Happy New Year! I’m pleased to offer the first pattern of the 2016 Bag of the Month Club!

Backgammon-Bag Pattern - betz white


Introducing the Backgammon Bag. It’s the perfect take-along for lunch out with the girls or a day of shopping around town. You can feature your favorite fabrics with triangular pieced accents to add visual interest. I used Robert Kaufman’s Essex Linen in Black for the main exterior of the bag. For the accents I used New Leaf from Daisy Janie, one of my favorite collections! This bag is a great opportunity to use and highlight those precious scraps.


Backgammon-Bag - betz white


Roomy, but not overly so, the Backgammon’s got an interior zip pocket, 2 outer pockets with magnetic snaps and a top flap closure with a twist lock. The strap is adjustable to be worn on the shoulder or cross-body. I made this version in Cotton + Steel’s sparkle canvas with C+S basics/metallics.


Backgammon bag Collage


Shown above are a few bags made by my testers to give you an idea of what the bag looks like with different fabric choices (Thanks to Cindy, Stacy, Jen and Linda!). I love the stylish shape of this bag and the playful accents. Of course if you’re itching to use a large scale print, you could forgo the piecing and make the outside pockets one piece (simply cut 2 extra “pocket linings” from exterior fabric).


The Backgammon Bag Pattern is exclusive to the Bag of the Month Club for the duration. To join the club and find out more information visit www.bagomc.com.