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


Have you the Lombard Street pattern and have been procrastinating actually making it? Well now might be the time to dust of the cobwebs! Starting March 1st, the next sew along event will be buzzing at the ChrisW Designs new Facebook group! It's a great way to find inspiration, get motivated, make new friends and get help should you need it! PLUS, just for participating and by entering your Lombard Street bag in our special album on Facebook, you can... Read more


Hi Everyone, I have just added a new free pattern to the files section of our ChrisW Designs Patterns Group. If you haven't joined us in the group yet, please do!.....Aside from the free Gemini pouch pattern, we have sew along's and competitions where you can win patterns. There are loads of inspirational photos being posted all the time PLUS there is loads of help when you need it! It's just plain FUN to be a part of the group!... Read more


Hello 2015 Bag of the Month Club members. The prizes have all been organized for this years contest and we are proud to announce that our amazing sponsors have been very generous and we are lucky to be able to provide 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place prizes for each of the 6 bag designs, as well as 6 randomly drawn prizes. To Enter: If you are a club member, please link up your completed bag photos to the FLICKR GROUP... Read more


Have you joined the ChrisW Designs Patterns Group yet? If so, you will be aware of the hive of activity due to the upcomin Sugar & Spice Sew Along! Sugar & Spice! Have you heard about the Sew Along yet? NO? Ok, so here's the low down: Rachel Of Tiger in a Tornado (don't you just love that name? LOL) is ever so kindly organising the Sew Along within our new Facebook Group and is doing a FAB job too,... Read more


WOOHOO...I'm excited to be a designer and part of the 2015 Bag of The Month Club and even moreso when I was delivered with this months pattern, The Companion Carpet Bag by January's AWESOME designer, Samantha of Sewing Patterns by Mrs. H. As I've never used an internal bag frame before, I was especially excited to make up Samantha's pattern! I decided to make the smaller one to carry NOW, since I am designing wallets at the moment I do... 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


This is a sponsored affiliate post so yes....if you buy via one of these links, I will benefit a little! Rest assured though, that I wouldn't be recommending Craftsy classes if I didn't LOVE them myself! :) I'm quite sure most of you have spent oodles of time making Christmas gifts or scouring the shops and online stores for everyone else....Well....why not treat yourself to something too? YOU deserve it! (YOU can always resort to twisting hubbies arm to get... Read more


Welcome to the sixtieth 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


Firstly let me thank everyone who took the time to enter my Sew Mama Sew giveaway and most of all, leave a comment on the things you look for in a bag.....While I am unable to reply to all those comments left for me, rest assurred I read each and every one of them! I found it very enlightening, interesting and helpful! ;) So now to the giveaway WINNER: Congrats to Sangeetha! I have already sent you an email however... Read more


WOOP It's that time of year for the Sew Mama Sew May Giveaway Day (OK so it's open for the whole week YIPPEE) and I am really excited to be participating again this year! I'll be giving away YOUR CHOICE of 3 of my PDF bag sewing patterns available in my shop here. If you haven't heard of it before, there are 2 pages of giveaways, one for supplies and one for handmade goodies! YAY! If you haven't been here... Read more


WOOHOO! I am very excited that today, pre-orders are going on sale for the Bag of the Month Club for 2015! If you are not familiar with the club, please click here to view the club offerings for 2014 so you can get a taste of the quality of bag patterns that are in store for you in 2015! The Details: 6 of the best bag sewing pattern designers in the business are teaming together to bring you a 6-month... Read more