Hi! I'm Wendy from WD Handbags. I'm so excited to make this announcement! I've been asked by Celine to host a sew along for the Aster Handbag and I'm thrilled to do so! Now, I know some of you have purchased the pattern but haven't worked up the courage to make one. Well, then I have very good news for all of you! We've broken down the pattern to be sewn into a 3 day sew along! Shhh! Don't tell but it's sooo easy, I promise! You can make this beautiful bag, impress all your friends & family, and tell them how hard it is and we'll laugh about our little secret later. Deal? Deal!
So check out the details below, all the important stuff is there, dates, prize information and most importantly a coupon code if you haven't yet purchased the PDF pattern!
This sew-along will be separated into 3 days with an extra day for sewing in between each:
Day 1 – Gathering Supplies, and Cutting/Fusing your bag pieces - Monday, May 1st
Day 2 – Vinyl Accents and Exterior Construction - Wednesday, May 3rd
Day 3 – Pockets and Interior construction, Assembling Straps, and Final assembly - Friday, May 5th
Photo submission deadline - F̶r̶i̶d̶a̶y̶,̶ ̶M̶a̶y̶ ̶1̶9̶t̶h̶ Extended to Tuesday, May 23rd
Winners announced - S̶u̶n̶d̶a̶y̶,̶ ̶M̶a̶y̶ ̶2̶1̶s̶t̶ Extended to Wednesday, May 24th
How do I join?
First, if you'd like to participate but you don't have the Aster pattern, you can get it in Celine's pattern shop here. For the duration of this sew-along, the Aster handbag pattern PDF will be on sale at 25% off. To get the discount, you must enter coupon code ASTERSAL at checkout. (If you are using Paypal for your purchase, you will see the coupon code box when you return to the Blue Calla website AFTER you login to Paypal's website.)
When you have completed your Aster handbag, you can enter to win prizes by doing any of the following:
OPTION 1: post a photo on Instagram and tag @bluecallacreations with the hashtag #AsterSewAlong
OPTION 2: Post your photos in the Blue Calla patterns sewing group
My Aster bag was made with a variety of materials, from various retailers, and all hardware was purchased from Emmaline Bags. You can also, purchase a paper version of the Aster Handbag Pattern from Emmaline Bags (discount code does not apply to paper pattern).
There will be 3 randomly drawn winners for this sew-along:
2.5 yard fabric bundle of Joel Dewberry Cali Mod
2 Blue Calla patterns of your choice
2 yard fabric bundle of Tula Pink Acacia
1 Blue Calla pattern of your choice
Winners will be chosen randomly from all submissions on Sunday, May 21st.
We hope to see you on Day 1!