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Christine Welsh
Works at ChrisW Designs
Attended Wauchope High
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Great work! I love the fabrics you have chosen! :)
I completed another bag from Sara Lawson's book Big-City Bags. My girlfriend's daughter, Aimee, is having a baby in January so I sewed the Oh Spit! Diaper Bag for the baby shower that was held on December 14. Here is the fron...
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GREAT job Gina....LOVE those hidden pockets....whether used for guns or anything else you may want to stash away.....They would come in handy this time of year when doing a bit of sneaky Christmas shopping.....STASH the goodies away and nobody will know what you have been up to! LOLLL 
I've been dying to share with you my latest bag!  I purchased the Sugar and Spice pattern from Christine over at ChrisWDesigns a LONG time ago, but only recently had time to put it together. This bag looks a little fancy on t...
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Thanks, Christine.  Yes, that is so true!!  I made myself a huge bag with a secret pocket.  I don't have a gun, but I store magazine, library books,...I've even tried a wine bottle, but it was too big.  The are very hand!   (LOL)
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Love it Gina! Great work....keep it up! :)
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Thank you, Christine!  :)
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GREAT job Alice....That bird fabric is absolutely GORGEOUS! I have a thing about bird fabric at the moment! LOLLL
I finished this bag today just in time for my 'Open House Shop' tomorrow. It was a pattern of ChrisW Designs as part of the 'Bag of the Month' series. I made the Intermediate design even simpler on the inside but I am very pl...
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Thanks Christine. I nearly sold the bag but the colour was not right. So I have a commission for a different colour and also a commission for just the front pocket with the same material for a small evening bag!
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Such a great job! I really love what you did here Gina! Please share it in our Flickr Pool! :) http://www.flickr.com/groups/chriswdesigns/pool/
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Thanks, +Christine Welsh !
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Oh AWESOME work Gina.....I absolutely ADORE this version!!  VERY classy! :)
All my friends seem to want the awesome Lombard Street Bag designed by Christine over at ChrisWDesigns.  Why wouldn't they?  It has a place for your cell, your iPad and whatever else you can shove into the other eight pockets...
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Excellent work, I love it
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It was FUN to read this post Gina....it is interesting to learn of your journey to get to bag making, especially your machine being new in your garage for 5 years first! LOL I have tried so many different crafts BUT NONE have hooked me like sewing....once a sewist, always a sewist! LOL I do revisit my knitting and crotchet from time to time....but I always end up back with my sewing in one form or another BUT BAGS have me well and truly HOOKED and these days I don't make much else! LOLLL Mind you....I DO want to TRY and tear myself away and try my hand at quilting and machine embroidery....Ahhhh not enough hours in the day!! :) LOVED seeing all the pics of your work...and gotta love that bonnet....takes me back to when I was a child watching Little House on The Prairie on TV! LOLL
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Oh add handprinting to my list of things to try....I WISH there was a way to craft more hours! LOL Too many great things to try and just not enough time.... Thanks again for joining in! :)
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I've seen a lot of alterations to my patterns over the years BUT never one like this! LOL COOL! :)
Jenny wanted a very small bag for going out. She saw my City Slicker and wanted just the front pocket and a small stiff handle. The City Slicker And this is what I came up with for Jenny and I hope she likes it. The fr...
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GREAT job Gina....despite your struggles they look AWESOME!!!
Hello friends!  If you have been wondering where I have been lately, well, I have proof that I have not been slacking off.  These three bags have been keeping me pretty busy.  I was thrilled that after some of my friends saw ...
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Thanks, +Christine Welsh !  I value your comments!! :)
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Great work Gina....You can check out my Cross Body bag with iPad pocket! :) http://www.chriswdesigns.com/lombard%20street.htm
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oh this is so cute! Thanks for sharing at the bag Brag Tuesday linky party! :) http://blog.chriswdesigns.com/linking-parties/
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Designer of handbags, purses, backpacks, totes and all sorts of other bag patterns!
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  • ChrisW Designs
    Designer, 2010 - present
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Sew bags, Sew Simple!
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Hi there, I am the designer behind the ChrisW Designs bag pattern range. I've been sewing for as long as I can remember. My mum  taught me to sew when I was knee high to a grasshopper! As a teenager I made all my own clothes on mums trusty old Singer treadle machine.

Later I started designing and making collectable mohair teddy bears and patterns. I did that for about 10 years BUT gradually I moved away from the bears and became HOOKED on bags instead!

What FUN! You have something so useful, practical AND beautiful and  totally 'YOU' when you have completed your bag. You won't see another one just like it coming down the street!

That is what I like about making your own bags, be that a handbag, purse, tote or backpack, ANY Bag!....you start with a pattern (that's where I come in!) and then YOU choose the fabrics and hardware.....YOU decorate them how YOU like them. YOU can make some changes......add more pockets or have less.......The "canvas" becomes your OWN!
 
I am working on a whole range of different bags so there are lots more patterns to come. I do hope you stop by from time to time to see how things are coming along!

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  • Wauchope High
    1981
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