Maxi Bag by Ellie Mae Designs — SewMichelle

June 26, 2012 • 6 responses


Coming from the 80's generation, I'm calling this bag, Purple Rain.

It is made from a gorgeous purple, teal and green cotton fabric that I bought at Joann's a few years ago and I wish now I had bought about 10 yards of it.  The polka dot fabric adds just the right touch to make the teal/aqua color pop.

I used the 1" scalloped ruler maker from (such a neat tool) and then of course I had to add rick rack somewhere, so I nestled it between the scallops and the outside rim of the bag.  I also added two different colors of rick rack under the pocket flap.

This is a darling pattern but I made a few changes.  I chose Soft and Stable for the outside stabilizer and Pellon's Decor Bond on the lining.  I also added a zippered pocket and some embroidery from Hatched In Africa on the inside.  I changed the position of the handles and used soft and stable to give them body and make them "stand up" on their own.

This is the cover for the Ellie Mae Maxi Bag pattern and the link to purchase it



  • Absolutely gorgeous….love the colors!!! You did good gf.

    heyjude1003 heyjude1003 on June 27, 2012 • 12:44 PM

  • luv that interior stuff. Chrissy

    Chrissy Chrissy on July 15, 2012 • 12:34 PM

  • What a beautiful bag, love, love the colors. Your bags are truly professional quality!!!!

    Claudine Denn Claudine Denn on June 27, 2012 • 09:35 AM

  • Absolutely gorgeous!! love the colors ….you did good!!!

    heyjude1003 heyjude1003 on June 27, 2012 • 12:43 PM

  • Just adorable! You’ve done it again. =)

    Bonnie Welsh Bonnie Welsh on June 27, 2012 • 05:45 AM

  • Your attention to detail and application of color is FANTASTIC!!! Love it!

    Mitzy Pearson Mitzy Pearson on June 27, 2012 • 06:28 AM

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