The Luxie-Lunch Bag Pattern - A New Pattern Release - Contest closed!

1/29/2016 12:03:00 AM



Read all about my new pattern here, 
and then enter to win 1 of 5 prizes at the bottom of the Post!

Updated - Winners are: Dawn Belanger, Mary Ann Weigand, Pam Hoppe, Jana C & Amanda Maes-Herron. 

Carry your lunch, make-up, overnight items, or the entire contents of your handbag in luxury. This is a versatile project that features a wire frame that helps hold the top open wide for easy access. Customize the zipped bag to suit your needs by choosing from 2 handle styles, and adding the optional outside zipper pocket. (Strap length is ideal for a lunch bag, so if you are choosing to yours as a handbag, you may want to lengthen the straps.)



For a lunch bag, I recommend pre-washing your fabrics and using cotton for the lining so you can wash and reuse the bag as often as you need to. The frames are removable for washing! The foil backed thermal fleece/batting will help keep your food chilled. If you would rather have a wipe-clean lining in a lunch bag, you could substitute the cotton lining that I have recommended with laminated cotton, PUL, diaper liner, or nylon jacketing and use food safe containers. You could also substitute a wipe clean thermal foil-backed batting such as Insul-Shinetm for your lining.




Finished Size (Closed)
Width - 10 1/2” (27 cm) x Height - 6 1/2” (16 cm) x Depth - 7 1/2” (19 cm)

This pattern requires: 1 Set (Pair) Internal Wire Frame, Style B (10” x 31/2”)


MATERIALS: Yardages are approximate.

1/2 yd./0.50 m - Exterior fabric (quilting cotton, light canvas/duck, home décor cotton)
1/2 yd./0.50 m - Exterior Accent fabric (quilting cotton, light canvas/duck, home décor cotton)
1/2 yd./0.50 m - Lining fabric (quilting cotton or waterproof fabric such as PUL or laminated cotton)
1/2 yd./0.50 m - Thermal Batting/fleece such as Insul-Bright, Insul-fleece, Insul-Shine
3/4 yd./0.75 m - Interfacing - light-medium weight fusible interfacing such as Pellon Shapeflex SF101 - 10” x 21 1/2” - Foam Stabilizer - By Annie’s Soft & Stable, automotive headliner, Bosal in-R-Form, or Pellon Flex-foam
1 1/4 yd./1.25 m - Piping Cord or Premade Piping - 5/32”” (4 mm) or larger if preferred
(1) 22” (56 cm) - Zipper for Exterior Top Opening (#4.5 or #5 nylon bag zipper, 1 1/4” wide, non-separating) - You can use a longer zipper.
(1) 9” (23 cm) - Zipper for Exterior Zipper Pocket (#3 nylon all purpose zipper, 1” wide, non-separating)

1 Set (Pair) - Internal WireFrame,Rectangle shaped Style B (10” x 3 1/2”) from Emmalinebags.com



This lining is a nylon weatherproof material, and tends to be a bit light and loose. 
Cotton, laminate or PUL fabric will sit in nicer.





You can find the Luxie-Lunch Bag pattern on my website: HERE
& You can find the required wire frames: HERE

Pattern Tester Bags!!

I had some wonderful ladies pattern testing for me. Thank you so much to all that tested, I am so thankful that you were so willing to help me at the last minute, while I was away from home, and totally unorganized. You made some amazing bags and had some amazing feedback for me. Thank you! I'd like to share some of the tester's photos. There were a lot of GORGEOUS photos and I hope you will all feel free to share them on the Facebook groups and elsewhere, I am just going to put up 1 or two of each.

Simone always chooses the most unique fabric, and has a real flair for colour. I am always excited to see what Simone puts together!



Sandy has done a beautiful job on her Luxie bag. She used some webbing for the straps and it worked perfectly. I also used a nylon webbing for straps on one of my bags and it worked very well.



