So… in our last post we had a little fun letting YOU be the designer and choosing which of our bag samples YOU would choose to grace the pattern cover for our first pattern design for 2021, the Gemini FlightBag. Thanks SO much to everyone who participated! Pattern design can be rather solitary work and I always…

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So… over the course of developing the Gemini FlightBag I came across a brand new product called “WovenFuse2” which promised to be the BEST cotton woven interfacing for handbags, “easily surpassing” the performance of all other cotton woven interfacings currently on the market. And since I’ve been on the hunt for the “perfect interfacing” for…

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So… with yet another pattern almost in the books, it’s time to choose the ONE bag sample that truly represents the Gemini FlightBag design 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 gather the most attention at…

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So…. I totally LOVE seeing pictures of the bags our customers make from our patterns! There’s not too much I like better than opening up an email that includes a picture or two of a customer-made bag, and the pictures we recived last month are truly extraordinary! ALL the bags pictured below were created using…

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So… today we’re revealing the last sample we’ve created in support of our new pattern design, the Gemini FlightBag. This pattern has taken a good deal longer to get from sketch to market, partially because of the holidays, and partially because I caught Covid-19 with the accompanying brain fog associated with it mid-way thru the…

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So… in our last post I showed you a bag that I totally had FUN making, and every once in a while it’s nice to cut loose and make something that’s just for fun, right? But now we only have one more sample to make after this one and then it’s time to choose one…

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So… in our last post I showed you a seriously beautiful sample that should perform quite well for us at retail shows, but here’s the deal… as much as I LOVE making show samples, every now and again I get a kick out of making a “novelty” sample! But from the moment I saw these…

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So… in our last post I told you we’d decided on the name for our new design (the Gemini FlightBag) and now we’re ready to crank out a few more show samples on the way to publishing this new pattern! But here’s the deal, the moment I saw Tula Pink’s “LineWork” fabric collection for Free…

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So… in the course of making this newest sample, I decided to try out yet ANOTHER new interfacing! I guess thats another thing that happens when I have so much time on my hands… I get to do quite a bit of research on a wide variety of topics! Anyway… in our last post I…

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So…. as I said in my last post in this series, I recently came across a new product (to me that is) called Decovil Light and since it came so highly recommended I thought I’d give it a try. I was told it would add additional body without stiffness but as it turns out, it…

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