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“Help, You Know I Need Someone, Help”

You can tell by this post title that after releasing our Hard Day’s Night pattern a few weeks ago, we’re clearly not over our Beatles obsession. I mean, should anyone really ever be over the Beatles? Of course not.

(On a related, but completely non-sewing related note, we’ve been very conflicted about the upcoming “Yesterday” movie. Feel free to discuss in the comments.)

The actual point of this post is that we LOVE HELP from the sewers who buy our patterns. We always encourage comments, questions, and suggestions to help make our patterns better, so keep ’em coming!

In this case, we had gotten some great feedback from two different sewers in the past that our popular Stowaway pattern could use some clarifications. So we made some changes and revised the pattern available for purchase in our shop or on Etsy. And as always, if you purchased Stowaway from us in the past, just let us know and we’ll gladly send you a revised copy.

In this case, the changes were clarifications, not major revisions, so we didn’t feel like it warranted a posting on our “Morning After” page. But we’re committed to promoting all edits to our patterns – big and small.

Happy sewing, and keep your awesome suggestions coming! “Won’t you please, please help me…”

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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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Stowaway

We can’t believe it, but this is the final pattern from our Spring 2015 collection. Cue sad faces all around. However, we already designed our next free pattern and we’re working away on our Fall collection, so let’s turn those frowns upside down. (Okay, one of us clearly needs to listen to something other than preschooler music.)

So without further ado, we bring you our next everyday bag, the Stowaway!

Stowaway Promo

When we designed our oversized Carried Away tote, we knew immediately that we wanted to design a smaller companion bag to go with it. So we took the idea of angled pockets and a similar strap design and came up with the Stowaway. We think it’s pretty darn awesome.

Stowaway Front View

Just like we did with Carried Away, we used outdoor fabric and we’re totally crushing on this bold and fun print combination.

Stowaway Side View

Stowaway Back View

As usual, one of our test bags was done in solid broadcloth, and it gives off a completely different vibe – very cool and ultra modern.

Stowaway Solids

Stowaway Solids Stitching Detail

Stowaway Solids Back View

Stowaway Solids Lining

The outer bag features two front pockets, one with a zipper closure and one without. You can easily fit your phone, keys, sunglasses or whatever else you need to grab quickly and easily.

Stowaway Front Pockets

Stowaway Front Zipper Pocket with iPhone

The lining features our usual customizable divided pocket, and the zipper closure will keep everything that you stowaway inside. Sorry, we couldn’t resist. Actually, we’re surprised we held off this long. You’re welcome.

Stowaway LIning

Stowaway Zipper Closure

Stowaway Zipper

The strap is adjustable so you have the option to shorten it and wear it over your shoulder or lengthen it and wear it as a messenger bag.

Stowaway Strap Detail

The PDF pattern has 12 pages and over 75 color photos to help you every step of the way.

Stowaway Pattern

You can buy it via instant download in our Etsy or Craftsy shops for only $9. The finished size is 10 ½” tall, 12” wide and 3” deep.

We’ll be back in a few weeks with our awesome new free pattern, and we’re hoping this sweet face will entice you to come back and check it out.

Roxy

And remember to send us images of your completed Stowaways because we’d love to feature them on our blog or on Instagram.