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Bags, purses and a special guest

Our big news this week is that we have finalised our plans for the workshop with Australian designer Gail Pan on August 8th. We are thrilled to welcome her to Cornwall and all of us are volunteering to work for the day! There is some information below but the full details can be found here. If you are thinking about going then book quickly as over half our tickets have already sold.

Many of us are planning trips away on holiday, visiting family and friends, or even having a staycation stitching in the garden. One thing all of us have in common is the need for a decent bag for our projects or personal belongings. This newsletter we take a look at some of our bags to take or make while away plus all the handy essentials you might need to have at hand.

We also have had a delivery of new cream on cream fabrics from Liberty. As always, beautiful quality Lasenby quilting cotton in 5 different tone on tone prints.

As always, enjoy your sewing and have a wonderful week.
Best wishes
Sally & the girls

Gail Pan workshop

We are so excited to welcome Gail to the shop in August. What an honour. Enjoy her company on August 8th. This special day will be held in The Olive Grove Bistro, our on-site café. The day includes a goody bag, tea, coffee, cake and lunch as well as spending all day with Gail Pan teaching her techniques while you hand stitch one of her bag patterns.

Tickets are selling fast so please buy your ticket here or contact us as soon as possible to book.

Bags Galore

We have a rich and varied selection of bag patterns available for you to make. Perfect to make before going away to carry essentials for your sewing projects or the beach, or to take and stitch while enjoying a break away. Some are machine stitched but others are embellished with applique, embroidery or English Paper Piecing so are ideal for making when out and about. Beach bags, handbags, sewing bags, purses and pouches.
Pictured are Strawberry Fox bag, Camden Bag, Sunday Sampler, Sunshiny Day Bag, Waverley Bag, Morning Song Handbag
Red Satchel, Tea Anyone? Mug Bag, Butterfly Cottage, Liza Bag, Sophie Bag, Daisy Cottage Bag
Friends in a Row pencil case, Little Critters purses,
Little Fox Zipped purse, Stitching with Friends ,Pretty Little Things zippered pouches


Patterns to make cases to keep your projects or iPads safe and secure.
Home Tablet Pouch and Nature's Pace iPad Case Both patterns make a case to fit an iPad mini or iPad.
Social Gathering Project Pouch this project pouch has a pocket for scissors, threads, and small project, along with a pin/needle pad to keep everything in place.

Ready Made Bags and Pouches

Running out of time to make for yourself or for a gift? The we have these bags and pouches ready made and ready to use!

Kaffe Fassett’s Fabulous Florals Eco Pouch Set of 2 - Limited Edition

Stow your bits and bobs in these colourful zipped eco pouches and stay organized everywhere you go.

The pouches are made of recycled plastic that is tough enough to handle even sharp quilting, sewing, and art tools.

Cornish designer Poppy Treffry is known for her quirky free motion applique products. We have several of her pouches, bags and sandwich wraps available.
Kaffe Fassett’s Fabulous Florals Eco Pouch Set of 2 - Limited Edition

Bag Accessories

Whether it's clips, magnetic closures, zips or press studs. D-rings, bag wadding or other bag paraphernalia, we have a big range of bag essentials to give your handmade bags a professional finish.
Our zips are available on a reel of 5m continuous zip with 12 zip pulls so you can cut to the exact length that you need.
Swivel clips and D- Rings are available in several sizes and finishes to create key rings or bag handles.
Bag wadding is a stiffer lining for bags that gives structure. Fuse N Shape is mouldable and fusible and makes a great base for the Camden Bag.

Sewing Essentials

Scissors, needles, pins, thread magic thread conditioner, needle threaders, new rotary cutter blades and cotton thread. All the little bits that make a project go a little more smoothly. What do you need to stock up on?

Liberty cream on cream tonals

Liberty quilting weight cotton is just beautiful to work with and now these tonal florals are a perfect compliment to other fabrics, not just Liberty prints. Available as fat 1/4s and by the metre or part metre.