Catch all Caddy, Patterns by Annie, Purse Palooza, Sew Sweetness, Soft and Stable, Uncategorized

Purse Palooza

I was so excited the day that Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness asked me to be a guest pattern reviewer on her blog. She has organized a wonderful line up of purse pattern reviews for the whole month of October!  If you are into making bags, you should definitely head over there and take a gander at all of the wonderful bag patterns that are out in the world.  Aren’t we lucky to exist with such creative people all around us.

I chose to review one of Annie’s patterns.  Many of your know that I make many of her patterns. (I’m partially addicted to them, and Soft and Stable, and how can I forget her handbag zippers in 48 colors)!!
So here are a few pictures of my Catch All Caddy!  

 I enjoyed so much the chance to make this wonderful pattern.  And I am so happy to fill it with all my favorite sewing notions!  Can’t wait to take it to my next sewing night! Which very well may be tonight!

If you have come here seeking the wonderful blog giveaway, comment below for a chance to win a Catch All Caddy Pattern, Soft and Stable and also a finishing kit for the project!  Winner will be chosen Monday morning!!  Good luck to you all and thanks for stopping by!


-knot and thread-

70 thoughts on “Purse Palooza

  1. RosieGma says:

    Hi Kait….love the bags…..they are wonderful and thanks for the tip about the pockets….Thank you for the giveaway…..

  2. Ang says:

    What a great bag. Love your fabric choices.

  3. Adorable, adorable bag!!! Definitely going on my to-make list. Hopefully in time for QuiltCon!

  4. Jennifer says:

    I love the look and idea of this bag! Thank you SO MUCH for this chance!

  5. Toohey says:

    Great review and a great bag/caddy. Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. Diann says:

    You did a beautiful job on both of those bags.

  7. magistra says:

    I love the bags you made. They look so professional, and useful!

    Magistra13 at yahoo dot com

  8. Lynne Kent says:

    Love the bag. All those pockets. Plan on making one with the modification that you did. Thank you for the review.

  9. Gidget says:

    Wow you did a beautiful job! I personally love the yellow version
    This bag is going to be so useful.

  10. Simply fantastic! Love your choice of fabrics.

  11. sandrarumsey says:

    Very handy bag. Thanks for the chance.

  12. Jen Barnard says:

    This bag looks great. I currently keep all of my bits and bobs in an old biscuit tin, and it takes a while to find what I'm after, this pattern would really help with that.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

  13. mimi h says:

    This is fab. So practical and looks great in those fabrics. Would love to try one myself.

  14. Patty says:

    These would be great Christmas gifts for my 3 daughters: teacher, lawyer, nurse!

  15. deadlycraft says:

    This carry all is fantastic – I love that you can see everything you need at a glance! Great choices of fabric too!

  16. Cute pattern and fabrics! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Allison C says:

    Awesome pattern and great job on the ones you made for the pic

  18. Your bags look great. Thanks for the review and the give away.

  19. Angela says:

    Great review. I've never made an Annie's pattern, but I know I love Soft n Stable. Thanks for the giveaway.

  20. Amy says:

    I don't know how I missed this pattern on the Annie's website! Thanks for the great review & giveaway… I think I may have found my go-to Christmas gift for 2014!

  21. Sammi357 says:

    That would make a great travel sewing tote, or knitting, or crochet, or even an organizer for inside a big tote. Love all the pockets!

  22. I love this pattern and your color choices. I agree with Amy above…I think I may have found my go-to Christmas gift for 2014! Thanks for the giveaway. Excited to have found your blog and now planning to take a look around. Holly

  23. Lucille says:

    You did a great job on this. I have a smaller organizer, but this one seems to be a step up.

  24. OMG – I really, really need an organizer bag like that!!! I do a lot of teaching and it would be great to have all my tools in one place instead of spread out all over the table. Love the colors you used too. I think I would make mine without the grab handles too 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win the pattern etc.

  25. Jake says:

    Oh yes, this is a much better looking bag without the grab handle! I like the zippered end. I think I would try to modify this pattern to make it without binding (turning it like a purse pattern) as I hate binding! Not fond of the look of it on bags especially.

  26. Shari says:

    This would be perfect for retreats and sew-ins!

  27. Girl! You are amazing and I love this so so much! Hope to win 🙂 and I miss you!

  28. Beautiful! Can't wait to make my own.

  29. Sue Reed says:

    awesome for sewing retreats or cardmaking! thanks for the giveaway and crossing my fingers 🙂

  30. ozone3 says:

    Great bag!! Thanks for the chance to wi!!

