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Today I am sharing a Glossary of bag terms which Karen has put together for you! Over to you Karen! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There are so many bags out there now. Some bags are called after how they are worn rather than their shape or style, i.e. Crossbody or Shoulder bag, or even how they close i.e. drawstring, which can make describing exactly what you want even more difficult. I decided it would be fun to compile an alphabetical list, a glossary... Read more →


WOOP! Today I have a FREE video pattern tutorial to share with you! The I’d Rather Be Sewing Grocery Tote is super fast and easy to make. It can be whipped up in an evening. With a simple technique to add some piping for definition and style, the tote is unlined to make it light and able to fold nice and flat for easy storage. Made from Home Decorator Fabrics, your tote will be durable and neatly finished with French... Read more →


WOOP! I am super excited to let you all know that my new Aussie supply website is up, complete with my PDF patterns in AUD too! I am still fine tuning the site and there are some funny little 1 cent discrepancies showing up in the cart when buying certain quantities of things but I am hounding tech support to fix it....even though its usually only a cent or two and mostly in your favour, it looks unprofessional so I... Read more →


For my Aussie followers, many of you already know that Spotlight is now carrying the Legacy brand of interfacing and stabilisers which are perfect for our bag making. But I know many of you are also wondering which of these products you should use in place of the Pellon products. Well today I have a Legacy/Pellon Comparison chart to share with you! To download a PDF copy to save to your computer Click the following link: Download Legacy-Pellon Comparison Chart Read more →


Today I would like to share with you a BRAND NEW online shopping site - Patterns To Print. Patterns To Print is a UK based site owned by my friend Samantha of Sewing Patterns by Mrs H. WHY is this site so great? Well....many of you whom are SELLING digital patterns would have already heard of the New Vat Laws that the Euopean Union are introducing in 2015. Basically....in a Nut Shell, if you sell any digital products, including patterns... Read more →


Some of you may have noticed that I no longer have the Hardware kits available for my patterns.... Due to personal circumstances I need to cut back on some of the things I do so...I won't be stocking the hardware, for a while at least...BUT never fear....Janelle is HERE! (Don't worry I AM fullfilling any current orders and DO still have the Bag of the Month Club Hardware available here!) Yes...you can get most (if not all) that you need... Read more →


One of the things I get a LOT of requests for are hardware kits for my patterns. I really would LOVE to stock kits for all of my patterns and I get asked so many times that I thought I would give it a trial run.... Sooo.... for the sake of trialing this, I have added a few sets of hardware for Genevieve and a few other patterns, into my Etsy store here! Shipping within Australia is really quick and... Read more →


Just WHERE did you get that???

Well….I am often asked “Just WHERE do you get your bag hardware?”. While yes...you can find what you need quite easily online....more often than not you have to search for hours and shop in many different places or buy in quantities that you simply do not need....so I have made it easy for you! I now stock hardware kits for all my patterns in my Etsy shop. If you don't see what you need, please contact me...sometimes I sell out... Read more →