Newsletter for

May, 2011

Welcome to Newsletter for May, 2011!

We went to the Quilt Market in Salt Lake City, Utah and I was truly impressed by the creativity of all the purse pattern designers! We found new designers and will be adding lots of patterns over the coming months.

We are also working on our own bag pattern line which will be geared toward the beginner and I plan on having this line available in the Fall. Here is a cover photo of my first pattern:


Two Pocket Tote by Henny Penny Patterns


3 New Atkinson Designs Patterns!

Stand 'N Stow Bags Pattern - 3 bag sizes and foldable to take everywhere
Wine and Dine Pattern - Wine carrier big enough for 2 bottles and a lunch bag pattern
Reader Wrap Pattern for E-Readers - Pattern for a carrier for your E-Reader

We have just added Charlie's Aunt Patterns. These are vintage inspired bag patterns that reflect the style of the 1940's and 1950's but with the practicality that women today need in their purses.

Good Housekeeping  Clutch pattern
Good Housekeeping Clutch Bag pattern by Charlie's Aunt Patterns

3 new patterns by Artful Offerings:
Tie 1 One Quilted Tote Pattern

Tie 1 On Quilted Tote Bag Pattern

Double Your Pleasure Tote Bag Pattern
Vintage Beach Tote Pattern with beach ball appliques

New E-Pattern (Instantly downloadable!) by ChrisW Designs - The Snazzy Slouch Bag Pattern

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Creative Thimble: Laura Martell is the creator of Creative Thimble and has been sewing most of her life. Her love of handbag making began in 1990 when she saw a tote bag in a designer catalog and decided to try and make the bag herself - a true purse fashionista was subsequently born!

Her latest creation is a classic in my opinion - just the right size, functional with lots of organizational features, and perfect to keep you moving along all day with everything you need without the bulk! Check out all the goodies available in the Ursula & Emily Bag Pattern!

Ursula & Emily Purse Pattern by Creative Thimble

Ursula & Emily Bag Pattern

  • Adjustable handle
  • Side pockets for sunglasses, cellphone, etc.
  • Large slash pocket on the back
  • Front magnetic flap pocket with 6 credit card slots, plastic ID window
  • Front zip pocket
  • Top zipper fastener
  • Inside zippered pocket
  • 2 patch pockets inside
  • Materials Needed:

    • Main fabric - 1 yard (see below for optional fabric handles)
    • Lining fabric - 1 1/4 yds (if you are using the optional contrast binding fabric, you only need 1 yard of lining fabric)
    • Optional - Contrast binding fabric on outside of purse - 1 fat quarter
    • Optional fabric handles - additional 1/4 yd of main or contrast fabric
    • 45" wide fusible interfacing (Decor Bond by Pellon) - 1 1/2 yd or 1 3/4 yards if making fabric handles
    • Handles - 1" wide purchased webbing (if you are not making fabric handles)
    • Ursula (adjustable handle purse) 2 yards
    • Emily (shorter double handles) 1 1/2 yards
    • 14" or longer zipper to match main fabric
    • 7" zipper to match main fabric
    • 7" zipper to match lining fabric
    • 3/4" magnetic snap
    • 1" rectangular rings or 1" D-rings (Ursula - 2 or Emily - 4)
    • Vinyl - 2 3/4" x 4"
    • Tracing paper - 4" x 5"
    • Template plastic - 8 1/2" x 11" sheet
    • 1" buckle for the Ursula purse










April Showers by May Blossom
Spice Market Tote by Amy Butler
Market Day Bag by Hedgehog Quilts
Midge Bag Pattern by Me and My Sister Designs
Easy E-Reader Case Pattern by Quilter by Night Designs
Kit 'N Kaboodle Bag Pattern by Anything But Boring (designer proceeds go to
Kwik Little Klutch by Two Kwik Quilters
Kwik Klassy Bag by Two Kwik Quilters
Kwik Laptop Bag by Two Kwik Quilters

Totally cute Ella Bag Pattern by Silk Road Creations!

Ella Bag Pattern by Silk Road Creations

Coming in June!

The Pleated Posy Flower Pattern along with 3 new bag patterns by Quilts Illustrated
Totes By Sandy - a new designer with 13 handbag patterns Free Purse Patterns Contact Us
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