Green Bee Patterns Vera Bag // Sewing Pattern Review

Today, I’m reviewing the Vera Bag pattern by Green Bee Patterns as part of Purse Palooza, a month long series of purse pattern reviews.  Because my experience sewing items other than quilts is pretty limited, I was excited to participate in Purse Palooza and try something new.

Sew Sweetness
 

Green Bee Patterns has offered to give away 3 patterns of the Vera Bag–leave me a comment and I’ll draw three winners on Wednesday. And make sure to head over to Sara Lawson’s blog Sew Sweetness for my pattern review.
Vera Bag pattern review
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95 Comments

  1. Posted June 18, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    What a cute bag :)

  2. Posted June 18, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    Cute bag! Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Posted June 18, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    Bags are such fun to make and that one is really cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. Posted June 18, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    That bag looks so cute and fun to make!

  5. Posted June 18, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    Lovely bag!

  6. Posted June 18, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    Fico pensando no monte de cores para este saco.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

  7. Posted June 18, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been loving the Purse Palooza. Thanks for a chance to win.

  8. Posted June 18, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    Looks like a great bag! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  9. Posted June 18, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    Friends and I have a weekly sewing night and we have been making hand bags. They are a change from quilting and very pretty. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. Posted June 18, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    I could use a new purse for summer! Thanks for the chance to win a great pattern!

  11. Posted June 18, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    very cute bag! love the blue with neutral combo.

  12. Posted June 18, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    Love to win the Vera pattern. Thanks.

  13. Posted June 18, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    Thanks so much for the chance to win – looks like a great pattern!!

  14. Posted June 18, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    Adorablea!

    • Posted June 18, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

      Er… that should have read ” adorable”. Whoops.

  15. Posted June 18, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    Bags are addictive! Be careful! :)

  16. Posted June 18, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    Oooo yummy snippet of photo of the bag – that bag looks gorgeous!! Fingers crossed for me!!! 😉

  17. Posted June 18, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Permalink
  18. Diane N
    Posted June 18, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to win a bag pattern! I love all kinds of bags!

  19. Posted June 18, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    The Vera Bag looks like it would be fun to play at choosing fabrics for and looks quite roomy. Thank you for the chance to win it.

  20. Jamie @Terrabyte Farm
    Posted June 18, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    That looks like it would make a lovely summer bag! I have heard such great things about their patterns, I hope I get the chance to win one!!

  21. Jenny
    Posted June 18, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    I’m with you Katie…not much experience with bags, but this looks doable! Heading to Sara’s now

  22. Posted June 18, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful bag. Thanks for sharing!

  23. Posted June 18, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    I love the fabric combo that you chose for your bag! I’m interested to try out the sew in magnetic closures, too.

  24. Posted June 18, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    I love to sew bags. In fact, I think I might be addicted. That Lucys Crab Shack plaid is very cute. Thanks for the giveaway.

  25. Posted June 18, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    I have yet to sew a ‘purse bag,’ all mine so far have been of the tote variety. Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. Annette Deardurff
    Posted June 18, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    Would love to win the Scoop bag pattern but the Vera is cute too!! Thanks for the chance!! ajdeardurff@netscape. net

  27. Posted June 18, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    Ooh, very cute bag. Thanks for the chance to win.

  28. Judith
    Posted June 18, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Bags are my favorite to sew. I would love a chance to win a pattern. Be fun to sew and yes, have a new bag! Thanks…Judith, Texas

  29. Posted June 18, 2012 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    What a great bag pattern!

  30. Posted June 18, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    I love the Vera bag. It is so adorable, Would love to win.

  31. Posted June 18, 2012 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

    Cute bag! (Coming from a bag addict.)

  32. Posted June 18, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    Very cute bag! Looks like its easier to make. I am like you, limited sewing other than quilting, I hope to someday have time to sew a purse!

  33. Posted June 18, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

    Always on the lookout for the next great bag!

  34. Posted June 18, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    Love your fabric choices, here! Cute bag!

  35. Gill
    Posted June 18, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    Count me in please!

  36. Posted June 19, 2012 at 12:58 am | Permalink

    ooh, I love the pleats and the shape of the bag. thanks for the review, and for the chance to win the pattern.

  37. Posted June 19, 2012 at 1:01 am | Permalink

    So adorable. I want to make one…or six.

  38. Posted June 19, 2012 at 1:06 am | Permalink

    I love the bag and its cute and not to uber-complicated. I hope i am chosen for this one…

    Thanks!!!

  39. JudyW
    Posted June 19, 2012 at 1:15 am | Permalink

    I think your bag looks great!

  40. Posted June 19, 2012 at 1:17 am | Permalink

    Love this pattern, and thanks for the chance to win!

  41. Posted June 19, 2012 at 1:23 am | Permalink

    It’s a very cute bag – I love your choice of fabrics. Thanks!

  42. Posted June 19, 2012 at 1:28 am | Permalink

    Looks like a great bag that would be fun to make and use… and give as gifts
    laurakam at iowatelecom dot net

  43. Posted June 19, 2012 at 1:37 am | Permalink

    Looks like and easy bag to make, thanks for the chance to win it.

  44. Posted June 19, 2012 at 2:01 am | Permalink

    I enjoyed reading your review, it looks like a handy size for a here-there-everywhere bag. Thanks for the giveaway.

