Sewalong Granger Bags

Sewalong Granger Bags

Posted by Helen | December 17, 2015 | Granger Bag Sewalong
Granger Bag by Helen's Closet

Thanks again to everybody who signed up to receive the free Granger Book Bag Pattern!  I had a lot of fun making the pattern and doing the sewalong with you all.

You can download the Granger Book Bag for free here.

I made both views during the sewalong so I could demonstrate view A and view B.  If you are interested in seeing how this bag comes together, you can check out the sewalong here.  I made the floral version for myself, since I did not have a view A yet, and It seemed a fitting reward for meeting my goal of releasing a pattern and doing a sewalong!  I’m a sucker for girly florals and fell completely in love with this blue and pink print.  It is a cotton canvas from Birch Fabrics, and it is lined with a gorgeous cotton voile, also from Birch. I used webbing for the strap on my bag, and plain canvas for the bottom half. The look is very natural and makes me think of Spring. It will be a great bag for the warmer months.

Granger Bag by Helen's Closet

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Granger Bag by Helen's Closet

For view B, I went with a deeper color palette and a more neutral look.  I love the classic style of this bag and how it works great for both men and women.  Sam is modeling this version, which is not dissimilar to the one I made for him.  This Granger is made from black and green canvas, and lined with cotton.  The lining has little owls all over it, which seemed fitting for a book bag but I don’t know quite why!

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I am really happy with both of my sewalong Grangers, and I know they will both get well used! If you made or are making a Granger bag, please share it with me on instagram @helens__closet #grangerbag!  

You can download the Granger Book Bag for free here.

Thanks again and Happy Holidays!

-Helen

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