Melisa used some beautiful Tula Pink fabric, and seeing how her bird needed to take centre stage here, she move the straps apart a little bit wider than in the instructions, and also made them a bit longer. I would definitely consider making the straps longer if you wanted to use it as a handbag, or carry it on your arm. Melisa lined hers with a waterproof PUL. 



Barbara is using hers as a sewing bag and now she can cart everything with her to class. She added some extra pockets, and mentioned to me about how pleased she is that it holds so much!  I love that sewing themed fabric. 




Christina's bag looks like it's ready to take a trip to a beachside hotel!  I've been using mine as a toiletries bag for traveling lately. It will hold my hair straightener and my curling iron. It will also carry my brush and shampoo! It holds plenty!


Deana's bag is also showing off some Tula Pink. She's ready for work with this one. I love these colours. It's just gorgeous!



Jayne made this one for her daughter to take to work, and I hear it was very well received. I know a lot of us adults have a weak spot for our Mickey!  It's super cute. She had some zippers with double pulls, and they worked beautifully. I hear Jayne's daughter now wants a handbag out of the pattern too!



I love Kimberlea's bag made out of this beautiful fabric with a Paris theme. I think I would definitely use this for a trip to Paris. It really worked out nicely.



Natalie always does amazing work with upholstery fabrics and vinyl on her industrial machine. She really enjoyed stitching up the bag and had fun with the piping. Natalie advises using a piping foot when working with vinyl.



Maxine really outdid herself here. She used fabric that you can colour, and laminated cotton on the inside. She even threw in a pack of crayons. The black/white with red is so striking together. I love it!



I love Terry's bag in purple. I know someone is going to love carrying her lunch in this one. Thank you, Terry! 



I would love to see your finished bags too. Please make sure you share them in our Facebook Group: Emmaline Sewing Patterns Group, or hashtag them on Instagram #emmalinepatterns


You can find the Luxie-Lunch Bag pattern on my website: HERE
& You can find the required wire frames: HERE



Giveaway!!

Enter to win 1 of 5 prize packs, that each include 1 Pattern, 1 pack of Insulfleece & 1 pair of wire frames. 

To enter, simply comment below telling me what project you are sewing next!  Comment by Midnight January 31st. Winners will be notified by email February 1. 

Thank you, Janelle





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407 comments

  1. I am finally going to attempt a necessary clutch wallet, all for ME!

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  2. Oh boy! This is great!! I have so many projects on my list...working on some tester bags first, then likely Miss February ;) but then this baby is next!!! My daughter will love this for her lunchbag!

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  3. Making a dress for my daughter's snowflake ball.

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  4. Making a dress for my daughter's snowflake ball.

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  5. I have a Swoon bag - the Ethel - cut out but really want to make your new Luxie bag. I will have to wait for my frames! Then I'm going to make ChrisW's Savannah for a laptop bag.

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  6. I'm going to be making the scarf with the zipper from your book, then the lunch bag next. Been looking for a pattern for a lunch for a long time but nothing was saying you gotta make this one till now! Thank you!

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  7. I'm going to be making the scarf with the zipper from your book, then the lunch bag next. Been looking for a pattern for a lunch for a long time but nothing was saying you gotta make this one till now! Thank you!

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  8. making a new tablet/ipad holder for ME as I'm returning to work this month & then a Luxor. ..A girl's gotta eat!:)

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  9. I bought and downloaded this pattern so that it could be my next sewing project (once I've finished my quilt!) :)

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  10. I feel due to make another NCW, but I think I'll try a mini first! (I am quite excited about the Luxie release, though!)

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  11. 1229 NCWs ... well it might as well be. The pile of cut pieces looks high enough.

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  12. Going to make me a Luxie of course! Off to purchase the pattern.....

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  13. I'm making a costume for my 15 year old granddaughters ballet competition.

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  14. I'm planning on starting one of your mix and match clutches this weekend.

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  15. I lost my sewjo :-( but this bag has got me really excited to start again. I haven't actually sewn anything for myself since learning to sew in September. This bag! This bag will be my next project and ALL for me

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  16. I'm in the middle of your Craftsy class and putting together a couple of the mix and match bags this weekend! Excited for the Luxie release too - but need to wait for my next hardware order to jump into that one. Thanks Janelle ~ for everything you do!

