EmkieDesigns

Emkie Designs

Melbourne, Australia · 1055 Sales

EmkieDesigns

Emkie Designs

Melbourne, Australia 1055 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   Hello and welcome to my shop :)

I'm currently growing my range of bag sewing patterns in stock and available for immediate download.

Download and make your new purse today!

Check out my blog for more information about me, emkiedesigns.com
I also offer a range of free tutorials there too - some are even add-ons/extras for the patterns that are available here in my shop :)

If you would like to keep up-to-date with any news or happenings, please sign up to my newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bs2zMr

Other places you can find me are Instagram (@emkiedesigns) or on Facebook (www.fb.com/emkiedesigns).

I hope you have a lovely day and enjoy looking around,
Thanks
Emma

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 29, 2016

Hello and welcome to my shop :)

I'm currently growing my range of bag sewing patterns in stock and available for immediate download.

Download and make your new purse today!

Check out my blog for more information about me, emkiedesigns.com
I also offer a range of free tutorials there too - some are even add-ons/extras for the patterns that are available here in my shop :)

If you would like to keep up-to-date with any news or happenings, please sign up to my newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bs2zMr

Other places you can find me are Instagram (@emkiedesigns) or on Facebook (www.fb.com/emkiedesigns).

I hope you have a lovely day and enjoy looking around,
Thanks
Emma

Emma Wengier

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Emma Wengier

Mystery "Bag" Challenge Pack
$2.32
The Plant Pot
$2.28
The Rubenesque Hobo
$8.48

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A beautiful version of this pattern the Hippo Hobo by Emkie Designs made by Twirl Girl Boutique (on Facebook), it's so lovely heart_eyesheart_eyes
One of my fabulous customers sent me this beautiful picture of their Everyday Tote Bag made using the pattern available in my store!
Photo of this pretty bag courtesy of Danielle, "Paisley Avenue" on Facebook.

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About

About me and how I got started writing sewing patterns...

Hello and Welcome to Emkie Designs!

My name is Emma, and I strive to write easy to follow sewing patterns that allow the user to create original and professional handbags. I always include lots of clear colour photos of each of the steps, in fact, I’ve even been told some people are able to make my patterns just by following the photos!

If you love free, helpful tutorials, reviews of other designers bag patterns, detailed posts about the features included in my patterns, as well as other helpful information for bag making and inspiration for your bag making then Emkie Designs is the right place for you :)

My blog is for sewists, who would like to make their 1st handbag, (and maybe develop a passion for bag making), as well as more experienced bag makers and people who sell their handmade bags.
As I said earlier, I really enjoy writing tutorials to help sewists develop their bag making skills. I often write and share tutorials as well as add-on tutorials (free) for my (paid) patterns. I also enjoy making other designers bag patterns too, and will give you my honest opinion in a review.
Let me tell you a little about me…

I live with my husband, 2 sons (T, 4yrs and M, 1 yr) and dog in Melbourne Australia. I am a self taught sewist, and have been sewing for around 5 1/2 years. I am also a qualified teacher, I am trained in Contemporary Arts and Psychology, and I taught in schools for 9 yrs (teaching teenagers) prior to starting our family in 2011.
I have always had a love of handbags, I used to buy a new bags all the time when I had a disposable income – ie. before owning a house and having kids ;)

When I was pregnant with T, Hubby and I were away for his birthday (one of the last trips we took where it was just the 2 of us), and we walked into this fabric store because I had seen this beautiful toy in the window. I walked past all the fabric grabbed the toy and asked how much it was – I was promptly told it wasn’t for sale, but I could purchase the pattern and make my own. I looked at all the patterns they had in store and ended up choosing a different one to the toy that had originally grabbed my attention, I paid for it and walked out of the shop – no supplies or fabric were purchased that day. Back at our hotel, I read the pattern and thought “I can do this” and when we had traveled back home again I borrowed my mothers unused sewing machine and had fun going to the fabric store and choosing fabrics. After a short time Dilbert was born and he waited patiently for the little baby in my tummy to arrive and love him. I made a few other things prior to T being born, and had discovered a new passion and hobby in sewing.

After T was born I found myself at the shops a lot. It was something to do while T slept in the pusher, except it was terrible for our household finances. So I stopped in at the fabric shop on one of these trips and purchased some felt and began hand sewing (I had returned the borrowed sewing machine)…this is when I designed my 1st 3 softies.

I decided to try my hand at sewing to sell. My monsters were a hit and spured me on to create a few other original designs too. In between my custom orders I made sure to sew items for family and friends as well as make quite a few bags for me – to fill the void not buying them ;)

At the end of 2012 I had been in “business” sewing items to sell for a while, and decided to start a blog to support my facebook page – where the majority of my business had come from up until that time. I had called my facebook page “For My Little Monster” and so I followed that name through to my blog.

When I was pregnant with M, I needed to take a step back, it was a hard pregnancy and I was no longer enjoying making toys as much as I once had. I decided to focus on sewing for family, friends and myself – My blog became more of a diary for what I was working on, a visual tally that I could share with readers as well as having a record for myself.

I also began designing what would be my 1st bag pattern. It was a long process as I had no idea what I was doing ;) but with some help from Samantha I found my confidence and released my Everyday Tote Bag Pattern on February 2nd 2015.

The pattern designing, learning process has continued as I have released more bag patterns, including: The Ingenious Tote, The Reunion Clutch, and The Run & Play Bag; throughout the rest of 2015…and I have big plans to release some really fabulous patterns in 2016, you can sign up to my newsletter (http://eepurl.com/bs2zMr)or follow me on any of my social media links on the right.

Happy sewing :)
Emma

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    I write easy to follow sewing patterns to help you create professional handbags, with clear colour photos of all steps. Some people are able to make my patterns just by following the photos! To find out more about me: http://emkiedesigns.com/about/

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