Emma was one of my very early patterns so I thought it was high time I revised it AND while I was at it I thought why not add a flap AND make her a little bigger while I was at it so it now is more suited to all ages! I am happy to say, Emma is a really quick and easy sew which is perfect for those last minute gifts! Depending on your fabric choice, it is suitable for everyone!

Emma by ChrisW Designs

The Emma is a great little ‘grab and run’ bag when you don’t need to take a lot of stuff with you! Comes with TWO versions to choose from! Version 1 has a cute little frill and closes with a magnetic snap. Version 2 has a flap which closes with a twist lock. Both versions have an interior zipper pocket to keep your valuables secure and a slip pocket. Emma sports a FUN braided strap. It’s a great weekend project and you can even use up some of those leftovers in your stash!

Finished bag size = Approx. 20cm W X 18cm H X 5cm D (8” W X 7” H X 2” D)

Now the FUN part – Let’s take a look at the awesome tester photos:

First up we have my trusty proof reader Norma’s version:

Norma's Emma Collage

How cute is that? You can check out more of Norma’s work on her blog Norma’s Bag Boutique HERE and also in her Etsy shop HERE! Special thanks for your speedy proof reading and testing, Norma! 🙂

Next up we have Maria’s Emma. The very first pattern Maria ever tested for me was the original Emma so I was very happy when she jumped at the chance to test the new version. LOVE it!

Maria's Emma Collage

Visit Maria’s blog Mia’s Creations HERE!

Next up Is Nancy J’s gorgeous Emma:

Nancy's Emma Collage

Gotta LOVE that sparkle vinyl! You can see more of Nancy’s work on her Blog, Fun Creations by Nancy HERE! You can also visit Nancy’s Facebook page HERE!

Next up is this gorgeous little girls version by Sonja. What little girl doesn’t like My Little Pony AND frills?:

Sonja's Emma Collage

You can visit Sonja’s Facebook Page HERE!

Next up is Karen’s Emma. Karen found the Flap to be the perfect place to add her own special touch of an applique butterfly. How COOL is this:

Karen's Emma Collage

Visit Karen’s Blog HERE!

Next up is this cute Emma by Cyndi:

Cyndi's Emma Collage

I LOVE black and yellow together…I really should use fabrics with it more often myself! You can visit Cyndi’s blog, The Nosy pepper HERE, her Facebook page HERE and you can also follow Cyndi on Instagram HERE!

Next up is Sue’s adorable version:

Sue's Emma Collage

LOVE the fabric! You can see more of Sue’s work on her blog Dreamscape Studio HERE! Visit Sue’s Facebook page HERE!

How’s this stunning Emma by Nancy:

Nancy's Emma Collage

You can see more of Nancy’s work on her blog HERE! Follow Nancy on Instagram HERE!

Next up we have Sas of Saselven Designs’s. Sas made not just one But TWO of them….How sweet and vibrant are these:

Sas's Emma Collage

You can visit Sas on Facebook HERE!

Next up is Jayne’s gorgeous little Emma:

Jayne's Emma Collage

Orange is another of those colours I really don’t use enough of! Doesn’t it look great? (I like that old Singer too – just say’n!)

Next up is our Fearless and FUN Facebook group leader Ellen. Ellen made not one but TWO Emma’s as well as a cute little matching dress for one of them:

Ellen's Emma Collage

Ellen also heads our fabulous ChrisW Designs Buy and Sell group HERE!

Next up is this adorable version by Pat:

Pat's Emma Collage

Too cute! 🙂

Next up we have the super adorable and vibrant TWO versions from Manju:

Manju's Emma Collage

LOVE them!! You can find more of Manju’s work on her Blog, Yuki Handmade HERE! Manju’s Facebook page is HERE!

Next up is Nancy’s Emma….LOVE the reds…it really POPS!

Nancy's Emma Collage

Well I must say I LOVE ALL of the tester versions and a great BIG thank you goes to all of them for testing this for me on super short notice! You all ROCK! 🙂 Without my testers, I wouldn’t be able to do what I do! 🙂

The good news is if you bought the previous version of Emma, you will receive the new version FREE! If you purchased via my new website, you should be able to retrieve the new version NOW by logging into your accounts. If you purchased via my old website, you will need to email me your name and email of purchase so I can send you the new file! If you purchased via another venue, please provide proof of purchase by emailing me a copy of your receipt!

Don’t have a copy yet? You can get yours in my website shop HERE!

I hope you like the NEW Emma! 🙂


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  1. So many great versions! Love them all. I have my second one cut but haven’t got time to sew it yet with the many power outages we’ve been having. Great pattern!!Always proud and honored to be one of your testers.

  2. It’s really cute…and I love the braided handle idea! It’s fun to pair that texture with a faux leather–I see lots of possibilities for ideas. 🙂 Your designs are always fresh and exciting! 🙂

  3. I really love this little bag .. it suits both big and little girls… lol and is such an easy make! … awesome work Christine.

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