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  17. I'm making a quilt for myself next. Just finished making them for everyone else so I decided to take some time to do one for myself.

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  18. I'm loving this new bag pattern. I've made lots of bags though but never one with a frame, seriously think I need to push myself and have a go at this one. Currently making yet another NCW, such a great clutch to make and ideal for gifting.

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  19. Have been working through your class and nearly finished the lesson. Have learned a few things it's been so easy to follow and have enjoyed every minute of it. My next will be the Luxie Lunch Bag for when I go back to work in March. Thanks Janelle :)

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  20. I promised two friends that I would make simple tote bags for them, then I plan on making the Bag of the Month. Either the beautiful January, or the anticipated February. This one will be for me!!! :-)

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  21. I am going to make a book cover for a friend

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  22. I'm making a large Aeroplane bag for an order then some more retreat bags in the large size since I just got my order of them. I like to slip in smaller bags between my big ones. I also want to make myself a Necessary Clutch!

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  23. I am sewing a new handbag....then I think I'm going to attempt sewing a matching wallet to go with it :)

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  24. I've been working on some crayon wallets for my twin girls, but my sister wants a toiletry bag for her birthday, so next up will hopefully be a Luxie!

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  25. So excited for this pattern! I'm have two necessary clutch wallets that I need to make, and 3 dresses to finish. But we have a cyclone bearing down on us, so I'm getting out the needles and knitting a tea cosy - that way I won't be bummed if the electricity goes down (and I won't need to be as focused on measurements!)

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  26. Pretty sure the next thing I sew will be a retreat bag. I got several of the frames last month and have been trying to catch up so I can get one done!

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  27. Making myself a ncw, pair of shorts for my ds and swimmers for my dd are all next on my sewing list

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  28. I have a couple of NCW 'S to finish, a Spring Sling and then I am making 4 Luxie bags. My daughter loved the pictures I showed her and she showed them to some of the girls she works with and they all want one too. Going to be busy but I can't wait to make this pattern. Another amazing pattern Janelle. Have to get busy and order some frame!

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  29. Im currently working on a matching set (slight OCD anyone?). Hand bag, little comestic bag to go in the hand bag, make up cases but now I'm wondering whether I have enough fabric left to do a matching lunch bag.. Heehee

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  30. I'm making a robot quilt for my grandson. I have a 4 day retreat in March and a bag is on my project list. This would be the perfect one!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    My condolences on the loss of your Dad.

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  31. My next sew is a spring NCW. I'm due for some selfish sewing.

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  32. I am working on a few charity quilt blocks, a pixelated quilt, and a few bags that are on my sewing list. Need to get back to sewing more often.

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  33. I'm doing a whole bunch of NCW as I'm attending a craft fair in a couple weeks... But the Luxie-Lunch Bag would be an incredible one to offer too! And I'm sure my sister would love to have one to take to her office everyday! :)

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  34. I need to sew a Swoon Dorian for my daughter by Monday for her laptop, then it's a Luxie for me!

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  35. Next on my work schedule is a trio of custom designed bridesmaid gowns. Hopefully I can find a little me-time to make a masculine version of this bag for my husband to corral his dirt bike tools and make them easily transportable.

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  36. Next on my work schedule is a trio of custom designed bridesmaid gowns. Hopefully I can find a little me-time to make a masculine version of this bag for my husband to corral his dirt bike tools and make them easily transportable.

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  37. I have a NCW on the cutting table and then a mini is next. I need more time in the day. Love this bag, so many uses.

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  38. Some quick pattern testing of a mummy and me skirt, then I am finally going to make a NCW!!

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  40. My next project is the Butterfly Sling. I've had the pattern for a while and finally ordered a couple hardware kits. So hopefully my daughter and I will be loving them by next week!! :) And then back to NCW's and a mini or two.

