Amy Butler Fabric and Pattern Giveaway!

Beautiful Belle Handbag sewing pattern Amy Butler front Amy Butler Fabric and Pattern Giveaway!Sew-Along with Sew News and Rhonda Buss!

Sew News is excited to announce fun sew-alongs that will be happening throughout the year. Our first sew-along is the Amy Butler Beautiful Belle Handbag. Rhonda Buss of Rhonda’s Creative Life will be our guide as we stitch up this beautiful and essential bag. Our Beautiful Belle Handbag Sew-Along will be happening February 3rd! So stay in touch with the blog for updates, video-help and more!

And, be sure to sign up on Flickr The Belle Handbag Sew-Along where we can all post progress of our journey to make a great bag. For those that join the sew-along on Flickr you’ll have two times the chances to win today’s prize!

Find a handy-dandy tutorial on how to use Flickr HERE! 

To kick our first sew-along off we’ve got a great giveaway. To three lucky readers the Amy Butler handbag pattern and one yard of gorgeous Amy Butler fabric (enough fabric for the exterior piece of the handbag) will be given!

Leave a comment as to what you find essential in your most loved handbag, totebag or purse.

Hurry, three readers will picked on Tuesday January 21 so I can get this out to you in time for our sew-along happening February 3rd! You will be notified by email and Flickr Mail.

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 Amy Butler Fabric and Pattern Giveaway!

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69 Responses to Amy Butler Fabric and Pattern Giveaway!

  1. Terrie Morrison says:

    Inside pockets are a must! Handles long enough to carry over my shoulder. My “shopping purse/bags” need handles long enough to wear across my body, but those are usually smaller.

  2. Daisy says:

    First, Rhonda Buss is an extremely talented seamstress and designer, so it’s wonderful that she is leading this project. The most important features in a purse for me are a pocket for the cell phone and a ring for my car keys.

  3. Linda says:

    I like longer straps so I can hang it on my shoulder and have both hands free. I NEED outside pockets, I don’t like fumbling inside when the phone rings. I also want inside pockets for business cards, gum, purse hanger, etc. I also like a opening that can be closed, either with a snap, zipper or flap. Construction should also be somewhat firm so when it is put down it doesn’t gap open with contents showing. The Belle Bag above looks more like a gym bag for clothes and misc. stuff.

  4. Teresa davis says:

    I need pockets for cell phone pens and sketchbook.

  5. Teresa davis says:

    Love all things Amy butler and would love together the bag pattern- would make one each for my three fashionable daughters.

  6. Beal says:

    Most essential in my purse? Money, hand lotion & lip balm. Most essential about my purse? Zipper top, comfortable shoulder straps & pockets. :-) BTW, is the date for picking the names supposed to be 1/21 (instead of 1/14)?

  7. lesley says:

    i like a roomy bag but with structure/organizational pockets

  8. Denise Zeman says:

    I like a bag with longer straps that stay on your shoulder and secure pockets for organizing everything.

  9. Jessica says:

    I love lots of pockets and especially gorgeous fabric for my handbags!

  10. kathleen says:

    I like lots of pockets to keep all the many things I carry in my handbag. I like the stap long to go over my shoulder,too.

  11. Cherie says:

    I love bags! I like mine to have enough room for everything and nice size straps.

  12. Dawn Landry says:

    As some have said previously, I want secure closure, pockets, adjustable straps to use as crossover and shoulder carry, and I would add section dividers so things don’t all cluster in the center bottom of the bag and look like a hobo sack. I am known as the bag lady because I don’t carry purses…I carry satchels or bags with a wallet. My whole life is in my bag.

  13. rose says:

    I find an outside pocket plus many inside pockets to be the most important. I also like the straps to be just long enough to put over my shoulder and fit right under my arm.

  14. Gill says:

    I like zippered pockets and a clip for my keys!

  15. Maria says:

    compartments and pockets are essential in a purse and in a tote bag. I’m always carrying unrelated items and it’s nice when everything has its own place.

  16. Evelyn says:

    Along with pockets, which we all clearly need, I prefer a long strap to wear my purse crossbody so my arms are free.

  17. Jane C. says:

    I like a bag that has a secure closing, cell phone pocket, zippered pocket and not a dark lining.

  18. Cyndy Lacey says:

    It has to hold all my “essentials”! Be big enough to tote my goods to work AND be stylish!!

  19. Suzysews says:

    Oh …and an inside lining that isn’t black!