Newsletter for

May 12, 2015 and

Welcome to Newsletter for May 12, 2015!

We have a new pattern designer for the month of May!

Sew Sweetness designs bag patterns and fabric, which began when Sara Lawson started designing free bag patterns for Pellon in 2011. The company has progressed to 24 bag patterns as of April, 2015, all with unique features. In addition to designing, Ms. Lawson has taught sewing classes and has had her patterns designs appear in magazines such as Modern Quilting, Sew News, and Stitch.

Sew Sweetness Patterns:

Aeroplane Bags Pattern (Shown below)-The Aeoplane Bag Pattern by Sew Sweetness is a set of bags that is perfect for travel! Available in two sizes (regular and long), you will be able to pack a few days worth of clothing and essentials inside! The bottom of the bag is sturdy, and the top zipper is easy to install (if you have made a zipper pouch before, you will be able to do this easily!) – no hand sewing necessary! This pattern is also available as a PDF download.

Aeroplane Bags pattern by Sew Sweetness

Aragon Bag - The Aragon Bag Pattern by Sew Sweetness is a "must have" if you carry a lot in your bag! This bag pattern also makes the perfect baby bag with which features two elastic pockets, a snap pocket, and a back zippered pocket. Inside are four elastic pockets and yet another zippered pocket. The finished size is 16" long x 12" tall x 5 and 1/2"D.
Beatnick Waist Bag Pattern - The Beatnik Waist Bag by Sew Sweetness is an updated version of the classic waist bag! There are two convenient front flap pockets, a back zippered pocket, and even an inside compartment.
Byebye Love Bag - Nice everyday bag in two sizes with a rounded top design.
Crimson and Clover Train Cases - Classic traveling companions in three sizes so you can carry your toiletries in style!
Dot Dot Dash Bag - Crossbody bag with easy to install zippers and 5 outside pockets.
Edelweiss Bag Backpack - Instructions are included to make this as either a backpack or a crossbody bag.
Greenbacks Wallet Trio - Three different wallet patterns for 3 different skill sets.

Lapin Noir Bag - (Shown Below)The Lapin Noir Bag Pattern by Sew Sweetness converts from a handled tote to a large carry-all. This pattern is also available as a PDF download.
Lapin Noir Bag Pattern

Lilium Laptop Bag - Decorative carry bag for your laptop!
Locked and Loaded Bag - Hobo style bag big enough to carry all your essentials.
Paparazzi Camera Bag - Camera bag with double handles and protective padding.
Park West Bag - Large bag with side pockets and a recessed zippered top.
Peas and Corn Lunch Bags - Two different styles of lunch bags included!
Petrillo Bag - Decorative bag with pleated front flap which is big enough to carry your iPad.
Soda Pop Bag - Unique bag pattern with decorative grommets
Tudor Bag - Large tote bag with double handles and detachable shoulder strap.

Rockstar Bag Pattern -(Shown Below)The Rockstar Bag pattern by Sew Sweetness is a medium sized bag with lots of great detailing. This bag has a top zipper closure and both a short handle and a long cross-body strap. With an outer flap pocket and two inner zippered pockets, you will have plenty of storage space to keep all of your essentials. Although the piping is optional, it definitely gives things an extra kick! The bag has an edgy zipper on the outer flap, and you can make it rockstar-worthy with some optional rivets. Finished size of this bag is 9-1/2" long x 10" tall x 7" deep. This pattern is also available as a PDF download.
Rockstar Bag Pattern by Sew Sweetness


On Sale

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



Interfacing, New Hardware, and additonal Purse Patterns added for May 12, 2015!

NEW SIZE ADDED! Bosal In-R-Form Sew In Single Sided Foam Stabilizer 18" x 58" - Gives your handbag projects a professional look!

HARDWARE: You asked for it and it's now in -
Kiss Locks (Twist)!
Twist Locks are easy to install to give your handcrafted purse a unique look! These Kiss Locks are in Antique Brass and measure 1 and 3/8" x 3/4". Each lock comes with 4 pieces to assemble your hardware securely.
Kiss Locks hardware in Antique Brass

Purse Feet (set of 4) - These purse feet come is a set of 4 and help protect the bottom of your bag. The color is Antique Brass and the measurements are 12mm (0.47 or about 1/2").
Metal purse feet in Antique Brass


Quit As You Go Diaper Bag pattern by Virginia Robertson - The Quilt-As-You-Go Diaper Bag pattern by Virginia Robertson is a roomy tote bag with instructions for a divider and lots of pockets! This is the perfect diaper bag or use as a craft tote. This bag design uses a quilt as you go technique with 2 and 1/2" strips of fabric for the front and back. There are sturdy double handles and a button and loop fastener. Finished size is 17"W x 11"H x 7"D. Included with this pattern is a corner cutting template and a pocket flap template.
Quilt-As-You-Go Diaper Bag pattern by Virginia Robertson Designs


Around the Block pattern by Among Brenda's Quilts -The Around The Block Bag pattern by Among Brenda's Quilts is a spacious messenger style purse with a magnetic snap closure. Instructions include directions to make the pockets with or without pockets and you can make this bag with a top zipper closure or not! There is an adjustable cross body strap and the finished size is 10.5"H x 10"W x 4"D. Included with this pattern is a front flap and front closure template.
Around The Block Bag Pattern by Among Brenda's Quilts


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