Sunday 1 November 2015

Introducing the Run & Play Bag!

Hi Everyone!

Today I want to introduce you to my new pattern...the Run & Play bag :)

Let me tell you more about this fabulous pattern and its features...

The Run & Play Bag can be made as either:
- A Shoulder Bag, OR
- A Cross-body Bag

If you make the Run & Play Bag as a shoulder bag then you will find that the shoulder strap even has a super fun element on it – a zip!

The finished size of the Run & Play Bag measures approximately 9” tall x 12½” wide x 3” deep (23cm x 32cm x 5cm). These measurements do not include the drop of the Shoulder Strap/Adjustable Strap.

The Run & Play Bag has a unique angular flap, with magnetic snap closure. Inside the bag you will find a small zip pocket.

The Run & Play Bag is a very quick project - it took my testers between 1 and 4.5 hours to complete the bag. That time includes: printing the pattern, cutting the fabric, applying the interfacing and sewing the bag!

Because it is such a quick sew, this pattern would be great to make as gifts for friends, and family during the holiday season! It would also make a great quick sew for teachers gifts at the end of the school year ;)

The Run & Play Bag is classed as a "Beginner - Confident Beginner" level pattern. The only part of the bag construction that moves it in the direction of "Confident Beginner" is the internal zip if you are a beginner bag maker who is not confident with zips, you can just leave that out...OR using the great colour photos and instructions included in the pattern you might choose to tackle your 1st zip pocket!

So if this sounds like a pattern that is for you, it can be purchased from my Shop, on Etsy, or on Craftsy right now!

Let's have a look at the wonderful Run & Play Bag's my fabulous testers made...

This is Jacquie from Pebble Lane Studio's Run & Play Bag.  
As you can see she chose to make the cross-body version.  
In the top right hand picture, you can see her 
Necessary Clutch Wallet (Pattern by Emmaline bags), peeking out too :)
I love the fabric she used too!

This is Melisa from Melisa Jane's Run & Play Bag.
Melisa chose to make the shoulder bag version, 
and has used a metal zip to make this unique feature really pop!

This is Merja's Run & Play bag. 
Merja used some vintage fabric for the flap on her cross-body version 
and as you can see she has added some lace too, 
this gives the bag a wonderful vintage feel.
Merja had this to say... 
"The Run & Play bag is a very well written pattern and it helps you create a lovely bag!"

This is Maria's cross-body version of the Run & Play Bag.
Maria didn't use any medium weight interfacing on the external parts of her bag, 
She used a thick corduroy for the outside bag and 
a heavyweight upholstery fabric for the flap.  
She also chose to use foam stabiliser in her bag...
"I used foam as stabiliser and it worked wonderfully, 
even for the flap" - which has given it a lovely shape.

This is Anna's shoulder bag version of the Run & Play Bag.
Anna used glitter vinyl for her bag, and doesnt it look fabulous!
Anna had this to say "It came out awesome...and it came together so easily! 
I will definitely make more".

Janet made this lovely cross-body Run and Play Bag.
Janet also had some lovely things she wanted me to pass on to you...
"Oh my gosh! I LOVE the Run and Play bag. 
I didn't have any issues or problems when making it, 
AND the lining fits perfectly, no baggy bottom!  
Also there are some things in the pattern I really liked:
1. The cutting guide - yours is so clear! 
2. The hints to mark the darts.
3. The explanation of the anatomy of a zipper"

Susie from Twirl Girl Boutique made this very pretty 
cross-body version in Cloud 9 Fabrics.
Susie had this to say "the pattern was clear and the photos were great! 
I like to pattern test mainly via the again, they were perfect!" 

This is Magareth's (@maggiemadebags on instagram
Cross-body version of the Run & Play Bag.
Margareth used faux leather on the flap, and doesnt it make the bag look wonderful!

This is Lindsey's Run and Play Bag.
Lindsey made the cross body version, and it was 
actually stolen by her young daughters (4yrs and almost 2yrs) numerous times!  
So she has a few more that need to be sewn up now ;)
She took the bag out on some errands one day, 
and had this to say"it seems to be a good fit. I was able to fit 2 wallets, 
4 diapers, a wipes container, my cell phone, and a toy horse in there!"

Don't they look great?!

If you what to make your own Run & Play Bag, you can purchase the pattern from my Shop, on Etsy, or on Craftsy right now!

I hope I see you creating some Run & Play Bags very soon!
Happy Sewing :)


  1. I's a great pattern Emma! I'm lloking forward the sew along in your fb group!

  2. The bags look great :) Congrats on the new pattern :)

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