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Monday, 16 November 2015

Win Patterns!

Thinking of joining the AUSSEW Along on 30th November?  Little Moo Designs is donating three (3) PDF patterns (your choice) to a lucky winner.  Check out their pattern shop to see what's on offer. The winner will be chosen by lucky draw.

To be eligible you must submit a photo of your finished bag.  Members of the Facebook Group may post their photos to Facebook.  If you are not on Facebook you can submit your name and photo to sewalong@aussew.org.au.

All photos to be submitted by 10th December 2015.  The winner will be drawn on 11th December. Good luck everyone.  Can't wait to see the photos.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Introducing AUSSEW-Along

What is a Sew Along?

A Sew Along is essentially sewing a pattern step by step with a group of others.  The beauty of the online world is that you can join up and do this together, no matter where you are! You can ask questions, share ideas and tips an post pictures.

Our very first Sew Along will be...

The Tiny Essentials Tote Bag, brought to you by Little Moo Designs and Handbag Hardware Australia

Tiny Essentials Tote Bag
The Sew Along will commence 30th November. and will be hosted on this Blog as well as a Facebook Group called AUSSEW-Along.
Each day, for five days, we will be posting steps from the Tiny Essentials Tote Bag Pattern that you need to follow for that day.  Don't worry if you miss a day.  The instructions will stay on the blog and you can catch up as soon as you get back to your sewing room.

Bag Interior

We will not be repeating all the steps in the pattern instructions; you can read those as you sew.  However, we will have mini videos and tips and tricks to help you get the best possible result.  You will be able to ask questions via the Facebook Group (or via this blog, if you are not a Facebook devotee).  An instructor will be monitoring questions but participants are free, and strongly encourage, to help each other as well.  You can also share your work by posting pictures to Facebook.


If you would like to take part this is what you need to do.
  • Purchase the Tiny Essentials Tote Bag pattern at Little Moo Designs.  Use discount code AUSSEW20 for your 20% saving.  This is a downloadable pattern; once purchased, you will receive an email with a link.  Price:  $6.80 AUD
  • Read through the pattern a few times to get familiar with the steps required.
  • Gather all your supplies.  Handbag Hardware Australia are providing Ready-to-Sew kits for this project at a special price.  The kits include netting, interfacing, fleece, piping cord and optional webbing for straps. You will need to provide fabric and zipper.

    Price:  $23 AUD (with webbing), $20 AUD (without webbing), $6 postage

    If you already have some of the supplies and just need a few bits and pieces, Handbag Hardware makes your shopping easy. Use the discount code ASG10 if you are buying supplies separately
  • Join the AUSSEW-Along Facebook Group (optional).  This is a closed group so you will need to request an invitation to join.  OR just follow along on this blog.
  • Get ready for some fun!
Please note this is an intermediate pattern.  Ideally you should have some experience sewing zippers. This Sew Along is suited to people with intermediate level of sewing skills, or confident beginners.

Join the fun and be in the draw to win 3 patterns from Little Moo Designs.  How to enter...

Check back with us on 30th November 2015 when the fun begins!

Kit from Handbag Hardware Australia