This is my first participation in the Pattern Parcel, and WOW did I luck-out on a great one! It’s all BAGS!!! It’s 5 unique bags pattern from classic to trendy and all super functional… plus, a bonus pattern for some extra sewing.
If you are unfamiliar with how Pattern Parcel works, here is the information…
Here at Perfect Pattern Parcel, we believe in supporting independent pattern designers. It’s our opinion that indie patterns are just, well, better than big box patterns, and we’re pretty sure our customers think so too. So, we allow customers to show their support in naming their own price for each Parcel. We also encourage customers to allocate part of their Parcel price to the charity Donorschoose.org in order to help classrooms in need. Pattern Parcel donates all profits after expenses from Parcel sales to the charity as well. Its our goal to raise over $20,000 for Donors Choose this year.
Choose a price of $32 or greater for Parcel #7 and you will automatically also be sent the Bonus Pattern! That’s just over $5 a pattern. The Bonus Pattern for this Parcel is the brand new Daphne Bag pattern from Clover & Violet. The Daphne is a slouchy satchel that can be worn cross body or as a shoulder bag. The zip top keeps your gear secure and the internal pockets keep your accessories where you need them. This is a brand new, never been seen before pattern and is an exclusive opportunity for Parcel #7 customers!
How awesome is that!
For this pattern group, the last for 2014, the parcel includes these amazing patterns:
Barcelona Bag and Wallet by Pat Bravo
Butterfly Sling Purse by Emmaline Patterns
Evelyn Hangbag by ChrisW Designs
Midtown Messenger Bag by Betz White
Betty Bowler by Swoon Sewing Patterns
BONUS PATTERN: Daphne Bag by Clover & Violet
And just in time for holiday gifts!
For my first bag from the parcel, I selected the Barcelona Bag.
I am so happy with the result… I used my prized fat quarter group of Joel Dewberry fabrics. This was my first ever purchased fat quarter bundle a few years ago. I had no idea what I would do with it. I left the fabrics laid out in my sewing area for months just to admire the beautiful set. I am proud to use them on this bag!
The pattern does not call using fat quarters, but it does suggest using from your scrap bin. The fat quarters worked perfectly, and allowed me to use twice as many prints – which I LOVE using coordinating fabrics. To make the pattern work, I pieced the inner lining using 4 fabrics instead of cutting on the fold of 2 fabrics… but again, more fabric prints is better, right?
The bag is super roomy inside. The drawstring to close the bag is unique. And it is comfortable to carry.
The pattern includes a matching wallet that is getting worked up now… stay tuned for more from the Pattern Parcel #7.
In the meantime, purchase your own parcel to support indy designers and DonorsChoice.org.