The Angler – a Twist with Style

Introducing the perfect class project!

The Angler just might be the “catchiest” bag yet! A flat layout makes for a nifty, unique design that can be sewn up quickly using fabric, vinyl mesh, clear vinyl, printed vinyl, jelly vinyl, cork, faux leather – the possibilities are endless! This bag can be stitched with as little as four seams when using cork or faux leather. Add a binding to vinyl mesh screen for a pop of color!

Tote cosmetics, pencils and markers, phone accessories, etc. with a flair of style. Fits nicely into a large purse or tote and is great for travel. Three sizes are included in the pattern. When taught in a three hour class every student finished at least two bags and some up to six bags. The sizes range from 4 x 7″ to 6 x 9″.

This is a great class to familiarize your students with cork, jelly vinyl, or jelly mesh. You can use zippers by the yard and show them how to use the Gypsy Quilter Zipper Jig to add zipper pulls.

Change or add a zipper pull with ease. Place the zipper pull in the appropriate channel with the zipper pull facing the back side of the jig. Place the ends of the zipper tape into the pull with the teeth also facing the back of the jig. Give a little tug on both tapes at once and your zipper pull is installed. It’s that easy.

The pattern is due to arrive next week so place your orders now. Don’t forget to order cork, vinyl, zipper pulls, zippers and the jig as well. What a great demo opportunity!

New Strappings from Sallie Tomato

This bright, colorful “strapping” webbing will be one of your new favorite items to add to your bags, purses, duffle bags & more! This material is closely-woven together tape, used for making secure & stylish straps!  Made with 100% polyester. It is 1 1/2″ wide and comes in 50 yard spools. Sallie Tomato knows how to add a touch of class at a reasonable price!

Here are a few of the 25 options available:

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Visit our website to see the entire collection. Some are in stock, others will be arriving shortly so place your orders now.

New from By Annie

These are three new patterns By Annie and “reboots” of two favorites! You know if they are By Annie, they are quality through and through! Minimal supplies and just a little bit of time are all you need to make this simple wallet in three versions: one pocket, two pocket, and three pocket.

Use them to organize and carry cash, credit cards, loyalty cards, coupons, and more. Tuck in a gift card as a perfect gift for anyone on your list! The wallets are sized to fit in a pocket or small purse and have a flap with a hook & loop closure for secure storage.

Carry all the essentials in this streamlined wallet/purse in two sizes. Each purse features a flap that folds over and closes easily with hidden magnetic snaps. Multiple pockets inside and out make organization easy and are sized to carry everything from money and credit cards to a phone or checkbook.

A slip pocket on the exterior back is perfect for quick access to a phone, keys, shopping list, or other small items.Inside are several additional pockets: a small zippered pocket for coins, makeup, or other small items; a larger zippered pocket for currency or other larger items you want to keep safe and secure; and an even larger slip pocket which is perfect for a phone or checkbook!

Hidden between the interior zippered pockets and the slip pocket is another small compartment — it’s a good spot for a shopping list or keys! And beyond the slip pocket is another hidden pocket unit with slots to hold credit cards, room keys, loyalty cards, cash, and more.

Use the adjustable, detachable strap to carry the purse over the shoulder, crossbody, or around the waist. Or detach the strap and carry it as a clutch. Extra-easy to make, assembly of these stylish purses involves no quilting and NO bindings.

Hit the courts in style with this backpack designed to carry rackets, balls, gear, and more. It’s perfect for anyone who travels or has an active lifestyle. You’ll love its large easily-accessible interior. Slip and zippered pockets plus expanding dividers organize everything from personal needs to water bottles. Carry with quick-grab handles or use the adjustable padded straps to carry as a backpack. A trolley sleeve on back makes travel extra easy!

NOTE: This project has many pieces and multiple layers so is recommended for intermediate to advanced sewists using a sewing machine that can handle bulk. Courtside is an involved project that makes a great class for intermediate to advanced sewists. Students need a machine that can handle bulk, so it won’t be appropriate for many small take-to-class machines.

We recommend that students read the pattern and watch the Add-on Videos before coming to class. To make best use of class time, we also recommend that they come to class with everything cut out and labeled for their project and that they complete the basic steps to cut and quilt the fabrics for the project.

So, they should complete all of step I. Cut and Quilt on pages 2 and 3 BEFORE coming to class.

Pretty and practical, these zippered bags with side handles and diagonal borders are quick and easy to make. The pattern includes complete instructions for bags in three sizes. They make great gifts!

