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The queen of stitching, Lisa Lam is back with a new book called A Bag For All Reasons. The book is filled with patterns for sewing every kind of bag you could desire. We've got five copies of the book up for grabs along three sample projects from the book including a tri-fold wallet, satchel and fashionista baby bag.

 

Win A Copy Of The Book (Worldwide)

For your chance of winning, simply leave a comment below telling us what your favourite kind of bag is? 

Congratulations to Plan B, Elle, Andrea B, Ksew and Brook.

 

Tri Fold WalletSatchelThe Fashionista Baby Bag

You can pick up a copy of the book now from Amazon now »

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aneniine
aneniine · 58 projects
Lately, my favorite type of bags are satchels, similar to the one from sample projects. I also like those normal sized bags with pockets and nice details. And also with this book I could make a bag I like for school, because sometimes, the nicer the bag, the more expensive it is.
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Luiza S.
Luiza S. · Brasília, Federal District, BR · 22 projects
Backpacks, because they sit comfortably on your shoulders, can hold a lot of stuff and add a touch of grunge to any outfit Happy
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Kurenai
Kurenai · Ljungby, Kronoberg County, SE · 2 projects
I love bags that are personal and fits the occation! At the moment my favourite one at home is a small one in a pink "fake fur" kind of fabric... But I love bags and it's fun finding a new one to make and personalize so that it fits you...
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Meimei M.
Meimei M.
I love shoulder bags Happy
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MischievousRaven
MischievousRaven · Shrewsbury, England, GB · 51 projects
I am obsessed with bags, want to make my own but only got to making demin ones. . . . Shoulder bags rule!
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Sandy R.
Sandy R. · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 9 projects
The bags designed by the Cambridge Satchel Company are absolutely amazing!!!
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Mizz Hanson
Mizz Hanson · 1 project
I love coin purses!
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xoxo- Brook
xoxo- Brook · Anchorage, Alaska, US · 3 projects
My favorite bags are big hobo or tote bags that I can fit EVERYTHING in
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xoxo- Brook
xoxo- Brook · Anchorage, Alaska, US · 3 projects
My favorite bags are big hobo or tote bags that I can fit EVERYTHING in
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MariSol
MariSol
I love the satchel! It looks sort of professional but still very feminine and so so chic.Love it!
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this.is.emma
this.is.emma
Messenger Bag, straight up, no questions <3
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Buffy  S.
Buffy S. · Clarendon Hills, Illinois, US
A messenger bag most definitely. I love having a side strap so you don't have to clutch the purse to your chest, and the style is adorable and useful.
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luv4izzy
luv4izzy
I love messenger bags that are simple and cute. They are roomy and you dont have to worry about them falling off your shoulder.
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Andrea B.
Andrea B. · 9 projects
Beside the fact that a bag has to be practical (space for a lot of things, easy to use and made of a strong material), I think it is also very important that your bag is an eye catcher. It is so much more fun to wear a bag, when it gives a finishing touch to your outfit. I'm also very addicted to bags with a funny shape or material. It is very hard to find special bags that are strong and that are not to expensive. I hope I can learn how to make those bags myself, because I think it is super awesome to make your own bags, and every bag is unique.
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Helen S.
Helen S. · 2 projects
My favorite type of bag is a messenger style! They are just so easy to access while you are walking. This book looks amazing.
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RareJewel
RareJewel · Richmond, Virginia, US
I love messenger bags best. I like them medium size. It's great that the strap adjusts and there are lots of pockets.
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Amy S.
Amy S.
This book looks awesome! My favorite bag is the messenger style.
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Beccasaurus
Beccasaurus · Vancouver, British Columbia, CA · 8 projects
I like messenger bags, they have so many pockets so I can organize all my stuff, they're comfy and I can fit a sweater and an umbrella in mine which is super fantastic for crazy Vancouver weather.
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Rocking T.
Rocking T. · New York, New York, US
My fave kind of bag is the messenger bag, dat's coz I can carry all my stuff in it anywhere ^_^
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Shirls
Shirls · Orlando, Florida, US · 23 projects
My favorite kind of bag would have to be the "minimalist" type of bag; a bag that's compact, yet it can still hold just enough. Or just any bag that has tons of pockets to keep me organized! If a bag doesn't have pockets, my life would be in chaos. It's not like pockets can go out of style anyway! Happy
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shoukui
shoukui · Kilkenny, Kilkenny, IE
I love satchels they're great for school ad loog good with most outfis. I love pinning badges onto them because you can arrange and re-arange them.
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Frida S.
Frida S.
