Anna came to Vermont and we made market bags…


Should I just add a photo and call it good?

No?  It’s true and all – Anna did travel to Vermont last weekend and we did make the market bag from her upcoming book, Handmade Style (due out in just a couple weeks, apparently!). That doesn’t really explain how fun it was and how much I appreciate Phiona of Nido planning such a fun event. Phiona put together a great weekend of sewing with Anna Graham, and while I was there mainly to help out, the lovely ladies attending the event hardly needed any of my help making bags, so in the end I was convinced to make one of my own. I’m not really a bag maker, so I was hesitant to give it a go, but I’m so glad I did (though I did have to have Anna sew a portion of the bag for me!) – I have a great bag now just begging for warmer weather and trips to the farmer’s market.


The bag is a wonderful size, is super sturdy with a layer of soft and stable, and looks so polished with those great leather handles. I’m almost temped to attempt another!


Thanks, Anna and Phiona, for a fun weekend of sewing!

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20 Responses to Anna came to Vermont and we made market bags…

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    Anita Campbell says:

    What a beautiful bag. It is on my to do list, love the leather handles too

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    Ann says:

    Can’t wait until the book comes out. I’ve had it on preorder for awhile now. Seeing this bag though has made me even more anxious for the book to arrive.

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    beth lehman says:

    completely fabulous!! i love the grey.. it looks likes essex linen, which i continually buy for projects just like this!

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    Debbie says:

    This is gorgeous! Totally makes me want to make this bag!

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    anna says:

    look at you and your amazing pics! It was so fun to hang out!!! I’m so glad you made the bag! you did amazing and now you’ll be making bags like crazy – I know it. 😉 I’ll definitely have to plan a trip back soon.

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    Gretchen says:

    Gorgeous! Can’t wait to buy the book. Is there any way to buy a bag like the one shown? I know it will take me a long time to get around to making my own and I would love to purchase one in the meantime. Etsy maybe?

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    Love the bag! It looks like it’s the perfect size for carrying things in.

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    Pam says:

    After a bag-making binge a few years ago, I lost interest. THIS bag is a game changer!

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    Cindy says:

    Super cute bag- and I love the size! Who better to hang out with than Anna- her bags are fabulous!!

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    Pat S says:

    What a great bag.

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    Martha Margaride says:

    Beautiful bag. Name of the coming book,Please!!!!!!! Thank you m

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    DreiPunkteWerk says:

    Best regards,

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    Marcia R says:

    I bet you girls did have an awesome time! What is that gorgeous grey fabric?

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    Carole says:

    beautiful bag, makes me want to make one

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    Katie says:

    Oh I think I need to copy this;)

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    Donna says:

    Love this bag. I will look for the book. Want it!

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