PPC28: Color Talk

So…

I have another sample of our new design to show you. I know I’ve mentioned it in other places before but I feel like I’ve been working on this design for MONTHS! And you know what? I HAVE been working on this design for months because I actually began my work in early September which should’ve meant that the test samples should’ve been sent to our testers no later than Jan 1st (considering the holidays), but in truth I only just sat down and started the final draft of the instructions & illustrations today. At this rate I’ll be lucky indeed to send the tester kits out by January 31st. But such is life, right?

So with that said, let me show you this sample!

So at first glance, it might be hard to imagine that only ONE fabric was used for this sample, but its true!
I’ll tell you more about this fabulous fabric at the end of this post, but first let’s check out a few more bag pics!
Here’s a good shot of the bag back and it ALSO gives you a really great idea of how exceptional this fabric is! (Our polka-dotted zippers look pretty great with it too!)
And just so you know… I’ve been carrying one of the gorilla samples for this design since well before the International Quilt Market & Festival and I have to say that it’s pretty much the perfect size for me! It’s compact yet roomy and easily holds everything I normally carry on an everyday basis!

And here’s a partial view of this wonderful fabric. It’s part of the “The Language of Color” collection by Chelsea Designworks for StudioE Fabrics.

For this sample I found that the multi-colored leaf section of this fabric was sized perfectly for the front & back of this bag AND…the black & white striped area was also sized perfectly for the contrast areas and strap for this design.

And finally…. here’s a News Flash!

We’ve finally decided on a name for this pattern.
We’re calling it

“the Double Take”

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!

First of all, we’d love to know what you think of the name we’ve chosen for this new pattern, And secondly, 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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Kat

38 Comments

  1. Nancy Rosa on January 13, 2023 at 8:01 am

    Looks fabulous! That fabric is terrific!



    • Kat on January 13, 2023 at 9:51 am

      Thanks Nancy! That’s high praise coming from you! πŸ™‚



  2. Barbara Ballard on January 13, 2023 at 8:34 am

    Love it! And the fabric is gorgeous! Don’t beat yourself up about how long it’s taken to get here. Life happens, and things have to adjust. I’m looking forward to future posts on this.



    • Kat on January 13, 2023 at 9:51 am

      So glad to hear it Barbara! πŸ™‚



  3. Cathy on January 13, 2023 at 8:35 am

    I really can’t wait for this pattern to be released. I prefer a smaller bag with a low profile, and this bag seems to fit the bill perfectly. Thank you for your efforts, looks like I’m going to love this one.



    • Kat on January 13, 2023 at 9:52 am

      That’s music to my ears Cathy! πŸ™‚



  4. Rosemarie on January 13, 2023 at 9:43 am

    I agree with Cathy. I love this bag and the fabric. I prefer a smaller bag as well. Looks just right for me. I haven’t done much sewing lately and this is just the ticket to get me sewing again.



    • Kat on January 13, 2023 at 9:52 am

      excellent! I’ll be glad to have this one finished at last! πŸ™‚



  5. Nancy A Blocker on January 13, 2023 at 11:49 am

    I see another bag and fabric purchase from Kat!!! Love it!



    • Kat on January 13, 2023 at 6:25 pm

      sounds GREAT to me! πŸ™‚



  6. Jo Lacy Fowler on January 13, 2023 at 12:49 pm

    You out did yourself and fabric, style and the name are perfect. I vote this one for the cover of the pattern.



    • Kat on January 13, 2023 at 6:26 pm

      Thank you SO much Jo Lacy! These are wonderful words to hear! πŸ™‚



  7. Beth on January 13, 2023 at 1:17 pm

    The name is perfect, and the fabric is too!



    • Kat on January 13, 2023 at 6:26 pm

      Thank you Beth! πŸ™‚



  8. Pat Evans on January 13, 2023 at 4:07 pm

    I want it now! Also want you to make the triple threat bag. How about a 3rd zipper section-would love that for my pistol!



    • Kat on January 13, 2023 at 6:28 pm

      Thank you Pat. Im confused about the Triple Threat Bag request since I do not have a Triple Threat Bag. I do have a Triple Play Bag and its suitable for Concealed carry as is. Would that be of interest?



