Have you joined the ChrisW Designs Patterns Group yet? If so, you will be aware of the hive of activity due to the upcomin Sugar & Spice Sew Along!

Sugar & Spice by ChrisW Designs

Sugar & Spice!

Have you heard about the Sew Along yet? NO? Ok, so here’s the low down: Rachel Of Tiger in a Tornado (don’t you just love that name? LOL) is ever so kindly organising the Sew Along within our new Facebook Group and is doing a FAB job too, I might add! Officially starting on the 12th of January, the Sew Along runs until the 13th of February but you can join anytime during that time frame!

Here is the schedule from Rachel’s blog:

January 12 (or earlier) — Buy the pattern. Read the Pattern.  Print the Pattern Pieces.  Read the Pattern again.  Don’t panic if you get confused, as you are making the bag things will suddenly make sense.  Or if they don’t you can get help in the group. Buy your supplies.

January 12-19 – Cut the pattern pieces, fuse the interfacing on.  This will be the longest part of the process, at least in my experience.  Pop in a good movie or some music you love so you can listen while you iron.  Make sure to have the fusible sides against the fabric and not the iron.  Or the ironing board.  Long story short, I now have a new ironing board cover.

January 19-February 13th – SEW LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW!!  Or just sew the pieces together like normal.  Don’t forget to take pictures of your finished bag and enter it into our album on Face Book for a chance to win PRIZES!!


The good thing is that you don’t have to follow along at an exact scehdule….just sew when you can and pop by the group for a natter when you can! It’s all pretty casual and there will be LOTS of inspiration too!

You can get help when you need it so if you have the pattern but have been procrastinating with it, NOW is the time to dig it out and raid your fabric stash! (Or a great excuse to shop for NEW fabrics? LOL Gotta love that!)

PLUS, just for participating and by entering your Sugar & Spice in our special album on Facebook, you can win pattern prizes too! YAY!

So….what are you waiting for? Pop by our new ChrisW Designs Patterns Facebook Group and join in – no pressure just awesome FUN!

If you haven’t got the pattern yet, you can get it HERE!

We are looking forward to seeing you….


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  1. Tip of the day (posted from the PC this time not the cell phone)
    Don’t cut up your excess until you have double checked your piece count.. ask me how I know.. nah.. don’t cause I am headed out to the store now…

  2. I hear your frustration, Debbie! Imagine mine when I am short a piece of fabric from across the pond! LOL I order most of my fabric from overseas so if I have to order more, it can be a LONGGGGG wait! As for interfacings and stabilizers….I buy by the bolts……then it isn’t a problem, as long as I remember to order well before the bolt is empty! LOLLL

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