PPC23: Gilded Tiles


now that I’ve got three of these samples under my belt, I feel like I finally have a good idea of how I want to use my fabric to best advantage! Funny how some bags just take a while to “get to know”, right?

Anyway, I saw this fabric online and instantly fell in love with it! It looked SO lush and rich and since I needed several coordinating fabrics for this project it was nice that this collection has so much to offer… but I’ll tell you more about this fabric (which we’ll soon have in our online store) at the end of the post!

But you know what? I never considered what zipper I would use with this fabric until it arrived in the mail and then I thought, “Oh Crap! Nothing I have really works with this!” But the more I pondered this, the more I thought… “Well who says a black zipper wont’t work here?” And I think it looks fabulous with it! I don’t really notice the black! Maybe its because the gold in the zipper gives off just enough flash?
And here’s a first for us! This is actually the very 1st bag we’ve designed with a dedicated water bottle pocket! We get a LOT of requests for this feature and this seemed like the perfect opportunity!
And here’s a good look at the opposite side of this bag and no… the way I set up this Flap area, it really didn’t “require” the addition of trim around the Flap area but I added it anyway and I’m glad I did. I think it adds a little extra oomph, don’t you?

And now a few words about these amazing fabrics… It’s ALL from the “Gustav Klimt” collection by Studio K for Robert Kaufman

the main exterior- “Gilded Tiles”
the solid blue- “Triangle Highlights”
the golden brown- “Geometric Atmosphere”
the lighter gold interior- “Geometric Atmosphere”

And FYI– We’ve made arrangements to carry this fabric in our online store. It’s taking awhile to get here but as soon as it does I’ll let you know!

And now… if ready for a BIG announcement, I’m ready to reveal the name of this new pattern design… We’re calling it…

The ErgoMatic

It’s simple, descriptive and kinda fun don’t cha think?

And now…. it’s YOUR turn!

We’re getting close to the end now. I only have two more samples to show you and we’re definitely on target to release this pattern in mid-November, so I’d love to know your opinion of the name we’ve chosen as well as this sample in particular. 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. Ginny Lamb on October 23, 2020 at 9:22 am

    I love the bag design and am absolutely crazy about the Gustav Klimt design fabric!

    • Kat on October 23, 2020 at 11:59 am

      I love this fabric too! Thanks, its very rich looking!

  2. Kauai Kuuipo on October 24, 2020 at 9:03 am

    Great design and the fabrics are a great compliment.

  3. Cheryl Baker on October 24, 2020 at 10:09 am

    I love every one of your bags, but with this fabric, this bag is amazing!! Wow is all I can say here!!

    • Kat on October 24, 2020 at 5:27 pm

      Thank you Cheryl! It was great fun to work with!

  4. Ruth D on October 25, 2020 at 9:41 am

    Really love the ErgoMatic bag, fabric is gorgeous, and I love that it has a place to put a water bottle.
    You have a winner.
    Ruth D.

  5. Carol DeLong on October 31, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    I love this bag and have been looking for a pattern. Can’t wait for you to have the pattern available. I also love the “Gustav Klimt” fabric very pretty! Do you know if you will be having the complete pattern, fabrics and notions available for purchase as a kit? I, for one, would be interested in purchasing a complete kit and from the other comments I think others would be interested too.

    • Kat on November 1, 2020 at 12:17 pm

      Thanks Carol. Per our kits. We ALWAYS offer a notion & supply kit at a discount price for all new patterns. We often have fabric available as well, but not combined with the notions & hardware kit. The reason? There are many, but many people do not want to make it just like we]ve made it, but they still want the hardware and zippers in a kit. ALSO… its not always possible for us to procure the fabric we use in a bolt, due to exorbitant initial order requirements from many distributors. We cant justify buying $10,000.00 worth of fabric from multiple fabric houses just so we can offer fabric to the some that want it. We wouldnt be in business very long because we’d be eat up with fabric that we cant sell.
      Therefore, we offer the fabric we can, when we can for as long as its available, (which often times is brief since many fabric houses refuse to do reprintings). We just do the best we can to satisfy as many as possible. Just so you know… we will be offering the “Gustav Klimt fabric” if it ever gets here, its been on order for over 8 weeks already. 🙂 Thanks for asking. we appreciate the feedback!