Thanks for entering! This giveaway is now closed, but you can come back tomorrow morning for another lovely giveaway!

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me….three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree!

….and Rae gave to me a Bonsai Bag sewing pattern!


It’s day three of our twelve days of Christmas giveaways, and today we’re giving away one copy of the Bonsai Bag Sewing Pattern PDF. I’ve always loved the adorable pleats, tied handles, and the way it so nicely frames whatever you put in the center, if I do say so myself. Enter to win and join the ranks of creative folks making all these classy versions of this bag:


1. roller derby, 2. green/seafoam flowers, 3. grey with red, 4. black with pink

You can see more in the Bonsai Bag Photo Pool on Flickr right here.

To enter to win a copy of the Bonsai Bag Pattern, just leave a comment by 9 PM tonight (EST). One comment per person; void where prohibited by law. I’ll pick a winner using the random number generator and notify the winner by email; we’ll also post a list of all of the winners at the end of the series to make sure we don’t miss anyone. This prize will be emailed to the winner as a PDF.

Twelve Days of Christmas

And, I’ll be giving away a different pattern tomorrow, so come back then for another chance to win!!!

Categories: bonsai bags, giveaway, patterns
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161 Responses to On the Third Day of Christmas [NOW CLOSED]

  1. erinmalia says:

    Perfect timing! My other bag is almost dead.

  2. sarah says:

    oooh. fun. thanks for the chance to win. except i see that i’m the first comment. doomed….

  3. papelhilo says:

    I loooove this bag ! what a nice xmas present it would be !

  4. Jessie says:

    What a great bag! I’d love to win!

  5. Debbie says:

    This bag is so so cute! Thank you for a chance at winning the pattern!

  6. Kim says:

    I love this bag pattern! Fingers crossed….

  7. Lauren Brown says:

    Really cool bag! Would love to win!

  8. Megan says:

    This is a really neat pattern!!

  9. Lindsay says:

    Cute bag! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  10. Laura D says:

    Ahhh…. purse patterns, how do I love thee…

  11. Melissa says:

    How have I not spotted you before?? Adorable bag perfect for the January birthday girl I need to sew for.

  12. Megan M says:

    Love the bag. Thank you for the chance to win. Would love to win :)

  13. Anna says:

    I always love making new bags! So fun!

  14. Deby says:

    Oh yes please – I’d love to win. I;ve just got a big box of fabric suitable for bags as a Christmas present and I’m itching to get started. Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. I would love, love, love to be able to make this bag! Thanks for the chance to win the pattern! :)

  16. Lydia says:

    Cute cute bag!

  17. Stacy says:

    Thank you for the chance to win this pattern. It would look great with a bit of embroidery on the center panel. Happy holidays!

  18. Katie says:

    I’ve always eyed this one. Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Teresa C says:

    What a sweet bag pattern! Merry Christmas Rae! I love your patterns :) .

  20. Jennifer says:

    This bag is adorable! Would love to make one…thanks for the giveaways!

  21. Amelia Sprout says:

    This is so cool. Thank you for doing this.

  22. Marilyn says:


  23. andoc says:

    I like it:)

  24. Heidi says:

    Hi, thank for the contest. It’s a really great bag.

  25. Stephanie says:

    This bag is really cute…thanks for the chance to win it!

  26. Jenny says:

    Great pattern! Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. Rita J says:

    Love these bags. Would really love to try my hand at making one!

  28. Martha says:

    I’ve never sewn a bag before and would love for my first bag to come from your pattern:)

  29. Rachel Florentin says:

    Love this bags. I Would love to make one.
    Thanks for the giveaways.

  30. Sameeha says:


  31. Nancy says:

    Those are some great looking bags. Thanks for the chance to win.

  32. Marianna says:

    What a cute bag! I love the roller derby fabric :)

  33. Jamie G says:

    I need a new bag for 2013!

  34. Bdaiss says:

    So darling! Thanks for the chance!

  35. Diane says:

    Such a cute bag!!! Thanks!!

  36. Norma says:

    Yey! A Bag! This bag is lovely! Thanks for the giveaway.

  37. I’d love to make that cute bag for ME!

  38. Jacqueline says:

    You can never have to many bag patterns! Very cute!

  39. Annie says:

    One can never have enough bags, especially one this cute!

  40. Nora says:

    Hola! Realmente me gusta mucho este patron , me encantaría poder ganarlo!!
    Gracias por compartir con nosotros tus patrones!
    Un saludo desde Argentina!!!

