So a LOT has been happening lately BUT I am happy to say that I finally have a new bag pattern to share with you. The Phoenix!

The Phoenix - a ChrisW Designs PDF Sewing Pattern


The Phoenix is a stylish handbag featuring exterior side gusset zipper pockets and a quick access phone pocket at the back. The roomy main compartment closes with a recessed zipper pocket.

Inside you will find another zipper pocket. I like to add Pocket Supplement A for some additional slip pockets. There is a removable cross body strap and two handle straps.

Finished size:
Approx. 33cm (13”) W X 28cm (11”) H X 9.5cm (3 ¾”) D.

Rated Intermediate: Ratings INTERMEDIATE

The Phoenix - A ChrisW Designs PDF Bag Sewing Pattern

The Phoenix features unique Gusset Side Pockets:

Unique Gusset Side Pockets - The Pheonix by ChrisW Designs

The ChrisW Designs Signature Phone pocket is discreetly hidden at the back of the bag. You barely know it’s there! 

The back view of The Phoenix

The main compartment closes with a recessed zipper:

Recessed Zipper Closure on The Pheonix

Inside the roomy interior is another Zipper Pocket. I also suggest adding Pocket Supplement A for additional slip pockets, if you are like me and love pockets!

The Interior of The Phoenix

As usual, my favourite part of the pattern release is sharing my tester photos with you BUT before I do, I want to say a great big HUGE thank you to each one of my testers….without them CWD wouldn’t be here! It’s impossible to create a totally error free pattern without proper testing and even then, occasionally something slips through no matter how thorough we are… but as I always say, I honestly believe I have THE BEST testers in the industry! You ROCK ladies!! So, let’s look at some Tester Photos:

In no particular order, first up is Marilyn of Shades of Bold:

Marilyn's Phoenix

Next up we have Daryl of Patchouli Moon Studio:

Daryl's Phoenix

Vickie’s version:

Vickie's Phoenix

Janet’s version:

Janet's Phoenix

Nancy’s Version:

Nancy's Phoenix

Sandy’s Version:

Sandy's Phoenix

Hjordis’s Version:

Hjordis's Phoenix

Brandy of Beans Bags and Handicrafts Co‘s Version:

Brandy's Phoenix

Also, for those of you who are more visual, Brandy has shared a free video tutorial on her YouTube Channel. WOOP!

For info on where to buy Hardware and Supplies, please go HERE.

So what are you waiting for? Pop over to the International Website Shop or Aussie Website Shop, and let’s get sewing!



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