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. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. Judy says

    I would love my favorite colors pink, brown, turquoise, purple. Thanks for this offer.

  6. 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

  7. Carmen says

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

  8. 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.

  9. stephanie celis says


  10. Micki says

    I think it would be beautiful in baby blue, pink, mint green. Can’t wait to see that combination.

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. says

    I have so many scraps and I love color of all kinds I would most likely try a scrappy one to see what that would look like. What a fun bag!

  15. 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.

  16. 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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