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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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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.


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

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Zippers Galore

The time has come. We have arrived at the last pattern from the Spring 2014 collection – Zippers Galore. And we know that we shouldn’t play favorites, but if we admit that we do, this bag would be it. Zippers Galore is a larger and different version of the Classic Convertible and we both use it in our everyday lives.

Zippers Galore

At its core, Zippers Galore is an oversized messenger or shoulder bag.

Zippers Galore Laminated

Zippers Galore Cotton

(The bag in the top picture features two laminated cottons from Oilcloth Addict – the outside is Lark by Amy Butler and the lining is Happyland by Jennifer Paganelli – neither of which seem to be in stock at the moment.)

It features two outer zipper pockets that are super accessible (even when holding a toddler in one arm – trust us on that one) and an optional keychain clip.

Zippers Galore Outer Pockets

(Does anyone else see the weird face the bag is making in the picture above? No? Okay. Moving on.)

Zippers Galore also has a really unique grommeted double-strap that you likely won’t see anywhere else.

Zippers Galore Grommet Handles

Zippers Galore Side View

The interior of the bag has multiple inner and outer pockets (customizable to your needs, as always), optional snap closure, and optional card holder.

Zippers Galore Inner Lining

Zippers Galore Card Holder

The optional center padded divider panel offers great protection for a tablet or laptop.

Zippers Galore Divider Pocket

The finished size is about 15” x 18” x 5”.

As a workhorse messenger bag, it’s perfectly suited for heavy-duty daily use, like a laptop/work bag (Ali) or a diaper bag (Courtney).

Ali's Laptop Bag

Courtney's Diaper Bag

Here’s Courtney showing off just how easy it is to grab your keys while wearing the bag!

Reaching for the Keys

The PDF pattern has 17 pages and over 100 color photos!! You can buy it via instant download in our Etsy shop or our Craftsy shop for only $9.

We really like Zippers Galore (and hope you do too!) because we think it’s easy to love but very unique. As always, if you have any questions or comments about our patterns, we would be happy to hear from you. And please send us any pictures of your finished Zippers Galore bags because we would love to see and share them!

We’re going to be a little quiet on the blog front over the next few weeks as we sew away on our next collection (which if the stars actually align, will be released in late August). Let’s just say that we’re getting our vintage on this time around and we couldn’t be more excited!