Each parcel is only available for a limited time and runs along a theme. You can buy the parcel for the price of your choosing! ALL, yes ALL of the profits go to a charity called Donors Choose which funds and supports educational projects in the US.
Parcel 7 is currently available and is a fantastic collection of bag patterns, perfect for those Christmas gift makes and there is such a great selection, from handbags, purses to overnight bags. AND this is the last pattern parcel of the year!
I jumped in with both feet when I saw one of Clover and Violets designs, The Daphne Bag, was in the parcel, I love their bags and they really appeal to the quilter in me!
Having made other Clover and Violets designs in the past I knew this would be a 'real' bag, not just a flimsy tote style bag. This is a proper handbag, with lots of great finishing details.
I used Thermolam wadding for my bag rather than the interfacing and flannel combination suggested by the pattern. The Thermolam is great, adding a little bit of pouf and softness to the otter of the bag whilst still retaining some body and strength without being rigid. I do love Thermolam!
I sourced my bag hardware from Bag Clasps, fantastic service and a great selection of products. The zip is from a great little ebay shop, I love a quirky little zip. I would have preferred a teal or green but the red is still fun and I couldn't resist it for the zipper pull!
And the strap presented the perfect opportunity to use a precious half meter of Tula Pink ribbon I brought at FOQ in 2013.
Thank you so much to the organisers and designers in Patten Parcel 7, if you want to go and grab your own parcel, do it here, remember the parcel is only available for 2 weeks!Parcel #7 includes:
Barcelona Bag and Wallet by Pat Bravo
Butterfly Sling Purse by Emmaline Patterns
Evelyn Hangbag by ChrisW Designs
Midtown Messenger Bag by Betz White
Betty Bowler by Swoon Sewing Patterns
BONUS PATTERN: Daphne Bag by Clover & Violet
Choose a price of $32 or greater for Parcel #7 and you will automatically also be sent the Bonus Pattern! That's just over $5 a pattern. The Bonus Pattern for this Parcel is the brand new Daphne Bag pattern from Clover & Violet. The Daphne is a slouchy satchel that can be worn cross body or as a shoulder bag. The zip top keeps your gear secure and the internal pockets keep your accessories where you need them. This is a brand new, never been seen before pattern and is an exclusive opportunity for Parcel #7 customers!
How Pattern Parcel Works: Here at Perfect Pattern Parcel, we believe in supporting independent pattern designers. It’s our opinion that indie patterns are just, well, better than big box patterns, and we’re pretty sure our customers think so too. So, we allow customers to show their support in naming their own price for each Parcel. We also encourage customers to allocate part of their Parcel price to the charity Donorschoose.org in order to help classrooms in need. Pattern Parcel donates all profits after expenses from Parcel sales to the charity as well. Its our goal to raise over $20,000 for Donors Choose this year.
Friday, November 7 Stitched || Sew Exhausted
Saturday, November 8 Made by Sara ||Oliver's Fancy || Strawberry Patch Ramblings
Sunday, November 9 from a box || Mia's Creations || MOMENTS
Monday, November 10 owen's olivia || While she was sleeping
Tuesday, November 11 Nutta || Radiant Home Studio || La Pantigana
Wednesday, November 12 Sew Fishsticks || Stacy Sews || Stitching Insane || GnomeAngel
Thursday, November 13 Needle and Ted || Patchouli Moon Studio || Sprouting JubeJube || The Crazy Tailor
Friday, November 14 Casa Crafty || A Jennuine Life || 'So, Zo... What do you know?'
Saturday, November 15 Stitches by Laura || Rebekah Sews || Serger Pepper
Sunday, November 16 Blogs Like A Mother || Vicky Myers creations || Blossom Heart Quilts
Monday, November 17 Shanni Loves || So Sew Easy || GYCT Designs || Tiger In A Tornado
Tuesday, November 18 The Nosy Pepper || Keep Calm and Carrion || There & Back || Sewing Sober
Wednesday, November 19 Sew Like My Mom || Knot Sew Normal || Stacy Sews || sewVery
Thursday, November 20 Mimi's Mom || Our Family Four || shades of BOLD || Modern Handcraft
Friday, November 21 Shawnta Sews || Lulu & Celeste || Amanda Rose || Robin's Fabric Nest || House of Pinheiro