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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!
Recent Activity
You can say that again Norma! ;)
Yes I totally agree with you on that one! :)
I must admit we really had an AWESOME January to June 2016 Bag of the Month Club season. Now that the season has come to a close its time to announce the winners of the prizes so generously offered by our wonderful sponsors. Do you spot YOUR bag? If so, send us an email to (with name, email address and prize or prize # for the Random prizes) by Sunday, July 31st to claim your prize. Winners will be... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at ChrisW Designs
Now that the Jan-June bag of the Month Club is over, we are busy bringing the competition to a close! The Bag of the Month Club fairies have been hard at work again... Some of us had to consult friends, co-workers and other "industry professionals" to come up with our finalists for the Jan - June prizes. It was a tough job, but we've narrowed down the entries to 10 for each month. We have all been astounded by the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2016 at ChrisW Designs
Hi...i am sorry BUT I have no idea where you can get a manual. All I got with my Zoje was a very basic, impossible to decipher, very short instruction sheet! I searched google but was unable to turn up any further instructions. YOu may like to contact a dealer who may be able to help more than I can! best of luck!!
I have heard of some people converting web pages to PDf and then printing them....I have not done it BUT perhaps a google search might help you find out how!
Yes I love Daryl's bag too! All my patterns are PDF's so it doesn't matter where in the world you can have them withing seconds! ;)
AWESOME! I am really pleased to hear you are happy with it! it does have a lot of features which equal a lot of work BUT I think it is worth it for the end result! :) Can't wait to see yours! :)
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at ChrisW Designs
You are welcome Gail! :)
Hi Gail.....I just sent you an email regarding this! ;) Please email me at if you don't get it for some reason! Cheers, Christine
YES! The time has come! My June contribution to the Bag of the Month Club is available in my shop NOW! Features The Lunar Collection provides THREE sizes to choose from. Large – Full Moon perfect for a holiday away where you need to pack a lot, it's HUGE! Medium – Half Moon the perfect weekender or carry on luggage and makes the perfect nappy bag too! Small – Quarter Moon just right for your toiletries or... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 at ChrisW Designs
Calling all Hacks & Quacks! Clear your sewing tables & get out your cameras because you won't want to miss this... July 1 - 31 2016 We're hosting the first ever ChrisW Hack-a-Bag-a-Thon in our Facebook group HERE. Creativity, Prizes, & FunFunFun! Prizes: First Prize - $50 voucher from the Fat Quarter Shop - $25 voucher from Emmaline Bags - A guest starring role on the ChrisW blog* Second Prize - $25 voucher from Hawthorne Threads - 1 ChrisW pattern... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2016 at ChrisW Designs
Welcome to the 10th post in our series of "Sharing Our Sewing Spaces". In this series members of our Facebook Group will be sharing their sewing spaces with us! Today we have Susan, sharing her space with us.......Over to you Susan: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, my name is Susan and I’m from Clovis, California. Junior high school is where I learned to sew and continued sewing off and on until my early thirties. I quit sewing for awhile, but started up again... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at ChrisW Designs
Image we are back with Part two of our Lunar Collection Sew Along with Ellen! Over to you Ellen: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ok .. Fancy meeting you guys here .... ha ha .... I knew you’d come back to see what happens next. We are going to finish putting the exterior together. Grab the prepared exterior, mark the centre of the base on both sides, and the centre of the front and back exterior at the top. Now mark the centre of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at ChrisW Designs
YAY! Ellen is once again back with us for another Sew Along. This time she's sewing my June pattern for the Bag of the Month club, The Lunar Collection , currently only available to members of the Bag of the Month Club until July 1st when it will be released for everyone else. Ellen will step you through the sewing of the Lunar Collection bags (applies to all sizes) with loads of extra photos and awesome tips and tidbits to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at ChrisW Designs
I hope you share pics when you are done! :)
AWESOME! Glad you like the tutorial! :)
Welcome to the 9th post in our series of "Sharing Our Sewing Spaces". In this series members of our Facebook Group will be sharing their sewing spaces with us! Today we have Barb Glasscoe, sharing her space with us.......Over to you Barb: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks, Christine, for letting me share my remodeled sewing studio. I feel funny calling it a studio. It’s always just been my sewing area because there was nothing really defined but I’m trying out the word studio... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at ChrisW Designs
Today Shanel of Sanity's Crafts Designs is going to share with us her method of converting the Sugar & Spice's curved bottom to a boxy bottom! Many people prefer boxy bottoms because they are easier to work with. So....let's not waste any time with chit chat...over to you, Shanel: These instructions are intended to be used along side the Original Sugar & Spice Instructions. Print the pattern pieces (do not cut them out yet) You will not need the BASE... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at ChrisW Designs
Thank you Abigail! :)
Thanks Maria! :) :) :)
That's AWESOME Pat! I am pleased you found the tutorial useful! :) Christine
Hi Cindy, I assume you would be making the Half Moon size as a gym bag? Yes.....a water bottle will fit in there, no problem! :)
Thanks Pam! :) I really appreciate the help and speed with which you tested! :) AWESOME work! LOVE your bag!! ;)