PPC29: Help Us Choose the Easy Go Wallet Cover Model


with yet another pattern almost in the books, it’s time to choose the ONE wallet sample that will totally represent our new Easy Go Wallet design and become the “cover model” for the pattern cover! In order to do this, I like thinking about which of our samples would most appeal to our customers… which one would garner the most attention at those upcoming trade shows which are SO visually noisy… and especially, and perhaps more importantly, which sample would be the one most likely to compel a customer to stop & pick up that pattern for that all-important SECOND look!

But here’s the thing… before I make this decision, I’d love YOUR input!

I REALLY love hearing which bag YOU would choose to be on the cover if you were ME. Do you think it might be because pattern designing is such a solitary business and I like need the interaction? Could be….who knows? At any rate, I get a kick out of learning which would be YOUR choice and also hearing the reasoning behind your pick!

So with that, here’s the choices to consider for the Easy Go Wallet pattern.

6/6/23 – P. Carter Carpin

6/21/23 – I’ll Fly Away

6/26/23 – Cleo

7/5/23 – Cleo in Black

7/15/23 – Sea Cookies

7/19/23 – Cleo in Yellow

So… having seen your options, here’s the criteria
I would LOVE for you to consider as you make YOUR choice!

1. Consider MORE than just your personal favorite. Of course the sample you choose should be appealing to YOU, but always consider how much “universal appeal” a bag has. Would MOST people find it appealing?

2. Will it turn heads? Ideally, a cover sample should “stand out in a crowd”! By definition it’s a show bag. It’s not meant to be neutral, fade into the background or look good with virtually ANY outfit we you might wear!

3. Do the fabrics used draw attention to the design’s key features? Some prints are so “busy” that the bag features seem to disappear because all you can see is the PRINT! I strive for interesting fabric, that’s for sure, but I also want the design elements to shine thru unimpeded regardless of the fabric I’ve chosen.

4. Does the sample include ALL the design features promised in the verbiage on the cover? Because here’s the thing… the model that is chosen for the cover is the model that will MOST be associated with this design… it’ll be the “spokesmodel” so to speak. But if it’s missing an expected exterior pocket for example, then every single person who pick up that pattern at stores or shows will want to know why it doesn’t, or worse still, they’ll think they’ve actually been misled about what features that are included in the pattern!.

5. Is it photogenic? Sometimes, for reasons that I’ll never understand, (probably because of MY photography skills, or more accurately the lack thereof), certain samples just don’t photograph well. No matter the lighting…. no matter the background….no matter… what… I…. DO! But here’s the deal, no matter how pretty and ideal it is in person, if it doesn’t photograph well, or if I cannot seem to get a decent photograph of it, then it’s just NOT a good candidate for our cover! It can still be a fantastic “show bag”, but it just won’t be the best “cover model”.

6. Does it actually LOOK like “our brand”? Our goal is for our customers to be able to identify a pattern as belonging to our line without even seeing the title or our logo on the front of the pattern cover. We would be doing ourselves no favors for example, if we suddenly departed from a “formula” that’s worked for us for 19+ years and placed a model on the cover that just doesn’t look like something we would put forward!

7. Is it created with a special pieced exterior? As most of you know, I LOVE piecing my way to a unique exterior, but I’ve learned from bitter experience and quite a few scoldings from irritated customers (reference the Lollapalooza) that placing a model with such an exterior on our pattern cover is generally just NOT a good idea. BUT– if there are actual pattern pieces for this special exterior, and those pieces can be included in the pattern package itself (reference the Uptown Saddlebag or the HipBag Hybrid, then it CAN in fact be placed on the front cover.

So…there you have it! Are you ready to have a little FUN?

Because now it’s time for YOU to put on YOUR “designer hat”! …So after reconsidering all SEVEN of these samples with the above criteria in mind, I’d love to know which one YOU would choose to grace the cover of our new Easy Go Wallet pattern. Just leave your preference in the Comments Section below

But don’t forget—I would also enjoy hearing the reasoning behind your choice. 🙂 And do stay tuned for the next post in this edition of Purse Pattern Chronicles to see how closely your choice mirrored ours when I reveal which model really will be on the cover of our new pattern. I’m SO looking forward to seeing your comments! You probably don’t know this, but this is one of my two most favorite posts of the whole year!

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  1. Alma Lou Annab on July 24, 2023 at 6:06 am

    Over all the simplicity catches my eye. Easy to make, and to personalize in a choice of fabrics.
    For the cover model I’d choose Cleo in Yellow. The color and fabric are eye catching and show off the design as well. It will show nicely as a product example.

    • Ellen Fontaine on July 24, 2023 at 7:03 am

      I choose ‘Will it Go Round in Circles’. This one shows both strap options. It is bright, but the fabric doesn’t distract from the design.

