SEWING || ORIGAMI BENTO BAG TUTORIAL - ARIZONA FABRIC TOUR & GIVEAWAY!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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Ok, you guys. Seriously. About once or twice a year I become obsessed with a fabric line. This year I am head over heels in LOVE with Arizona by April Rhodes for Art Gallery Fabrics Limited Edition line! 

**This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for all of your entries. Enjoy the tutorial! **

I seriously need a truck load of this line to fill my house with! I'm smitten by golly! So awesome. It was like April climbed in my brain and picked all my faves and put them in a fabric line! Diggin' it big time ladies! When my pretty bundle arrived I honestly couldn't decide what to make first! So many projects, so little time!

I ended up first making something that I will be showing you later this month and for the tour today I decided to whip up a fun tutorial for an Origami Bento Bag using only 3 fat quarters! I'm all about project bags, pouches and anything else I can carry all my knitting and journals around in with me. I really love these ones over on Fringe Supply Co. and wanted to try to make a larger one with a sewn handle that I can use for bigger projects. If you don't want to sew your own though I can attest to the loveliness of all of Karen's items. I have a few of her things and they are all awesome!

Origami Bento Fat Quarter Bag Tutorial // VeryShannon.com #sewing #tutorial #origami #bento #bag
Origami Bento Fat Quarter Bag Tutorial // VeryShannon.com #sewing #tutorial #origami #bento #bag
Origami Bento Fat Quarter Bag Tutorial // VeryShannon.com #sewing #tutorial #origami #bento #bag
Origami Bento Fat Quarter Bag Tutorial // VeryShannon.com #sewing #tutorial #origami #bento #bag

I used the prints Desert Blanket, Tomahawk Stripe and Canyon Wall for my bag. This bag would probably work better with linen, canvas, denim or home dec weights but I couldn't resist putting these prints into this bag! I like it a lot and because it's softer it's great for me to use around the house as well. Now both the girls are asking for them too!

You ready to make one too? See below for the full tutorial and to enter the giveaway to win some Arizona! Yep, that's right - I said GIVEAWAY! Woot woot!

Origami Bento Fat Quarter Bag Tutorial // VeryShannon.com #sewing #tutorial #origami #bento #bag

ORIGAMI FAT QUARTER BENTO BAG TUTORIAL
*Copyright 2014 VeryShannon.com. All rights reserved. For personal use only unless prior permission has been given. Email askveryshannon@gmail.com for questions.

// MATERIALS
3 fat quarters of your choice cut to the following:
(2) cut to 16.5"W x 17"H
and
(1) cut to 17"W x 17"H
I used Desert Blanket, Tomohawk Stripe and Canyon Wall
OR
 1 piece of fabric that is  49"W x17"H
*Optional: 1 piece of fabric (or leather) 5.5"W x 3.5"H for handle.

NOTE: I used a quilting cotton but if you'd like a sturdier bag I would recommend linen, canvas, denim, home dec weight etc. 

Scissors and/or rotary cutter w/mat
Co-ordinating Thread
(1) safety pin
Sewing machine needle suitable for your fabric choice
Iron

// HOW TO CUSTOMIZE
This bag is easy to make in any size of your liking. As long as your fabric width is three times the height of your fabric after hemming all your edges you are good to go!

So for example the bag shown here is 3 pieces of fabric that when sewn together = 49"W x 17"H. We then hem all sides and the bag measures 48"W x 16"H.

Let's check our formula: Height x 3 = Width ---> 16 x 3 = 48

Make sure you take into consideration that you need to finish your seams around the fabric and if joining fat quarters that you will have a seam allowance there as well.

// INSTRUCTIONS

STEP ONE: CUT AND PREP YOUR FABRIC
Cut your fat quarters to the dimensions shown above in the "materials" section and press. You should now have the following pieces:
2 @ 16.5"W x 17"H - we will call these Piece A & Piece C
1 @ 17"W x 17"H - we will call this Piece B
*NOTE: if you are using one piece of fabric you don't need to cut it to the dimensions above. You can simply skip ahead to Step Three.

STEP TWO: JOINING YOUR FAT QUARTERS
Pin Piece B to Piece A with wrong sides facing each other (right side facing you). Sew with a 1/4" seam allowance.

