Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Hollywood Handbag - Pattern Release!

Now this bag, this bag is the bag of bags! The perfect bag for me! I love it sooo much! It's safe thanks to the two closures - zippers and flap! It is such a fun and quick sew! The folded in half design is quite unique and really does turn a few heads. Depending on the size you chose, it can be the the perfect everyday handbag if you sew the large version, big enough for all the necessities. Or you can choose the smaller size, perfect for a night on the town or as a wallet replacement. 

The Hollywood Handbag pattern has both INCH and CENTIMETER measurements and is available in both English and Swedish HERE.

Get it at a discount!
This bag also marks the start of my Facebook Group "Sewing Pink Pony Patterns"! *insert cheers and happy dance here* If you join now, as a member of the group you'll get 20% discount on the Hollywood Handbag pattern for a week!! So make sure you grab it before the 25th of July. All members also have a permanent 10% discount on all my patterns, so make sure you join for all the latest announcements, previews, and to share your own Pink Pony Design makes!

The little handle on the top is surprisingly convenient. I grab it every time I use my bags, so it's not just decoration. This is the small size, the perfect wallet replacement (why not add a few credit card pockets to the lining?) or as a party bag when you only need the little things. Both bags are made in Tula Pink fabric, the flaps are "Disco Kitty" in different colors and I used the "Cat Eyes" for the lining matched with a vinyl on the large bag, and a Tula Pink Solid cotton fabric for the small bag. And the beautiful purse locks are from Emmaline Bags.

The Hollywood Handbag like all my bags is fully lined. It is also the perfect excuse to use one of those beautiful, fancy bag locks you've been saving for that perfect project! Just look at all the different, pretty ones on my testers bags further down.

It has interior slip pockets in each zippered compartment.

The back is smooth.

You can see more photos of the large bag in my previous post. But here's a few size comparisons.

Finished size small bag: ~6 ¾” (17cm) high, ~9 ¼” (24cm) wide and ~¾” (2cm) deep at the base. 
Finished size large bag: ~8 ¾” (22cm) high, ~9 ¼” (24cm) wide and ~¾” (2cm) deep at the base. 


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As always, this pattern wouldn't be a reality without my amazing pattern testers making sure everything is absolutely perfect before the release! And every time I think they've outdone themselves with their work, but this time, they've really all blown my mind with their BEAUTIFUL work!
Thank you all for helping me!  Here are their gorgeous bags.

Anette - Made this drop dead gorgeous all cotton version, look at those contrast stitches! So beautiful! 

Annette - made this absolutely amazing, neon - rainbow version that is just breath taking, so stunning!

Michelle of MEW Designs Australia - whom can be found here on Instagram and here on Facebook made this stunning, and very high end looking black and plaid version.

Doris Lövgren - whom can be found here on Instagram made this stunning faux leather one, just beautiful! And those home made chains straps just adds a whole new level to the design!

Cheryl Wright Simmerman - of Adarra Handmade made this beauiful cork one

Kristin - whom can be found here on Instagram made an absolutely stunning linnen and vinyl version! She also made a leather strap so she can change according to preference.

Margareth Tai - Bags by Mags can be found here on Instagram, made this super cute and happy cotton version.

Marita Tjulander - of Valsanhäxan Syr/Quiltar made a so lovely, classic vinyl and cotton version.
Pia Jestin - whom can be found here on Instagram made a beautiful vinyl and cotton version. So beautiful with the patterned vinyl and soft flowers!

I hope you'll have much fun sewing your Hollywood Handbag, and please do join the Facebook group and share your makes!