Newsletter for

December, 2014 and

Welcome to Newsletter for December, 2014!


Yes, I know you are running around like crazy and time is short. I personally have fallen behind on my sewing so I have decided to not be so hard on myself. This is a season for kindness and that includes being kind to yourself!

Two new booklets by Cindy Taylor Oates (Taylor Made Designs). These are so handy and practical! Multiple patterns are in each booklet, including some pattern pieces.

Trendy Totes & Carryalls has the following patterns:

  • The Weekender Bag pattern (Project A) has a divided pocket and a zippered pocket inside and is a really good way to keep your belongings organized. Finished size is 13 1/2” x 19 1/2” x 6”.
  • The Everyday Bag (Project B) is a smaller version of the Weekender Bag with double handles and a zippered top. Finished size is 10 1/2” x15 1/2” x 4” with a 10” drop for the handles.
  • The Cosmetic Bag (Project C) is the perfect companion to hold all your makeup.
  • The Laundry Bag (Project D) is a great solution for storing those dirty clothes when you travel. Finished size is 20” x 27”.
  • The Hanging Garment Bag (Project E) can hold and protect your clothes when you travel. Finished size is 21” x 44”.
  • The Crossbody Bag (Project F) is a crossbody bag that can carry your IPad in style and comfort. Finished size is 11 1/2” x 11 1/2” x 3”.

Sew On The Go Pattern Booklet has the following patterns:

  • Large tote bag that has a pocket big enough to hold an 18” x 24” cutting mat and a Sew Steady acrylic table of the same size (Project A) Finished size is 26”W x 21 1/2”H x 3”D
  • A zippered bag with pockets that is perfect for smaller sewing supplies. Finished size is 10” x 6” x 3 1/2”.(Project B)
  • The Little Zip Pouch is good for keeping your small items such as a room key, cash, etc. Finished size is 4 1/2”x 6 1/2”.
  • The Tool Organizer (Project C) is a zippered bag that can also be used as a jewelry roll. Finished size is 13” x 18” when opened.
  • The Ruler Cozy (Project D) is a case to protect your ruler and is designed to hold a 6” x 24” ruler. Finished size is 26” x 7”.


Two Bag Patterns by Indygo Junction Just Added!

Grab & Go Tote Pattern - The Grab & Go Tote Pattern by Indygo Junction has instructions for both a quilted purse or a recycled bag made from jeans! Instructions are included for a front flap and lots of pockets on the back of this bag, giving you quick access to your phone, shopping list, etc. This bag can also hold a tablet and the recycled version has a flower embellishment. Finished size is 10" x 12".

Quick Grommet Crossbody Bag Pattern
Quick Grommet Crossbody bag pattern by Indygo Junction

Three New Patterns By Annie:
Out To Lunch Bag Pattern
Out To Lunch Bag Pattern

Bon Voyage! Tote & Project Bag Pattern
Bon Voyage! Tote & Project Bag Pattern By Annie

Grab Some Grub Pattern by Annie - The “Grab Some Grub” pattern By Annie is a lunch box style container that has room for a bottle of water, thermos, sandwich, and fruit! This pattern has a flat bottom and sits upright and also has a comfortable padded handle. A fold over front flap fastens securely and, in addition, there is an inside mesh pocket that can hold silverware, an ice pack, etc. This pattern even has a back ID window - no mix ups in lunch at work! Finished size is 9”H x 8”W x 6”D.


Bosal Moldable Batting - Bosal Moldable Heat Activated Batting gives rigidity for tote bags, stiffness for handbags, and is ideal for craft projects. This heat activated batting cuts easily, will not fray, is mildew resistant, dyeable, and machine washable. Activates in the range of 212-265 degrees F which indicates the use of an industrial heat gun, fabric steamer, or conventional steam iron (a hair dryer will NOT be effective). This interfacing product can be used for crafting your handbags for a professional touch and is 100% Polyester. Measurements are 18" x 45" (45.72cm x 114.3cm) and is made in the USA.

5 new patterns by Stitchin' Sisters:

There's A Pocket For That Messenger Bag Pattern - There's A Pocket For That Pattern by Stitchin' Sisters is a stylish messenger bag pattern that helps you stay organized! There are 10 pockets and 2 zippers. A shoulder strap helps you carry your bag in comfort and the finished size is 11 1/2"H x 13"W x 3"D.

Classy & Sassy Purse Pattern
Classy & Sassy Purse Pattern by Stitchin' Sisters

Id Be Quiltin II Tote Pattern

Prints Charming On The Go Pattern

Oh Sew Simple Tote Pattern
Oh Sew Simple Tote Pattern by Stitchin' Sisters


On Sale

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

The Out 'N About Tote Pattern on Sale!
Out and About Bag Pattern by Ellen Medlock-on sale!


This will be our last Newsletter before Christmas and New Years so we want to wish you the happiest of holidays and many blessings for 2015!

Dancing Snowmen


The Serendipity Hip Bag Pattern by ChrisW Designs is a downloadable purse pattern that has just been added to!

The Serendipity Hip Handbag Pattern by ChrisW Designs in PDF

The Serendipity Hip Handbag by ChrisW Designs - open view
Open View of the Serendipity Hip Bag Pattern

The Serendipity Hip Bag Pattern is a stylish crossbody style purse that doesn’t weight you down but gives you lots of organizational features! There are clear instructions for an adjustable strap with a designer inspired curved top with a zipper closure. In this main zippered compartment are 2 card pockets, a slip pocket, and an additional zippered pocket. Yet another convenient zippered pocket is on the front, along with a slip pocket and a pocket for your phone.
Finished size is approximately W 20cm X H 25cm X D 4.5cm (W 8" X H 10" X D 1¾”).

MATERIALS LIST: (Note yardage is meant as a guide and may not be exact)
• Exterior contrast fabric: 19cm (7 ½”) of 112cm (44”) wide fabric (for bottom band, strap and strap tab)
• Exterior main fabric: 40cm (16”) of 112cm (44”) wide fabric
• Lining fabric: 75cm (2/3 Yard”) of 112cm (44”) wide fabric
• Fusible woven interfacing: Pellon Shape-Flex SF101, 1.83cm (2 yards)
• Fusible fleece: 971F Thermolam Plus - 30cm (12”)
• 1 X 30cm (12”) dress zipper or longer for the main compartment
• 1 X 25cm (10”) or longer dress zipper for the Front Zipper Pocket
• 1 X 25cm (10”) or longer dress zipper for Interior Zipper Pocket
• 1 X 2cm (3/4”) rectangular slider
• 2 X 2cm (3/4”) D rings
• 2 X 2cm (3/4”) (eye size) hooks (optional)
• 5 X 8mm double capped rivets (optional)
• Small amount of craft glue or double sided tape

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