Bag Pattern with Hand Embroidery Flowers

Embroidery, Sewing Patterns

This adorable Bag Pattern with Hand Embroidery Flowers is courtesy of Susan Cariello. The pattern is excerpted from her book Bags in Bloom: Create 20 Unique Flower Purses with Simple Embroidery Stitches and Easy-to-Sew Patterns.


Blooming Bag

This large bag is just the thing to accompany any outfit, either casual or smart, on a sizzling summer day. The fine netting used for the over-sized embroidered flowers is set off perfectly by the fiery red, textured linen fabric. Edged with rich, chocolate brown linen, the bag is finished off with a large pink button.


Embroidery Stitches

These are the stitches used:
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• Satin stitch
• French knot
• Daisy stitch 
• Fishbone stitch



Bag Making Materials Needed

22 x 24 in. (55 x 60cm) of red, textured linen for bag
22 x 24 in. (55 x 60cm) of heavyweight, woven interlining for bag
14 x 12 3/4 in. (35 x 32cm) of chocolate brown linen for contrast top band
14 x 12 3/4 in. (35 x 32cm) of heavyweight, sew-in interfacing for contrast top band
14 x 4 3/4 in. (35 x 12cm) of chocolate brown linen for handles
14 x 4 3/4 in. (35 x 12cm) of medium-weight, sew-in interfacing for handles
22 x 24 in. (55 x 60cm) of peach cotton lining fabric
4 x 14 1/2 in. (10 x 36cm) of heavyweight buckram for base

Fine netting in ecru, cut into long strips measuring approximately 1 1/2 in. (4cm) wide
Thick wool in dark eggplant color and bubblegum pink
Two small mother-of-pearl shirt buttons
Strong sewing thread in a neutral color
Pearly beads
Cotton ribbon yarn in lilac and pale olive green
Sequins in tea-rose and lilac
Sewing threads to match the red and brown linens and the peach lining fabric
Magnetic clasp
One large button in pink


Template 6
Fabric scissors
Long dressmaker’s pins
Large embroidery hoop
Large darning needle
Embroidery scissors
Embroidery needles in varying sizes
Fine sewing needle
Beading needle
Sewing machine



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1. Enlarge the Template (** see below how to obtain it **) by the amount stated and cut out the main bag section to make a paper pattern. Pin the pattern to the red linen fabric and draw around it, adding 3/4 in. (2cm) for seam allowance and fabric shrinkage. Remove the pattern. Using the pencil, lightly draw out the design, using the main photograph as a guide. Fit the fabric into the embroidery hoop. Using the large darning needle and the netting strips, embroider the large flowers in satin stitch.

2. Using the eggplant colored wool, embroider a ring of tightly packed French knots around the edge of the flower center.

3. Finish off the flowers by sewing a shirt button into the center of each one.

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4. Using the bubblegum pink yarn, embroider the smaller flowers in daisy stitch.

5. Sew a pearlized bead into the center of each daisy. Embroider the smallest flowers in lilac yarn and daisy stitch and sew a sequin into the middle of each one. Sew on more sequins, scattering them on the red linen wherever you feel they are needed.embroidery bag patterns

6. Using the pale olive green yarn, embroider all of the leaves with fishbone stitch to complete the design.

7. Remove the fabric from the hoop and assemble the bag  using the bag sewing tutorial* & template*. To finish, sew the pink button to the center top of the bag front.



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Get your own copy of the ‘Bags in Bloom’-book, available from Random House. In ‘Bags in Bloom’, with just 6 simple patterns and 12 easy embroidery stitches, you’ll learn how to make 20 different purse designs.

From a clear overview of embroidery, including a primer on fabrics and different fiber elements you can use to great effect, to detailed instructions on sewing and assembly, and even how to get inspired to design your own, accessories designer Susan Cariello takes you step-by-step through making purses that complement each season’s wardrobe perfectly.



Pattern: courtesy of Bags in Bloom
Image credit: Sussie Bell
Via: woman’s day


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