12.08.2014

Sew Mama Sew Give~Away Day!



Hello and Happy Monday.  

 I'm very excited to be a part of Sew Mama Sew's Give~Away day.
If you haven't visited my blog before, I am a designer who loves to create sewing patterns and write for sewing magazines and books.  I also love to share free sewing patterns and tutorials.




I designed a new purse pattern - The Lovely Gathered Purse Trio.
I'm giving away a copy of the pattern + a kit to make the clutch you see pictured!
This pattern is an easy make for a last minute Christmas gift!






The clutch has a metallic silver zipper and silver clasp and D-Ring.  The fabrics included in the kit are Essex Linen from Robert Kaufmann and a cotton/linen print by Annika Wester for Kokka.



The pattern includes three different sizes.



The Shopper is the largest at a very generous 16" x 14 1/2".
I absolutely love this size.  If you like big purses this is the size for you!



The "Around Town" is a perfect 13" x 11"
Not too big and not too small.



The clutch is compact but roomy enough for all your essentials when you want to carry a smaller bag.

Each purse a has zipper closure on the top and
the inside has a zipper lining pocket.


I have some more fabrics picked out for this bag.  I can't wait to make some more versions!



The pattern is a PDF download that includes the pattern for all three sizes plus 11 pages of easy to follow instructions and illustrations!

Now for the Give~Away!
Please leave a comment below by December 12 at 5 p.m. PST.  below and I will pick a winner.
Give away is open to all commenters!

Good Luck!
xo
Charise



146 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love your fabric picks for your next bags.

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  2. Merry Christmas from Oklahoma, USA! I love that clutch! crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  3. Oh my! This is fabulous and the fabrics picks are terrific too. Eye candy as always.

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  4. Your bags are wonderful! I'd like to make that large one for my daughter. It would make a great bag for her and the baby.

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  5. Lovely. I love the modern neutral tones

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  6. Love the pattern, great fabrics and metallic zips.

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  7. Charise your patterns are always so fun and perfect! I'd love to win - I need all 3 sizes!!!

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  8. Love, love, love this pattern! How I'd love to win it - thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  9. I love this bag design! I really enjoy making all sorts of bags, so this would definitely be right up my alley!

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  10. Hi there! What a great giveaway!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    h_freund@hotmail.com
    This bag is stunning!! I love the fabrics also!

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  11. Love all the combinations you made for your bags! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  12. I love your bags, and really appreciate getting all 3 sizes in the one pattern! The fabrics you are chosen and just perfect!

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  13. Pretty pattern. Love all your work.

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  14. Love the pattern especially the clutch size....the pleats are perfect!

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  15. This looks like such a delightful bag- I especially love the clutch size! And the fabrics you've picked out are wonderful too! Thanks for your giveaway Charise!

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  16. Love the fabrics you've put together - very stylish! :-)

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  17. Your 3 bags are gorgeous - love the gathered detail - and your fabric choices are gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win the pattern and materials for the clutch.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  18. I would absolutely love to win this pattern!

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  19. The pattern looks lovely, as do the fabrics. I'd love to win to try my hand at making this clutch bag.

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  20. Oh wow, I loooove bag patterns and yours are so cute. :)
    twocheekymonkeys at live dot com

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  21. Love them all. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  22. I love all three bags and the fabric
    . Sandy. sandyborcherds@ gmail.com

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  23. 'Lovely' is a very suitable name for these bags. Lovely indeed :) (owl.laughing@gmail.com)

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  24. These bags are beautiful, thanks for the giveway!

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  25. I love this pattern!!! Thanks for the chance 💜

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  26. Great, versatile pattern! Love the fabrics too! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  27. I love the clutch version. The fabric is gorgeous. Thanks

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  28. Hello! I'm an italian woman! Thank you very much for this giveaway!!! I love making handmade bags! I like the pattern and the fabric of your clutch and I hope to win!!! ;-) Bye bye.
    Manuela
    www.lasoffittadeighiri.blogspot.it

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  29. Love the fabric in the giveaway. Your choices for the follow up bags are great too. Especially like upper right corner - it looks like it may be an arrow fabric in the blue. I would use the largest bag to replace my tote I take to work everyday, and try to gift the clutch, but......as I said the fabric is great.

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  30. thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. I love this bag and your fabric choices!

