Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Announcing a Sew Along !

The    Across the Pond Sew Along

I am so delighted to tell you about a new group that YOU  can sew  along  with every month!   
                                 Across the Pond Sew Along  

The Across the Pond Sew Along is being  hosted by Amy of Amy Made That!, Amanda of the Patchsmith, and myself, Susie of  Susie's Sunroom  ,  friends who are separated by the Atlantic Ocean .  This sew along aims to combine laughter and friendship with a love of sewing. Every month there will be a different project to share.

At the start of this journey ,  we are a  group of friends, sisters, mother and daughter  .... Join in with us,  no matter which side of the pond you are on, for some fun and friendly support.  There may be some  giveaways along the way!

We have an Across the Pond Sew Along Flickr group , that  you can join and post your  own creations from the sew along, and see what other beautiful projects the members of the sew along group are creating!  Or just hop over to the Flickr page and see what everyone has made so far.  

  { One of my favorite things about being part of this sew along, is that I will be  getting to see the marvelous patterns designed by  Amy Made That! and The Patchsmith!  They both have their patterns available to purchase on Craftsy, and you can get the direct links from their blogs..... it is so easy and fast!  }

And now let's begin the "funnest" part of being in a sew along....making great projects!!                                                               
                   November's Sew Along Project:

                              The Anita Vacation Tote       designed by eamylove


Need to find this downloadable pdf pattern, so you can make the Anita Vacation tote, too?  That's easy:    visit  Amy Made That!  and her Etsy shop  
                 or-    visit her on Craftsy

You can see many bags Amy has made with this pattern, varying fabrics and some details, on her blog page.

                 I made this black and yellow nosegay Anita last year: 
The Anita Vacation Tote         by Susie

Inside peek ...   The pattern includes directions for a zippered pocket!
I can't wait to see  The Patchsmith 's bag!   I love seeing  how everybody puts together different fabrics and accents !  (Check out the Flickr page for Across the Pond Sew Along)

l be looking for you in our Flickr group!  Time to start making my Anita Vacation Tote for the sew along!

I'm off to my sewing room!


  1. I love your "sunny" version of the tote bag and can't wait to see what you make this time!

  2. I am in ladies!!! I agree Amy, that is a very pretty bag!!

  3. Oh my - you've completed it already. And it is lovely - I love the fabric choices and it looks just like Amy's. Well done. I have only just picked my fabric!!!! But that is okay - I will take the rest of November to get this done but if it turns out as lovely as yours then I will be very pleased indeed.


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