Yesterday I received a lovely email from Mary Ann of Minnesota City……among other things, she said “Your pattern is
very well written and with excellent photo-help” and “you make really good, well thought-out patterns”! To say I am tickled pink when I receive such emails is an understatement but more to the point, getting feedback like that lets me know I am doing something right and also that it is appreciated! Thank you Mary Ann, you made my day! 🙂

BUT……it is even more FUN when I also get to SEE a photo of the finished bag! Mary Ann was gracious enough to send me a couple of pics! I LOVE her version of The Snazzy Slouch so much I wanted to share the pics with you:

The Snazzy Slouch - By Mary Ann - A ChrisW Designs Bag Pattern

Mary Ann’s Snazzy Slouch!

The main fabric is a heavy canvas and the brown contrast is a linen/cotton blend.

The Snazzy Slouch - A ChrisW Designs pdf Pattern - made by Mary Ann!

Another shot of Mary Ann’s Snazzy Slouch!

Mary Ann also commented that she has received lots of compliments on her bag including this “one girl even said not to leave it lying around – meaning she herself would empty the contents and take the bag!” LOLLLL I think I would also grab the bag and RUN, given the opportunity! 🙂

Well done Mary Ann and thank you so much for allowing me to share with everyone! 🙂


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  1. Hi Lorraine,
    Mary Ann has inspired ME to remake mine in another fabric too! The Snazzy Slouch is one of my bags that I carried for a LONG time and didn’t want to change when I had another ready to test carry! LOLLL

  2. Thanks for all the kind words. I really like USING this bag because, although it does not appear bulky, it holds ALOT! It is deeper than most bags and that makes the difference, I think. Sits on the shoulder comfortably too. All in all, it is a great pattern !
    Mary Ann

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