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  • You might have guessed my next pattern would be a nappy bag/diaper bag/changing bag pattern due to my current 'predicament' and you wouldn't be wrong!

    This is by far the most involved pattern I've written with a grand total of 10 pockets! It comes with shoulder handles, a detachable long cross body (or slinging over shoulder) strap. The outside has two full width pockets, one with a flap and up to two keychains/dummy holders, one with a hidden zipped pocket. It has an elastic side pocket on each end (ideal for water bottles/milk bottles). Inside boasts 4 elasticated slip pockets, one zipped pocket and two elasticated bottle holders. Phew, I'm tired just thinking about it!
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    Introducing The Nappy Bag Sewing Pattern

    You might have guessed my next pattern would be a nappy bag/diaper bag/changing bag pattern due to my current 'predicament' and you wouldn't be wrong!

    This is by far the most involved pattern I've written with a grand total of 10 pockets! It comes with shoulder handles, a detachable long cross body (or slinging over shoulder) strap. The outside has two full width pockets, one with a flap and up to two keychains/dummy holders, one with a hidden zipped pocket. It has an elastic side pocket on each end (ideal for water bottles/milk bottles). Inside boasts 4 elasticated slip pockets, one zipped pocket and two elasticated bottle holders. Phew, I'm tired just thinking about it!
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  • Lovely friends, I am possibly the luckiest pattern designer in the world, because I have such talented and generous pattern testers!

    This pattern proved to be a bit tricksy and had a few fairly major design edits. My testers stepped up to the plate discussing improvements, things they thought could be bettered and some even went so far as to make a second bag when the edits had been made. That's commitment!

    Thank you testers, I'm so grateful to you all!

    I'm sharing some of their photos with you today, and the rest will be later on. I was so fortunate to have a wide variety of testers for this bag that it's too many to share in one post!

    I don't usually have so many testers but some tested as a travel bag, some a nappy bag, some a large handbag. Their feedback was all so valuable!Read More
    The Nappy Bag - Tester's Photos: Part 1
    Lovely friends, I am possibly the luckiest pattern designer in the world, because I have such talented and generous pattern testers!

    This pattern proved to be a bit tricksy and had a few fairly major design edits. My testers stepped up to the plate discussing improvements, things they thought could be bettered and some even went so far as to make a second bag when the edits had been made. That's commitment!

    Thank you testers, I'm so grateful to you all!

    I'm sharing some of their photos with you today, and the rest will be later on. I was so fortunate to have a wide variety of testers for this bag that it's too many to share in one post!

    I don't usually have so many testers but some tested as a travel bag, some a nappy bag, some a large handbag. Their feedback was all so valuable!Read More
  • I'm back today with the second part of our beautiful tester's Nappy bags! 

    First up is a new to me tester Margareth, I couldn't find a pic of the front of her bag, but these pics show the hidden zipped pocket in the front slip pocket and the interior of her bag!

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    The Nappy Bag - Tester's Photos: Part 2
    I'm back today with the second part of our beautiful tester's Nappy bags! 

    First up is a new to me tester Margareth, I couldn't find a pic of the front of her bag, but these pics show the hidden zipped pocket in the front slip pocket and the interior of her bag!

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  • It's always nice to receive compliments, but it's especially nice to receive them from customers who love making one's patterns.

    Last week I was so blessed to receive the following messages from one of my customers Candice. She very kindly agreed to let me share the photos of her latest make, the Bookbag Backpack with you all.

    Candice says she's not very good at photography but I think her pics look great! 

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    Candice's Bookbag Backpack
    It's always nice to receive compliments, but it's especially nice to receive them from customers who love making one's patterns.

    Last week I was so blessed to receive the following messages from one of my customers Candice. She very kindly agreed to let me share the photos of her latest make, the Bookbag Backpack with you all.

    Candice says she's not very good at photography but I think her pics look great! 

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  • A hobby that feels lonely is no kind of hobby to me. That's why I loved being part of the Bag of the Month club last year and why I was so keen to be a part again this year. I loved the camaraderie, the different versions but most of all connecting with those actually using my patterns and seeing their creativity.

    So without further ado, I introduce to you January's bag of the month club '15 pattern, The Companion Carpet Bag.


    I must confess to my very nerdy love of all things Doctor Who. I started out thinking I'd design a Doctor's bag to celebrate my not so secret love, but then I figured the Doctor only carries a screwdriver, he doesn't need a bag.

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    The Companion Carpet Bag Sewing Pattern - January 2015 BOMC
    A hobby that feels lonely is no kind of hobby to me. That's why I loved being part of the Bag of the Month club last year and why I was so keen to be a part again this year. I loved the camaraderie, the different versions but most of all connecting with those actually using my patterns and seeing their creativity.

    So without further ado, I introduce to you January's bag of the month club '15 pattern, The Companion Carpet Bag.


    I must confess to my very nerdy love of all things Doctor Who. I started out thinking I'd design a Doctor's bag to celebrate my not so secret love, but then I figured the Doctor only carries a screwdriver, he doesn't need a bag.

    Read More