SMALL: This smart bag will carry your most important beauty supplies or other personal items and will fit easily in many purses or bags.

MEDIUM: Not too small and not too big, this bag fits neatly into a larger purse or your favorite tote and will carry and protect a variety of supplies.

LARGE: For more than the basics, this spacious bag holds bottles, brushes, and more. Use it to organize a diaper bag or use more masculine fabrics to make a great toiletry bag for a guy.

Ditty Bags 2.0 is an update of our popular Ditty Bags pattern which was originally released in 2012. In addition to greatly improving the illustrations, we updated the instructions to make assembly easier and included instructions for working with directional fabrics. We put handles on both ends and changed the border to a diagonal border, adding the option of embellishing the border with decorative ribbon. We slightly tweaked some of the measurements and improved the process of attaching the Bag Sides to make a bag that ends up nice and square and stands up easily.

Carry lunch (or daily needs) in style in these compact yet roomy bags! Each features a zip-around, gusseted closure and sturdy base. Outer slip pockets and interior mesh pockets hold an ice pack, napkins, utensils, and more. ByAnnie’s Soft and Stable gives great stability, provides insulation for contents, and ensures that the bag will look great after repeated use/laundering.

The bags are also perfect for storing an iron at home or carrying it to class. The small bag will hold a mini iron such as the Oliso Mini and the large will fit many standard home irons. Be sure to measure your iron before sewing.

Out to Lunch 2.0 is an update of our popular Out to Lunch pattern which was originally released in 2016. In addition to improving the illustrations, we added a second size, updated the instructions to make assembly easier, improved the process of attaching the side panels to each side, and
added hardware to the handles which gives the option of attaching a carrying strap.

You will LOVE this new version!

There are Add-on Videos™ available for these patterns. The Add-on Videos™ are specially designed to support specific parts of the patterns and help the customer learn our best techniques. They don’t replace the patterns — it will enhance their sewing experience. To support local quilt shops, related paper patterns include a coupon for the value of the Add-on Video. This is a $5.00 value. Customers can then use the coupon to get the video for free on the website.

All of these patterns are due to arrive any day so place your orders now!

Seat Belt Bag Kits

Introduce your customers to something new! Stitch up a seat belt webbing Roundabout Bag! This kit contains pattern, seat belt webbing, and strap hardware – just add fabric, interfacing and zippers. Seat belt webbing is extremely durable, easy to clean, and easy to sew on a home machine. The Roundabout Bag is a roomy, cross body bag that features a braid design on the front and back, adjustable strap, zipped top, and multiple interior pockets. The kit is for a tall bag measuring 11 x 10 x 2 inches. It is available in two colorways.

The Motor City Seat Belt Tote features a lovely “braid’ design on both front and back. Features include a zipped top closure and and interior zipped pocket and a divided “open window” pocket. This kit is for a tall bag measuring 16 x 12 x 3 3/4 inches. It is available in 2 different colorways.

The tote features 2 exterior slip pockets, flap accent with metal ring, zipped interior, zipped gusset closure and handles. This kit is for a medium size bag measuring 15 1/2 x 11 x 3 3/4 inches and is available in multiple colorways.

The Dopp Kit makes this classic dopp kit for the special guy (or gal!) in your life. It’s the perfect gift for husband, boyfriend, groomsmen, travelers – well, just about everybody! The Dapper Dopp Kit is a timeless design that has a roomy interior for all those daily grooming products and a fully zipped top to keep them secure. The pull tabs and a side handle make for easy opening and carrying. This kit makes a large size bag that measures 10 x 6 1/2 x 3 1/2” (25x17x9cm) in two different colorway options.

And, last but not least,a Carbage Carrier – you’ve got to love the name!

All of these kits are due to arrive this month, so place your orders now!

New from Sookie Sews

Need some instant gratification while learning new skills? These projects can be finished in a class! Keep your valuables safe in your closet under your clothing. Traditional safes are easy to spot and not portable. The hanger safe is neatly hidden under a jacket and even placed under a low cut blouse. The front is finished with five rolled hem pintucks and flat lace insertion. This creates the appearance of a feminine heirloom camisole, also making it difficult for a thief to identify its true purpose. The loops have delicate flatlock detail and above the decorative front, there is a zippered pocket extending the length of the safe with a lovely touch of scalloped edge lace along the bottom. Lastly, there is a hidden zipper pocket underneath for even more security and perfectly fits two passports. The entire safe is made on a serger! These extra presser feet are required: Blindstitch foot and 5mm Piping foot. This is a must have item for your closet or next travel getaway. Finished size 16in x 16in with straps included.

