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Bag of the Month Club: Sadie Expandable Bag

My second contribution to Bag of the Month Club is the Sadie Expandable Bag for July 2016! It has been added to all BOMC membership accounts. This bag is very easy to make and relatively fast, too. A zippered gusset turns a sleek messenger-style bag into a mid sized shoulder bag. Instructions and pattern pieces are included for using […]

Bag of the Month Club: Brooklyn Handbag & Traveler

I’ve been dying to share my contribution to Bag of the Month Club. And I finally can! Here is the May pattern, it’s been added to all BOMC membership accounts. I designed this pattern with the intention of looking like a high-class store-bought handbag, but also being relatively easy to sew. While there are a few […]

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Free Sewing Pattern: Laney Hobo Bag

If you’ve sewn bags before, you probably know of Pellon. Pellon makes all kinds of interfacing and stabilizers that are essential in the bag-making process. They give shape, body, stability, and a crispness you can’t get with just cotton fabric. I take a lot of shortcuts, but never ever skimp on interfacing. It takes your bag from “homemade” to […]

The Designer’s Challenge: Betty!

I’ve been waiting and waiting and now…It’s finally my day to release the Betty Bowler as part of the awesome Designer’s Challenge over at Pattern Revolution. The goal here was to write up a pattern that was something new and challenging for me… which admittedly was the Stella Weekender! But she was released a bit too […]

So much going on this week!

First, a new pattern released last week! The Paco Bean Scarf Neck Cardigan. Such an easy and quick sew, way different than sewing up a bag! Check out Justina’s cardi made with this awesome burnout damask. The amazing Brianne at Ali Cat & Co. also wrote up a blog post about the Scarf Neck Cardi. Loving the bold red she […]