Margo Handbag Pattern Supply List and Eye Candy

Lazies, It’s been all Margo, all the time here lately in the office…and the sewing room! The Margo Handbag (LGD127) pattern will be shipping to stores mid-May. I don’t have a more definite arrival date than that just yet. I’ve posted the back of the pattern with supply and project info below. Also, I got in this cool, cool fabric from Marcus (I don’t know the name of the line) and made this spiffy Margo.

Here she is in the car, ready to go for some show and tell. Whenever one of my Girls goes for a ride with me, she rides shotgun in the passenger seat and gets seat belted in. I can still reach in and out and get what I need. And I don’t have to worry about anything spilling out of her.

Lazies, I love Margo. LOVE! The handy front pockets are perfect for my needs and the inside keeps my junk organized, so much so that it doesn’t seem like junk. And the zip – you know how we love a zip-top purse. Oh my goodness, Margo can’t get here soon enough.

Here’s my little sweetheart all buckled up for safety. I do this with take-out food, too.

Here’s the back of the pattern with supply and project info for Margo. You can click the image to enlarge and read better and print.

Absolutely no metal zippers for this project. No sport-weight zips with the big chunky teeth – nope, don’t go there either.

You’ll need an 18″ or longer zipper for this technique. Don’t skimp on length and try to go shorter. I use polyester all-purpose zips from Coats & Clark. I usually just buy the 22″ length in several colors when they are on sale to build my zipper stash so I’m always ready with a zip. Suggested retail for a 22″ zip is about $2, and a little bit less for an 18″ zip. There is a chance that I have a larger stash of zippers than buttons.

Interfacing – I love Decor Bond by Pellon or All Purpose Non Woven from Bosal. Good stuff.
Batting – I use Pellon Fusible Fleece or Bosal fusible batting.
Bag-E-Bottoms size F, same as Mini Miranda and Claire.

Presser Feet
I use a couple of different presser feet during the construction of Margo and that is noted in each step in the pattern. Of course, do what you feel comfy with and what works for you and your machine.

Shopping for fabric – an easy rule of thumb is one yard of feature fabric and three 1/2 yard cuts of coordinates. You’ll have some left overs for little accessories.

Margo Sales
Several stores are doing pre-sales of Margo. Also, check with your favorite quilt shop to see if they plan to offer Margo and order from them. Here are two links and if you know of another online store doing pre-sales, please post a link in the comments:

Sew Thankful
Mon Aiguille
River Place Mercantile
Quilter’s Warehouse

More on Margo soon!


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20 Responses to “Margo Handbag Pattern Supply List and Eye Candy”

  1. Barb — April 26, 2010 @ 7:56 am

    I pre ordered mine a while back and just can’t wait!!! I’m really looking forward to learning this zipper technique! Thanks Joan

  2. Jeannie — April 26, 2010 @ 7:57 am

    Super cute bag and knowing your zippers this will be a zip!!!

  3. Penny — April 26, 2010 @ 8:08 am

    Ooh I love that fabric combo. Now I can look around and see what’s out there. Thanks for posting the supplies! No way on the zippers verses buttons at this house! I still have tons of Zippers on a Roll left from the web-site, maybe I will try one of them. Have a great week.

    Penny in steamy Chesapeake!

  4. Laura — April 26, 2010 @ 8:34 am

    Just can’t believe it has seat belt on…love it!

  5. arlene — April 26, 2010 @ 9:08 am

    Pre-oreded the pattern from Sew Thankful, am anxious to make the bag. Wonderful with a zipper in the top of the bag!!
    Great job of designing bags!!
    katlady in Northern Minnesota

  6. Lucy Scinta — April 26, 2010 @ 10:14 am

    Looks like another fabulous purse. Can’t wait to try it out. This will make a great class!! I’ll have to order mine today. Thanks!!

  7. Hannah Wilde — April 26, 2010 @ 11:28 am

    Hurry, hurry, hurry. This can’t get here soon enough!!!! I absolutely LOVE the way this looks!!!!

  8. Donna — April 26, 2010 @ 1:20 pm

    Hurry up ‘mid May! I was all ready to make another Towne Purse, but now I’m waiting for Margo instead!

  9. Katherine — April 26, 2010 @ 1:48 pm

    Zippers can be found in abundance at thrift stores. Most in orginal pkgs. I have a very nice stash.

  10. SewThankful Tracy — April 26, 2010 @ 3:36 pm

    LOVE the fabric choices on this Margo too! I can’t wait!!! 😀

  11. Sharon — April 26, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

    A teachers dream…nice and deep with lots of pockets!

  12. Bee — April 26, 2010 @ 7:12 pm

    I pre-ordered my Margo and can’t wait either. Glad to see the back panel so I can get all my supplies and be ready when the pattern arrives. Thanks!

  13. Kris — April 26, 2010 @ 9:41 pm

    I cannot thank you enough for posting the supply list! I discovered your blog in the last few weeks, immediately fell in love with this design . . . and have been patiently (not) waiting for its release. Thanks to the supply list, I have ordered fabric so it will be waiting for me when the pattern arrives. Looking forward to trying my first LazyGirl pattern!

  14. Carol — April 30, 2010 @ 9:16 pm

    I ordered my pattern from my local fabric store here in Wyoming. I have made the Miranda Day bag, the Claire, the Runaround bag, the Mini Miranda and the Maggie. So I an really looking forward to this pattern.

  15. vickie — July 22, 2010 @ 12:07 pm

    I just made the Margo bag and Love it already 🙂 I didn’t have a regular zipper on hand so used a ‘purse’ zipper that has 2 zipper pulls 🙂


  16. Sue Applegren — January 25, 2011 @ 4:39 pm

    Love, love, love this pattern. I have made two for myself, one for Mom, one for Mother-in-Law and one for youngest daughter.

    After the first one, I started putting the pockets on both sides of the exterior, ‘cuz you just can’t ever have enough pockets.

    I don’t know if you will be able to access it, but I put a link to the picture I posted on Connecting Threads “Quilt With Us” site.

    Your zipper method is the best! Thanks so much for your great patterns.


  17. Jeanne — February 14, 2013 @ 6:33 pm

    I love my purse and the pattern was fun.
    thank you

  18. Racheljean — April 26, 2015 @ 10:09 am

    Does anyone know the name of the fabric line that was used in the sample on the pattern? I love it and would like to use the same thing.


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