"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Monday, December 21, 2015

Free Pattern - buttons & bows...

A few months ago Lecien Fabrics sent me a bundle of next year's Flower Sugar and made me one of their fifteen "Flower Sugar World Ambassadors" (HERE)...

...and after carefully considering how to make best use of these pretty prints I'd decided (HERE) to update some of my old designs. Now believe me, choosing which designs to be updated is no simple feat, but a handful were eventually selected and on Saturday one of my most popular non-stitchery patterns of all time came to life in a Flower Sugar dress!

Originally the "Buttons & Bows" Bag was made using French inspired fabric, but this new one is a brighter and prettier version...
 
 

 I was so chuffed when I finished it, which was just as well because it's a Christmas gift for one of my dear friends.

And because it's Christmas all around the world I thought I'd give it to you also.
Well, not the actual bag, but the pattern to make one for yourself.
After all, we've still got a few days left of...

 
...so why not make one for yourself and one for a friend?
You can download the free pattern HERE.



You know, if you're pushed for time and you have some sewing friends that you need a gift for, why not print up the pattern and make up a kit from your stash?
I'm sure they'd be very happy with a project all ready to make in the New Year!

bless you heaps



16 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing such a sweet pattern. Happy holidays!

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  2. Aww thank you for sharing such a sweet pattern..
    Big hugs x

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  3. Such a cute bag, love the detail of the bow and buttons... It's lovely.
    Happy holidays :)
    Smiles :)

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  4. WOW!! Your bag has zing in abundance. No wonder you were chuffed. I like that word...not one we use here too much.)

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  5. Lovely pattern thank you Jenny. Merry Christmas.

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  6. Thank you for the free pattern! Your bag is so cute. :-) I want to get some of that fabric hopefully. I like it SO much. I downloaded the pattern and a number of your other free patterns as well. :-)

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  7. Thank you for the bag pattern and the Jesus one as well. They are both beautiful.
    Have a wonderful Christmas.
    Guida

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  8. Thanks for sharing the pattern, it's so cute with the buttons and bow.x

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  9. Thank you for the free bag pattern - I hope to try it out next year. Merry Christmas Jenny :)

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  10. Good Morning Jenny, I think your bag is lovely and the pattern will make a lovely gift. I am still sewing up gifts, today a few pillows and a few potholders and a few tote bags and then it brings me to tomorrow. LOL. By the way, how are Mr. E and Millie doing with the tick problem. Thank You for sharing this great pattern and have a wonderful creative day!

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  11. I LOVE your updated Buttons and Bows bag with the new Lecien fabrics. Thank you very much for sharing your pattern also. This would make wonderful gifts all year long. Merry Christmas Dear...

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  12. Thank you Jenny, Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas and happy new year.
    xx

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  13. Jenny ~ thank you for the beautiful bag pattern! Merry Christmas!!

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  14. What a great bag! Thank you. I really love the things you are doing with the Lecien fabrics. I'm so glad you were chosen as an ambassador!

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  15. Chuffed??? I had to look that one up. What a fun word!

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  16. Chuffed??? I had to look that one up. What a fun word!

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