Newsletter for

October, 2011

Welcome to Newsletter for October, 2011!

The new Amy Butler bag pattern is here! Beautiful Belle is appropriately named - it is one beautiful handbag and is a great travel bag!!

Beautiful Belle Bag pattern by Amy Butler
Beautiful Belle Bag Pattern

Materials Needed:

  • Fabric for Exterior Panels (One print) - 1 yard
  • Coordinating print fabric for handles and lining - 2 1/4 yards (44" wide fabric) 1 3/8 yards (54" wide fabric)
  • Fusible woven interfacing - If 44" wide, 4 3/8 yards.  If 54" wide, 1 3/4 yards
  • 1/8 yard of 20" wide Peltex #70 by Pellon

Totes by Sandy has a new bag pattern called Karen's Tote that is easy to make and is big enough to carry everything you need.

Karen's Tote Bag Pattern
Karen's Tote bag pattern

I-Snap IPAD Carrier pattern by Stitchin' Sisters - IPAD carrying case that has a snap closure that is made using a carpenter's tape!

The Eleanor Bag Pattern by Abbey Lane Quilt - Easy to make corded drawstring handbag

Coming in November!
Ziggie by Silk Road Creation
Kanga & Roo by Silk Road Creation
Candice by Lazy Girl Designs
Bella Clutch by Scrap Bags
The Dragon Flower Clutch by Scrap Bags
Georgie Girl

DESIGNER OF THE MONTH: Aunt Tam's Pattern Company - easy to make, practical, and lots of fun! These bag patterns also make great gifts and it's never to early to be planning fun ideas to give to friends and family.

Aunt Tam's Vinyl Tote & Towel Set Pattern (Oilcloth beach bag and towel that also makes a great market bag)
Sissy's Phone Pouch pattern (cell phone holder with pockets for cash, ID, credit card, and lipstick)
The Kate Bag (large double handled bag with a decorative yoke)
The Shonda Bag (handbag with a soft and comfortable shape)
The MeMe Bag (Easy to make reversible shoulder bag pattern)
Rena's Trio Pattern (wristlet, keychain, checkbook cover)
Le Poupe Pattern (diaper emergency clutch when you don't want to carry a full size diaper bag)

The Baggalista Bag pattern by StudioKat Designs

The Baggalista Bag pattern by StudioKat Designs

Do you like lots of organization in your handbags but don't like to carry around a large bag? Then the Baggalista is perfect for you! This bag is conveniently sized with organizational features such as lots of storage options, including 5 zippered pockets and 4 inside pockets. Two of the zippered pockets are cell phone holders on the side of the bag and one zippered pocket is on the back - perfect for storing larger items securely!  There are instructions for an adjustable shoulder strap which can also be hands free and the front flap is perfect for piecing.  Finished size is 9 1/2" H x 9" W x 4" D.

Two new Melly & Me Bag Patterns:

Frill Me and Out With The Girls !

Frill Me by Melly & Me
Frill Me Bag Pattern

6 new patterns by Quilt Woman!

The Joy Bag Pattern (Comes in 2 sizes with a bonus flower pin pattern)
The E-velope ( E-Reader and IPAD carrier patterns)
Not My Mommy's Purse Pattern (Little girl's purse pattern)
Cape Cod Carry-All Bag (Easy to make and practical bag pattern)
Cape Cod Mini Bag (A smaller version of the Cape Cod Carry-All)
Bountiful Bag pattern (2 bag sizes including a grocery/market bag and a lunch bag pattern)

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