Gorgeous Yoko Saito bag patterns, ready for the making (+ giveaway!)

What else can we say but “Oooh!” and “Aaah!”? Yoko Saito is back with a new bag book—and it’ll inspire you to stitch the handbag of your dreams!

Yoko Saito's Bags I Love to Carry

Japanese master quilter Yoko Saito is known the world over for her exquisite handbags. In her gorgeously photographed book Yoko Saito’s Bags I Love to Carry, she shares 26 Yoko Saito bag patterns with a focus on beauty, purpose, and comfort.

From Yoko Saito's Bags I Love to Carry

Bags of all shapes and sizes feature motifs inspired by nature and traditional patchwork, most in Ms. Saito’s signature taupe color palettes (but there are a few colorful surprises too!). With designs from big, boxy bags to petite pouches with curvy shapes, you’ll learn Ms. Saito’s methods for flawless piecing and appliqué.

Queen Anne's Lace bag
Queen Anne’s Lace

Inside the book you’ll also find detailed color photographs that walk you through specific techniques for stitching different bags—so helpful if you’re new to bagmaking!

From Yoko Saito's Bags I Love to Carry
Here, Ms. Saito shares her technique for inserting a zipper.

Yoko SaitoIn addition to Yoko Saito bag patterns, Yoko Saito’s Bags I Love to Carry shares a fascinating glimpse into the life of Ms. Saito, including photos of her store, Quilt Party, and of her sewing studio. This chapter alone makes the book a must-have for Yoko Saito fans! There’s even a fun Q&A with the artist—here’s a little excerpt so you can have a taste:

Question: Of the 26 bag projects in this book, which is your favorite and why?

Yoko Saito: Of course I love all of them! But if I have to pick one, I would have to say Square Dance. It is a fairly simple design and very practical to use.

Square Dance bag
Square Dance

Question: Your bags are always so interesting and different. Where do you get your inspiration for the designs?

Yoko Saito: It’s not always easy to come up with new designs, but I love to people watch when I travel round the world. I’m often inspired by what I see on these travels.

Chic Corsage bag
Chic Corsage bag

Question: What would be your advice for beginning bagmakers?

Yoko Saito: When I teach, I find it most important to show a beginner all the specific steps to take in creating any project. Breaking it down in this way turns each one of these steps into a simple technique so that anyone can do it. My second piece of advice is to choose fabric with colors and patterns that you love.

Bellflower Season bag
Bellflower Season bag

Whether you’re looking for casual bags for everyday use or spectacular bags fit for special occasions, you’ll find lots to create in this inspiring collection!

Yoko Saito's Bags I Love to CarryWe have a copy of Yoko Saito’s Bags I Love to Carry up for grabs today! To enter the random drawing to win the book, tell us:

Handbags: made a bunch, made a few, or ready to give bag making a go?

Share your answer in the comments to be automatically entered into the drawing. We’ll choose a winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck! And if you’d like to give bagmaking a go with Yoko Saito, you can purchase Yoko Saito’s Bags I Love to Carry on our website right now.

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing. The winner is Judy, who says:

“Made a few. I like all kinds/sizes of bags. Would love to receive a book by Yoko. Have other patterns from Yoko but not bags.”

We’ll email you about your prize, Judy—congratulations!


406 Comments (leave a comment)

  • I have made a few tote bags but nothing beautiful like these – would love to give it a shot

    Karen on October 26, 2018
  • This will be a first for me. I’m ready to give bag making a go!

    —Carolyn Sands on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few bags but would like to get better at it!

    —Barbara Hovie on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made many ~ I love making bags.

    —Diana DeWitt on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a bunch – always a great way to get the bag you want, show off favorite fabrics, or match an outfit.

    —Regina on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few. I love patterns for bags, but my plans are bigger than my actions. I would love to win this book. The bags I have given as gifts are always well received. Women love bags. 🙂

    —Phyllis on October 26, 2018
  • I love to make handbags! I’ve made a few and always have them on my to-do sewing list.

    —Carmel Hines on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve never made a handbag, but I’m currently working on a tote bag. Figure that’s a good start. Thanks.

    —JoyceLM on October 26, 2018
  • I have made one bag and my granddaughter and I made one together. We absolutely love Yoko Saito patterns and designs! Thanks for the giveaway chance. ❤️

    —Karen Higgins on October 26, 2018
  • These bags are definitely bags I would want to give as gifts. I’ve made bags previously but honestly, I don’t think they were as pretty as these are!

    —Carol Baum on October 26, 2018
  • Would love to have this book.

    —Janet L Davidson on October 26, 2018
  • I have never made a purse or hand bag before, but I would love to try.

    —Sharon Browne on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a bunch of handbags! Looking at Yoko Saito’s bags makes me want to make a bunch more. Such gorgeous bags!

    —Vicky on October 26, 2018
  • Love to make purses and would love to make a special one for my daughter for Christmas

    —Betty Lucas on October 26, 2018
  • Make a few!

    —Carol W on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve only made a few – unsuccessfully. I badly need specific instructions laid out for me. Thanks for the opportunity to get Yoko’s new book!

    —Angelia Ulrich on October 26, 2018
  • I have been called the "bag lady" and have made several purses, totes and bags. These are quite stunning and i have always admired Yoko Saito’s designs and expertise.

    —Theresa Kennedy on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few. I love Yoko Saito’s work and would love to try making one of her bags.

    —Kaye Walker on October 26, 2018
  • Made a few bags. Love Yoko Saito’s designs.

    —Peggy Zilverberg on October 26, 2018
  • I’m ready to give bag making a try. . ..I’ve dabbled in stitching a couple of totes and organizers. I think I’m ready!!!!

    —Terry on October 26, 2018
  • Definitely ready to give them a try.

    —Lynn Bohlmann on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few bags, lots of fun, have plans to make more soon, these ones are lovely thanks

    —Colleen on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few bags but not successfully. I badly need some specific & simple to understand instructions. Thank you for the opportunity to win Yoko’s new book!
    (I’m writing again bc I must have hit the wrong button!)
    Angelia

    —Angelia Ulrich on October 26, 2018
  • Another great book featuring Yoko Saito.

    Elizabeth on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve mad quite a few handbags, but none with this much detail.

    —Judy graczyk on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few.

    —LizF on October 26, 2018
  • I love making bags, I’m inspired by Yoko Saito’s new book. Her books are beautifully done with easy to follow instructions

    Kate on October 26, 2018
  • I have made many tote bags but nothing nice enough to carry as a bag. I,d like to be able to create such beautiful bags.

    —Janice Hixon on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a couple and retrofitted some with additional storage.

    —Betty nelson on October 26, 2018
  • I have made lots of bags but not like yours.
    Your bags always look so elegant.Would love to improve my bag making skills.🙂

    —Josie Aloisi on October 26, 2018
  • I love her work and all her books! I am such a fan, I got one of her books from the library (I later purchased it!) I took the book on a bus quilt trip
    and it was passed around and the ohhhs and awwwes were plentiful. One of my
    friends who is a casual quilter tried one of the projects.

