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Hi Everyone, WOOP! What FUN we are having over in our Facebook Group Event. We are running a Colour Challenge this month, headed and organised by our lovely admin Marsha, and while it has already started, there is still plenty of time for you to join in! (Check the pinned post in the group for the link to the event!) COLOUR CHALLENGE 2020 Classic Blue, Pantone 19-4052 #COLOUR2020 <--- colour with a U. We would love to see what CWD... Read more →

WOW! What can I say? There were SOOOOO many wonderful entries into our FUN Upcycling challenge! The great part about Upcycling is that it's not only cheap BUT you get to use something that would otherwise be discarded, so its great for our planet as well as our pockets! Well honestly I really wanted to choose EVERYONE's bags as a winner BUT alas....I had to force myself to stick with only one winner and two runners further procrastination on... Read more →

FLASH FUN! October Upcycle Challenge! I've seen a lot of upcycling lately......So I thought it would be FUN to have an Upcycling Challenge! Sooooo for the rest of October I challenge everyone to make something NEW from something OLD using a CWD pattern! Simply make and share any upcycled bag from a CWD design (Can be modified to suit, as long as it is still visible that it originates from a CWD pattern) during the month of October and go... Read more →

EDIT: WOOP! And the winner of the most creative comment below is Veronica Johnson! Congrats! Please email me so I can give you your Penny Inn Pattern + Video prize!.....PLUS Cindy Huggins....I would like to also give you a copy because....well just because life can be tough sometimes and I know what that feels like so I hope this will brighten up your day a little! Please email me Thanks everyone who took part! Great comments from all!... Read more →

We've got a week of adventure planned with 15 bloggers* and 15+ handmade handbags, in 6 countries around the world. Some of these bloggers are experienced bag-makers, while others are new to sewing bags. They'll share the gorgeous creations that all started with a ChrisW Designs pattern. Read more →

Let's Celebrate! Come one, come all to our 6000 member celebration! Not only are we having an exclusive member discount BUT you could also WIN some fabulous prizes via some FUN, easy to enter mini competitions! BUT.......we aren't quite there yet.... so please help us hit that target! Spread the word, tell your friends and join us in some cork popping FUN as soon as the 6000th member signs up! WOOHOO! Join our group NOW! It's FUN and it's FREE!... Read more →

Firstly a great BIG thank you goes out to Marsha and Ellen for hosting the Hack-a-Bag-a-Thon over in our Facebook group! Ladies, you ROCK! I must say I have been blown away by the awesome talent shown by everyone who entered a hack! I really wish EVERYONE could win 1st prize! I think I am going to have to do some serious arm twisting to get everyone to share their hacks with us over the coming months.....wouldn't that be nice?... Read more →

Calling all Hacks & Quacks! Clear your sewing tables & get out your cameras because you won't want to miss this... July 1 - 31 2016 We're hosting the first ever ChrisW Hack-a-Bag-a-Thon in our Facebook group HERE. Creativity, Prizes, & FunFunFun! Prizes: First Prize - $50 voucher from the Fat Quarter Shop - $25 voucher from Emmaline Bags - A guest starring role on the ChrisW blog* Second Prize - $25 voucher from Hawthorne Threads - 1 ChrisW pattern... Read more →

It was NOT easy to choose a winner for our Photo Competition as there were so many fabulos entries to choose from! I have to admit that I passed the buck to my daughter Amy (Thanks Amy!) to make the hard choices! LOL So without futher delay.....our winners are: FIRST prize: First prize goes to Mara! (grecomara) Mara gets to choose any 5 of my bag patterns PLUS $50 store credit to buy hardware kits (Yes I still have some... Read more →

Hi everyone.....some of you already know that I have been SNOWED under (Well, it certainly feels like it!) with a lot of happenings at home so I am sooo far behind in my work it isn't funny! That's life I guess! I do apologise for the absense of Bag Brag Tuesday ....I'll get that happening again as soon as I can BUT.....more pressing is my new tote pattern.... Kenny and my new tote bag! Speaking of my new tote pattern....Yes... Read more →

WHO wants to win some patterns and hardware kits just for taking a nice photo? Admittedly it is SO much nicer to see a bag alongside a human so we know the scale, right? Well....I admit I don't particularly enjoy being in front of the camera and I don't have any willing models who will agree to be in front of it for me....(despite copious amounts of begging and bribery, my daughters REFUSE!) SO....I have had a least I... Read more →