The CWD Vision.

My goal has always been creating bag sewing patterns and video tutorials for bags and wallets that will teach you techniques and skills that you can use over and over again.

These are techniques that you can use in a myriad of different bag making projects so that you can make beautiful, professionally finished accessories.

I like to ensure everything I do is very detailed so that you aren’t left scratching your head wondering what to do!


My story…

I started designing my own bags after struggling with a pattern which was so poorly written it took me days to decipher the first steps!

I vowed at that point to learn everything I could about making bags so I could write patterns that are comprehensive and complete. I also pride myself in backing that up with after-sales support that is second to none. If you need any help, just holla!


Did you know…

I wear ALL the hats at CWD

I’m totally addicted to every aspect about designing handbags and wallets and running the business. I wear many hats including bag pattern designer, photographer, videographer, set designer and lighting coordinator, webmaster, office manager, bookkeeper, blogger, marketing and social media management. Have I forgotten any? LOL!

I am living in Australia with my husband, 4 dogs, 3 cats, 1 guinea pig and a duck. I have two adult daughters and two grandsons.

When I am not working, I play with my grandkids, I paint furniture as a hobby, or you will find me pottering in the garden.

Life is a challenge! I could do with more hours in the day…. or no sleep. I tried that BUT unfortunately that didn’t work!


Things About me Did you know

Yes, I like to design bags and wallets and I also love creating websites, but I bet there is a lot about me you don’t know….

I grew up on a dairy farm yet I am allergic to dairy products so I can’t eat regular chocolate BUT that’s OK with me because I prefer to snack on potato crisps. Thats my weakness!

I used to design and sell teddy bears and teddy bear patterns before I ventured into bags. But I prefer bags. I’ve always had a ‘thing’ about bags, even as a small child. Every year for Christmas I would give my mum a new bag. I always hoped Santa would bring me a bag, but he never did! Perhaps that’s why I started to make my own! lol

I always wanted to work in Real Estate, and I completed a course with the intention of returning to the work force and selling Real Estate, but life got in the way, and I became a carer instead. Now I think I am too old to start a new career in Real Estate, so it will just remain a dream of mine…

I have Scoliosis of the Spine and had surgery when I was 16. I have rods in my back and my spinal movements are restricted because of this. I was told by my Orthopedic Surgeon that I would never be able to work full time and should go on a disability pension….I didn’t listen though. I never was good at doing what I was told!

Curious how I can help you…

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