Trim your seam allowance down to 1/8". Press seam allowance to one side (not open).
Now fold your piece along your newly sewn seam, this time with right sides facing each other, and press again very neatly for a clean edge. Sew along this edge with a 1/4" seam allowance. Press again. *See diagram above.

Repeat the above steps to join the other end of Piece B to Piece C.

STEP THREE: HEM EDGES
Now that you have your fat quarters joined hem all 4 sides (raw edges) of your rectangle. I did a 1/4" fold, then another 1/4" fold, then topstitched the hem down. Press.

STEP FOUR: ASSEMBLING YOUR BAG
We are now going to fold your bag. Follow the diagrams & instructions below. This part is fun!

Fold as shown below with right side facing you (folds #1-3). *Tip: On fold #3 fold along the straight line shown going corner to corner bringing your bottom right corner up to form the 4th diagram shown.

Now pin and stitch along your first fold, and then again on your other fold on the other side with a 1/4" seam allowance as shown in the 5th diagram below.  I found it helpful to press the fold seams down first for a crisp edge.
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STEP FIVE: MAKING YOUR BOX CORNERS
I added box corners to my bag. If you would like to do this simply measure out 2" from the corner of the seam you just sewed with the bag flat. Now draw a line with your removable marker from one edge to the other and stitch down along this line. *See diagram below. 

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Trim your seam allowance and finish with a serger or zig zag stitch on your machine. Turn bag right side out and press your box corner crisp.

Repeat for your other corner.

STEP SIX: MAKING YOUR HANDLE
Cut your handle out of a coordinating piece of fabric or leather. Your handle should be 5.5"W x 3.5"H or your desired size.
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Press a 1/4 fold down towards the wrong side of your fabric on both of your short ends. Top stitch along the inside edge of the fold.

Now with right sides facing each other fold your handle in half lengthwise. Sew along the long edge with a 1/4" seam allowance. Press the handle flat with your seam allowance in the center of the bottom of the handle. You will now have a little fabric tube.

STEP SEVEN: ATTACH HANDLE TO BAG
Attach a safety pin to one tip of your triangle. Pull it through your newly sewn fabric tube and then push it away down a bit from the end of the bag.

Sew the ends of your bag together by overlapping the tips just slightly. Sew back and forth a few times for stability.  Now simply slide your accent handle (fabric tube) over top taking care that your seam is underneath.

NOTE: I wanted my accent handle to stay in place and not move so I attached my label to the top center of it which then sewed the accent handle to the bag. 

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That's it! You're done!!! Now you have a fun new bag! These make great gifts! I hope you enjoy it!

Now who wants to win some fabric? Yay!

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***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! THANKS FOR YOUR ENTRIES!***
// THE PRIZE
One lucky winner will win a Fat Quarter Bundle of Arizona by April Rhodes for Art Gallery Fabrics Limited Edition!!

// HOW TO ENTER
Simply leave me a comment letting me know what you would make if you won a FQ Bundle of Arizona!

// THE RULES
You must leave a valid email address to be eligible to win or you will be disqualified.
Giveaway is open until Sunday, May 18th, midnight, PST.
Open to Canadian and US residents ONLY.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the tour!!! So many lovely projects made with April's gorgeous fabrics!

Thursday, May 1 - Anna Graham - @noodlehead531 / http://www.noodle-head.com
Friday, May 2 - Shelley Figueroa - @figgysstudio / http://figgys.myshopify.com/blogs/figgys
Saturday, May 3 - Julie Herman - @jaybirdquilts / http://www.jaybirdquilts.com
Sunday, May 4 -  Erin Sobon Sundet - @sewbon / http://sewbon.com Monday, May 5 - Jenna Brand - @howtobejenna / http://jennabrand.com
Tuesday, May 6 - Kelli Ward - @truebias / http://www.truebias.com
Wednesday, May 7 - Rachel Howard - @familyeverafter / http://www.familyeverafterblog.com
Thursday, May 8 - Delia Randall - @deliacreates / http://www.deliacreates.com  
Friday, May 9 - Kelly Costas - @cutcutsew / http://www.cutcutsew.com
Saturday, May 10 - Rachel Gander - @imaginegnats / http://imaginegnats.com
Sunday, May 11 - Devon Iott - @missmake / http://www.missmake.com
Monday, May 12 - Mary Dugan - @marysdugan / http://mollyflanders.blogspot.com
Tuesday, May 13 - Shannon Cook - @soveryshannon / http://www.luvinthemommyhood.com
Wednesday, May 14 - Penny Layman - @sewtakeahike / http://sewtakeahike.typepad.com
Thursday, May 15 - Katie Blakesley - @swimbikequilt / http://swimbikequilt.com

243 comments:

  1. I would make some quilted pillows for our living room. Great fabrics, love your bag!

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  2. Love your bag! I honestly would hoard until I found the perfect project!

