Giveaway: A Patchwork Rose Zippered Bag online sewing class with Bari J. Ackerman

The winner of our giveaway is lucky commenter #36, Mimi, who said:

I would love to see this bag in deep jewel colours. Thanks!

The folks at Rick Rack: Thread Therapy for Sewers continue their series of online workshops featuring well-known sewing experts.

This time, it’s Bari J. Ackerman presenting A Patchwork Rose Zippered Bag.  This beautiful bag can be found in her book, Inspired to Sew.

In the workshop, she’ll walk you through the construction, helping you learn how to:

  • — create a zipper placket;
  • — piece and sew patchwork;
  • — create inside and outside pockets;
  • — make ribbon rosettes;
  • — make and attach bag handles;
  • — line a bag; and
  • — construct a handbag

Registration for The Patchwork Rose Zippered Bag class is $59 for U.S. students and $69 for international students, and includes:

  • — an autographed copy of the book, Inspired To Sew;
  • — how-to video demonstration starring Bari J. Ackerman;
  • — project instruction sheet with step-by-step color photographs;
  • — 15% off discount coupon from; and
  • — a supply list.

A less expensive registration option is also available if you don’t need the book.  The class package without the book is $35 for U.S. students and $45 for international students.  Registration is open now through July 20, 2011 at

The Giveaway

We’ve got a free registration to give away to one lucky Craft Gossip reader.  To get yourself entered, just leave a comment on this post answering this question:

What would be a pretty color combo for a Patchwork Rose Zippered Bag?

I’ll pick one commenter at random to be the winner.  Deadline is midnight EST on July 18, 2011. Good luck!!


  1. Betsy says

    I’m really loving Aviary 2 by Joel Dewberry in purple right now – but the grey and yellow would be awesome, too…

  2. says

    i am thinking a nice french country blue/yellow combo or a purple/orange combo. But then again a little country western combo of soft blues, reds and browns may be my favorite!

  3. Linda says

    I think a very cool color combination would be chocolate brown and tiffany blue. Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous giveaway. I would love to make this bag for my sister for her birthday!

  4. Bianca says

    oh wow how lucky is the winner of this beauty!!!!!

    Really the possibilitys are endless 😀

    But I think my first one would be different patterns of black and orange with silver flowers :)

    Good luck everyone and fingers crossed 😛

  5. says

    I love this bag! I’ve ordered a Paris Apartment FQ in Apricot and hope to make a bag from that – lots of orange with touches of green, blue, yellow and lavender thrown in. I think it will be lovely, but a free class would make it that much better! Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. Prissy says

    What a wonderful giveaway!
    I would love to make the bag in brick red with taupe and mustardy yellow.

  7. says

    What would be a pretty color combo for a Patchwork Rose Zippered Bag?

    Colorful flowers — the background would be light greens and pinks/yellows.

    That would be my idea.

  8. Stephanie S says

    There would be so many great color combinations for this bag. To start, I’d love to do one in shades of blue with some pops of orange.

  9. smfsprout says

    I know it may sound odd to some, but I love the combination of purple and lime green. They are both so vibrant that they just pop when they are together.

  10. says

    Oh, lots of choices for this bag….
    I would probably go with either reds/browns for fall/winter or hot pink/bright greens for summer! Love the bag!

  11. Gayle says

    I am such a fan of red and white – I think the bag would be awesome in those colors – with the material in different patterns!

  12. Theresa says

    This is a nice surprise a”Summer Giveaway”
    I would consider my “Patchwork Rose Purse” to be in my colour choicees would have to be
    ~Cornflower Blue~ for the base of the purse.Then,the accent colours I would pick are a pale yellow,sage green,& ecru for all the splashes of “happy” color this way the purse would be used by me most year ’round!
    Looks like it will be a fun giveaway!
    Thanx for the chance to win,& Good luck to all!

  13. Theresa says

    Wow what a”Cool” Giveaway!If I win I would love,love to try & make it in these Country/Cool colours:

    Cornflowerblue as the base of the purse;and the accent colours would have to be with splashes of pale yellow with sage green & ecru,that will ‘POP’ dont you think so…..
    Such a nice giveaway for the summer,Thanx for the chance to win & “Good Luck” to all!
    Thanx again! <3

  14. Carmen says

    I’ve started really liking pinks and browns together. Actually, those would look good with a denim “base”.

  15. Pixel Maker says


    I love to go with pink and pink dotted / small pink birds on white.

    Thanks for this offer. Have a great day.

  16. Susan says

    I think a cottage rose print with solid accents in cream, turquoise and pink chiffon would be beautiful! How inspiring for a carry-all knitting or quilting bag. This design is lovely.

  17. Liz says

    green and pink would be a great color combo! I saw someone pair pretty antique greens & pinks in a magazine recently and can’t stop thinking about it. Dee-lish!

  18. Donna Rae says

    I have some beautiful deep gold batik and deep red batik that I think would just be beautiful.

    Looks like a really good fun bag to learn to sew.

  19. Susan M. Nance says

    This is such a cute handbag for the summer months. I would make this handbag in shades of purple and pink with a touch of yellow. It would look like my flower garden. Would love to win this. Thanks for the chance.

  20. says

    I am from Italy and i love Bari.J.fabrics and bags..and craftgossip is on my pc from a couple of years…thanks for all your work!!


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