Saturday, July 1, 2017

the Bag Buzz 7/1/17

Happy Canada Day!
Here's what’s abuzz in the world of bags:


Blue Calla Patterns is having a Canada sale! Today, you can get 25% off all patterns using code: CANADADAY

30% of ALL fabrics while supplies last at Llama Fabrics with code LLAMA30

Happy Okapi has put together a FANTASTIC round up of Canada sales on her blog, including pattern and fabric sales.

Quilter's Square is taking HALF OFF of all Cotton and Steel through today. Use code: halfoff

New products:

Sew Sweetness just added several new colors of faux leather
in her shop. It's much thinner than traditional faux leathers and marine vinyls, making it ideal for sewing bags on a domestic machine without compromising on quality and durability.

Have you seen the price of Shape flex sky rocket lately? I have to wonder what the reason behind this huge spike is (15 yards went from 40 USD to 107 USD at Walmart the past few weeks). There are some viable alternatives out there that are a bit less pricey. One such that I have used is the fashion fuse from Wawak. It's a similar product and it may be a bit more cost effective until the prices sort themselves out. There's also been a lot of buzz about which also claims to have a similar product at a much better price. 

Other News:

Liz from Moments design is having an event to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday in her Facebook group with 4 days of giveaways from 20 different bag designers. Each day 5 patterns will be given away. Go join up to enter to win.

For all of our U.K. Bagineers and worldly adventurers, there are still a few spots open for the Bag Retreat brought to you by Sewing Patterns by Mrs. H. Read all about this dreamy getaway and get your tickets here.

Check out this super cute Zola Pen Case tutorial, available for free here. Get a jump start on your back to school sewing. 

Have you been following the Handmade Couture series I've been doing over on the Emmaline Bags Blog? Check out the latest post to see how to turn Swoon's Bonnie into a designer leather bag. 

If you are a blogger, a shop or a designer I’d love to include your sales, pattern releases and special projects. Email me at with your info and upcoming or current sales, patterns and projects to be included in upcoming posts.

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