  41. April says:

    Oh, dear. Bags and fussy cutting. My two weak spots.

  42. Izza says:

    Love this bag!!! Thanks for being soo generous.

  43. Hiro says:

    Lovely bag!

  44. melanie says:

    I hope I win … Thank you for the chance!!!

  45. Oooh! I love this bag! I’ve wanted this pattern for a long time but haven’t had an excuse to buy it! Thanks for all the great chances to win!!

  46. Ana Bondioli says:

    I loved!!!! ;)

  47. Katie says:

    Ooo, me! I love this bag!

  48. Miranda says:

    Cute bag! What a very merry Christmas you’re giving us all!

  49. Brittney says:

    Who doesn’t need another bag? ;)

  50. Hillary Osborne says:

    Such an adorable pattern!

  51. Eileen says:

    So cute! Thanks for the giveaways :)

  52. Eliza says:

    Hoping for this one!

  53. deb says:

    yay for giveaways! thanks for doing this!

  54. Kristin says:

    Always liked this one!

  55. LucyL says:

    Wow it’s cute!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  56. Jennifer3 says:

    This is a great bag!

  57. April Spinetti says:

    Thanks so much! I would love to make this.

  58. sarah says:

    Absolutely adorable, and I’ve been needing to make a new bag!

  59. Michele J. says:

    Such a cute bag! Keeping my fingers crossed.

  60. Barbara19 says:

    How to score big points with the new daughter-in-law!

  61. Sarah B. says:

    I love this bag!

  62. sarah stepec says:

    Super cute bag!

  63. Eileen says:

    Such a cute bag – thanks for the chance!

  64. sherry says:

    oh how cute is this bag !

  65. Bridget says:

    great bag!

  66. amy rene says:

    so generous of you for gifting all these patterns! I hadn’t taken a close look at this bag until now. Darling! amyrenecastillo (at) g mail (dot) com

  67. Jess Z says:

    Cute bag! This seems like an easy sew and great for spring and summer! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  68. Jess says:

    I would love to win this pattern! Thanks for the chance!

  69. Kristy says:

    These bags are so cute! I’d love to win!

  70. susan says:

    I really need to get back into bag making. This is the perfect bag to nudge me :)

  71. Gill says:

    Love this bag!
    Thanks Rae!

  72. christina says:

    Cute bag!!!

  73. Patty says:

    Love the bonsai bag! Great give away!

  74. treen says:

    I didn’t need the big butt pants pattern because my kids have no butt at all, and there are more sunbonnets around here than I know what to do with … but this! Love it! I haven’t made any bags yet, so I hope this one isn’t too hard!

  75. Kati says:

    So cute! I have a weakness for purses and bags.

  76. Carla G says:

    What a cute bag! I love it! Thanks for a chance to win the pattern! :)

  77. lynn says:

    i need a new bag=thanks!

  78. Alison says:

    What a cute bag!

  79. Kristie says:

    I have been drooling over this bag for a long time. Would love to win. Thanks!

  80. sorahart says:

    This is one of your patterns that I don’t have yet!

  81. Alice says:

    This would make a great gift for my cousin. Thanks for the give away!

  82. Hannah says:

    Yay; love this bag!

  83. Eleanor says:

    So cute!

  84. Heather L says:

    Such a hip bag for a mom…! (And I mean, as in, it’ll be hip for me to wear, not hip that you designed it…though it is…uh…thanks for the giveaway!)

  85. I haven’t tried making a bag yet- this would be a great reason to do so!

  86. Gina W. says:

    I love bag patterns and this looks so cute!

  87. Heather says:

    What a great bag! I’ll definitely be picking up this pattern if I don’t win!

  88. Anya says:

    Who can resist a new bag pattern??

  89. Cheryl S. says:


  90. hueisei says:

    Love the bag!

  91. Emily L. says:

    So glad I stumbled across your blog a few days ago. :) Super cute bag!

  92. Kate says:

    oh, these are cute!

  93. Chris Belliveau says:

    Love love your stuff!! Please please!!

  94. kristin says:

    Woohoo one of the few of your patterns I don’t own already! ;) I’d love to win this one! Thanks, Rae!

  95. jennifer says:


  96. Becca says:

    I would love to win this! I have a little addiction to bags, and your patterns are fabulous!

  97. coralee says:

    oooh oooh oooh! thanks for the chance to win, I’m itching to try this one!