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  32. Thank you for the give away. The purse is very nice, hope to win.

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  33. Love your fabric choices, I would love to make the purse. Thanks for the chance.

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  34. This is so versatile, I really like the Around Town size. Thanks for great giveaway. x

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  35. Very cute pattern. I can see my girls liking this bag. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  36. This is a great giveaway, I would love to be able to make a bag! I'm not very good yet, but I j
    hopefully will be! Thanks for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  37. That is such a cute bag pattern. I can see my granddaughters carrying one of those.

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  38. Amazing bag pattern but moreso your fabric choices are amazing.

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  39. I love this pattern and the fabrics you have chosen for each of them. That silver dot bag is great!

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  40. i would love to make the shopper. love all your patterns.

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  41. Thats a lovely design. I love the fabrics youve chosen too. I know just who to make the clutch for should I win.

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  42. Great purses! I love the big 'Shopper' one! Thanks for the giveaway! cherisetower@gmail.com

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  43. What a fantastic pattern! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  44. Beautiful! I would love to make that sweet little clutch. I'd have a hard time giving it away, but in the spirit of Giveaway Day, I would find a deserving person on my holiday gift list. Then I'd make an Around Town for myself. :) Thank you for the giveaway offer!

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  45. Are you kidding me? THIS IS AMAZING!! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

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  46. Your new pattern looks wonderful. And I just love this gorgeous kit you put together, so very perfect. Thanks for such a generous giveaway.

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  47. Ooooh! I love bags and I really love this one! Thank you!

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  48. Totally wonderful - what a great giveaway!

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  49. Love the clutch great giveaway Happy Holidays from NC

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  50. Great pattern and lovely fabric! Thanks for the chance!

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  51. I love that you have 3 different size options

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  52. These are so cute! I have not had much luck with zipper sewing and am hoping to master it in the new year!

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  53. HI, such a neat clutch! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  54. What a terrific giveaway! Your gathered purse pattern is lovely-especially like the clutch version. The fabrics you picked for your next projects are really pretty. Can't wait to see those when you make them! I haven't tried making a purse yet but your directions look pretty clear even for a beginner like me!
    This will give me the chance to master those darn zippers!

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  55. OMG, I would love to know where you get your zippers, so awesome and this looks like an amazing bag pattern. grecomara at gmail dot com

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  56. OMG I would love to win this prize. I am just getting into bag making!

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  57. As always you make such beautiful things Charise...I love the little clutch, so perfect for a day of window shopping and lunch out...Thank you for the lovely giveaway......

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  58. Oh these are lovely. thank you so much for being so generous.

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  59. All three of the variations are lovely and the fabric you picked is gorgeous. Thank you!

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  60. I usually make tote bags but have never made a handbag. If I win, this will certainly add something to my skill set.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  61. Great fabric, and it looks like a great pattern! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  62. I would love to win your pattern; it's beautiful! sarah@forrussia.org

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  63. I always love your fabric choices. I would be so proud to win this I buy magazines just for your patterns. Drhodes9@ cox.net

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  64. I love your bag pattern in all sizes. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  65. Merry Christmas to me;
    Merry Christmas to me;
    Merry Christmas to me,
    And to all of you too.

    This would be so great to win.

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  66. That gray fabric is too sweet! This looks like a very handy pattern, with those three sizes to choose from. What a wonderful gift all three would make as a set!

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  67. I love this bag! Thank you for the generous give away!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  68. the fabric is so sweet. that clutch pattern is the perfect size for me. thanks for the giveaway.

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  69. I like the fabrics you select for your next bags :)

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  70. Seasons greetings from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada!

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  71. Cute purses! Really like the different sizes, would love to try making a few.. Thanks!

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  72. I love this pattern and the versatility, too! If I don't win I will definitely put this on my must buy list.

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  73. This is simply lovely! I am a sucker for a cute bag pattern.

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  74. That clutch design and the fabrics you chose are soooo cutie-licious! You are so talented!!

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  75. I love the Around Town! All 3 are great but I love the size of it,

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  76. I love making bags and your patterns look fantastic. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  77. I like the bag pattern and your blog.

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  78. What a great pattern! I am digging that metallic zipper! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  79. How clever, one pattern multiple sizes and of course your sewing is perfection ! Thank you for your giveaway!
    Following by email for loads of inspiration!

