Runaround Bag Pattern


In this pattern you’ll find:

  • step-by-step instructions with professional illustrations for making one Runaround Bag
  • full size print-at-home pattern pieces
  • two interior pocket options
  • magnetic snap option
  • includes License to Sell finished Runaround Bags

By purchasing this pattern, I also give you (the purchaser of this pattern) the rights to sell finished Runaround bags (on a home-based scale). Additional information regarding the license to sell is included in the pattern.


Materials needed:

  • 3/4 yard exterior
  • 3/4 yard interior
  • 1/2″ double fold bias tape (store bought or handmade)
  • 14-18mm magnetic snap (optional)
  • 8” zipper (optional) 7″ recommended if using a metal zipper
  • 1 1/2 yards fusible woven interfacing
  • thread
  • water soluble pen
Approx. Finished Dimensions:
15.5″ wide
25.5″ total height
13″ handle drop
5.5″ across base

This is an 14 page PDF pattern with full size print-at-home pattern pieces and includes detailed step-by-step instructions with professional illustrations and full color photographs.

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43 thoughts on “Runaround Bag Pattern

  1. V and Co. says:

    shut up! i love it!!!! it’s adorable anna! nicely done!

  2. Jessica says:

    So cute… Will we be able to buy from this page indefinitely?

  3. Jessica says:

    never mind, I’m just going to impulse buy! 🙂

  4. Jeni says:

    Pssst – Do you think I can get away with lightweight interfacing if I’m using a home dec weight fabric? 🙂

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  5. Susan says:

    Ca-ute! Love all your fabric choices too.

  6. Nicole says:

    i love that it is such a hippie bag. great design.

  7. Love….
    Adoro seu blog..

  8. Katie B. says:

    So cute! I’ll be needing this pattern…

  9. Rita says:

    absolutely beautiful!

  10. AmberLou says:

    bought it…. why would you make it without the adorable center pleat!?!

  11. eloleo says:

    Wow, I love these bags. Great design. Lovely fabric too!

  12. Rebecca Bark says:

    Awesome, I totally want to make one!

  13. Nikki says:

    love this design, especially in the yellow Heather Ross fabric.

  14. Shelley Dawn says:

    Love it! I am thinking Christmas Gifts. What is the skill level – so compared to the Noodlehead Clutch?

  15. Anna says:

    Hey shelley~ I think the bag is much easier than the clutch, especially if you don’t care to add the zip pocket (even though it’s really fun to do). Hope that helps you out, and yes, I totally think they’d be awesome Christmas presents!

  16. I just purchased it!!! 🙂 Quick question… What would you say the skill level is for making this bag?? I’m a VERY NEW sewer… Haven’t really sewed anything yet– not in the past 10 years anyways!! lol I’m honestly just so overwhelmed and have no idea where to start! Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!! 🙂 Thanks!

  17. By the way, you can email me if that’s easier for you…
    stampinmama7139 (at) gmail (dot) com

  18. I just made this for a purse swap, it was so easy and soooo much fun to make. I wish i would have remembered to take a pic before i sent it off! DOH!!!! i guess i will just have to make some more!!! 🙂

  19. Jessica says:

    I thought you might like to see a mini-runaround bag I made for a child’s birthday present! I love your pattern and have probably made about 8!

  20. I love this bag. I just made my first one and plan to make many more! Thanks for the great pattern! I blogged about it here

  21. Franziska says:

    Thank you so much for this pattern. I’ve made a a bag for myself following your directions. I like it so much. I saw you have a flickr group for things created by your tutorials / patterns but since I don’t have a flickr-account yet I can’t share my photos there.

  22. Elegantpaws says:

    Hi Anna, I just bought your pattern and can’t wait to try it! It’s exactly what i’ve been looking for. Thanks.

  23. Gila says:

    Very nice bags!

  24. Susan says:

    Just finished my bag- LOVE IT, thank you so much for your inspiration! I think it helps that for once I finally got the fabric choices right and they look good together. 🙂 I even did BOTH pockets. I tend to shy away from zippers, but you made this one easy. Thank you.

  25. I’ve been looking for a bag like this!! Can’t wait to make it! 😃

  26. Gail says:

    Love that it’s so fabric-focused!

  27. Jeneta says:

    I pinned this and then my friend surprised me by making one for my birthday. I LOVE it!!!

  28. Unknown says:

    how do i get to the pdf file?

    1. Anna says:

      you’ll have to click the ‘add to cart’ button and purchase the file, it’s an instant download after purchase. 🙂

  29. Suggestion of fabric ? Did you use a cotton calico, or damask?

    1. Anna says:

      I’d recommend a home dec weight fabric. Quilting cottons work really well too. 🙂

  30. Jenelle says:

    Hi Anna! I wanted to share with you some pics of my finished Runaround bag. I really love my bag (I’m going to wear this one out!), plus the pattern was easy to follow and fun to sew. 🙂

  31. Are you able to print the pattern on an 8 1/2 X 11 printer?

  32. I have never printed a pattern before, will any sort of printer/paper do?!?

    1. Anna says:

      yes, just any regular printing paper will do. 🙂

  33. Do you any runaround bags to sell? I can’t sew.

    1. Anna says:

      I’m sorry I don’t! You could look on etsy, my patterns come with the rights to sell, so some people might be selling finished bags on etsy. 🙂

  34. Anonymous says:

    How would you rate the ease of sewing this bag for a beginner? I just made a rag quilt so I should be ready to conquer this – but feel intimidated by it for some silly reason. Thanks for your input.

    1. Mary Milligan says:

      I love that bag where can I get that pattern.For myself and my daughter.

  35. Summer says:

    I have made two of these. They were super easy to make and both turned out really nicely! I used home decorator fabric remnants for the bag’s outside. I made one without and one with an inside pocket. This is a great pattern, and I just wanted to tell you so!

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