New Yoko Saito bag patterns to swoon over and stitch (+ giveaway!)

From Japanese master quilt artist Yoko Saito comes this collection of exquisite quilts, bags, and more, each immersed in tradition yet refreshingly modern in style. Her latest book has been translated into English for the first time—and we’ve got it!

Yoko Saito's Beautiful Bags, Pouches & Quilts

In Yoko Saito’s Beautiful Bags, Pouches & Quilts, Ms. Saito shares 25 all-new designs that spotlight her immaculate attention to the tiniest details—pleats, tucks, scallops, and whimsical motifs infuse each piece with originality.

From Yoko Saito's Beautiful Bags, Pouches & Quilts

Projects spotlight nature-inspired themes:

Wheat Harvest Single Handle Bag
Wheat Harvest Single-Handle Bag

Fascinating geometric patterns:

Geometric Wall Hanging
Geometric Wall Hanging

And include everything from small quilts and a notepad cover to roomy handbags and mini pouches.

Mini Pouches
Mini Pouches

Using patchwork, appliqué, and embroidery, Ms. Saito has broadened her celebrated taupe color palettes to include surprising splashes of color. Instructions and full-sized pullout patterns for making each project are included.

Pieced Boston Bag
Pieced Boston Bag

As with all of Ms. Saito’s books, this latest release is one you’ll treasure for its gorgeous, up-close photos and stunning projects. Whether you make all of the designs or only your chosen favorite, you’ll return to this book again and again for inspiration. So treat yourself or indulge a friend—it’s a curl-up-with-a-good-book kind of thing!

Abundant Flowers Handbag
Abundant Flowers Handbag

Yoko Saito's Beautiful Bags, Pouches & QuiltsWe have a copy of Yoko Saito’s Beautiful Bags, Pouches & Quilts to give away today! To enter to win it, tell us in the comments:

When it comes to Yoko Saito, are you:

  • An avid fan—I have her other books and I can’t wait to own this one!
  • A true admirer—everything she touches becomes a work of art.
  • A new enthusiast—this is my first time seeing Yoko Saito’s work. But it won’t be my last!

We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck to you! And if you’re ready to indulge in this spectacular collection of Yoko Saito bag patterns and more, you can find Yoko Saito’s Beautiful Bags, Pouches & Quilts wherever books or sold or at our website,

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Marilyn, who says:

“I’m a true admirer. Those purses are amazing. Her quilts are works of art. Would love to try to make a purse of my own!”

We’ll email you about your prizes, Marilyn—congratulations!


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