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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 Thank you so much Suzy! 😊
So a LOT has been happening lately BUT I am happy to say that I finally have a new bag pattern to share with you. The Phoenix! DESCRIPTION: The Phoenix is a stylish handbag featuring exterior side gusset zipper pockets and a quick access phone pocket at the back. The roomy main compartment closes with a recessed zipper pocket. Inside you will find another zipper pocket. I like to add Pocket Supplement A for some additional slip pockets. There is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2022 at ChrisW Designs
"Kiss Lock" is not an unusual term. Its the common name for that type of closure.
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2022 on A Glossary of Bag Terms at ChrisW Designs
Typepad HTML Email Thank you Denise 😊
Toggle Commented Jun 1, 2022 on ChrisW Designs Bella PDF Pattern at ChrisW Designs
Typepad HTML Email Thank you Lynn, I’m please you found it helpful! 😊
Typepad HTML Email Hi Kathy, Depending on how much structure you are after, you may not need to add interfacing, just your stabiliser. For example, Decovil Light. Otherwise if you feel you want to add interfacing, then something like Ezefuse or SF101 or any light to medium woven interfacing that doesn’t need a really high heat t fuse. Hop this helps!
Typepad HTML Email Practice makes perfect! But with a little bit of persistence it doesn’t take long to learn at all!
I pull the top thread to the back, then tie a tiny knot with both threads. Then using a sewing needle I thread the two tails onto it and enter the fabric close to the knot, going between my layers for as far as I can before exiting, then pulling gently on the threads to sink the knot below the surface.....Snip the threads as close to the surface exit point so the ends also disapear between the layers. I hope this makes sense! x
YAY! At long last I am excited to share my newest pattern with you! The Bangle Dangle! PDF INFO: The PDF pattern for The Bangle Dangle has 52 pages of instructions which include 128 step by step colour photos. The pattern comes with written printing instructions as well as video instructions on downloading, saving, and printing for both a PC and Mac. Pattern pieces are included for both shaped and rectangular pieces, as well as cutting measurements for rectangular pieces,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2022 at ChrisW Designs
Hi Emre, Sorry, I cannot advise on this as I have not used those tools with cork so i am not sure what would happen. Cork is generally very easy to work with and not so thick as many leathers, so I doubt you would need any special tools like that.
Typepad HTML Email Thanks for stopping by and I am glad you found the info useful! 😊
Typepad HTML Email Thank you for stopping by Louren, I’m so glad you enjoy the blog! 😊
Today I am excited to share a tutorial with you by Daryl of Patchouli Moon Studio. Daryl has used my Emma pattern to make this cute little bag with an applique flap! Emma is a fun, quick sew which is perfect either for little girls, teens or for someone that doesn't need to carry their kitchen sink! Luckily for us, she is sharing her techniques on how she has achieved her gorgeous flap! Over to you Daryl: -------------------------------------------------------------------- This is... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2021 at ChrisW Designs
So I really was overwhelmed with a LOT of requests to have a full comprehensive PDF only for the Footloose Tote. Seems that there are still a LOT of you that simply prefer PDF's! LOL My bad for underestimating that! LOL So WOOP I can now let it be known that you CAN get a comprehensive PDF only in my usual detailed style! OH and the good news is, if you already purchased the video course, you get the comprehensive... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2021 at ChrisW Designs
Oh hooray! At last it is time for me to share my latest Minimise to Maximise pattern, The Sneaky Satchel! The Sneaky Satchel is a part of my Minimise to Maximise Video course collection. Designed to be super quick and easy, the Collection is not like an ordinary PDF pattern. Video Course INFO: The Sneaky Satchel from the Minimise to Maximise Collection, is presented as a Video Course, for those of you enjoy more visual help. I show you how... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2021 at ChrisW Designs
Typepad HTML Email No worries!
Typepad HTML Email Yes not all corks are created equal! Some are poor quality….price is often a reflection. If it seems cheaper than others, it is probably rubbish. Good quality cork isn’t cheap!!
Typepad HTML Email Hi Lily, some interfacing will help prevent any stretch in the cork but if you want a little bit if extra beef, a layer of light fleece may be a good option…just one layer down the centre of the strap. Hope this helps!
Typepad HTML Email I hope you will share some pics when you are done Gail! 😊
Typepad HTML Email Thanks for stopping by Sandra! 😊
Today I am excited to share a tutorial with you by Daryl of Patchouli Moon Studio. Daryl has used my Pocket Supplement B to make the clutch and has created a work of art with it! Happily she is sharing her techniques on how she has achieved her masterpiece! Over to you Daryl: -------------------------------------------------------------------- Decorative Stitches Clutch Tutorial (using Pocket Supplement B) Sometimes your fabric choices can make a bag look fabulous and other times not so much. But what... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2021 at ChrisW Designs
Typepad HTML Email Thanks for stopping by Catherine 😊
Toggle Commented Mar 7, 2021 on Bling My Emma Flap Tutorial at ChrisW Designs
Typepad HTML Email Hi Linda….I am sorry but I have no idea! I suggest you contact one of the suppliers directly and ask them as they would better know what the numbers mean!
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Typepad HTML Email Thank you so much Ellen! 😊