Sunday, April 7, 2013

Lots and Lots of New Patterns
It's been forever since I posted here--and lots has happened. All of my patterns are now available as PDFs for purchase at Craftsy. You can see them all at my pattern store If you don't know about Craftsy, you should! It's a wonderful resource for topnotch online classes--I've enrolled in several and have access to them on my computer whenever I want to dive in and learn more! I'm focusing on free-motion quilting class with Leah Day and learned something in the first lesson. It's also a great source for quilting and sewing patterns.

I spent most of last year designing new patterns, so there are lots of new ones in my Craftsy store. We also bought a new house and moved in December, which interrupted my creative stream. The older I get, the longer it takes to get settled into a new space! But, lucky me, I ended up with the best space for my office/sewing studio ever. I'll share more about that, after I finish hanging artwork on the blank walls.

For now, I'd like to introduce you to my latest pattern--the Sew 'n' Go Quilted HandBag. It's pretty darn cute, if I do say so myself. Directions are included for quilting your own double-faced fabric since there are so few of these fabrics available for purchase. But, if you find one you like, you'll also find yardage and cutting info for that option in the pattern, too. I love making my own quilted fabrics because then they are truly one-of-a kind. 

This little shoulder bag has six pocket compartments on the inside, plus two on the outside--lots of places to stash your stuff. It doesn't take much fabric or much time to stitch this up--and if you prefer a more tailored look, don't add the optional jumbo rickrack trim.

I made the prototype for this little bag from a quilted batik and used cotton webbing for the straps. I like this one too! 

Hope you like this bag and will check out all of my other patterns for bags, quilts, and travel accessories at my Craftsy store

Until the next time, keep on sewing and smiling!

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