Elegant free applique tote-bag pattern (with a touch of country charm)

We love freebie days at Stitch This! Today we’re sharing a free applique tote-bag pattern from the authors of the eBook Elegant Quilts, Country Charm by Leonie Bateman and Deirdre Bond-Abel.

Bag for Sophia free pattern

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This beauty of a bag measures a roomy 16″ x 21″. That’s spacious enough to fit your wallet, your sundries, your sew-on-the-go kit, your copy of A Quilter’s Journal, and maybe even a couple of quilt books too!

The bag features a blend of tactile wool and reproduction fabrics—why limit them just to quilts? Use the bag for special occasions or for everyday tote-ing. It would work great for a quilt retreat or a back-to-school bag too!

What’s even more fun is that in Elegant Quilts, Country Charm, you’ll find another pattern that coordinates perfectly with the Bag for Sophia—the Scarf for Sophia:

Scarf for Sophia
Find the Scarf for Sophia pattern in
Elegant Quilts, Country Charm

Elegant Quilts, Country CharmWouldn’t this pair of projects make a lovely gift for someone who’s a little bit elegant and a little bit country? Make both and they’ll have the perfect ensemble to wear on a chilly day!

Elegant Quilts, Country Charm is packed with creative ways to mix felted wool and cotton fabrics, which will add depth and texture to your projects. We love that with wool appliqué, there are no edges to turn under, because felted wool doesn’t fray! Even beginners can create these cozy, antique-looking designs with ease.

Choose from 11 projects, including table runners:

In Full Bloom table runner
In Full Bloom


Out on a Limb pillow
Out on a Limb

Framed appliqué:

Jessie's Flowers
Jessie’s Flowers

And conversation-starting quilts!

Jeanette's Quilt
Jeanette’s Quilt

Do you have a wool stash? Do you felt your wool or purchase it felted? Tell us in the comments!

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