Granger Bag by Helen's Closet

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Sewalong Granger Bags

Thanks again to everybody who signed up to receive the free Granger Book Bag Pattern!  I had a lot of fun making the pattern and doing the sewalong with you all.

I made both views during the sewalong so I could demonstrate view A and view B.  If you are interested in seeing how this bag comes together, you can check out the sewalong here.  I made the floral version for myself, since I did not have a view A yet, and It seemed a fitting reward for meeting my goal of releasing a pattern and doing a sewalong!  I’m a sucker for girly florals and fell completely in love with this blue and pink print.  It is a cotton canvas from Birch Fabrics, and it is lined with a gorgeous cotton voile, also from Birch. I used webbing for the strap on my bag, and plain canvas for the bottom half. The look is very natural and makes me think of Spring. It will be a great bag for the warmer months.

Granger Bag by Helen's Closet

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Granger Bag by Helen's Closet

For view B, I went with a deeper color palette and a more neutral look.  I love the classic style of this bag and how it works great for both men and women.  Sam is modeling this version, which is not dissimilar to the one I made for him.  This Granger is made from black and green canvas, and lined with cotton.  The lining has little owls all over it, which seemed fitting for a book bag but I don’t know quite why!

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I am really happy with both of my sewalong Grangers, and I know they will both get well used! If you made or are making a Granger bag, please share it with me on instagram @helens__closet #grangerbag!  

Thanks again and Happy Holidays!

-Helen

About the author

Helen

Helen Wilkinson is the designer and founder of Helen's Closet Patterns. She also co-hosts the Love to Sew Podcast! Helen is obsessed with all things sewing and strives to share her passion and knowledge with the sewing community.

2 Comments on “Sewalong Granger Bags”

  1. Do you still have the pattern for the Granger bag? It’s perfect for what I need and I’d love to make one. I wasn’t sewing in 2015 and missed this entirely;-(

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