Sew Square Bag for a Horse Lover

30 December

Every year at Christmas time, the cousins on my mother’s side have a gift exchange.  This year my son drew his sweet cousin Jessica, who happens to love horses.  I decided to make her a pretty bag with leather straps and a horse pendant.

Sew Square Bag Finished

The exterior cotton fabric is the Clippings Cherry print from Anna Maria Horner‘s Loulouthi collection.  The interior cotton fabric is a pink batik.  The pattern is the Sew Square bag on page 30 of the Winter 2012 edition of Quilts and More magazine.  It was super easy.  It’s just two large squares of fabric with some elastic sewn in.

I really like the leather handles that the project called for – they lend to the equestrian-chic look I was going for.  I don’t know what slobber straps are, but I found these in the horse aisle at D&B Supply and I hoped they would work for the leather bag handles.  I also found a horse pendant I thought would be cute attached to one of the handles.

Sew Square Bag Leather Straps

Like I said, the project was super easy to follow.  Shout out to the pattern designer Laura Jaquinto!

Sew Square Bag In Progress

The leather straps worked just fine, thankyouverymuch!  I just knotted the fabric through the handle’s holes.

Sew Square Bag With Strap Handles

I love the way the leather compliments the milk chocolate color of the fabric, along with bright pink colors that Jessica likes.  And the horse pendant…just icing on the cake!

Sew Square Bag Horse Pendant


3 Responses to “Sew Square Bag for a Horse Lover”

  1. D&B Supply 12/30/2012 at 8:17 pm #

    Fantastic Angela! So glad we could help out with your Christmas exchange this year, hope cousin Jessica liked it!

  2. Shellie 09/19/2016 at 1:47 am #

    Any chance you still have this magazine with the pattern??? I cannot find it ANYWHERE or online. I’d really like to make this as a gift for a friend!

  3. Angela 09/19/2016 at 1:09 pm #

    Shellie, have you tried looking on Sometimes you can find older magazine issues for sale there. Good luck!

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