For my Aussie followers, many of you already know that Spotlight is now carrying the Legacy brand of interfacing and stabilisers which are perfect for our bag making. But I know many of you are also wondering which of these products you should use in place of the Pellon products. Well today I have a Legacy/Pellon Comparison chart to share with you! To download a PDF copy to save to your computer Click the following link: Download Legacy-Pellon Comparison Chart Read more →

Welcome to the Penny Inn Sew Along, with Ellen - Part One! Please DO join in the Facebook group Sew Along running in conjunction HERE!. Before we get started, please don't feel intimated by the Penny Inn! While it does involve a construction technique that is different from most other wallet patterns on the market, (f you've made the Pick A Pocket Wallet than you will already be familiar with it!) it really isn't as difficult as you may imagine... Read more →

Oh I realise a few of you have been waiting patiently for the release of my Bella II pattern....and I thank you for your patience! FINALLY it is here! Features: The Bella II is not only practical, it’s roomy & fun with loads of pockets! Featuring 4 exterior front slip pockets, a zippered exterior back pocket and a recessed zipper closure for your main compartment. Inside you will find another zipper pocket, 3 slip pockets as well as a pen... Read more →

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 →

Welcome to the Pick A Pocket Sew Along - Part Four and final part! What FUN to be getting this close to finishing! WOOHOO! So....let's not waste any time and get back to work! ;) Over to you, Ellen! :) ----------------------------------------------------- Hello again, well today is Section 4 and the last part of the series. I hope that my ramblings have been helpful to some of you while making your new Wallet. Thanks again to Christine for having me here;... Read more →

Welcome to the Pick A Pocket Wallet Sew Along - Part Three! Over to you, Ellen! :) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello.... How are we all today? I hope you’re all well out there in fabric world, and your all sewing up a storm, or at least getting ready to. If you haven’t started yet, then you better get a wriggle on. Lol. Welcome to the Third section of the Pick A Pocket Wallet Sew a Long. (That’s a mouth full) I wanted... Read more →

Welcome to the Pick A Pocket Sew Along - Part Two! It's so AWESOME to see how many of you have already joined in the fun BUT it isn't too late to join in, if you haven't yet! The sew along runs for a whole month and you can join in anytime! :) it is over to you, Ellen! :) ----------------------------------------------------------------- Section Two: Retrieve your tab pieces/seam together / trim and pink curve (it will help it to sit... Read more →

Welcome to the Pick A Pocket Sew Along - Part One! I am really happy to have the help of my friend and trusty pattern tester Ellen who has done an awesome job setting up the following steps for us without further babble from me it is over to you, Ellen! :) ----------------------------------------------------------- Hi everyone my name is Ellen and I’m helping Christine out with the “Pick A Pocket Wallet” Sew Along. Yay!!! How excited are we..... I can... Read more →

So what has everyone been making lately? Bags and wallets of all sorts, I hope? :) Well...I thought it was time for another sew along! The Pick A Pocket wallet is the lucky candidate....How does that sound? Don't forget there is the choice of TWO versions with this wallet! This time we will be doing things a little differently. My lovely and talented pattern tester and Facebook Group admin, Ellen, is going to be sewing and posting the steps here... Read more →

It's done! WOW! That was quicker than launching a NEW pattern, that is for sure! AND yes....many of you guessed correctly that for me, the best part about revamping this pattern, compared to launching a new one, was that I didn't have to NAME it! Congrats to Sam, Melody and Allison who all one a copy of the Snazzy Slouch pattern (or their choice of another pattern) just for entering into my fun little competition! Features: The Snazzy Slouch is... Read more →