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  80. I love the bags. They would make such nice gifts for my family.

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  81. I love your pattern for the great bags. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

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  82. I really like your bag patterns!

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  83. I really would like to win this great purse. It would fit so many needs with my girls.
    But I have never won anything in all of my 73 years, so if could you direct me to the spot I can order it I sure would appreciate it..
    I tried to find it but didn't have any luck.

    I have looked all over but can't find it. Sure want it though.

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  84. Great pattern, very versatile! I can see the bags in many different fabrics.

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  85. Your bags are lovely, would be nice to try one.

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  86. Love all the bags! Thanks for the pattern. Have a wonderful holiday season!

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  87. Sweet bag ~ really love the clutch and the fabric is lovely too!
    Thanks for the giveaway ~ so generous!

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  88. What a gorgeous pattern. I love the clutch version but that shopper is divine too.

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  89. Those bags are sew cute. They'd make a lovely set.

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  90. I love bags. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  91. What a generous giveaway! The clutch is adorable!
    Happy holidays!

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  92. I love that clutch - it's adorable! What an awesome giveaway!

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  93. I'm a sucker for bags of any kind but this trio is so nice.
    Bev in Alberta

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  94. They are beautiful! I like your bags! Thank you so much for the give away! :)

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  95. I would love to win. I've not made a bag yet but really want to.
    Thank you!
    Michelle

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  96. I don't make purses (yet) but this cute one makes me want to start!

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  97. That is a very cute bag and doesn't look to difficult! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  98. These bags are so cute! That huge one is my favorite!

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  99. Love these bags and your choice of fabrics. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway Day.

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  100. Fun bags. I can see making several in different sizes for many uses. Love the big one!

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  101. Thanks so much. Very nice bags! Love all the sizes.

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  102. I really love the small size. You have some nice tutorials, there are several I'm planning to try now. :)

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  103. I love seeing your fabric selections for each of the bags. Nice patterns.

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  104. You know I love all of your stuff.....the fabric you picked out is awesome! I love that silver zipper too! Awesome giveaway and love the three in one pattern too.

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  105. I LOVE this pattern! And the fabric just fits!
    Evin5 at aol dot com

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  106. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  107. Ooh I really love the pattern its awesome and the fabrics are very mod and cute too

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  108. Charise...you just make the most lovely things!

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  109. I love the white fabric you have chosen for the clutch, it's perfect. What a fabulous pattern! Thanks for the chance!

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  110. I love handbag patterns! Yours are lovely. Thanks.

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  111. This purse is so cute, Inlove bags, and I love sewing bags. Have a wonderful day! (dawnm1993 at gmail dot com)

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  112. I love your bags - the Fabric combinations are so pretty. What a wonderful pattern to have!

    lflemin at msn dot com

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  113. OH! I love that you've included three sizes! What a great idea!! I'm going to take a look at more of your patterns. :-) I'd love to win this!

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  114. Your Gathered purses are beautiful, I wouldn't know which one to start sewing. Your taste for fabric is perfect!

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  115. I totally love this pattern and the fabric you picked.

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  116. What a sweet bag! And thanks for the kit! I always struggle finding the extras (the right zipper and accessories) so It's nice to know these will work! Hope I win!

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  117. Beautiful and so much fun.
    Thanks for the chance!
    NaturallyFunDays(at)gmail(dot)com

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  118. Love the fabric and the pattern!!! ksmith8@emich.edu

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  119. Very cute bags! Thanks for the chance to win!
    jvermunt(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  120. Purse looks beautiful. Love a big bag. Fingers crossed.

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  121. What a great giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win!
    cyntheo@verizon.net

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  122. I love bags! Thank you for a wonderful giveaway

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  123. I'm always searching for cute bags! Thanks for the giveaway! coralbunnyandlo {at} gmail {dot} com

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  124. I LOVE to sew bags. Thanks for the chance to win !

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  125. These look great! I love the fabric selections you have made for the new bags!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  126. Love the shape of the bag and the different sizes :)

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  127. I have an addiction to making bags, and yours looks great!

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  128. Hi there Charise,
    I am a longtime follower via email and I just love your paper piecing patterns. It is nice to see that you are also designing cool bags.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows
    snausages22@yahoo.ca

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