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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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Welcome to the eighty fifth week of the Bag Brag Tuesday Linking Party! The place to share your bag making endeavours! New or old - if you feel it is worth bragging about, please share it here! :) So just what IS a linking party? Well a linking party is a super FUN way to meet new friends, find inspiration and show off your own FAB creations! I subscribe to a linking service. This provides the ability for anyone to add a picture of their stuff to my blog and link it to their own blog! The little thumbnail pictures... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at ChrisW Designs
Yes....me too! :)
Yes they are., Daryl....pity us designers can't enter! LOLL I am looking forward to seeing your versions once your frames arrive! :)
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Hello 2015 Bag of the Month Club members. The prizes have all been organized for this years contest and we are proud to announce that our amazing sponsors have been very generous and we are lucky to be able to provide 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place prizes for each of the 6 bag designs, as well as 6 randomly drawn prizes. To Enter: If you are a club member, please link up your completed bag photos to the FLICKR GROUP by July 15th, 2015. You can enter as many bags as you like, but they must be bags from the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ChrisW Designs
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Welcome to the eighty fourth week of the Bag Brag Tuesday Linking Party! The place to share your bag making endeavours! New or old - if you feel it is worth bragging about, please share it here! :) So just what IS a linking party? Well a linking party is a super FUN way to meet new friends, find inspiration and show off your own FAB creations! I subscribe to a linking service. This provides the ability for anyone to add a picture of their stuff to my blog and link it to their own blog! The little thumbnail pictures... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at ChrisW Designs
Thanks so much for your lovely comments, Judith....they are very much appreciated! :)
Thank you, SonJa! I am finding the pocket configuration to work very well....I LOVE pockets....never too many! :)
I hear your frustration, Debbie! Imagine mine when I am short a piece of fabric from across the pond! LOL I order most of my fabric from overseas so if I have to order more, it can be a LONGGGGG wait! As for interfacings and stabilizers....I buy by the bolts......then it isn't a problem, as long as I remember to order well before the bolt is empty! LOLLL
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Welcome to the eigthy third of the Bag Brag Tuesday Linking Party! The place to share your bag making endeavours! New or old - if you feel it is worth bragging about, please share it here! :) So just what IS a linking party? Well a linking party is a super FUN way to meet new friends, find inspiration and show off your own FAB creations! I subscribe to a linking service. This provides the ability for anyone to add a picture of their stuff to my blog and link it to their own blog! The little thumbnail pictures you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at ChrisW Designs
Thank you Stephanie...I really appreciate that.....You have an awesome list of sew alongs! :)
Thanks Nancy....and....neither can I! LOL
Hi Norma, The frame is spring loaded so it snaps shut....it won't open unless you pull it open! The closing tab is purely decoration....you don't need it to hold the bag shut! :)
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Have you joined the ChrisW Designs Patterns Group yet? If so, you will be aware of the hive of activity due to the upcomin Sugar & Spice Sew Along! Sugar & Spice! Have you heard about the Sew Along yet? NO? Ok, so here's the low down: Rachel Of Tiger in a Tornado (don't you just love that name? LOL) is ever so kindly organising the Sew Along within our new Facebook Group and is doing a FAB job too, I might add! Officially starting on the 12th of January, the Sew Along runs until the 13th of February but... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at ChrisW Designs
Hi, Glad you like it! I don't sell the actual bag however you can find the pattern for the Gizmo Garage here: http://www.chriswdesigns.com/gizmogarage.htm It is US$9.95
Thank you so much! Oh you will LOVE making this bag when you can, Michelle.....luckily it won't run away and you can do it as soon as you can afford to go hardware shopping! We will have more sew alongs in the group too, so don't worry too much if you miss this one. That being said, you don't need a lot of hardware for Sugar & Spice....
Thank you Norma...you are going to LOVE making and using this bag!.....It is a shame the frames aren't more readily available because they really are so easy to work with....I am sure more people would use them if they realised that! :)
Awwww thanks Karen, your bags always look smart so that comment means a lot coming from YOU! :)
Oh it certainly has, Liz and I can't even see a piece of red fabric these days without having you pop into my mind! LOLLLL Speaking of pockets....I am planning to design a bag with so many pockets you will be cutting fabric from dawn to dusk.....LOLLL
Thank you Marilyn....yes I had the same problem with those teeny screws....definitely not something to tackle once you've had a glass of wine or two! LOLLL
Thank you, Krista! Yes I really LOVE the red....am sure you will see me use more of it! LOL I used pre-made handles.....mainly to save me some time LOL! I couldn't get the ones you sew on by hand with the holes in them locally, so I got these and had to sew by machine, which I found to be the least enjoyable part of making the bag....My stitching was somewhat wonky so I added the rivets to draw the eye to those rather than the stitching.....plus since I love rivets, it was a good excuse to add them! LOLLL
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WOOHOO...I'm excited to be a designer and part of the 2015 Bag of The Month Club and even moreso when I was delivered with this months pattern, The Companion Carpet Bag by January's AWESOME designer, Samantha of Sewing Patterns by Mrs. H. As I've never used an internal bag frame before, I was especially excited to make up Samantha's pattern! I decided to make the smaller one to carry NOW, since I am designing wallets at the moment I do not have a bag of my own design in the works to carry/test....so it was the PERFECT excuse to make... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at ChrisW Designs
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Hi Laura, Yes I most definitely can use my industrial machine for fabric bags and no, it doesn't chew up the fabrics.... however I generally only use it when I have many layers and thicknesses, especially if I am using upholstery fabrics.....for lighter sewing, I use a domestic sewing machine. Hope this helps!
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Welcome to the eighty second week of the Bag Brag Tuesday Linking Party! The place to share your bag making endeavours! New or old - if you feel it is worth bragging about, please share it here! :) So just what IS a linking party? Well a linking party is a super FUN way to meet new friends, find inspiration and show off your own FAB creations! I subscribe to a linking service. This provides the ability for anyone to add a picture of their stuff to my blog and link it to their own blog! The little thumbnail pictures... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at ChrisW Designs
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Welcome to the Eighty First week of the Bag Brag Tuesday Linking Party! The place to share your bag making endeavours! New or old - if you feel it is worth bragging about, please share it here! :) So just what IS a linking party? Well a linking party is a super FUN way to meet new friends, find inspiration and show off your own FAB creations! I subscribe to a linking service. This provides the ability for anyone to add a picture of their stuff to my blog and link it to their own blog! The little thumbnail pictures... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
SO glad you have joined us, Judith! :)
Toggle Commented Dec 29, 2014 on Bag of the Month Club 2015! at ChrisW Designs