Newsletter for

August, 2014 /

Welcome to and Newsletter for August, 2014!

The Summer is winding down here in North Carolina and it has been a strange one with temperature ups and downs that are enough to give you whiplash:)
This is the time of year I start thinking about organizing my sewing room and what exactly I want to make over the next few months.
We got in some heavy duty mesh in fun colors so I think grocery bags made with mesh inserts for breathability is top of my list to make this year! Have you started planning your sewing projects yet?

Now on to the latest patterns!

Sewing Machine & Extension Table Tote Pattern by Among Brenda's Quilts
Sewing Machine & Extension Table Tote Pattern

The Sewing Machine & Extension Table Tote Pattern by Among Brenda's Quilts is the perfect carry-all for your supplies AND your sewing machine - carry everything you need to that sewing class or retreat! There are outside pockets to hold your cords, foot pedal, etc. and a special zippered front pocket that opens flat for tools or fabric. This pattern is for advanced to intermediate level sewers and makes a tote that fits sewing machines up to 19" in length x 13" high x 9" deep. It fits extension tables measuring up to 19" x 13" with folding or removable feet.

The "Dina" Bag Pattern by Abbey Lane Quilts
The Dina Bag Pattern by Abbey Lane Quilts

The "Dina" Bag Pattern by Abbey Lane Quilts is a smart looking bag pattern with double handles and unique outside angled pockets with matching accent  trim.This bag pattern fastens with a magnetic closure and the finished size is 17" x 13".

Just in! Medium Weight Mesh by Nifty Notions in Bright Pink, Royal Blue, Orange, Lime Green, and Red (Shown below).
Mesh by Nifty Notions in Red

Here are some new fun patterns by Sister's Common Thread that uses your mesh!

Jiffy Bags (Tall) - The Jiffy Bags pattern by Sisters Common Thread is a handy tall bag with a secure zipper made of mesh so you can see everything inside! This bag comes in two sizes and is perfect for those travel items such as makeup, bottles of lotion, etc. The finished size is 8 1/2" x 7" x 2 1/2" for the small vertical bag and 10" x 9" x 3 1/2" for the large vertical bag.

Peek A Pouch Pattern (Shown below)- The Peek A Pouch Pattern by Sisters Common Thread is a decorative pouch with a secure top zipper made with a Fat Quarter and mesh - see everything inside your pouch!
Peek A Pouch Pattern by Sisters Common Thread

Totable Trio Pattern - The Totable Trio by Sisters Common Thread is a handy collection of easy to carry small bags made with medium weight mesh so you can see everything inside your bag! There are three sizes included: SMALL is 7" x 6 1/2" x 3 1/2", MEDIUM is 9" x 6 1/2" x 3", and TALL is 9" x 11 1/2" x 3" when completed.

On Sale

Purse patterns on sale from 20% to 50% off!

Unique bag patterns on sale from Among Brenda's Quilts!

The Peek-A-Boo Bag Pattern
Peek-A-Boo Bag Pattern by Among Brenda's Quilts

Beachcomber Bag and Hat Pattern
The 2B Bag Pattern
The Bag-ette Bag Pattern


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3 new PDF Bag patterns from Lazy Girl Designs:

The Whimsy Bag Pattern
Whimsy Bag Pattern in PDF format by Lazy Girl Designs

The Whimsy Bag is a convenient tote that helps you stay organized six large exterior pockets and comfortable padded handles. The Whimsey is easy to make because construction is similar to making a placemat - simply follow the directions, fold in half, and stitch the side seams.
Fabric recommendations: The entire bag is made from just three fabrics. Choose coordinating prints with large, medium, and small size designs. Combine stripes and florals for great impact.

The Claire Bag Pattern
The Claire Bag Pattern by Lazy Girl Designs

The Claire Bag Pattern by Lazy Girl Designs is made by stacking two fabrics, cutting them, and then putting the pieces where you want on your bag!They will be mirror images of each other because of the fabric swap, with a fun angled center pocket. This is a great tote, purse, or even a project bag! Instructions are given for either short or medium handles and there are 2 outside and 6 inside pockets. The finished size is approximately 10 1/4" x 9 1/4" x 4".

The Gracie Bag Pattern
Gracie Bag Pattern in downloadable format by Lazy Girl Designs

The Gracie Bag Pattern from Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl Designs is the perfect size to carry everyday! This purse can be dressed up with embellishments for a more glamorous look or even go vintage with antique trim. Directions are included for six interior pockets and a flap closure that is secured with Velcro. The Bag-E-Bottom Size A (LGD500) is recommended for a more structured bag bottom. Finished size is approximately 12" x 10" x 4 1/2" and this is a rotary cut project and not suitable for directional prints.

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