Meet your new favorite bag! This bargello masterpiece is sure to put some pep in your step -- loaded with vintage style yet still thoroughly contemporary, the Big Love Bag is the perfect size to serve as a small tote or large purse. We love it with a simple summer dress and clogs, but it pairs equally well with a jean jacket or wool coat... or use it as the cutest project bag ever and keep it parked next to the sofa to corral your crafts in progress!
And though it's a visual showstopper, we promise this bag is infinitely manageable to make! Sure, it'll take some time to complete (think of it as hours of craft therapy while you binge your favorite shows), but the skills involved are not at all difficult. If you're looking for a project to really sink your teeth into, keeping your hands busy and your mind relaxed -- this is it!
This design holds the record as the largest kit we've released to date! It includes 38 skeins of tapestry wool in a stunning color palette, four sheets of plastic canvas, two genuine leather handles, a complete pack of needles, and a large-format pattern booklet -- all packaged in our large zipper project bag.
The kit makes an unlined bag, but the pattern includes instructions for adding an optional sewn fabric lining with pockets if that's more your speed!
Skill level: Intermediate
Finished size: Bag body measures 11" wide x 9.25" tall x 4" wide. Total height from base of bag to top of handles is 15.5".
Materials included with kit:
- 38 skeins DMC Tapestry Wool
- 4 sheets of 10-count plastic canvas
- 3 Tapestry Needles
- Genuine leather handles (additional handles available here)
- Large format pattern booklet including detailed charts, easy-to-follow instructions, how to bargello guide, and optional sewn lining pattern
- Packaged in our large HELLO BARGELLO zipper project bag
Also included: Pattern includes optional instructions for adding a sewn fabric lining (machine sewing skills required). Lining is optional; the bag is still great without it! *Lining video coming soon!*
TO CHOOSE YOUR OWN COLORS
Want to to select your own custom colors for this kit? Awesome! Here's how it works:
Add this kit to your cart, selecting the "choose your own colors" option above.
Head on over to the Tapestry Wool section of our online shop and browse for the colors that suit your fancy! Simply select the colors you want and add them to your cart.
For this kit, you will need the following amounts of Tapestry Wool:
4 distinct color groups with a range of 4 coordinating colors per group (16 colors total) - 2 skeins of each, for a total of 32 skeins
6 skeins of the color to be used for the outline and seaming
This is a grand total of 38 skeins of Tapestry Wool
Double check your cart to be sure you've added the "choose your own colors" kit and a total of 38 skeins of tapestry wool, then complete checkout. We'll build your custom kit and ship it right out to you! Yay!
A note about pricing: the "Choose Your Own Colors" option is priced lower because there is no wool included. When you add your selected wool to your cart, the cost of that wool will be added to your total. The total cost will be comparable to the price of the regular kits, with a slight additional charge to reflect the additional logistics of assembling custom kits.
Share your project photos on Instagram and tag us @hellobargello because we CANNOT WAIT to see your original creation!