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Introducing The Upgrader PDF and PDF + Video Options! PLUS Pocket Supplement B with BONUS Video!

WOOHOO! I've been working hard and am SO happy to finally introduce you to The Upgrader PDF Pattern and Video Course.

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FEATURES:

The Upgrader comes with two sizes to choose from. The small is the perfect sized handbag for a day out shopping where you don’t need to carry a ton of paraphernalia. The larger size is perfect if you like to carry a lot of extra things in your handbag.

The Upgrader features a front slip pocket (perfect for your keys) and a back slip pocket which you can choose to have as a quick to access pocket for your phone.

Or choose to have the back pocket close more securely with a simple alteration as shown in the pattern. The Top Strap Closure keeps your main compartment and front pocket closed. Inside the main compartment you will find a zippered pocket.

With the addition of Pocket Supplement B, you will have loads of pockets to keep organised while you shop!

Finished size:
SMALL: Approx. 25cm (10”) W at the Base and 37cm (14 ½”) W at the Top X 23.5cm (9 ¼”) H X 9cm (3 ½”) D.
LARGE: Approx. 28cm (11”) W at the Base and 41cm (16”) W at the Top X 28cm (11”) H X 10cm (4”) D.

Rated Intermediate: Ratings INTERMEDIATE

The Large Upgrader

PLUS to complement The Upgrader, for those of you who, like me, LOVE pockets, I am also introducing Pocket Supplement B:

Pocket Supplement B

The Pocket Supplement B is perfect for bags that don’t have a zipper closure, to provide you with some slip pockets that are secure, so your important things don’t fall out!

PLUS as a bonus extra, Pocket Supplement B also makes a super cute clutch which is quick, easy and fun to make.

Finished Size = 24cm W X 15cm H X 1cm (9 ½” W X 6”H X ⅜” D) 

PLUS Pocket Supplement B also comes with free video included!

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I know I sound like a broken record BUT as always, I could not do this without all my wonderful testers and proof readers so a great BIG thank you goes out to them! So lets take a look at their wonderful work!

First up we have Marilyn of Shades of Bold with a small Upgrader:

Marilyn's Small Upgrader

The back:

Marilyn's Small Upgrader - Back view

Abbe made not only the Small Upgrader but she also made the large too:

Abbe's Large and Small Upgrader

Rachel of Tiger in a Tornado made the large Upgrader with Pocket Supplement B:

Rachel's Large Upgrader

Pamela made a small Upgrader with Pocket Supplement B:

Pamela's Small Upgrader

...and she made a large one too, also with Pocket Supplement B:

Pamela's Large Upgrader

Daryl of Patchouli Moon Studio made the Large Upgrader:

Daryl's Large Upgrader

Deb made the small Upgrader with a customised Pocket Supplement A:

Deb's Small Upgrader

Annie made the Small Upgrader with Pocket Supplement B:

Annie's Small Upgrader

 

Jane made the small Upgrader:

Jane's Small Upgrader

Hjordis made the large Upgrader with Pocket Supplement B:

Hjordis's Large Upgrader

Then she made the small with Pocket Supplement B:

Hjordis's Small Upgrader

Janet made the small Upgrader with Pocket Supplement B:

Janet's Small Upgrader with pocket Supplement B

Laura of Totes Adorbs made the small Upgrader with Pocket Supplement B and a Clutch:

Laura's Small Upgrader with Pocket Supplement B and Clutch

Laura also made the Large Upgrader:

Laura's Large Upgrader

Laura was having a ball. She also made this clutch using Pocket Supplement B:

Laura's Clutch

Vickie made the small Upgrader with Pocket Supplement B and a clutch:

Vickie's Small Upgrader with pocket Supplement B and Clutch

Sass made the Large Upgrader with Pocket Supplement B:

Sass's Large Upgrader with Pocket Supplement B

Wendy of WD Handbags made the small Upgrader with Pocket Supplement B:

Wendy's Small Upgrader with Pocket Supplement B

Cheslia made the Large Upgrader:

Cheslia's Large Upgrader

Cheslia also made the small Upgrader, this time with Pocket Supplement B:

Cheslia's Small Upgrader

Last but not least is Ellen's large Upgrader with Pocket Supplement B:

Ellen's Large Upgrader old

Like I said, a great BIG thank you goes to all of the testers for their fantastic work in helping me iron out the wrinkles on these two patterns. you ROCK ladies! A special thanks also to Tara of UhOh Creations ...although Tara didn't have time to make an Upgrader, her help with proof reading is very MUCH appreciated. You rock too Tara! LOL

Of course.....don't forget you can purchase the video course for The Upgrader too, for extra help! If you haven't taken one of my other courses, they are not just merely showing you how to sew a bag, they are more like a complete sewing class except instead of you coming to me, I come to you! LOL

Pocket Supplement B comes with BONUS video. Although not as comprehensive as my full courses, it will give you a little taste of what my videos look like. My full video courses are broken up into easy to follow units and lessons....and just so you know, I leave in my booboos so you can see even I am not perfect! hehehe!

Take a look at the video trailer for The Upgrader video course below:

The PDF Pattern only for The Upgrader is available in my website shop HERE and if you would like to sew along with me, you can get the PDF + Video course in my website shop HERE. Pocket Supplement B with bonus video is HERE.
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