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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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Yes it is a bit time consuming BUT the results are very much worth it! :)
Thank you Suzanne! :)
Thank you Linda! :)
All of the testers have out did themselves as usual! :) Thanks so much Judith! :)
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I can hardly believe I am finally able to share my new pattern with you! I started off only planning to do one small size, perfect for a little girl BUT as is the norm for me, I ended up complicating things and making three sizes....so of course, that took a little (Ok a LOT longer) to get it all sorted BUT YAY! I am done now! It probably took me more time to decide on the name from all... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2017 at ChrisW Designs
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Hello everyone! Yes it is coming up to NEW pattern release time again ......and I need HELP in choosing a name! This new pattern comes in THREE sizes included in the one pattern! Two smaller sizes perfect for the little girls in your life PLUS a larger mummy size too! PLUS the large size wouldn't be complete without my quick access exterior phone or key pocket! I wonder why I struggle so much with naming the bags! I definitely find... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at ChrisW Designs
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Today Karen has an alternative way (well better way to be honest!) of making the pull strap closure for the Fiona's Freeway, to share with you! Over to you Karen: ------------------------------------------------------------------ When I made my Fiona's Freeway I wasn't happy with my Pull Strap Closure. My stitching looked messy where I had tied the ends off, and it looked rather flat, as you can see below on the left. So I came up with my own more rounded version which... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at ChrisW Designs
Thanks for stopping by, Judith :)
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Hi Everyone.... It's no secret that Cork is very popular right now! My first try of it was on my recent new pattern release, The Fiona's Freeway bag and BOTH my daughters loved the cork so much they stole my sample bags! LOL Anyway....It is still a mystery to many on just how to sew with it so today I have great pleasure in sharing a guest post by Toni from the The Little British Fabric Shop where she sells... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at ChrisW Designs
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YAY! I am excited! I've long been wanting to make videos of my sewing patterns but alas, there is never enough time! BUT the good news is that one of our Facebook group admins, Amanda, has offered to do a live video....yes, you read right....a LIVE VIDEO sew along of one of my most popular patterns, The Snazzy Slouch! And its all happening in our Facebook group this Friday afternoon around 6pm Eastern Time (US). The good news is if... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2017 at ChrisW Designs
Thanks for stopping by, Gloria! :)
Thank you for testing for me Daryl.....LOVE your bag so much and I always appreciate your help perfecting my patterns! :)
Glad you enjoyed it Judith! :)
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WOOP! It's time for a new pattern! This one is another Easy Street pattern - Fiona's Freeway: Fiona’s Freeway is a fun smaller bag featuring a unique shaped flap, closing with a magnetic strap and grommets with a pull strap. The front of the bag features a vertical zipper pocket. Inside the roomy middle section is also another a zipper pocket and a slip pocket. Also included is a large flap grommet free version for those of you who don’t... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at ChrisW Designs
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Today I have another guest post from Karen to share with you! This one is all about choosing patterns! Over to you Karen: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Let’s talk about choosing patterns, and all the things you have to consider before making your choice. I have a considerable number of patterns in my collection, in every available format; books, paper patterns and pdf patterns. Of course, I haven’t actually made all of them, but I have made quite a few. BIG COMPANY OR... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at ChrisW Designs
AWESOME Gwendoline....so glad to hear you like them! :)
Hi Carol....not yet. They are exclusive to the club for 6 months, after that time they will be released for purchase to everyone. Please join my newsletter if you wish to be notified of when that happens. There is a signup form in the blog sidebar or at the bottom of my website. Thanks so much for your interest! :)
Aww shucks thanks so much Merilee! It makes us really happy to know you are pleased with the club! :)
LOL! Thanks Norma and thanks again for testing! :)
Thank you Emma! :)
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YAY! Today I am happy to announce my latest design for the Bag of the Month Club for June 2017, the Factotum. The pattern has now been added to all membership accounts! If you haven't joined yet, there is still time to join and get all of this seasons patterns, click here to sign up! The Factotum is the perfect office tote bag! At the front of the bag, under the flap, are pen pockets, slip pockets, a divided middle... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at ChrisW Designs
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Marie have you talked to the dealer about it....maybe your particular machine has som sort of issue which needs addressing?
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Hello everyone! Can you believe it is almost June?....JUNE! YIKES! The year is FLYING by! I do hope everyone has been busy sewing up a storm! I know I have! I am just finishing up my contribution to the Bag of the Month Club. Would you like a little sneak peek? I can hardly wait to show it ALL to you BUT....for now it is still a secret....don't you just love secrets? <BIG GRIN>! OK....so enough rambling from me! Today... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at ChrisW Designs