PPC28: Wave at Me!

So… after revealing an unprecedented THREE gorilla samples, I’ve made TWO GIGANTIC changes to this sample, which I promise will be the first REAL sample of what will eventually be the next new pattern we add to our line sometime in early 2023.

And finally, in this side view shot, you can see that we’re utilizing a very tiny 3/8″ D-ring here and another brand new and very easy way of designing the strap attachment for this bag.

And now a word about the fabric I used for this sample which is called “Whirling Striations” and is part of the Fractal Flowers collection by Art Loft for StudioE Fabrics. When I first got it in the mail, I wasn’t so sure I liked it but now that the bag is finished I find it quite compelling.

I still maintain that I prefer the bias tape binding to be of the same fabric as the bag itself (with the exception of the Flap), but I do concede that the side areas of the bag could include a complimentary, contrasting fabric and I have some fabric pairings lined up to do just that in a couple of future samples, so stay tuned for that?

In the meantime, if you like this fabric and would like to pick up some to include in your growing stash, or to be used to create a bag like this when the pattern is released, you can get more information about procuring some for yourself by going HERE.

And now that the design elements are settled for this design,
it’s time to start thinking about a name for this bag!

I’ve mentioned in the past and its still increasingly true, that naming a bag is one of the toughest and most frustrating part of designing due to the fact that a bag name needs to be completely original to avoid confusion and copyright issues. So… if you have any bright ideas you’d like to share I’m all ears! You can do so below or feel free to email me privately at info@studiokatdesigns.com.

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. Charlene Samanich on December 7, 2022 at 9:03 am

    I love it! Now I have to start thinking about what colors I want to make it in! I might have missed it, but can you tell me what the dimensions are for this bag?

    • Kat on December 7, 2022 at 2:03 pm

      Good question Charlene and yes, now that the design is basically finalized, it IS time to share the dimensions. This bag is 8.5″wide X 5″ tall X 3″ from front to back! 🙂

    • Diane Cockman on December 7, 2022 at 7:41 pm

      Looks like a lovely bag. I love the material you used.

      • Kat on December 7, 2022 at 9:06 pm

        Thank you Diane. I can’t wait to show you even MORE! 🙂

  2. Beth on December 7, 2022 at 12:17 pm

    Your new design is lovely!

    • Kat on December 7, 2022 at 2:03 pm

      Thanks Beth! That’s nice of you to say!