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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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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 2 days ago 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
Thank you Dianna....I really love that phone pocket too LOL.. :)
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Today I have a guest blog post to share with you, written by my friend Karen. Karen's been sharing pics of her wonderful work with me for a long time now so I am really loving the fact that she has offered to share some of her ideas and wisdom here with us today! In fact I am BLOWN away by the fact that she is also going to make her guest posts a regular feature too! WOOHOO! As many... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at ChrisW Designs
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YAY! Finally the time has come where I can release my November 2016 Bag of the Month Club pattern to EVERYONE! Those of you who are familiar with my designs know I love pockets and this bag has a ton of them! It was the first of my designs to feature my special creation quick access phone pocket .....now I can't live without it and I bet you won't either! The Carriers Conquest will not only be a stylish addition... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at ChrisW Designs
Sorry Clark....I don't know of any contacts in the UK for these machines.
Hi Paula....I am not familiar with the Wonder Under product but sounds interesting! If you try it, let me know how it goes! :)
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Let's Celebrate! Come one, come all to our 6000 member celebration! Not only are we having an exclusive member discount BUT you could also WIN some fabulous prizes via some FUN, easy to enter mini competitions! BUT.......we aren't quite there yet.... so please help us hit that target! Spread the word, tell your friends and join us in some cork popping FUN as soon as the 6000th member signs up! WOOHOO! Join our group NOW! It's FUN and it's FREE!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at ChrisW Designs
Hi Leanna....please do email me christine@chriswdesigns.com and tell me more!
Thanks for your input, Jack! :)
Thank you so much Norma! I appreciate all your help! You are one AWESOME proof reader and tester bag maker extraordinaire! :)