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My new Craftsy bag making class launched today.

It’s out – we have lift off!

craftsy class linkMy new Craftsy bag making class has just launched today.

To watch the free preview, click here

If you have unlimited membership you can watch the whole thing. If you haven’t, don’t worry, you can get a free 7 day trial of Unlimited here 

I’m so looking forward to hearing what everyone thinks of the class, and at last I can tell you what I am making!

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I’m making 2 items in the class, the first is the Harris Tote which a few of you will already know, and The Harris Clutch Wallet which is new and exclusive to Craftsy.

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The Harris Tote is a lovely roomy tote bag with inside facings and classic leather handles. It has a huge zipped security pocket on the inside to keep your valuables safe. We all love the look of an open tote – but we still need somewhere safe for wallets and phones.

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I show you how to make the bag in beautiful Harris Tweed with lots of tips on how to work with wool tweed, but the bag is suitable to just about any type of fabric.

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Lots of tips on using rivets, attaching zips, stabilisers, top stitching, easy box corners and more

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The second item is new and exclusive to Craftsy, it is the Harris Clutch Wallet. It’s a beautiful soft co-ordinating clutch wallet that you can pop in your tote or use on its own on a night out with it’s cute removable wrist strap.

 

 

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Use my ingenious flap creation method to make the sharpest and most accurate flap in town!

I’ll walk you through a really easy zipper method that you may not have used before, create credit card pockets and attach magnetic fasteners.

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These wallets are really quick to construct and make great gifts
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I hope you enjoy the class, why not leave a comment and tell me what you think, I’d love to hear.

 

 

Beautiful Bags: The Harris Tote and Clutch Wallet.

 

Craftsy Class Launch

Craftsy Class ready for launch!

So…..my first bag making Craftsy Class is going live this week. I am sooo excited.

I finally got to see the finished class a couple of days ago whilst on holiday – (sat in the sun on our sunbeds under a towel so we could see the screen!)

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It has come out really well, I am so pleased with the finished class. The editing is fantastic, all my slip ups and tripping over the carpet have magically disappeared, along with the odd ‘oooch’ face whenever I stuck myself with a pin.

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I can’t disclose what I am making until it actually goes live, but I am demonstrating two items, one of which you will know, and one which was completely new and exclusive to Craftsy.

I used a Janome Skyline (Atelier 7 in the UK) in the class which is a superb sewing machine, and I will be reviewing it later in the week.

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I so hope you are going to enjoy the class, I will upload the links as soon as it goes live – I can’t wait to hear what you think!

And remember – This weekend on Craftsy, you can stream 10 free classes specially made for the junior chefs, fashion designers, cartoon artists, and crafters in your house. Just click below:

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Competition Winners

Competition Winners – Free Pattern

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Thanks for entering the comp everyone.

Winners generated by internet random number picker

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The winners are:

*****WINNERS*****
The 5 winners of the Spencer Ogg pattern competition drawn at random are:
 
pamsutey
 
Kerri kilpatrick
 
msalisonk
 
kmorgan8
kellie.trudel
 
Well done!
Let me know which pattern you each would like (diane@spencerogg.com).

Happy Sewing !

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Flappy Friday Freebie

Back in the saddle –

New free flap shape for the Flip Clutch Wallet.instablog

Fashion dictates – and what better than to update the The Flip Clutch Wallet with a bang on trend saddle shaped flap.

I’ve made these in faux leather, but you can make in quilting cottons, cork, wool, leather, in fact virtually anything, just like the original.

If you already have the pattern for The Flip Clutch Wallet, all you need to do is print the 2 new PDF sheets below and exchange them for pattern pieces D and F (The flap outer and interfacing) in your original pattern

Click Here to get the new pattern pieces

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If you don’t already have the pattern for The Flip, you can get it here

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Everything makes up exactly the same, just follow the pattern instructions as normal – and place the magnetic clasp in it’s new position on the flap as shown on the new pattern piece. (If you are using leather or faux, I reduced the weight of the flap interfacing to Decovil Light or similar)

If you would like to really go wild with the Dior look, you could give your wallet a stirrup too.stirrupblog

Simply cut a strip of leather (or faux) 3/4″x 6″ – thread a 3/4″ D-ring onto the middle of the leather strip and fold in half, tack in place at the top, close to the raw edges.strap

When you place the flap pieces right sides together ready to sew, slip the little strap between the two flap pieces centrally on the curved edge, parallel to the flap sides, as shown here – you can use a bit of sticky tape to hold it in place, then just carry on as normal. When you turn the flap through your little stirrup will pop right out!flap

Don’t forget to follow the blog as I will be issuing another new flap shape soon

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It’s totally FREE… happy sewing !

Don’t forget to post your pics to #spencerogg

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