I love messenger bags! I like them because they are very comfortable and I can carry all my stuff and also they make me feel secure that is not so easy someone takes it away from me.
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Heather
Heather · Washington, District of Columbia, US
I can't possibly choose a favorite! I used to love backpacks most, and then a vintage-style airline bag (but the zipper just broke!), now I'm into totes with lots of pockets.
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cattus
cattus
i love drawstring bags.they're so boho cute!
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Robin L.
Robin L. · Cape Coral, Florida, US
I love a big and roomy bag with a zipper closure.
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debra.boobar
debra.boobar · Milo, Maine, US
I love homemade bags then you can have it the way you want it, store bought bags are just not right cute on the out side, wrong size or no organization, just to be able to do what I like! The same with wallets never find one I truely like!
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hisgirl210410
hisgirl210410 · Cardiff, Wales, GB
I love rucksakes, easy to fit everything in and just sling over your shoulder Happy
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kekel
kekel · London, GB · 1 project
Im a fan of the sachets
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Juliet J.
Juliet J. · Cuneo, Piemonte, IT · 63 projects
I love all kinds of bags, but my favourite is definitely the tote bag closed with a zip. It can be casual or elegant depending on what is made of, it's easy to sew, it can bring books, fruit and vegetables, or purse, phone and handkerchiefs. One bag, 100 uses!
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Tali C.
Tali C. · Manchester, England, GB
My favourite bag is one of those ones security guards use to carry cash from banks to vans. Why? Well, they are sturdy, lockable and stuffed full of cash Happy
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Elle
Elle · Daphne, Alabama, US · 6 projects
Messenger bags! With pockets! My dream messenger bag would be one with are deep enough to hold a notebook, a plastic bag with my yarn in it, the pouch I made and lined to organize my crochet hooks and tapestry needles and a pair of scissors. It would also have a couple pouches or pockets to hold my cell phone, wallet and keys! I tend to lose them in the void that is a large purse with tiny or no pockets...
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Ksew
Ksew · Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo Oblast, RU · 21 projects
I love large bags, because I can put all my stuff in them, and I like to carry a lot of stuff!)) But more than this I like to have many bags of different sizes, shapes, colors etc. for any occasion. In addition, I must say that I wear only bags that I made myself. I love interesting offbeat bags, so I use unusual things for decorate. For example, you can see in my projects the bag with fan or the bag with photo frames. Also I love to sew bags for my friends as a gift.
I want to win this book because when I make my own patterns, they not always obtained perfectly, and I spend much time on it.
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Emmyann07
Emmyann07 · Sacramento, California, US · 49 projects
I love Fossil bags... the vintage look, the quality leather and the sheer style all adds up to a beautiful bag. My personal perfect bag would be a medium sized purse, one strap, over the shoulder, magnet closure, with the perfect combination of structure and style and of course a good amount of pockets... I'm still on the hunt but I have faith that if I don't find it one day I can make it Happy
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Elle
Elle · Daphne, Alabama, US · 6 projects
Messenger bags! With pockets! My dream messenger bag would be one with are deep enough to hold a notebook, a plastic bag with my yarn in it, the pouch I made and lined to organize my crochet hooks and tapestry needles and a pair of scissors. It would also have a couple pouches or pockets to hold my cell phone, wallet and keys! I tend to lose them in the void that is a large purse with tiny or no pockets...
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edelmira g.
edelmira g.
i love all bags. for everyday use i like a roomy satchel holds everything, in my bike basket!
weekends i like totes that i can wear over my shoulder, or a nice slouchy purse, or a wallet type cross shoulder bag. i also like bags w/ in bags, i usually keep a few zipper bags around so transporting my purse items is easier and organized!
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Sekila A.
Sekila A.
I like a bag big enough for all my odds and ends, plus a book. Must have lots of pockets to organize. Also needs outer pockets for a bottle of water & cell phone accessibility.
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Brenda S.
Brenda S.
I like big bags with lots of pockets.
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Brenda S.
Brenda S.
I love big bag with lots of pockets
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Abbey Acid
Abbey Acid · Winters, California, US · 10 projects
I love back packs because they carry a lot of stuff without you looking girlie (witch is great for a tom boy like me)
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Lisa G.
Lisa G.
My favorite kind of bag is a messenger bag, they keep everything organized.
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jessie99112
jessie99112 · Kittery, Maine, US
My favorite kind of bag is unique, cute, and quirky... and not falling apart. It's about time for a new one & I'd much rather make it myself than shop for it. Please? Happy
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Sweet C.
Sweet C. · Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, CL · 5 projects
I like all bags!! I have more than the ones I can use hahaha... I even make my own! Happy