    —Sue on October 26, 2018
  • I have made mostly tote bags and some patchwork but none to the extent of these bags. I love the honeycomb one, have a friend that is a beekeeper and this would be perfect for her.

    mandy whalen on October 26, 2018
  • Bags are one of my favourite things to make. I’ve made a lot during my sewing lifetime.

    —Marilyn on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve never made a bag. I got my mother in law into quilting a few years ago and she puts me to shame now with the beautiful bags she makes. One day I’d like to catch up 🙂

    —Cathy on October 26, 2018
  • I have only made a couple handbags and it was fun. The totes I made don’t compare to hers. The ideas from this book show how creative someone can be!

    —Denise Pearson on October 26, 2018
  • I love Yoko’s bags! I have made many bags from different patterns and would love to give her patterns a try! But which one first?

    —diane on October 26, 2018
  • I LOVE making bags – although I will admit while I have on of Yoko’s books, I am a bit intimidated to give one of her works of art a try. Simply beautiful.

    —Deb on October 26, 2018
  • Yoko’s bags are amazing. Her work is beautiful and choice of fabrics is perfect. I’ve made over 100 tote bags all for charity but I would love to make one for some friends using her patterns.

    —Faye Kane on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve never made a bag but eould love to give it a go with one of these! Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Gloria on October 26, 2018
  • I have made many tote bags. I call myself "the bag lady". None of my tote bags are as beautiful or intricate as these. I would love to learn how to make one of Yoko’s beautiful tote bags!

    —Patty on October 26, 2018
  • I have made about a dozen or so, but very simple. Nothing as exciting and beautiful as Yoko Saito’s bag. They are awesome.

    —sandra m on October 26, 2018
  • OMG, simply gorgeous! Love her work but haven’t tried her methods.

    —Roxanne on October 26, 2018
  • I’m ready to move on from totes… these take my breath away!!

    —BETSY on October 26, 2018
  • I would love to make bags! I have a pattern I want to make but it’s from an etsy designer and the hand drawn directions look daunting. I read them completely through, and though I’m admittedly spatially challenged, nothing made sense! Terrified to start! Her instructions looks so awesome!

    —Marsha Ransom on October 26, 2018
  • Yoko"s bags inspire you to try new techniques and use different fabrics(oh dear more to add to the stash)
    I tried one of her kits, stretched my skills and then won a ribbon at our quilt show. Two pluses.

    —cheran on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a tote bag, but these look like I need to try something new and beautiful.

    Elr on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few, but since I’m basically a strung out bag junkie I am always searching for another perfect pattern!

    —Robin on October 26, 2018
  • I have made tons of bags-and even bought Yoko Saito’s first book because I saw a bag in it I loved.Sadly I have yet to make that bag–now I want a second chance with this amazing book!

    —cathy on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few bags, but not recently. This book would inspire me to do more.

    —Janet Wiener on October 26, 2018
  • I have never made a bag, the bags in this book are beautiful. I would love to try.

    —Joanne on October 26, 2018
  • I have made several but am always searching for new inspiration.

    Merrietta on October 26, 2018
  • I make lots of bags, but none as beautiful as these. I must have this book!!

    —cathy on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few bags for myself and for gifts. I agree the fabric selection is what makes the bag sing and be personal. Yoko’s bags have so much style and I’d love to make some of her patterns! Thanks for the opportunity to win her book.

    —Pauline Fisher on October 26, 2018
  • Love making bags. These are beautiful!

    —Pam on October 26, 2018
  • I have made quite a few bags but they are not as classy looking as yours. Would love to make mine look less "homemade".🙂

    —Josie Aloisi on October 26, 2018
  • I love making bags but have never tried anything this unique. These are gorgeous!! Fingers and toes crossed. Thanks for the chance.

    —SherryG on October 26, 2018
  • Made a few bags a number of years ago. But this book has me inspired to make a few more. Love the neutral palette.

    —Nancy J on October 26, 2018
  • made a bunch for gifts

    —Kathy Luehrs on October 26, 2018
  • make a lot of tote bags for charity. I make a handbag for me when needed. Love the bag on the cover

    —nancy seitz on October 26, 2018
  • Ready to give it a go! These designs are so beautiful! Thank you for the giveaways!

    —Linda on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made hundreds of tote bags but only 2 that I would calla handbag. I love the colors and shapes of these handbags.

    —Jane Knaub on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve never made one but with patterns as gorgeous as these, I would definitely give it a try!

    —Susan G on October 26, 2018
  • I have struggled through a few, but want to learn more.

    —Patti on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve never made a handbag but with patterns this gorgeous, I’d love to give it a try!

    —Susan G on October 26, 2018
  • I have made some bags, but nothing nearly as spectacular as these.

    —Mary Durham on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few but I’d love to learn Yoko Saito’s techniques. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

    —Marilyn Holley-Stupka on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a number of totes but nothing I would consider a bag to use as a purse. Yoko is unbelieveable! Would love her book.

    —Carol on October 26, 2018
  • A few, my daughter has done some great diaper bags as gifts. I may give her this for Christmas and then borrow it a lot! she likes the quilting part, I like the applique and embroidery, collaboration?

    I have two of Yoko-san’s books, inspiring, and I’m even starting to love the taupes and muted colors

    sharon in colorado

    —Sharon Schipper on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few, including some that are Yoko Saito patterns from her other books.

    —Caren Sherman on October 26, 2018
  • I have made quite a few over the years.

    —Susan Torrington on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve only made a bag from denim jeans. So it is time for me to make bags, and I definitely will be making Ms. Saito’s "Square Dance". I like the cover bag, too, and I look forward to seeing all the designs in this book.

    —Martha O. on October 26, 2018
  • I made bags as a teenager, before I knew it was a "thing." Now I have much better taste–and better skills–and just love Yoko Saito’s designs!

    —Margery on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few bags, but want to be challenged to make more interesting ones, perhaps to gift to friends.

    —Lettetia Elsasser on October 26, 2018
  • Yoko Saito is my quilting hero

    —Kara on October 26, 2018
  • I have stashed quite a few fabrics specifically for bag making but haven’t got up the courage yet to cut into them! It would be a dream to be taught by Ms. Saito but winning her beautiful book would be a nice kick-start!

    —Robin on October 26, 2018
  • I have made 1, and some tote bags….nothing as beautiful as these. I would be willing to try another…did I say these are beautiful? They are worth repeating that.

    —Jenny on October 26, 2018
  • A book full of inspiration! Would love to,win it !!

    —Carol Mendes on October 26, 2018
  • Never made any bags

    —Geri Alper on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made lots of totes, and a few bags-even a couple of knit and felted bags. I’d love to make one of Ms Saito’s show stoppers.