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  41. I'm finishing up a BOM quilt and then it's off to fabric store to pick out fabrics etc for the new LUXIE Bag. I love it and would love to make one to use as my go to purse!

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  42. I'm working on a messenger bag and after that was planning on my first retreat bag since I bought the frames for them last yeareply and have yet to use them all!

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  43. Hi, thanks for the wonderful opportunity. I do love Luxie - looks a little like what I'd call a Dr's bag - loads of room and the chance to try a different closure. Exciting! I am going to make one of ChrisW's Penny Inn wallets. Just waiting for the stabiliser to arrive! xx

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  44. I'm working on a messenger bag and after that was planning on my first retreat bag since I bought the frames for them last yeareply and have yet to use them all!

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  45. Continuing with Necessary Clutch Wallets! I can't seem to make enough of these! An excellent pattern that works up beautifully in so many different fabrics!

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  46. A now is on my cutting table and then your new pattern

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  47. I'm planning a could of wool plaid NCW's with faux leather flaps before Feb's BOM bag is released �� Thank you for all you do!

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  48. I'm making another Manhattan Miss - I love that pattern, and just got the right size zips! Thanks for the chance to win - your new pattern looks awesome!

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  50. I'm multitasking at the moment with finishing my bargello quilt and working on another addicting NCW for a friend ��

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  51. Just waiting on supplies for my first NCW!

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  52. I'm about to start my third NCW! Hopefully it turns out as good as the first and nothing like the second - which was a disaster! Haha. Hopefully the first wasn't just a fluke... Only one way to find out ;)

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  53. A Clutch Bag .. Just started watching your craftsy class.

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  54. Thank you! !!! I have been looking for a lunch bag but not just any one. This is awesome. I am finishing up some ncw and a swoon. Looks like need to make a lunch bag to match :)

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  55. I will be making a large tote bag for my sister in law for when she starts chemo.

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  56. My next project? Making 4 NCW's for my daughter to give to her Maid of Honor and bridesmaids. :)

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  57. I love this pattern! I have been looking for a wide bottom lunch bag pattern, and this is exactly what I was looking for. My next project is actually one of your new clutches, but I need to order hardware. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

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  58. I want to try out Swoon's Harriet, then Miss February and I would love to try out the new Insult-Fleece and make this lunch bag - perfect for days out with my husband at all the craft shows!

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  59. Ready to begin my first retreat bag.... very excited!

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  60. Wow! That's awesome Janelle! I am in the process of making a 'Blue Calla' 'Lilac' bag a bit bigger & then I have a vintage handbag to remake for a lady who came to my Quarter Note Clutch class last year :D

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  61. My next project is school colored shirts for my kids...though if I won, this might quickly bump itself to the front of the line :)

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  62. I'm ready to start working on a fun new springy purse and matching wallet. Something to shake off the snow and cold and step into some sunshine and flowers. :)

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  63. Love your patterns and hardware which i have used but right now i am making my grand daughters wedding gown, from a picture no pattern , not fun ha

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  64. Well Janelle I'm currently making a Swoon Harriet, but next up is a tossup between this one and the February BOTM!

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  65. I'm working on the January Bag of the Month. It's all cut out and interfaced.

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  66. I am finishing up a duffel bag and a huge beach bag for my daughter. Next up a couple of gorgeous clutches using your awesome bag edges!

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  67. WOW what a cute bag! I'm working on a clutch wallet, it will be my first wallet. So glad I found your blog and facebook page, your tips, and tutorials are a great help to me. Thanks for sharing your experience with me.

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  68. Janelle, I'm honestly aiming for 'something'! My youngest starts school in three days and I've been very patient. Your NCW is high up on the list. I do love your new pattern too ��
    Rachael L

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  69. As a special request, I will be making 3 matching NCWs featuring my Super Bowl bound team. Go Broncos!

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  70. I'm printing this one out and making a new lunch bag for me! I'm also watching your clutch class and want to make one of those for my mom for Valentine's Day.

