Sunday, February 16, 2020

Singapore Sling Bag - All Glammed Up!

I've been meaning to make a party Singapore Sling Bag for so long, like a classy looking one, without seahorses, birds or even the color pink! I finished just in time for all the Christmas parties! Yay! But the problem was, I loved it so much that I've been using it almost every day since - and I've not gotten around to photographing it! But today my newest favorite finally got its time in the spotlight and had its "glamour shots" taken =)

I love the gold hardware so much! I'll add links to where I bought it all at the bottom of the post.  Look at those flower snap hooks! And that bow turn lock! To die for!

The all over quilting makes this bag just POP! It's made using the same technique I describe in the pattern using painters tape.

In there is a little sneak peek of an upcoming card holder/tiny wallet pattern too =)

The lining is from a fabric my mother gave me a few years ago, and I just haven't had the heart to cut into it until now. This was the perfect project for it!

I just love the zipper pockets in the Singapore, fail safe making them, always stunning results and so discrete. I'm super happy with the design of them!

The Singapore Sling Bag pattern is available here in English and Swedish, and it has both inch and centimeter measurements:

Acrylic templates for making this bag is available here:

The beautiful vinyl was bought at Borlänge Sycentrum here:

The Bow turn lock I bought off eBay HERE and the pretty chain with flower detail is from Amazon HERE.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Denver Double Zip Bag - Re-release!

The Denver Double Zip Bag pattern has been completely rewritten, new photos has been taken, the techniques used have been updated to my latest and it now comes in TWO SIZES! Whooop, whoop! It was almost 4 years old this pattern, so this was much needed and deserved. =)

YES - If you've bought the old pattern - you'll of course get the new one without charge! Just send me an email with your purchase confirmation/a photo or screenshot of your pattern/or any kind of proof that you own the pattern, and I'll send you the new version right away. I can't due to the new data storage law save your email information for this purpose I'm afraid.

It's available in both Swedish and English in my webshop.

This pattern comes with both inch and centimeter measurements.

I've made more Denver Double Zip Bags for myself than any other pattern, and I just love this bag! And I'm hoping that now with the bigger size option, it'll appeal to even more people whom might want a slightly bigger purse.

Finished size - Small Bag: ~ 9” (23cm) wide, 5 ½” (14cm) high and 1 ½” (4cm) deep at the bottom.
Finished size - Large Bag: ~ 10 ½” (27cm) wide, 7 ½” (19cm) high and  1 ½” (4cm) deep at the bottom. 

These are both made in fabric by Katarina Roccella's Indelible collection, just like the original Denver (see further down the post or here) but this time her Indelible Flutter Folds print, matched with Kona Cotton solids for the straps. 

The small bag is perfect for a night on the town, when you want to have room for your phone, cards, money, keys, maybe a bit of makeup and some small bits and pieces. The larger can be used as a more day to day purse. It's such a quick and fun bag to sew, you'll probably just like me, not only make one once you get started!

This bag has two big zippered compartments, both fully lined. The main compartment also has a card holder for 3 cards, room for a lip balm and money slip pocket and a larger slip pocket that can be subdivided. The pockets can be customized to fit your needs.

Here's a few examples of favourite Denver Double Zip Bags I've made over the years. These are all the original "small" size:

The party version, this glitter vinyl is super cool, but man do I wish I'd made the back of the bag in a different materials, it sticks to everything!

The ORIGINAL Denver, made in Katarina Roccella's beautiful Stylus Text fabric from her Indelible Fabric Collection by Art Gallery Fabrics .

A white vinyl version I made for a party but that turned into an everyday bag and it is now more yellow than white from all the use *lol*

A pink snakeskin vinyl version I made to replace the white one above.

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As always, this redesigned pattern wouldn't be a reality without my amazing pattern testers making sure everything is absolutely perfect before the release! 
Thank you all for helping me!  Here are their gorgeous bags!

Anette Lundin - made this absolutely gorgeous cotton version! Look at the details on this one, everything from that beautifully decorated "Handmade" plaque and how cool isn't that gorgeous stitched strap? I've highlighted this bag a little extra because Anette herself said (freely translated by me from Swedish): "This pattern is a little special to me because it was the first bag I made (after a pattern) and it was this bag that got me "hooked" on bag making."