    —Barbara Colvin on October 26, 2018
  • My first bags were made of poly-cotton scraps my mother-in-law made me. They were ‘ugly’ but I learned from them.
    I would like to make a few, or all, of the beautiful bags from Yoko Saito’s new book, that way, I can proudly say, "Look, I made these beautiful bags!"

    —Aida Jacques on October 26, 2018
  • Based on the helpful information in this book, I’m ready to give bag making a try.

    —Regina Harris on October 26, 2018
  • Have always wanted to make a bag – this would be my first!

    —Louise on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a bunch but nothing that compares to these outstanding bags. Would love to learn Yoko’s technique.

    —Sheila on October 26, 2018
  • Made a few bags – nothing quite as spectacular as Ms Saito’s work. Her book looks delightful. Thanks for a chance to win. Janine

    —Janine Saggiori on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few and woudl love to make some more.

    —NickyH on October 26, 2018
  • Yoko’s bags are stunning. I would love to make one.

    —Sue in Oregon on October 26, 2018
  • I am ready to give bag making a go, but I think I need a good instruction book :-]

    —Rommy on October 26, 2018
  • I made so far a bunch of bags, discovered a few months ago Yoko Saito and am hooked to her beautiful bags since.

    —Dominique Schraft on October 26, 2018
  • I have always wanted to make a purse but this would be the first. They are lovely!

    —Louise on October 26, 2018
  • I have made 3 bags total. But I love Yoko Saito’s beautiful patterns. Queen Anne’s Lace is my favorite today.

    —Janey on October 26, 2018
  • Your work is beautiful! God has blessed you in your talent.

    —Janice Mockmore on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few and want to make more, have already worn out some of my favorites.

    —Tamara Isaacs-Smith on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few in the past that I’ve loved. And some I haven’t. And bags and totes are a particular love of mine! So this would be a well-loved book for me!

    —Sherri M on October 26, 2018
  • Made a few. I like all kinds/sizes of bags. Would love to receive a book by Yoko. Have other patterns from Yoko but not bags.

    —Judy B on October 26, 2018
  • I’m ready to give it a try. I do have a kit for a pattern from a previous book. Her books are works of art in themselves!

    —Linda on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few handbags & enjoy the process & the end result!

    —Carol Gearey on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made one for each season, including an embroidered one from Yoko. Saw her exhibit in Houston last year – awesome!

    —Mona on October 26, 2018
  • I have made several tote bags but I would love to learn from the master Yoko Saito. Her work is so very lovely.

    —Ann West on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few. Still need the patterns to be simple.

    —Billie Shannon on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made quite a few tote bags, but these projects look great. Could make some more.

    —Barbara on October 26, 2018
  • I’v made a few to a bunch!

    —Louise on October 26, 2018
  • So far I would fall into the tote bag category – nothing as refined as these but I’m ready to give it a go!

    —Cathy B. on October 26, 2018
  • Hice algún bolso. Me encantaria hacer alguno de este fantástico libro
    Gracias

    Belarmina Antuña Antuña on October 26, 2018
  • I wish to give bag making a try.

    —Marthese on October 26, 2018
  • It would be a challenge, but I’d love to try and make one of those bags.

    —marie Beers on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve only made a few very simple bags. These are so gorgeous, she is a master!

    —Renée Welton on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few – you can never have too many bags! And they make great gifts, though if I made one of these, I don’t think I could part with it. 🙂

    —Mary on October 26, 2018
  • Wow, she never fails to impress me. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!

    —Michelle Smith on October 26, 2018
  • I love making bags. Why buy one when I can make one!

    —Pamela Hendrick on October 26, 2018
  • It would be fun to try these.

    —Caryn on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a good number of bags and always on the lookout for interesting but useful bags. "Bags I Love to Carry" certainly appears to have some interesting patterns, unusual styles and fun embellishments. It would be a welcome addition to my library of sewing suggestions. Thank you.

    —Betty P on October 26, 2018
  • I have made tote bags and I have favorite ones, I have even monogrammed some bags. I would love to win this book for some more bags.

    —beth d. on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a simple tote bag and a sewing bag but nothing as nice as this! I would love to try the bag on the book cover!

    —Jane Gehring on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made totes, wallets and bags and want to continue to improve. Learning Ms.Yoko Saito’s methods would be special!!Her stitches and detail is exquisite!

    —CAROL L. on October 26, 2018
  • I have made some bags, but can always improve my skills with this book.

    —Gloria Meyer on October 26, 2018
  • New to bag making, but long time quilter

    —Sandra on October 26, 2018
  • What beautiful bags! I would love to make them.

    —Brenda on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a bunch for myself and for gifts. I have never made anything as beautiful as Yoko’s bags. This is a wonderful book.

    —Sylvia on October 26, 2018
  • With plastic bags being increasingly banned for use in our country, I am just getting back into making fabric bags. Currently using men’s woollen suiting, lined with linen, to hopefully be hardwearing; & suitable for males.
    I feel that bags can be a ‘signature’ for ladies, the chance to add some character to an otherwise plain look – rather like men’s ties…

    —Rob on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few bags but would love to make one using any of these patterns.

    —Susan on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few bags. Her bags are gorgeous. I’m quite taken with the queen anne’s lace design.

    —Rita Long on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve only made one tote bag and it wasn’t pretty. I would love to make a nice bag, done right.

    —Nadja on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few.

    —Susan on October 26, 2018
  • This books looks like a must have item! I too LOVE the Square Dance bag. I’ve finally had time to make things for myself & want to learn to make bags & totes – what a great book to use to get started.

    —Pam G on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a couple – but nothing to the detail that Yoko Saito does. Would love to try her patterns.

    —carol-anne mandel on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve not been a big bag maker but I’m loving the shapes of the bags in this book. So different and fun!

    —Janet D on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few bags and have fabric purchased to make some now. The book would be an inspiration.

    —Sylvia L on October 26, 2018
  • I have only made one handbag, and that was with the help of a friend. These bags look awesome!

    —Jocelyn on October 26, 2018
  • I have made one handbag but would love to make more

    A. Bouwman on October 26, 2018
  • I have made 2 totes. These bags are fantastic!

    —Cathy on October 26, 2018
  • These bags are beautiful. I would love to give it a try.

    —Pamela Jones on October 26, 2018
  • I made a few, but nothing as beautiful like these, would really love to give it a try

    —Marion Werner on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve only made a few tote bags. Nothing nearly as beautiful as Yoko Saito’s.

    —Elaine Litton on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve never made a bag- I’ve always had too many quilt projects! Would love to give these beautiful bags a try!

    —Ann Unes on October 26, 2018
  • I love making bags and I’ve made a bunch. These are so lovely and unique!

    —MoeWest on October 26, 2018
  • I love love love the unique shapes of these bags. Would love to try one with my Diwabo collection.