But if I had to choose my favorite kind, I would say the ones that have a lot of pockets... I hate it when I can't find my stuff quickly, so I use every pocket available to keep my keys in one place, lip gloss in another, wallet somewhere else... etc.

If I had to choose a favorite kind of decoration for my bag... I would say I like bags that have many zippers and studs... very punk rock Happy

I would really like to win this book to make myself new bags to satisfy my obsession!!! *-*
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Sarah W.
Sarah W. · Los Angeles, California, US
My favorite kind of bag has a long, adjustable strap, lots of pockets and can hold a TON of stuff - I tend to carry everything with me and it can get pretty disorganized. I like bags that work well with different outfits so I don't have to change them out too often. And it has to be sturdy!
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Sonja
Sonja
My favourite kind of bag is one I make myself, one that feels like part of what I'm wearing, like an old, comfortable, over-washed pair of jeans. It holds everything I need to carry around and still has a little space left 'just in case'.
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Sandra L.
Sandra L. · Newark, California, US · 38 projects
I love those small backpacks. It leaves your hands free and no worries of anything falling off your shoulders.

I especially love a small domo backpack I have. He enjoys long walks on the beach and eating ... well ... everything.
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Serena P.
Serena P. · Clarkson, Kentucky, US · 5 projects
My favorite kind of bag are messenger bags. They are very comfortable. The strap is long enough so it doesn't have to be right under my arm. Plus they are super roomy, which is handy since I carry a lot of items.
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Idaira H.
Idaira H. · Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canarias, ES
I love big bags! but stylish at time...with pockets inside and outside to have all my random stuff under control :p I think I'll ask Mary Poppins for her bag...
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Margaret W.
Margaret W.
I love bags, it is so hard to find the right one. With this book you could really design what you need.
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karen m.
karen m.
I never leave home without some sort of bag. I have many to go with every outfit. My favourite bags are long handled cross over satchel type, because being a mother, I like to keep my hands free for other things while I'm out and about.
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Karen Davis
Karen Davis · Edmonton, Alberta, CA · 3 projects
I would love to try everything . I just love making things and giving them as gifts.Everyone ends up with a smile! Happy
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Inga
Inga · Toronto, Ontario, CA
My kind of bag is a backpack, even more likeable if it's made out of recycled materials.
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etchholden
etchholden · Wilmington, Delaware, US · 1 project
I like any cute bag (especially if it fits all my stuff)!
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kathleenstilson.wage
kathleenstilson.wage · Owego, New York, US
I love a nice shoulder bag. One that can fit everything I need for the day in it.
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Dragonfly
Dragonfly · Voorburg, South Holland, NL · 26 projects
I like a bag with a long, detachtable strap so I can put all my stuff and groceries in it, but I can detach the strap an use the short handles.
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Joanne N.
Joanne N. · Calgary, Alberta, CA · 39 projects
My favorite kind of bag is one with lots of pockets and one with a long strap. This allows me to organize my things and keep my hands free for when I shop (for more bags!!).
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Hella
Hella · Rotterdam, South Holland, NL · 60 projects
My ideal bag would be a waterproof one so it is useful in Dutch weather. It should be big enough to carry my wallet, keys, favorite cinnamon pastilles, a small pillow book, pen, pencil, scissors and glue but small enough to carry it around all day without hurting my shoulders or back. It shouldn't have much pockets because I am used to lose my stuff in a really small place and I get crazy every time I think I lost my keys while they just in my bag but my stuff must be organized in it. Furthermore I want a colour that is striking but fits lots of outfits. I am a bit afraid that a bag that suits my requirements is very hard to find so I should make it myself.
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Lauren
Lauren · Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, ZA · 112 projects
I love a neutral-coloured bag that's medium size - it needs to be able to fit my biiiiig camera, phone, wallet and ID book, but small enough for me to be able to find what I want when I want it, and that I can wear with any outfit!
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Mso B.
Mso B.
My ideal bag would be big and roomy made out of a durable, rugged fabric with lots of pockets/compartments that fasten, entirely water proof or water resistant or have a built in water resistant cover attached, durable zipper to close off the entire bag, a generous and a comfortable shoulder strap or handles big enough to carry on my shoulder. I would like it to have all of this and stay in the affordable range. I don't own a sewing machine, but would not be opposed to trying to make this myself, if I knew what kind of material and zippers to use.
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wolfe0128
wolfe0128 · Newburgh, Indiana, US
I love a bag that is a LOT bigger than it looks. And has plenty of inside pockets to turn my mess in a mom or grandma purse (meaning i can pull anything out of it.) And leather fringe is always a plus Happy
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Laura
Laura · Chandler, Arizona, US · 133 projects
My favorite type of bag is one that will allow me to organize what I put into it. I always like to carry a notepad and pen with me so I can scrible ideas into it, and I usually have many other random things tossed into it.
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Heather R.
Heather R. · Boise, Idaho, US
I'm fond of messenger-style bags, with extra pockets. It's amazing how much stuff a person can carry in one of those, while riding a bicycle!
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dizzywalker
dizzywalker · Lenoir, North Carolina, US · 2 projects
I love all kinds of bags, but if I had to choose just one favorite, it would be a cross body bag. My main reason, is because it's safer to carry and less likely to get "pick-pocketed" I carry one now, that my husband found for me at Toys R Us of Yoshi from Super Mario Bros. My favorite cross body bag i owned a long time ago, was one I only paid $1 for, and it was a roomy bag, full of pockets. I'm able to carry less into a bag that has so much more
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Helen W.
Helen W. · Carlisle, England, GB · 56 projects
I love bags that I can get all my junk in, it's amazing how much random stuff I carry around. I would love a bag that allowed me to carry all my random bits and bobs but magically made it all lighter and thus easier on my shoulders.
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