Happy New Year everyone! SO much went on in my life in 2022. It was very long and a whirlwind and with so much personal stuff, that CWD took a back burner for most of it.

However, I have lots of new plans for CWD for the New Year. The first is releasing my first pattern for 2023! I hope you like it as much as I do! Introducing The Morphing Convertible.


PDF Info:

The PDF pattern for The Morphing Convertible has 51 pages of instructions which include 123 step by step colour photos. TWO sizes are included with this pattern!

The pattern comes with written printing instructions as well as video instructions on downloading, saving, and printing for both a PC and Mac.

Pattern pieces are included for both shaped and rectangular pieces, as well as cutting measurements for rectangular pieces, so you can choose your preferred cutting method. Both Metric and Imperial measurements are included!

PLUS, a TEXT ONLY version of the instructions is available separately, for printing purposes. This is great should you not need or wish to print all the photos! Simply refer to your electronic versions for photos if needed! Saves on ink!

The Pattern files come in both A4 and Letter sizes for your printing convenience.



The Morphing Convertible is a fun, modern and practical backpack convertible with a front hidden zipper pocket:


…..a back quick access phone pocket and a double zipper top closure.

Phone-pocketInside you will find another zipper pocket: The lining construction is unique, and it is not a drop in lining. No hand stitching is necessary and there is no binding either!


The pattern comes with two sizes included. For the large size, you may like to add Pocket Supplement A for some additional slip pockets. Instructions are included for modifying the supplement to fit the large size.


The unique adjustable strap allows you to quickly convert from a backpack to a crossbody bag. There are optional top handle straps to grab and go!


Finished size:
Large: Approx. 26cm (10”) W X 36cm (14”) H X 10cm (4”) D.

Small: Approx. 20cm (8”) W X 25cm (10”) H X 8cm (3”) D.

Rated Intermediate: Ratings INTERMEDIATE

As usual, my favourite part of the pattern release is sharing the tester photos with you. Since I have many plans for new releases this year, I have expanded my tester pool so I am even more excited to share the work of some new testers and some returning testers from many moons ago! WOOP!

So, before we get to the eye candy part, I want to say a great big HUGE thank you to each one of my testers, the old and the new….without them CWD wouldn’t be here! With all the eagle eyes of the testers hopefully the pattern is as close to perfect as we can get it! Testing also helps pinpoint where there are issues or difficulties in the instructions that need to be ironed out (clarified).. As I always say, I 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. Marylin made the Large size:

Marilyn's Morphing Convertible

Ellen of Things by Ellen. Ellen made a Large:


Next up we have Daryl of Patchouli Moon Studio. Daryl made a Small:

Daryl's Morphing Convertible

Rachel of Tiger in a Tornado:


Leanne made a Small:

Leanne's Small Morphing Convertible

Well….she actually made two Small’s and a Large:

Leanne's Large and Small Morphing Convertible's

here are some more pics of Leanne’s Morphing Convertibles:


Wani of Studio Roda Surih made a small:

Wani's Small Morphing Convertible

Here are some more pics of Wani’s small version:

Wani's Small Morphing Convertible

Shanel of Sanity’s Boutique made a Small:

Shanel's Small Morphing Convertible

She also made a large:

Shanel's Large Morphing Convertible

Here is a side by side view of the two for comparison:

Shanel's Morphing Convertible's

Brittany made a small:

Brittany's Small Morphing Convertible

Sabrina made a Small:

Sabrina's Small Morphing Convertible

Sabrina also made a large:


Here is a pic of both of Sabrina’s together;

Sabrina's Large and Small Morphing Convertible

For scale:

Sabrina's Large and Small Morphing Convertible
Iris made a Small:Iris's Small Morphing Backpack

Iris also made a large:

Iris's Large morphing Convertible

Here they are together so you can compare sizes:

Iris's Morphing Convertibles

and another view:

Iris's Morphing Convertible's

Hjordis made a small:

Hjordis's Small Morphing Convertible

Gladys of Chavant Gifts made a small:

Glady's Small Morphing Convertible

Annie made a small:


Vickie made a large:

Vickie's Large Morphing Comvertible

Michelle made a Large:

Michelle's Large Morphing Convertible

Elizabeth made a Large:

Elizabeth's Large Morphing Convertible

Tiffany made a small: 

Tiffany's Small Morphing Convertible

Thien made a small:

Thien's Small Morphing Convertible

Judy made a large:

Judy's Large Morphing Convertible

A pic of Judy’s bag for scale:

Judy's Large Morphing Convertible

Leen made a small:


Sarah made a small:

Sarah's Small Morphing Convertible

Rose made a small:

Rose's Small Morphing Convertible

The good news is, Brandy will be making a free video tutorial for The Morphing Convertible any day now, and it will be available on her YouTube Channel. WOOP!

While this pattern uses minimal hardware, if you are wondering where a good place is 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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  1. Omg it’s late 2am Just got the newsletter am I the first to see these gorgeous bags I have to make the small one its just the perfect size

  2. Have any of the testers made a bag without backpack straps. With just handles or maybe a sling? I have shoulder issues that make backpacks a no-go for me. Thanks very much.

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