Friday, October 9, 2015

Bring the Basics Bag!

I'm very excited to introduce the very first pattern of my new line! The Bring the Basics Bag is just that, a small shoulder bag, clutch or wristlet, that will hold just the stuff you need to be able to leave the house. It has two cellphone pockets (holds up to 2 cellphones, 6" long), card slots, money slot and a zipper pocket for coins and keys.

It's a very handy design, and it's quick and really fun to make. It came to be as really all my bags where to heavy and warm to lug around in +40 C temperatures here in Malta. The pattern has 28 color photos, one for each step - so it's really more of a tutorial then a pattern - which will make it easy to follow even for a bag making novice with just basic sewing skills! 

It is available for purchase on Craftsy here, or if you'd prefer the pattern in Swedish, you can purchase the Swedish PDF pattern from my mothers webshop here. If you are a store owner and wish to purchase the paper version of this pattern for wholesale, please drop me an email. =)

As you can see you have two separate pockets for phones, one on each side of the zipper pocket. The zippered pocket is of course fully lined. 

Three separate card slots and a separate bill pocket. 

I hope you will love this pattern as much as I do! I've made several versions already, and I had so much fun making them. =) And a special shoutout goes out to my friend Sulan for her invaluable input during the creation of the final version of this pattern <3

If you make a Bring the Basics Bag, please hashtag your Instagram photos with #bringthebasicsbag and #pinkponydesign so I and everyone else get to see them! =D

Pattern Giveaway - Closed!

You have a chance to win 1 of 5 Bring The Basics Bag PDF patterns I'm giving away for free!
For a chance to win, just leave a comment on this post. You can comment with what you think of the pattern, my new logo or name, or any other input you might have. Make sure you're not a no-reply comment blogger or if you are or are unsure if you are, please leave your email address in the comment so I can contact you if you win. And don't forget to let me know if you prefer the Swedish or English version. =)

If you want a second chance to win, please share this contest on your blog, your Facebook, Instagram or any other social media, and leave a second comment saying you've done so with a link.

You have until 13:00 on the 16th of October to enter.

Best of Luck! =D


  1. I would love to win and would prefer the English version. It's very cute- I am not very experienced at sewing but I think I could attempt this!

    1. Thank you Elizabeth, I'm so glad you think so! =D
      However, you're a no-reply commenter so I don't have your email, please comment again with your email address for a chance to win.

  2. Hej. Vad kul att du hittade till min blogg och såg något du gillade. Tack för kommentar. Är gärna med i utlottningen av mönstret, verkar vara precis vad jag letar efter, föredrar svensk version.
    Kram Gun

  3. I would love to win this pattern, english please, never made bag but I love this one to be my first.

  4. Congratulations - I love this pattern!!
    English please!

  5. Jag har följt din blogg i några år ganska passivt. Tänk att man är så dålig på att kommentera ibland. Du är så duktig på att arbeta med färger i dina quiltar och väskor. Fantastiskt inspirerande. Trodde t.ex. aldrig att någon skulle kunna göra en quilt med en flamingo som jag själv gärna skulle vilja ha på väggen hemma ;). Det är så roligt att du prövar på att göra mönster mer seriöst. Jag önskar dig all lycka till!
    Jag har inte vågat mig på att sy några väskor än, det här verkar vara ett bra nybörjarmönster. Om jag skulle vinna så vill jag gärna ha mönstret på svenska.

    1. Tusen tack för dina hjärtevärmande ord! Jag blir så fantastiskt glad! <3 Så otroligt roligt att du tycker så! =)

      Dock är du en no-reply comment blogger så jag har tyvärr inte din email address, och tyvärr får jag inte upp någon blogg när jag klickar på din blogger profil länk heller så jag kan inte kontakta dig om du vinner. Snälla kommentera igen med din email adress för en vinstchans! Kram

  6. What a cute pattern - and very smart to add pockets for two cell phones. Often, I get "stuck" carrying someone else's phone and this would be so handy. I would like the English version if I am lucky enough to win, my email is terri-fisher (at) shaw (dot) com. PS: there seems to be a problem with your comments section, the "Add a Comment" link didn't come up until I attempted to use the Reply link on someone else's comment.

  7. Hi Maria! I came across your Pink Pony Design blog yesterday after my Mum downloaded your free Bia bag pattern from craftsy. I loved the design so much I wanted to see more! I'm loving all your designs I've seen so far, especially the Bia bag (so many pockets, so much organisation!) and this Bring the Basics bag. It's small enough for a night out but has enough room for all the essentials! I would love to win it for Mum who could use it to make me a purse for my graduation ball which would perfectly match my ball dress! I love your work!!

    If I win, could I please have an English version? Also, I'm not sure if I'm a non-reply blogger or not so, if I am fortunate enough to win a pattern, please contact me via my email, which is


  8. I love your bag pattern and would like to win it :)

  9. I would love to win this pattern.

  10. I have completed this pattern but I had to adjust it slightly to accommodate my phone. I have added 1 1/2 inches to the length and 2 inches to the width.

  11. wow, what an amazing purse. I would love to try it.

  12. wow, what an amazing purse. I would love to try it.


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