    —Rita on October 26, 2018
  • I imagine it would be hard to decide just which bag to make first. Such beautiful designs and workmanship are so inspiring. Thanks for the opportunity to be chosen.

    —Anne at Walden Woods on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few and I see so many beautiful bags that I "mean" to make more.

    Martha Morgan on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few bags over the years.

    Chris on October 26, 2018
  • I love handbags! I enjoy making my own because I like adding
    My own touch to them, like a bit of lace, ribbon, or beading.
    I have always admired artful handbags, and would love to win a copy of Yolo Saito’s book!

    —Sidney Kimbroughly Mcwhorter on October 26, 2018
  • Made a bunch!!! Have four granddaughters and they have school color bags,team favorite bags,holiday fabric bags and gardening bags!!! My way of passing love along!!!!
    They carry a bag and maybe there’s a thought of Grammy’s there in their day!!!

    —Maryanne Wilson on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few handbags, some totes, and gift bags. None compare to Yoko’s. Hers are spectacular.

    —Cindy on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few simple handbags but I would love to learn how to make some like these! What wonderful conversation pieces and gifts!

    —Sandra Capps on October 26, 2018
  • Made shopping bags but nothing like these beautiful bags!
    They are so unique!!!

    —laura mitchell on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few but these take the cake!

    Susan E Lester on October 26, 2018
  • Love her work and would like to win her book.

    —Judy Miller on October 26, 2018
  • Yoko’s bags are gorgeous! I have not made any bags, but lots of totes, and little cosmetic bags. "Square Dance" intrigues me.

    Barb H. on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few, never enough

    —Cristina on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few. Love Yoko Saito’s stuff. Would love to try her bags!!!❤️

    —Karen Hootman on October 26, 2018
  • I have several bags to be made but I just adore the beautiful work of Yoko’s! If I win, this will go to the top of my project list. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Duane Wiley on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a number of bags over the years that I have gifted to colleagues. As well, I have shown students with intellectual disabilities to sew the bags as gifts for Mother’s Day. The students have learned valuable skills that they can transfer to daily living once they leave school. Yoko Saito’s book would be great to read. Her bags are lovely!

    —Kathleen Mannion on October 26, 2018
  • ready to give bag making a go

    —Teresa Knittingdancer on October 26, 2018
  • Handbags: I’m ready to give bag making a go?

    —Georgina on October 26, 2018
  • I love making bags. I’m called “the bag lady “ in my guild.

    —Mary Beth McKelvey on October 26, 2018
  • Made a few bags years ago. I’m ready to give it another go.

    —Dixie on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few…but not like Yoko..would like to give that a try.
    There beautiful.

    —Pauline on October 26, 2018
  • I have made several bags. The ones in this book are lovely.

    —Carol on October 26, 2018
  • Was afraid of zippers so I started taking bag classes to get over my fear! Now I am a bag addict..love them! Have followed Yoko Saito’s work for years…all her bags in this book are a delight!

    —Karen Gallley on October 26, 2018
  • Would love to try making one of these beautiful handbags. Fingers Crossed !

    —Trish Heyburn on October 26, 2018
  • Handbags: i’m Ready to try one. I especially love the square Dance and Bell Flower bags. I love her work.

    —Sharon Howe on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few handbags would love to learn how to make some of these beautiful bags. My daughters would really be surprised.

    —Kathy Brickey on October 26, 2018
  • Her color choices are beautiful.
    Her bags a both lovely and useful

    —Jackie Swanson on October 26, 2018
  • Made 1! It was fun!
    What beautiful bag patterns in the book!

    —Jetta on October 26, 2018
  • I am ready to try my hand at making bags. I love the one on the cover!

    —C. Davis on October 26, 2018
  • There are bags and then there are Ms. Saito’s bags. I’d be thrilled to make any of these.

    —Lin Sheppard on October 26, 2018
  • I’m ready to give bag making a try. Looks like some lovely ideas in the book.

    —Teri on October 26, 2018
  • I have made some super simple bags but these are beautiful works of art.

    Lorene on October 26, 2018
  • Yoko Saito’s work is amazing! I loved seeing some of it in Houston last year. My cousin’s quilting group that meets annually has chosen making a bag as next year’s challenge. Making one of these would be wonderful!

    —Eileen on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made several, but these are works of art by Yoko and I’d love to try one of hers.

    —Gale W.S. on October 26, 2018
  • Just tote bags til now. Would love to try one of these.

    —Elaine on October 26, 2018
  • Have made a few simple bags,would love to give these bags a go as they are a step up and another level just beautiful

    —Debbie jones on October 26, 2018
  • I have made s real purses and totes. I would love to make one of Yoko’s bags , they are stunning!

    —Jan on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few, this looks like an interesting book, with beautiful and different bags.

    —Kathy on October 26, 2018
  • Made a few, but these are gorgeous!

    —Mary Lemon on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few, but if anything would really inspire me to make more, it’d be this book! Yoko’s bags are simply breathtaking.

    —Christine E on October 26, 2018
  • I have made numerous purses and bags and I am really interested in making a Yoko bag. This is exciting!

    —Gladys Bacon-Rust on October 26, 2018
  • I have made several bags. This book is simply beyond exquisite.

    —Barbara Long on October 26, 2018
  • I have made quite a few different types of bags but never seem to achieve that professional look when finished. I would love to learn how to do this. I have been an admirer of Ms. Saito’s quits and bags for many years and maybe I could pick up a few hints with her new book.

    —Jill Davies on October 26, 2018
  • I have made only one bag and that was in about 1968. Time for another!

    —Linda on October 26, 2018
  • These designs are so delightful and inspiring!

    —Arlene on October 26, 2018
  • I’ave made grocery bags but woud like to try making a handbag, just the right size for me!

    —Cheri Bergeron on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few and would love to learn to make bags that are more finished – up my skills. These bags are gorgeous.

    —Tawney Mazek on October 26, 2018
  • Made a few. Yoko Saito’s special touches make these treasures.

    —Karen on October 26, 2018
  • Thank you for the giveaway. Beautiful projects that I would definitely try.

    —Marlene on October 26, 2018
  • I am ready to give bag making a go. I am recently retired and have time for sewing projects now.

    —chris ZOFKIE on October 26, 2018
  • Ready to give it a go!

    —Macey on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few…always ready for more. I am awed by her work!

    —Kathy Timmons on October 26, 2018
  • I have made several but I love new patterns!

    —Lisa Garrett on October 26, 2018
  • I have made one bag which didn’t turn out too well. I need instruction.

    —Margaret Dalmer on October 26, 2018
  • Handbags, made a few. However, have made quilt a few shopping bags. Love making all kinds of bags.

    —Marilynn on October 26, 2018
  • Bags! Made a lot. Love them! Would be delighted with Yokozuna’s Saitos book. Her designs are awesome, although I’ve never tried one (yet!)

    —Carol on October 26, 2018
  • I have never made a bag but would love to make Square Dance.

