November 25, 2016

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November 01, 2016

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The Carriers Conquest! My November Contribution to The Bag of the Month Club

Finally it's time for me to introduce my November 2016 bag of the Month Club bag - The Carriers Conquest!

The Carriers Conquest will not only be a stylish addition to your handbag collection, but a practical one too with loads of pockets to keep you organised. Featuring two spacious top edge zipper pockets with quick access phone pocket. The front zipper pocket also contains two slip pockets. The roomy centre compartment closes with a flap and magnetic snap. Inside are two more slip pockets and a clever pocket designed to hold a wallet up to the ChrisW Designs Penny Inn size.

Make your bag from all fabrics or a combination of fabric and vinyl or pleather. Choose from making your own strap connectors or using metal connectors for added bling!

Finished size: Approx. 38cm W X 25.5cm W X 11.5cm D (13” W X 10” H X 4 ½” D)

You can see all of the testers photos by clicking HERE! Join the bag of the Month Club by clicking HERE!

The Carriers Conquest

October 29, 2016

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Revamped Emma - Available NOW!

Yes! I've revamped my Emma pattern! 

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!

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)

Revamped version of the Emma Pattern

July 01, 2016

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The Lunar Collection - Available NOW!

My Bag of the Month Club pattern for June is the Lunar Collection. I am really pleased to final have a travel bag offering in my pattern collection. This pattern has THREE sizes! The very BIG (many say HUGE) "Full Moon" bag is perfect for a longer trip or for those of you that like to take the kitchen sink! The middle sized bag, The "Half Moon"is perfect as carry on luggage or a weekend away. The smallest size, the "Quarter Moon" is a great handbag size....or make a matching set and use it for toiletries! 

PLU....Also available is a Pocket Supplement....perfect for adding extra storage to your Lunar bags. Fits all sizes!

I sure hope you like them as much as I do! :)

February 15, 2016

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NEW Facebook Buy & Sell Group!

Have you seen the New Easy Street pattern range? Designed to be fast and easy to make! Perfect for sew & Sell at the markets, Etsy or even on Facebook!

To make it easier to connect buyers and sellers of the ChrisW Designs bag range, we have created a special Buy & Sell Facebook Group. Exclusive to ChrisW Designs bag designs! You can find it HERE!

The latest Easy Street Pattern is Chloe's Court Clutch:

Chloe's Court Clutch - New Easy Street Pattern by ChrisW Designs

December 03, 2015

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Introducing the Sew and Sell Easy Street Pattern Range!

The NEW range has a whole NEW format which I think many of you are going to LOVE!
So what is so special about the new range? First and foremost, The PDF's are short and sweet! Most, if not all, will be less than 20 pages!
While all of the designs will be stylish quick sews and suitable for yourself or for making as gifts, the best part is that they will be perfect for Sew and Sell! 

PLUS the new range will be super affordable too at only $6.95 each

But do you LOVE the old format? Don't worry.....I have not given up creating my regular style of more challenging designs. The old format of patterns will remain for existing patterns and for any new more advanced designs that I will release in the future, for those that love a challenge - yet like plenty of help to get there!

Abby's Alley Brandt's Boulevard

November 21, 2015

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GIVEAWAY TIME! :)

SO excited! I am fast approaching the 17 000 Likes milestone on Facebook! To celebrate I am having a giveaway! To join in the FUN, pop by my Facebook Page HERE! Simple entry for your chance to WIN one of 6 patterns of your choice from my shop! ;)

17000 Likes Giveaway Celebration

October 25, 2015

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It's a SECRET! Shhhhhhhh!

I am working on a complete brand NEW range for ChrisW Designs! It's different, it's FUN and you are going to LOVE it! ;)

Sneak Peek!

September 06, 2015

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Bella REVAMPED - Bella II - Available NOW!

So.....just what are the differences in the old Bella and the new Bella II? Well although the bag looks very similar, pretty much the whole pattern is new and has been re-drafted and improved including the previous interior zipper pocket assembly. 

I have added a recessed zipper closure to keep the main compartment contends secure.

The previous 2 exterior elastic side pockets have been omitted and instead, the single front pocket on the old Bella has been replaced with a new COOL front slip pocket design, featuring 4 slip pockets and feature Grommets. However of course, should you not like grommets, the pockets look super cool finished off in other ways too!

The Bella II is a very versatile pattern. It is really up to you how much of the hardware you decide to use as you can see from the following tester pics. Dress it up or dress it down! PLUS if you have an embroidery machine, it is (in Pats words) "a brilliant pallet for embroidery!".

Get the pattern HERE!

August 12, 2015

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The Pick A Pocket Sew Along - on NOW!

Hey....just in case you haven't heard, we are running a Pick A Pocket Wallet Sew Along right NOW! Running from August 11th to September 8th. You can join in anytime! Please pop by the Blog to see the Step by Step posts and stop by the Facebook Group events page to join in the fun! :)