Announcement Big clearance sample sale going on now. All ready to ship items are priced at half or more off the cost of a custom item. Hurry and snap them up while you can. Shop by section - Click PDF Sewing Patterns to see only patterns. Customization and personalization available, just contact me to talk details.
Big clearance sample sale going on now. All ready to ship items are priced at half or more off the cost of a custom item. Hurry and snap them up while you can. Shop by section - Click PDF Sewing Patterns to see only patterns. Customization and personalization available, just contact me to talk details.
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Jackie Pritchard on Aug 24, 2016
Well designed and easy to read
Bruce Elliott on Aug 22, 2016
Really creative. Great instructions. Tons of possibilities and variations
I never carry a bag I didn't make
I make the things that I need and use everyday. Happily, other people like them and need them too.
My first product was a diaper bag that I designed for a friend of mine. I made her the bag I had always dreamed of with my babies. It was such a hit at the baby shower that I started to think about sewing as a business. That was in 2005.
A lot has happened since then. I have a licensing agreement with Simplicity which is beyond anything I ever dreamed about for this venture. More surprises: three of my products are featured in popular books, and I am the slipcovering instructor at Craftsy.com
I am most excited about my new slipcovering class that you can find over at Craftsy.com. It is professionally organized and filmed. Students are creating amazing slipcovers with it. Here is a link to the class:
I always have about a dozen projects in process at any given time. I wish I could pump out patterns faster for you all, but I am just one person. I dream of expanding and having help, so I can focus more on designing new bags, clothes, and furniture too.
I have added the very talented and meticulous Alice as a production assistant. I design and write patterns all by myself. Alice does some of the sewing after the patterns are written.
Owner, Maker, Designer
I love to sew. I started documenting the process in 2006 when I wrote my first sewing pattern as part of applying for a patent. I love it when people use my patterns to start (or augment) their own sewing business. I design and make everything here.
Alice learned to sew in Montana in 4H a long time ago. She has 5 sewing machines, including embroidery machines and a long arm quilter. Cherie and Alice love working together and are always teaching each other new things.
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