PPC27: Folklorico

So… the bag I showed you in our last post featured fabric that I actually used for one of my favorite Elsie K Baglet samples, but for this round I returned to my unused fabrics stash and pulled out this this gorgeous “Folklorico” fabric from the Pajarito de Oro collection for Alexander Henry fabrics.

At long last I can finally say that everything about the design & the pattern templates is complete and good to go. I’m still not completely sold on which of the bags I’ve made so far will be on the all-important pattern cover though so stay tuned for that post… coming up SOON!
Here’s the Bag Back with its generously-sized slip pocket with a mag-snapped closure and optional grommet. I’ll be very interested to see how many folks decide to add a grommet to the back of their bag. To be honest, if I weren’t the designer for the Katalina then I would most likely opt-out of this feature for my personal use, but I do know that many of our younger customers seem excited about it!

And finally, here’s my iPad Air stored safely & securely in the main compartment. I confess I’ve never felt inclined to take my iPad with me inside my bag, but I know LOTS of our customers do so each and every day, so here’s the proof that it can in fact be done!

And 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.
  • When can I purchase this pattern? right now, I’m hoping for a late August ’22 release for this new pattern, but this may turn into early September. Fingers crossed… I’ll keep you posted.

And now… it’s YOUR turn…

It’s almost time for us to choose the one sample that best represents the Katalina Shoulder Bag and make it our cover model but I may yet make one more sample before the choice must be made. Do YOU have a favorite yet? And if you have comments you’d like to share or questions you’d like to ask 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. Beth on August 5, 2022 at 6:55 am

    Your fabrics are awesome. This bag looks great!

    • Kat on August 5, 2022 at 7:03 am

      Thanks Beth. I’m just about ready to send this pattern to the printer! 🙂

  2. Charlene Samanich on August 5, 2022 at 11:58 am

    So looking forward to this release. I have had two hand surgeries, both right and left and haven‘t been able to sew or do much of anything so i am truly looking forward to the end of August and making another great Kat design. Thank you.

    • Kat on August 5, 2022 at 12:08 pm

      That is music to my ears!
      Thanks so much!