I'm super honoured and happy Anette that the Denver is as dear to you as it is to me. And oh my goodness how cute your kitty is! <3

Pia Jestin - whom can be found here on Instagram made this beautiful vinyl version in a sombre green. She chose to replace the card pockets with an interior zipper pocket instead to better fit her needs. 

Noor Rats - Whom can be found here on instagram made this oh so cool vinyl version.

Barbara Dörig - Whom can be found here on instagram made this stunning cork version! 

Kristin - whom can be found here on Instagram made this lovely cotton version.

Anja - whom you can find here on instagram made this super pretty cotton version.

Eva Arthursson - made this very cute cotton Tula Pink version.

Margareth Tai - Bags by Mags can be found here on Instagram, made these two oh so pretty cotton versions.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Introducing - Bergen Bag!

I'm super excited to show you all my newest design, the Bergen Bag!!

The Bergen Bag is named after the beautiful city Bergen in Norway, which I visited a few times in my childhood. This bag with its 10" height and 13" width (25x33cm) is the perfect everyday handbag, and is such a cool use for the metal frame closures! ⁣

This bag can be made with the Emmaline ended frames, the closed ended standard 7 1/2" (19cm) frames like for the Paris Purse OR with a zipper closure! I'll show all versions of this bag over the next few weeks while the pattern is developed and tested.

It can be made with handle connectors like this version, or without, it has a high bottom version (this has the high bottom) and a low bottom version so you should be able to customize this bag to fit your preferences

This bag was made with Tula Pink's beautiful All Star fabric, and lined with her beauitful De La Luna line.

It has my favourite lining zipper pocket, which allows you to make a zipper pocket without cutting any opening or turning over, risking a bulky and ugly edge around the zipper. Instead it's discreetly nestled in the seam.

It also has a number of slip pockets for our cellphone and other things you want easily accessable.

I hope you'll like it as much as I do!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Pressing Cotton Bags - Giving your bag a professional finish!

The secret to really professional looking cotton bags boils down to two things in my humble opinion - interfacing and pressing. Both subjects I cover in my latest YouTube video.

I quite often get the question about how my bags can look so crisp in photos despite then being made from cotton with fusible interfacing. For this look - the importance of taking 20 minutes pressing your bag after finishing it can not be stressed enough! I try to share this during my classes, but it's not always we have the time to talk about this to the extent I'd like. So I made a little tutorial showing how I do this. 

I recommend going to youtube to watch this video. 
It'll give you better quality then the embedded version. 

In this video I also show how I use my beloved Clover Mini Iron II, it's such a great tool!

Here is also a sneak peek of my BRAND NEW BAG design! The bag is not completely finished in this video, but it's a good hint. ;) 

Monday, December 9, 2019

How to use Fusible Interfacing with Vinyl and Faux Leathers

Using fusible interfacing with vinyls and faux leather makes many people a unsure. So I made a little video showing how I do this. I hope you'll find it helpful =)

A little side note I forgot to mention in the video: If you press all the pieces for a bag, make sure you switch around your pieces and press them on different sections on your pressing board, so the board doesn't get too hot and start melting your vinyl from the front.

I recommend going to youtube to watch this video. 
It'll give you better quality then the embedded version. 

I'm still very much a youtube beginner so any helpful hints or comments are much appreciated!
And I'd love if you become a subscriber of my channel! That way you won't miss any upcoming sewing tips or tutorials: 

Friday, October 25, 2019

How to save skipped stitches - without unpicking!

I made a little video showing how I save skipped stitches. No need for unpicking, we will rescue these handle connectors anyway =) 

I recommend going to youtube to watch this video. 
It'll give you better quality then the embedded version. 

I've gotten a lot of requests in the past for more video tutorials so I'm trying my hand at making more, I'm brand new at this and the quality is not great but I'm trying and working hard on bettering myself. I hope you'll find this video informative and helpful despite its lack of polish (yes and that goes for both the film work and my horrible gardeners nails!) *lol*

I'd love if you become a subscriber of my channel! That way you won't miss any upcoming sewing tips or tutorials:

Sunday, October 20, 2019

How to Sew Rolled Bag Handles - Video Tutorial

Many are unfortunately a little intimidated by the my favourite bag handles, my faux rolled handles that I use on for example my Stockholm Bag and Daytona Bag. Therefore I made a video showing how I make them, hopefully it'll give you the confidence you need to make your own.

