Newsletter for

February, 2011

Welcome to Newsletter for February, 2011!

We have been getting e-mails about purse patterns inserts so this month I am giving you links to all the purse patterns inserts/organizers that we carry.

A purse pattern insert is a way to organize your handcrafted handbag (or even a purchased bag!) so that you can find everything you need at a glance! They usually have lots of pockets and compartments and come in several sizes. Check out our line of inserts below!

Purse Organizer Pattern by Laura Denison
Suzi Insert by Lazy Girl Designs
Encore Purse Pattern Insert by StudioKat Designs
Portapockets Purse Insert by StudioKat Designs
Pockets To Go by Atkinson Designs

FREE purse insert pattern by The Giving Flower

We have added a new Designer - Stephanie Brandenburg Studios! Her patterns include A Work in Progress Quilt Retreat Bag, The Day Bag, Daydreams Shopper bag pattern, and The Book Tote Pattern!

Daydreams Shopper Bag Pattern
Daydreams Shopper Bag Pattern

Baypoint Bag Pattern by Scrap-Bags
The Baypoint Bag Pattern

The Bayport Bag by Jami Kalvestran of Scrap-Bags is an easy to make, hold everything you need bag with a magnetic snap closure.  Finished size is approximately 16" H x 18" W x 7" D.  Instructions are also given for a "scrappy" version of this bag.

Grommets (large - 1 9/16") added in new color - Brass

2 new patterns by Lila Tueller this month - The Cambridge Cargo and The Metro Slouch.

The Metro Slouch Messenger Bag pattern
The Metro Slouch Messenger Bag Pattern by Lila Tueller


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Our designer for the month is Sewphisti-Cat by Linda Rauld! Linda has combined her background in mechanical design and drafting with her love of handbags to create one-of-a-kind purses that are well written and illustrated with full pattern pieces! Pick one of her 17 patterns offered at and get ready to create a beautiful bag!

We have added 4 new patterns for this designer this month including Cami's Tote, Katie's Bag, Jenna's Bag, and Lizabeth's Bag.

Erica's Bag Pattern
Erica's Bag Pattern by Sewphisti-Cat

Erica's Bag pattern by Sewphisti-Cat uses 4 grommets for a unique handbag design.  Features of this bag include a roomy patch pocket on the front, a secure zippered pocket on the back, and lots of organizational pockets inside.  The instructions are easy to follow and the finished size is 11"W x 12 1/2"H x 2 1/2"D.  We have the grommets for this bag!

Materials List for Erica's Bag Pattern:

  • 1 yd Main Fabric (Exterior purse body, front pocket, interior pockets, and zipper pocket lining)
  • 3/4 yd Coordinating Fabric (Front pocket flap, lining, and handle)
  • 1 yd Heavyweight interfacing (27" wide)
  • 2/3 yd Fleece/Batting (45" wide - fleece preferred)
  • 1/4 yd Fusible Fleece (handle)
  • 4 Plastic Grommets (1" to 1 9/16" inside diameter)
  • 1 Magnetic Snap (Front pocket)
  • 1 7" zipper (back zipper pocket)
  • 1 Decorative Button (Front pocket flap)

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The Boulevard Bag
Petal Blossom Bag
Crossover Carry-All
Gather All Around
Ruffled Revival


Tailored Bags by CRAFT APPLE

The Charm Clutch by AMY BUTLER

The Coquette Bag and Frame Pattern kit by ELLEN MEDLOCK

Mama Mia Diaper bag pattern and changing pad by FAVORITE THINGS

Designer Computer Bag
Farmer's Market Bag
Mood Indigo Market Bag
Practical Purse pattern

Curvy Bag Pattern

Curvy Bag pattern by Virginia Robertson

We are now the proud owners of Ruby Petunia Designs in addition to Carol's Carry-Alls! Free Purse Patterns Contact Us
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