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  71. I have 2 purse/wallet combo in the works. One is out of a piece of fabric I was saving. Finall found what I wanted to make with it.
    frani (at) grammyshands (dot) us

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  72. Currently working on mini sewing kit. And helping my daughter to make her first plush toy.

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  73. I want to do it all, but have a couple NCWs ready to go, then I was supposed to be moving onto bag of the month. However now it looks like a matching NCW and Luxie for a very special fundraiser for a family in need that I am running in April. Love it, thanks

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  74. Good Morning. I am in the process of making the Butterfly Sling purse. But since I am in dire need of a new lunch bag and this one will be perfect. On to the shop to order. Have a great day.

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  76. I'm testing for Blue Calla right now...then I think I need to make this for myself for work! Awesome pattern!

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  77. I'm testing for Blue Calla right now...then I think I need to make this for myself for work! Awesome pattern!

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  78. your clutch purse from your Craftsy class is in progress, as is a top for work, and then maybe a swoon pattern I haven't made yet. This is definitely on my wish list!

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  79. Next up......the Retreat bag! I have the frames just need to get moving!

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  80. Working on my first NCW, then my sister put in an order for one before I got mine cut out. Can't wait to try this lunch bag!!

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  81. My next project will be the February bag of the month. Carla

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  82. The Retreat Bag for retreat gifts next month.

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  83. After I finish my Jan bag of month I will be trying the Luxie!

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  84. Love this lunch/purse I've been wanting to try a frame. After a test bag I have 3 Minnie NCW's already cut and waiting. I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss, my condolasants to you and your family. Especially your Mom.

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  85. I still haven't started my January bag of the month....so that is next! Love the looks of your bag!

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  86. I hope to make the January bag next, so I don't get too far behind. Then I want to make this gorgeous bag. It would be sooo much better for my daughter to take to work with her lunch than the sack she carries now. Another gorgeous pattern! Thanks

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  87. I'm working on a quilt one row to go

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  88. I am going to make my first ncw.i am excited to see it finished. I can't wait to start this bag.

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  89. I am working on some jeans right now, waiting for some athletic fabric to arrive to sew some workout tops next. I would love to sew up one of these bags for each of my kids to use at school.

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  90. Currently working on a Boyd St. Bowling Bag, but next will be the Feb BOM bag.

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  91. Starting with something simple-a very easy billfold! But the "to sew" list is very long! :-)

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  92. My goal is to support my daughter's dream to make her own bags and purses that are 100% customised to her needs. I have given her a vintage singer sewing machine and fabrics. To win a set for her to start would be a dream. Thanks for the opportunity

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  93. Currently working on a flannel pincho...It's cold here!

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  94. I cut out my fabric last night to make the retreat bag. I just need to get the wire frame for it.

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  95. I'm finishing up a couple lap quilts and then plan to get started on some Retreat bags for gifts... Thanks for the chance to win.

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  96. Currently working on some original quilt patterns. Next bag will be February pattern from the Bag of the Month Club.

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  97. Emmaline, you are amazing girl! I can not stop making the NCW! It is such a great design. I look forward to making the Luxie soon. Oh wait gotta go grab the pattern first. Thank you for the discount!

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  98. I have some baby items to complete (bibs, burp cloths, quilt) for a lady at my church who is expecting in April. Then onto the larger Retreat Bags (I love that bag!!) and then fnally for me this awesome new Luxie Lunch Bag!!

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  99. I love the look of this Luxie Lunch Bag. The next project for me will be the February Bag of the Month. Of course, I always include the NCW with me bags.

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  100. Wow those pattern testers did great! I have more wires for retreat bags, but this one looks so fun and useful. I have so many projects, need more time!

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  101. I have so many projects in the works, but next up is a tester bag for Sara. Gotta get crackin'!

    Love this pattern, looks so fun!

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  102. I am getting the supplies for the Feb bom today and cutting out another "Lucy". I've been waiting patiently on Luxie. So excited 😃

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  103. I am working on a baby clothing quilt and next is a geeky science/math themed retreat bag for my son that is in the Engineering program at the U of A. Then i have to get on the Airplane bag from your book. So many ideas.......

