How AWESOME is this! Today I have a super tutorial by Ellen on how to add a zipper closure to your Gabbie's Grove! YAY! Over to you, Ellen: --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello everyone .. Today I just wanted to share with you all, how I did the Zip Top Closure on “Gabbie’s Grove”. There are two different ways to add a Zip Top Closure, one way is to add a finished (on all edges) Zip Top Closure panel directly onto your lining.... Read more →


YES! It's that time again! What 'time' you may ask? NEW pattern release time! YAY! My latest Easy Street Pattern, Gabbie's Grove: Gabbie’s Grove is a super quick and fun sew creating a unique, versatile foldover bag which you can use as a tote: Or fold it over and use as a shoulder or crossbody bag: Or put your arm through the Top Body Strap and use as a large clutch: You can even wear it as a foldover backpack... Read more →


WOOP! we are having a FLASH sew along of the Brandt's Boulevard Easy Street wallet pattern over in our Facebook Group AND there will be a LIVE VIDEO too! Starts TOMORROW! Hosted by two of our AWESOME group admins, Rachel, who has made a STACK of these wallets to date and knows more about them than I do... and Amanda who is braving the camera for us! Quick and easy to make,the Brandt's Boulevard wallet is the perfect warm up... Read more →


Today we are back with another guest post from Karen to share with you! This one is part 3, adding free motion machine embroidery! Over to you Karen: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- For this project I am making the Snazzy Slouch. I haven't made it before but it has been on my To Do List for a while, and it has those great exterior pockets for decorating. I am using recycled denim for mine, so I skipped the fusible interfacing to keep it... Read more →


YAY! So here are the next 6 blank slate drawings from Karen. Simply right click and save to your computer to print out whenever the urge to get creative hits you! I suggest you save them with your patterns! ;) PLUS below each single drawing, you will find a link to download a PDF colouring sheet with lots of little versions of the sketch so you can print out and have fun with planning different colour schemes and fabric placement!... Read more →


OK I have to admit I am totally BLOWN away by the amazing work of the ladies in the Bag of the Month Club with their Podiums. Their work is absolutely GORGEOUS and so creative! So I just have to share a selection of them here! SO hard to choose.... They are ALL amazing! I wanted to share them all here BUT there are so many so I have chosen a random selection of some of them to share with... Read more →


Oh boy.... Today I am both super excited AND super nervous at being the first cab of the rank for the Bag of the Month Club for 2018. So I may as well just bite the bullet and DO THIS.... DRUMROLL.......Introducing The Podium, my contribution to the club for January. The pattern has now been added to all membership accounts! If you haven't joined yet, there is still time to join, click here to sign up! The Podium is a... Read more →


Today we have another guest post from Karen to share with you! This one is part two all about adding applique to your bag making projects! Over to you Karen: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- As I said in an earlier post I love adding applique decorations to my creations, like this butterfly on Christine's 'Emma' bag, and just in case you have never tried it I will show you how I do mine. I use the same basic method for all my applique... Read more →


WOOP! So here are the next 6 blank slate drawings from Karen. Simply right click and save to your computer to print out whenever the urge to get creative hits you! I suggest you save them with your patterns! ;) PLUS below each single drawing, you will find a link to download a PDF colouring sheet with lots of little versions of the sketch so you can print out and have fun with planning different colour schemes and fabric placement!... Read more →


WOOP! Registration is now OPEN for the 2018 Bag of the Month Club! This is the club’s 5th year, and each year our members have grown in numbers and the fun has accelerated! If you are not familiar with the club, please visit the Bag of the Month Club website to see past offerings for 2014 though 2017. THE DETAILS Six of the best bag sewing pattern designers in the business are teaming together to bring you a 6-month membership... Read more →


WOOP! I am super excited to let you all know that my new Aussie supply website is up, complete with my PDF patterns in AUD too! I am still fine tuning the site and there are some funny little 1 cent discrepancies showing up in the cart when buying certain quantities of things but I am hounding tech support to fix it....even though its usually only a cent or two and mostly in your favour, it looks unprofessional so I... Read more →