We are continuing our inspiration pattern campaign this year and will be providing you with a free pattern from our magazine “inspiration” each month. This month you can sew a bag – we are kicking off with the “Lu” handbag.
Just as last year, you’ll have to be quick again, because each pattern is only available for free download in the month stated. This means that the January pattern can be downloaded free of charge until January 31, 2021. You can find the download link for the pattern below in the article.
Missed the free download?
Are you too late, but really want to sew the bag? You can find the pattern in our online shop:
Sewing the bag “Lu”
During the month of January, the pattern for the “Lu” bag will be available free of charge. “Lu” is a functional shopping bag that offers space for all the important everyday items, making it the perfect companion in many situations.
The bag has a simple design that goes with almost any outfit.
For the magazine, we sewed “Lu” in a metallic look:
A silver-colored metal ring connects the two corners of the bag, giving it a modern origami look. The long handles make the bag easy to wear on the shoulder or to carry.
Issue 03/2020 of inspiration
The pattern and sewing instructions for the “Lu” bag appeared in the autumn/winter 2020 issue of “inspiration”. Below is the cover of the magazine, where you can see the bag in combination with a long blue coat.
The 03/2020 issue is available as a single issue in the inspiration online shop at the following link:
In addition to the handbag, the blue long coat and the spotted dress, the issue also contains many other great sewing projects, including various upcycling projects made from old jeans.
Download the “Lu” bag pattern (January 2021 only)
You can download the free sewing pattern for the “Lu” bag at the following link:
The link takes you to the BERNINA website. The pattern is available to download free of charge during the month of January after you register for the BERNINA inspiration newsletter.
We think the shimmering metallic look bag brings a wonderful sparkle to everyday life, especially now when the days are cloudy and gray. What do you think?
Unzip the zip file containing the pattern
After downloading, you will have a zip file. In the extracted folder you will find:
- Sewing instructions with information on materials, cutting out and sewing
- A pattern in A4 format. You can print this out on your regular printer at home and stick the sheets together. Make sure you print out the pattern using the “original size” setting. Check the test square to make sure the pattern has been printed out in the correct size.
Please note that clicking the download button will automatically download the zip file to your computer. You will have to unzip it to access the PDF pattern. In Windows, you do this by right clicking on the file and clicking on the menu item “Extract all”. On a Mac, you can unzip zip files by double clicking the left mouse button.
Downloaded files are generally automatically put into the downloads folder, but this depends on the operating system, the device used and your local settings. If you download the file on your smartphone and cannot find the file or cannot unzip it, please try using a desktop computer.
Missed the download?
Do you want to sew the bag, but missed the download for the pattern? No problem! You can order the magazine as a single issue (including the printed pattern) from the shop and have it delivered to your home. Simply click on the following link:
We hope you have fun and good luck with your sewing!