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  104. I am still making feed sack bags and trying to work up the courage to make the NCW that I purchased...

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  106. I am making the Luxie next as I have been eagerly waiting for the pattern to make an insulated lunch bag for me, but first I need to put the finishing touches on our new dining chair covers.

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  107. Next up for me are the Mix and Match Clutches! Been shopping around for just the right fabric. Then, I want to make the Retreat Bag, but I am going to make it as a man's toiletries bag for my son. Just need the frames which I will order after my vacation this coming week!

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  108. I am appliqueing shirts for my granddaughters to wear to Disneyworld.

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  109. What a great bag! I am waiting for the release of the February bag of the month, but in the meantime I just finished the caravan tote and the makers tote is up next along with some garment sewing.

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  110. What's next? Always the difficult question with way too many things on the list. Probably the Backgammon Bag. I've been totally reorganizing my sewing area and the furniture and machines have all been moved around and not set back up right just yet. So I've been going through sewing withdrawal for the last month. It's getting real close to a wonderful working space though.

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  111. I am sewing up a few things for a baby gift- receiving blankets, a pouch and a pillow cover.

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  112. I'm in the middle of making my son a quilt, then I'll be making a couple more Retreat bags that were requested. Luxie looks pretty cute & roomy! Thanks for the chance!

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  113. I have several projects I'm working on. I have pieces cut out for another Necessary clutch wallet, a mini ncw and a small retreat bag. UPS will be delivering some Downton Abbey fabric to me today and I think it will be perfect for this multi use bag. Of course, I also have more evening bags to make from you Craftsy class. So many projects and never enough sewing time.

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  114. I'm working on a Mickey Mouse Necessary Clutch Wallet

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  115. I've got a quilt top moooostly cut out that I need to get piecing!

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  116. I'm going to sew a shirt for my mother! First time with clothing"

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  117. I mostly do quilt tops but want to do the ncw.

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  118. I am going to finally sew a couple of things for myself - the retreat bag and necessary clutch. They are cut out so just need to sit and sew!

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  119. I am completing several customer orders this week...some essential oil travel bags, a Lombard Street bag, and a couple of NCWs (which happens to be my favorite pattern of all time!).

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  120. I'm determined to make the airport sling - I got your book, the pattern looks easy, and it's the perfect bag for me who's always on the go. Next up would be the Totes ma Tote! Love your book, your patterns, and you!

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  121. I am going to sew the NCW hoping it turns out as good as everyone else.

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  122. I'm making my second Stash and Dash tote but this bag is definitely worth looking at! Love your pattern testers. They did such a good job. Would love to test one for you! Previously tried but too busy at the time.

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  123. I'm planning on a quilt at a retreat during Superbowl weekend. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  124. I'm working on a quilt right now but I'm always in the process of planning it my next NCW!

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  125. I am making myself a carry on bag. Thank you so much for making this pattern. I've been sitting on some laminated cotton for a while, trying to find the right pattern to make lunch kits for my husband and our three boys. Luxie is perfect!

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  126. We are expecting a SNOW STORM!!!! (winter in Canada, eh!) so I will be happilly sewing the small retreat bags. I think that Luxie will be a huge hit at the craft shows. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  127. I am going to make a skirt from a yard if vintage wool, made in Scotland, that I found at an estate sale. Leigha

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  128. I should be working on the several things I already have cut out/started (NCW, Levi Bag, and a ton of mending), but I think I'm going to have to put all that aside and sew up some pajamas for my ever-growing children, who have again outgrown their winter PJs! I love all your tester pics, and I'm excited to try this bag myself soon!

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  129. I am going to make a skirt from a yard if vintage wool, made in Scotland, that I found at an estate sale. Leigha

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  130. I think my next ME project will be a carry bag for my new machine but I'm still looking for the right bag... And the time to do it lol

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  131. I'm going to make two more Retreat Bags and this new Luxie! My DIL will love Luxie for toting her lunch to work!

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  132. I'm going to make a retreat bag - my first. I've bought the hardware and am ready to go!