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  3. I would try my hand at one of these bags!

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  4. I know this line would make adorable baby girl (due next month!!) clothes and accessories for summer but! i love this bag!!!

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  5. These would make a very soft quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. I would say a quilt, but now I am thinking a few new bags!

    glazefamily3 AT gmail.com

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  7. I would make one of these bags in leather, and then line it with the lovely arizona fabric!

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  8. These would make an amazing project bag! Perhaps even this bag…

    lilly.kahrs at gmail.com

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  9. I would make this bag♡ & use the leftovers for accessories for my new bag=D

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  10. I would make either pillows or that darling bag you showed us. Lovely. dalep@att.net

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  11. I would sew a coordinating set of knitting accessories: a pattern holder, a notions pouch, a small project bag, etc. :)

    -Kristin
    sewtechnicolor (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  12. Love to make the bag for all my knitting and other small projects to tote around. MaryD
    www.stitchesonmyneedle.blogspot.com
    sewmdtx@sbcglobal.net

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  13. I would make a bag or pouch of some sort. I'm crazy about making bags. vkoh159 (at) mchsi. (dot) com

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  14. Really loving the bags/cases I have seen during this series. Might have to choose one of them to make. Then of course, I need 3-4 more quilts to have one for each immediate family member and these colors are just perfect for one of the boys. Thank you for the great giveaway. vkh6210 at gmail dot com

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  16. I LOVE the bag. I'd make one if I won the prize... actually, I'm sure I'll make one even if I don't win it.

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  17. How on earth did I forget to include my email!! karinamazagildea at yahoo dot com.

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  18. These fabrics would make perfect zipper pouches, so that's what I would make if I won the bundle :)
    katie(at)katilimade(dot)com

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  19. Summer bags and a summer top! Loving it.

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  20. Noodlehead/Delia's Road trip case in Tribal Blanket (outer), Tomahawk Stripe (lining). Scarf or shrug for me in Triangle Tokens Agave, The Origami Tote in Arid Horizon, Agave Field and Canyon Wall. Simply frame and hang the Clay Sundot in Pink Clay in my reading corner.
    Love the Frankie dress too:) I know just the little girl to sew that for.

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  21. If I won the bundle I think I'd make myself a summer tote and new makeup bag. PS- This pattern is so fantastic I might have to go make one right now!

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  22. I've never made a bag, but I have a cute pattern for little bags that I would love to try with this fabric! Thanks for hosting! The new Arizona looks great and reminds me of our travels to "Arizona"!

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  23. Cute bag - I have been in a bag making mood, too. These prints would look great in a weekender. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. I would definitely make a summer tote! I love your bag! margoburton AT gmail DOT com

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  25. Ooooo, love this bag! I would make some quilted pillow covers to start. And then I would proceed to hoard lots and lots of this fabric :) Thanks for the giveaway! Great pattern!

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  26. Would make some adorable black apple dolls and a fold clutch for me probably =D love the prints!! and the bag!

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  27. So cute! I really want to make this bag. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  28. I understand falling for a fabric line. I just got 2 FQ bundles in the mail, Botanics and Color Me Happy. I'm thinking of mixing them for a quilt. I would probably use these fabrics for a quilt too.

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  29. Oh wow, what a gorgeous bundle. I'd love to use it to welcome my baby niece into the world with a new patchwork blanket

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  30. I love the origami bag and the fabric!! If I win, I think I will make Noodlehead's new Road Trip case for my 7-year old. Thanks!!
    allysont@ecologyfund.net

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  31. It's dalep@att.net again. I am actually trying to make this bag. I sew lots of bags but the third fold has me confused. It's kind of like origami, which throws me for a loop. Any suggestions? Thanks. Bonnie

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    1. Where the line is for the 3rd fold is where you fold. So you simply fold along that crease which then brings the one side of the bag up to meet the other forming the third diagram. It really is very simple. Don't overthink it all :) Practice around with a piece of fabric and you'll get the hang of it - promise :)

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    2. Thank you. I figured it out. Almost finished with my bag.

