I'm so excited to share the release of these patterns with you today! These are both being released by Blue Calla Sewing Patterns, but the special part is that the Moonflower Tote is a collaboration between Crystal of Cloth Albatross and Celine of Blue Calla. The Morning Glory pouch is being offered as a free companion to the Moonflower! Crystal has designed the Moonflower Tote, with its unique reverse applique features, and Celine wrote and published the pattern. I've worked with both of these ladies and am truly inspired by this genius partnership.
I haven't had a chance to sew up the Moonflower Tote yet, but I've been teased with these sneak peeks from the testers and I am so excited about this bag. I did get some time to test the free companion pattern, the Morning Glory Pouch, and it's so much fun, and great for a beginner. There is no zipper, so that speeds things up a bit, for me anyway.
For my Morning Glory Pouch, I used a FQ bundle of Type, by Julia Rothman for Windham Fabrics, Fabricspark.com.
The Morning Glory has a reverse applique of an accent fabric, just like the Moonflower. The pouch has a magnetic snap on the flap, plus a slip pocket inside. There are pretty pleats along the rounded bottom of the pouch, making it more than just a simple pouch. You're certainly in for a treat with this freebie!
Together, they make a great set. There will even be a tutorial up on the Blue Calla blog for adding a zipper and card slots to your Morning Glory, so you can use it in place of a wallet inside the Mooflower Tote.
The Moonflower Tote offers many different features and opportunities for different sewing techniques. Reverse applique is the main theme of technique here, but you'll also be installing eyelets and making accented handles. The tote is about 16" wide at the base, tapering to 12" at the top, 13" high, and 3.5" deep, so it's a nice roomy carryall.
As usual with Blue Calla patterns, you can take advantage of an introductory price on the pattern. Today through Friday, save 25% on the Moonflower Tote.
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