A New Sewing Pattern: The Steph In The City Bag

5/27/2012 05:21:00 AM

The Steph In The City Bag in Herringbone Wool
The Steph In The City Bag:   After many hours of sewing, testing, writing and rewriting, The Steph bag is ready!  My wonderful pattern testers, Ruby (from Zaaberry) and Roselee (from Jane of all Trades) have stitched up some gorgeous cotton bags and gave me a very generous pattern review.  (I will be sharing their photos in a future post.)  After some tweaking and re-organizing, and self pep-talks for the designer, I am ready to list it in my shop.

I have to say, I LOVE IT!  I can't wait to get sewing some of these Steph In The City bags.  In my head I've designed them in wool, tweed, jean, canvas and cotton chevrons.  I've got them with studs, without studs, with buttons on the belt, with a leather belt from an "upcycled" leather belt, with vinyl straps, and belts in contrasting fabric.  I've got them all, all... planned.  Yes, they are all planned, but not sewn - as I can't sew for a few months.  But yes, I've got them all ready to go in my head.  And as soon as I move to the other side of the world.... SEWING!!!

UPDATE:  Get your Steph In The City Bag Hardware kit HERE! 

The Steph In The City Bag in Amy Butler's Disco Flower Print

The STEPH IN THE CITY Bag is just the perfect sized shoulder bag!  With it’s attractive pleats, and belt detail - it looks pretty stylish and the possible looks with different fabrics, rings, and even studs, are endless.  Try a contrasting belt or even a leather one.  With the adjustable strap, use it as a cross body bag.

The Steph In The City Bag made in cotton canvas with nickel stud accents.

Customize this pattern with different pockets and openings.   Included are instructions for a magnetic closure, a zipper opening, a zipper pocket, and a double slip pocket.  This pattern suits an experienced beginner to an advanced sewer.

Choose your bag opening, a zipper or magnet closure.

The Steph In The City pattern includes 100+ full color photos and diagrams, and full size pattern pieces with seam allowances included.  All measurements are in both metric and imperial

I'll teach you how to make your pockets, step by step!!

This is my new favorite Autumn or Winter bag.  I can see it with my black boots and jeans!

If you would like to glance at the materials list and the rest of the info, it's included in the details over my online shop
Please remember, I love seeing your finished projects.  I truly do.  It's all part of knowing that when someone makes an Emmaline bag and loves their own work, and stands back and says "Wow, I made that!", that I had something to do with that.  I love that feeling.  So please share on my flickr group, or simply by email.
Thank you for looking!

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  1. Janelle you amaze me. What a great looking purse, I can see it is going to be along wait for you with out your machine. But think of the fun you will have shopping for the new seeing machine. …..............Have a great vacation.

    1. Thank so much, Natalie. That is such a nice thing to say! Ah yes, a long wait. I've a lot to keep me busy for the next while, but my mind is busy planning my next sewing projects already! Ah yes... shopping!! Janelle

  2. Just purchased the Step in the City bag and the Teardrop bag patterns! Now I own all three! Thanks again, Janelle. Oh, and I saw the web address for the metal rings in your pattern supply description.

  3. Love the bag...the grey ones are my fave! You'll be sewing from a different time zone before you know it! Lisa

  4. This is a very beautiful bag! Once I actually make one of the previous patterns I bought from you.. I'll go ahead and get this new pattern of yours!


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