PPC28: A French Connection


at first glance you might be thinking that the fabric I used for this particular Double Take sample is out of character from our norm… and to tell you the truth I was surprised myself when I chose this fabric!

And you know what? I was second-guessing this choice myself up until the point where this bag was actually finished and now…


So with that said, let me give you a few more looks to consider!

Because once again I utilized a 4-border print for this sample. It’s part of the “Le Chateau” collection by Max & Louise for Andover Fabrics. I really loved working with this fabric but unfortunately it’s out of my reach to carry in our online store.

So in closing… here’s some vital info concerning the “Double Take” pattern that you might like to know.

The dimensions are– 8.5″ long X 5″ tall X 3″

The anticipated release date– this pattern is currently out for testing with our amazing team of pattern testers & will most likely be published in early March of 2023.

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. MaryB on February 8, 2023 at 6:58 pm

    I really like this fabric with this pattern. The green is a little different from the norm but the energy is there. And the black binding with the zippers ups the classy factor. This version makes me happy at first glance.

    • Kat on February 8, 2023 at 8:24 pm

      Thanks MaryB. I only have one more sample to show you! 🙂 We’re getting close now!

  2. Diane on February 9, 2023 at 2:45 pm

    I think the fabric is lovely and I prefer a flap as opposed to an open front/back pocket. I’d need this to be a but wider to hold about 10 cards (several loyalty cards as well as CC) 😉

    The pattern is looking good and I can hardly wait to see the end result. Well done.

    • Kat on February 9, 2023 at 8:48 pm

      Thanks for the kind words Diane and additional Card Caddie’s can always be added if preferred.

  3. Kim on February 15, 2023 at 2:04 am

    The pattern looks amazing. Is there any reason I can’t put a flap on the other side of the bag as well?

    • Kat on February 15, 2023 at 7:11 am

      Thanks for commenting Kim. I’m not sure what a flap on the other side would accomplish unless you wanted the flap to go over the secret niche area which would mean that that particular pouch would have a flap on both sides of that zipper? It of course would need to be a longer flap for that to work. Good luck as you proceed. 🙂

  4. Janet S on February 15, 2023 at 5:10 am

    I thought I was done making purses as I have 2 large bins full in my closet, but I am anxiously awaiting this new one. I love it and can’t wait to make one. Guess I need to give some older ones away to make room??

    • Kat on February 15, 2023 at 7:12 am

      I have trouble letting go of the bags I make… how about you?

      • Janet S on February 18, 2023 at 5:47 am

        well, yes, that’s true, too…

  5. Charlene Samanich on February 15, 2023 at 6:55 am

    I’m looking forward to making this one. Guess it’s time to start thinking about what colors I want, hmmm.

    • Kat on February 15, 2023 at 7:13 am

      Can’t wait to see what you decide upon! 🙂

  6. Charlene Samanich on February 15, 2023 at 6:57 am

    I forgot to mention that you did an amazing job of lining up the fabric on the flap with the fabric on the front of the bag! How hard was it to do that because I think I like the 4 stripe idea.

    • Kat on February 15, 2023 at 7:14 am

      I’ve gotten so I really like using 4-border prints and I think its a little easier to fussy-cut as there are FOUR opportunities to match up the print components.

  7. jacqueline on February 15, 2023 at 8:34 am

    l ove this bag, it will be on my wish list. also love the fabric. I will definitely will start looking at border prints differently. Thanks for the preview.

    • Kat on February 15, 2023 at 9:46 am

      Glad to hear it because for smaller bags you just about can’t beat a border print! 🙂

  8. Vreni B-C on February 15, 2023 at 9:58 am

    I also love this bag and I agree with using border prints! They do make the whole process easier and I think you end up using less fabric, or at least utilzing the fabric better. One thing that was hard to see – is there binding around the back section? I can see what looks like self bias binding on the front pocket, and I kind of understand it, but wondered if it’s mirrored on the back. I think I’ll have to order this one when it’s released!!

    • Kat on February 15, 2023 at 6:18 pm

      Good question but NOPE! There’s no binding on the back! 🙂