Thus week I have added in a few new Echino designs from Kokka, these are printed on a lovely thick cotton/linen substrate. From Robert Kaufman I have some new vintage inspired designs including 1920's fashion, sewing notions and posters. In bag hardware I now have 25mm o-rings and gunmetal 18mm magnetic snaps.
I've added all the new Alexander Henry Fabric to the web store this week. There is some very impressive Aztec warriors from the Folklorico collection and a super fantastic Unicorns and Rainbows design from the Monkey's Bizness range.
I made a big dint in the backlog of stock that I had to list up on the website this week. So much so that I've had to break today's post up into 3 sections :) First up I have some new pre-cut bundles from Riley Blake Designs and Heather Bailey. Some cute little halloween and caravan designs, also from Riley Blake Designs. And while not as exciting the ever necessary ironing aids, if you have to iron you may as well make it as easy as possible :)
I know how much you all love cat fabric, I have several new ones this week from Andover, Cocoland and Kokka. Also from Kokka there are new Alice in Wonderland prints as well as a very awesome cassette tape design. From Robert Kaufman I have the new KISS fabric range featuring a panel with 4 co-ordinating prints.
It has been a busy couple of weeks so it has been a while since I posted here. I have been adding heaps of new stock to the website over the last week or so, too much to post here but here are the very latest. The last months work of new products can be found here on the website.
Save 10 - 25% off Cork Fabric until Friday 24th February 2017 The new shipment of cork fabric has arrived from Portugal, all the favourites are back including natural and black cork, plain or with gold and silver flecks. There are also a number of new release colours.
Save 10 - 25% off Cork Fabric
A new shipment of cork fabrics is on the way from Portugal, it is due to arrive mid/late February. I am offering the opportunity for you to pre-order all of the colours below at a discounted rate. All the favourites are back including natural and black cork, plain or with gold and silver flecks. There are also a number of new release colours.
All in stock cork fabric has also been reduced by 10%.
Sale and pre order prices will be valid until 24th February 2017.
Pre-order Disclaimer: Pre order items are currently out of stock and are being offered for sale as a pre-order. Any additional items ordered with these items will not be shipped until everything is in stock (ie they will not be shipped separately).
This week the very much anticipated Outback Wife 150cm wide barkcloth from Cathi Bessell-Browne (Gertrude Made) arrived. This 100% cotton fabric has been printed in Japan on a base cloth that has been back engineered to replicate vintage barkcloth as closely as possible. The stunning hand-painted floral designs have been a labour of love and have taken more than a year to complete.
Inspired by the beautiful floral barkcloth fabrics of the 1940s and 1950s, each detail of this collection has been meticulously and sincerely considered to create a range with an authentic vintage voice.
If you love making bags then our latest mail order club is just for you.
This is a brand new online club where, over the year, you will receive 6 bag kits to create stunning bags to suit your own personal style. Once you join the club 1 Bag Making Kit (Pattern, interfacing and hardware) will be sent out to you every 2 months. Featuring bag patterns from You Sew Girl, Sew Sweetness, Two Pretty Poppets and Emmaline Bags plus high quality stabilisers and hardware, these kits will enable you to try out new techniques and expand your bag making skills.
Each pattern has been chosen to introduce you to different techniques, stabiliser combinations and hardware. The patterns all have clear instructions and illustrations/photos.
The first four kits are set but you have a choice of the following for the last two.
You can also choose if you prefer Silver or Antique Brass Hardware* and Black or White Zippers.
Your Subscription Includes:
- 1 x Bag Pattern -
- All necessary interfacings and stabilisers -
- All required bag hardware (rings, closures, slides etc) -
- All zippers (choice of black /white) -
- BONUS useful sewing/bag making tool! -
Fabric is NOT included ~ great way to utilise your fabric stash.
Numbers are strictly limited so sign up now to avoid disappointment.
$68.00/kit (inc. GST and postage)
Payment will be charged every 2 months for a total of 6 payments ($408 total over 12months).
Kits will be posted in the first week of February, April, June, August, October and December 2017.
* The Butterfly Sling and Framed Purse Bag are only available in Silver.
Lots has been happening this week, all of the bag hardware and zippers that I have had on order arrived on Wednesday. I have been busy packaging up and listing new stock on the website. I also have a couple of new mail order clubs ready to go.
Bag Club 2017 - receive a bag kit every 2 months for a year (6 bags total).
I've often had requests for gunmetal black bag hardware but it is really hard to source. The good news is that Emmaline Bags now has a small range of gunmetal hardware. I have the 25mm (1") slide adjusters and d-rings in stock now. I'll be getting the hooks, rivets and metal bag labels in my next order. There are also a few new items available in gold as well.
Have you seen the Clover Convertible Backpack by Blue Calla Patterns? It is the January Pattern for the Bag of the Month PDF Pattern Club and it looks pretty awesome :)
New fabric is starting to trickle in with a super cute puppy dog collection from Riley Blake Designs. I have also listed some Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery kits. I got these from Quilt Market last year on a whim and have been trying to decide what to do with them since. I have started stitching up the Verana design and it is a lot of fun :) All of the kits can now be found over on the website.
I've had a busy week catching up with website listings and organising classes for the year. Most of my suppliers are still shut but they should be opening again next week so I am expecting new fabric to start arriving again over the next few weeks. This week I received a shipment from the US full of new patterns and haby. I also have new zipper from byAnnie due but they seem to be spending some time with the Australian Customs people first :/
The main new pattern that has arrived this week is the Modern Clutch Purse by Pink Sand beach Designs. This is perhaps the fastest purse pattern I have ever sewn and the result looks very professional. You can dress this pattern up or down depending on the occasion and the frames are available in Silver, Antique Gold and Gunmetal Black.
Sew Creative Club was so successful last year that we are doing it again in 2017. Each group meets 8 times over the year and each meeting will feature a new project. You will leave each class with the skills and information needed to make many more at home. There are 2 Saturday and 1 Monday classes to choose from.
Our exciting new sewing club this year which will be dedicated to bag making. There will be 10 club meetings over the year and during this time you will make at least 5 bags (4 set patterns and 1 or more of your own choice).
The 4 set patterns have been selected to increase your bag making skill set and build up the difficulty level so that when you choose your final project the sky’s the limit. These classes will run on Sundays and full details of the dates and times can be found over on the website: http://ow.ly/cBKE307LMDQ
(this class is now full but I am starting a waiting list so please send me an email if you would like to be added.)
I didn't do a New in Store email over the Christmas weekend so I thought I would add them in here.