So… following our last post I told you that I felt confident enough about this design that I felt it was time to go ahead and make the step drawings so I can start working on the instructions. This necessitates making one more sample and here it is! I had an extremely hard time however…

Read More

So… The first overseas trip I ever took was in the year 2000, when I journeyed to the Brussels, Belgium area with my church orchestra. I remember spending the greater part of that trip in wide-eyed amazement looking at sights that up until then had never seemed real. I loved mingling with the locals and marveling at the rich history…

Read More

So… in our last post, the sample that I showed you was pretty much representative of what the final design will look like. I’m satisfied that we’ve solidified the features for this bag and now all that’s left is to name this design, make some more show samples and write the instructions… well that’s over…

Read More

People often ask me about what qualifications I have to be a pattern designer. They are interested in whether I had formal schooling in … business startups… fashion design… website design… photography… or any of the other hats I wear nowadays. OK, most people aren’t quite that blunt when they ask. They generally veil their…

Read More

So… in our last post, I showed you some pretty big changes I made to this new design, but after some careful consideration, it turns out that sometimes one BIG change calls for another! This section is now located on the front side of the bag (right behind the flapped pouch). This move makes it…

Read More

So… in our last post I showed you the “gorilla sample” for what will eventually be our next pattern design. I generally make 5-7 samples of each design in order to truly evaluate a pattern and to also give ourselves a chance to make the PURR-fect sample for our cover! And speaking of which, let…

Read More

So….. I totally LOVE seeing pictures of the bags our customers make from our patterns! There’s not too much I like better than opening up an email that includes a picture or two of a customer-made bag, and the pictures we received last month are truly extraordinary! ALL the bags pictured below were created using…

Read More