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YES! The new Bella pattern is almost ready! Unlike the old version, it will have a zippered main compartment and for that, I have added a COOL metal zipper end.....BUT....I do know that not everyone will have them or want to get them...... Daryl of Patchouli Moon Studio has put together a little tutorial on how to make a fabric zipper tab, just in case you haven't made one before and want to know how! Over to you, Daryl:... Read more →

Today Mel has another awesome ID window tutorial to share with us. This one is perfect for adding to any project in need of one! So....let's take a look....over too you Mel- ----------------------------------------------------------- Hello everyone! My name is Mel (Melanie Euhus if you must!), and I’m thrilled to have been asked to be a guest blogger!! Thanks so much Christine! So Christine wanted to know about my alternative way to make an ID Window for your bags/wallets. This version is... Read more →

How is everyone enjoying sewing their Pick A Pocket Wallets? Having FUN I hope! Well today I have an awesome tutorial by Mel to share with you. It's an alternative method of making your ID window to get a super neat finish! Let's take a look....over to you Mel- --------------------------------------------- Hello everyone! My name is Mel (Melanie Euhus if you must!), and I’m thrilled to have been asked to be a guest blogger!! Thanks so much Christine! I previously had... Read more →

Have you seen the new rage taking the bag world by storm? Metal corners! These add a special finishing touch which simply looks fabulous on lots of different bags....(Hint - Watch for my June Bag of the Month Club design to see how I have used them!) Krista They can be a little tricky to apply IF you are not familiar with a few simple tricks. So Krista, one of my pattern testers extraordinaire, is sharing her tips and tricks... Read more →

How many of you are like ME and have a TON of fabric scraps that you can't bear to part with BUT are just sitting idle in a monstrous pile? Well Samantha has a great tutorial showing us just how to turn those piling up scraps into something FANTASTIC....AND the good part is, she is sharing the tutorial here with us. PLUS don't miss her bag pattern bundles which she is currently offering in her Etsy shop, saving 25%! (Details... Read more →

Hey, I know you love bags....BUT what I don't know is if you have heard about Perfect Pattern Parcel? Well....just in case you haven't, I thought I had better fill you and quick....time is running out to join in the FUN! :) Here is some info from the organisers... How Pattern Parcel Works: Here at Perfect Pattern Parcel, we believe in supporting independent pattern designers. It’s our opinion that indie patterns are just, well, better than big box patterns, and... Read more →

Recently I invited Liz Schaffner from Moments to do a guest post for me, on making straps, since her straps always look so darn perfect! LOL I must admit to being tickled pink that she accepted as she has such a beaut sense of humour and her blog posts are always such FUN to read! :) So it is with great pleasure I hand this post over to Liz: I have had a few people ask me how I get... Read more →

Today I would like to introduce to you a fabulous pattern designer - Samantha. BUT rather than go into a big intro here myself, I'll hand the post straight over to Samantha who will fill you in on all the details! OK....admittedly I am feeling lazy today as it is REALLY steamy and HOT so who feels like typing? NOT me! LOLLL So, you want to know what makes a pattern designer tick? I'm afraid I can't help you with... Read more →