The Emmaline Bag ePattern: {Now in the Shop} plus Contest Winners

3/11/2012 09:10:00 PM

I am so happy with my latest ePattern and I can't wait share it with you!  Did I tell you how much I LOVE making new patterns?  Seriously,  I can't stop looking at it which is a good thing because there is no end to editing.   I have to admit, I'm pretty proud of it, and I am so pleased with some of the new pattern techniques I have incorporated.  I will have to look at it some more later... and maybe sew another bag or 4!  You can read the pattern details below and go HERE to find it in the shop and see more pictures.

I think I'll be going back to my Teardrop pattern and do a bit of tweaking the pattern here and there, just to get it looking as fab as this new one.  (By the way, stay tuned, because over the next week or two, I will be adding a free supplement/revision to my Teardrop pattern to include a zipper opening.)  I will email this zipper opening segment to everyone who has already purchased a pattern and include it in future bag pattern sales.

Every entry, including a couple that couldn't link up, but entered via facebook, 
was issued a number based on order of comments posted, and were entered into 
the True Random Number Generator located on my side bar.  
The following ladies have won a free Emmaline pattern:

#19 - Erika Diehl
#3 - Dora Moreland
#14 -  sewVery

I am really sorry that I couldn't give a pattern to everyone.
Please watch for future give-aways though, and thank you 
so very much for entering and following my blog & website.
I will be contacting the winners, unless you contact me first! 

The Pattern Details: 

The Emmaline Bag is extremely practical, very spacious, modern and classy.  A stylish handbag that's wonderful for everyday wear.  This bag turns out so beautiful and professional looking!  Easily tote all of your essentials and keep your keys, phone or wallet tucked away in one of the 3 optional inside pockets.

Be your own bag designer and customize this pattern with different fabrics, pockets and straps. Included are instructions for a magnetic closure, a zipper pocket, and a double slip pocket.  Learn how to sew gorgeous straps and make a bottom gusset with a stiff bag base.  If you are interested in trying vinyl/leather look straps, visit my tutorial HERE to learn how to sew vinyl.  The pattern includes 50+ full color photos and diagrams, and full size pattern pieces with seam allowances included.

Finished Size:  (Measurements are approximate) Width: 15”  Height: 9” from bottom to center  Straps: 16” from ring to ring, 13.5" from top of bag.

MATERIALS:   (yardages are approximate and generous)

1.25 yds/1.25 m    Exterior fabric (Cotton, canvas, or décor weight cotton)
1 yd/1 m                   Lining fabric  (Light to mid-weight fabric)
1 yd/1 m        Sew-in Interfacing, canvas bag lining, or fusible batting/fleece
1 scrap    of fusible interfacing for zipper pocket (3” x 10”/8cm x 26cm)
1 scrap    of fusible interfacing for slip pocket (10” x 10”/26cm x 26cm)
2 scraps of heavy-weight fusible interfacing for magnet (1.5” x 1.5”/4cm x 4cm)
7” (18 cm) or longer zipper for interior pocket
14mm – 18mm Magnetic Snap Closure       
Water-soluble Erasable Marking Pen, or Chalk Pencil
Rotary Cutting Tool, Mat, and Ruler (or a long meter or yard stick to measure)
Clear Template plastic for bag base (find this at any quilt or sewing shop)
4 Rectangular Rings 1 ½” wide or 1 ½ - 2” O-Rings

Emmaline Bags & Patterns Copyright 2012
All Rights Reserved

•    You may sell items made from this pattern in your shop or market stall; however this pattern is not to be used for mass production.
•    You may not claim this pattern as your own or allow others to use it. Do not make copies of this pattern; this pattern is for personal and limited commercial use for one purchaser only.

Thank you so much for participating in the contest.
I hope you like the pattern too, and I look forward to seeing the beautiful bags 
that come from it.  Oh, and my next one is already jumping around
in my very addled brain right now! Yay! 

UPDATE!: Buy your Emmaline Bag Hardware Kit HERE!

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  1. it pops up!...LOL...Murphy's Law I tell ya'..:)

    1. OH darn! Well, did add you to the contest Christy, but no luck. Glad you are finally here though...!

  2. Thank you! I'm printing it out right now!

  3. !! So excited, thank you!! :)

  4. I love the colors in the new fabric. I'm so ready for Spring! Congratulations on your feature this weekend on Tip Junkie for the cradle purse! I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll share for Whimsy Wednesday.

    1. Oh thank you, Jenny! We'll see if I come up with any bright ideas. Wednesday is coming really close! Janelle

  5. Janelle,

    Thank you! I can't wait to try it out! I love making bags and this will be a really fun project. Most likely I will write up a blog post about it on Show, Tell, Share. I will link back to your blog and store.

  6. Now i find the blog! I tried before and just got the buttons to share. I'll subscribe and that will keep me up to date! :)

  7. Gorgeous bag! Just found you through the blog hop and can't wait to see more!

  8. This is so cute. Can't wait to make one. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  9. I love love love these bags! So stinkin cute! I'm so glad you started following me so I could find you! Thanks again!



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