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    3. Hi.. . Love the bag ... I would add the fabric to traditional men' s stripe shirts I restyle...thanks

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  32. I would make some new pillow covers for our couch or some fun new zipper pouches. Really excited about this line too.

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  33. I just bought some fat quarters of another line... I think I'll turn 3 of them into this bag... and then probably make another for my sister!
    ryanpagehaas@gmail.com

    P.S.- I'm almost finished with my bag!!!

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  34. this bag is exactly what i've been wanting to make but didn't know it yet ;) great tutorial! thanks! lindsaybong @ gmail.com

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  35. I start with an origami tote bag then do the rest into project bags for knitting so could have some of that Loveliness with me at all times!
    Mollyhosie(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  36. I've been eyeing the Fringe Supply bags, so I would definitely use the fabric to make some! Thanks for the great tutorial, I will be making a few :)
    lucy @ heylucy.net

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  37. I've been wanting to make your reversible sock bag!

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  38. I'm not sure! maybe integrate them into a quilt!

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  39. I would love to make a project bag to use for all my WIPs!!!!

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  40. I have been wanting to make an oven to bag for ages!

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  41. I really like that bag pattern, I think that would definitely be fun to make with the fabric

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  42. Maybe a decorative pillow or maybe a bag.

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  44. I think these fabrics would make a great Beach Bag!

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  45. I'd make your bag! It's wonderful.

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  46. I'd make some infinity scarves.

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  47. Great bag! I think I'd like to make another prayer quilt to donate to Seattle Children's Hospital. It's always nice to find fabrics that are good for teens. These fabrics are beautiful.

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  48. I love the combo of coral and green right now, I would make the quilt from the cover of Quilty magazine.

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  49. I would use these yummy fabrics to make a quilt for myself!!!

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  50. i love this line - and so many choices! probably a cargo duffle or a quilt for travel.

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  51. Definitely have to make a bag or two!
    LisaSC20 at aol dot com

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  52. I need some large zipper pouches and storage bins. This line would be perfect!

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  53. Oh thats a cool bag..im trying to justify making it right now when I cant think of a use for it yet! I'd like to make a giant cushion/ottoman with this line of fabric, I think it'd be a great focal point.

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  54. I'd love to make one of these bags!

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  55. This line would look so great as children's clothing.

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  56. I would make your bag, of course! :) No, really, I am going on vacation this summer and need a bag for the plane. This would be perfect for my trip! It includes a quilt show, so I have to have something to carry all the purchases in as well....

    Sandy A
    scotty4me39 (@) yahoo {dot} com

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  57. Oh my goodness, I love your bag! This line is so gorgeous, I think I'd want to make a bag, too. Something I would see and yes every day. I'm think maybe a QAYG panel or two... I have a few designs percolating/sketched out... Thanks for the opportunity and the inspiration, as usual. Just on case, I am kekrue at gmail dot com. Fingers crossed!

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  58. Love love love the fabrics!!! I too love making bags, totes, any and all that will carry my projects, jewelry, etc. I would be excited to follow your tutorial and make that awesome bag!! Schorer.k@ gmail.com. Thank you for offering this give-a-way!

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  59. I love the origami bag. Thank you for the tutorial. I would probably make some knitting project bags.

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  60. Love the fabric! I would make it in a boxed zippered cosmetic case! Keep all my essentials together when I travel.

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  61. I love this bag! I have two different prints of home decor fabric just begging to be used up (leftovers). So cute! If I won the bundle id make a fun of center strip quilt for a friend's baby.

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  62. I would make a community service quilt

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  63. I would love to make my daughter a toddler quilt. I never made her a baby quilt, and now that she's almost one, I should just start on that toddler quilt! Althoug, now I need to make this origami bento bag! Decisions, decisions! :) coralbunnyandlo [at] gmail [dot] com

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  64. I would make a bag with your great tutorial, or maybe a pouch for all my dpn for knitting....there would be organization and cheerfulness in one!

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  65. I'd make an origami bag :)
    estelledomingos at gmail dot com

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  66. I've been obsessing over this fabric too. I'd make some foldover clutches with the bundle.

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  67. Zippered pouches, bags...I'd probably just stare at it for a long time. I love it!

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  68. I would love to make crayon holder pouches...

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  69. I would make a quilt for sure. I really like this fabric.

