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Story Party

Pleated Tote Bag, made from Story fabric collection by Carrie Bloomston. Pattern from School of Sewing by Shea Henderson

Gorgeous fabrics. Amazing texture. Saturated colors.

There is so much to love about my friend Carrie Bloomston‘s fabrics. And her latest collection, Story, for Windham Fabrics is no different. (Peek at the full LookBook here.)

Watching Carrie’s fabric lines grow and evolve is one great story in and of itself. I’ve loved sewing with Carrie’s previous lines here and here (Collage) and here (Paint).

When I saw the navy print in Story, I knew I wanted to make a bag, giving it plenty of space to show off the color, design and texture in a large, uninterrupted cut.

Story Fabric Collection by Carrie Bloomston

The pattern I used is actually the “extra credit” version of the Pleated Purse in my book, School of Sewing. I think after it is done making the rounds for Carrie, her mom has requested to keep it. I can’t think of a better home for it than Carrie’s sweet mother!


Story arrives in shops in September (ask your local shop to order it!), but you can get your hands on some now if you’re lucky! Carrie is giving away some great stuff this week! Three winners will each receive a fat quarter bundle of Story and a copy of Carrie’s book, The Little Spark. To enter, head over to her blog and leave a comment on this post

Check out the full schedule here:

April 13th Tia CurtisBrooke SellmanJill McNamara

April 14th Shea HendersonGiuseppe RibaudoJenny KellyJohn Q. Adams

April 15th Verena EhrhardtKaren LePageRachel GanderSally KellerCristy Fincher

April 16th Jules GoldinAmie Petronis PlumleyBonnie Bobman,

April 17th Daniar ListyasariKerry GreenRamona BurkeKerry Goulder

Thank you for stopping by!



One Response to Story Party

  1. Michele TImms April 14, 2015 at 5:02 pm #

    Great bag and you’re right the colours and design are awesome… Gives it texture and a sparkle!!

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