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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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Thanks for stopping by and joining in the fun, Michelle! I hope you will add more of your bag projects in the future, too! :)
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Welcome to the sixtieth 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 you... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at ChrisW Designs
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Firstly let me thank everyone who took the time to enter my Sew Mama Sew giveaway and most of all, leave a comment on the things you look for in a bag.....While I am unable to reply to all those comments left for me, rest assurred I read each and every one of them! I found it very enlightening, interesting and helpful! ;) So now to the giveaway WINNER: Congrats to Sangeetha! I have already sent you an email however you can always contact me by emailing christine@chriswdesigns.com should you not receive it! :) Sangeetha is able to choose 3... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ChrisW Designs
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WOOP It's that time of year for the Sew Mama Sew May Giveaway Day (OK so it's open for the whole week YIPPEE) and I am really excited to be participating again this year! I'll be giving away YOUR CHOICE of 3 of my PDF bag sewing patterns available in my shop here. If you haven't heard of it before, there are 2 pages of giveaways, one for supplies and one for handmade goodies! YAY! If you haven't been here before, Welcome! :) The Details: - Enter here via Rafflecopter below, by Friday Dec 12th - Winner will be notified... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
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Welcome to the seventy eighth 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 8, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
Hi Kim, There are many things that can cause threads to break. It could be that your machine is incorrectly threaded, your needle could be damaged or the wrong type and if you haven't put in a new needle I suggest you start with that first. Burrs in your needle plate can also cause your thread to break as can incorrect tension or even poor quality thread. What brand/model machine do you have? Sometimes you can find a downloadable copy of a machine's manual online via a google search or for sale on ebay. Also it may be that the machine needs a service and if so, the serviceman should be able to show you how to correctly thread your machine and make sure the tension is set correctly. I hope this helps!
Thank you so much! So glad you have joined us again this year and hopefully this year you will get to make them up! We really LOVE to see the patterns made up....that's the FUN part for us! :)
So glad you are joining us this year, Krista! :)
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Welcome to the seventy seventh 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 1, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
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WOOHOO! I am very excited that today, pre-orders are going on sale for the Bag of the Month Club for 2015! If you are not familiar with the club, please click here to view the club offerings for 2014 so you can get a taste of the quality of bag patterns that are in store for you in 2015! The Details: 6 of the best bag sewing pattern designers in the business are teaming together to bring you a 6-month membership club. The club runs from January-June of 2015. Each month, you will receive an exclusive and brand-new pdf bag... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
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Many of you probably realise that I don't often.... or regularly, have sales BUT since quite a few of you have emailed me about the Black Friday sales and Cyber Monday sales to see if I am taking part too, I thought ....."What the heck....I may as well jump on the bandwagon too"! LOLL SOOOOO Here it is....Visit my shop here and use the following codes in the shopping cart: Spend up to $19.50 and receive 15% off using the code: black15 Spend over $19.50 and receive 20% off using the code: black20 Spend over $50.00 and receive 25% off... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
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Shop Craftsy's Black Friday Sales! This week, Craftsy is hosting some amazing sales on ALL their classes! WOOHOO! Gotta love this! I know I am going to be checking them out thoroughly! Especially the embroidery classes, since I have a new embroidery machine! Shame I don't have the TIME to do the class right now ....BUT the good thing with Craftsy classes is that once you purchase the class, they stay in your account and just WAIT until you do have the time! :) WOOHOO Gotta love that! Here are the details: (sponsored post so yes, I do receive a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
Carol, I personally haven't added feet to a commercial bag and I imagine it would depend exactly on what the bag is made of and how it is constructed etc as to whether you are likely to cause damage. In many cases I would imagine it is quite OK to do what you suggest in your comment however I am afraid I am hesitant to offer advice on this without having seen the bag and exactly how it is made or constructed etc.....especially the type of materials used in construction.... i.e. not every type of material would take kindly to having holes poked in it. I'm sorry I can't be more specific in my reply! :0
Toggle Commented Nov 26, 2014 on Handbag and Purse Feet Tutorial! at ChrisW Designs
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Welcome to the seventy sixth 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 Nov 24, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
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WHO doesn't like to WIN fabric?? Well today I am happy to share with you a fabulous opportunity to win 9 fat quarters of Christmas fabric and organic cotton fabric! Brought to you by modes4u: Take a look at what you can WIN: Here is another view: Love these fabrics? I think they are gorgeous....in fact now that I have taken the time to do this post and surf their site....I can honestly say they have some gorgeous fabrics and I am not just saying that! (I am not recieving compensation for any comments here - the opinions are my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
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Oh yes....this is frustrating too! :0
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2014 on Perfect Pattern Parcel #7 at ChrisW Designs
I hear you Daryl! I feel the same way! It is most disappointing to pop by only to find they have not posted as promised....Of course occasionally life does get in the way BUT there seems to be an awful lot that haven't participated! :(
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2014 on Perfect Pattern Parcel #7 at ChrisW Designs
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Welcome to the seventy 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 Nov 17, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
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Hey, I know you love bags....BUT what I don't know is if you have heard about Perfect Pattern Parcel? Well....just in case you haven't, I thought I had better fill you and quick....time is running out to join in the FUN! :) Here is some info from the organisers... How Pattern Parcel Works: Here at Perfect Pattern Parcel, we believe in supporting independent pattern designers. It’s our opinion that indie patterns are just, well, better than big box patterns, and we’re pretty sure our customers think so too. So, we allow customers to show their support in naming their own... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
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Today I am excited to tell you that my Sponsor, the Fat Quarter Shop, is graciously offering a fabulous Fat Quarter bundle of fabric for me to giveaway to one of my lucky readers! BUT before I get to the giveaway, for those of you that aren't familiar with the Fat Quarter Shop, let me tell you a bit about them! Well...just for starters, the fat Quarter Shop has an AWESOME collection of fabrics to choose from! For instance, checkout these gorgeous bundles: Sewing Studio Fat Quarter Bundle Robert Kaufman Fabrics Gotta love that one! LOL or how about: Athena... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
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Thank you Grace! I am pleased you stopped by and have enjoyed seeing all the bags! :)
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Welcome to the seventy 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 Nov 10, 2014 at ChrisW Designs
Thanks! :) Glad you like it Norma! Yes I think the pleather is GREAT! Lorena did a FAB job! :)
WHAT? No RED?? What is the world coming too? I am FRIGHTENED!!!