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  70. I love love love this fabric! I think I would have to make a quilt!

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  71. I would make more project bags for my knitting

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  72. I would make your Benito bag. It is lovely & unique.
    Rinebird on Ravelry

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  73. Here in Maricopa, AZ our Quilting group is making Walker Bags for our "Show and Tell" portion of our meetings. These are carry-all bags that have multiple pockets for beverages, phones, wallets, etc. with strong straps that attach to an elderly or disabled persons walker so that they can move along easily while carrying multiple items. These are then donated to a local senior center. My current Walker Bag is for a gentleman recipient...I am using a brown chambray and darker small prints. Then, instead of paper piecing a flowered decorative pocket, I am just making some sun rays and then reinforcing the bag with quilting. Winning the Bundle of Arizona, I would be sure to make a beautiful walker bag for a lovely lady that would give me a better opportunity to show off my new quilting skills :) Thanks for having this prize :)

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  74. First, thank you for this tutorial, ot looks easy enough even for me to try! I would love to use this fabric for a simple baby project. It really is beautiful!!

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  75. I found the instructions a little confusing. The arrow for the 3rd fold makes it look as though you fold the bottom left corner up to meet the top right corner, rather than folding along that diagonal. While I'd love to win the fabric to make bags or pillow cases from, as it is gorgeous, as an Australian resident I can't win it anyway. Boo :(

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  76. Thank you for this chance, I would make some pants for my kids, possibly with some nice knits-it will look great

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  77. I would make some shorts or this bag :)

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  78. I love this! I would use Arizona fabric to make a bunch of these for gifts! Thanks for the tutorial! pterzo@gmail.com

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  79. I would make EVERYTHING because I love this line so much!

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  80. This line is so beautiful I want to make everything! A quilt, especially, and now this cute bag!

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  81. I love this line! I would love to make some pillows!

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  82. I would love to use this fabric to make a few pillows.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  83. I would definitely make one of these bags. And then use the remainders to make some accessory bags.

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  84. I would make a floor pillow.

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  85. I love this line! I would love to make some clothes for my niece or a quilt!

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  86. I love the bag! I'd either make it or some new patchwork pillows for our living room.

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  87. I love this bag! So I would either make this bag or a patchwork bag or pillow.

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  88. Your bag is adorable! There are so many things I want to make with this fabric. I love the entire line. I'm thinking a Noodlehead Super Tote would be cute :) Thanks for the giveaway.
    shannon@littleluvins.com

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  89. I think I would make this bag! I need a new bag, and this is perfect. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  90. I would definitely make a bag, maybe a tote to bring to the farmer's market or for classy eco-friendly shopping. Love your photography!

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  91. Your bag is a great showcase for this fabulous fabric! I think I would make some new cushions! Thanks for the chance!

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  92. I would make this bento bag. I love it!

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  93. I would make as many bento bags as I could and give them to all my knitting friends!

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  94. I would love to make a quilt out of this! Although this bag may have to get made!

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  95. I would use the fabric in a quilt! Maybe using the Swoon pattern by Camille Roskelley!

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  96. Gorgeous!! I've linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-origami-bento-bag/2014/05/14/
    --Anne

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  97. I would make one of these bento bags! I am loving this bag, and this fabric line. I can't wait for it to be released :)

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  98. I would use it in quilt-making, purses, or maybe pillows.

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  99. these would be perfect for a baby quilt - baby #2 due in August!

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  100. I have the total itch to make this killer bento bag!

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  102. Love this bag, I'm about to try it right now on some sample fabric. Hope it works.

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  103. This looks gorgeous!! I would use the fabrics for my first ever quilt.

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  104. I would totally make the origami bento bag! It is amazing, I could totally see myself throwing some knitting, my kindle, and wallet in the bag and going out to a coffee shop or something. The other fabric I may to use a project bag or a knitting notions bag.

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    1. My email is sinnett6@marshall.edu. Sorry I forgot to put in my original comment Shannon

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  105. I'd LOVE to make a beach bag with it :) Thanks for sharing!!!
    kitcat96 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  106. pillows and the tote bag!
    lklompien53 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  107. A quilt:):) agelss (at)hotmail.com

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  108. I would definitely use it to make an Origami Bento Bag. Thank you so much for the tutorial!

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  109. Love, love, love this fabric! The colors, the prints...so awesome. So many project possibilities!

