My Polaris Bag – March’s Bag-of-the-Month

I took the month of February off from the BOM club but I’m back to share this month’s bag, The Polaris Bag by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness. The Polaris bag comes with two shape options.  There is a rectangle version and the oval one which I chose.  The finished size is approx.  9” long x 6-1/2” tall x 2-1/2” deep.  Most fabric types can be used for this pattern, but I got out some upholstery leather and used that {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}

The Promise Ring Backpack by Sew Sweetness!

I had the best time testing Sara’s (Sew Sweetness) newest pattern, The Promise Ring Backpack.  This is a cute and very structured backpack that would be great for kids and moms alike! The Promise Ring pattern does not take long to sew up.  It is well-written with tons of images to guide you along the way.  Besides having your normal sewing gear on hand, I would suggest having your walking foot out too.  It will be helpful when you sew the exterior {Read More}

My Sew Sweetness Sloan Bag!

Yesterday Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness released a new handbag pattern called The Sloan Bag.  I had the opportunity to test this pattern out for Sara and would love to show you my version of it as well as my thoughts about the bag overall. The Sloan measures in at 18” long x 14” tall x 6” deep.  My pictures may not show it, but this is a LARGE bag!  Both side gussets have a nice roomy pocket with flap. I {Read More}

New Pattern! The Holland Road Bag & Review

I am excited to share with you today a wonderful new pattern from Sew Sweetness called The Holland Road Bag! This is my finished tester bag.  I used a AFG print I found in my stash for the exterior, a pretty red-violet KONA cotton for the straps, and a coordinating pattern for the bag interior. This is a very quick sew.  If you are a confident beginner you will have no problems sewing up this bag. The only reason I wouldn’t {Read More}

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