January - Christine Welsh from Chris W Designs is our designer for January, with a design that's sure to be a winner! Christine is an Australian bag pattern designer, with sewing patterns available for various skill levels.
February - Betz White is a bag designer and textile artist, and she is the author of three books, most recently Present Perfect: 25 Gifts to Sew and Bestow. You can find her patterns available on-line in her pattern shop, as well as her video classes on Creative Bug and Craftsy.
March - Celine Allaert from Blue Calla Patterns is a designer based in Toronto, Canada. She jumped from a career in IT to sewing more than seven years ago and hasn't looked back. She designs trendy bag patterns for all skill levels from beginner to advanced. Her patterns can be found on her website and on Etsy.
April - Alicia Miller from Swoon Sewing patterns is a graphic designer by trade and fell in love with sewing many years ago. There’s nothing she likes sewing together more than bags, so that’s mostly what she does!
May - Janelle MacKay from Emmaline Bags Sewing Patterns and Hardware has developed her own line of wallet and bag making sewing patterns, as well as exclusive bag making hardware, which are all available in her online shop. She operates from Alberta, Canada, and enjoys travel and teaching. As a Craftsy instructor and sewing book author, Janelle is happy to encourage others to find their creative self by working through projects that challenge and inspire.
June - Samantha Hussey from Sewing Patterns by Mrs H. is a pattern designer living in Wales, with a group of patterns which make using hardware easy. Samantha loves hardware!