Honeysweet Pattern Showcase: One Piece Bag

Okay… I have to rave about this bag a little bit… 

I don't know if you know but some of our most popular patterns over the years have been bags. We have an EASIEST BAGS EVER series with handbags, totebags and accessory bags in them and they are basic and are accessible to make and easy to construct so that people who are afraid of bags won't be intimidated.

This here back really should have been a part of that series due to its simplicity but its name was just turning out too long LOL!

It really is one rectangle with a handle loop sewn to it while it is still flat. It is then folded up and the 2 side gussets are pinned in and sewn. That's it! True story. 

We really think you might want to try it!


… its the perfect size, not too big and not too small.


… the handle can be made long or short depending on how you like to carry your bag.



… the hardware we used included a magnetic snap and bag "feet" so that it doesn't get dirty when you set it down. That's it!


… here's my own personal one with one of all time favorite prints from TAPESTRY.



NAME: The One Piece Bag

SIZE: The bag measures app. 12" x 17"  across the front not counting the depth or the handles.

FABRIC: The main fabric used is the large floral from our upcoming HONEYSWEET collection. The one I am holding is the aqua leaf print from TAPESTRY along with the orange from that same collection. We will also show some pictures of a version we have made out of MODA Dotties and a few others next week.

ETC.: Pattern will be available in both printed and pdf form by the end of today!!

Hope you are enjoying the "reveals". So far we have shown you CHERRY PIE, CLOVERS & JAM, HEXIES, PAINTED LADIES AND ONE PIECE BAG.


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  1. CJ | 14th May 13

    Ohhhh, I LIKE this! What is this EASIEST BAGS EVER series that you refer to???

  2. Kim | 14th May 13

    I might have to try this one. Of course, I’m still quaking in my loafers! Patterns scare me!

  3. Anita Kroll | 15th May 13

    Can’t find the pattern in your store. Can u give me the link somI can purchase the pattern please?

  4. Amy DeCesare | 15th May 13

    Oh, that’s a head-turning bag! Do you have liability insurance for whiplash? Love this pattern already!!!

  5. Jennifer Gwyn | 15th May 13

    I think I have found a replacement for myself! I haven’t made a bag yet, I have been too intimidated. And I have been borrowing my daughter’s Hello Kitty satchel. I need my own!!

  6. Pat Conner | 15th May 13

    Where oh where is the patterns for Hexie and the one piece bag ????? Gotta have it!!! PPPPPPlease.

  7. Chris peterson | 15th May 13

    Where’s the one piece bag pattern link? Gotta have it!

  8. Jane Goff | 15th May 13

    Joanna this pattern is awesome! I can’t wait for the sun to come up in the West so I can see this beauty. Well done Joanna! P.S., I am in Florida, a southern girl!

  9. Melissa | 15th May 13

    Could I make two before leaving for the airport tomorrow morning? Can’t wait to see them in person.

  10. steph zerbe | 15th May 13

    eek, this looks like a fabulous pattern! I hope it is easier than AB’s Weekender Bag. I just started cutting all those pcs. Looking fwd to the pattern release! What lovely fabric too. Love the colors!

  11. Hildy | 15th May 13

    PDF? Really? I love you, Joanna:-)

  12. Marsha | 15th May 13

    Can’t wait to get the pattern and make one!

  13. Sandy D | 15th May 13

    I too went looking for the pattern for the bag but cannot find it.???

  14. kathy | 15th May 13

    where can I find the pattern

  15. Joanna | 19th May 13

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Anita Kroll submitted a comment on Honeysweet Pattern Showcase: One Piece Bag

    Sorry for the delayed response, we have been in Portland at Spring Quilt Market and are just now getting a minute to answer some emails.

    The pattern is up and available in both printed and pdf format on the site now.

    Thanks so much for your patience!

  16. Joanna | 19th May 13

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Pat Conner submitted a comment on Honeysweet Pattern Showcase: One Piece Bag

    Up on the site now!

  17. Joanna | 19th May 13

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Melissa submitted a comment on Honeysweet Pattern Showcase: One Piece Bag

    Would have loved to see that!!!

  18. Joanna | 19th May 13

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] steph zerbe submitted a comment on Honeysweet Pattern Showcase: One Piece Bag

    This bag… Is crazy easy. One main piece and 2 gussets and thats it! The whole bag is basically made flat with the handle as one giant loop added all the way across while the bag is still a flat rectangle. I highly recommend it is an easy bag.

  19. Joanna | 19th May 13

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] CJ submitted a comment on Honeysweet Pattern Showcase: One Piece Bag

    They are all on our site and you can find them in the BAGS category. They are truly the Easiest Bags Ever!

  20. Janan | 20th May 13

    This bag is awesome! I love you fabric choice, I see it is one of your favorites.
    I can’t wait to get this pattern!

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