PPC27: Cat Frames

So… in our last post in this series I showed you the “Gorilla sample” for for this edition of Purse Pattern Chronicles and as you might recall, even though I was pretty happy with the silhouette, there were quite a few areas that needed attention!

Here’s a good look at the front of this bag (which as of yet is still nameless). You might notice that we took some of the “curve” out of the top corner areas of the Wallet for this sample and I like this look much better.
This time I watched a few more You Tube videos about how to install a grommett and I was much more satisfied with the procedure during this round. The grommett of course will be an optional feature but for those that like to listen to music or podcasts on the run, its easy to do so discreetly with this bag. A smart phone can be stored in this generously-sized back slip pocket and the earbuds can be threaded up and thru the grommet for usage.

And now for a few words about this fun fabric from Sykel Enterprises. It’s called “Life’s Better With a Cat” and aren’t these frames adorable?

If this fabric is of interest to you, we’re currently carrying it in our online store and selling it in half-yard increments. Go HERE for more information.

And finally- here’s a few answers to the questions
we most often receive when we’re working on a new pattern design!

  • What are the dimensions? the dimensions of this bag are 8″ tall X 10″ wide X 3″
  • Will my iPad fit inside? yes, my iPad Air easily fits in the main compartment of this bag.
  • What will the name of the new pattern be? I don’t yet have a name for this design, but I’d love to hear any suggestions!
  • When can I purchase this pattern? right now, I’m looking toward an early September release of this new pattern.

And now, it’s YOUR turn!

If you have comments you’d like to share or other questions you’d like to ask about this new 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. Beth on June 13, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    This is going to be a fun design. It looks very good! Darling fabric!

    • Kat on June 13, 2022 at 1:12 pm

      Thank you Beth! I’m so excited to show you much MORE! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Alma Lou Annab on June 14, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    I love the concept. Very practical.
    Two thoughts on the โ€œwallet โ€œ. 1. The coin purse. Insert a narrow strip with a spring snap into an interior side seam. Then a small zippered bag with a ring attached can be used. The snap can also hold keys. I often do this as it keeps thing handy.
    Second, is it possible to put the credit card holder against the inside wall? It appears to come out and maybe theyโ€™d fall out. Against the inside wall easier to access.
    The fabric is adorable! Looks almost like itโ€™s pieced.

    • Kat on June 15, 2022 at 6:30 am

      Thanks for the comments Alma Lou. I appreciate your suggestions as we go forward. Do stay tuned for the next post in this series! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Charlene Samanich on June 15, 2022 at 4:51 am

    I love the new design. I would like to suggest that the credit card slots be a little lower, if possible, they seem too close to the outside edge and I doubt I would even put any cards in the top slots for fear of losing them. I also like Alma’s comment about a keg ring. I love having someplace to snap my keys onto.

    • Kat on June 15, 2022 at 6:25 am

      Good eye Charlene. I agree that the credit card area needs to come down to a lower spot, but not because they’ll fall out. They really are quite snug in there, and the wallet area really doesnt fold out that far. But do stay tuned for the next post in this series where we’ll address this and much more. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Ann on June 17, 2022 at 8:43 am

    This design looks exciting!! The ring for keys/coin purse sound good too, maybe put in a left/right option directions for people to customize the placement—–your first look post had the idea of a zipper pocket above the wallet flap—– I don’t see it now, did it need to go away?
    I really like that the wallet has room for cash and a checkbook—-maybe I can finally get rid of a separate wallet and drop the weight on my shoulder

    • Kat on June 17, 2022 at 6:59 pm

      Thanks for commenting Ann. Yes, Once I starting actually building the bag, I realized there really wasnt room for the extra zipper pocket above the Wallet/credit card area. But since there’s a zippered pocket on the inside and a full-length slip pocket on the back, I think they’ll be plenty of storage options. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Ann on June 18, 2022 at 9:08 am

    Kat, I wonder if the zip behind the currency/slip pocket that you have in the Everyday Attache would work in this wallet too? Just a thought— I love the new design and I am really looking forward to it!

    • Kat on June 18, 2022 at 12:04 pm

      Well, since there’s already a zippered pocket on the interior, I most likely will not be pursuing that, but I’m glad that overall you’ve liked what you’ve seen. ๐Ÿ™‚