Thursday, April 14, 2011

Free-Motion Applique Messenger Bag Pattern and Giveaway!


I am so excited to be releasing my new PDF sewing pattern, for a free-motion applique messenger bag!  I decided to do another giveaway to celebrate - more on that at the end of this post.


The pattern is for a medium-sized messenger bag with two design options for a free-motion applique decoration on the flap of the bag.


The design includes a handy divided organizer pocket under the flap to store your phone, keys, and other essentials - or you can leave the pocket undivided if you prefer.


The bag also includes two interior pockets, one open and one zippered, so there are lots of places to stash all your essentials!


The pattern would also be great as a basic messenger bag pattern if you have your own decoration idea for the flap, or if you wanted to make it in a patterned fabric rather than a solid.

Huge thanks to my pattern tester, Shelley, for all her suggestions to clarify and improve the pattern!  I am really proud of the final product.

The pattern is sold as a printable PDF file, and includes computer-drawn printable pattern pieces, cutting diagrams, and detailed step-by-step instructions/photo tutorial.  The pattern is available for purchase from my Etsy shop [update: and in my Meylah shop with automatic download].  I'm also selling a few finished bags in my shop if you want to buy one already made up!

To celebrate the release of this pattern I am having a giveaway!


 I'm giving away a copy of the pattern and either:

  • The materials required to make the bag as pictured above - 3/4 yard of dark green corduroy fabric, 1/2 yard of Amy Butler Love green spots, and a fat quarter each of solid terragon Kona cotton and the green trees on white background from It's a Hoot by Momo, and an 11" zipper and a magnetic snap ; OR
  • A $25 credit to my Etsy shop.
The winner of the giveaway can choose which of these options they prefer.  Feel free to enter even if you don't sew if you are interested in the shop credit!

Each person can have up to four entries - make sure to leave a separate comment for each:

  1. Leave a comment on this post
  2. Tweet about this giveaway: RT one of my tweets or write your own with a cc to @NeedleNSpatula and a link back to this post - Example - Check out this giveaway from @NeedleNSpatula for a sewing pattern and fabric or shop credit!  http://t.co/3Cd1iPE
  3. Follow or subscribe to my blog (or let me know that you already do)
  4. Like Needle and Spatula on Facebook (or let me know that you already do)
This giveaway will be open until next Wednesday, April 20, and is open to international folks (although I may ask you to pay any additional shipping for sending the materials if you win them, depending on how much it costs).

If you don't have an email listed on your blogger profile, please be sure to include one in your comment -- feel free to substitute (at) for @ symbol etc if you like.

Thanks and good luck!

GIVEAWAY CLOSED!  Thanks!

107 comments:

  1. Awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Robyn.Geddes(at)gmail.com

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  2. I also follow you on Google Reader.

    Robyn.Geddes(at)gmail.com

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  3. Congrats on the pattern! I like your applique work on the flap. :)

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  4. I tweeted! Also, feel free to add this giveaway to the Craft Buds roundup: http://www.craftbuds.com/giveaway-roundup/

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  5. I love pocket options! Great pattern.

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  6. Tweeted for this giveaway!
    https://twitter.com/#!/gypsythreadco/status/58626335098146816

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  7. And, I'm a FB fan via my "real" name, Carey.

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  8. What a great giveaway. Thanks

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  9. I am a follower of your blog, you have some very nice creations.

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  10. This is awesome! Thank you!
    katelyn.j.stephens at gmail dot com

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  11. I am a new follower via GFC! Feel free to visit me at willknitforcake.blogspot.com :)
    katelyn.j.stephens at gmail dot com

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  12. Oh I LOVE!! this! I was so excited when I saw you were going to put a pattern up for this bag.

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  13. (Oh, and I totally follow you through Google Reader. :D)

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  14. I love the bag!! I'd love to win and make it :)
    I'm a follower on GFC and facebook! Thanks for doing the give-away!

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  15. I also "like" you on facebook! Thanks again!!

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  16. Thanks for the giveaway! I love bags! :)

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  17. This bag is so fantastic! I just love the test version I made. It's the perfect size to hold everything I need to lug around with me!