  2. Pat on July 24, 2023 at 6:24 am

    Will It Go Round in Circles

    • Judy Horras on July 24, 2023 at 11:53 pm

      P. Carter Carpin on front and I’ll Fly Away on back! Both are pleasing color combinations. Each shows a different set of hardware possibilities.

  3. Kate on July 24, 2023 at 6:48 am

    While I am partial to the one in my Sea Cookies :), the one with the green binding, Will it go Round in Circles, really pops off the page and says- Look at me!

  4. Susan on July 24, 2023 at 7:03 am

    P. Carter Carpin

  5. Phyllis on July 24, 2023 at 8:15 am

    I think Sea Cookies has a happy vibe, and the cute print doesn’t distract from the design as much as some of the others.

  6. Francoise Bourgoinn on July 24, 2023 at 8:47 am

    as I love cats so much, I chose Cleo, this fabric is just amazing and love the wallet

    • Nancy Bane on July 24, 2023 at 10:19 pm

      I like sea cookies. It popped off the screen and made me smile. It is also easy to see the design of the piece.

  7. Joan O'Malley on July 24, 2023 at 9:00 am

    I chose P.Carter Carpinteria. I tried the blue letters and it worked on the second try. Thanks for encouraging me to try again. When can we by this pattern?

  8. Deb Reilly on July 24, 2023 at 10:28 am

    I choose ‘Will it Go Round in Circles’.

  9. Charlene Samanich on July 24, 2023 at 12:37 pm

    The “Cleo” from 6/26/23. Just a “Cat Crazy Lady”.

  10. Karen Blevins on July 24, 2023 at 1:15 pm

    Will It Go Round in Circles.
    Very much an attention grabber.

  11. Gail on July 24, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    P carter.

  12. Lyn Mc on July 24, 2023 at 3:57 pm

    I would choose Will it Go Round in Circles as I think its the pop of the binding which makes it stand out but compliments the fabric so well, without overpowering the fabric.

  13. Irene Taylor on July 24, 2023 at 4:09 pm

    Cleo of course! Eye catching and suits your company name.
    2. Would be will it go round in circles. Seems to be brighter than other choices.

  14. Dixie on July 24, 2023 at 8:49 pm

    I like the “Sea Cookies” sample. It has nice bright colors, and the pattern isn’t too busy which makes it easier to see the design details of the wallet.

  15. Gloria on July 26, 2023 at 3:24 pm

    Cleo. I love the whimsical cat faces. Good size for all your summer run abouts both casual and evening. Ps: wish you had dachshunds i’m a dog lover.

  16. Kat on July 27, 2023 at 5:16 am

    Thank you SO much for all of your comments and choices. I SO enjoy reading them and I’ve taken them ALL into consideration! Please stay tuned to see what model we place on the pattern cover for the Easy Go Wallet. We’ll reveal that next week! 🙂

    • Deb on July 29, 2023 at 6:21 pm

      Will it go Round in Circles because it’s eye catching with it’s bright colors. It looks like your brand and it shows both handle styles. It looks like an easy pattern too. I also like Cleo in yellow for all of the above reasons and having a hand on the photo gives the viewer a sense of size.

  17. Karen Martin Ruby on July 27, 2023 at 10:35 pm

    I love Cleo in yellow! It looks like a fun wallet. I do have a suggestion; I recently purchased a purse on the Internet. It looked like it would hold lots of credit cards. The slots are too SMALL! I really don’t want to cut all my cards to make them fit!!
    I recently got a new kitty. His name is Checkers because he is black and white. He was a rescue and has a few problems. His meow is very soft and he doesn’t purr. He is five, I didn’t want to break in a kitten. I have not had a kitty for about 3 years, but decided I needed someone to talk to.

    Also please let me know how I can order your pattern and the fabric when it is available.
    Thanks, Karen

  18. Linda on July 27, 2023 at 11:07 pm

    I love the vibrant colors of I’ll fly away. The name and colors match and make me happy just looking at it. Can hardly wait for the pattern to become public. Thank you

  19. Barb Flowers on July 28, 2023 at 12:54 pm


    I love the just plain Cleo. The cats mark off many of your must haves. I also like the Cleo in yellow. It is very elegant and would certainly turn heads and show off all of the elements of this darling pattern.

    Best of luck deciding which is going to be your star!


  20. Sandy Bloniarz on July 28, 2023 at 3:39 pm

    I vote for Cleo 6-26-23. It shows all the features of the wallet. Also the fabric is eye catching and makes you want to know more about the wallet.

  21. Carol Hansen on July 30, 2023 at 8:43 am

    I think “go around in circles” highlights the details of the bag, also the hardware. I think either one of the hand-held samples shows the actual size very well. Using both together on the pkg would be great!

  22. Sheila Wagner on July 30, 2023 at 7:47 pm

    I vote for P CARTER CARPIN