Mail Sack

on May 14, 2008 in Sewing | 28 comments

Yay! The Mail Sack bag. Available in my NEW shop!

I’m extremely excited about this bag. I’ve been carrying mine around since January. It was a very sloooowwww, simmmmmmerrrring development process. Definitely worth the wait though. If you’ve seen me around town you might think it’s permanently attached to my body. I can even drive with it on.

The pattern includes full sized pattern sheets and an instruction booklet. There are two sizes: a large sack for adults (16″ x 16″) and a small size for kids (12″ x 12″). I’ve made them with home dec weight cotton, Japanese linen, and regular quilting cotton (interfaced to add heft). The pattern is appropriate for adventurous beginners. Salty dogs will like the quick construction with stylish results.

Once again, I’ve been blessed with the most amazing group of women that volunteered to do the testing. I’m so impressed with their professionalism, talent and truly generous spirits. Here’s a link to their blogs, I’ll update this post with more links when they share pictures of their own fabulous Mail Sacks. Thank you ladies!

Michele – Calico DaisyMichele’s Bag
Anina – TwiddletailsAnina’s Bag

Candy Glendening – Candy’s Art Quilts on FlickrCandy’s Bag

Michelle – Greeting ArtsMichelle’s Rebecca’s bag 😉

Kelly – Whatever is LovelyKelly’s bag

OK, the shop. I did it myself using Zen Cart and it kicked my you know what. The important stuff is there like SSL for secure ordering and a checkout process that appears to actually be working. You’ll notice the only option for payment is Paypal. This lets you pay with a credit card via the Paypal payment processor or with your Paypal account. You do not need a Paypal account! More options coming soon. If you find problems I’d truly appreciate a quick e-mail letting me know.

I’m headed down to Portland for Quilt Market on Friday. I’m too excited! I’ll write more about the shop when I’m back. Right now I have a few little things to take care of before leaving like Leil’s costume for the 4th grade play…