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Friday, January 17, 2014

Beautiful Belle, A Sneak Peek!

This past year I did a number of projects that I was unable to share as I had to wait until they were published. Well, the wait is over, at least for one project! I'm very excited to share with you the bag that I made using the Amy Butler Beautiful Belle Pattern. This bag kicks off a new feature that I will be writing for Sew News entitled, Sew and Tell. 
When I initially saw the pattern, I thought it was nice, but just a big slouchy type of bag.
Once I got into the project, I LOVED the bag. 
The magazine will be on newsstands January 28th. To kick off this new feature, Sew News will sponsor a sew along featuring me!!! The sew along will be a series of videos where I will walk you through my process for making the bag.
In the article I wrote, I talk about the bag and all the possibilities there are to customize it. Don't let the outside of the bag fool you, as the inside holds lots of secrets!!!!
Sew News will kick off this new series with a wonderful give away. You'll have a chance to win not only the pattern, but the Amy Butler fabric as well. What a fabulous give away!!!! Be sure to check out the Sew News blog TODAY so you can throw your name in for your chance to win the pattern and fabric. Here's a link to the blog, http://www.sewnews.com/blogs/sewing/
Follow this link to sign up for the Flickr group, http://www.sewnews.com/blogs/sewing/2014/01/14/amy-butler-beautiful-belle-handbag-sew-along/
I'm really excited about this opportunity to sew along with you, a little nervous too!!! Actually, a LOT nervous :) If you enjoy the first sew along, there will be more throughout the year. I can't wait to share with you the upcoming projects. There will be a new project in each issue this year. I had a great time discovering new patterns and I hope you'll enjoy making them as much as I did.
If you don't win the free pattern and fabric, you can buy your own pattern here, http://www.shopsewitall.com/product/beautiful-belle-handbag-pattern-by-amy-butler/ellens-picks
As soon as the videos are up on the website, I'll let you know.



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12 comments:

  1. How exciting. I am sure you will do great! ~Teri

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  2. Congratulations! That is awesome! I love the bag and the fabric! Very pretty! :)
    ~Jen

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  3. Oh, Rhonda, another project. Just what I needed :)

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    1. It's an easy project, so it win't take that much time if you do decide to join in. This would make a great bag for all of your tennis things!!!!!

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  4. Great news! So happy for you!!

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  5. Just purchased everything to participate! Should be fun!

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    1. I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures on the Flicker page!!!

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  6. Congratulations! How exciting for you!

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  7. Cute bag and the material is just if not more brillant than Vera Bradly. Have not ventured out to making bag/purse, however that is on my list this year!

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  8. Wow! How exciting! Undoubtedly, you are the right person to collaborate with the magazine, you are creative and extremely talented, dear Rhonda .... and I wanted to thank you, this morning arrived at my home an envelope with two sheets of beautiful fashion design, Wow! So beautiful! Thank you, thank you, you made ​​my day, dear Rhonda!

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  9. Can't wait to read ALL the articles you have coming out this year!!

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