomy interior.
Inside are even more pockets. A fabric slip pocket on the back is divided into three compartments. These are perfect for personal items, electronic gear, and more.
The bag has a removable stabilizer sleeve in the bottom which holds a plexiglass or foam core insert. This gives great stability to the bottom of the bag and also keeps the bag wide open.
The Travel Duffle Bag is perfect for trips across town or around the world and you’re sure to love having your own custom bag
December - Bon Voyage! Tote & Project Bag
Whether you are sailing the high seas or just cruisin’ the boulevard, this classy tote and matching project bag are the perfect accessory.
The tote features two outer slip pockets for quick access to cell phone, keys, and more.
Three inner slip pockets and a hanging zippered pocket provide secure storage for glasses, a wallet, personal items, and more.
An easy-to-install zipper opens to fall flat against the bag.
The removable see-through zippered project bag is perfect for keeping supplies organized yet easy to find and access.