I am EXCITED! Today I have a NEW Pattern and Video Course to share with you! Can you believe more than a year has passed since I released my last pattern?

Meet The Allure;



The Allure is a medium sized, roomy bag with an adjustable strap. Wear it on your shoulder or across your body. Featuring a super cool flap with trimmed zipper pocket, perfect for your keys. There is an exterior quick access phone pocket at the back which is also great for your keys if you don’t have a phone.

Inside the roomy main compartment, which closes with a twist lock, you will find a zipper pocket. I suggest the addition of Pocket Supplement A (You can purchase this from my website) if you need extra slip pockets.

For a different look, the large flap is also great to feature your favourite fabric or embroidery if you don’t wish to add the Zipper pocket.

Add a cute little tassel to complete the picture!

A super fun weekend project to create a stunning masterpiece with beautiful structure!

Finished size: Approx. 34cm W (at the widest point, 27cm at the base) X 26cm H X 15cm D
(13 ½” W (at the widest point, 10 ½” at the base) X 10” H X 6” D)

Rated Intermediate: Ratings INTERMEDIATE

As always….I could NOT do this job without all of my AWESOME testers! As usual they have sewn up some absolutely STUNNING Allures! I can’t wait to share so lets get on with it!

First up we have Marilyn of Shades of Bold:

Marilyn's version of The Allure


The Allure by Annie

Daryl of Patchouli Moon Studio:

Daryl's Allure


Pamela's Allure


Deb's Allure


Janet's Allure

Laura of Totes Adorbs

Laura's Allure


Hjordis's Allure

Tara of UhOh Creations

Tara's Allure

Sue of Dreamscape Studio


Judith of Judith Stitches:

Judith's Allure

Judith was very brave to attempt the bag in all leather. I would suggest that you do need to be an experienced leather sewist to do the bag in all leather as you will need to make alterations for a successful all leather sew.

Ellen of Things by Ellen:


Sass – Facebook HERE!


Rachel of Tiger in a Tornado:

Rachel's Allure

Vickie’s Allure:

Vickie's Allure

Aren’t these the best tester photos EVER? Well, I really LOVE them all…and I would like to thank each and every one of my FABULOUS testers for all their hard work. Without them CWD would NOT be what it is today! Thank you ladies! 🙂

Of course…..don’t forget you can purchase the video course too, for extra help! If you haven’t taken one of my other courses, they are not just merely showing you how to sew a bag, they are more like a complete sewing class except instead of you coming to me, I come to you! LOL

The Allure Trailer on YouTube - Click HERE!

The Pattern is available in my website shop NOW. If you like a little more help, you can get the PDF + Video course in my website shop HERE!


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  1. yahooooeeeeee- -The Allure is awesome! So pleased and proud to be a ChrisWDesigns tester sewist !!!
    You are so very welcome and really – thank-you to you – – you continue to out do yourself with your incredibly awesome bag designs..
    Christine, your patterns challenge every level of experience, your instructions and your videos allow even the beginner level sewist to finish as an accomplished and successful bag maker.
    You’re awesome!!
    Vickie Pearce

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    Awwww thank you so much Vickie! I really appreciate your help in testing and your uplifting comments!
    😊 I really couldn’t do it without my testers though! You all ROCK!!

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