PPC26: A Mandala Effect

So… in our last post in this series I showed you
the 1st true sample of what will eventually be our first new pattern design for 2022!

This was a really fun sample to make. For those of you that have been following us for some time, You know how much I LOVE to use focal print fabrics and this print by Katia Hoffman hit ALL the right notes for me… but I’ll tell you more about this wonderful fabric later in this post!
Here’s an overhead view of this bag. As you can see, the back pouch for this design is taller than the front pouch and for this round, I did make a small adjustment on the Flap, making it just a tad shorter than in previous rounds. I like the change this makes and I’ll stick with it!
Both of these Pouches are really quite deep and after carrying an early sample of this design for a few weeks, I have found that I can even place my wallet in the back pocket on its end, even though one can easily go without a wallet altogether given the detail in the center of this bag.

And now a few words about this wonderful fabric by Katia Hoffmann for Windham Fabrics. This particular fabric is part of Katia’s Talisman Collection and we’re now making it part of our fabric offerings on our website where we’re pairing it with another print from her collection, a black fabric with gold rings.

For more info about this Talisman duo, which is perfecto for our 1st new design for 2020, click HERE
psst… it’s perfect for this design!

AND finally, here’s a BIG Announcement!

After much trepidation and a LOT of anxiety, I’ve finally settled on a name for this new design and I feel pretty good about it. I hope you agree. We’ll be calling our new pattern,

the Bella BiFold

Vital Info about this bag pattern-

  • Bag Dimensions- 9″ wide X 9 1/4″ tall X 3″
  • Fabric Requirements- 1/2 yard exterior, 1/3 yard contrast, 3/4 yard lining
  • We’re aiming for a pattern release in late March ’22.

And now… it’s YOUR turn!

Do you think this name fits this new design?
And what do you think about this new fabric line by Katia Hoffman?
If you have comments or suggestions you’d like to share with us 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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  1. BARBARA BALLARD on February 18, 2022 at 6:33 am

    Love the pattern and the fabric! I like the size. to go without a wallet, I’d put a small change purse down in the center, for easy reach. Can’t wait to get this!

    • Corinne Haehl on February 18, 2022 at 10:18 am

      The change purse is a good idea. You could make it in matching fabric.

  2. Mary B on February 18, 2022 at 8:07 am

    This is GORGEOUS! And the fussy cutting on the flap is spot on. Beautiful, Kat!

    • Kat on February 18, 2022 at 8:17 pm

      Thank you Mary! Cant wait to show you even MORE!

  3. Andrea on February 18, 2022 at 9:35 am

    Wow this pattern is awesome and I cant wait to get it. The name is perfectly chosen. Regards from Germany, Andrea

    • Kat on February 18, 2022 at 8:18 pm

      Thanks Andrea, I so appreciate your kind words! 🙂

  4. Corinne Haehl on February 18, 2022 at 10:21 am

    The fussy cut tab is amazing. The name works well. Time to look for my fabric.

    • Kat on February 18, 2022 at 8:19 pm

      Thank you Corinne! I’m looking forward to what you decide upon! 🙂

  5. Judy on February 18, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    I think this is a great pattern and the name is perfect. The fabric is great but may be not for me. I think the size is just great. Are you taking orders yet? Thank you. Judy

    • Kat on February 18, 2022 at 8:22 pm

      Thanks so much Judy! I’m afraid that taking pre-orders just doesnt work with our system but I’m so glad you like what you see! 🙂

  6. Gillian !ee on February 25, 2022 at 5:12 pm

    Hi Ka t this bag is stunning I love it can’t wait for this and love the fabric going to see what the rest of her range is like I agree the coin purse is a good idea I think I would finish the ends of the zips as well best wishes Gill xx❤❤

    • Kat on February 28, 2022 at 6:06 am

      Thanks so much Gillian! Cant wait to show you even MORE!