Liberty Hexagon Patchwork Anna Bag Pattern INSTANT DOWNLOAD
This is a new Liberty pattern in my range of bags. It was inspired by my friend Anna – hence it’s the Anna Bag – who is making a quilt for her daughter from hand pieced Liberty of London hexagons.
I’m normally too impatient to hand sew, yet I’ve always envied the portability of crafts like knitting. So I devised this partly-portable sewing project as a way to reconnect with making by hand. It’s a great everyday bag – the riot of colour and pattern brightens up even the mistiest autumn day. The gathered top with a pleat means that it’s compact but, Mary Poppins-style, holds a surprising amount.
Supplies you will need:
• EXTERIOR FABRIC: any lightweight or quilting cotton
Fabric: 30 Hexagons with 11⁄2” sides plus fabric size: 12” x 17” (30cm x 45cm) or a fat
Contrast fabric (handles and top): 44” x 31⁄2” (114cm x 9cm)
• LINING: any lightweight or quilting cotton 1⁄2 yard or 0.5m
• WADDING: any quilt wadding, I use Quilter’s Dream 100% cotton
minimum size 13”h x 45”w (33cm x 114cm)
• 1 of 40” long of 1” wide canvas webbing for handles
• Sewing machine or needle and thread
• Matching thread
Approx dimensions of finished bag: 13″w x 12″h (bottom of bag to top of handles 18″)
Can be sewn by hand or with a sewing machine