PPC23: A 60’s Vibe


we’re getting close to the end of our sampling making for the ErgoMatic design! As a matter of fact, we only have one more sample to show you after this one, so I hope you’ve been keeping track of which one YOU would feature on the cover of the pattern if it were YOUR choice, because it won’t be long before I ask you that question! But for now….

Let me give you a quick tour of THIS sample!

So I’ve easily had this fabric in my stash for 4+ years. I loved it from the moment I saw it online, but I had no idea that the scale of this print would be SO large and quite honestly, this is the first bag I’ve designed since then that could handle this print.
The problem was… if there ever were coordinating prints in this collection, they are long out of stock, so I pulled another oldie-but goodie out of my stash and used it for my contrast! Both of these coordinates are from an older Jane Sassaman collection and I LOVE how they compliment this bold exterior!

I’ve included one of our new bag locks as an optional add-on to this design. They really are an inexpensive way to secure the contents of your bag from pilferers!

And just so you know, all of the fabrics we used on this model are now WAY out of print. (I wish it weren’t so!) That’s the reason that I didn’t include fabric info! But I’m thinking it wouldn’t be too hard to find another large print that work beautifully for this bag!

And now…. it’s YOUR turn!

I hope you enjoyed seeing this “flashback to the 60’s ErgoMatic“. This fabric was SUCH fun to use, and if you like it, I’m sure you can find a large print that YOU can And remember, we love reading your comments and answering your questions too, so please feel free to leave either or both in the space provided below.

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  1. Linda Mattson on October 28, 2020 at 11:11 am

    Will you be coming out with a smaller version. I don’t usually carry a bag that big.

    • Kat on October 28, 2020 at 4:54 pm

      Good question Linda, but right now there are no plans for a smaller version. So sorry!

  2. Virginia Barbaro on October 28, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    It looks great! I also would like a smaller size, but I”ll make this one first. If I carry a larger bag, I end up carrying everybody else’s stuff! Can’t wait for the pattern. Hopefully I can find time to get some sewing done this winter.

    • Kat on October 29, 2020 at 5:54 am

      Thanks so much Virginia! I agree, I don’t normally carry a large bag either, but it doesn’t FEEL all that large to me when I’m carrying it!

  3. Beth on October 28, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    I like your fabric choices very much. This is going to be a very useful bag for a lot of people because of the slightly larger size and all the well planned pockets!

    • Kat on October 29, 2020 at 5:55 am

      Thanks Beth! That’s music to my ears and we really need a successful release after the year we’ve had! 🙂

  4. Kim on October 29, 2020 at 5:02 am

    I can’t wait for this bag as it is bigger than your usual bags. It will not be an everyday bag but hoping it will work to carry my pickleball paddle and other accessories. Especially like the water bottle holder. And all of the pockets.

    • Kat on October 29, 2020 at 5:55 am

      Exactly how big is a pickleball paddle Kim?

      • Kim on October 29, 2020 at 10:07 am

        Mine is 8″ wide at the paddle and 16 inches long.

        • Kat on October 29, 2020 at 4:54 pm

          well… you might be in luck! This bag is 17″ tall and 10″ wide. 🙂

          • Kim on October 30, 2020 at 7:21 am

            I rounded from 15 3/4 to 16 so there might be just enough room. Maybe a zipper with 2 pulls would allow the top to be slightly open if needed. Looking forward to getting this pattern. Now to pick out some material. For me that is always the hard part.

  5. Barbara L on October 29, 2020 at 9:01 am

    Dear Kat, I really, really LOVE this bag! Can’t wait for the pattern!
    Many hugs!
    Barbara L in Falcon, Colorado

  6. Dolores K on October 30, 2020 at 4:21 am

    I will definitely be purchasing this pattern! I, too, am not a BIG bag person, but this just doesn’t look that overwhelming, and it seems to be able to hold most of what I carry. Will the Encore Purse Insert fit nicely? I carry that everywhere in the majority of my bags/purses.

    • Kat on October 30, 2020 at 5:24 am

      well…. the Encore insert will fit, BUT— if your bag is upright, the insert will be sideways, possibly emptying its contents and thats not likely to be good, so I’m not sure that in the end its a good “fit” after all, sad to say. 🙁

  7. Elona Namor on October 31, 2020 at 10:02 am

    Glad that you are continuing to develop more patterns. I love so many of them. Unfortunately because of shipping etc. and not able to buy online I have not been able to get a few of the last ones. I know your reasoning behind no online patterns but it is disappointing to not be able to get them from you.

    • Kat on November 1, 2020 at 11:51 am

      I’m glad you’ve liked what you see! 🙂

  8. Linda Collins on October 31, 2020 at 11:42 am

    I am eagerly looking forward to this pattern! Specially since it can be used as a backpack.

    • Kat on November 1, 2020 at 11:51 am

      Music to my ears! 🙂