  98. Kimberly says:

    I love this bag. Thank you for the giveaway!

  99. Gina says:

    I am addicted to making bags and purses. It may actually be dangerous for me to win this pattern.

  100. Ooh, pick me, pick me! One of the few patterns of yours I don’t already have :)

  101. Amber H says:

    I’ve had my eye on this bag pattern for a while.. fingers crossed!

  102. Kelli says:

    ooh, lovely!

  103. Correne Johnson says:

    I would love this pattern! Thanks for the chance!

  104. Kari says:

    Love this bag pattern! Would love to win! Thank you for your clever idea for these giveaways!

  105. Mary says:

    I love this bag!

  106. Kylie C says:

    Love this bag- thanks for a lovely giveaway!

  107. Heather Hakes says:

    I’ve eyed this pattern many times before, so I’d love to get it for free!

  108. Jaime says:

    Great bag! Thanks!

  109. Laura says:

    Yay! I want to make this bag! I have a few precious scraps in mind to use.

  110. Wendy Lou says:

    Oh how I love this bag pattern! Thanks for the lovely giveaway chance!

  111. Hallie says:

    I love that with one pattern you can make it look so different just by the fabric choices.

  112. Karen says:

    This is such a cute bag! I hope I win.

  113. Paulette says:

    Ohhh so fun!

  114. Heidi K says:

    Beautiful bag! Thanks for the chance.

  115. Holly says:

    Thanks Rae! I love your blog.

  116. lientjepralientje says:

    loooooove it! count me in

  117. Heather B says:

    This would be a wonderful Christmas present! Thanks for all of the lovely things you create, Rae!

  118. tamara says:

    Love it! Such a cute bag.

  119. Jenny says:

    pick me! pick me!!

  120. Jennifer says:

    Love this pattern, thanks for the chance to win!

  121. Sam o says:

    Must be time to make another bag. This one looks fun!

  122. Bree says:

    This is one of my favorite patterns of yours.

  123. Melissa N says:

    This looks like a fun make, would love a copy please, and thank you!

  124. Kristi says:

    looks like a great bag, thanks Rae!

  125. María says:

    That would be a fun bag to sew.

  126. WonkyM says:

    Beautiful bag, I would love to make this! Thanks!

  127. Tunce says:

    Oh, I would love to make this beautiful bag! :)

  128. jen says:

    love it!

  129. Hilary says:

    This is such an adorable design! I’m dying to make one with the little pom poms like you did.

  130. Jodie T says:

    A lovely little bag! Thanks for the chance to win a copy :-)

  131. Ali says:

    Yes pleeeease!!

  132. Liza says:

    Pick me, Pick me! Pretty Please with a cherry on top!

  133. Suzanne says:

    Love this bag!!!!

  134. Dianne says:

    I’ve been wanting this pattern for a while now. Thanks for the chance to win!

  135. Gina says:

    I would love to win this!

  136. Rachel says:

    I’d love to win (and then make) this bag!

  137. Heather says:

    cute bag!!

  138. Didi says:

    Would LOVE to win this! Made a bunch of Buttercup bags for friends this Christmas and have to really tighten the purse strings this new year (no pun intended!), so anything free is super appreciated!

  139. Star says:

    I love your patterns!

  140. Sandra says:

    Have to make a special bag for my sister, like this one.

  141. Agmar says:

    Great bag, would love to win!!

  142. Beth A. says:

    I love this pattern!

  143. Genifer says:

    I’ve had my eye on this pattern for a while!

  144. Jamie says:

    Oh, I love it! I really need a new bag.

  145. What a fun bag! My sister has a bag problem so this would be perfect to make for her.

  146. Amber says:

    Love the bag!

  147. Libby says:

    Great project to start 2013 with – I just got a gift card for my favourite fabric store too!!! Ooooolala!!!

  148. Katie says:

    Great bag pattern. It would be fantastic to win.

  149. Vicky says:


  150. Jamie Ames says:

    Wow. I love this pattern

  151. Melissa says:

    Love this bag! Thanks for the opportunity.

  152. Sharyn says:

    very cool! xxox s

  153. Kayla K says:

    Thanks for the post-Christmas Christmas giving! Such a fun bag. Loving it! :-)

  154. Brooke says:

    Ooo love this bag!

  155. Lisamarie says:

    Is bag is soooooo cute! Thanks for the give away!

  156. Mary says:

    Just tried one of your patterns for the first time, the washi dress, and loved it. Thanks for the chance to win this pattern!

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