Category Archives: shop talk

Bag of the Month Club July 2016 – Sadie Expandable Bag by Swoon Patterns

So for the first time ever, as I mentioned earlier, the Bag of the Month Club is continuing till the end of this year with another six great patterns. The new bag pattern for the Bag of the Month Club this month has been released today and hey, it’s another winner from Swoon Patterns.    Read More

Bag of the Month Club – June 2016 – Not One, Not Two, But Three bags – The Lunar Collection by ChrisW Designs

So the final bag for this six month collection of Bag of the Month Club bags is the Lunar Collection by ChrisW Designs and is not one, not two, but actually three bags – how great it is that?  You can find all the essential supplies and notions in the shop: YOU WILL NEED Supplies: Read More

Craftsy is turning five this month – Craftsy Class Sale

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I’m a huge fan of Craftsy and if you are too, then you’ve probably heard that Craftsy is turning five this month! So to celebrate their 5th birthday they are having a class sale from now until Friday – that’s 18-20th May 2016. And for this limited time they have up to 50% off their most popular classes. All you have to do is click on the links or the image below and that will take you directly to the classes on sale.

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It’s the first of the month, so that means a new Bag of the Month Bag – The Brooklyn Handbag & Traveller by Swoon Patterns

The new bag pattern for the Bag of the Month Club this month has been released today and hey, it’s a two for one deal, one bag, two sizes – the Brooklyn Handbag and the Brooklyn Traveller! the traveller size would be great for an overnight trip or a weekend away, especially now that Spring Read More

Bag of the Month Club April 2016 – The Gabby Bag by Emmaline Bags

The new bag pattern for the Bag of the Month Club this month has been released today and I know just who I am making this one for!  It’s quite a roomy shoulder bag with a wide bottom and would work well with lots of different fabrics.  You can find all the essential supplies and Read More

Bag of the Month Club 2016 – March – The Polaris Bag – complete with Kitty Ears!

Today I finished my first Polaris Bag for the Bag of the Month Club.  This is the March bag and I’m pleased to have finished it in March (even though I had to skip the February bag to do so) and also because it’s my birthday today so I got a new bag to celebrate! Read More

Bag of the Month Club March 2016 – The Polaris Bag by Sara Lawson

sew sweetness polaris bag botmc march

The new bag pattern for the March Bag of the Month Club has been released today and isn’t she a beauty.  I love making bags like this so I might have to get started straight away.  It’s a small bag in either oval or square shape and is perfect for throwing in the essentials and Read More

Bag of the Month Club 2016 – Finally Finished My January Bag – The Backgammon Bag

Bag of the Month Club 2016 – Finally Finished My January Bag – The Backgammon Bag. Finally finished my BOTMC #backgammonbag Betz White Designs This is the January pattern but things have been super busy in the shop so I’ve not had a lot of free time (and I’ve been obsessed with finished a cross stitch UFO). Then I hurt my back so I had to sew the whole bag standing up yesterday, but hey I think she looks great in purple and checked #HarrisTweed and a nice acid yellow Batik lining. All the hardware is available in the shop.

Bag of the Month Club 2016 – Finally Starting My January Bag #botm

So I’m doing the Bag of the Month Club again this year, but things have been a little busy in the shop and so I am FINALLY getting around to making my version of the January bag which is the Backgammon Bag by Betz White.  This is a good sized handbag with an adjustable shoulder Read More

Bag of the Month Club February 2016 – The Window Shopper Tote Bag by Mrs H

The new bag pattern for the February Bag of the Month Club has been released today and it’s a big ‘un!  This bag would be perfect for shopping trips around town and is big enough to fit tons of stuff in it.  You can find all the essential supplies and notions in the shop: YOU WILL Read More

Bag of the Month Club January 2016 – The Backgammon Bag by Betz White

backgammon bag pattern cover

The first Bag of the Month Club bag for this year is this gorgeous Backgammon Bag by Betz White. I already know exactly what fabric I’m going to use – Tweed! There are a few options with this bag, having one or two outside pockets, changing up the fabrics used for the triangles etc. You Read More

The Bag of the Month Club 2016

So here we are almost at the end of another year and I am determined to stick to my plan of more sewing for pleasure and less sewing in a sweatshop of one, so with that in mind, I signed up for the Bag of the Month Club again. I did it in 2014 and Read More

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