Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Back to school Bookbag Backpack deal

Lovely friends, our schools here have literally just broken up this week....however, I'm aware that in many parts of the world the schools are going back next month!

If this is you and you want to make a new bookbag backpack for your darling to take back to school with them (or yourself!) then count this as your lucky week!



I've reduced the Bookbag backpack PDF sewing pattern in my Etsy store by 20% to just £4. That's less than $7 (at last conversion!).

Here are some examples of Bookbags that have been made to tempt you!


Made by Dee

Made by Maria

Made by Maria
There's no discount code needed, just pop over to my Etsy store and add the Bookbag backpack pattern at the new reduced price!

Monday, 21 July 2014

Me & You blocks

I finally finished the 'Me' and 'You' blocks for Thomas Knauer and sent them off last week!


He's still accepting submissions and hopefully the quilt will be featured in his next book. I'm a total rookie at paper piecing but it was nice to have a go!

Just for the record, here's a bonus pic of me this time last week with just under 10 weeks to go!

Yes, I'm sure it's not twins....





Bag of the Month club winners!

Thank you so much to all of you that have joined the Bag of the Month Club for 2013.

We have all enjoyed, with much anticipation, waiting to see what new pattern will be sent to us on the first of each month. Even if you haven't made one yet, these are such great patterns to have in your collection.

This has also been a great learning experience for all of us working on the planning and organization of the club. It has been a great success! Watch for next year's club, in Jan of 2015, it's going to be a lot of fun!

On To The Prizes:

There were so very many gorgeous bags entered on the flickr group, and it was a large task for the designers to judge them. We all had a difficult time narrowing the winners down to two. The ladies in the club have entered bags in such a high caliber, and you should all be very proud of your work!

Thank you and appreciation goes to our sponsors, who have generously contributed these prizes for us!

And now for the winners: If you are chosen to be winner in any of the categories below, please email Janelle MacKay at janelle@emmalinebags.com.

 1st Prize:
25$ Gift Certificate from Pink Castle Fabrics
20£ Gift Certificate from Minerva Crafts
3 PDF Sewing Patterns of the Winners choice from Sew Sweetness
4 Spools of Aurifil Thread

2nd Prize:
25$ Gift Certificate from Pink Chalk Fabrics

 1st Prize:
25$ Gift Certificate from Pink Castle Fabrics
20£ Gift Certificate from Minerva Crafts
3 PDF Sewing Patterns of the Winners choice from Emmaline Bags
4 Spools of Aurifil Thread

2nd Prize:
25$ Gift Certificate from Pink Chalk Fabrics

 1st Prize:
25$ Gift Certificate from Southern Fabrics
20£ Gift Certificate from Minerva Crafts
3 PDF Sewing Patterns of the Winners choice from Sewing Patterns by Mrs. H.
4 Spools of Aurifil Thread

2nd Prize:
25$ Gift Certificate from Pink Chalk Fabrics

1st Prize:
25$ Gift Certificate from Online Fabric Store
20£ Gift Certificate from Village Haberdashery
3 PDF Sewing Patterns of the Winners choice from Betz White
4 Spools of Aurifil Thread

2nd Prize:
25$ Gift Certificate from Pink Chalk Fabrics

 1st Prize:
25$ Gift Certificate from Online Fabric Store
20£ Gift Certificate from Village Haberdashery
3 PDF Sewing Patterns of the Winners choice from Noodlehead
4 Spools of Aurifil Thread

2nd Prize:
25$ Gift Certificate from Pink Chalk Fabrics

 1st Prize:
25$ Gift Certificate from Crimsontate Fabrics
20£ Gift Certificate from Village Haberdashery
3 PDF Sewing Patterns of the Winners choice from Chris W. Designs
4 Spools of Aurifil Thread

2nd Prize:
25$ Gift Certificate from Pink Chalk Fabrics


1st Prize:
50$ Gift Certificate Fat Quarter Shop
12 Spools of Aurifil Thread

2nd Prize:
50$ Gift Certificate from Fat Quarter Shop
4 Spools of Aurifil Thread

To buy the individual patterns please see each designer's store.

January: Sew Sweetness (pattern not available yet individually)
February: Emmaline Bags
March: Sewing patterns by Mrs H
April: Betz White (pattern not available yet individually)
May: Noodlehead
June: Chris W Designs


Congratulations to all of the winners!
From Sara, Janelle, Samantha, Anna, Betz, & Christine

p.s. I apologise for the delay posting this, auto-post failed me, I thought it would go on Friday!

Friday, 4 July 2014

The Convertible bag pattern - Out now!

Hello friends,

Thank you for the support during the Bag of the Month club, it's been a real blast and such a treat to have a new sewing pattern land in my inbox every month. I can't wait for next January now!

Buy the Convertible bag pattern PDF
If you weren't part of the club, you can now buy the Convertible bag pattern directly from my Etsy store for £5, and you can get making your own version!





If you were part of the Bag of the Month club, don't forget to link up your bag photos in the Flickr group to be entered in for the prizes. The closing date is 15th July!

I can't wait to see your convertible bags!!

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Handbag supplies in the UK

It's incredibly hard to get hold of handbag supplies and bag making equipment in the UK, so I gave up hunting and started stocking them myself, ordering in bulk to make sure I could sell at competative prices.

That's the main reason I have the triglides and buckles in my Etsy store, I figured if I was finding it hard to get hold of, I can't be the only one!

I had to de-activate all of my hardware listings while I was so ill with Hyperemesis Gravadarium because I was very keen to ensure that hardware was posted within 24 hours and I wasn't able to achieve that.

Now I'm able to get out and about a bit more I've gone through my stock and updated the levels and re-activated a lot of handbag making supplies! I didn't realise I had so much, you'll have to help me clear the decks a bit!

So now I've got swivel clips and clasps, round tongue locks (aka tuck catches) and flower magnetic snaps in stock...

Purse making supplies

...as well as my regular adjustable strap kits, triglides, buckles and rectangular rings.


Triglides & buckles for making adjustable purse straps
I've also listed some paper copies of my Rosie Patchwork bag pattern which come with full size pattern pieces printed on good quality 90gsm paper.

Paper copies of the Rosie patchwork bag sewing pattern
I'll also be listing sample bags and some bunting over the next little while so if that's your bag (so to speak!) keep an eye out for those!

Don't forget, because you're my favourite people there's a discount code for you to use on my Etsy store!


Please do feel free to 'contact seller' if there's some weird and wonderful combination of hardware that you want, I can probably pop them in together and save you on postage!