Hi all and welcome to another pattern release here at Andrie Designs for the That Flap Saddlebag! The That Flap Saddlebag was originally published in the October 2018 issue of the Australian crafting magazine Homespun, as the ‘Glamshell Essentials Purse’. However, since then, she’s had a major update and now includes not just one, but a whopping 10 – yes 10! – appliqué motifs to choose from to really make that flap POP!
From a monstera leaf to a dragonfly, a love heart and even a sugar skull, there’s something for everyone in this pattern which ranges from simple designs up to more complex ones as well.
If you haven’t tried applique before, don’t fret! In the pattern, and even more so in the full length video tutorial, we give detailed and easy to following directions on how to first place your motif on your flap fabric, and then also how to applique it in place to give a great finish!
The versatility of this pattern knows no bounds. Use playful fabrics and make a fun bag for a child, or use more striking fabrics to make an elegant evening bag for an adult. Use natural, earthy tones to make a beautifully autumn-inspired bag, or bright floral prints to fit in to spring and all it’s brightness.
As always, the creations our testing team have made from this pattern are simply amazing and their photos speak louder than any words we can type, so let’s get on to checking them out!
First up we have beautiful ‘rainbow’ cover girl made by the talented Elizabeth from QuiltAngel Creations!
Next is a stunning ‘leaf’ That Flap Saddlebag made by the lovely Stacey from All Sewn Up by Stacey!
This super playful ‘watermelon’ version was made by none other than the creative Liz from Bitter Candy Design!
Jane from S’more House made this summery ‘flower’ That Flap Saddlebag!
This beautifully spliced ‘dragonfly’ That Flap Saddlebag was made by Aimee from The Little Bird Designs! (And keep an eye out for a splicing hack blog post coming in a few weeks!).
This simple, yet oh-so-stunning, ‘star’ That Flap Saddlebag was made by Tiffany from Nerd Me Up!
Alana from Alana Jane Designs made this beautiful ‘heart’ That Flap Saddlebag!
The fun fabric combination and gorgeous hardware makes this one stunning That Flap Saddlebag! This ‘clamshell’ version was made by Rosemarie from Rosie Blooms!
Abbe from Just An E couldn’t help herself and made not one, but two ‘fan’ That Flap Saddlebags! How fantastic do they look?!
Michelle from MEW Designs made this striking ‘fan’ That Flap Saddlebag!
The contrast of colour against the black and white is what sets apart this ‘dragonfly’ That Flap Saddlebag made by Angelina from Izume!
Lorna from Ella Marsh Handmade had fun playing with shimmery fabrics and sparkly hardware for this ‘clamshell’ That Flap Saddlebag!
It was all about the ‘skull’ for this That Flap Saddlebag made by Cheryl from Simply Cherabea! How fantastic does that turn lock look as the skulls mouth?!