This was the pattern that I was most looking forward to, from Amy Butler’s Style Stitches book (and you can get the pattern for free from Sew Mama Sew!). Honestly, it’s the most innovative sewing pattern for a bag that I have ever seen. There are many details that I have not seen in any other patterns, such as the tags on the handles, and the dividers inside the bag. In my opinion, it’s the closest design to a store-bought type bag, and it’s totally fabulous!

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Just about everyone has a little bit of Amy Butler…a pattern, some fabric. Or if you don’t, you’ve probably at least heard of her. This sew along was originally supposed to be for the new Amy Butler Spice Market Tote, a great beginner-friendly pattern. But, I have decided to change it up a little bit. BTW, if you’re participating in the Two Peas Madison Bag Sew Along, don’t forget that you have until Friday to finish and link up your bag!

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This post is part of the Sewing Back-to-School series, 30 days of helpful sewing articles by guest bloggers. Feel free to check out the original Sewing Back-to-School post for schedule and previous posts!

Bree is visiting today from My Crafty Crap. She’s just gone on blogger maternity leave after the birth of her beautiful little boy! I have been following along with her Amy Butler Style Stitches Sew Along all year, and it’s not too late to jump on the band wagon…in fact, September’s bag is the Blossom Bag (available to download for free!!).

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Amanda Murphy ‘Blossoms’ quilt pattern

This past April, I hosted a sew along for the Sis Boom Jamie Dress. Tons of you sewed along and made the dress (and some made more than one!!). I have a tentative schedule of more sew alongs that will be happening this summer on my blog. All sew alongs will be accompanied by a discount for supplies, and giveaway prizes at the end for all participants.

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