Purse Palooza 2015

Purse Palooza 2015 at Sew Sweetness

Purse Palooza 2015 at Sew Sweetness

I can hardly believe that this is the 4th year of Purse Palooza! This is my most favorite event on my blog, and anywhere I go, people seem to be asking about it, so your wait is over! It’s Purse Palooza time! Here are the details, whether you’re new here or to refresh your memory from last year!

  • Every weekday from October 2nd – October 29th, I have 2 amazing guest bloggers scheduled to share with you a purse sewing pattern review. The review will contain detailed information about what they thought about the sewing pattern, modifications they made, what kind of interfacing they used, and more! Get inspired!
  • Even more exciting…THERE WILL BE A GIVEAWAY EVERY WEEKDAY DURING THE EVENT! That’s right, 20 GIVEAWAYS! Tiffany of This Crafty Fox, Emma of For My Little Monster, and Kylie of My Lil Moo Designs are helping with the giveaway postings this year.
  • At the end of the event, you will get a chance to show me a purse(s) you’ve made in order to win some amazing prizes! Of course, international entries are welcome too!

Sew Sweetness Sloan Travel Bag


The following is the schedule of the bag pattern reviews. I will update each bag link as the post goes live, so check back here to see as the bag reviews come in!
           Raspberry SunshineSwoon Donna
Oct 7 – Teresa L. – Sewing Patterns by Mrs. H. Nappy Bag
           Jaime S. – Swoon Pearl
             The Nosy Pepper – Swoon Bonnie Bag
             Quilts My WaySew Sweetness Tudor Bag
             TerrySerendipity Studio Tulip Tote
Oct 22 – The Sewing Loft – Venna Tote
             Cloth Albatross – Noodlehead Rainbow Clutch
Oct 27 – Happy Okapi – Blue Calla Tansy Tote
             Darcie Mair – Sew Sweetness Soda Pop Bag
Oct 28 – Rebel and Malice – Swoon Nora Doctor Bag
             Very Kerry Berry – Noodlehead Double-Zip Wallet
Oct 29 – My Crafty Crap – Swoon Sheena
             Sovanisa – Swoon Charlotte
Oct 30 – S.O.T.A.K. Handmade – Michelle Patterns Aster Wristlet
             sewVery – Green Bee Scoop Tote
             Ree – Handmade with Seria Purse
Sew Sweetness Aeroplane Bags

Contest Rules

1. Check out all the purse pattern reviews throughout the month and get inspired to sew up a purse of your own!

2. Link up your completed purse right at the bottom of this post BETWEEN OCTOBER 5th AND NOVEMBER 14th. Your purse must be created and photographed between those dates; purses made prior to October 5, 2015 will be disqualified. The purse may be of your own design, or made from a sewing pattern. You can link from Flickr, your blog post, Instagram, or wherever else you host your photos.

3. There is no limit to how many purses you may enter, as long as they were made between October 5th and November 14th. Only one link-up per purse please, but you may make multiple purses, as long as each is linked up once.

*Note: Besides bags and purses, for this event I will also accept clutches, backpacks, wallets, etc.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to comment on this post and I will get back to you!

Sew Sweetness Petrillo Bag






1 randomly-drawn winner will receive a copy of Windy City Bags!

The designers of the Bag of the Month Club will be this year’s judges! Our new club opens for early bird registration on December 1, 2015, so stay tuned for more information!

Thank you so much to ALL of the sponsors from this year!

Swoon Patterns – By AnnieLil Moo DesignsBlue Calla PatternsEmmaline BagsThe Littlest ThistleWhistlepig Creek ProductionsCloBird DesignsChris W. DesignsSewing Patterns by Mrs. H. – CraftsyAmong Brenda’s Quilts and BagsBetz WhiteTwo Pretty PoppetsRadiant Home StudioFor My Little MonsterSerendipity StudioNoodlehead

How to Enter Your Completed Bag

You may link up a bag completed by you between October 5, 2015 and November 14, 2015. You may link up as many bags as you make during this time. Please link a photo from Flickr, your blog, Instagram, or other photo-sharing site.


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