Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Satchel Bag and a Giveway

Making The Satchel Bag  and a GIVEAWAY here!

Recently,  I got to make a purse .. for a  brand new  pattern designed  by Samantha,  of  At Home With Mrs H !    Samantha has a fun  blog and is such a talented purse designer. 

Her latest bag is called  The Satchel Bag :

The Satchel Bag  designed by Samantha, of At Home With  Mrs H
I was immediately drawn to the cute handle on top of the flap, with the hardware,  and the sides with the buttoned straps.  To tell you the truth, I was a little scared that these details would be hard to make.  But my fears vanished  as soon as I started the actual construction of the bag, using Samantha's directions and pictures.  

Fabrics:    Outer-   Black denim  with some striation lines throughout  ( I wanted durable fabric)

Here's the button for the front flap

Lining fabric  :  Elizabeth's Studio Stitch in Time   Black Thimbles
I just love this fabric , and smile every time I look inside of my purse!

This is the black hardware for the adjustable strap
The Satchel Bag !     made by Susie

It has a roomy interior,  with a zippered pocket.  The flap is closed by 2 magnet snaps

I love the side straps, with the buttons!  I tucked the sides in a little to give my bag a little softer shape on the sides.

I just adore this purse!! I love  the  across-the-body purse handle , and the decorative handle on top of the flap.  Samantha has brought a modern shape to the classic satchel style.

Well, now I can tell you what the giveaway is!  Samantha (not only talented, but generous, too!!) is giving me a pdf pattern of The Satchel Bag  to give to a lucky winner !!  

What do you have to do get your chance to win this pattern?

Simply....  in my comments,  tell me what you belong to~  
any Sew Along groups , or Block of the Months... or Sewing Bees...  or  Quilting Guilds... online and/or in person.....It's ok if you aren't in any.  (No 'Quilt Police' around here. )

You can see who I hook- up with  on the sidebars of my blog.   I think it's so interesting to see what we are all doing around this big old world!

Be sure I can get your email to contact you and get the pdf  pattern to you, if you are the winner.
The giveaway will be open from  Sunday, March 24 until Monday, April 1  11:00 pm EST.

If you love to sew purses, go on over to see Samantha's other patterns in her Etsy store... she has a 4 Pattern Bundle of her patterns, that is new!

I have made three of her four patterns so far!
 Look what I just joined in on...check out this Bag Lovin Blog Hop below...
first are directions that you copy to get onto this linky,.. then you  can see the linky of the bags.

Note: This Blog Hop is ONGOING so you can add YOUR Bag Lovin Blog at any time! :)
What do you have to do? It's easy! (Please note links require approval so will be approved after all 3 steps have been carried out! Please make sure your blog has posts about BAGS otherwise your submission will be declined!)
Step 1) Just add your blog link below by clicking on the "Click here To Enter" link and follow the easy steps to add your blog!
*Step 2) IMPORTANT! Click on the "Get the code here" link shown to grab your copy of the code and create a new post on your blog! Please include these instructions so that new members will know what to do! :)
*Step 3) Grab this button: (Right Click and Save)
and pop it in your sidebar linking to your Bag Lovin Blog Hop post so that we can leave this blog hop open and people can keep finding it and hopping on! :) 
After all 3 steps have been completed, please email ChrisW Designs and your link will be approved and added to the Blog Hop as soon as it is verified that you have completed the steps correctly! :)
That's it! :)
 Please note it may take me a little while to approve your link due to the time differences! If you have any technical difficulties or you can't see your link within 24 hours, please don't hesitate to email her soshe can  help! :) 


  1. I haven't joined up with anyone yet, but I probably will in the future :) Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Susie, your bag looks fabulous! The lining and outer fabrics are a perfect compliment. GREAT button too. Nicely done!

  3. I started a quilt group in January this year. It's going well so far, new members are welcome. We are Braintree Quilters in England. We have a blog on my website. I love making all bags and this one has lovely details.

