Saturday, April 10, 2010

Trying to do the right thing...

It has bothered me greatly that some people, including me, seem to be having a problem with the presentation of my Weekender Tote pattern as it appears in the Feb./March 2010 issue of Sew News Magazine. It is apparent that a pattern that is originally 19 pages long should not be condensed into 2 pages of helpful tips. So to this end I have decided to try to do the right thing by correcting the problem and offer the full pattern for free on my website.  If there are any problems with the complete version of the pattern, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at leah.sewspoiled@gmail.com.
Happy Sewing! ~Leah

13 comments:

Dorothy said...

Wow!! Thank you. I was planning to make this bag but had not got round to it. Maybe I will now.
Sincerely, Dorothy

Elena said...

Thanks Leah! You're an absolute doll! I bought that issue specifically to make your bag and now I'll have even more help. I'm sure it will come in handy for all the summer weekend jaunts I have planned.
Question: What solid is that? Linen? I can never figure out which linen will work best. I tried one once and found that it stretched and distorted itself every which way.

Kelly O. said...

that is incredibly kind of you!

Terrie Sandelin said...

This is really very generous -- thank you!

Christine said...

It is always so hard when books and magazines want condensed versions of patterns. It is very generous of you to offer the pattern for free and I am sure many people will remember that generosity and have a loyalty to your patterns because of it. Thank you!

Country Mouse said...

This is so sweet of you! Thank you so much! I love it and can't wait to stitch it up!

Goosegirl said...

Oh my goodness! Thank you! It is beautiful!

Sew Spoiled said...

Thank you to everyone who has written you have made me feel better about this decision. I work very hard on these patterns and I want to make it easy for the seamstress to get the end product at the end of their sewing journey.
Elena, it was a linen however I found in the upholstery section at Joann's so it was heavier in the weight and I did not have any problems with it stretching.
Smiles!
~Leah

Kirsty said...

Thanks Leah - I am off to Fiji in a few weeks for my 15th Wedding Anniversary. It will be nice to make something just for me. Kirsty

Ginger said...

Wow, that's very generous of you. Thank you!

Pinktulip said...

Thank you so much for being so generous. I recently purchased this magazine, purely for your bag pattern, and plan to make the bag this weekend. Now I know I can do it correctly.

di said...

I am so sorry that your pattern wasn't represented properly, Leah. You are so generous for sharing the pattern with us! It is the cutest bag and I can't wait to make one! I'm hoping to join in on the sew-along, too. Thanks so much!

Robyn said...

So wonderful of you! I love making bags and I'm always looking for new ones. I'm a new follower of your blog and I'm hoping to get one (or two...) of these made soon!
Thank you!