    —Rose on October 26, 2018
  • Would love to make one of her handbags.

    —Molly S. on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few handbags. Have lots of patterns and fabric for them. I just love how Yoko Saito’s bags look like beautiful art and at the same time like a favorite comfy blanket; soft and warm. I think I’d be touching them a lot. 🙂

    —Nancy Bart on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few, which I love. Beautiful book – very inspiring!

    —Evelyn Hoeppner on October 26, 2018
  • I love to make bags, but it has been a couple years since my last one. This book looks so awesome.

    —Debo Hysack (thats Me) on October 26, 2018
  • I haven’t sewn any bags throughout my years of sewing, but am looking for something new. These look very challenging and beautiful at the same time.

    —Holly deMello on October 26, 2018
  • I love all these bags! I have made one bag – so not happy with bag creating – lining gave me the most trouble! These bags give me so much inspiration to try again!

    —Susan Spiers on October 26, 2018
  • Only made a few. Would love to find the taupe fabric she uses.

    —Maria Goetz on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a purse, a diaper bag, and lots of totes.

    —Judith Martinez on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve only made a couple. I would love to make any one of Yoko’s designs as a special occasion bag. They are so beautiful!

    —Paula on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a bunch, including some for sale. Yoko’s are spectacular, some with gorgeous embroidery that I would like to try.

    —Marilyn Fite on October 26, 2018
  • Love her new book! I’ve made a few bags!

    —Gina Snyder on October 26, 2018
  • I made a few in the past and was very happy with the results and would love to try to make one of hers, beautiful work!

    —Helen Bowie on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few handbags…but would love to make more. Yoko Saito bags are really, really nice!

    —Estie on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few bags and loved each one to death! They are certainly much better than anything you can buy as you get the exact colour and features you need and want.

    I haven’t yet made a Yoko bag, but I’m dying to!

    Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway and I really hope I win!

    —susan on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made two, and would like to make a beautiful one like hers!

    —Cindy S on October 26, 2018
  • I have made many bags, but not to the degree of sophistication this amazing lady has come up with. Beautiful!! Would be so pleased to try some of her techniques and the bags. OMG the bags!!

    —Marcia Gault on October 26, 2018
  • Have made a few but am now retired and looking for new ideas!

    —Judy Patrick on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few very minor bags but nothing that compares to these. Perhaps one day I’ll try.

    —Roz Agulnik on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few bags, totes, and back packs. Yoko’s bags look extra special to me!

    —Kyra Franz on October 26, 2018
  • I love making bags and have made several designs from Yoko Saito’s books. I am ready to make a new one!
    ps: it even looks like this book may include better directions!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Marie Z Johansen on October 26, 2018
  • That cover tote by Yoko Saito is the one for me!

    —Susan Lewis on October 26, 2018
  • Oh I’ve made several bags over the years but they were all beaded, not quilted. I’m currently working on my very first quilted bag and am already hooked! I love the artistry of Yoko’s bags…..they are stunning!

    —Cheryl R. on October 26, 2018
  • I have just made a few; but getting ready to retire to will have more time; would love to learn from Yoko.

    —Rose Zapel on October 26, 2018
  • I made a bag for my friends 50th with stitching ladies from Red Brolly a few years back and have made others for myself but Yoko`s bags are very speacial and must try soon to make one.

    —Clare on October 26, 2018
  • I haven’t made many bags but I would love to give Bag making a go. Particularly one of Yoko’s bags – they are simply gorgeous! Thank you so much for the opportunity.

    —Joanne O'Hara on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few bags over the years. Some were just totes and some had frames and hardware. Yoko Saito is one of my favorite artists and I would love to have this book to inspire me. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Sherry Jurykovsky on October 26, 2018
  • About 20 years ago I started making a bag, but it’s still in its cut-out stage in a basket.
    Maybe Yoko’s enthusiasm and skill could help finishing that first bag…

    —Hedda on October 26, 2018
  • I’m torn between square dance and queen ann’s lace. Looks like I’ll have to make both and then gift one.

    Becky Pike on October 26, 2018
  • I am new to bag making but am inspired by the beautiful bags she makes.

    Joyce Austin on October 26, 2018
  • Have made several with felted wool but hope to try to quilt a bag.

    —Kathleen Guldberg on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few but I love bags. I love the first photo!!!

    —Janice on October 26, 2018
  • I am just getting started on an English paper pieced bag. I really like her bags and would love to have this book. Thanks!

    —Susan on October 26, 2018
  • Love making bags, but just don’t make enough time to do them, or at least as many as I’d like too! Bags are all shapes and sizes (as in the book!) but can have many challenges as well

    —Judy Stolz on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve only made a few handbags, but Yoko Saito’s books make me want to make more.

    Helen Wegmann on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a bunch, and I’m always on the lookout for a new pattern. I love carrying bags I make. They are a great conversation starter. Two of my favorites are ones I made with selvedges! Talk about using every inch of the fabric.

    —Lerlene Nevaril on October 26, 2018
  • I haven’t made a bag since high school about 40 years ago. I would love to try to make one of the beautiful bags in this book.

    —Linda on October 26, 2018
  • I have admired her bags for some time but have never attempted to make any of them. They are gorgeous!

    —Rhonda on October 26, 2018
  • I make bags on a yearly basis. But these look to be on another level.

    —Kate on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve been thinking about making a harder bag–have made a few tote style.
    bjkaup(at)(abbnebraska)(dot)(com)

    —Barb K. on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few but I love making them! They make great gifts and are easy to make unique!

    —Delinda on October 26, 2018
  • I have made one bag but its been so long that I forget how and would love to win this book as I am a big fan of Yoko’s but I have started another bag with hand embroidery which will be pretty hopefully when finished but would like to do lots more!

    Kerri Mitchell on October 26, 2018
  • Absolutely drop dead gorgeous. Would love to have a go at creating one of these beauties.

    —Gail McHugh on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few handbags and a few totes, but nothing as beautiful as Yoko’s. I’m ready to give it a try.

    —Virginia in AK on October 26, 2018
  • I’m willing to give bag making a go!

    —Linda on October 26, 2018
  • I have made several totes, having gifted mist of them. Mine are very basic, nothing like the lovely bags pictured.

    —Barbara Ann Jones on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few, would love to try more especially from this book. Thanks for a chance to win.

    —Marsha on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few bags but Yoko’s Saitos are special!

    —TheQuiltedFog on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few bags but none so beautiful as these. I would love to own this inspirational book.

    —Margaret Campbell on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a bunch of bags & plan to make many More! These look wonderful!

    —Sharon Morton on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few and would love to try some of Yoko’s patterns.

    —Ruth on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few bags but none as beautiful as hers.

    —Sabrina van Ginkel on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few basic bags; though, nothing like Yoko Saito’s. I would love to have her book! So creative!