  4. I belong to a quilt group who meet up once a week during school time (as we use the staff room in the school). We started off going to patchwork classes and when they finished after 8 years, we started meeting up ourselves.

  5. What a great pattern - I'd love to maker one!
    I belong to a group of women who meet fortnightly to sew and chat - mostly chat!

  6. I belong to the Sugar Block Club BOM, the Skillbuilder BOM, Blogger Girls BOM, and Sisters Ten BOM! Plus I'm teaching one at our local quilt shop. I guess this is my year for BOM's! Love your bag and thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  7. Nice bag. I lov etha tbobbin fabric you lined it with. I do not belong to a sewing guild or group. I do get togethrr with my sister and we sew often. I moved here to this very small rural are not quiet 2 years ago to be closer to family. Have yet to meet anyone else that sews or quilts. Going off to meetings and such has allways been a challenge any way as I stay home and take care of my adult special needs child. But I visit tons of blogs and often try to creat things from their tutorials. I enjoy quilting and sewing and creating

  8. I'm not a part of anything right now :( that sounds so sad to type... maybe soon I'll get some mojo back & start.

  9. The bag you made is fabulous. Love the fabric and what a great button you found too.
    I'd love to enter the draw please.
    I am a member of Craftsy and also a member of a weekly craft group where I live. I love to see what everyone is working on.

  10. Hi there!
    I am relatively new to sewing (have been only sewing for 2 years), BUT I am totally addicted. Addicted to sewing (bags and quilts) and sewing blogs. As I work full time, I dont belong to any "groups" as such, but I have done "block of the month", sewing lessons with an awesome teacher (which is like going to a sewing group), and just love the amazing blogs all you amazing ladies seem to produce! PS.. your bag looks amazing, I have been following Mrs H for a while now.
    Sandra (Australia)

  11. I love your version of the bag. Samantha's patterns are brilliant, so well written.

    I've just joined the brand new East Midland's Quilt Guild and I'm pretty excited about it!

  12. I love this bag, I will have to put it on the to do list. I am not a part of a group, but I do follow a lot of blogs. Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

  13. I used to belong to 3 different sewing groups until I moved 3+ hrs away. None that I know of so far so may start one up myself. Just for fun. Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. I belong to one r/l quilting group, several FB groups, a few Yahoo Groups and a few forums too.....I find so many great ideas and tutorials from fellow crafters.....keep sharing everyone.


  15. I belong to a local quilt guild and follow a whole bunch of blogs.

  16. I love your bag - it's a shape I love and you've made a super job of it! Nice to know the hardware wasn't too scary!
    I go to an informal sewing club in a church hall every week and attend Yorkshire Modern Quilt Guild meetings every three months or so.

  17. I have been doing the Lucky Stars block of the month with "Don't Call Me Betsy". It is so fun, with one block per month, I can't wait until the 1st of the next month rolls around.
    Thanks for the giveaway. I love the Satchel Bag.

  18. Unfortunately, my time for sewing is not much, so I avoid entering sew-alongs - I am afraid I won't be able to keep up with it! :) But I really am very tempted ;)
    Thank you for the opportunity!

  19. I love the satchel bag! Thanks for the chance to win!

    As a fairly new quilter/sewer (I have only begun in earnest since my retirement) I have not joined any groups yet, but will be going to a quilt show at the closest guild and will speak to someone when I am there. I can't wait until April 5th to see all of the beautiful quilts and to join the guild!

  20. I'm in a local quilt guild but haven't attended meetings as it is a little far. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  21. EEK!! That purse is gorgeous, Susie!!! You did a fantastic job on it! And I am so happy I didn't miss the giveaway!! :) As you know, I belong to the Across the Pond Sew Along and I'm also doing Lucky Stars block of the month. Thanks for the chance, girlfriend! :)

  22. The bag is lovely, would love to win the pattern. I belong to a local quilt group and also I have joined in an online quilting bee.

  23. Wow great bag.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    I am in a lovely bee online.


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