We want to know… are you City Savvy? If you’re not already, you should be!! Big-City Bags Savvy, that is. ;)
Big-City Bags (available through Martingale) is the very first book release by designer Sara Lawson and we’ve been looking forward to it all year! Sara is one of Pellon®’s beloved designers and she was one of the very first to sign on for the Pellon® Project Designer program. Since then, she has contributed over 10 unique projects, most of which are fabulously stylin’ handbags.
[The Lindsay Tote & The Urban Jungle Bag]
Sara has a great eye and a keen sense of style and her patterns speak to a large audience of sewists. It’s been incredible to follow her story. We are dedicated readers of her blog and did a little happy dance when she released her first commercial pattern. You can imagine, then, how excited we were for the release of this book. We love seeing people in our industry succeed, but it’s particularly exciting when that someone is as talented and all around fabulous as Sara is. We adore her and know that she deserves all of the success that comes her way.
[The Pixie Hexi Wallet & The Caliti Clutch]
Is it possible that we’re a little biased? Perhaps. But it’s hard not to be when you consider that there are 4 full pages dedicated to Pellon® interfacing — what to use, how to use it in bag construction, and a detailed description of Sara’s go-to products. Sara has been educating readers on the different uses for and benefits of interfacing on her blog for a while now and it’s safe to say she’s become a go-to on the subject in our industry. In addition featuring a section on interfacing, Big-City Bags gives instructions for how to create 12 super-stylish bags.
Martingale has a great post today that features Sara talking all about the process of putting together her initial book proposal AND a whole video dedicated to interfacing tips!! The video was filmed at Fall Market in Houston and serves as a fabulous introduction to Sara’s book.
After you’ve learned all about Sara and Pellon® interfacing you’ll definitely want to enter-to-win a fabulous Pellon® prize pack. We worked with Martingale on this one are excited to offer all the products needed to complete one of our book favorites, the Miss Independent Bag.
The Miss Independent bag is a laptop bag that looks like a high-end handbag. There’s room for all of your day-to-day items, along with a removable zip-top laptop sleeve. The prize package includes Pellon® SF101 Shape-Flex®, Pellon® TP971F Fusible Thermolam® Plus, and Pellon® 520 Deco-Fuse™. So, don’t forget to head on over to Martingale!!
Now… for our very own GIVEAWAY!!
Since we love giveaways, we thought it only fitting that we feature one here as well. Martingale was kind enough to offer a copy of Big-City Bags to one of our readers. One lucky winner will get either a print or an e-copy of Sara’s book. To enter-to-win, head on over to Sara’s profile page on our website to check out all of her designs for Pellon®, then come back here and in the comments, tell us which one of her bags you’d most like to make. We’ll select one winner using our pal random.org one week from today.
Good luck & Happy Sewing!!
UPDATE — December 3, 2013 @ 5:45pm THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED
Congratulations to our winner, commenter #106 Joan!! Joan — we sent you an email:). Thank you to all who entered. If you’re interested in purchasing a copy of Sara’s book, head on over to Martingale!