Get festive for the holidays using decorative and functional stitches on your serger. Stitch up this giant candy cane patterned table runner along with coordinating simple napkins and ties. On the table runner, the stripes are fused to the main fabric. Then the raw edges are finished like applique with a coverstitch with decorative thread. In between each stripe are three decorative thread chainstitches to carry out the candy cane theme. Around the outside is nicely finished piping around the curves and it is fully lined allowing for the option of having it reversible, 5mm Piping foot required. The napkins have two size options and are a basic two tone completely lined with rolled hem ties to wrap around. Slip a little candy candy inside for added decoration. Enjoy stitching this up while learning more about your machine. Final Dimensions Table Runner 34” x 13-1/2” and Napkins either 14” or 18” Square

Get dolled up and look festive in the Mrs. Santa Serger apron. The adjustable neck strap and front are constructed with decorative flatlock stitches. The waistband has a clever way of attaching to the skirt along with professionally pointed mitered tails. The best part of this adorable apron is the bottom of the skirt. There are the two rows of beautiful coverstitch gathers with the perfectly attached binding along the bottom edge. The apron is fully lined, made entirely on the serger with a little hand sewing touches. These are the specialty Serger feet required: Blindstitch foot and Double Fold Binder 36mm plus accessory holder. Final Dimensions 22” x 28-1/2” One size fits most.

This useful and sophisticated caddy is designed to drape over the arm of your couch with one end tucked under the cushion and the other holding essentials. There are a total of three pockets, two along the bottom ideal for housing remotes, cell phones, and glasses with a larger pocket for tablets, books, and magazines. The pockets are neatly wrapped with contrasting binding finished with a narrow coverstitch. The front has a series of decorative cover and chainstitches along with each side featuring a row of piping adding structure and style. The entire caddy is made on a serger with these required specialty feet and accessories: Piping 5mm Large and Double Fold Binder 36mm plus accessory holder. Final Dimensions Overall 29” x 3-1/2”, Top Pocket 6” tall, Bottom Pocket 9” tall.

These patterns all have video support available on her website.

Imagine a garden full of flowers that appear to be hand stitched yet can be whipped up on an embroidery machine. This scooped bottom crossbody bag is made entirely In-the-Hoop, even the 3mm wide zipper installation is finished with an embroidery machine! There is a lovely touch of cork along the top, cork loops for the D-Rings, and an adjustable strap made with quilt cotton with removable swivel hooks. The bag is fully lined with a tiny bit of hand stitching at the end. Check our website for hoop sizes and formats.

Stitch up this sophisticated cross body with your embroidery machine. The zipper is installed flawlessly with the embroidery machine. Above the zipper is a touch of cork and along the bottom with a curvy shape resembling a high end purse. At the top are two D-Rings wrapped with cork to hold the adjustable shoulder strap. The bag is fully lined with a tiny bit of hand stitching at the end.

These patterns are due to arrive in September so place your orders now.

Poorhouse Quilt Designs Explores Stripes

Kristine Poor highlights striped prints in this table décor duo! Use beautiful floral stripes for a traditional look or cut different stripes from a desert stripe as shown on the front cover. Kitting is easy with just 4 fabrics. Placemats finish at 13″ x 19″; table runner finishes at 13″ x 42″. Create a class using stripes – first class focuses on cutting stripes; second class finishes with assembly and quilting ideas. Walking foot quilting is a great option for this project.

Shine the spotlight on beautiful stripe prints to provide the “Wow” factor in this tote! Not all stripes are the same – varying the width of the stripe will change the look of the tote. This is another great opportunity to explore stripes in a class. Easy zipper top closure is included. Finishes at 16″ x 10″ x4″ deep.

This cute apron looks great in the garden or in the kitchen! Make bonus potholders from leftover fabric from apron. Includes video for making apron using large panels – a fun seaonal sample for your shop! Apron finishes at 33″ long; potholders are 8″ square.

The patterns are due to arrive 9/1/23 so place your orders now.

I Love This Concept by Sallie Tomato

The Mini Pattern Series – affordable accessory patterns with YouTube tutorials available! There are 10 to choose from so why not start a series of classes? They can be made in an afternoon and showcase hardware and materials from her line. What a great introduction to these products!

Vinny is a versatile beverage tote that holds cans and bottles for a picnic; or makes the perfect holder for hostess and holiday gifts! Designer, Jennifer Reinke, was inspired to create this tote to gift bottles of wine, named after the movie, My Cousin Vinny.

