Thursday, 21 March 2013

The Lizzie Bag

Something exciting happened today, and I so want to share with you ! My first pattern is going on sale in a bricks and mortar shop! Some of you will recognise the design, 'cos I've made several, and people seem to really like it. The design was inspired by a handmade bag I was given as a gift many years ago, and as people kept asking me about it at classes, I decided to use the concept to create Lizzie.  She's such a useful little bag and very easy to sew.

Lizzie is named after my niece, as I made her the one on the pattern with a range of tiny sewing accessories when she bought her first sewing machine. There is a secret pocket inside to keep really tiny things safe and secure, and if  necessary, it's fully washable.  I like my designs to be practical!
This is the sample that I made for display.

The main fabric is gorgeous with designs of 'proper' wooden cotton reel labels (Aaah...remember them?) 
The lining fabric is rather lovely too!

My pattern! (Which I also made as a PDF- I'm so proud!)


 Thanks for letting me share my excitement! Hope you're all having a great week.x 

22/32012 Update: I just heard that the patterns sold out in 2 days, and she didn't even market the bag, the sample was just sitting on the fabric cutting table waiting to be displayed etc! I have to deliver more on Tuesday.  Thank you all so much for your lovely and supportive comments. This has really made my week!


  1. Well done, Jules!
    Bag looks super.

  2. I am so pleased for you,I can imagne just how excited you feel.Hope it sells well.Hugs Jill

  3. congratulations, Jules! What an achievement! Your success is so inspiring :) Hope it sells out over the weekend!

  4. Congratulations! I hope it sells really well!


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