  31. Wow! I am totally blown away with this bag. You made a fantastic bag, I absolutely love it. Thank you so much for the chance to win.
    Warm hugs,

  32. What a wonderful caddy! I hadn't seen that one before and most definitely need one ��

  33. I love your bags. I think I have to make one too. Thanks for the chance to win.

  34. Ellee says:

    The Catch All Caddy is definitely a winner for my needs! — soparkaveataoldotcom

  35. LeahRene says:

    This looks like such a great pattern! Can't wait to try it!

  36. What a great looking Caddy! Thank you for the opportunity to win the pattern.

  37. Thank you for offering the giveaway. Your bag looks wonderful!

  38. woolywalkers says:

    This would be so perfect for my rug hooking projects! A place for tools, project and other goodies neede while traveling.

  39. Lorraine says:

    Awesome pattern for crafty people of all types! Love your fabric choices! And thank you for doing this giveaway!

  40. Grandma G says:

    Those look like wonderfully handy caddies, and you did a super job! Thanks for the tips, too.

  41. Heather says:

    Wow, love the bags! Great fabric choices!

  42. Kate says:

    I have just discovered Soft and Stable. I would love to try this bag. It looks perfect for Knit Knights.

  43. Tracey says:

    Love what you made with this pattern, great review too

  44. Thanks for the opportunity to win. They seem like great caddies to have any sewing project. Yours look fabulous!

  45. Lee says:

    I love the design and the fabrics you choose! thank you!

  46. KatieQ says:

    I love all of the dividers. They make the bag practical, but do not take away from its stylish look.

  47. Margaret says:

    I love this pattern. I hope I win. I want to make them for my sewing friends for their birthdays.

  48. Jan says:

    What a neat pattern! Your directions are very detailed and clear. I would love to try my hand at making one. Love the zipper closing, as well as all the other compartments! Thank You!

  49. What a beautiful bag,and awesome pattern. I must add this to my list of projects!

  50. kathy says:

    Looks like a great sewing organizer for classes.

  51. I wasn't familiar with this pattern. Looks great! Thanks for the review.

  52. Ambi says:

    I love the concept of this bag. I may need to look into getting this pattern – thanks for the great review!

  53. Gunilla says:

    That bag looks so useful! Handy for toys, sewing notions, and even maybe my gardening tools!!! Love it!

  54. Sandy says:

    Love those bags! Thanks for the opportunity to win the pattern!

  55. Mara says:

    I haven't sewn an Annie's pattern, but I do like their Soft and Stable, I love the way you added a different color zipper pull, very catchy.

  56. Barbara P. says:

    What a great looking bag and great for a sewing bag/caddy. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  57. ekayem says:

    what a great looking bag, I could come up with several different uses for it. You did a great job!

  58. Lisa E says:

    I really loved your detailed review on this bag. I've heard great things about Soft and Stable, so I would love to try it in a bag.

  59. I love the pattern you picked, they are beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

  60. Loved your Purse Palooza pattern review. I would love to win this! Thank you.

  61. Martie says:

    Love how your bags turned out!

  62. Joy M. says:

    This is an awesome bag! I loved how it turned out. Thanks for a chance to win 🙂

  63. Helen L says:

    Rats!! I missed out on the drawing, but I still wanted to tell you that I love the caddy's that you made: they are just beautiful!!! Now I want to make one!! 🙂 Hugs, H in Healdsburg

  64. I so need to make this one for my art supplies.

  65. CONGRATULATIONS Teresa! You are the winner of the pattern, finishing kit and Soft and Stable for the Catch All Caddy. If you could email me what color of: Hardware, and Zipper you would prefer we will get it mailed to you right away!

  66. Hi Kris – I'm SO excited to win this wonderful giveaway! I sent you an email but I'm at retreat and the server is "iffy", so please let me know if you received my info. If not, I'll try to send from my phone rather than reply to your email. Thanks so much!!!

  67. You will probably get several replies from me Kaitlyn – if so I apologize 🙂 I'm just not sure what is actually getting thru from the server here at retreat and definitely don't want to miss out on such a wonderful giveaway package! I did get your email, but I couldn't reply for some reason, so I sent an email from another email account. Technology is so darn complicated!!!! Please let me know whether you did or didn't get my info. And thank you so much – I'm really excited to make one of these 🙂

  68. Beautiful bags! Love the versatility of them :0)

  69. Connie Wood says:

    Would love to win this pattern. I have been looking for a bag like this for a while.

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