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Death by Hobby (Or, Just a Bit Maimed)

We’ve been quiet for a few months now, and for once we have a good reason. Or at least, a real reason.

Yeahhhhh. So Courtney might have cut a piece of her index finger off with her rotary blade. No big deal. It only took a mere 9 weeks to heal. (And by heal, we mean that she only cries out in pain twice a day from the still extremely tender flesh in her fingertip.)

We’re happy to report that Courtney is currently cleaning out her sewing room so she that she can continue work on our newest creation.

On a related note, without further ado, we wanted to share a sneak peek of our newest pattern! We would like to introduce to you the Let’s Jet.

If we don’t say so ourselves, ain’t she a beaut’, Clark??

She’s a perfectly sized small messenger bag that we created as the big sister to our most popular pattern – the Gotta Go wristlet. The beautiful fabric is from the Paloma line from our awesome friends at Ink and Arrow Fabrics (part of the Quilting Treasures family).

By the way, these gorgeous images were taken by Ali during her month long trip to Africa. Courtney is spending the month alternating between feelings of extreme jealousy and missing Ali something fierce.

We plan to release the pattern this summer and we will be putting the call out for testers in the next few weeks. There’s a LOT more to see and love about this bag, so stay tuned, stay cool, and stay classy.

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One Last Sweet Rebellion Post!

We wanted to close out the super fun week we’ve had hosting the Sweet Rebellion sewing challenge by sharing a sneak peek of our newest pattern, the Applejack. We loved being able to use Sweet Rebellion fabrics because we can’t wait to use our new iPad and MacBook cases for ourselves!

Applejack Sneak Peek

We’ll be releasing the pattern on Tuesday, so be sure to come back and check it out!

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

We’re getting closer and closer to releasing our next collection, so we thought we’d finally give you that sneak peek we promised, and also talk about some of the changes we worked into this new collection.

First up, we decided we wanted to use cohesive fabrics this time around. We found a color palette that inspired us and then worked to find fabrics that reminded us of the time periods we used for our bags – the 1920s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. We hope you like them as much as we do!

Collection 2 Fabrics

Second, our patterns are still filled with pictures which help explain the steps, but we now only use three solid fabrics for those images – white, aqua, and navy. Using contrasting fabrics means that you can now print the pattern in black and white at home and still find the images extremely helpful.

WOW Pattern Sample

Finally, we are going to release the patterns one at a time, instead of all at once, and we’re starting with a pattern that we are beyond excited about – a 1970s bucket bag – THE hottest bag for Fall – and if all goes well, we’ll launch it next week!

Bucket Bag Sneak Peek

After that, we’ll be releasing our 1920s wristlet, then our 1950s clutch and finally our 1960s bowler bag. Later this Fall, we’ll release our next free pattern – a different wine tote that will be the perfect item to whip up for holiday gift giving. So stay tuned!