Do you need a bag for toting your laptop, iPad, or Kindle? This just might be the one!! This is my new (intermediate-level) PDF pattern and also paper pattern, the Petrillo Bag, available right now in my pattern shop! The Petrillo Bag is a large bag that features teardrop-shaped sides, a gathered flap closure, and sturdy front straps.
I made my bag using new ‘Carnaby Street’ fabrics, by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics. When I saw this line in their catalog in October, I just knew it was meant for a bag, and when it came out last month, I scooped some up immediately! The solid that I used for the strap is ‘Emerald’, also by Art Gallery! The bag was also stitched using Aurifil 40wt. thread, which keeps my seams hidden on the inside and shows off the lovely topstitching on the outside!
Finished Size: 12” long x 15-1/2” tall
Thank you again to all of my wonderful testers, who caught my mistakes, helped me get my pattern ready for public release, and in the process sewed up some absolutely fantastic bags!! Thank you to each and every one of you!!
Julianna from Sewing Under the Rainbow made this awesome version in Anna Maria Horner fabrics (and it is indeed, most definitely, “gorgeous”!!). I love the fussy cutting on the straps too! Julianna and I have a little inside joke about writing patterns…Julianna I am *trying* my best to be good… (notice I said trying) 🙂 You can find her blog post about her bag here!
Shannon from 2nd Story Sewing made this amazing, amazing bag in a large scale print, with a textured fabric for the strap and accent. I so completely adore this bag, and I’m not ashamed to say that I totally want this! Read the blog post about Shannon’s bag right here!
Melanie made her bag to coordinate with her laptop bag, which is red and black. It looks super-amazing, and she had a really genius idea…the directions call for material to use as a false bottom, and Melanie is the frugalista here for getting cutting boards from the dollar store (which came two to a pack!)!!
Maria made this great version in Joel Dewberry ‘Notting Hill’. She had other fabric in mind, but it didn’t come in time, so she used this instead. I am sort of glad the mail stalled, because this looks a whole lot of beautiful!!!!
Terry made her bag in some obviously much-hoarded Amy Butler ‘Ginger Bliss’ fabric! So super pretty, I so love her bag!!
Ella made her bag in Tula Pink fabric from the ‘Parisville’ line. I just got a bit of this colorway last week, your bag is so fabulous Ella, you’re giving me ideas!!
Liz from Moments… made this absolutely wonderful bag in primary-colored fabrics! I love the shape of her bag, and she got those gathers just perfect! It’s gorgeous!!
Cindy from Raspberry Sunshine made this great bag with mid-weight linen, and again she used automotive headline fabric as interfacing instead of the Soft and Stable. I think the linen looks fabulous with the printed flap!
Marti from 52 Quilts made her bag in…can it be?? My favorite two things in the world (text fabric and polka dots)??? Helloooo gorgeous!!
DeeAnn made her bag in a combination of blues and greens, combined with the bright sunny straps! I love this bag and the shape is just perfect!