Hi bagineers! Would you like to come to our party?
Sewing Patterns by Mrs H will be turning 10 this April, and we'd all love if you'd join our team for a celebration! Throughout April we'll be hosting sew alongs, we'll have guest appearances for tutorials and Q&A sessions, and we've got amazing giveaways all through the month from our wonderful sewing friends!
What's on the calendar for The Big Bagineer Bonanza?
Brilliant bagineer Katherine of PURSErverance will be joining us to demo hack ideas for The Button Lock Bag, including how to sew a quilted flap, and how to use colour blocking to add interest to your bags!
9th April at 7pm EDT (midnight BST) & 10th April at 4pm EDT (9pm BST):
Super Nova of Novas Knits will be hosting a live sew along of The Dainty Daytripper! Nova will be cutting and interfacing on Friday 9th April at 7pm EDT (midnight BST), then sewing The Dainty Daytripper on Saturday 10th April at 4pm EDT (9pm BST). And, Emmaline Bags has put together a hardware kit especially for this sew along. Find it at: www.emmalinebags.com/products/hardware-kit-the-dainty-daytripper
Who's up for a challenge? Monica is! Get your Complete Bag Making Masterclass books out ready for the 11th/12th April! Courageous community manager and sew along host Monica of Castine Handcrafted will be demonstrating one of Mrs H's trickiest sewing patterns - The Trio Pocketbook!
13th April, 1pm PST (9pm BST):
Curious about cork? We'll be going live on April 13th to chat cork fabric and bagmaking tips with Sheri of MM Cork Supply! As well as being an expert in all things cork, Sheri is also a brilliant bag maker! See for yourself on Instagram: @MMCorkSupply!
14th April, 9pm BST:
Our terrific tester, VarnaElaine of Thanks My Grandma Made It, has an eye for colour, and a real knack for mixing and matching fabrics in her sews! VarnaElaine has kindly agreed to share some of her knowledge with us in a live video tutorial in our Facebook group on April 14th!
15th April, 3pm CDT (9pm BST):
Fascinated by faux leather? We'll be diving into the world of vinyl fabric with Natalie of Sew Hungry Hippie on Thursday 15th at 3pm CDT / 9pm BST! As well as stocking a wide range of exciting vinyl fabric, Natalie designs bag sewing patterns to use with her vinyl! Find out more about Natalie now on Instagram: @SewHungryHippie
18th April & 21st April, 7pm EDT:
19th - 23rd April at 5pm BST (except Wednesday):
26th April at 7pm BST:
We are pleased to announce that brilliant bagineer Zeïba from Sew Special by ZM will be joining us in our Facebook group to share her top tips and advice on how to use waxed canvas and cork fabrics to sew The Ring Sling! In this live video advice session Zeïba will use The Ring Sling bag sewing pattern for her tutorial and demonstration of how to use these fabulous fabric types. Please note that this is not a full-length sew along.
27th-30th April, time TBC:
And, to round off our month of celebrations, our very own Mrs H will be hosting a sew along for one of the patterns from her book - The Complete Bag Making Masterclass! We'll be announcing which pattern it will be soon!
Win prizes thanks to our amazing sewing friends!
But that's not all! Instead of sending anniversary presents to us, our lovely sewing friends have offered prizes for you! All throughout April, you'll have the chance to win gift cards, bagmaking bundles, and more from these amazing sponsors!
Each prize draw will have its own Rafflecopter entry form, and will have its own blog about how to enter! Click here to find out more about what you could win: The Big Bagineer Bonanza Giveaways
It's going to be a busy and exciting month! To keep track of everything that's going on, we recommend following us on Instagram here: @sewingpatternsbymrsh or following us on Facebook here: @SewingPatternsByMrsH. Can't wait to get the party started? Use the discount code BONANZA2021 to take 30% off your sewing pattern purchases both here and at www.swoonpatterns.com until May 1st (excluding Cwtsh Bag charity sewing pattern).
Happy sewing, bagineers! xx