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Christine Welsh
NSW, Australia
My name is Christine and I am addicted to bag making!
Interests: Now that is a good question! Sewing (surprise surprise!), mainly bags and more bags however I do like making an occasional collector teddy bear (OK so I once did that full time BUT the bags took over! LOL) I also love cats and dogs and all sorts of wonderful critters. COOKING and housework are NOT my favourite pass times however and I would MUCH rather be making a bag! I also enjoy spending time with my wonderful children.....oh and sometimes even hubby too! I like to laugh so I love to watch a good comedy movie and I like to watch some drama, scary and love stories too! Oh what the heck....I like a lot of things!
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Hi need to login to your account at to retrieve your pattern file. If you cannot find it in your account, please email us at so we can help you!
Hi Margie, If you are still having issues, Can you email us at and we will investigate the problem further for you.
LOL Thanks Diane :)
I look forward to seeing your version! :)
Thank you Allison! :)
Thanks Ellen! :)
Thank you glad you like it :)
Yes....that's the hard part! LOL
Thank you glad you like it!:)
Thank you so much! I am really pleased you like it! :)
Thank you Dawn! :)
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... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2018 at ChrisW Designs
Hi Terri, Yes....that is a very common issue! There is an inexpensive little product called a "Hump Jumper" specifically designed for the purpose...Google it to see what I mean but it is a little plastic device to use to level your foot and make it easier to sew. In a pinch, a machine needle case works too! Hope this helps! :)
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!... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2017 at ChrisW Designs
I don't know of any rivet gun that takes the double capped rivets that we use in Bag Making. You can get other setters though, other than the one in this post, however this type is one of the more economical. I do recommend you use a setter of some sort rather than just a hammer alone as the setters are shaped to prevent the cap from flattening when you set them.
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2017 on How to Install Rivets at ChrisW Designs
Hi Lesley, It depends on where you are located BUT you usually can find them at Tandy's or on Etsy as well.
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2017 on How to Install Rivets at ChrisW Designs
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... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at ChrisW Designs
Thank you Marsha! A work in progress BUT a start! :)
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2017 on NEW! Aussie CWD Website in AUD! at ChrisW Designs
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... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2017 at ChrisW Designs
Thanks Dyan……I have Penny Inn (Proper minus wine! LOL) on my list to do in the New Year! 😊
WOOP! I am super excited to be able to advise that the Factotum & Minifacto, my contributions to the 2017 season Bag of the Month Club, are in my shop now! It's really amazing how fast that 6 months has flown by! Soooo much has happened in the last 6 months....BUT I don't want to think about's time to celebrate the release of the patterns! YAY! If you missed all the juicy details and tester photos you can take... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at ChrisW Designs
YES! Take the plunge and if you need any hand holding along the way, I am here for you! :)
Yes It's a Super great technique to do it this way when you are short on fabric! :)
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2017 on Jazzy Straps at ChrisW Designs
WOOPEE! Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale! I nearly wasn't going to have a sale at all due to recent sale activity BUT this is a special sale to say a special THANK YOU to all my wonderful customers and indeed friends for the support and friendship you have shown me in the many tough past months! To all of you who took the time to check in on me and see how I am coping with my personal circumstances, I say... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at ChrisW Designs