ChrisW Designs BIGGEST sale of the year! Were you hoping to stock up on some bag patterns? Now's the time to do it! 30% off SITE-WIDE on Black Friday 27th November 2015 until midnight on Cyber Monday 30th November 2015! Use code HOLIDAY15 in your shopping cart to receive your discount! Happy Shopping! Read more →


It's no secret! I LOVE Craftsy and it's classes and am enrolled in quite a few of them! The FANTASTIC news is that they are having a Black Friday sale with up to 70% OFF Online Classes and Supplies!! (Note all links are affiliate links so yes, if you purchase via the link, I will make a couple of bucks! LOL) My friend Sara of Sew Sweetness has recently released a fabulous class on Interfacing and Structure. So if you... Read more →


During our recent KISS Clutch sew along in our Facebook Group, Judith showed an awesome KISS Clutch she made using QAYG techniques. Luckily for us, she has agreed to share the process with us, for those of you whom are new to quilting, like me! AWESOME! Over to you Judith: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Kiss Clutch by Chris W Designs made with Quilt As You Go (QAYG) techniques by Judith Clauss of Judith Stitches Recently, I participated in a delightful sew along... Read more →


SO excited! I am fast approaching the 17 000 Likes milestone on Facebook! To celebrate I am having a giveaway! To join in the FUN, pop by my Facebook Page HERE! Simple entry for your chance to WIN one of 6 patterns of your choice from my shop! ;) Good Luck! :) Read more →


WooHoo It's Sew Along time again! This time we have the KISS Clutch - a nice easy and quick sew after the challenge of the Penny Inn! (Can you guess why it is called the KISS clutch?) So....let's get started! Over to you, Ellen: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello everyone and welcome to the latest ChrisWDesigns Sew Along. Thank you Christine, for having me back, and trusting me with your awesome designs. So... ‘The Kiss Clutch’ how cute is this little bag. It... Read more →


Do you know, it never ceases to amaze me the amount of gorgeous creations being shared in our Facebook group....Honestly, the creativity and workmanship these ladies display is second to none! So it is of no surprise really that one of the members, Dianna, shared with us a GORGEOUS Genevieve. BUT....her Genevieve was extra special! It had the most beautiful flap you ever did see! AND, she made it herself! Well....Today I have something special to share with you! Dianna... Read more →


Welcome to the Penny Inn Sew Along, with Ellen - Part Four! Please DO join in the Facebook group Sew Along running in conjunction HERE! I know everyone is eager to get on with Part Four, our final instalment - WOOHOO how exciting! .....OK... over to you Ellen..... ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Oh my... how Gorgeous, are some of the Penny Inn’s that have been finished already! Everyone should be so proud of themselves. I apologise to those that have been waiting for... Read more →


DRUMROLL.....AND....the winner of our name the pattern competition is Carmen N for her suggestion of "Epiphany"! Thank you Carmen! You have won a copy of the pattern PLUS a lite hardware kit! Please email me as you haven't left your contact details with your comment! ;) FEATURES: The Epiphany will be a stylish addition to your handbag collection. Featuring a front slip pocket for your phone or keys, a back zipper pocket and a recessed zipper closure. The spacious interior... Read more →


Welcome to the Penny Inn Sew Along, with Ellen - Part Three B! Please DO join in the Facebook group Sew Along running in conjunction HERE! I know everyone is eager to get on with Part Three B, since we are a little bit late posting....and this time I am to blame, or should I say my poor internet connection! (grrrr).....OK... over to you Ellen..... ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Yep Yep Yep.... here we are again...lol .... Thanks for coming back and joining... Read more →


Welcome to the Penny Inn Sew Along, with Ellen - Part Three A! Please DO join in the Facebook group Sew Along running in conjunction HERE! I know everyone is eager to get on with Part Three A, since we are a little bit late posting, .....so it's straight over to you Ellen... --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Well Hello again, I see on Facebook that some of you jumping ahead leaps and bounds. YAY!! I thought I might cut this into smaller sections...so... Read more →


Hello everyone! Yes it is coming up to NEW pattern release time again and I need HELP in choosing a name! So here's a peek at the bag: Features: The ??? bag will be a stylish addition to your handbag collection. Featuring a front slip pocket for your phone or keys, a back zipper pocket and a recessed zipper closure. The spacious interior features 2 slip pockets, a pleated pocket and a pen pocket on one side. Plus you can... Read more →


Welcome to the Penny Inn Sew Along, with Ellen - Part Two! Please DO join in the Facebook group Sew Along running in conjunction HERE! I know everyone is eager to get on with Part Two since we are a little bit late posting, so I won't prattle on! Glad you are feeling better, Ellen.....over to you... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello Happy sewers.... it was a little tricky trying to cut this pattern into 4 sections, but I will do my best.... Read more →