June 30, 2012

How to Add a Zipper to your Emmaline Bag Pattern

Hello Bag Ladies!! (Who are not bags at all...!)
I've had a few requests for a zipper opening in the Emmaline Bag pattern.  Yes, I am a total dolt for not putting it in, in the first place, but that can't be helped.  I yam what I yam.

I'd just like to draw your attention to the perfect tutorial to help you with this... if you haven't found it already.  Emmaline Bags & Patterns: How to Sew a Zipper Opening in Your Purse or Handbag - A Tutorial

This tutorial shows you how to adjust your lining, cut, sew and install your own flash zipper gusset.  I hope this helps!

June 24, 2012

Handbag Hardware Kit Available!

It seems I've got a bit of a hardware surplus, and I really don't want them going home in my suitcase so....  I've put some magnetic snaps and gorgeous rectangular rings available for sale on my website.   OH! AND I've put together the perfect hardware kit for the Emmaline Bag Pattern (four rings and one magnetic snap).  I can ship them to you around the globe, but quantities are limited.

When I set up shop in Canada in a few months, I fully intend on having a nicely stocked handbag hardware shop with all of the items necessary to feed your handbag addiction!  And...maybe a few sewing notions too.

Thank you to all of the girls on facebook for sharing their favorite hardware finish with me.  Shiny nickel was the clear winner, closely followed by brushed nickel and then bronze or antique bronze.  I'll do what I can to get what you want/need.  If you have specific handbag hardware requests, make sure you let me know and I'll try to get them in.

In the meantime, I am limited to magnets and rings with a fabulous shiny nickel finish!


Flat Alloy Rectangular Rings
Inside measurements:  38 mm (1-1/2") x 12 mm (1/2") x 3 mm
These are very high quality zinc alloy rings finished in a polished shiny nickel.  These are perfect for handbags and totes, and my preference for The Emmaline Bag pattern.  Available in packs of 2, 4 & 10 (save 15%).

Magnetic Snap Closures
18mm (3/4") Shiny nickel magnetic snap closures made from the highest quality.  US patented. Easy to install, no special tools required.  Available in packs of 2, 4 & 10 (save 15%).

The Emmaline Hardware Kit
This hardware kit is perfect for The Emmaline Bag Pattern, available in my pattern shop.
It includes 4 Rectangular Rings AND 1 Magnetic Snap Closure (Save 10%).

Please hop over to my website by clicking on the link in the top menu bar or going HERE!

Thank you for looking,

June 18, 2012

Used quilting book to give away! CLOSED

At Piece with Time: 
A Woman's Journey Stitched in Cloth 
by Kristin C. Steiner &
Diane C. Frankenberger

About this book:
Would any of you amazing quilters like a quilting book that I am done with?  (UPDATE: This book is going to Maria, in Brazil!) About 8 years ago, when I was still living Alberta, Canada, I bought this wonderful book from my local quilt shop and participated in a sew along "course", completing 1 or 2 blocks each week and completing all of the hand applique in my own time.  Well, not exactly completing it.... as the case may be. But mostly!  I made a lovely gift for my mother from it and I hope someone else will enjoy it as much as I have.

This is NOT just a quilting book, but as the title hints, woman's journey through life.  It's beautifully written and illustrated with gorgeous watercolors.  It has a few little projects, such as a journal, doll, and mini quilt, etc.

June 17, 2012

Quilting Supplies and Fabric Giveaway! CONTEST CLOSED

I was just over at Shape Moth, trying to snoop around and see if she's finished an Emmaline Bag yet (she's doing a pattern review of my Emmaline Bag pattern for Purse Palooza over at sewsweetness.com) and I came across the MOST FANTABULOUS GIVEWAY!  If you are a sewer or a quilter, you should head over to Shape Moth and enter.  Wowsa!

Who's giving away quilting supplies?   A big German online shop, patchwork-oase.com, is launching a new shop complete with fabric, quilting accessories,  and patterns and is hosting an amazing giveaway with 10 AWESOME prizes.  The online shop is not open yet, but you can enter to win the prizes at Shape Moth.  Go have a look, write a little post about it and ENTER!

Here is one of the prizes (which will be sent to international winners, by the way...): 

and another:

Thank you, Joanna, for sharing this with all of us.  I can't wait to see what this new online shop has to offer.

Good luck!


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