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  18. congratulations on writing the pattern and thanks for a giveaway! looks like a terrific catch all bag!

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  19. I am addicted to bags and I love this one! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. What a great messenger bag! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. I also wanted to let you know I subscribe to your blog and thoroughly enjoy it!

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  22. I would enjoy making your bag, I hope I win.

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  23. I am a follower of your blog.

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  24. I've read your blog for a while now, and I'm excited about the pattern!
    danaworrick (at hotmail (dot) com

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  25. And I _think_ I just re-tweeted, though I'm not very proficient with Twitter yet...

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  26. Loving your new bag and pattern:) Thanks for the chance to win the pattern and other goodies:)

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  27. Cute Cute Cute Bag! I would choose the sew-your-own option. I love all the pockets, great design!

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  28. I am a follower already:) Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  29. I "like" you on FB. Have a great weekend!

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  30. Thank you so much for the chance -- I absolutely love these patterns! Very happy to have found your blog -- very much my style...

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  31. I'm not a lemming, but I am a follower of your blog.

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  32. If I'm lucky enough to win, I'd choose the kit. I love those color combinations of gray and green. Thanks!

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  33. Wow - congrats on your bag pattern! Looks like an awesome bag! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  34. I am a new follower of your blog on GFC.

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  35. I am your newest follower ...and I'm off to explore your blog, skipping over the 'spatula' parts & looking for 'needle' posts! ;)

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  36. New follower thanks to Shelley, and very excited to read your blog!

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  37. Contest entry # 2 - just tweeted about your contest, and followed you on twitter!

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  38. Contest entry # 3 - just subscribed to your blog via rss on google. (I can be reached at valerie.elaine77 (at) google (dot) com!)

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  39. and Contest entry # 4 - just liked you on Facebook as well! Would love to win a pattern but I'm even more excited to read about your projects!

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  40. I am a new follower. I can't wait to see what's next.

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  41. I 'liked' you on facebook. . yeah!

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  42. Just found you from the RebelHomamaker blog.

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  43. I just became a follower. Your bag design is great!

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  44. I follow your blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. I love that leaf applique, seems like a nice smallish project to finally start learning some applique techniques on! I would love to win, thanks for the chance :)

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  46. I follow your blog now :) Glad i stumbled across it!

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  47. I'm subscribed to your blog now - so glad that I found it!

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  48. Im feeling a little stalker-esque... I am a 'liker' via facebook...

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  49. I tweeted bout it! =) @jmmaxman

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  50. I now subscribe to your blog! Check out my blog http://craizeecorner.blogspot.com/

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  51. What a great pattern and a great giveaway!

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  52. And I am a subscriber now :)

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  53. Love the pattern! Thanks for having a giveaway :)

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  54. I would love to win your pattern, it's wonderful!

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  55. What an awesome pattern, I love it! Great giveaway!!!

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  56. This bag actually looks doable for me!!

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  57. I'd love to follow. Your cooking looks amazing too!

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  58. Great pattern--looks like something I could make.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  59. I follow your blog.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  60. Hi Kate! Congrats on the pattern, it looks amazing! And what a good idea for a giveaway :)

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  61. Also (as I'm sure you know :) I follow your blog.

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  62. Brilliant, I am looking for a great pattern for my daughter's school bag. Karen

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  63. I follow your blog and I've just retweeted this. Love your recipes, love your sewing. :-)

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  64. Opps! Here's my separate comment to say that I've RT'd this.

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  65. Sweet giveaway!! Thanks for the chance!

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  66. I am indeed a follower - love your blog!!

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  67. I have been a fan of this blog since I found the tutorial on wine totes. I just made another one....friends keep asking for them.

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  68. I am now an "official" follower

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  69. I RT'd on Twitter about your fab giveaway! :)

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  70. Even if I don't win I'm buying the pattern! :)

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  71. Now following on Facebook. :)

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  72. Great pattern and fabrics! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  73. I'm a follower of your blog through Google Friend.

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  74. And I liked you on Facebook as Bugglebee Handmade. Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize!

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