    —ANN BRASSELL on October 26, 2018
  • I am in the accumulation mode: fabrics, repurpose clothing, objects for handles & buttons. I would sooooo love this book I love Yoko’s books, I have two focused on embroidery. I am in the "ready to give bag making a go" category

    —Lorraine in SFV on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a lot of bags. I’ve made totes, purses small and large, wallets, cross-bodies and satchels. I’ve quilted them, knitted-and-felted them, appliqued them. I love to make bags.

    —Debra on October 26, 2018
  • Made a few. I would love to make some more.

    —Kris on October 26, 2018
  • I’m more than ready to give it a try. I have collected fabrics and bag parts that are begging to be used.

    —Lorrie Potts on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few but nothing like these, so beautiful.

    —Rose Landon on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few, and these look gorgeous.

    —Kathie L on October 26, 2018
  • I don’t like traditional purses but I LOVE bags & totes!

    —Lynne Marsh on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few purses,but nothing as gorgeous as Yoko Saito has stitched.

    —Karen A on October 26, 2018
  • Love making bags. Always giving them away as presents

    —Kerry on October 26, 2018
  • I haven’t yet gotten the courage to make one of these beautiful bags but I would dearly love to. With the instructions maybe I could get started with these beautiful patterns. Yoko Saito’s bags are unusual as are her quilts & surely would ;get a conversation going when traveling.

    —Barbara on October 26, 2018
  • Want to try. Ready to give it a go!

    —Susan doe on October 26, 2018
  • Made a very few but always trying to find the perfect bag. Thanks.

    —Mom C on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few tote bags, but I am ready for some serious bag making.

    —Vicki Allen on October 26, 2018
  • I have made just a few small bags. Very easy, nothing complicated. These are beautiful and slightly intimidating. Would love to try one though.

    —Wendy on October 26, 2018
  • I love to make bags/purses/wallets. I have sew many that it is hard to use them all. I also make them for gifts. My friends love them. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

    —Renea Yarolim on October 26, 2018
  • I’m ready to try bag making. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Lisa on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made DOZENS…making 3 for myself right now.

    —Melody Lutz on October 26, 2018
  • I have made many bags of all sizes. Love them!

    —Janet Beyea on October 26, 2018
  • Made a bunch. Love making bags

    —Kim Brownell on October 26, 2018
  • What a wonderful book. I have never made a bag, but with this book I would enter another world being able to make some for presents as well as for myself.

    —Cathie Hodge on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few bags and wallets, nothing as beautiful as Yoko Saito’s.
    I Have several of her books and would love to have her new ones.

    —Ruth Spencer on October 26, 2018
  • I have only made tote bags so far but think Yoko’s bags are gorgeous!Her color combinations are so soothing.

    —Vickie on October 26, 2018
  • i need to learn to make bags. Look like fun projects.

    —Renata on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a couple of totes and I loved the process! I also love Yoko’s designs and would love to win this book!

    —Cathy Wilson on October 26, 2018
  • I have made several bags, but not for many years. The book looks like it’s full of beautiful ones!

    —Karen D Martin on October 26, 2018
  • These bags are beautiful. I have yet to make one.

    —Rose on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve never tackled bag making, but achieving one of Yoko Saito’s patterns would be phenomenal. They are so different!

    —Linda Masson on October 26, 2018
  • Handbags: I am ready to give them a Try!

    —Margie Elliott on October 26, 2018
  • These bags would challenge which is good.

    —Donna F on October 26, 2018
  • Jeg har lavet 2 tasker, dog ikke så flotte som disse – ville elske at prøve lykken med "Yoko-taske".
    Tak for chancen.

    Translation: I have made 2 bags, but not as great as these – would love to try my luck with a "Yoko-bag." Thank you for the chance.

    —Inge Lise Hansen on October 26, 2018
  • I made a diaper bag years ago, but that’s it. I want to try something new.

    —Joan K Whitney on October 26, 2018
  • I have made several but haven’t made any in the past few years. I think I would like to make some more.

    —Barbara on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made one proper shoulder bag and several rather plain totes. I’m ready to expand my repertoire!

    —Elizabeth A Monahan on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made only a few bags so far, but the Chic Corsage bag has really taken my fancy! Beautiful!

    Tatiana Kishchinskaya on October 26, 2018
  • I am known as the bag lady to my friends so I would have to say that I’ve made a bunch. I am the original designer of the Santa hat purse. I’m always ready to learn new ways to make more purses. Love Yoko’s books!

    —Emma Whittington on October 26, 2018
  • After looking at this lovely book I’m ready to jump into the deep end and start making bags

    —Isabella on October 26, 2018
  • So inspirational!! I love Yoko’s work and her books!

    —LisaC on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few. Love bags 💚

    —Karen Ferris on October 26, 2018
  • I have not made any, but I would love to!

    —Sunnie Iacovetta on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve never made a purse, or any kind of tote bag. I love these and I am tempted.

    —Michele on October 26, 2018
  • Ready to give bag making a go.

    —Barbara Morse on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few bags and totes but I love Yoko Saito’s designs and would love to make some of her delightful bags.

    —Glenna Denman on October 26, 2018
  • Want to learn! This book looks very inspiring – gorgeous, unique designs

    —Donna G on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few bags over the years but I would love to make one of Yoko Saito’s bags, they are works of art.

    —Judy on October 26, 2018
  • I absolutely love bag making. I started out making quilts but quickly fell in love with bags! I have definitely made a bunch! I am always willing to try a new one!

    —Bridget on October 26, 2018
  • Fabulous bags … can’t wait to make one.

    Pailine on October 26, 2018
  • I am ready to give bag making a try. Look like not only beautiful, but useful projects.

    —Rebecca Wilson on October 26, 2018
  • I love to make bags and am always on the lookout for new and wonderful patterns. Ms Saito’s bags certainly fit that description!

    —gayle m on October 26, 2018
  • I have several patterns to try, but haven’t got around to them yet. Love Yoko’s designs!

    —Nancy on October 26, 2018
  • Ready to give it a try. Yoko Saito’s work is beautiful.

    —Denise Norton on October 26, 2018
  • I have made quite a few bags, though not for awhile. Yoko Saito’s bags are so beautiful, there are several that I would love to try a few again.

    —Ellen on October 26, 2018
  • I am on the "yet to make it" bag fence. I’ve been a fan of Yoko Saito for years,I own a book, and a little of her fabric. I keep studying her sewn finishing style, for I dream of creating the look of her bags, and I will persevere to this end.

    —Jackie Roisler on October 26, 2018
  • Made some, would love to learn more- and make more.

    —Karen on October 26, 2018
  • I’m ready to give bag-making a go!

    —Kathy E. on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve always wanted to make a bag. My friends would envy me if I did.

    —Nell on October 26, 2018
  • Chic corsage, of course!

