Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Swoon Patterns Bonnie Bucket (Review)

Calling all bag lovers! 

Check this out:

Vintage sewing machines and black contrast from Joann Fabrics

This is the Bonnie Bucket Bag by Swoon Patterns.

I just have to say it, I LOVE THIS BAG!

Squirrels, vintage sewing machines, and black contrast from Joann fabrics

The Bonnie is a fantastic first time, bag maker pattern. With easy to follow directions and photo tutorial steps you'll have pretty purses in no time! All of Swoon Patterns are available as PDF downloads, which means as soon as you purchase the pattern you can print and start sewing!

Bonnie's are perfect as a purse, diaper bag, library bag, knitting bag, basically a whatever you need it for - bag!

Dr Who Galaxy and blue plaid from Craft Warehouse

The Bonnie features two panels on each side which leaves you space to showcase  prints (especially if you enjoy fussy cutting!).

You can customize the length of your strap and your Bonnie can become cross body style!

Personally, my favorite thing to do with the Bonnie is add glitter vinyl or glitter canvas. Both materials can seem a little intimidating to work with your first go around, but I promise after you've used glitter once - you will use it again!

Red Marine Glittery Vinyl from Mill End Fabrics, Haunted Trees from Joann Fabrics

Wild Rumpus Panel from Sugar Ink Custom Fabrics, Black Glitter Canvas from Mikriworld

The Bonnie pattern includes a welt pocket on the outside (which I haven't used on mine). You can easily add pockets to the inside of your Bonnie if you'd like. I always add at least one elastic topped pocket, if not more. This gives me, and my customers, spots for their phones or keys. 

The Bonnie also features a recessed zipper closure on the top which leaves you with a nice clean, finished edge.

I like to add one more touch of personalization by making the bottom of my lining match the outside of my bags.

 Jump over to Swoon and grab your Bonnie now and you'll have your first custom bag made in no time!



  1. Great to see how versatile Bonnie is! 'A bag for all needs' :) x