PPC28: I’m on the Kaffe Train

So… in 19 years of designing bag patterns,
I’ve never featured fabric designed by the incomparable Kaffe Fassett
in one of my samples before, BUT…

There’s a 1st time for everything!

And actually, I’ve had this fabric in my stash for literally YEARS! I’ve considered using it several times but for some reason it just seemed right this time. Overall I like the way it turned out. I had originally intended to use a “goldish” fabric as the bias trim for that closure but reconsidered just in time to rip it all out and switch to black and I’m SO glad i did. Black looks so much better with those black with gold zips, right?

So in closing…

This is the last sample we’ve created in support of our “Double Take” pattern. Right now we’re waiting on comments and pictures from our pattern testers and feverishly putting the final touches on the instructions and pattern templates in anticipation of our 1st pattern release of 2023, sometime in mid-March.

And do stay tuned for upcoming posts both here and in our Newsletter with more specific information pertaining to this pattern release!

Because it’s Coming SOON!

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. BeverlyMcNabb on February 20, 2023 at 7:38 am

    Would be wonderful for some u tube videos on your purses, especially the bella wallet, just having a little difficulty. And videos always helps.

    • Kat on February 20, 2023 at 10:30 am

      Im sorry Beverly but videos are very expensive to produce, but have you tried using our free pdf downloads? 🙂

  2. Cathy Woods on February 20, 2023 at 10:05 am

    Love the Double. Can’t wait for the pattern to get here. Would like to see videos.

    • Kat on February 20, 2023 at 10:31 am

      Yes I know everyone would like videos but they would be very expensive to produce. Have you tried using our free pdf download tutorials? Most folks really like them. 🙂

  3. Beth on February 21, 2023 at 5:06 pm

    This is my favorite sample yet! Just gorgeous!

    • Kat on February 21, 2023 at 6:51 pm

      Thank you Beth! I dot know why I haven’t used Kaffe Fassett before????

  4. MaryB on February 22, 2023 at 4:09 pm

    Another great version. I really like the black binding with the black and gold zipper. It just seems to make the lines/features of the purse pop.

    • Kat on February 24, 2023 at 6:26 am

      Thanks so much Mary B! I agree about the black binding. I like this sample way more than I originally thought i would! 🙂

  5. Sue Martin on February 23, 2023 at 10:14 am

    Have you tried sheep or goat leather? I’ve come across some and really want to try out this design with it.

    • Kat on February 24, 2023 at 6:30 am

      Good questions Sue- I havent tried sheep or goat leather and have no idea about the thickness or flexibility of it. For that reason I would hesitate to recommend using it because a project with tighter corners (like the Double Take) can have bulky type issues with a fabric like leather. Additionally since a great deal of the construction is done with the project “inside-out”, I have had problem in the past with resources such as vinyl or leather being a bit “sticky” and difficult to get turn right side out. I would advise proceeding with caution but I’d love to know how it fares for you should you decide to use it so I can share your results with our other customers? 🙂

  6. Bunnie Cleland on February 28, 2023 at 7:21 am

    I liked the version you were carrying at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival.
    I can’t wait!! But I must.

    • Kat on February 28, 2023 at 7:28 am

      Ahhhh! That was one of the “gorilla” samples I made at the start. The design has changed a bit since then, but I fin I really enjoy carrying this bag myself! 🙂

  7. Elisabeth Harkins on February 28, 2023 at 12:39 pm

    this bag is

    THIS BAG IS FABULOUS!! I just purchased some KF to make a carryall, but I may change my mind & wait for your pattern. Where did you find those unusual zippers? Many thanks!

  8. Barb Flowers on February 28, 2023 at 1:11 pm


    I find that you instructions are very clear and quite easy to follow. The additional comments that you have for difficult areas are clear and easy to understand.

  9. Virginia on March 2, 2023 at 5:42 pm

    Lovely bag. I was wondering if you remembered what the fabric was named. You never know if you’ll get lucky and find a couple yards if you’ve got the fabric name or SKU. Anything you can tell me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    • Kat on March 3, 2023 at 6:29 am

      The selvage doesnt seem too helpful but it says “#80 Daisy” and it was made by Westminster Fabrics. I have a small amount of fabric left of it that Id be willing to send you. It’s not enough for the strap as well but you’d probably get a purse out of it. Send me your address by email if you’re interested.