Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Compact Groceries Tote {Free Pattern}!

A Bag For All Reasons by Lisa Lam
I have such a great treat for all of you today!
This is Lisa Lam's new book called A Bag For All Reasons. It's a book filled with 12 new designs and a large section on different techniques, like different ways to add zippers, pockets and straps to make each bag your own.  I really like the spiral binding that helps it lay flat while you're working through the pattern. The patterns are all full size and located in the back of the book on several large sheets of paper. It's so nice not to have to enlarge pattern pieces!
Compact Groceries Tote
This is one of the projects called The Compact Groceries Tote. It's a reversible bag with every detail well thought out. I like the extra stitching on the handles to make them even more sturdy.
Compact Groceries Tote - clip

Compact Groceries Tote - inside
I made this one out of Loulouthi fabric by Anna Maria Horner and I have plans to make a few more. These would be a great stocking stuffer! They roll up nice and compact with the strap.
Compact Groceries Tote - all rolled up
The best thing is, I'm able to give you access to the pattern and directions {for free}!!!
You'll find a PDF with the project and a template to print out here.

Lisa does a great job of explaining each step and now you can see for yourself how her patterns work! I think you'll love making a bag of your own and I'm so happy to be able to share this pattern with everyone!
I finished up the Toddler Backpack this weekend... it's adorable but I have to take some pictures of it yet.

Here's a couple of other links that you may be interested in:

Save 33% off of A Bag For All Reasons and more on Lisa Lam products in the Martha Pullen shop with coupon code: "BAGS2012".
A Bag for All Reasons:
The Bag Making Bible:

Digital preview of A Bag for All Reasons:

I hope you have a chance to try out the Compact Groceries Tote soon!

**Please note** added 12/2013
It appears as though the Compact Groceries Tote is no longer available as a free pattern from the publisher of the book. I would suggest checking "A Bag For All Reasons" out of your local library, if you can! It's a great pattern!


Cori said...

Thank you for the pattern! I can't wait to make one. The book looks like a winner :)

Lori said...

Thank you for the pattern. This will be fun to make.

lindsey said...

This is lovely..thanks for the pattern!

Dana said...

Thanks for the pattern! I think I'll make these for holiday gifts....

corinne said...

The bag is too pretty for groceries. Thank you for the pattern, I am off to buy the book this weekend

Anonymous said...

"Access denied" when I tried to download the pattern. Can you help?

Tracee W said...

So sad this download no longer works :(

Trish :) said...

I couldn't get the link to work, either. So sad!! I wanted to make some beeyootiful bags like this, myself! Those fabrics are gorgeous. :)

Carole Morgan@Professional Doctorate said...

That sounds like a very interesting book. I really love the detail of the flowers on your bag. This bag really rolls up well so that you could make it compact. Thank you very much for listing the coupon code. Thank you also for including all of those links as well.

Homes for Rent in France said...

These images are looking so adorable and attractive. Thanks for the sharing and just keep up the good work.