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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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Typepad HTML Email Thanks for stopping by, Pat! 😊
Thanks for stopping by, Susan! :)
Thank you Ellen....yes Karen does a great job! :) Sent from my iPhone
YAY! So here are the next 6 blank slate drawings from Karen. Simply right click and save to your computer to print out whenever the urge to get creative hits you! I suggest you save them with your patterns! ;) PLUS below each single drawing, you will find a link to download a PDF colouring sheet with lots of little versions of the sketch so you can print out and have fun with planning different colour schemes and fabric placement!... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at ChrisW Designs
Typepad HTML Email Hi Rebekah, There is really no hard and fast rules as to how many feet to add or the spacing so usually it’s just personal judgement as to qty and spacing but I would use 6 feet in a 10” base that I was particularly keen to have not drag, plus a larger sized feet….perhaps 16mm (5/8”)….plus a nice firm base…..Template plastic might support the bottom better than a plastic grid…. Hope this helps!
Thanks June....yes that was lovely. I don't get the privilege to meet many of my customers! :)
Thanks so much for your wonderful comments terra! :)
OK I have to admit I am totally BLOWN away by the amazing work of the ladies in the Bag of the Month Club with their Podiums. Their work is absolutely GORGEOUS and so creative! So I just have to share a selection of them here! SO hard to choose.... They are ALL amazing! I wanted to share them all here BUT there are so many so I have chosen a random selection of some of them to share with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at ChrisW Designs
Yes, if you are in the US, try Sew Sweetness, Canada = MM Cork Supply or Australia = VooDoo Rabbit. All those have top quality cork and should not have the issues you are experiencing!
Hi need to login to your account at to retrieve your pattern file. If you cannot find it in your account, please email us at so we can help you!
Hi Margie, If you are still having issues, Can you email us at and we will investigate the problem further for you.
LOL Thanks Diane :)
I look forward to seeing your version! :)
Thank you Allison! :)
Thanks Ellen! :)
Thank you glad you like it :)
Yes....that's the hard part! LOL
Thank you glad you like it!:)
Thank you so much! I am really pleased you like it! :)
Thank you Dawn! :)
Oh boy.... Today I am both super excited AND super nervous at being the first cab of the rank for the Bag of the Month Club for 2018. So I may as well just bite the bullet and DO THIS.... DRUMROLL.......Introducing The Podium, my contribution to the club for January. The pattern has now been added to all membership accounts! If you haven't joined yet, there is still time to join, click here to sign up! The Podium is a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2018 at ChrisW Designs
Hi Terri, Yes....that is a very common issue! There is an inexpensive little product called a "Hump Jumper" specifically designed for the purpose...Google it to see what I mean but it is a little plastic device to use to level your foot and make it easier to sew. In a pinch, a machine needle case works too! Hope this helps! :)