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Runaround Bag Pattern


In this pattern you’ll find:

  • step-by-step instructions with professional illustrations for making one Runaround Bag
  • full size print-at-home pattern pieces
  • two interior pocket options
  • magnetic snap option
  • includes License to Sell finished Runaround Bags

By purchasing this pattern, I also give you (the purchaser of this pattern) the rights to sell finished Runaround bags (on a home based scale). Additional information regarding the license to sell is included in the pattern.


Materials needed:

  • 3/4 yard exterior
  • 3/4 yard interior
  • 1/2″ double fold bias tape (store bought or handmade)
  • 14mm magnetic snap (optional)
  • 8” zipper (optional)
  • 1 1/2 yards fusible woven interfacing
  • thread
  • water soluble pen
Approx. Finished Dimensions:
15.5″ wide
25.5″ total height
13″ handle drop
5.5″ across base

This is an 14 page PDF pattern with full size print-at-home pattern pieces and includes detailed step-by-step instructions with professional illustrations and full color photographs.

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41 Responses to Runaround Bag Pattern

  1. V and Co. 09.21.2010 at 2:59 pm #

    shut up! i love it!!!! it’s adorable anna! nicely done!

  2. Jessica 09.21.2010 at 11:09 pm #

    So cute… Will we be able to buy from this page indefinitely?

  3. Jessica 09.21.2010 at 11:09 pm #

    never mind, I’m just going to impulse buy! :)

  4. Jeni 09.22.2010 at 12:08 am #

    Pssst – Do you think I can get away with lightweight interfacing if I’m using a home dec weight fabric? :)

    • Anonymous 09.09.2012 at 3:39 pm #


  5. Susan 09.22.2010 at 1:40 am #

    Ca-ute! Love all your fabric choices too.

  6. Nicole 09.22.2010 at 7:59 am #

    i love that it is such a hippie bag. great design.

  7. florzinha Tá 09.22.2010 at 9:47 am #

    Adoro seu blog..

  8. Katie B. 09.24.2010 at 9:06 am #

    So cute! I’ll be needing this pattern…

  9. Stacy 09.24.2010 at 3:24 pm #

    Love it!

  10. Rita 09.25.2010 at 4:16 am #

    absolutely beautiful!

  11. AmberLou 09.26.2010 at 12:03 pm #

    bought it…. why would you make it without the adorable center pleat!?!

  12. eloleo 10.03.2010 at 5:30 pm #

    Wow, I love these bags. Great design. Lovely fabric too!

  13. Rebecca Bark 10.04.2010 at 9:41 pm #

    Awesome, I totally want to make one!

  14. Nikki 10.06.2010 at 4:29 pm #

    love this design, especially in the yellow Heather Ross fabric.

  15. Shelley Dawn 10.14.2010 at 11:46 am #

    Love it! I am thinking Christmas Gifts. What is the skill level – so compared to the Noodlehead Clutch?

  16. Anna 10.14.2010 at 11:49 am #

    Hey shelley~ I think the bag is much easier than the clutch, especially if you don’t care to add the zip pocket (even though it’s really fun to do). Hope that helps you out, and yes, I totally think they’d be awesome Christmas presents!

  17. ♥Happy is Yellow♥ 10.20.2010 at 11:45 am #

    I just purchased it!!! :) Quick question… What would you say the skill level is for making this bag?? I’m a VERY NEW sewer… Haven’t really sewed anything yet– not in the past 10 years anyways!! lol I’m honestly just so overwhelmed and have no idea where to start! Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!! :) Thanks!

  18. ♥Happy is Yellow♥ 10.20.2010 at 11:47 am #

    By the way, you can email me if that’s easier for you…
    stampinmama7139 (at) gmail (dot) com

  19. Kris @ 10.26.2010 at 3:46 pm #

    I just made this for a purse swap, it was so easy and soooo much fun to make. I wish i would have remembered to take a pic before i sent it off! DOH!!!! i guess i will just have to make some more!!! :)

  20. Jessica 01.23.2011 at 4:06 pm #

    I thought you might like to see a mini-runaround bag I made for a child’s birthday present! I love your pattern and have probably made about 8!

  21. Twins Squared 03.10.2011 at 8:22 pm #

    I love this bag. I just made my first one and plan to make many more! Thanks for the great pattern! I blogged about it here

  22. Franziska 05.06.2011 at 1:43 am #

    Thank you so much for this pattern. I’ve made a a bag for myself following your directions. I like it so much. I saw you have a flickr group for things created by your tutorials / patterns but since I don’t have a flickr-account yet I can’t share my photos there.

  23. Elegantpaws 08.01.2011 at 6:51 pm #

    Hi Anna, I just bought your pattern and can’t wait to try it! It’s exactly what i’ve been looking for. Thanks.

  24. Gila 11.02.2011 at 5:59 pm #

    Very nice bags!

  25. Susan 01.07.2012 at 1:44 pm #

    Just finished my bag- LOVE IT, thank you so much for your inspiration! I think it helps that for once I finally got the fabric choices right and they look good together. :) I even did BOTH pockets. I tend to shy away from zippers, but you made this one easy. Thank you.

  26. Hallie Mattfeld 07.04.2012 at 10:11 pm #

    I’ve been looking for a bag like this!! Can’t wait to make it! 😃

  27. Gail 08.29.2012 at 2:02 am #

    Love that it’s so fabric-focused!

  28. Jeneta 09.29.2012 at 9:37 pm #

    I pinned this and then my friend surprised me by making one for my birthday. I LOVE it!!!

  29. Unknown 11.16.2012 at 8:01 pm #

    how do i get to the pdf file?

    • Anna 11.20.2012 at 3:30 pm #

      you’ll have to click the ‘add to cart’ button and purchase the file, it’s an instant download after purchase. :)

  30. Jennifer Yearsley 11.22.2012 at 11:20 pm #

    Suggestion of fabric ? Did you use a cotton calico, or damask?

    • Anna 11.29.2012 at 5:39 pm #

      I’d recommend a home dec weight fabric. Quilting cottons work really well too. :)

  31. Jenelle 12.21.2012 at 11:34 pm #

    Hi Anna! I wanted to share with you some pics of my finished Runaround bag. I really love my bag (I’m going to wear this one out!), plus the pattern was easy to follow and fun to sew. :)

  32. The Prince Family 12.30.2012 at 3:53 pm #

    Are you able to print the pattern on an 8 1/2 X 11 printer?

  33. Christine Fredlund 03.11.2013 at 8:36 pm #

    I have never printed a pattern before, will any sort of printer/paper do?!?

    • Anna 05.05.2013 at 9:44 pm #

      yes, just any regular printing paper will do. :)

  34. Brittany Atkins 04.04.2013 at 6:21 pm #

    Do you any runaround bags to sell? I can’t sew.

    • Anna 05.05.2013 at 9:45 pm #

      I’m sorry I don’t! You could look on etsy, my patterns come with the rights to sell, so some people might be selling finished bags on etsy. :)

  35. Anonymous 07.31.2013 at 10:29 am #

    How would you rate the ease of sewing this bag for a beginner? I just made a rag quilt so I should be ready to conquer this – but feel intimidated by it for some silly reason. Thanks for your input.

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