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I guess I’m getting a bit Carried Away….

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Perhaps you have heard or read about a brand new Pattern Collection?

It’s called The Carried Away Pattern Collective, and it’s brought to us by none other than Alicia Miller of Swoon Patterns along side Celine Allaert of Blue Calla Patterns.  For bag makers discovering this partnership for the first time, it must be akin to discovering Peanut Butter Cups for the first time.  How did anyone ever get by without this perfect pairing?  …and why didn’t they think of it years ago?!  We (as bag makers) can NEVER get enough of a trendy and well written bag pattern and the pattern market is flooded with them,  but these 2 designers are the cream of the crop.  They consistently produce well written and thoroughly tested bag patterns.

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The Carried Away Collective is comprised of a 6 month subscription for bag patterns.  On the 15th of each month from August 2018-January 2019 subscribers will receive a new pattern in their accounts to download. This pattern will have been kept a secret until it is released into the download accounts.  The theme to this collection “Every Day Bags” bags.  To become a member, it is a cost of $35USD.  This is a 1 time fee.  You get the all 6 patterns for this price.  You can join anytime in the 6 months, and upon joining the already released patterns you will receive immediately..with the others following on the 15th of each future month until January.

There is even a dedicated Facebook group for support and showing off your bags of course!

I’m so excited to show you my tester for the first pattern in the Collective.  August was a Swoon bag and so this is Sierra Zip Top Bag. It’s got a pocket inside as well as an exterior slip pocket for a phone.  There’s an optional cross body strap that can added as well.

Approx size: 13″ long x 10″ tall x 6″ deep

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My bag is done in Faux leather with a black and beige twill fabric.  It has a slightly slouchy feel to it, but it could be firmer if one chooses to beef it up with foam or additional layers of fusible woven interfacing.  This bag is quickly done once you have finished your strapping!  I do recommend Double Sided Tape to do those= Total time saver!

So, what are you waiting for??  Go get your subscription! Stay tuned for September’s release by Blue Calla.

–Michelle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: barabooboo

I am a Canadian maker of fun and functional handbags and wallets. I have been sewing since I was 6 years old, and love to share my favourite patterns, tips and tricks I have discovered along the way. Some of my links are affiliate links, that I am compensated for, if you purchase the pattern. HOWEVER, I only share patterns that I really love and have actually made! For example: You will never see an Amazon, Weight Loss, or Printer Cartridge Affiliates on here!

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