Walk, Don’t Run is a compact accessory to keep important items close and easy to grab. Choose to create a wristlet or lanyard for your preferred carry option. Attach keys, ID holders, novelty key chains, or even clip a tassel cap to the key fob hardware. Also choose between woven or nonwoven fabric to feature the designs and material for the look you want to coordinate with outfits, bags, and seasons, or make a variety for customized gifts!

Craft your own custom accessory using our Gabor bracelet pattern. Inspired by Eva Gabor, who brought big city glamour to a country town as Lisa Douglas in the TV show Green Acres.

The scrap-friendly Kitty clutch has been inspired by 1970s fashion, and the popular comedic sitcom, That ’70s Show.

Meet Fogg, inspired by the literary character, Phileas Fogg, in Around the World in 80 Days and a step back into the middle ages. This petite bag neatly slides onto a belt. Or attach a handle or adjustable strap, for extra versatility. Tip! Pair this Pattern with either the Perfect Belt pattern or Phileas pattern!

Enjoy peace of mind when commuting with your electronic devices with the Isidore padded pocket, named after The Patron Saint of Technology. All instructions include a 1/4″ seam allowance, 2.5mm stitch length for piecing, and 3.5mm stitch length for topstitching unless specified.

The Heidi wristlet pattern has been designed with beginners in mind and is a convenient, stylish travel companion. The mini size is ideal to attach around bag straps and handles so you can easily reach for your essentials. The full size is great on its own for daily errands or evening events. The name and design were inspired by the legendary, wanderlust story of a young girl named Heidi.

Carry essentials hands-free with the Ella wristlet. This double-zip pouch features two compartments, card slots, and an interior pocket to hold cards, phones, cash, keys, and more. The exterior panels are ideal for featuring embroidery or applique. The name and design were inspired by the “Queen of Jazz,” Ella Fitzgerald, who often chose fashion adorned with embroidery and sequins.

This petite-sized bag holds today’s essentials in its main pocket and front card pocket. Annie Oakley, a famed American sharpshooter, also inspired the fringe decoration!

The Louise crossbody clutch is an elevated accessory that features a long silhouette and fringe detail. This bag is perfect for your next event, night out, or even running quick errands. The name and design of this pattern were inspired by the 1920s flapper, actress, and dancer, Mary Louise Brooks.

This streamlined version of the popular 1980s fanny pack, Fields, features a double wrap belt, another accessory from the ’80s. You can easily wear our bag as a crossbody or attach it as a belt as Sally Fields does in the 2023 movie 80 for Brady.

All of these patterns are due to arrive at the end of this month so place your orders now! And don’t forget to order extras because who could stop at just one???

New from Sew Wyoming

This easy-to-make drawstring bag is perfect for Halloween! Use it as an eco-friendly trick or treat bag, a gift bag, a project bag, a travel bag, and more. Or, skip the drawstrings, and make a darling bucket bag. This would be a fun easy project for mother/daughter class!

This beginner friendly drawstring bag showcases (6) 5″ squares. It is a terrific way to use up those leftover charm squares. Once constructed, use it as an eco-friendly gift bag, a project bag, a travel bag, and more. This pattern is a fast, fun and practical way to use up some of your stash/scraps.

Both patterns are available next month so place your orders now!

Pucker Up Bag

I love the name and the style of this all purpose bag designed by Natalie Rawlinson of Bodobo Bags.

The handles are inserted through grommets for a professional finish. They pleat the top to enclose whatever is inside when traveling. But, when open, the handles are out of the way and the bag opens all of the way to easily see what is inside.

The instructions include two different sizes and options for multiple inside pockets and even a zippered pocket if you so desire! And, yes, we have you covered because Checker carries the 1″ grommets in a champagne, nickel and black. Why not add this to your class schedule? The pattern is due to arrive next month so place your orders now.

New Bag Kits from Jody Houghton Designs

Each kit includes a fabric panel,10.5″ x 12″ with a Zippered Pouch design – front, back, and 1″ bottom. The packet includes: the heavyweight cotton panel, a 1″ in diameter Zipper Charm as shown, a 16″ zipper, and instructions with two options. One option is a boxed bottom, the second is a flat pouch. The approximate finished size with a boxed bottom is 10″ x 5″ x 1″.


Or choose a kit with a heart panel.

What great retreat projects! These are due to arrive in February so place your orders now.