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The Genevieve REVAMPED! – Available NOW!
The Genevieve is such a cool, unique shaped messenger bag that has been a part of my catalogue for a very long time… As part of my website remake I am also updating my catalogue…..some patterns are retiring BUT Genevieve has instead received a makeover. She now has fully digitised pattern pieces and up to date pattern instructions styling and formatting. PLUS, she now has not one but TWO YouTube videos! One for a plain version and one for a piped! WOOP! Make a Genevieve today! The plain version is a super-fast and fun sew, suitable for new bagmakers and experienced alike!
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HELLO, I’m Christine
Don’t you just LOVE bags and wallets? I know I do! Therefore, I am TOTALLY addicted to designing bags and wallet sewing patterns. In addition to providing you with designer sewing patterns and video courses I will teach you skills that will enable you to make professional quality bags and accessories.
Imagine being able to make all sorts of bags, handbags, wallets and purses that are unique to YOU and exactly the style, colour, size and shape that YOU want them to be?
My range of designer bag and wallet sewing patterns will help you to do just that! Above all, nobody will believe you made the bags, purses and wallets yourself!
ChrisW Designs offers an ever-growing range of unique designer bag sewing patterns covering all skill levels. All patterns are wonderfully thought out and professionally written and presented.
I pride myself on always bringing something unique to my patterns, whether that is a special design feature or construction method or just simply being able to present you with instructions that don’t leave you scratching your head!
They are all proofread and tested by a wonderful team of volunteers from the fabulously supportive bag making community. Without these testers, I would not be able to do the job I do so I am forever grateful for their support.
What other industry offers the support and friendship found among the bag making community? I challenge you to find a nicer niche!
Don’t you just hate it when something goes wrong, or you don’t understand something? Perhaps you reach out for help only to be ignored? Well, that’s not the case when you shop at ChrisW Designs!
I have a Facebook Group dedicated to inspiration and full pattern support for all of the ChrisW Designs pattern range. If you just want to show your CWD makes to someone who ‘gets’ it. This is your place!
If you have a question, ask away in the group. Being an international group means there is almost always someone around who can answer your questions.
Personal email support from me is also available if you need it! I answer ALL genuine emails so if you don’t get a reply, please reach out again as more than likely it has gone to spam or disappeared into the black hole of cyberspace!
All of my PDF Patterns are very comprehensive and come with incredibly detailed instructions and tons of photos.
However, for those of you who are more visual and need a little more hand holding, I have a selection of video tutorials for my patterns available free on YouTube.
I am also in the process of working my way through my range, shooting more videos with the intention of having videos for most, if not all the patterns currently in the catalogue (this does not include retired or soon to be retired patterns).
To see if any pattern has a video, you can look below the image gallery on the shop page. They will be shown there and linked to if there is one. There is also a selection of videos created by other YouTubers and they are also shown on the Shop pages where I have yet to make one myself.