    —Nancy Pontious on October 26, 2018
  • Ever since I was a young girl, I have loved purses, handbags, tote bags, you name it! The first one I designed was out of 4 pieces of felt when I was 8 years old. Years later, when I became a long arm quilter, I quilted feathers allover a pretty piece of quilting cotton and made it into a tote bag. Thanks for a chance to win Yoko Saito’s book-it looks wonderful! I need to make one of these too!

    —Vicki Sprain on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few bags, but nothing as beautiful as the ones designed by Yoko Saito

    —Maureen Haynes on October 26, 2018
  • I have been wanting to learn how to make bags. I have not made any yet because until now they look the same but not yours.

    Juna Hamilton on October 26, 2018
  • Its a beautiful book. So far made only one bag but I would love to venture in that direction.

    —wilma on October 26, 2018
  • I love making bags but haven’t made any as detailed as these. Her work is gorgeous

    —Cindy on October 26, 2018
  • Ready to give it a go!

    —Ashley on October 26, 2018
  • I have her first book and would love to have tbis issue with different types of bags.

    —Geo on October 26, 2018
  • I have her first book and would love to have the book of additional bags

    —Geo on October 26, 2018
  • I love her quilt work

    —Geo on October 26, 2018
  • I have her first book and would love thus newest collection

    —Geo on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made plenty of tote bags, but not a single handbag. Ms. Saito’s bags are so lovely, but I wonder if my clumsy fingers can manage the tiny pieces of fabric. I usually go with sizes that I can easily grasp.

    —SandyMay on October 26, 2018
  • Made a bunch. Designed a few. Nothing as fantastical as these. Would love to have this book for inspiration.

    —Telara on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a ton of bags and totes. I love them. They’re beautiful and they don’t have to "fit". And anything Yoko Saito does is gorgeous. Thanks for the opportunity to win this lovely book.

    —Jan S on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made quite a few bags, but these are very unique, would love to try one of the designs in this book.

    —Jeannine on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few bags and would love to make more.

    —Sharon Aurora on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few bags and I’d love to make more.

    —Sharon Aurora on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few for relatives and friends, Mainly tote bags as we are trying to do away with plastic bags

    —Elizajane on October 26, 2018
  • I have made a few bags for relatives and friends mainly Tote Bags, We are trying to stop using plastic bags.

    —Elizajane on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve not attempted to make any bags, but I have dreamed of making bags just like hers. Im such a fan of everything that she has made. She is such a wonderful and talented artist. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

    —Glenda Hollander on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve toyed with bag making but not at this level. Looks like fun and several appeal a lot!

    —Vicky S Haynes on October 26, 2018
  • I have only made a few simple totes but would love to try my hand at Yoko Saito’s.

    —Ineke on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a few bags. Enjoy your day!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

    —Angela J Short on October 26, 2018
  • I love making bags! Big ones, small ones, plain with appliqué, pieced, embroidered any and all! I don’t think you can have too many bags!

    —Jenell Lamb on October 26, 2018
  • I’ve made a bunch and always want to make more! Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Rebecca K on October 26, 2018
  • I have made several tote bags, but these are just gorgeous! Would love to have the book

    —barbara blair on October 27, 2018
  • I’ve made quite a few and am always looking for new artful designs!

    —Janet on October 27, 2018
  • Have made a few basic bags but nothing as challenging or technically intricate as this. I feel it’s time to come out of my comfort zone!

    —Wilma on October 27, 2018
  • Beautiful bags to sew. Love the patterns and colors.

    —Sylvia H. Dye on October 27, 2018
  • I have made a few bags and totes, but I would love to improve my finishing techniques. Yoko’s work is exquisite and I love the subtle colors – timeless!

    —Susan M Putman on October 27, 2018
  • I’ve made Lots and Lots for eco-friendly projects. Never any thing as gorgeous as these!

    —Anita L Jackson on October 27, 2018
  • I have made a couple tote-type bags, but nothing nearly as gorgeous as hers! Her work is so beautiful.

    —Janet G. on October 27, 2018
  • made a few

    —Tatsiana on October 27, 2018
  • I’ve made a few bags, mainly totes. I’m looking forward to trying something classier

    —Carol B on October 27, 2018
  • Made only one bag – a "two hour" project that took me nearly two weeks! Ready to try again; thanks for the opportunity.

    —bookboxer on October 27, 2018
  • I’ve made a few bags and totes, but would love to challenge myself with one of Yoko Saito’s unique designs! I love her fresh style and her attention to detail…plus the images in her new book look spectacular.

    Belinda K-N on October 27, 2018
  • I haven’t made any bags yet, but I’m ready to give it a go. These bags are beautiful!

    —Mary on October 27, 2018
  • I love making bags, but have only found time to actually finish about 5. Yoko Saito’s work is SO inspirational. My difficulty has been finding taupe fabrics. I may just have to move to Japan!! 🙂

    —Christine Sloat on October 27, 2018
  • I have made a few bags but non with beautiful quilting or adornments.
    I would love to give it a try, then I could make them for my sisters.

    —Kathy Mitchell on October 27, 2018
  • Made a few but these are gorgeous and I need to make more.

    —Carol Vickers on October 27, 2018
  • How exquisite! I’ve never made any bags before. Making something so beautiful & functional would be very satisfying

    —nancy z on October 27, 2018
  • I’ve made a few. Nothing as awesome as these.

    —Cindy K on October 27, 2018
  • I have made a few bags and small pouches/wristlets. It would be amazing to try making one of Yoko’s bags with her guidance. Thanks for the chance.

    —Marie Eddins on October 27, 2018
  • I have never made a handbag but looking at these pictures of Yoko Saito bags I would love to give it a try. These would make awesome Christmas gifts!

    Patsy Hornsby on October 27, 2018
  • I have made my own handbags and totes for many years, and I enjoy them more than purchased bags. And, I can also customize if I need a bigger bag, but like the pattern design. Laura

    —laura haigler on October 27, 2018
  • Wow! These bags are just beautiful. Would like to try to make one. Pat

    —Pat E on October 27, 2018
  • I have not yet made a bag, but these are so beautiful I would love to give bag making a go.

    —Bonnie on October 27, 2018
  • Bags, bags and more bags. I have made so many I lost count long ago. All but one have been my own, impromptu designs. Everything from scrappy, unplanned ones to elegant, perfectly matched ones. So fun to see them evolve into a useable, fun bag.

    —Cindy on October 27, 2018
  • I haven’t made a handbag in decades, but this book makes me want to make more!

    —Karen on October 27, 2018
  • I love hand made bags and I’m ready to try doing my own.

    —Barbaraben on October 27, 2018
  • I am now ready to give your bags a real go.
    Wren

    Wren on October 27, 2018
  • I love making toe bags or pouches but haven’t been brave enough for handbag…yet!

    —Pamela Reim on October 27, 2018
  • I’ve made a few, but nothing as beautiful or creative as these!

