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Progress Update - Bag of the Month Club 2016

Who can believe we are already well into our third month of the Bag of the Month Club? WOW is this year buzzing! With 3 patterns already released, I thought it is a good time to give you a little look into how things are coming along!


So let's take a look at the patterns already released! First up was January's Backgammon bag by Betz White: It's a really fun bag that is a great way to feature some of those scraps we all have and don't know what to do with BUT love so much we can't part with them! The pieced details on the front pocket is the perfect answer to that!! I LOVE how different fabric choices and colour combinations for this bag can make it look so unique and individual.

January's Backgammon Bag by Betz White

There are a whole swag of entries already in the January Competition linkup section. Remember that you have right up until July 15th to enter all of your bags into any of the months linkups! So it doesn't matter if you sew them all in June or July! LOL Don't forget there are a whole pile of prizes to WIN this year....some based on merit and some are random, so everyone has a chance to WIN! You can find out more about our Sponsors and the prizes on the Competition page.

Backgammon Bags

February's bag is The Window Shopper Tote by Samantha Hussey of Sewing Patterns by Mrs. H. This is a large bag perfect for....well....SHOPPING! it holds a ton....perfect for that next trip to the fabric store! LOL  Samantha's has posted a free pattern hack for the front pocket so you have lots of options! Hop over to Samantha's blog !

Window Shopper Tote Bag

There are also a swag of fabulous Window Shoppers entered into the February is just a small look at them....You can see more for yourself over on our competition page HERE!

Window Shopper Totes

For March we have the Polaris bag by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness. This bag is on the opposite end of the spectrum and is small and cute and needs very little supplies! The beauty of this pattern is it gives you TWO shape options. How COOL is that! 


The entries for the competition are just starting to come in....Let's have a little look:

Polaris Bags

Polaris Bags

More Polaris bags

If you’re undecided as to whether this club is for you, please check out our closed Facebook group. You can  see all the fun the members are having and check out the impressive array of bags that they’ve made from the club patterns so far!

Not sure how the club works? We have a little video which will clarify it for you:


A BIG thank you and shout out to our Sponsors for supplying this years awesome prizes:

2016 Bag of the Month club Sponsors*Hawthorne Threads
*Fat Quarter Shop
*Emmaline Bags
*Stay Home Fabrics
*Cotton Crates
*Zipit Zippers
*Sitka Fabrics

So....if time continues to race by at this breath taking speed, June (and MY turn) will be here before I know it! So I best get cracking on my design....yep...I DO know what it is now...and yep....I am working on it but.....nope....I can't show you....yet! BUT....I am EXCITED! My daughter has tested it and she LOVES it....and I think you will love it too, IF I do say so myself! ;)


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