This is Christine Welsh's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Christine Welsh's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
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!
Recent Activity
ChrisW Designs BIGGEST sale of the year! Were you hoping to stock up on some bag patterns? Now's the time to do it! 30% off SITE-WIDE on Black Friday 27th November 2015 until midnight on Cyber Monday 30th November 2015! Use code HOLIDAY15 in your shopping cart to receive your discount! Happy Shopping! Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ChrisW Designs
It's no secret! I LOVE Craftsy and it's classes and am enrolled in quite a few of them! The FANTASTIC news is that they are having a Black Friday sale with up to 70% OFF Online Classes and Supplies!! (Note all links are affiliate links so yes, if you purchase via the link, I will make a couple of bucks! LOL) My friend Sara of Sew Sweetness has recently released a fabulous class on Interfacing and Structure. So if you... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ChrisW Designs
During our recent KISS Clutch sew along in our Facebook Group, Judith showed an awesome KISS Clutch she made using QAYG techniques. Luckily for us, she has agreed to share the process with us, for those of you whom are new to quilting, like me! AWESOME! Over to you Judith: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Kiss Clutch by Chris W Designs made with Quilt As You Go (QAYG) techniques by Judith Clauss of Judith Stitches Recently, I participated in a delightful sew along... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2015 at ChrisW Designs
SO excited! I am fast approaching the 17 000 Likes milestone on Facebook! To celebrate I am having a giveaway! To join in the FUN, pop by my Facebook Page HERE! Simple entry for your chance to WIN one of 6 patterns of your choice from my shop! ;) Good Luck! :) Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at ChrisW Designs
Sorry for the late reply! Thanks for stopping by and I am glad to know you have found this useful! I really have to find the time to try it myself!!
Thanks for stopping by Rachel! :)
Hi Kiah....that would really depend on how long and wide you would like your strap to be. As an example, my Epiphany bag has an adjustable strap that I suggest to cut L 110cm - 140cm X W 16cm (L 43 ¼” – 55” X W 6¼”).....depending on wether you are tall or short etc.... Hope this helps!
Thanks for stopping by Alison....yes it is a much better way to do the of these days I will edit/update the's on my 'to do' list!!
Thanks for stopping by Roz! :)
Thanks for stopping by Susan! :)
Thanks for stopping by Judith….and for talking the time to comment too! :)
WooHoo It's Sew Along time again! This time we have the KISS Clutch - a nice easy and quick sew after the challenge of the Penny Inn! (Can you guess why it is called the KISS clutch?) So....let's get started! Over to you, Ellen: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello everyone and welcome to the latest ChrisWDesigns Sew Along. Thank you Christine, for having me back, and trusting me with your awesome designs. So... ‘The Kiss Clutch’ how cute is this little bag. It... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2015 at ChrisW Designs
Hi Pam….yes this is one awesome technique….a must do! :) Thanks for stopping by….
Judith….I can’t wait to see what you come up with using this technique….I know it will be AWESOME whatever it is you make! ;)
Thanks for stopping by Lori! Please DO let us know if you try the technique out! ;)
Hi Judy, Thank you for stopping by. Yes….I have to agree….Dianna was very clever to come up with this and it suits the bag perfectly!! :)
Hi Alma, Thank you for stopping by! We hope you enjoy trying out this technique! :)
Hi Jean, Thanks for stopping by…Dianna may at some point to a youtube tutorial for it but we are not sure at this point…..but keep your eye out for it, you never know! LOL
Do you know, it never ceases to amaze me the amount of gorgeous creations being shared in our Facebook group....Honestly, the creativity and workmanship these ladies display is second to none! So it is of no surprise really that one of the members, Dianna, shared with us a GORGEOUS Genevieve. BUT....her Genevieve was extra special! It had the most beautiful flap you ever did see! AND, she made it herself! Well....Today I have something special to share with you! Dianna... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2015 at ChrisW Designs
Hi Rae…glad you stopped by and most of all, I am pleased you found the tutorial useful! :)
Awwww thank you so much for all you lovely comments! You have truly made my day! I am always thrilled when I hear a beginner has managed to make one of my more advanced designs….that is totally AWESOME and a credit to you! I would LOVE to see some pics! I hope you will pop some in our Flickr pool! 
Thanks for stopping by Denny........we might even have a sew along for the Epiphany sometime in the not toooo distant future! :)
Awwww I am pleased to hear that Cathy! 
AWESOME! I can’t wait to see your version, so please DO share pics! 
LOL no worries….I’m glad you found it useful, Susan! :)