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stamped runaround bag

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve made a bag from my Runaround Bag pattern.  I seriously still love it.  It’s a great bag for beginners and experienced alike.  And if you’ve got anyone on your Christmas list you just can’t figure out what to get, making them this bag might just be the ticket!

I love Ellen Luckett Baker’s new line for Kokka called Stamped.  It’s so beautiful, and I think the colors are perfect.  I can think of so many project that this fabric would be great for.  So as soon as I ordered it, I knew it was going to be a Runaround Bag for me.  And if you’re into fiddling with patterns a bit, you can make the bag out of 1/2 yard cuts by adding a seam at the strap and base pieces.  
The lining is Hometown by Sweetwater for Moda, I’ve been using it a lot lately, seems to go with everything.  And the binding is a Carolina Chambray in Spice by Robert Kaufman.  It makes a really pretty binding, the chambray has a beautiful mix of color.
I also used a hidden magnetic snap.  I don’t know if I’ll ever use a regular magnet snap again, I just love how great they work and they don’t get in the way or feel too bulky or flimsy.  They’re even easier to install than a regular magnetic snap, too! (Sorry, I can find a link to purchase where I’ve gotten them before, but you can do a search on etsy or google for hidden magnetic snap).
We’re enjoying the snow here today!

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21 Responses to stamped runaround bag

  1. Jeni 12.11.2012 at 11:12 am #

    Love, love, love! I still haven’t made this one, might need to pull the pattern out for my next purse :)

  2. Palak 12.11.2012 at 11:24 am #

    Love the brown and red together! Have fun in the snow!

  3. {Leila}Where the Orchids Grow 12.11.2012 at 11:43 am #

    Love your new bag Anna!! The fabric is perfect for it. Enjoy the snow :)

  4. Jenny 12.11.2012 at 11:43 am #

    REALLY cute.

  5. Happy in red 12.11.2012 at 12:17 pm #

    OMG!! That fabric looks exactly the same as my logo!! Crazy :-)
    LOVING the bag!!

  6. gail 12.11.2012 at 12:56 pm #

    beautiful bag, anna! so fun to see this fabric in use, i love this line. that hidden magnetic snap is a great idea :)

  7. Sew Much Ado 12.11.2012 at 1:09 pm #

    Really cute Anna! I love Hometown, but I don’t have any of that print, I think I need some! This makes me want to make this bag this morning now!

  8. Mary on Lake Pulaski 12.11.2012 at 2:19 pm #

    Great pattern and that is some great fabric too!

  9. Amanda 12.11.2012 at 3:02 pm #

    So pretty! It is fun to see all the fabric you used!

  10. Emily 12.11.2012 at 3:29 pm #

    Love the purse and fabric! A hidden magnetic snap sounds like more fun than a regular one.

  11. Kristen 12.11.2012 at 5:01 pm #

    Another one to add to the must do list. Love the lines on it and that fabric, beautiful.

    Magnetic snaps..heard so many great things about them I think it’s time to switch. :)

  12. Maria 12.11.2012 at 6:31 pm #

    Love your bag Anna and the fabrics too. Enjoy the snow. Hope it lasts till Christmas Day.

  13. Dahlia 12.11.2012 at 6:40 pm #

    I am still enjoying mine :) beautiful fabric…I just love all the gorgeous finds you have of fabric!

  14. DKB 12.11.2012 at 7:59 pm #

    Love it! I bought a half yd stack of the whole line. guess I’ll be maximizing the cuts to make bags too.

  15. kristin 12.11.2012 at 8:19 pm #

    Oh Anna, this is awesome. Perfect fabric combos, very “you”!

  16. Darcy 12.11.2012 at 8:59 pm #

    Just touched all the samples at Whipstitch last night, seriously love the whole line. Love the fabric, love the colors, love the patterns. Love! And your bag is such a great use of it :-)

  17. MaryAnnB 12.11.2012 at 11:27 pm #

    Tantalizing stitches has these snaps ( on etsy) love this pattern and have made several for gifts too!

  18. lilliesandsilk 12.12.2012 at 8:31 am #

    Beautiful bag, I may have to make one for myself…


  19. Carolyn 12.13.2012 at 11:58 am #

    Oh, pretty, pretty! And so useful. It would be a great present!

  20. Jessie @ Messy Jesse 12.13.2012 at 6:25 pm #

    Gorgeous Anna! So perfect, and perfect fabric choices! xo

  21. amy smart 12.15.2012 at 9:49 pm #

    I love this one SO much. And those fabric choices are to die for. I think I need to add this to my post-Christmas-make-stuff-for-me list!!

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