  9. Lynn on January 13, 2023 at 4:44 pm

    I love the purse, the name and especially the fabric. Can’t wait to get the pattern.



    • Kat on January 13, 2023 at 6:29 pm

      And I can’t wait to be finished and send it to you! Thank you Lynn for your kind words! πŸ™‚



  10. Vera Olson on January 13, 2023 at 7:18 pm

    Oh, wow! That’s a perfect size and so beautiful!



    • Kat on January 13, 2023 at 8:35 pm

      I so agree! I’ve been carrying one of the gorilla samples for many weeks now and It’s perfect for my needs! πŸ™‚



  11. Gail M. on January 13, 2023 at 8:12 pm

    Looking forward to the pattern release. Would be perfect to carry at Paducah. How wide are the straps?



    • Kat on January 13, 2023 at 8:37 pm

      I surely hope I’ll have this pattern to Market LONG b4 the Paducah show in late April. The straps are 5/8″ wide which are proportional in relation to the bag size in my estimation. πŸ™‚



  12. Alma Lou Annab on January 13, 2023 at 11:48 pm

    Wow! Worth the wait! Compact but room for everything! Great details. The fabric is unique, and delightful.
    Well done!



    • Kat on January 14, 2023 at 8:49 pm

      Thanks so much AlmaLou! This is music to my ears! πŸ™‚



  13. Liz Flynn on January 14, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Love this bag! Can you tell me how much fabric it uses and which zipper would I need? I bought the same fabric after you posted the picture on FB. I just love that fabric! It spoke to me! I want one of you zippers to go with it. Can’t wait to make one!



    • Kat on January 14, 2023 at 8:52 pm

      Thanks for your kind words Liz! Of course there’s a good deal of fussy cutting involved with this fabric, but… if you get 1/2 yard of this particular fabric it will easily cover the exterior of this bag. πŸ™‚ It will need two 13″ zippers which are impossible to find. I have 20″ zippers which can be cut down to size.
      πŸ™‚ Just holler if you have other questions.



  14. Lisa Dianne on January 15, 2023 at 10:28 pm

    Just got your email. I am waiting patiently waiting for this new pattern to release.
    Thank you so much for all your hard work making these bag patterns.



    • Kat on January 16, 2023 at 10:16 pm

      Thank you so much for your patience. There have been so many things this Fall that have inhibited our forward progress on this pattern.
      πŸ™



  15. Connie on January 16, 2023 at 6:53 am

    I like it, the size and the name.



    • Kat on January 16, 2023 at 10:16 pm

      Thanks so much Connie!!!



  16. Jan Manire on January 16, 2023 at 6:57 am

    Wow, that’s a good looking bag. I’m not very good at making bags but this one may be the one for me.



    • Kat on January 16, 2023 at 10:17 pm

      I’m so glad you like it Jan. I have really enjoyed carrying it myself! πŸ˜‰



  17. Cheryl on January 16, 2023 at 11:37 am

    I too am a compact purse carrier…..and this newest Studio Kat design should be a big winner….as well as another for my repertoire of your designs. Congratulations. See you, I hope, in February! Go-Go-Queen



    • Kat on January 16, 2023 at 10:17 pm

      Thanks Cheryl. and YES!!! We’ll be in Hampton for the MAQF show! See you then!
      πŸ™‚



  18. Deborah Michael on January 16, 2023 at 3:26 pm

    It looks to me like it might be perfect for a waist bag with only slight modifications. I can’t wait to order it?



    • Kat on January 16, 2023 at 10:19 pm

      Hmmmm… It might be a little thick for a waist bag, but time will tell, right? πŸ™‚



  19. Dorothy M Clark on January 16, 2023 at 7:07 pm

    Love the fabric, size, and pattern. The size is what I prefer and it won’t be loaded up with everything but the kitchen sink. Which I tend to do with bigger bags. Nice going Kat. Dottie



    • Kat on January 16, 2023 at 10:19 pm

      I enjoy carrying smaller bags myself for much the same reason! πŸ™‚