Monday, November 27, 2017

Bag It Featured Designer - By Annie

I'm very excited to introduce you to today's designer and sponsor, Annie Unrein of Patterns by Annie and   You may already used ByAnnie's Soft and Stable product to add great stability to your bags.

Annie has been designing and teaching since 2000.  Her quilts and designs have been published in Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting, Quilt, Quilter's Newsletter, and Memory Makers magazines.  Annie is the creator of ByAnnie's Soft and Stable®, an innovative product she designed to add body, stability and a professional finish to purses, bags, home dec items and more.

With a focus on practical and useful projects, Annie's patterns appeal to sewists of all ages and levels and serve as a great base for classes.

Annie's goal is to write patterns that are easy to understand with complete instructions to guide you every step of the way.  A popular Craftsy instructor, Bernina Ambassador, and offical Superior Threads Educator, Annie has a broad range of information to share from using the proper supplies and equipment to easy techniques that give professional results.

Find Annie's patterns, tutorials, and products at her website and connect with her on Facebook  and on Instagram.

Earlier this year, Annie was a guest on Abbey Glassenberg While She Naps podcast and she discussed how she designed and brought Soft and Stable to market.  It's a great interview.

Annie has donated $25 gift certificates for two (2) lucky participants.

I made my Get Out of Town Duffel bag over several days and really appreciated the paper tabs to mark each of my pieces.  Instructions are easy to follow and there are helpful videos on Annie's site to get you through some of the trickier steps.

I've taken my duffel bag on two trips so far and have been thrilled on the amount of clothing and stuff I can fit inside.

These ducks, however, not so thrilled with my photo shoot.  They made their annoyance heard.

The fabric I used for the outside of my bag was Moda Sweetwater Elementary.

Thanks Annie for supporting the Elm Street Quilts Bag It 2017 event!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. I love seeing all of these bags that you're posting, Patty! And Annie is so super talented!! Thanks for this.

  2. Annie is so gosh darn talented. I love her designs and soft & stable, plus she has great notions. I have this pattern and supplies, hoping to make this bag for a Christmas gift. Love yours.


  3. Love Soft and Stable...have used it in a couple projects. Your duffle is beautiful and you know I always love a good Sweetwater texty fabric just like you do :)

  4. I use Soft and Stable in all of my bags calling for an interfacing with body and stability. Love it. Also love your fabric choice for your duffle bag. Definitely a bright girl.

  5. Thanks for featuring my pattern, Get Out of Town! Your bag turned out beautifully and your photo shoot location is perfect. Get Out of Town is such a great bag for weekend trips. Be sure to check out our new bag, Round Trip Duffle, too -- it's a little larger and has a trolley sleeve on back to hook over rolling luggage. LOVE that feature! I've loved seeing all the bags you've made and am excited to send gift certificates to some winners soon!


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