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... Read more →

Hello everyone....Today Sonja has a fabulous Brandt's Boulevard/Olivia hack to share with you! Over to you Sonja: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ “Brandtivia” Tutorial by Sonja Davison Please note: I have sewn both patterns in their entirety using a 6mm (¼”) seam allowance and have specified where different seam allowances should be used. One of the many great things about Christine’s patterns is the endless options for hacking customization. Combining the Brandt’s Boulevard with the Olivia is a perfect example, given the many design... Read more →

Hello everyone....Today Liz has a fabulous Serendipity/Lunar mash-up to share with you! Over to you Liz: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hello everyone! I still can’t believe that I won the Hack-a-Bag-a-Thon contest. It’s a great honor to write this tutorial for you (my first one!), and I hope it inspires you to get creative and try out some hacks on your own bags. First, a little about me – I am a Certified Public Accountant living in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA. I’ve been quilting... Read more →

Firstly a great BIG thank you goes out to Marsha and Ellen for hosting the Hack-a-Bag-a-Thon over in our Facebook group! Ladies, you ROCK! I must say I have been blown away by the awesome talent shown by everyone who entered a hack! I really wish EVERYONE could win 1st prize! I think I am going to have to do some serious arm twisting to get everyone to share their hacks with us over the coming months.....wouldn't that be nice?... Read more →

I must admit we really had an AWESOME January to June 2016 Bag of the Month Club season. Now that the season has come to a close its time to announce the winners of the prizes so generously offered by our wonderful sponsors. Do you spot YOUR bag? If so, send us an email to info@bagomc.com (with name, email address and prize or prize # for the Random prizes) by Sunday, July 31st to claim your prize. Winners will be... Read more →

Now that the Jan-June bag of the Month Club is over, we are busy bringing the competition to a close! The Bag of the Month Club fairies have been hard at work again... Some of us had to consult friends, co-workers and other "industry professionals" to come up with our finalists for the Jan - June prizes. It was a tough job, but we've narrowed down the entries to 10 for each month. We have all been astounded by the... Read more →

YES! The time has come! My June contribution to the Bag of the Month Club is available in my shop NOW! Features The Lunar Collection provides THREE sizes to choose from. Large – Full Moon .....is perfect for a holiday away where you need to pack a lot, it's HUGE! Medium – Half Moon .....is the perfect weekender or carry on luggage and makes the perfect nappy bag too! Small – Quarter Moon .....is just right for your toiletries or... Read more →

Calling all Hacks & Quacks! Clear your sewing tables & get out your cameras because you won't want to miss this... July 1 - 31 2016 We're hosting the first ever ChrisW Hack-a-Bag-a-Thon in our Facebook group HERE. Creativity, Prizes, & FunFunFun! Prizes: First Prize - $50 voucher from the Fat Quarter Shop - $25 voucher from Emmaline Bags - A guest starring role on the ChrisW blog* Second Prize - $25 voucher from Hawthorne Threads - 1 ChrisW pattern... Read more →

Welcome to the 10th post in our series of "Sharing Our Sewing Spaces". In this series members of our Facebook Group will be sharing their sewing spaces with us! Today we have Susan, sharing her space with us.......Over to you Susan: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, my name is Susan and I’m from Clovis, California. Junior high school is where I learned to sew and continued sewing off and on until my early thirties. I quit sewing for awhile, but started up again... Read more →

WOOHOO....here we are back with Part two of our Lunar Collection Sew Along with Ellen! Over to you Ellen: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ok .. Fancy meeting you guys here .... ha ha .... I knew you’d come back to see what happens next. We are going to finish putting the exterior together. Grab the prepared exterior, mark the centre of the base on both sides, and the centre of the front and back exterior at the top. Now mark the centre of... Read more →

YAY! Ellen is once again back with us for another Sew Along. This time she's sewing my June pattern for the Bag of the Month club, The Lunar Collection , currently only available to members of the Bag of the Month Club until July 1st when it will be released for everyone else. Ellen will step you through the sewing of the Lunar Collection bags (applies to all sizes) with loads of extra photos and awesome tips and tidbits to... Read more →