PPC25: SeaGlass

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 found this fabric at the Mountain QuiltFest ’21 and it was love at first sight!

I had an extremely hard time however choosing which of our zippers to pair with it! The transparent zippers would have worked well, but zippertape for that zipper feels and behaves like it has a good deal of plastic in it which makes it NOT likely to “give” at ALL when applying it to relatively sharp curves such as are encountered in this design.

I could’ve gone with my longtime standby… our black & white ministriped zippers… but I decided instead to take a chance on our silver-on-silver zips and you know what? I’m pretty happy with the resulting look!

And for this sample and perhaps going forward, I’m using exterior fabric for the “Ring Tabs”. It will of course be up to you which fabric you’ll choose to make your tabs in, but for the purposes of photographing this design I think I’ll stick with option as it SO much easier for you to “see” how these new style works!

So now… let’s talk about some important stuff…

the fabric: was designed by an independent fabric designer, PCarterCarpins that I met at the Mountain Quilt Fest. She doesn’t wholesale her fabrics (which means I can’t resell it), but you can pick up some for yourself here– .

Here’s the fabric details –

Blue Jellybeans– exterior fabric

Blue Printed Lace– contrast fabric

Other Important Stuff…

the size: 8.5″ wide X 6″ tall X 3.5″

the anticipated release date: it’s still a little early in the process so far but right now I’m hoping to be able to publish this pattern sometime in mid to late August 2021. And finally….

We Need to name This Design! If you have an bag name you’d like to suggest we’re all ears! Please send all suggestions to: info@studiokatdesigns.com

And Now… it’s YOUR Turn!

If you have comments or suggestions you’d like to share about this design in general or this sample in specific, please feel free to leave either or both in the space provided below.

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Kat

9 Comments

  1. cheryl D EMERSON on June 28, 2021 at 9:38 am

    love this pattern – may even be better than the everyday attache (which so far is my all time favorite)! Can’t wait for the pattern to try!

    • Kat on June 28, 2021 at 6:33 pm

      This is music to my ears! Thanks Cheryl! 🙂

  2. Vicki on June 28, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    I like this pattern a lot. I really like the idea of not having to carry a wallet. Anxious for the release of your new design.

    • Kat on June 28, 2021 at 6:33 pm

      I do too! It frees up so much space for other things! 🙂

  3. Alma Lou Annab on June 29, 2021 at 11:15 am

    I like this one too. A nice sized carry all. Elegant and practical at the same time.

    • Kat on June 29, 2021 at 5:20 pm

      thanks Alma Lou! 🙂

  4. Corinne on June 30, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    I began with your Walkabout Wallet. My next was Everyday Attaché. I am ready for this newest design. I really like the card holder design. I wish I could think of a catchy name.

    • Kat on June 30, 2021 at 6:45 pm

      Thanks so much Corinne! I think you’ll love this new design too!
      🙂

  5. Beth on July 1, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    The fabric looks like sea glass to me (rather than jellybeans) and the zippers are perfect with the starfish pulls! I like this design very much! It has lots of storage potential.

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