The Sarah Satchel Bag

There is a new lady in town and her name is Sarah.

Stylish and functional, the Sarah Satchel is the perfect little bag. Two zipped pockets keep all your important items packed away. The front slip pocket closes with a flap and magnetic snap to keep your phone/wallet handy and safe. The main flap locks the bag with a snap hook and is also the perfect place to showcase your favourite print. Sarah may be small, but she sure packs a punch.

As the saying goes, ‘Good things come in small packages’.

Finished size of bag is: Height 9 1/2″, Width 10″ and Depth 2 1/2″

You can grab your copy of Sarah here for US$4.95.


Carissa MacNaught


Cheryl Fetters Beason


Cathy Bellamy




Trish Hammond


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Bonnie Hansen Foell

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Free Pattern – Carissa Clutch

I was so excited for my latest pattern release, named after one of my amazing testers and good friends, Carissa MacNaught from Needle and Anchor. Carissa has been one of my biggest supporters since I entered the bag making world two years ago and it just felt right to name one of my designs after her. You can grab your copy of the Carissa Clutch pattern here.


Needle and Anchor by Carissa MacNaught


Cathy Bellamy


Skulls by Cheryl Fetters Beason, Purple Cork by Kazz Pettit, Tartan by Meccala Draper


Cork Supplied by Jessica Cruzan of Sew Da Kine

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New Pattern Release

The Misty Cross Body bag pattern is now available here for only US$4.95!

Misty is inspired by my daughter who is a university student. I wanted to design a cross body bag big enough for a student without being too large and cumbersome, but I also wanted it to be stylish.

That is where the exterior slip pockets take Misty into the heart of the fashion world. The clean lines of the connector pocket and the curve of the back slip pocket reminded me of the summery tops that young women wear. Misty truly is a fashion statement and a must have for any season.

I am also available in my facebook group to help you with any issues you may have and where you can post photos of your new Misty bag!

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New Pattern Releases

Well I’ve been rather busy these last two months, I was very lucky and honoured to be asked to test for not one, not two but three amazing new bag designers.

If you don’t know who Jessica Cruzan is of SewdaKine, then you really need to head over to her website and see her amazing creations from Cork fabric. Her website is here!

I tested Jessica’s pattern for her Pu’olo Handbag, I am so pleased with the result and it was actually a rather fun and easy sew. I also used the wonderful Cork fabric that Jessica sells online, she also posts to anywhere in the world.

Here is my version of the Pu’olo Handbag. You can purchase the pattern and the hardware kits here! You can also join Jessica’s bag making group here!

I was then asked to test the Ultimate Lunch Bag for one of my wonderful testers, Rajyalaxmi Pradeep from Homemakers Hustle. Her cute lunch bag pattern is perfect for these times where people are health conscious and watching their pennies.

This great bag makes it easier to take leftovers to work or use it for a nice lunch in the park with someone you love. I just had to make the ultimate lunch bag in a print with my favourite guy, Mickey Mouse.

Grab the pattern here and join Rajyalaxmi’s pattern group here!

Last, but definitely not least.

When Namrata Shroff of Bagstock asked me to test her debut pattern, I immediately said yes. Her work is well known amongst bag making groups and admired by many. The Everyday Tote pattern is easy to follow and the end result is just so professional. I was so pleased with how this bag turned out.

You can grab your copy of the Everyday Tote here!

In between testing these wonderful patterns, I have also been working on my new pattern The Misty Crossbody Bag. Testing starts next week with release following soon after!

Thank you for reading 🙂

Kathy xx

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Everyone Loves a Sale!!!

All this excitement with the 4th of July in America has me wanting to celebrate, how about I change the price on The Monroe for the next 48 hours? Now available for only US$3.45 you can’t say no. This is a bargain ladies and gentlemen, grab your copy now!!!
Happy 4th of July everybody!
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Bag of the Month Club – January bag

Before I started designing my own patterns, I was making other designers bags. One of my favourites was the January 2016 bag by Betz White. The pattern was called the Backgammon bag. Here is my version.


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The Monroe Bucket Bag is here!


The Monroe Bucket style bag was inspired by my love and respect for Marilyn Monroe. A fashion icon of her time, her curves were what both men and women loved about her. Curves are what make The Monroe so special.

Two sizes are included in the pattern, a handbag size and a clutch size.

The round base of The Monroe gives both bags plenty of room while still being small to medium bags. The pleats give additional width without making the opening too wide.

The handbag size comes with two slip pockets, one interior zipped pocket and a recessed zip enclosure.

The clutch size comes with four slip pockets and is perfect for any young lady to carry their date night essentials or a little girls dream handbag to match their mother’s handbag size Monroe. Or how about a halloween clutch made in your favourite scary fabric, perfect to hold all those candies. I see the clutch size being very popular for makers who sell at craft fairs.

The pattern comes with digitally drawn pattern pieces, step by step instructions and digitally drawn diagrams.

Grab your copy of The Monroe here:

The Monroe Bucket Bag

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‘The Monroe’

My new pattern, The Monroe, will be released June 22, 2016. Inspired by Marilyn Monroe and her gorgeous curves. The Monroe will be available in two sizes, handbag and clutch.


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Nelly Tote bag

My second pattern release in April 2016 was the Nelly Tote bag, inspired by my Dutch Nanna Petronella. Nelly has one large external zipped pocket, an optional hidden pocket in the exterior gusset seams and two internal slip pockets. Two feature panels make it perfect for that medium to large print you want to show off.

Step by step instructions written in large spacing with digitally drawn diagrams helps you complete Nelly with relative ease. Grab your copy of Nelly for US $5.00 on Craftsy.

Nelly Tote bag


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Taylor Unisex messenger bag

My first ever PDF pattern was released back in February 2016. I offered it free to users of the Crafty website and Facebook sewing groups. It was very popular and still gets many downloads daily. You can get your copy of Taylor Unisex bag here:

Taylor Unisex messenger bag


We also have an amazing group on Facebook where you can share your creations and ask for any help you may need.

Huff ‘n Cuffs Patterns Group



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