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  110. Love your bag! I think I would make one or...maybe a quilt...or a cute skirt for my daughter!
    satterfieldfamily at sbcglobal dot net

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  111. Would love to try this pattern!

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  112. already have my fabric laid out to make this: bold black & white 80's style print & an adorbs lady bugs print. thanks for the tut!!!!! since there isnt a place for me to leave an email address here ya go: chinarider9@yahoo.com

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  113. Oooooh hope I win....I would make the Bento Bag of course...love making bags, many which are eclectic in style and I sell them on my Etsy shop...... here's my email: thatssewuinez@gmail.com
    Good Luck to all... :)

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  114. Love those prints. I would probably make a patchwork skirt for my little girl and if not that then this pattern is cute and I would like to try that

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  115. I'd make a patchwork duffle bag for my daughter. She loves these colors and has mint in her bedroom. This would go well. I love making patchwork pillows and I'd make a tumbler block pillow out of the scraps, which I'm sure there'd be many!

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  116. I think these fabrics would make a fabulous baby quilt for boy or girl! So lovely! amieglauser@gmail.com

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  117. Lovely tute! I think a nice, new bag would be a great use of these fabrics.

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  118. I would make some little zipper pouches!

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  119. Oh my goodness! I love this fabric! Such perfect patterns. I think I need to make this very bag. P.S. I would love it if you had a minute to come by and link up at The Makers link party over on my blog. :)

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  120. I would make a baby blanket. Thanks for the great tutorial and a chance to win this bundle of fabric.

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  121. I would probably make napkins and doll clothes.

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  122. I would make a little baby shirt or this adorable bag!

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  123. that bag is fantastic! love it

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  124. First, I would make this exact bag. Then I would make another one just because. Thanks!

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  125. It's all about the bag! Love making bags and always looking for a new pattern

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  126. Carp! Forgot to leave an email address: flyers75@comcast.net

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  127. I would make a patchwork skirt. I am just itching to make one. I've gotten the idea in my mind and it won't go away. I might even make a vest to go with it.

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  128. I am so glad I stumbled across this tutorial. And a giveaway too. thank you. I would make a pinafore dress for my 3 year old great niece. candyce54@gmail.com

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  129. I would make migraine masks, dream pillows, one of these bento bags... The possibilities are endless!

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  130. I cannot wait to try out some makeup pouches with leather on the bottom! I am excited to stretch my skills!!

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  131. would absolutely love to make a bento bag... & of course after the first successful one, more would be made for gifting!!

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  132. Hello! I'm UK based and so not entering the giveaway; I just wanted to say a huge thank you for this tutorial. I don't have much time to sew, so I'm always looking for quick patterns, and this is just great. I owe my super-generous sister a gift or ten, so I'll start with a new bag. Thanks again! x

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  133. Thanks a lot for the tutorial (the drawings do really help!) I love the fabrics too

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  134. Love making baby blankets, but may have to make this bag!! Smashing!

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  135. I would make a summer dress! I love those prints.

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  136. The bag. I would definitely make the bag

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  137. I would love to try that bag you posted the tutorial for!

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  138. I would make bento bags for my daughter & granddaughters.

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  139. Your bag is tempting - great tutorial! I would make Sweetheart dresses for my 2 granddaughters who had their 1st birthdays in March. Thanks for the tuts and the giveaway opportunity!

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  140. I love these fabric colors. I would make a blanket for my new baby!

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  141. Such beautiful fabrics! I would make a stroller blanket for my little one. Perfect for our spring walks :) Thanks for the tutorial. I have some FQs that would be perfect for a bag like this.

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  142. I would make a bunch of bags! I am on a bag making kick this year. Thanks for the tutorial,going to try it out this weekend.

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  143. Yeowzer...this makes me want to sew again! My new studio needs some new cushions and the colors are perfect!

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  144. I love this bag tutorial. I think I'd have to use the fabric to make one just like it.

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  145. Wow this looks great. I would make that bad, I'm going to make it anyway but it's not going to look as good without that gorgeous fabric. Great tutorial.

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  146. Cute bag! And amazing giveaway ;) I would make some cute plush toys for my 3 month old niece!

