Sewing up a Heart bag

One of my favorite bloggers, Abby, over at Sew Much Ado just released a FREE pattern for a heart-shaped backpack, here.

Since my husband and  I will be going out on Valentine’s Day to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary, I thought that a heart purse would be a fantastic addition to my outfit.

Free pattern Heart Bag with #colormefabric

I did alter the pattern to make the backpack a purse, but it really wasn’t hard to do.

Free pattern Heart Bag with #colormefabric

Instead of one continuous loop, I cut it on both sides and inserted a strap. Then I sewed it back into a loop. I also added a bit of piping. I love how it makes the fabric pop!

Free pattern Heart Bag with #colormefabric

And that fabric? That is one of Hayley’s from Mouse House Creations new Color Me Fabric line by Michael Miller! I haven’t decided if I want to color it in yet, even though that is what it is intended for. I think it is pretty great even black and white.

Free pattern Heart Bag with #colormefabric

Free pattern Heart Bag with #colormefabric

Free pattern Heart Bag with #colormefabric

That is the dress that my 16 year old bought me for our wedding anniversary (here *affiliate link*). I love it. I think the bag goes well with it too.

Free pattern Heart Bag with #colormefabric

Free pattern Heart Bag with #colormefabric

The inside is fully lined and all edges are finished nicely.

Free pattern Heart Bag with #colormefabric

I think this is going to be my new favorite bag!

13 thoughts on “Sewing up a Heart bag

  1. Michelle! Oh my word, this is so awesome! I love that you made it into a purse, and that fabric is perfect!!! Thank you so much for using my pattern!!!

  2. Abby, my daughter tried to download this pattern for me! She tried several times and each time her computer froze! I was thinking it must be the computer but that same day she was able to download other patterns! Any ideas or suggestions? I really want to use your pattern!
    Thanks,
    Gina

  3. One of the first things I designed for myself to sew was a heart-shaped purse! This was back in fourth grade, so there weren’t any zippers involved, and it wasn’t so elegant. But it was an early success. Thanks for bringing up the memory.

    Good job with your purse, and enjoy the big date!

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