ChrisW Designs BIGGEST sale of the year! Were you hoping to stock up on some bag patterns? Now's the time to do it! 30% off SITE-WIDE on Black Friday 25th November 2015 until midnight on Cyber Monday 28th November 2015! YES! It's Friday already here in Aus so the sale is on NOW! Use the code cyber16 in your shopping cart to receive your discount! Happy Shopping! Read more →


YAY! We are now roaring past 5000 members in our Facebook Group! Are YOU a member? I'll let you in on a little secret....actually it's a BIG SECRET!.....We are popping corks and saving $$ with a special 30% off code good for 24 hours! WOOHOO! DO pop over and join us now! :) Read more →


Today I have yet another beautiful tester version of the Carriers Conquest bag to share with you. This one is by Daryl of Patchouli Moon Studio. Daryl has been a long time tester and good friend of mine for a while now and sadly just recently lost her mom (I've been thinking of you the whole time Daryl)....so she ran a little late getting her tester bag done....Personally I find it amazing she was able to complete it at all,... Read more →


Finally it's time for me to introduce my November 2016 bag of the Month Club bag - The Carriers Conquest! The pattern has now been added to all membership accounts! The Carriers Conquest will not only be a stylish addition to your handbag collection, but a practical one too with loads of pockets to keep you organised. Featuring two spacious top edge zipper pockets with quick access phone pocket. The front zipper pocket also contains two slip pockets. The roomy... Read more →


Hi Everyone, Today I have a great little tutorial to share with you, written by my friend Karen, on reducing the Stow It All Tote by 15%! Over to you Karen: -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, my name is Karen and I live deep in rural England. I learnt to sew and embroider at school 48 odd years ago, and have never really stopped. I also like to do raw edge applique and free-motion machine embroidery. I like to play with all the... Read more →


Emma was one of my very early patterns so I thought it was high time I revised it AND while I was at it I thought why not add a flap AND make her a little bigger while I was at it so it now is more suited to all ages! I am happy to say, Emma is a really quick and easy sew which is perfect for those last minute gifts! Depending on your fabric choice, it is suitable... Read more →


Hello everyone....Today Sonja has a fabulous Brandt's Boulevard/Olivia hack to share with you! Over to you Sonja: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ “Brandtivia” Tutorial by Sonja Davison Please note: I have sewn both patterns in their entirety using a 6mm (¼”) seam allowance and have specified where different seam allowances should be used. One of the many great things about Christine’s patterns is the endless options for hacking customization. Combining the Brandt’s Boulevard with the Olivia is a perfect example, given the many design... Read more →


Hello everyone....Today Liz has a fabulous Serendipity/Lunar mash-up to share with you! Over to you Liz: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hello everyone! I still can’t believe that I won the Hack-a-Bag-a-Thon contest. It’s a great honor to write this tutorial for you (my first one!), and I hope it inspires you to get creative and try out some hacks on your own bags. First, a little about me – I am a Certified Public Accountant living in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA. I’ve been quilting... Read more →


Firstly a great BIG thank you goes out to Marsha and Ellen for hosting the Hack-a-Bag-a-Thon over in our Facebook group! Ladies, you ROCK! I must say I have been blown away by the awesome talent shown by everyone who entered a hack! I really wish EVERYONE could win 1st prize! I think I am going to have to do some serious arm twisting to get everyone to share their hacks with us over the coming months.....wouldn't that be nice?... Read more →


I must admit we really had an AWESOME January to June 2016 Bag of the Month Club season. Now that the season has come to a close its time to announce the winners of the prizes so generously offered by our wonderful sponsors. Do you spot YOUR bag? If so, send us an email to info@bagomc.com (with name, email address and prize or prize # for the Random prizes) by Sunday, July 31st to claim your prize. Winners will be... Read more →


Now that the Jan-June bag of the Month Club is over, we are busy bringing the competition to a close! The Bag of the Month Club fairies have been hard at work again... Some of us had to consult friends, co-workers and other "industry professionals" to come up with our finalists for the Jan - June prizes. It was a tough job, but we've narrowed down the entries to 10 for each month. We have all been astounded by the... Read more →