I'm so excited to announce this sew-along! I've heard from many customers that they feel intimidated by the Lotus Handbag pattern and have purchased it but haven't worked up the courage to make one. Well, then I have very good news for all of you! Sheri Ferraro from Lil' Munkee Designs has made quite a few Lotus handbags and has agreed to host this 4 day sew-along.
This sew-along will be separated into 4 days:
Day 1 - Cutting and fusing your pieces (Friday, March 18th)
Day 2 - Sewing up your straps and exterior (Sunday, March 20th)
Day 3 - Pocket Assembly (Tuesday, March 22nd)
Day 4 - Final Assembly (Thursday, March 24th)
How do I join?
First, if you'd like to participate but you don't have the Lotus pattern, you can get it in my pattern shop here. For the duration of this sew-along, the Lotus handbag pattern will be on sale at 40% Off. To get the discount, you must enter coupon code LOTUSSAL at checkout. (If you are using Paypal for your purchase, you will see the coupon code box when you return to my website AFTER you login to Paypal's website.)
When you have completed your Lotus handbag, you can enter to win prizes by doing any of the following:
OPTION 1: post a photo on instagram and tag me @bluecallacreations with the hashtag #lotussal
OPTION 2: Post your photos in the Blue Calla patterns sewing group
OPTION 3: Email photos of your bag to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheri's Lotus bag was made with a variety of materials that she sourced from our prize sponsors. Her Essex yarn-dyed linen was from Flare Fabrics. All hardware was purchased from Emmaline Bags.
There will be 3 randomly drawn winners for this sew-along:
$20 gift certificate to Emmaline bags
3 Blue Calla patterns of your choice
$10 gift certificate to Flare fabrics
2 Blue Calla patterns of your choice
A set of fat quarters from Flare fabrics:
1 Blue Calla pattern of your choice
Winners will be chosen randomly from all submissions on Sunday, April 17th.
We hope to see you on Day 1!