Newsletter for

June, 2011

Welcome to Newsletter for June, 2011!

New purse patterns are in by Stitchin' Sisters, Kati Cupcake, Tiny Seamstress Designs, Quilts Illustrated, and Serendipity Studios. New designers just added include BJC Custom Quilt Designs, Totes by Sandy, and Sewn Into The Fabric - enjoy!

13 new patterns by Totes By Sandy!

Amy Lou's Bag Pattern (Totes by Sandy)
Amy Lou's Bag pattern

The new Katie Cupcake pattern is called "Simply Delicious" and it definitely is!
Simply Delicious Bag pattern by Katie Cupcake

New Tiny Seamstress Designs:

The Owl Pack Bag Pattern
The Owl Pack Bag Pattern
Is this just too cute?

New Designer for June: Sewn Into The Fabric
String Tote
Isabella Bag

ChrisW Designs has added a new feature to her downloadable PDF format bag patterns - text only, easy to print directions in addition to her fully illustrated pattern instructions and pattern pieces!

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I met Barbara of BJC Custom Quilt Designs at the Quilt Market in Salt Lake City and I was very impressed with her passion about bag patterns so I thought I would share her story with you.

Barbara married a military man and did a lot of moving, earning a living wherever she went with her sewing skills. When her husband retired, Barbara started making bags and she received lots of requests from family and friends for her handcrafted designs!

From that beginning, the natural progression was for her to make the patterns for her bags, emphasizing the features she liked best. Her husband works with her with his skills at the computer, photography, and shipping while Barbara makes the designs, writes the patterns, and sews - what a winning combination! Her bag patterns include "Pockets All Around" (See below), "Junk It" bag pattern, and "Go Hands Free" Crossbody bag pattern.

Pockets All Around Bag Pattern
Pockets All Around Bag Pattern

The "Pockets All Around" handbag pattern has an optional grommets near the bag top, double handles, and lots of pockets inside and out!  This bag is Fat Quarter friendly and includes 2 sizes:  The small bag's finished size is 9" x 13" and the large bag's finished size is 13" x 16".

Serendipity Studio has come out with a booklet called "Media Frenzy" that can help you organize with patterns for a GPS Destination bag, an IPAD or E-Reader, a camera bag, a wallet, and a scrappy camera strap.  There are customizable features such as expandable pockets, adjustable straps, and other personalization.  Pattern pieces are included in a handy back pocket.

Media Frenzy Patterns
Look at all the patterns you get!

Additional new patterns by Serendipity Studio are the Camilla Insulated Bag pattern and the Rita Reversible Bag Pattern.

New pattern by Quilts Illustrated for a Pleated Posy Fabric Flower! This makes a great decorative addition for your handcrafted handbags!

Pleated Posy Fabric Flower Pattern
Pleated Posy Fabric Flower Pattern

Baja Traveler pattern
Cabo Bucket Bag pattern
City Zipper Bag pattern

Additional New Purse Patterns for June:

Cowgirl Purse and Fat Quarter Bag by Seams & Dreams
Three Basic Bags by Seams & Dreams
Laptop Bag pattern by Stephanie Brandenburg Studios
The Little My Favorite Bag pattern by Kati Cupcake
Keep The Change Pattern by Stitchin' Sisters
I'd Be Quiltin' Bag Pattern by Stitchin' Sisters
Pick-A-Pocket Perfect Carry-All Pattern by Stitchin' Sisters (Has the snap happy fasteners that are made with carpenter's tape)

Coming in July!

Lots of new Indygo Junction patterns, including the Permission Purse, the In-Style Suitcase, and the Gypsy Hobo.
New WhistlePig Creek Designs patterns such as the Classic For Moms and Just Rewards Bag pattern.
Soft and Stable by Annie - New stabilizer option to give shape to your bags but without the weight! Free Purse Patterns Contact Us
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