  45. Posted June 19, 2012 at 3:10 am | Permalink

    What a pretty bag! I’m thinking it might work well for a smallish diaper bag… if I win, of course! 😉 Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

  46. Carol
    Posted June 18, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

    I love your Vera bag and would love to make one for myself!
    jholmqu474 at aol dot com

  47. Posted June 19, 2012 at 3:21 am | Permalink

    The pattern looks like easy to make and with reasonable amount of fabric. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  48. Posted June 19, 2012 at 3:26 am | Permalink

    Your review is terrific & this is such a darling bag. Thanks for the chance to win.

  49. Posted June 19, 2012 at 3:36 am | Permalink

    I love the little peak. I’ll be sure to check out your review.

  50. Posted June 19, 2012 at 3:38 am | Permalink

    Great pattern review, I want to make the bag now!

  51. Jenni
    Posted June 18, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

    Love this bag! Thanks for a chance to win! 😀

  52. Posted June 19, 2012 at 3:54 am | Permalink

    I love the fabric/colour combo you picked for this project.

  53. Posted June 19, 2012 at 4:20 am | Permalink

    Love your bag – the fabrics are beautiful!

  54. Kate
    Posted June 19, 2012 at 1:03 am | Permalink

    I love the bag…. Super cute!

  55. christinaree
    Posted June 19, 2012 at 1:15 am | Permalink

    what a cute bag!!!!

  56. Mystery Robin
    Posted June 19, 2012 at 1:38 am | Permalink

    I loved your pattern review and would love to win a pattern!

  57. Posted June 19, 2012 at 5:47 am | Permalink

    I’d love to make that bag. Already have fabric!

  58. Posted June 19, 2012 at 6:01 am | Permalink

    I love this bag. It is so clean and simple looking, and your fabric choices are wonderful.

  59. Posted June 19, 2012 at 6:35 am | Permalink

    what a great looking bag, i haven’t seen this one before.

  60. Posted June 19, 2012 at 7:08 am | Permalink

    Cute bag, thanks for the chance to win!

  61. Posted June 19, 2012 at 7:30 am | Permalink

    Enjoyed your review, esp. the honesty when things went a little roughly :)

  62. craftytammie
    Posted June 19, 2012 at 4:21 am | Permalink

    lovely bag – simple and stylish!

  63. Calikisses
    Posted June 19, 2012 at 4:36 am | Permalink

    I love the fabric choices for your bag!

  64. Posted June 19, 2012 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    I haven’t come across this pattern before, it looks like I should definitely be checking them out :)

  65. M
    Posted June 19, 2012 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    This bag is too cute. The tutorial on Sew Sweetness is great.

  66. Posted June 19, 2012 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    Loved your review. You did a great job! I would love to win a pattern….it would be a great bag to take to BlogHer. :)

  67. Posted June 19, 2012 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    I love your fabric choices. This looks like a great pattern!

  68. Posted June 19, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    Great bag, I would love to make one of these. Thanks for the chance to win a pattern!

  69. Posted June 19, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    I’d totally make one of these, loving bags with pleats right now. Yours looks great!

  70. Posted June 19, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    Would love to win your pattern for this gorgeous bag! Perfect with the linen!

  71. AngieSue
    Posted June 19, 2012 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    I saw your review on Sew Sweetness — I would definitely carry this bag! Thanks for the honest review – it gave me a good idea of whether I could actually finish this one (I think I can!)

  72. Posted June 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    What a cute and fun bag for summer!

  73. Posted June 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    Great bag! I would love to win a pattern. I’m hooked on bag and purse sewing.

  74. Posted June 19, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    Nice job! I’d love to win!

  75. Jodi
    Posted June 19, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    beautiful bag, and I sorely need a new one!

  76. Posted June 19, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    Nice bag, and it seems like something I could manage.

  77. Posted June 19, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    I would love to make this bag! This is super cute!
    order@monasbox.com

  78. Posted June 19, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    I really like the vera bag made in linen with print contrast and lining. It looks more contemporary than the pattern pic

  79. Kristen
    Posted June 19, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    Love that plaid- so summery. It looks deceptively easy. I would love to try it considering I am also a new bag maker. Thanks!

  80. Posted June 19, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    I love the pleats. I have never sewn pleats, but would love to try my hand at this bag.

  81. Posted June 19, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    Love your bag! Thanks for the giveaway!

  82. Posted June 19, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    i have wonted a bag pattern for ever hope to win thank you

  83. Posted June 19, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    I’m all about bags for my “pay it forward 2012” gifts – would love to make this one as a gift!
    Thanks for the chance.
    lwghosts at yahoo dot com (I’m a no reply blogger)

  84. Lee
    Posted June 19, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    A great pattern! thanks for the review and pattern giveaway!

  85. Posted June 20, 2012 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    I love the shape of the Vera Bag and can just see it in bright fabrics with some wonderful embellishments.

  86. Posted June 20, 2012 at 1:02 am | Permalink

    Very cute! I’m way too picky about purses and bags, but this one is perfect. Thanks!

  87. Posted June 20, 2012 at 2:50 am | Permalink

    What a cute bag. You did such a great job sewing it. I’d LOVE to win.

  88. Posted June 20, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    Love your version of the bag. Thanks for doing a review!

  89. Posted June 20, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    would love to try this pattern!

  90. Posted June 20, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Such a cute bag! I love the plaid on the top and would love to try it out!

  91. Posted June 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Awesome! I really like this bag and your pattern review :-) Thanks for the chance to win!

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