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  133. I'm Finishing up a quilt for a house warming gift. THEN I get to go to work on about 7 of these adorable lunch bags. I'm determined to be ahead on my Christmas gifts tis year and these are going to be perfect!

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  134. I'm Finishing up a quilt for a house warming gift. THEN I get to go to work on about 7 of these adorable lunch bags. I'm determined to be ahead on my Christmas gifts tis year and these are going to be perfect!

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  135. Making Valentine's Day outfits for my girls!

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  136. Making Valentine's Day outfits for my girls!

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  138. Love this Janelle!!!!
    I'm looking forward to the February Bag of the Month!!! :)

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  139. I'm making very simple fleece boot liners today for my daughter.

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  140. my next project is a bag to take to quiltcon! i might have to try this one.

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  141. This pattern is so cute! I'm currently working on a bucket bag for my shop. I have a long list of projects to make including the January Pattern of the BOMC; and it's almost February. So in a way I'm playing catch up. So very sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers go to your family. Congrats on another great pattern.

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  142. I would love to win your awesome new Luxie. I am sewing your Manhattan bag right now.

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  143. I would love to win your awesome new Luxie. I am sewing your Manhattan bag right now.

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  144. Love this pattern. I'm just finishing up grad school and have a second job interview today, so a new lunch bag would be perfect!

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  145. Forgot to add what I'm sewing. Just finishing up a new pair of slacks to wear to the interview

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  146. I have actually got several NCW's that I am working on....

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  147. Love this pattern..........and would love to try making one! Should make one for each of my grandchildren for their school lunches.

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  148. Can't wait to print the new Luxie pattern and get the hardware but the Manhattan bag is cut and ready to sew!

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  149. I am finishing up some Layla purses (Cozy Nest Design). Then I'm going to be making a bag from the On The Go Bags book. My mom got it for me for Christmas and has her eye on one of Janelle's designs, how could I say no? ;) Would LOVE to make a couple of Luxie bags for the family and for my farmer's markets this summer!

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  150. I am sewing a wall quilt for my living room

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  151. I am sewing a wall quilt for my living room

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  152. I just finished a king size quilt top and need to quilt it next. Love the new lunch bag you designed!

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  153. I have many next projects, a purse, tote, lunch bag, most of all clothes and squeeze in working a BOM. Busy, busy, busy.

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  154. Juliecddd@gmail.comJanuary 29, 2016 at 7:49 AM

    My next sewing project is a women's hoodie!

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  155. Sewing a dress and leggings for my daughter.

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  156. Just finished my first wearable blouse (meaning I'm a beginner and my project worked!) and next up is a simple backpack with some Thai fabric, and then I'd love to sew this Lunch tote for my daughter!

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  157. This bag is so adorable and versatile! The moment the testers came up with the teasers, I bought the hardware for the Luxy (along with some hardware I need to follow your clutch class I enrolled) and my order arrived today! Yay! Also today my cork order arrived and I wanted some to make a NCW what will probably be the next project I'm doing...I think...I'm not sure...so many gorgeous bags to make...

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  158. So many projects so little time but I think my next project will be cosy sleeping bags for my grandkids, or maybe a knitting bag, or maybe a wallet or maybe all three!

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  159. I'm working on a travel bag for my MIL :-). I've ordered the frames & the fabric for 3 Luxies! One for my husband, one for my son, & one for me. Now I am just waiting on the postman to deliver. All the snow has everything delayed *sigh* so I have to keep being patient. But I sure have my pattern ready!

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  160. I just had carpal tunnel surgery but when my month of recovery is up this is first on my list!

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  161. My next project is a necessary clutch. My daughter has requested one, it will be number six! Love the pattern.

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  162. I'll be making some necessary clutch wallets to take to my sister-in-law and nieces who live on Long Island, New York when I go in May. And the two sided one with the id pocket (can't remember it's name) for me. I made several of those at Christmas, but now want my own.

