As our autumn/winter season of the 2019 Bag of the Month Club draws to an end, we thought it was about time for a round-up of this exciting year of makes!
If you've been a club member before, you may remember that The Bag of the Month Club previously ran for 6 months at a time. This year, we changed the format, so that you have had two seasons of three months each, giving you much more time to create and enjoy your wonderful bags!
As many of you already know, we keep the designs super secret right up until release day! In the build-up to the 1st of the month, there's always lots of excited anticipation as to what wonderful new design will be popping up in the downloads section of your club membership account! And, believe me, it's just as exciting for us as it is for all our members. Sometimes, we find it so tricky not to just yell across social media, 'Look at this amazing bag!' before the start of the month!
Let's take a look back at what this year has brought us so far, shall we?
Bag of the Month Club Spring Season
January - The Ring Sling
We kicked off the spring season of The Bag of the Month Club 2019 with our beginner-level bag, The Ring Sling, now available on general release here on our website at: https://www.mrs-h.com/the-ring-sling-pattern.html. As an added bonus for the spring season, Mrs H filmed a sew along YouTube video to guide all our lovely members through the steps of the pattern, which you can find here: The Ring Sling Sew Along with Mrs H on YouTube.
February - The Out and About
We were so blessed to have Annie Unrein of ByAnnie.com design our February pattern for The Bag of the Month Club. Annie came up with the perfect backpack for daytrips, The Out and About. Compact, yet packed with pockets, this is a great bag for both adults and children! You'll find Annie's Out and About backpack sewing pattern on her website at: The Out and About from ByAnnie.com
March - The Glacier Crossbody Bag
Wrapping up the Spring Season of The Bag of the Month Club, Janelle of Emmaline Bags brought us a stunner of a design with The Glacier Bag! Not just that, but Janelle gave us TWO patterns for the March month that between them let our members create three different bag styles! Didn't we all feel lucky?! The Glacier Bag sewing pattern bundle lets you create The Glacier Bag Crossbody Bag, The Glacier Base Bag, and The Mini Glacier Base Bag: Buy The Glacier Bag sewing pattern bundle direct from Emmaline Bags
Bag of the Month Club Autumn Season
There's only a short span left of the Autumn/Winter Season of The Bag of the Month Club 2019, and here's what the club has brought us!
September - The Flora Wristlet
For September, Janelle of Emmaline Bags brought us The Flora Wristlet, a pretty, pleated purse with an optional shoulder strap. The Flora Wristlet is exclusive to members of The Bag of the Month Club until 1st December 2019.
October - The Shoreline Shoulder Bag
Our fabulous guest designer for the current season of The Bag of the Month Club is the amazing Erin Gilbey of Dog Under My Desk. Erin's Shoreline Shoulder Bag is a fab intermediate skillbuilder, guiding you through how to use princess seams, pleats, and much more to create this super shoulder bag! The Shoreline Shoulder Bag is exclusive to members of The Bag of the Month Club until 1st January 2020.
November - The Side Hustle
And, wrapping up the autumn/winter season and the year for The Bag of the Month Club, it's me with The Side Hustle! I designed this more advanced-level bag pattern to fit a 15" laptop, or A4 folders, so you can use it for work, college, or even your side hustle! As well as the internal padded laptop pocket, and plethora of storage pockets, you can also add a luggage sleeve to your Side Hustle, making it easy to slip over the handles of your suitcase when you head away on business trips. The Side Hustle is exclusive to members of The Bag of the Month Club until 1st February 2020.
What do you mean, 'What's next?' The season's not over yet!
The majority of our members sign up to the Bag of the Month Club before the club begins. Some do prefer to wait until the designs come out before signing up, to see whether the designs are their cup of tea. So, we keep sign-ups open right up until the last day of the club season. That means that you can still join the autumn/winter season of The Bag of the Month Club right now! By joining the Bag of the Month Club at www.bagomc.com for a subscription of $18.00 you will get access to The Flora Wristlet, The Shoreline Shoulder Bag, and The Side Hustle right away! Be quick, though! The club ends on 30th November 2019.
Enter our competition!
Once you've made your amazing Bag of the Month Club bags, don't forget to enter them in our competition! Share your photo of your Side Hustle bag by 7th December to enter the prize draw for one of 3 PDF patterns from us here at Sewing Patterns by Mrs H. Or, enter your Side Hustle photo by 15th December to be in with a chance of winning one of the 3 judged prizes for November. If you've made all three bags for this season of the Bag of the Month Club, enter a collage of your makes by 15th December for the chance to win one of the 5 Grand Prize packages!
Sign up for The Bag of the Month Club 2020
Okay, so we're a little bit early with this, but early bird sign ups for the spring season of The Bag of the Month Club 2020 should be going on sale on 1st December. To be one of the first to know about early bird subscription, sign up for the newsletter via the Bag of the Month Club homepage, or keep your eyes peeled in The Bag of the Month Club Facebook group!