The Better-Than-Bag Pattern is now here and ready for sale!
I couldn’t be more excited to share this pattern with you. My goal in designing this pattern was to provide a great basic bag pattern that still pushed those that used it out of their sewing comfort zone to learn something new.
The Better-Than-Basic Bag features a deep leather bag bottom and leather bag handles. If you have never sewn with leather before, be prepared to fall in love. Leather gives durability and structure to a bag that won’t be found in your classic quilting cotton tote.
Yes, you can sew leather on your standard home sewing machine and this pattern is full of advice and information that will help you achieve leather bag success.
(photo courtesy Kat Schrodt)
The Better-Than-Basic Bag is big and roomy just the way I like it. (The finished bag height is about 12 inches high and it has a base that is 13 inches wide and 6 inches deep.) To keep all that space in order, the interior is divided in half with a zipper pocket. The divided sections make the Better-Than-Basic Bag a great knitting or sewing project bag, as well as a very functional diaper bag.
Would you like to get your hands on the pattern? Click to purchase your copy!
While you are at it, don’t forget to…
Enter The Giveaway!
UPDATE 5/28/2015: The Leather Hide Store, who I buy leather from regularly, has donated a second prize to the giveaway!! (Details below are updated to reflect this.)
This giveaway will award one winner the Better-Than-Basic Bag pattern ($9 value) and $50 Gift Card to The Leather Hide Store for purchasing an upholstery leather remnant! A second winner will receive the Better-Than-Basic Bag PDF pattern ($9 value) AND a large enough piece of “ruby-red” leather for making a Better-than-Basic Bag ($25 value). It is open to residence of the US only (sorry!), 18 years or older, only one entry per household. Entries will be accepted until June 5, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to make your entries and to read more Terms & Conditions.
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More Launch Week Fun
To celebrate the launch, I will be taking the next week to post more about the bag pattern. So be sure to come back to:
- Use the launch discount code in the Sew Fearless Pattern Shop!
The code “BTBBLaunch” gives you 20% off all Sew Fearless patterns and is good through Friday June 5th, 2015! Don’t wait until the giveaway ends to buy the pattern. If you win, I will refund your purchase. So take advantage of the discount today!
- See photos from my awesome testers!
- Discover sources for buying good quality leather!
- Learn some great tips for how to choose appropriate materials and interfacing for your Better-Than-Basic Bags!
- And more!
Who’s ready to sew some leather?