Hello! I taught at Camp Stitchalot in Michigan this past weekend. It was a total blast. Camp Stitchalot is held at a bed and breakfast. The campers stay in a renovated barn, and when you wake up in the morning, you can just come right downstairs and start sewing! I’m kind of a picky eater, and I found all of the food very enjoyable as well (especially the desserts).
6 of the best bag sewing pattern designers in the business are teaming together to bring you a 6-month membership club. The club runs from January-June of 2014. Each month, you will receive an exclusive and brand-new pdf bag sewing pattern from that month’s designer, delivered directly to your inbox. If you are familiar with even one of the designers, then you know that you can expect a high-quality and easy-to-understand sewing pattern each month! In addition to that, we’ll also be sharing with you our personal tips and tricks to bag-making!
For full schedule of guest post pattern reviews and prizes, click here! Jess of The Elven Garden is one of those quilters that I am immensely jealous of…her quilt projects and color/fabric choices are always things that I wish I had thought of myself. Check out her blog to see what I mean!
I was absolutely thrilled when Sara asked me to participate in this year’s Purse Palooza – and immediately knew I wanted to make a wallet, since my old wallet had started dying in a big way. I decided to make the Necessary Clutch Wallet from Emmaline Bags. The reason I chose this one was that it ticked all the boxes in what I like in a wallet – plenty of card slots, a big zip-up coin pouch and a manageable size.
Hello again! My name is Elizabeth and I blog at Don’t Call Me Betsy. Thanks for having me over for Purse Palooza, Sara. I love making bags, although I tend to spend more time quilting than sewing bags. I’ve made quite a few though, including Sara’s gorgeous Aeroplane bag pattern.
This is my bag review for the AWESOME Purse Palooza event going on over at Sew Sweetness! I was supposed to have this completed October 1st…did not happen. Did not even come close to happening. I was planing on making the Lilium Laptop Bag but in my mind I had envisioned that the compass I made was going to fit on the flap and I was WRONG! I looked through all the other bags and then called Sara. This happens every time I make a bag since I am not a bag maker and she knows everything there is to know about bags. I knew she would walk me through finding the “right” bag for my block and not make me feel like a complete idiot.
The Supplies. It is clearly called out in the pattern what fabrics and interfacings are needed. This pattern calls for both sew-in and fusible interfacing, and also an interlining. I used leftover 100% cotton batting for the interlining. There are also recommendations given for the fabrics used for the exterior and lining of the bag. For the clutch body, it is recommended to use a heavier fabric, such as home dec, canvas, etc. Here is where I deviated from the pattern a bit. I chose to use a Robert Kaufman corduroy in Charcoal. It makes the body of my bag a bit softer, but it still has good body and looks nice when filled.
So when Sara asked me if I wanted to join in on this I was super excited! Of course I said yes and then came the hard part…..choosing a bag that I liked and that hadn’t already been done before. Sara passed on a list with a few links in it and I came across a shop that I loved!! It is on Etsy and is by Emma Brennan and is called Charlie’s Aunt. She makes vintage inspired purse patterns that are super cute!! I picked the Anglia Bag and love it!!
These insulated lunch bags are the perfect break to the day! Included in the pattern are two different styles of lunch bags(a rounded lunch bag for the intermediate sewist, and a top zip lunch bag for the advanced sewist). Whether you make them for a child or an adult, they are just the right size to fit a sandwich, several snacks, and a drink. Also included in the instructions are zippered snack bags in two different sizes – one for snacks, and another for a sandwich!
Today, I’m really excited to reveal the Aeroplane Bag PDF sewing pattern (also available on paper), available right now in my pattern shop! This is an intermediate-level pattern, and the instructions are for 2 different sizes (regular and long). My goal for this pattern was to have a bag that wasn’t extremely difficult, but was a rather large size for packing all your clothing and essentials for a weekend trip (or, as one of my testers found out, the large size does indeed fit a sewing machine, complete with all of your sewing supplies!).