03 July 2014

Designer Thursdays: Swoon Sewing Patterns

It's no secret I love bags. Weekenders. Library. Purses.

What I love more? Bag designers who tell me "feel free to sell your bags made with this pattern."

And that's exactly what it says on the patterns from Swoon Sewing Patterns. I don't know if I will, but it's nice to know we can, right?

I bought the Swoon Dorothy Day Tripper bag ages ago. I needed a bag just this size, and the price was right. Seriously? $5.95?

The pattern was well written, with lots of clear images to explain the instructions. Arrows pointing me in the right direction. That is much appreciated, let me tell you!

And here she is:



Just want y'all to notice the amount of pink on this bag. It's lined with the same pink polka dot fabric. See? I can do pink. But only if it's paired with French macaron fabric. Then I have to do pink. There's a law, or something.

Now. Let's talk about the cuteness of her other patterns. These are just a few on my wishlist:

The Blanche Barrel Bag - I want two!


The Dottie Vintage Bag - my next purse


The Eloise Wallet - it's even got a zippy pocket for your phone!

The Sophia Beach Tote - there are straps to hold a towel on the other side - genius!



Now, I e-mailed Swoon Sewing Patterns, making sure I had permission to use photos and links. And not only did Alicia say "Sure!" she also said, "Feel free to give one away!"

So, head on over, pick one out, and leave me a comment telling me which one you'd choose. Winner's choice! Lucky dogs! I'll announce a winner next Thursday, so good luck!

28 comments:

  1. The Dorothy Day Tripper would be a great bag! Your is great!

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  2. I love swoon patterns and Alicia is great and so generous! I've been a fan since the paco bean (former name) era. Lol. Let's see, I have about half of the patters but don't have the Sophia or her brand new messenger so not sure which I'll pick if I win but probably the Sophia ;). Thanks for the oppurtunity!!!!

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  3. Love the 'Betty Bowler' Pattern. Your choice of fabrics on the 'Day Tripper' was great.

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  4. Love the Sophia bag! Those towel straps are pretty awesome!

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  5. The Blanche bag is my favorite!
    I have never attempted making a real bag, so this may be my first!!!
    Wonderful designs!
    Esther

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  6. Dorothy Day Tripper! Absolutely!!!!

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  7. I like the Stella Weekender bag! It's probably beyond my sewing abilities, but that's what I want! Go big or go home, right?

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  8. The Stella Weekender. I like those pockets!

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  9. The Dorothy Day Tripper! Love it! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. I love the Dorothy Day Tripper. Also the Stella Weekender. Your bag looks great.

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  11. HI Jennie, Happy 4th!Your new bag is awesome, I love the Blanche, think you just turned me on to new patterns I need lol!

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  12. The Dottie Vintage bag is calling my name. =) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. I really like the Dorothy Day Tripper bag and the Stella Weekender bag. But I also like the wallet pattern. LOL Can you tell I love all the Swoon Patterns? Thanks for the chance to win one of the patterns. (I sure hope Alicia will do the picking as I can't make up my mind on which pattern I really like because I like them all!)

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  14. Love your bag! I'd like the Dorothy Day Tripper too, it looks great :)

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  15. I have to join the majority and go with the Dorothy Day Tripper bag too. Although the Barrel bag is a really close second!! Love them all :)

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  16. I'd want the wallet. I've tried on my own with some success, but I'd really like a pattern to know how to do it right.

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  17. I love your bag. If I had to chose I'd go with the Dorothy day tripper or the Stella beach tote. They are all great. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  18. The Stella Weekender would be a great bag to make for my soon to be daughter- in-law. I would have to be in pink though...that is her color! I love the bag you made!

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  19. The Dorothy Day Tripper!! Thanks

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  20. Love them all - but Beach tote is my favourite

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  21. Hello, please enter me in the giveaway. I love your Dorothy Day Tripper so that's the pattern I'd love to win so as to give it a try. Thanks!

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  22. Her patterns are fantastic and your bag is beautiful! I'm not sure I am capable but I would love to try the Stella weekender! Thanks for the chance!

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  23. I love the Betty Bowler. Fingers crossed

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  24. The swoon one I think, so hard to choose :)

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  25. The Dorothy, my first comment left that off sorry!

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  26. The Blanche Barrell Bag!

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