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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 Hi Glenis….My patterns all have suggested fabrics included….usually I design with Quilting cottons in mind, because they are readily available, HUGE range of designs to choose from and easy to work with for most home sewing machines. I only suggest moving up to other fabric types and leather, pleather or vinyl after you have a bit of bagmaking experience under your belt. Hope this helps!
Typepad HTML Email Thanks Judith! 😊
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Typepad HTML Email Awww Thank you so much Annalie! 😊
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YES! It's that time again! What 'time' you may ask? NEW pattern release time! YAY! My latest Easy Street Pattern, Gabbie's Grove: Gabbie’s Grove is a super quick and fun sew creating a unique, versatile foldover bag which you can use as a tote: Or fold it over and use as a shoulder or crossbody bag: Or put your arm through the Top Body Strap and use as a large clutch: You can even wear it as a foldover backpack... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ChrisW Designs
WOOP! we are having a FLASH sew along of the Brandt's Boulevard Easy Street wallet pattern over in our Facebook Group AND there will be a LIVE VIDEO too! Starts TOMORROW! Hosted by two of our AWESOME group admins, Rachel, who has made a STACK of these wallets to date and knows more about them than I do... and Amanda who is braving the camera for us! Quick and easy to make,the Brandt's Boulevard wallet is the perfect warm up... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2018 at ChrisW Designs
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 Feb 19, 2018 at ChrisW Designs
Today we are back with another guest post from Karen to share with you! This one is part 3, adding free motion machine embroidery! Over to you Karen: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- For this project I am making the Snazzy Slouch. I haven't made it before but it has been on my To Do List for a while, and it has those great exterior pockets for decorating. I am using recycled denim for mine, so I skipped the fusible interfacing to keep it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2018 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!
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2018 on Handbag and Purse Feet Tutorial! at ChrisW Designs
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!
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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! :)