Tuesday, April 8, 2014

a trio of bags....

At last. Thank you for your patience.
I have finally poured myself a rather large coffee and sat down in the quiet of a not-very-often-empty home to choose which of my older designs I wanted to offer you in this month's budget busting pdf pattern bundle.

Browsing through the couple of hundred Elefantz designs I've created over the past five years it became rather obvious that I don't make many bags. 
(note to self...design more bags, Jenny!)

So you've guessed what the patterns are for April, right? Bags!

Bag One: "Buttons & Bows" ~ this is perfect for using charm squares in a two colour range, and it can be sewn up in one lazy afternoon! Gather some buttons and make some simple bows (all instructions in the pattern) and you have yourself a rather tasteful bag for gadding about the world. Mine was made using the remainder of a French General charm square pack - you'll only need  18 squares, plus some co-ordinating yardage for the lining and handles...

Bag Two: "Roses In Bloom" ~ grab a few favourite fabric lengths, matching variegated threads, and voila! - a pretty spring bag will be born. I love how the colours play off each other...it's such a happy bag to carry on your shoulder!

Bag Three: "Roses Are Red" ~ okay, confession time. I love this bag so much that I have never used it for fear of marking it. There, I said it. You have discovered my weakness. But as I lay it on my lap whilst writing this blog post I hear it calling, "use me...please don't hide me away any longer...I need to have a purpose..."
So I will.
Inside are four roomy pockets - designed with my intent of using this bag to carry my small portable sewing bits and pieces around when Mr E drives us to wonderful places of adventure. I love stitching on road trips!

So there you have it - my favourite three bags!
This set of patterns is available as a single pdf download for the rest of April only. 
Then the three patterns disappear forever.

You can purchase the April Pattern Bundle HERE for $5. 

Tomorrow I'll be back with Part 2 of "Simple Ideas for a Restful Sleep". If you missed Part 1 it was in yesterday's blog post, so just scroll down. 

See you then!



  1. Everything you create is pure bliss. These bags are wonderful. Thank you sew very much for always sharing so generously. Creative Bliss...

  2. I love these!!! I really need to get someone to teach me how to use this sewing machine!!
    What would you say is the best fabric for doing the embroidery bits on Jenny?

    1. Any good quilting solid (think Moda basics), or linen, or quilters muslin...even a pale tonal quilting fabric. :-)

    2. Great bags. I would love to do some smaller embroidery like the roses. Your work is beautiful.

  3. Oh Jenny what CUTE bags - you are such a wonder at making good things.

  4. OH. MY. GOSH. These are amazing. You are so talented!!!!

  5. Love your bags :-) They are great

  6. There isn't a single thing you've made that I don't love. All three bags are included. Thank you for sharing your creative abilities.

  7. I'm not much of a bag maker, but what you did with the buttons is so neat! I may have to find a ready-made bag and add that detail to it. =)

  8. I really like this blog is a great pleasure to read something new and interesting .


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