Recent Designs

Yorkville Shopper April 23, 2017

Everybody wants to make this bag! That's because of it's unique center section. Carry your purse belongings in the center zippered section and your shopping on either side. Smart side pockets, inner slip pockets and the corded straps make sure that you'll divide and conquer your shopping!

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Measures: 11"H x 15"W x 7"D

In The News

Online Video Classes Begin December 2, 2016

I'm excited to announce the beginning of a new venture - online video bag making classes. My new site makebagswithbrenda brings me into your home to help you make your own professional bags using my ABQ patterns. The first three classes offered will be for the Essentials Tote, the Sweet Talk Phone Bag and the Homeward Bound Bag. Each class includes a series of short video lessons to make the bag, as well as downloadable printed material for the Cutting List, Cutting Layouts, a Quick Reference Guide for cutting, and written directions to follow along with as you watch the video lessons. You'll be able to watch and sew on your own schedule anytime you'd like. Join me - I'd love to be your teacher!

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Me and My Baby Lock

Video - Quilting with the Tiara March 16, 2015

Follow me as a quilt my first project, a table runner, on the Tiara II by Baby Lock. I'll show you how I pin my layers before quilting, explain how the machine is threaded, show you how I prepared my quilting design and finally how I quilted the project. See how easy it is to quilt using the Tiara by clicking the picture!

The Tiara II Arrives! February 18, 2015

What an exciting week this is going to be. The Tiara II Quilting Machine arrived on my doorstep and I've been assembling and trying it out. Click on the picture to read the full blog post!

Latest Events

See you this coming week! April 23, 2017

I'd like to extend an invitation to you to visit me at CreativFestival on Friday the 28th from 10 - 6 and on Saturday the 29th from 10 to 5. Kathy and I will be there with 4 new patterns and my new line of bag zippers. Be sure to visit us at booth 323 to take advantage of our show specials.

You'll find us at the International Centre, Entrance 1, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON. See you there!


Correction, Uptown Girl Tote June 26, 2017

Please make the following correction to the Uptown Girl Tote: Page 1, under the Fabric C heading. Sashing Row Divider: Cut (2) 1 1/2 x 9 1/4".

I inadvertently left out a space between the whole number and the fraction (11/2) and it can appear to the eye as though this strip is 11 1/2 x 9 1/2".

Brenda's Videos December 2, 2016

Have you always wanted to try making a bag but been afraid to try? Do you want to work at your own pace not be stressed out in a live class?

My online video classes offer video lessons divided into short segments to make sewing your own professional looking bag a breeze. You'll be able to create your bag at any time you like at a pace you set yourself. Along with the video lessons you'll receive a download for all of the written instructions, a supply and resources list, cutting directions, cutting layouts and a quick cutting guide.

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