March Bag Review ~ Maisie by Swoon Patterns ~

I like to try new bag patterns once a month.  Sometimes they are from new to me designers, other times they are from designers I enjoy.  This month I am sharing a new pattern from Swoon called Maisie.  To see previous months reviews read February , January, and November. My finished Maisie measures in at 12.5″ wide, 8″ tall, 6″ deep.  The measurements and finished bag may look on the smaller side but it’s really not!  I think it’s the 6″ wide gusset area with {Read More}

February Bag Review – Poolside Tote by Noodlehead

I have had this pattern for nearly 2 years and FINALLY got it out during a recent cold snap and started working on it.  This pattern was originally part of the 2014 Bag-of-the-Month subscription but you can find it on Anna’s site, Noodlehead. I own all of Anna’s bag patterns so I knew I’d have no trouble sewing it up.  Her pattern pieces, directions and supplies are always well written and easy to follow.  The Poolside Tote is very large {Read More}

Swoon Patterns ~ My New Harriet Expandable Tote ~

I made some time this week to sew up Swoon Patterns newest pattern, the Harriet Expandable Tote. And I will say this much:  I Love this bag!! This is the third Swoon Pattern I own.  I have previously made Donna as part of Purse Palooza and Olive and enjoyed each one very much.  I really like how Alicia formats her patterns and explains them. Simple and to the point with great visual details to guide me along. What’s so unique about {Read More}

Make Something New ~ November ~

I have been busy behind the scenes here lately writing and editing a pattern or two, but I haven’t forgot about my blog! On Monday, I took a break to sew up a new-to-me pattern by Michelle Patterns called the Aster Wristlet. Michelle’s Bucket Bag pattern was one of the first bag patterns I ever purchased, and since then I have collected a few more!  I’m a big fan of her patterns and style and always recommend her to people wanting {Read More}

Purse Palooza 2015 ~ Pattern Review ~ Swoon Donna

Today’s the day!  Head over to Sew Sweetness today to see my review of Swoon Patterns – Donna.  This was my first time working with a Swoon pattern, so I hope you’ll enjoy my review and finished product! I didn’t post my materials list on my review post, but if you are interested in the sources I used here they are:  Exterior & Interior Fabrics – JoAnn Fabrics – Koko Lee in  Interfacing – By Annie’s Soft & Stable  & Pellon Shapeflex {Read More}

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