YES! It’s that time again! What ‘time’ you may ask? NEW pattern release time! YAY! My latest Easy Street Pattern, Gabbie’s Grove:
Gabbie’s Grove is a super quick and fun sew creating a unique, versatile foldover bag which you can use as a tote:
Or fold it over and use as a shoulder or crossbody bag:
You can even wear it as a foldover backpack just by looping your adjustable strap through the Top Body Strap:
Or loop through the Handle Straps for a full tote backpack:
However, this foldover is not your ordinary rectangular flat foldover bag as it has a super cute and unique shape which gives you a nice roomy main compartment. On the exterior back you will find a phone or key slip pocket for quick access:
….and on the front, a zipper pocket which is hidden when you fold your bag over.
The lining is beautifully fitted and two magnetic snaps close your main compartment to keep everything nice and secure.
So just what is an “Easy Street” pattern? Just to recap:
Our Easy Street Patterns are relatively quick and easy to make, yet still retain some pretty COOL features ChrisW Designs is renowned for, making them more than just a run of the mill design. However they are not aimed at beginner bag makers as they do assume some prior sewing skills and previous bag making experience. Primarily these patterns are aimed at the Sew & Sell maker looking to add some unique & stylish designs to their inventory being less time consuming to make than our ‘regular’ range of designs. They also make great gifts or a satisfying quick sew just for FUN!
Note: Easy Street Patterns have smaller PDF’s and as such provide cutting measurements only for rectangular pieces and do not have a text only version at the end.
A great BIG HUGE thank you goes out to all of my fabulous testers! Without my testers I could not do this job! So a big round of applause goes to them for helping find all of my silly boo boos! Without further delay, lets have a look at their gorgeous versions:
First up we have Marilyn of Shades of Bold:
Judith of Judith Stitches:
Chera of Phipody:
Daryl of Patchouli Moon Studio:
Krista’s Gabbie’s Grove:
Susie of Twirl Girl Boutique:
Pat D’s Gabbie’s Grove:
Cheryl of Cheryl’s Quilts & Crafts:
Pat M’s Gabbie’s Grove:
Gena of Genycartes
Rachel of Tiger in a Tornado:
Laura of Sew Deluxe:
Sas – Facebook HERE!
Diane of Bayou Bags:
……..and Last BUT definitely not least, Ellen of Things by Ellen:
So…..Ellen decided to have some FUN with her Gabbie’s Grove! She added a zipper pocket and some slip pockets AND….wait for it…..a Zipper closure! Now the BEST part is I have twisted her arm and she has agreed to write a blog hack for us! For both the Zipper closure and the extra pockets! How COOL is that!? So watch for that coming to the blog soon…….
The pattern for Gabbie’s Grove is available on the website NOW!