Sunday, November 18, 2012


At last, we have a new and reliable source of grommets for the Fan Bag, so we can add it to the list of revamped and rebranded YOU SEW GIRL patterns. 
It's been hanging in limbo for months, so I'm very happy to announce that it's NOW available.  If you can't make it into Northcote to see us, you can ask at your favourite YOU SEW GIRL stockist to order it in for you.
The Fan Bag is an instant gratification sort of bag project.  It's super-quick and very easy to make (even for beginners).  It's fully reversible and can be made as a day or evening wristlet (or both... being reversible).   It's also a really lovely gift-wrap for small presents (think: Christmas).
Another revamping - this time as a digital download - is the Make-Up Purse.  Like the Coin Purses, it's a great way to use up scraps and offcuts and makes practical, attractive gifts.  Also like the coin purses, the instructions for this one are all about making neat zipper ends (no bunched up corners).
I've revamped the pattern completely, making 2 x sizes for 15cm/6'' zips (one is the original size and one is taller and wider) and then there's an adjustment on the larger size to make purses to fit 18cm/7'' and 20cm/8'' zippers (all the maths and patternmaking is done for you for these sizes, but you can also extend the pattern to make pencil cases or purses of any length).
Watch this space for more new patterns for Christmas gifts.  I have a few new designs on the back-burner.


Katja said...

Huge fan of digital download patterns - kudos to you, Nikki!

Tanya said...

yep- I am keen on the 'small project' digital patterns too, thanks.

Miss Vik said...

First thing I noticed was how gorgeous the ends of the zippers were, wow!

Katy Cameron said...

Ahh, finding grommets, the bane of my life! I swear the fabric shops here think notions are boring, and hence don't really bother to stock more than a few buttons and zips *sigh*

Cute pattern though :o)

Trish said...

Love, love the downloads and all of your bags, of course. Is the fan bag going to have a downloadable version, pllleease. xoxox

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