The Roundabout Bag – POTM

This round bag is so 'on-trend' right now. Looks like a great purse - straight on my sewing to do list.

It's that time of year when we start to feel like we are running around in circles, and that feeling has inspired the pattern of the month for December – the Roundabout Bag. I'm told that round bags are going to be all the fashion this Spring after Chanel previewed their Airport Collection with some very stylish round bags for 2016.  Get ahead of the trend and get your round bag ready to hit the runways soon!

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Features of the Roundabout Bag

  • Unusual circular design with top zipper
  • Uses ready made leather handles for a store-bought look (or you can make your own )
  • Roomy inside with space for several internal pocket options
  • Front single pocket with twist lock (optional)
  • Back divided pocket
  • Optional piping
  • Full video tutorial (with pattern purchase only)
  • Finished size – approx. 9 inches across by 3 inches deep

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Materials needed:

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Get the Roundabout Bag pattern

You can download this pattern from my design account on Craftsy.  Add it to your cart and check out.  The pattern will be saved in your Pattern Library safely until you are ready to sew, then you can download and print it at any time.

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A quick look at the bag

You can take a quick look at the bag here.  The pattern includes a full video tutorial for how to make it as well as the usual written and step by step photos too.

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Pattern tester rating – Intermediate

Our wonderful testers

Huge thanks to these lovely ladies who dropped everything at this busy time of year to sew and test this pattern for you.  Without their eagle eye checking things over, you would be subject to all my spelling mistakes!

Laura – I loved it from first sight. I like the shape of the bag and that it's a purse. Most round bags I've been seeing are make up bags. I labeled it advanced because of the piping and lining attachment…a bit more care is needed. I would like to put a  removable shoulder strap attached right below the zipper tabs…Great pattern Deby!

Laura

Judy at Stoney Sews – The Roundabout bag is so cute! I love the name because that is exactly how I see this bag. One to grab and run around and doing a few errands while not weighted down by a big heavy purse. The shape and design features such as the piping and curved pockets make it special. Great pattern as usual Deby. I really like the way you do things.

Judy

Lori – Very cute….larger in person than I thought in the photos…lots of fabric choices can be used.  So cute for the little girl down the street, she had so much fun picking out the fabric from my stash. I used a variety of stitches from my machine for topstitching the outer and inner pockets, and made it a crossbody bag by using a narrow belt that she can make shorter if she needs to.

Lori

Michaelanne of Mulberry Hill Design – I love the round shape – not something you see every day – and the way your piping defines the shape. This pattern can be made in so many variations to suit any age, any style!   I didn't need to watch the video for this pattern, but after watching it, I think a confident beginner could make this bag.  I appreciate the versatility of this design. Many bag patterns are only suited to a narrow range of tastes. The Roundabout Bag offers design options to suit any style or age. I made two bags, including one in a recycled jacket fabric with a shoulder strap instead of handles.

Michaelanne

Leslie of Love Rubie – My first thoughts were, cute bag that would also look great with an optional cross body/long shoulder strap. Now that I've worked through this pattern next time ill do the lining a little different as far as construction goes. I think I would rather bind the circle seams instead of doing a drop in lining. Personal preference.

Leslie

Lisa – Really cute pattern, fresh new bag shape with a chance to add design details with fabric choices. This is easy for a confident sewer to make up and that it doesn't take much fabric so it's a good way to use up smaller pieces. I will definitely be making another one.

Lisa

Betty-Anne of Bloomin Betty – love the shape and size. I really like this bag, the shape & size work for any age group, and the design and placement of the pieces, provide a good showcase for those special fabrics or prints that we all have, it was a quick sew with very clear directions I think a beginner could follow, with no problems.

Betty-Anne

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28 Responses to The Roundabout Bag – POTM

  1. Cheryl MOORE says:

    Hi Mayra, Thank you so much for this pattern. I am gonna love making it for my two youngest granddaughters.

  2. Linda Brashear says:

    Thank you for this!

  3. Janine A. says:

    Thankyou! This looks like fun to make & carry!

  4. Shazia Rosay Khan says:

    thanks so much for an adorable bag pattern.

  5. Beatriz says:

    Thanks for the pattern. You always have beautiful patterns, one of my favorites is the conference bag…I’ve made 4 for my daughters, my sister and MIL.

  6. Madeline says:

    Thank you!

  7. Sandra Loree says:

    Does the full video only come with the paid pattern?

    • Sandra Loree says:

      I’m a little slow on the uptake. Found where you said it came with paid pattern . I love this and thank you for it. I’m going to buy the pattern later to get the video. Well worth the price.

    • So Sew Easy says:

      Hi Sandra, the full video comes with the free pattern. The link is in the PDF of the pattern. Please hurry as this special is ending soon.

  8. Cinda says:

    I just downloaded your round about bag and am looking forward to making it! Thank you for such a gift!

  9. Kathy Davis says:

    Very cute bag!

  10. Gloria A says:

    Thank you very much!!

  11. Jeanette Delport says:

    Lovely bag, wish you produced this a year ago when one of my school girls wanted to me a round bag. We ended up using an old LP as a pattern and made the rest up. Its going to be so much easier to use your pattern next time. thank you. Let me know if you want a picture of what my special 15 yr old produced.

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      HI, Jeanette, I am always interested what the young are making so please send it, looking forward… 🙂

  12. Pepie says:

    thank you for the free pattern :o)

  13. rhbdragon says:

    Oh, how I wish I had just a little bit of your talent. Well, I don’t, so I’ll just keep watching you and enjoy all of your brainstorms. Lady, the mind you must have puts my 68-year old brain to shame.
    Thank you so very, very much for sharing. Have a great what’s left of summer. I think of you often, and it puts a smile on my face. Thank you for

  14. Betty Wind says:

    First, thank you for the ‘free’ pattern! The bag reminded me of my sister, who was a ‘handbag hound’, so I’ll love making it and thinking of her! Obviously so many options to this pattern, I’m gonna love it. Thanks again!

  15. Marti Morgan says:

    Thank you so much for this fantastic gift!!! Will hope that I will get a chance to make it – because I love it and think it is sooo fashionable, Chic! Hope you have a wonderful, restful vacation.

  16. Reeva Babcock says:

    Thanks so much for the pattern. My granddaughters will love this. May even inspire them to make it themselves.

  17. Sharon Shortland says:

    Thank you so much for this pattern and the inspirational pictures. I know just what I am going to make mine out of.

  18. Tohnnie Ingalls says:

    Super idea I believe a young person would love this pattern

  19. Ronda says:

    Where can you buy the purse handles??

  20. Kathleen Mac says:

    Looks great. Not sure i can still manage to make it.I am now 80 and have been ill for a while however i would love to give as present to my daughters5 and grandaughters.Any one selling them made up? Thanks KMcG

  21. Katgy says:

    Love it! Can’t wait to make it….so cute!
    Thank you!

  22. Jos says:

    Lovely pattern!!

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