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  163. I'm working on your craftsy class at this very moment. I have the leather exterior cut out, and all the cotton interior and sides...now for interfacing tonight. Then I have a messenger bag to make and of course, Bag of the Month next week!

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  164. I was hoping to make the new Blue Calla convertible backpack next, but am stuck on a few knitting projects I need to finish first. I love this lunch bag and even though I have no need to carry my lunch anywhere, I really want to make it!

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  165. Well, the Feb BOTM is coming soon, and my hardware kit from Emmaline just arrived, so that's on the list, but I can't help but wonder if I could squeeze in one more NCW for myself before it's released! I should be working on a quilt for my husband that I thought I was going to give him for Christmas :)

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  166. At the moment I'm working on an Emmaline retreat bag which I am lining with laminated cotton. I plan to use it as a toiletry bag for my upcoming trip to Quebec City. Then I plan to make a large bag by Mrs H so I don't need to take my big suitcase. Sure looking forward to my trip.

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  167. I have plenty of projects ready to go, including a few from the On-The-Go-Bags book, but the next project will be a few Retreat Bags for an upcoming trip!

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  168. I am about to start my first NCW! I can't wait. Also, the testers did amazing work on the lunch bags! Gorgeous!!

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  169. My next sewing project is a book bag, because I have to submit a tutorial for it in 3 days. (fingers and eyes crossed.) Then right after that, I have a custom-designed messenger bag that is 5 months overdue and my mom is now threatening me with bodily harm if I don't get it in the mail immediately. Tough customer, my mother!

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  170. Hi I am making retreat bags for my Granddaughters - one will be a western theme fabric for sure and the other is a funky kind of fabric. I am sure they will love them! Thank You!

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  171. Just had a baby so been making lots of burp cloths!

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  172. I'm thinking I'm going to give the NCW another shot. Made one and had such a tough time getting it through my machine but now I have a rivet press so it's time to try it again!

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  174. I love the Luxie lunch bag Janelle! Working on orders and going through my other projects to prioritize first :) Almost done my Harriet bag and then ............Thanks for the chance to win!

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  175. Need to finish my backgammon bag and then want to do the wallet.

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  176. My daughter's birthday is coming up soon, and she'll be asking for something handmade. This bag would be a good gift. Sure would be nice to make something for myself though.

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  177. I had planned to make knitting project bags for gifts for some friends. Now that I see the Luxie bag I need to get sewing so I can start one of these for me.

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  178. After hand surgery and 4 weeks of not being able to sew , I would love to win this prize and try my hand at Luxie. It will be good to get back to sewing.

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  179. I am hoping to start a Quarter Note Clutch. Just bought the pattern.

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  180. I have about 4 quilts on the go (2 are small wall hangings) and a couple of bags cut out. But will probably make a lunch kit sooner than later as its perfect for when I meet with other ladies on Sundays to quilt and sew.

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  181. I received my wire frames a while back, and am in the middle of colour planning a retreat bag.....then I hope to get to the Luxie. I need an new lunch bag.
    Liz

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  182. I'm anxiously awaiting the release of the February bag in the Bag of the Month Club, and I also have fabric picked out for my second NCW.

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  183. I am making my 13th retreat bag. They make such wonderful gifts and it is a perfect pattern for the men, It is rare to find a sewing project for the men in your life. (we have to remember them once in while!)

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  184. I am still trying to get up the nerve to start my first NCW.

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  185. I have been looking forward to this pattern. But next on my list are a couple of tester bags.

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  187. i am stuck on the retreat bags - ones with straps and some without - changing the bottom - today i will make the large one. also have 2 NCW's on the go

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  188. Wow! So many comments, It's a lovely bag for sure!
    I'm currently working on a test pattern, and am making a tunic to wear to the hockey tonight ... seriously! I'd better get busy. I printed off he retreat bag last week and have that to make as well as Lexie for birthday presents due .. well, now. What lovely patterns!
    My email is andy.trisha@gmail.com

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  189. i'm anxious to make the Necessary Wallet next ... and some gifts for my secret sister at our next retreat weekend...

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