Take Two Fat Quarters: Bags and Purses by Debbie von Grabler-Crozier

SKU: 9781782219682


Who knew just two fat quarters can be used in so many ways?

Turn your left-over fabrics or stash of odd fat quarters into 16 beautiful bags! The projects inside range from accessory essentials like an evening clutch and cross-body handbag, to invaluable carriers such as a foldable shopper and lunch tote that will see you through your daily tasks.

Start off with an easy-to-follow crash-course on the essential sewing techniques you'll need from adding a zip to creating patch/slip pockets. Then, jump straight into the projects and get stitching! Each project includes inspiring photography, instructive hand-drawn illustrations and heaps of handy hints and tips from your favourite bag-sewing expert, Debbie von Grabler-Crozier.

Ideal for sewists of all abilities, this is the ultimate, affordable, fat quarter-friendly project book that will get you making practical items straight away.


Table of Contents

Introduction 6
What is a fat quarter? 7
Materials 8
Usual sewing needs 10

Finishing seams and lining 14, Clipping and notching 15, Boxing bag corners 16, Using glue in bag making 17, Zips 18, Patch/slip pockets 22, Adding binding 23

The Projects
Storage Bag 26, Fabric Bucket 30, Foldaway Shopper 34, Japanese Knot Bag 40, Zipped Pouch 44, Clutch Purse 48, Bag Organizer 52, Tablet Case 56, Tool Trug 60, Make-up Case 64, Wine Bottle Tote 70, Paperbag-style Lunch Bag 74, Pencil Case 78, Tiny Tote 82, Cross-body Bag 86, Minimalist's Phone Bag 92

Index 96


About Debbie von Grabler-Crozier

Debbie has been involved in writing and the craft world for pretty much all of her life but in 1997 she made it into a profession. Now, besides regularly designing projects and writing columns for magazines and websites such as Love Patchwork & Quilting, Love Sewing, AllFreeSewing and FaveQuilts, she runs her popular blog where she shares her designs for sewing and quilts as well as papercraft, scrapbooking, card making, beading, jewellery and mixed media projects. Her first sewing book with Search Press, The Bag Boutique, was a global success, and she has since written three more books with Search Press  Love to Sew: Lagom-style Accessories, Learn to Sew in 30 Minutes: Machine Sewing and Take Two Fat Quarters: Bags & Purses.

Debbie lives in Lower Saxony, Germany.

For inspiration crafting and more visit her blog:

Visit Debbie's online pattern shop, TheFolkArtFactory, via

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