These handles are truly great, no need for any interfacing, rope, tubing or similar, just vinyl. They look fantastic and will add such a professional touch to almost any bag!  Attach them by sewing them down with a rectangle directly on the bag like on the stockholm bag, or attach them to handle connectors like on the Daytona.

I recommend going to youtube to watch this video. 
It'll give you better quality then the embedded version. 

I'd love your comments on this video, any and all helpful feedback is most welcome as I'm so new to video making =)

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Happy 4th birthday Pink Pony Design!!

I can't believe it's been 4 years! Thank you so very much to each and everyone who's bought one of my patterns, liked my posts, commented on my posts or in any other way cheered me on in this amazing adventure! Your support really means the world to me and I couldn't have done this without you! To celebrate today, I'm offering a 20% discount on ALL MY PATTERNS for 36 hours! 

Use code: BIRTHDAY4

For the next 36 hours (so until 10th of October 11pm GMT and 7pm EST) I'm having a birthday sale, all patterns are 20% off! Just use code: BIRTHDAY4⁣⁣
Contest to win ALL MY PATTERNS is coming up soon⁣ on my Instagram and Facebook (if you win, you'll be refunded anything you've bought during the sale).

I've released 20 patterns in this time, and it all started with my Bring the Basics Bag. ⁣And I have so many more planned!

I hope I have many more years to come of doing what I love most for a living. It's a luxury few are afforded, and I'm grateful every single day. Thank you Erik (my hubby) for your continued support, for you pushing me to take the plunge and actually do publish this pattern and start this journey 4 years ago, I could never have done this without you! All love to you! 

Your bags make me so happy!
Whenever I see a bag you've made from one of my patterns, I do a little happy dance and can't stop smiling for a long time! You all make me so happy! A few of the beauties created by you all over the years: 

By Annette
By Tania Smart

By Terese Lindblad
By Heidi of
By Dee Brasher

By Bags By Bags of Style
And there are so many, many more gorgeous creations, make sure you check out the #pinkponydesign on instagram for more stunning bag inspiration! And then make sure you make use of the discount to get that pattern you've been thinking of ;)

Friday, October 4, 2019

The Pumpcat Tablerunner is here!

The Pumpcat Tablerunner pattern is here! Yay!!
This little cutie was actually just supposed to be a Halloween decoration for myself. But as it started to take shape I realised I had to share it, the pumpcat is too cute not too share! Everyone should have a pumpcat! The pattern is available for free in my Facebook group  until halloween if you wish to join, but it's of course also available for purchase on my website.

This pattern comes with both inch and centimeter measurements and is available in English and Swedish.  

The adorable little Pumpcat is hiding out amongst the pumpkins on this sweet little tablerunner. It's raw edge appliqué, a perfect scrap buster with a flanged scrappy binding. Super fun to make and perfect as a table runner or why not a wall hanging for fall and halloween?

I freemotion quilted the background with loops in a light green thread to sort of imitate the pumpkins wines. 

And how awesome aren't scrappy bindings? Not just a great way to scrap bust, but also sooo visually interesting and beautiful! 

This is an excellent pattern for the beginner quilter, the appliqué process is described and it should be easy to follow even for the novice quilt maker. However it assumes knowledge of doing a normal binding, but the scrappy flanged binding is described in detail. 

Monday, September 30, 2019

Singapore Sling Bag Pattern Discount!

Seriously, everyone should have a bag they love as much as I love this Singapore Sling Bag😍 ⁣⁣⁣

So until the end of October 3rd, you can get the Singapore Sling Bag pattern with 15% discount on my website. Just use the code "SING". ⁣⁣⁣Shop now here:
I seriously love this Singapore Sling Bag so ridiculously much, I wear it almost every day! It matches just PERFECTLY with my watch, and I love that! 

I need to make myself a few more in different colors, so I don't wear this one through in a year *lol*