Today I am sew excited to share with you that I am a very proud (and excited…have I already said that) pattern contributor to Issue 19 of One Thimble!
This is issue is jam packed with amazing patterns, tutorials and articles that will inspire you to sew lots and lots. Included is my brand spanking new pattern, The Pinky Promise Bag.
When I read that the theme for this issue was going to be “Playtime” I had the perfect bag in mind that I had been drafting for a little while. I had been working on a bag with the tween age group in mind that is both stylish and fun. I was ecstatic when I heard that it had been accepted as part of this issue. I have been a contributor to One Thimble quite a few times and it is such a great way to connect with different designers and work with the fabulous owner, Jen (who I have admired ever since I entered the handmade world many moons ago…..fan girl moments coming to life).
Let me introduce you to my newest pattern – The Pinky Promise Bag.
The Pinky Promise Bag is designed with the tween age group in mind. This design includes gentle easy to sew curved edges, an internal slip pocket, cross body strap option customised to the wearer’s specific measurements, the option of piping to highlight your fabric and uses readily available hardware making this pattern a great bag for growing your sewing skills and trying new techniques. Included in the pattern are two bonus tutorials – adding an eyelet/grommet for headphones and a removable lip gloss holder.Small in size but big on style, this sweet bag is perfect for people who love to carry their bits and pieces in a convenient way. The flap on this bag is a great way to display your favourite fabrics and can be easily adapted to include embroidery, applique or other ideas that take your fancy!
Finished Size: 8” (20 cm) Wide x 7” (17cm) High x 2.5” (6cm) Deep (at the base)
Pattern Level: Advanced Beginner
It’s safe to say this sweet bag is loved by all the recipients that they have been made for by myself and my testing team. Here is some feedback that they wanted to share with you all so that you might sew them for others too 🙂
Madi (8 years): I love the size, it is comfortable to carry and I can listen to my music easily with the earphone hole.
Kt (10 years): I like all the pockets, the lip gloss holder is handy and it matches all my outfits.
Sarah (13 years): I really like the size of the PP. It is perfect for my phone & especially love the ear phones jack eyelet.
Sienna (7 years): I like that it fits my shopkins & lip gloss in… & mentos too..
Millie (11 years): I helped mum make my bag and it is great. All my friends want one.
If ever you were thinking of sewing a bag for your little ones then this is the pattern for you! How can you beat those reviews.
Photos by The Open City Church Collective as part of the One Thimble Issue 19 photoshoot, just so cute!!
The bonus tutorial in this pattern is for a handy lip gloss holder with two flap options. Little Seren made this sweet version. These are great as part of the bag or by themselves.
Pinky Promise Bag Inspiration Gallery:
My testing team have gone above and beyond as always, I want to thank them all so much for their hard work in making this pattern a great one. Here is their work for you to admire.
Dawn from The Raggedy Pig did a fabulous job on her Unicorn inspired Pinky Promise Bag, how great does the pop of pink piping look!
This origami version made by Little Seren is just stunning. Will you look at that pattern matching! Alison has told me she has made quite a few of these since testing has ended and they make great gift ideas, especially with the little extra tut – the lip gloss holder. Some more unicorns! They certainly were a favourite during testing. This gorgeous version is by Barbara, and it is just amazing. I think these versions by Annie Zorzo Accessories achieve rock star status! Annie tells me her gorgeous girls LOVE their bags. Do you fancy a cupcake? How great do they look on these sweet Pinky Promise Bags made by Bag A Vaughan. Oh my! The sweetness. Alana Jane Designs chose gorgeous mermaids and all the sparkles for her Pinky Promise Bag. Just adorable!Deadly Mojo Sewing added her unique spin on the Pinky Promise Bag and I just love it. Super styling!That gorgeous smile says it all!! Kel from Curtie Pie added an English Paper Pieced rainbow to the flap of her version. What an awesome way to make a real feature of the flap!! Laura I love the pink piping and polka dots contrast in this Pinky Promise Bag. It looks so great with this outfit too! Les Envies De Charlotte used Rifle Paper Co fabric and a gorgeous vinyl for her bag. I would like this one for me! June from Nancy Jeannie Handmade chose a ballet theme for this gorgeous Pinky Promise Bag. How great does it look with the dusty pink cork!! If you thought the Pinky Promise Bag was just for kids….you would be wrong. Twirl Girl Boutique made this amazing version using black leather and liberty. I am told this is on high rotation and the perfect bag for shopping. lunch with the girls and heading out a night!! I need to make one for me stat after seeing this. How wonderful is this WW embroidery on cork! Simply Cherabea this looks so great with the piping detail too! One of my missions in life is to get people to try bag making who may not have before. Sewvolution picked the most adorable fabrics for this Pinky Promise Bag and I am so pleased to say I have converted Tanya to bag making 🙂 Alpaca my bag and get on my way…..This adorable version of The Pinky Promise Bag is by Tracy Fitzgerald Designs, the teal and purple are such a great combo!
This is simply adorable! Totally Toni Handmade I love your take on this pattern adding exposed frayed edges! Your little one looks so happy with her bag too.
Oh now this one is mega fun!! Paisley Lane Boutique added the cutest “Avo-Bro” Embroidery to the flap of her bag and it is just adorable!!
More unicorns for the win with this gorgeous version of the Pinky Promise Bag by Living Lady Designs. Isn’t it magical!
Aimee from Little Bird Designs, I just love these bold colours! How cute are these Pinky Promise Bags eeep
Thanks so much again to all my pattern testers. You guys have all done an amazing job. Please pop by their links and check out their amazing work. I am very blessed to work with such amazingly talented makers.
I can’t wait to see your versions of The Pinky Promise Bag too.
You can find these bags on Instagram under the hashtag #pinkypromisebag and in my Facebook Group.
Happy Sewing, Kylie.
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