    —Linda Ahn on October 27, 2018
  • Made about 40 small bags for co-workers at the holidays for about 8 years….but now retired from nursing and will move to larger bags for family and friends. Love using foam interfacing.

    —Jeanette S on October 27, 2018
  • I love making usable bags for supplies, and totes for quilts or travel.

    —Marlene S on October 27, 2018
  • I’ve made several tote bags but never hand bags. Would love to give it a go!

    —The Lisa Marie on October 27, 2018
  • I have made bags for years now, but I feel like I’m a beginner. I learn something new every time I read a new pattern or an article about bag making. So much to learn and I definitely need more lessons!!!

    Rose Pitts on October 27, 2018
  • I have made a few bags. But very simple patterns. I love the details on these bags.

    —Jo Barr on October 27, 2018
  • I made 1, messed up one, and had the plastic loops break on a 3rd. 🙁

    —Lisa Timmer on October 27, 2018
  • I have made a few bags but I find them challenging yet the final product is always a reward

    —Donna M on October 27, 2018
  • I’ve made a bunch through the years!

    —Angela on October 27, 2018
  • I have made a few handbags. Yoko’s bags are beautiful. Thanks for a chance.

    —Patti on October 27, 2018
  • I’ve made a few bags. I’m ready to make the round bag.

    —Ginger on October 27, 2018
  • I have made a couple but these are so cute! Thanks!

    —Tina on October 27, 2018
  • I have one of Yokos books with bags in which I plan on making one. This will be my first bag to make.

    —Wilma on October 27, 2018
  • I’m ready to give bag making a go!

    —Debbie on October 27, 2018
  • I have yet to make a handbag, but definitely want to! I love Yoko Saito’s style and her directions are always easy to follow.

    —Mary on October 28, 2018
  • I have made a few. I really like Yoko Saito’s bags because they are beautiful and artistic without appearing to be so complicated that even someone like me could make one. I would love a copy of her book.

    —Jean H. on October 28, 2018
  • I have have made a few. True confession time, I hate to change bags.

    —Stephanie Woodward on October 28, 2018
  • I absolutely love Yoko Saito’s designs, and artistry. Very anxious to try one of her bags, and maybe more.

    —Sharon Zydel on October 28, 2018
  • The closest I’ve come to bag-making is zipper-pouch-making.

    —Beth T. on October 28, 2018
  • I love making bags for gifts for co-workers

    —Hilda Hrebs on October 28, 2018
  • Made a few. Gave a few.

    —Diana O on October 28, 2018
  • I have made 2 or 3 bags but would love to make more. Love the designs of Mrs.Saito. Thanks for the chance.

    —Hanke Fijnvandraat on October 28, 2018
  • I love the corsage bag because it so classsy

    —Theresa J on October 28, 2018
  • Lots of tote bags but only a few that I think of as handbags. I love Ms. Saito’s work!

    —Becky L. on October 28, 2018
  • I have made a few simple bags but would love to give one of these a try!

    —Debra Miller on October 28, 2018
  • I’m a bagaholic but I have yet to sew one for myself.

    —Carmen on October 28, 2018
  • I made many bags, but nothing as beautiful as Yoko Saito

    —Linda Christianson on October 28, 2018
  • I am new to bag making, but have always thought they looked like fun and would like to give it a try!

    —Cathy P on October 28, 2018
  • I have mad a few bags and gifted all of them. I want to make more individual styles for myself and I think this book will greatly assist me in that goal.

    —Susan Ikin on October 28, 2018
  • Made a few bags.

    —Denise Campbell on October 28, 2018
  • Handbags, totes and origami bags, made a few but that was just the warm up for something special that I know is yet to come.

    —Ana Gomes on October 28, 2018
  • These are works of art

    —Sharon on October 29, 2018
  • I haven’t made any handbags, just totes, but these are beautiful!

    —Peggy on October 29, 2018
  • I’m at the ready to give bag making a go stage! I’ve made small project bags, but never a proper carry your things bag 🙂

    —Ruth on October 29, 2018
  • I have made several tote bags, large and small, but have not made anything as intricate as Ms. Saito’s bags. I find them fascinating and would love to make several one of a kind bags for myself and friends. Thank you for sharing.

    —Denise W. on October 29, 2018
  • I’ve made a lot of tote bags and simple purse bags, just a few more complex designs. Really would like to learn new techniques.

    —Susan Goodwin on October 29, 2018
  • I have made many totes but no handbags like Yoko Saito’s. They are beautiful.

    —Kathy R on October 29, 2018
  • Ready to give it a go

    —Carolyn Kendrick on October 29, 2018
  • These are fantastic! I have made a bunch of bags, but none like these.

    —Donna W on October 29, 2018
  • Haven’t made any handbags and/or totes. These are totally ga ga gorgeous. Such an example of refined art. I do like a challenge, so I would be willing to give it a go.

    —Annette F. on October 30, 2018
  • I have made a few very simple bags. I would love to learn more.

    —Jeanne Pope on October 30, 2018
  • I have made a few bags – mostly toes bags for the groceries, and I have a small work bag in progress, but I have never made a handbag before. Thanks Martingale for the opportunity to win this book. Marian

    —Marian Simons on October 30, 2018
  • I have made a lot of tote bags, some of which I have used as a handbag, but I’ve never attempted anything more complicated. I would love to make some of the bags in this book.

    —Nelda Mohr on October 30, 2018
  • I make bags occasionally. I just finished a Halloween bag. Plus I make Revolutionary War bags called haversacks.

    —Angela Bowling on October 30, 2018
  • Yoko makes beautiful bags! I’ve made some very simple ones.
    I’d love to try one of the bags in Yoko’s book.

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    —usairdoll on October 30, 2018
  • I have made some bags but nothing as beautiful or stylish as those in Yoko’s book. I dream of the possibilty!

    —Shirley Symns on October 31, 2018
  • I’ve never made a bag, but I’d like to give it a try.

    —JennyH on October 31, 2018
  • I have made a few bags.A variety. Some small totes, to carry projects. A couple of purses and some containers for various things.

    —Emily C on November 1, 2018
  • I’ve made a few. One I use all the time.

    —Debby T on November 1, 2018
  • I have only made simple bags like one for my grandson to take on his Halloween trick or treating.

    —Nicole Sender on November 1, 2018
  • I’ve made a few.

    —Amy Cofer on November 2, 2018
  • Waw, these look stunning. I am ready to give bag making a go!

    —Julie on November 2, 2018
  • Easy bags, but not like those. I’m ready to make sophisticated bag making a go!

    —Gale Clement on November 4, 2018
  • I used to do a lot of sewing of outfits for myself and I would make a handbag out of the left over pieces to match. I love the look of these bags! Just what I need to get back to sewing for myself again. Thanks for the give away!

    —Cheryl S on November 8, 2018
  • I’ve not made any bags. The bags in this book are gorgeous and unique!

    —Lisa on January 26, 2019

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