All I can say here is that designing is EASY PEASY compared to picking names! LOL I so do NOT like the job. Normally I pass the buck to my daughter to choose the winning name BUT she has been otherwise occupied and too busy so I had to do it myself.....so after 3 hours of deliberating and google checking, I have chosen......DRUMROLL...... Pick A Pocket Wallet! The name was actually suggested twice so the prize will have to go... Read more


It's hard for me to get my head around the fact that another 6 months of the Bag Club is almost over! I guess that means we will soon be on the countdown to Christmas! YIKES! Let's have a look: Each pattern will be available separately in their designers shop, on or after the 1st of July. You do have one last chance to grab all 6 patterns for the low price of $40. That's a saving of around $15.00... Read more


A lot of you already know I have been busy with another wallet pattern. Well today it's time for a sneak peak AND, like usual, I find naming things the most difficult part.....so I will need your help with that! First, let's have a look: FEATURES: The Wallet features a zippered coin section, three slip pockets for notes or receipts, a phone pocket, an ID window and your choice of 12 card slots or 4 card slots and another zipper... Read more


YES! At last it is my turn to show you my contribution as "Miss June" for the Bag of the Month Club (Yes you can still join! Click here!) This year I decided to offer something a little bit different - A Wallet! I have had a lot of FUN as well as a little bit of hair pulling designing this wallet BUT I am happy to say I really love using my "Penny Inn" and I hope you will... 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


Looking for a new project? Why not join in the Bella sew along running NOW until the 28th June in my Facebook group HERE! Not a member of our Facebook group yet? You can join HERE! The sew along runs from NOW until the 28th of June. Not only do you get to sew along with a whole bunch of wonderful people working on the same project BUT you also get to enter your completed bag into a competition to... Read more


If you have been procrastinating on making up your Serendipity Hip, NOW is the time to DO IT! :) The sew along runs from April 25th to May 18th and it's all happening at the ChrisW Designs Facebook group where not only do you get to sew along with a whole bunch of wonderful people working on the same project BUT you also get to enter your completed bag into a competition to WIN prizes too! How cool is that?... 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


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