I first met Sara from Sew Sweetness nearly 3 years ago when we were doing a sew along for Amy Butler’s Style Stitches. At the time she was just beginning to get her patterns together, submitting to magazines and building up to what has become a stratospheric rise through the pattern world.
It’s easy to see why Sara’s patterns are so popular, with lots of photos and page upon page of detailed instructions on how to put them together. Last year she came out with her first book, Big City Bags, and is currently working on her second. She has also just been announced as one of the collaborators on the Art Gallery Fabrics Limited Edition Project, and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with.
Her pattern store right now contains 18 assorted bag and purse patterns, plus her book, with projects for all ages, from kids to adults. If I were to win the 3 PDFs that are on offer for the Finish Along prize, here’s what I would go for:
I’ve been promising myself a new lunch bag for, erm, about 5 years now, and I love that this comes with several variations to fit my various sizes and shapes of lunch box.
I like the pleated front to this, it lifts the bag in a way a plain flap would not.
Well you all know I already have this pattern, but I think you all need it too! It’s a perfect weekend bag, the right size for carry on luggage (even for the tight arses at Ryanair), and it’s a quick pattern to make.
Head over and check out all the patterns, you won’t be disappointed!
Everyone should have several hand made bags, lovely selection.
I love Sara's patterns! She is crazy talented!
Her bags almost have me convinced I could actually do one !
Love her patterns. Just have to convince myself to make a bag one day. Bit like your lunch bag. It may be a while. Unless I win some patterns that is!
*blissful sigh* Sara's bags are awesome. As is she. I've pattern tested for her and she's so so helpful!
I love Sew Sweetness's bag patterns! They are so easy to follow and amazing!
I love all the bags. But!!! Sorry no time for sewing bags at the moment.
These are all so lovely, but I need yo start simple, as I just make quick reversible tote bags: no interfacing, no zips, just 1/2 m of two fabrics, and an hour's work!