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Today's Sewist Interview features Liz Schaffner of Moments! Liz Following Liz's blog, you soon discover she has a fabulous sense of humour along with some pretty nifty, neat sewing skills but not take my word for it, see Liz's interview and find out for yourself! Over to you Liz! :) ------------------------------------- I am thrilled to be part of Christine's Sewist series. I discovered her website and wonderful bags last year, when I fell in love with her bag patterns “Bella”&... Read more →


No....I am not referring to my pants! I am refferring to the bottoms of bags! What happens if we don't give our baggy bottoms some reinforcement? Well....for starters, they just don't look good! Who likes the look of a bottom that is saggy and out of shape? BUT not only do they fail to impress in the looks department, they will also fail the test of time! It is essential to give your bottoms the support they deserve...otherwise your bags... Read more →


Welcome to the fourteenth week of the Bag Brag Tuesday Linking Party! The place to share your bag making endeavours! New or old - if you feel it is worth bragging about, please share it here! :) So just what IS a linking party? Well a linking party is a super FUN way to meet new friends, find inspiration and show off your own FAB creations! I subscribe to a linking service. This provides the ability for anyone to add... Read more →


This week, as promised, we have another fabulous Pattern Designer Interview! Today I have great pleasure in introducing you to Gail Seymour! Just wait until you see Gail's awesome office/sewing space! Oh I hope mine will be so well organised when I finally get my space to myself! Mind you, I wonder if it is always as tidy as it is in the photos?....one thing is for sure, mine won't be! LOLL Oh and Gail has an impressive range of... Read more →


Welcome to the thirteenth week of the Bag Brag Tuesday Linking Party! The place to share your bag making endeavours! New or old - if you feel it is worth bragging about, please share it here! :) So just what IS a linking party? Well a linking party is a super FUN way to meet new friends, find inspiration and show off your own FAB creations! I subscribe to a linking service. This provides the ability for anyone to add... Read more →


Today I have great pleasure in introducing you to Robin Sheaffer of I first 'met' Robin back in March when I made a callout for pattern testers for my Genevieve pattern! Boy I am sure glad that Robin responded! She's a FAB tester....always completing on time and always gives helpful feedback too! BUT.....I am sure you don't want to read my rambling on so let me hand over the post to Robin instead! :) Take it away Robin........... When did... Read more →


I know that quite a few of you have been anxiously awaiting the addition of Sugar & Spice to my collection of pdf sewing patterns.....Well.....Finally I can say that Sugar & Spice...yes....as seen in the June edition of Australian Homespun Magazine, is now available in my Shop! I am really proud of this bag ......it is quite an easy make compared to some of my patterns (Oh and YES MARIA...whom I know is reading this...I CAN and WILL... Read more →


Welcome to the twelvth week of the Bag Brag Tuesday Linking Party! The place to share your bag making endeavours! New or old - if you feel it is worth bragging about, please share it here! :) So just what IS a linking party? Well a linking party is a super FUN way to meet new friends, find inspiration and show off your own FAB creations! I subscribe to a linking service. This provides the ability for anyone to add... Read more →


Today's interview is with a designer whose work I admire! Janelle Mackay of Emmaline Bags! Janelle Mackay I can honestly say that I have great pleasure in bringing this interview to you because Janelle's patterns are FABULOUS to say the least! I know because I have tried one of Janelle's patterns for myself, The Necessary Clutch Wallet. Janelle is also a very helpful and friendly person too! Anyway....rather than having ME ramble on, it is over to you Janelle: When... Read more →


Welcome to the eleventh week of the Bag Brag Tuesday Linking Party! The place to share your bag making endeavours! New or old - if you feel it is worth bragging about, please share it here! :) So just what IS a linking party? Well a linking party is a super FUN way to meet new friends, find inspiration and show off your own FAB creations! I subscribe to a linking service. This provides the ability for anyone to add... Read more →


Welcome to the first in our series of Sewist Interviews! Today I would like to introduce to you Maria Vazquez from Mia Creates. I first met Maria many moons ago when she contacted me to see if she could test some of my patterns.....and boy am I glad she did! Can this gal sew! Such a perfectionist! I have never met anyone sooooo fussy before! If she has just ONE wonky stitch, she will unpick it! (Not like me, who... Read more →