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 →


Welcome to the 9th 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 Barb Glasscoe, sharing her space with us.......Over to you Barb: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks, Christine, for letting me share my remodeled sewing studio. I feel funny calling it a studio. It’s always just been my sewing area because there was nothing really defined but I’m trying out the word studio... Read more →


Today Shanel of Sanity's Crafts Designs is going to share with us her method of converting the Sugar & Spice's curved bottom to a boxy bottom! Many people prefer boxy bottoms because they are easier to work with. So....let's not waste any time with chit chat...over to you, Shanel: These instructions are intended to be used along side the Original Sugar & Spice Instructions. Print the pattern pieces (do not cut them out yet) You will not need the BASE... Read more →


Well here we are again....My month for the Bag of the Month Club. I've really been itching to share my design with you! It's been a bit of an evolution actually! I started out with a Large (Full Moon) Traveler size....then I decided to add a Small (Half Moon) Weekender or Overnight size.....and then my daughter Amy planted the idea in my head that it would be great to have an even smaller size....so in a last minute rush, along... Read more →


Welcome back to the Stow It All Sew Along with Ellen - Part two! YAY! ............AND to add to the awesomeness of this sew along, Ellen has added a pattern hack for an expandable pocket! Now how COOL is that! Over to you Ellen: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- INTERIOR Zip Pocket – Grab one of your lining and the Zip Pocket piece, following the measurements in the pattern and placement. Draw your box on the short end (wrong side) of your zipper piece,... Read more →


Welcome to the Stow It All Tote Sew Along, with Ellen! Rachel's Stow It All Tote FEATURES: The Stow It All is the perfect sized tote for a day out shopping, with plenty of pockets to keep organised while you shop! This spacious tote features 5 exterior slip pockets, 1 exterior twist lock pocket, a recessed zipper closure, an interior zipper pocket, two slip pockets and a pen pocket. Of course the addition of a twist lock, rivets (optional), bag... Read more →


Welcome to the 8th 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 Snow Wildsmith, sharing her space with us.......Over to you Snow: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello! My name is Snow Wildsmith. I am a librarian and amateur sewist living in Mooresville, North Carolina. I love to sew quilts, bags, and sometimes toys. My mother loves to sew and taught me how, but... Read more →


Welcome to the 7th 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 Donna Liljegren of Brynwood Needleworks’ Studio, sharing her space with us. I am positively GREEN with envy....just look at Donna's fabric collection, not to mention how neat and well organised her space is!!.....Over to you Donna: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My name is Donna Liljegren, and I’m the face behind Brynwood... Read more →


Welcome to the 6th 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 Elena K, sharing her space with us. I am really enjoying this series as it's such FUN to grab a glimpse into another passionate sewists world!.....Over to you Elena: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'd like to say hello and welcome to the happiest place on Earth. My precious sewing room. I... Read more →