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  147. I want that fabric!!!! :D
    I have so many project sin mind that is hard to write one... But maybe a little bag ;)

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  148. i'm definitely trying this tutorial if I win these fabrics! and of course, maybe a drawstring bag ;)
    choose me!
    nadinesoh@gmail.com =)

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  149. I'd make a bag also...I've been wanting to make a bag like this anyway..I
    .have seen them at the flea markets but the handles are way too long...so this pattern if perfect..thanks for the pattern and chance to win.. ☺

    .zppdduda@gmail.com

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  150. I would make a lap quilt to give as a Christmas gift.

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  151. Am collecting fabrics for a quilt and this firs right in. Thank you!

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  152. Just realize it's a whole bundle of fat quarters!!!! :D :D :D (yeah, Im Slow!) lol
    That is even better!!!! So many projects!!!!

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  153. I love your bag - thank you for the tutorial! I would love to make one with the fabrics and probably some left over for a lovely lap quilt! thank you again!

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  154. I would use the fabric to make a quilt. Your tutorial is very good!

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  155. I would definitely make one of these bags! Even if I don't win the fabric here. This looks so fun and who can't use more bags?

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  156. I'd make another bag! I've made one of these bags before and I love it...but I should've used fusible fleece. It's a little too slouchy. I love the green/peachy combos in this bundle for a new bag :)

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  157. I really like this bag! Or I might make it or a fabric/jean mix mini-purse. I'd love to win these fabrics!

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  158. I love this fabric too, the peach and navy.. oh.. gorgeous, I think I will make new couch pillows were remodeling

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  159. I would make a simple color block quilt (using the prints instead of solids - like this: http://lilysquilts.blogspot.com/2011/06/nadines-etsy-101-guest-blog-post.html) for my mom and a origami bento bag for me! This is so beautiful!

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  160. Wow this is so cute! I can see myself going to the pool or the beach with this! I think If I won I would make a wallet purse and this bento bag!!!

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  161. I have made this bag from http://whipup.net/2013/06/18/make-it-local-origami-market-bag/ but think that making it from fat quarters would be lovely.

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  162. This is so awesome - you're right, I'm obsessed with this fabric line as well! I would LOVE to win a fat quarter pack!!!

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    1. Oops what would i make with it.... hmmm probably a pillow for my room that has the exact same color scheme in it!

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  163. One of these bags...of course! And maybe a doll blanket for my girls if I didn't use it all making cute bags for myself!

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  164. it would go perfectly with a navy and coral quilt i'm planning, lovely coincidence lol

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  165. Probably a bag, and if I have fabric left wallet too :)

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  166. I would probably try to make one of these bags, and possibly a dress for my 1 year old daughter.

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  167. I would make some zippered pouches and maybe something for my little nugget due in October.

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  168. Melanie T.
    What a great pattern and tutorial. Beautiful fabrics! This fabric would be perfect for the quilt front I am currently sketching out for a dear friend who has a special birthday this year. Thanks so much for sharing this pattern. tremell at yahoo dot com

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  169. Thanks for sharing I want to make one of these this weekend. I'd make a table runner with the fabric.

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  170. I would make this bag and give it to my friend for a beach bag. These are so her colors!!

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  171. I'd make bags, bags, and more bags! This is so cute!
    vespin1{at}juno{dot}com

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  173. I'd definitely make some of these bags! Love the idea and design! ajdeardurff@netscape.net

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  174. I'd make some sweet baby girl new born dresses for my friend who is about to pop!

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  175. I would make a tote too, or a dress for my daughter.

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  176. I would really like your awesome stash of swatches to create new canvas' for home decor, a sweet pair of leg warmers, and probably a million other things with the leftovers! I am also asking really nicely and saying Please :)

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  177. Love your bag, and the instructions look really clear. I would make 2 of them--one for me and one for my mom so that when we get together to do quilting projects, we'd both have one to carry our stuff.

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  178. Thanks for this tutorial! Wouldn't this be a great ruffle on a tshirt? I'd love to win

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  179. I would have to make one of these bags!

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  180. Love your bag! If I won I would make a bag just like yours! Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway :)

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  181. Lovely prints! I make wallets and they would look great in these prints. And now seeing your bento bag, I have to try it! ortiz7arizona@aol.com

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  182. I need this fabric! Thank you.

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  183. A scrappy quilt. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

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  184. thank you for the tutorial! suchhhh cute fabric! id love to make some new floor pillows for our new house.

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  185. I'd make a couple of these bags for my older nieces and some baby bonnets for my youngest niece!
    polkinghornej@peoplepc.com

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