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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Flip Flap Bag, by Whistlepig Creek

Whistlepig Creek Productions (WCP) is one of my favorite design houses that has fun designs for purses, totes, quilts, wallhangings and more.  Their welcome greeting on their site reads "With our whimsical patterns, our goal is to make you giggle!".
Sue Marsh

Sue Marsh, the very creative designer behind WCP, is also a fabric designer with RJR Fabrics.  Her current line is the very popular "Caterwauling Tales" fabric line.

I had fun making WCP's Flip Flap Bag.

Instructions contain fabric requirements, good cutting visuals, sewing and assembly instructions. SewCalGal views this pattern to be an excellent pattern for intermediate and advanced sewing enthusiasts, or a highly confident beginner.  I did learn from the designer, Sue Marsh, that they are working on on-line step-by-step tutorials which I think will really help beginners with learning to make beautiful bags using designs by WCP.  Customers can also contact WCP's Customer Service, should they have any questions and they will help walk you through any steps needed, as well as provide additional photos, as appropriate.

I certainly had fun making this cute Flip Flap Bag, using batiks from Hoffman California Fabrics.

I'm planning on ordering these "new" buttons from ButtonMad, as soon as they are available.  I want to embellish the flap of this bag with a "school of fish".  The design of this bag could work well without any embellishment, some machine embroidery, buttons, lace, or where ever your imagination takes you.

Buttonmad button
ButtonMad, aka Incomparable buttons, has many wonderful buttons that make for excellent embellishment of purses, totes, jackets, quilts and more.  These purse just seemed to be perfect for a school of fish buttons from ButtonMad. 

With, or without embellishment, this is a cute bag with oodles of pockets.  It works well with fat quarters, or pull 3 coordinating fabrics from your stash.  You'll have this project finished in no time at all and want to make more!

I'd sure love to see some quilts entered in the 2012 Pets on Quilts Show using some of Whistlepig Creek patterns.  This "Cattitude" wallhanging is purrfect!  But Whistlepig Creek has many wonderful Pet theme designs, along with other wonderful whimsical designs too!

You should be able to find WCP designs at your local quilt shop, or you can order directly from WCP via their online store.