Newsletter for

July, 2013 /

Welcome to and Newsletter for July, 2013!

New printed purse patterns by some of your favorite designers are in, including 3 patterns By Annie Unrein that make great traveling companions (just in time for the Summer trip!), 3 patterns by Kati Cupcake, and 3 bag patterns by Bella Nona (My Mom always said good things always come in three's!).

After reading our e-mail, why not head over the Annie's website and view her easy to follow video on adding zippers to handbags!

Patterns ByAnnie:

Cosmetics Clutches Pattern- Fun clutches in 3 different sizes that help you organize your make up for travel or to help keep your vanity clutter free!

Jet Set Carrying Case -Unique zipper top carrying case with instructions for a matching tag for your case and a handle grip that can wrap around other
luggage to help reduce hand stress! This pattern is made to carry a U-shapped pillow, book or magazine, and a bottle of water.

Jet Set Carrying Case
Jet Set Carrying Case Pattern By Annie

Carry On! Travel Bag Pattern - This pattern has lots of useful features such as side grab handles, a padding for the over the shoulder handle, and lots of pocket inside and out - the perfect travel bag!

New Patterns by Kati Cupcake:

Carry On Bag Pattern - The Carry On Bag Pattern by Kati Cupcake has instructions for a unique front clasp between 2 convenient front flap pockets and double handlesThe double straps have matching fabric from the front decorative pockets and the finished size is 11 1/2"H x 16"W x 4"D.

Paige Perfect Bag Pattern - The Paige Perfect Bag Pattern by Amy Hamberlin of Kati Cupcake is the perfect everyday bag with double handles, open side pockets, and organizational pockets inside.  Finished size is 12"H x 12"W x 5"D.

Paige Perfect Bag Pattern
Paige Perfect Bag Pattern by Kati Cupcake

Cheerio Wallet & Keychain Pattern - The Cheerio Wallet & Keychain Pattern by Amy Hamberlin of Kati Cupcake is a handy long wallet pattern with a matching keychain.  A pattern piece for the front wallet flap is included and the wallet has instructions for a zippered compartment.

Bag Patterns Just In by Bella Nona:

Island Beach Bums Bags Pattern - The Island Beach Bum Bags is by Bella Nona and is an island inspired bag using batiks and crochet.  There are instructions for a unique knotted handle and jute webbing is used in this pattern.  Finished size is 22"W x 13"H (not including the 4" top band).

Bodacious Blooms Bag - The Bodacious Blooms Bag Pattern by Bella Nona uses 2 1/2" strips to create a bag with a charming flower exterior.

Bodacious Blooms Bag Pattern
Bodacious Blooms Bag Pattern by Bella Nona

Zippety Bags Pattern - The Zippety Bags Pattern by Bella Nonna are small bags that unzip completely to store flat!  There are 5 different bag pattern sizes this bag pattern is Fat Quarter friendly!

The Zip N Go Totes 2 Pattern by Penny Sturges of Quilts Illustrated


On Sale

Erica's Bag Pattern on Sale
Erica's Bag Pattern

Additional Purse patterns on sale!


DOWNLOADABLE e-PURSE PATTERNS - NEW THIS MONTH: Just order, download to your computer and start sewing!

The Day Hiker Bag Pattern from Henny Penny Patterns is now available!

I designed this pattern specifically for my hiking needs with the following features:

  • Vinyl lining inside- just wipe it clean!
  • Water bottle holder inside
  • Front outside map/brochure pocket
  • Back outside smart phone pocket
  • Adjustable strap - wear it on your shoulder or cross body
  • Sandwich/Snack bag - keep your snack or sandwich dry
  • Key holder that keeps your car keys safe in the front pocket
  • Insulated to help keep your water and snack cool

Day Hiker Bag Pattern in PDF

Day Hiker Bag Pattern in downloadable format
Day Hiker Bag Pattern with sandwich/snack bag

Amelia Purse Pattern - The Amelia Purse Pattern has instructions for a top from contrasting fabric, pleats (or not - your choice!) for the front, comfortable double handles, and instructions and templates for a decorative front flower if you wish! Finished size is 14"W x 10"H x 4 1/2"D.

The Amelia Purse Pattern by Gaila Designs
Amelia Purse Pattern by Gaila Designs in PDF

2 New Patterns from Straight Stitch Society:

DeskTop Pets Pattern - DeskTop Pets is a fun pattern for a wrist rest for your computer keyboard! This pattern provides extra support as you type and the "pet" head detaches to support your wrist when you use your mouse!

DeskTop Pets Pattern
DeskTop Pets Pattern by Straight Stitch Society in PDF


Forget Me Not Travel Jewelry Pouch Pattern - This is pattern for a convenient jewelry pouch with lots of inside pockets to organize your jewelry. There is a larger center pocket for bracelets and this pouch closes with a drawstring.

Forget Me Not Jewelry Pouch Pattern
Forget Me Not Travel Jewelry Pouch Pattern in PDF

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