Sarah from the studio has made this really pretty Liberty patchwork Anna Bag from my range of exclusive Liberty fabrics. It’s simply lovely. It brings together two of my favourite things – putting colours together and making bags.
The pattern for this bag was inspired by my friend Anna who a couple of years ago made a quilt for her daughter from hand pieced Liberty hexagons. I’m normally too impatient to hand sew, but I’ve always liked the portability of crafts like knitting. So I devised this partially-portable sewing project as a way to reconnect with making by hand. It’s a great everyday bag which holds a surprising amount – you can even fit an IPad in.
Sarah from the studio has made this one from the my exclusive range of Liberty fabrics. I thought the bag would look fab in the colours from the range and so asked her if she fancied having a go at hand piecing. I have quizzed Sarah on the experience and this is what she said!
“It’s the first time I’ve tried paper piecing and was thrilled to give something new a go. I thoroughly enjoyed combining the hand sewing of paper piecing with finishing the bag by machine. The bag is lovely and I can’t wait to use it in the summer months. The size is perfect for an evening out and has a really handy pocket inside. It’s beautifully lined too which finishes the bag off perfectly. Both of my girls have put a request in for their own bag and have already started choosing fabric.
Having tried paper piecing I’m now seriously considering hand piecing a quilt too. This could take me a while so watch this space!”
You can buy a copy of the Anna Bag pattern here
The fabrics used to make this version of the Anna Bag are all taken from the new Alice Caroline Liberty exclusive fabrics – you can view those here
I hope you find time to make this lovely bag – I think the finished bag is really cute. Thank you so much for making it Sarah.
Love Alice x