PPC28: Don’t Worry, Be Happy!


The very second that I saw this fabric on the Riley Blake wholesale portal I fell in love with it for our next pattern design (as of yet unnamed).

After all, it has everything I always look for in a fabric, that being, It’s bright & vibrant, it has a whimsical print and it’s tailor-made for a black & white stripe contrast!

I’ll tell you more about this fabric at the end of this post, but for now…

Let’s talk about this sample!

And now let’s talk more about this wonderful fabric combo!

It’s called “Happy-Go-Lucky” and this wonderful print was designed by Jennifer Heynen for Riley Blake and I knew from the moment I saw it that it would be perfect for this design… especially after I found the perfect coordinating stripe to go with it!

And here’s the deal… if you like this print combo as much as I do, we’re carrying it on our Fabrics page. Just click HERE to find out more!

And the best part is that this bag in this particular fabric is that its Studio “Cat” approved! If you don’t believe me, check out the picture at right! (I just gotta find a name for it!)

And finally… here’s some vital info about this bag

The dimensions of this bag are- 8.5″ long X 5″ tall X 3″

The proposed release date– will most likely be published in late February or early March of 2023. I know that’s vague, but I’ll be able to be more specific in a few weeks.

And now, it’s YOUR turn!

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. Crystal Robinson on December 28, 2022 at 8:21 am

    I cannot wait to give this bag a go. It looks perfect to grab n go (the grab n go … perhaps a name for the bag) or to put in a larger bag for those full day adventures. I’m super excited for the pattern release.

    • Kat on December 28, 2022 at 8:58 am

      Thanks Crystal. Glad to hear you like this bag design. And thanks for the name suggestion, I like it, except its already in use by another designer! 🙂

  2. Beth on December 28, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    This sample is delightful! Perhaps it will be selected as the photo for the pattern cover! It’s certainly attractive enough!

    • Kat on December 28, 2022 at 2:43 pm

      Thanks Beth- Its WAY past time for me to choose a name though! I HAVE to get serious about that.

  3. Barbara Ballard on December 28, 2022 at 2:44 pm

    I love the fabric, with it’s vibrant colors. I love the size of this bag; it’s great for everyday use or, if traveling, letting you pare down to the essentials. I can’t wait!

    • Kat on December 28, 2022 at 6:31 pm

      I really appreciate these kind words Barbara! Thanks!

  4. Cathy Prwivo on December 29, 2022 at 11:53 am

    I absolutely love this bag, I am more of these people that is a minimalist when it comes to purses, and I don’t like big Bulky purses. I can’t wait for this pattern to come out. I name just blew into my head, if you’re interested. I would call it “Grab n Go”. By the way thanks for all of your efforts and for your beautiful, easy to use patterns. Can’t wait for this to come out.

    • Kat on December 29, 2022 at 7:09 pm

      Your comment has made my day Cathy! And even though I love the name youve suggested, its in use already so it wouldnt be a good idea for me to infringe. But if you have other suggestions I’m all ears and i can’t wait to show you more!

    • Kat on December 30, 2022 at 6:57 pm

      Thanks so much for these kind words Cathy! I’m so glad you like this new design and I can’t wait to show you MORE! 🙂

  5. Diane on December 29, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    How about Tuck ‘n’ Go? Tuck in your phone and go!
    Great fabric! Great design!

    • Kat on December 30, 2022 at 6:57 pm

      You know what Diane…. I kinda like this name. I’ll definitely add it to the list of possible keepers!

  6. Diane on December 30, 2022 at 6:16 am

    I love the print you chose to do it in. The size is perfect to go on trips or to the grocery store.
    Can’t wait for it to come out. Wish I could help you with a name but my mind is blank.

    • Kat on December 30, 2022 at 6:59 pm

      Thanks Diane! I’ve been carrying a gorilla sample of this design for several weeks now and its fast becoming one of my own favorites!

  7. Carolina on December 30, 2022 at 6:50 am

    Name it after your cat!

    • Kat on December 30, 2022 at 7:01 pm

      Interesting idea Carolina! Thanks for suggesting it! 🙂

  8. Alma Lou Annab on December 30, 2022 at 7:01 am

    This bag is a great take along. Travel! Shopping! I like that it’s compact, but room for everything.
    A name. Room to go!

    • Kat on December 30, 2022 at 7:02 pm

      I so agree with you Alma Lou! This little bag can hold an amazing amount of stuff! I can’t wait to show you so much MORE! 🙂

  9. Kathy on January 3, 2023 at 10:35 am

    Hou about double baggit?