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WOOHOO....I am soooo happy that I can now bring you this laptop bag! As per usual, I ended up complicating this for myself by adding extras to the pattern instead of just leaving as is and finishing it off! LOL This time it is in the form of extra sizes. Yep, this pattern includes both the pattern pieces AND cutting measurements for not one or two BUT THREE size variations so it is easier to make a laptop bag that... Read more →

Today I am happy to be able to share with you my City Slicker Pattern from the Bag of the Month Club....I had SOOO much fun being a part of the club and it's kinda sad that July has rolled on in and there is no pattern coming into my inbox But never fear.....The club will be back running again from January next year so that IS something to look forward to! :) Anyway....Back to my City Slicker Pattern. There... Read more →

OK....without further delay.....Introducing the Stow It All Tote: The STOW IT ALL tote is the perfect sized tote for a day out shopping, with plenty of pockets to keep you organised while you shop! This spacious tote features 5 exterior slip pockets, 1 exterior twist lock pocket, a recessed zipper closure, an interior zipper pocket, 2 slip pockets and a pen pocket. Of course the addition of a twist lock, rivets (optional), bag feet, rings and cute hooks on the... Read more →

Today I would like to invite you to take a peek at this months Bag of the Month Club just happens to be MINE...I am Miss June! :) I am so excited to be finally able to show you! Drumroll....Introducing The City Slicker: Inside: Side view: is typical to ME...the above pattern turned out to be rather advanced and a tad time consuming to to shake things up a little and make sure everyone in the club... Read more →

One of the things I enjoy most about designing bag patterns is when I see the bag being made up by other people...I know I can make up my own designs (of course! LOL)....BUT to see them actually come to life being made by my testers is totally AWESOME FUN! Today I am happy to share some more of the testers pics of the Uptown Girl! :) First up - Robin has now added straps to her bag. She just... Read more →

OK so this was a while coming, (gosh I sound like a broken record!) BUT FINALLY here it is! I have great pleasure in bringing to you my first dedicated Pleather Bag Pattern - The Uptown Girl! :) Yes...the pattern is written with Pleather/Leather/Faux leather and Vinyl in mind! BUT...of course any good sewist worth their weight in salt knows that you don't have to stick to the rules...they are of course, meant to be broken, are they not? (Well... Read more →

I know that I have blown my trumpet on Lombard Street quite a bit lately BUT today I would like to share a few more of my pattern testers photos with you anyway! These Ladies didn't quite make it in time to meet my deadline (should I say rediculous deadline??) and the introductory posting on my new Lombard Street bag BUT.....I can't help myself....everyone has done such a great job, it is hard not to share them with you anyway!... Read more →

Admittedly it took me a bit longer to get this done than I had anticipated (When doesn't it? LOLLL) BUT....that is only because I want to make sure the pattern is the best I can get it! One thing is for sure....I could NOT do that without the help of all my wonderful pattern testers AND my proof reader extraordinaire, Rochelle! Almost all of the testers had trouble getting the eyelets....That was my fault as I didn't give them enough... 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 & seen in the June edition of Australian Homespun Magazine, is now available in my Shop! I am really proud of this bag 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 →

As some of you may know Evelyn was my very first published bag pattern! Well....that was some time ago now so I thought it would be FUN to go back and look at where it all began and see if I can make some improvements...and I did! I am really happy to now bring you my NEW and IMPROVED version of Evelyn! Apart from new step by step photographs, I have re-visited the construction and, among a few other improvements,... Read more → per usual, it took me longer than anticipated to reach this day! BUT....finally it is done! But before I go on to show you all the SUPER AWESOME photos sent to me from my pattern testers, I just would like to THANK each and every one of them for all their efforts and work in spotting the errors and making the improvements to the pattern. I would also like to thank my proof reader extraordinaire Rochelle for making sure... Read more →

Finally I am able to introduce to you Genevieve. My latest design messenger bag sewing pattern which is now available as a PDF instant download in my pattern shop! :) If you have been following my blog, you will know I never seem to be able to do things the easy way ....I always have to complicate things for myself LOL......BUT.....for YOU that is good because it now means my Genevieve bag pattern comes with the option to make THREE... Read more →