My testers loved this pattern, some of them emailing me at 3am (my time) to tell me that they loved it! Thanks for that Susie....:)
Without further ado, here they are. Links to their blogs are below.
Leslie, from the American Sewing Guild in Salt Lake City made this adorable romantic version which was promptly taken off her hands within hours of her finishing it! The girl got skillz!
Terri from A creative Princess made this really fresh version in yellow and grey. Doesn't it make you feel that spring must surely be only just around the corner?
Liz from Moment's blog made this elegant & chic version and called her Audrey. I think that's a fitting name for a satchel with bags of style! (Yes, you can groan, the joke was funnier in my head)
I'm fairly certain that Dee is my sister from another continent (not quite the same ring to it as brother from another mother) because I have a fabric very similar to this, and couldn't help but lust after those gorgeous buttons on her side tabs! You can check out her beautiful blog for more details.
Once again Maria from Mia's Creations made a truly lovely version in upholstery fabric although she found it was too thick to make the top handle, so that's something to take note of if you're planning on making your own Satchel bag.
I think her bag is perfectly made even without the top handle!
Next up is Susie's bag (yes, she of the 3am excited email - she'll never be allowed to forget it). She made it from a slub denim and as you can see, she was the first one done, suggesting a few pattern changes, higher side tabs, nipped in sides etc. I love that she added a button onto the front flap of the satchel for decoration! Susie sews in her sunroom and her blog is named Susie's Sunroom.
If all of these gorgeous tester bags have inspired you to make your own, pop over to the shop and pick up a PDF copy of the pattern for £4. Use the code ATHOMEWITHMRSH10 for 10% discount at checkout.
Alternatively, there'll be a flurry of pattern giveaways from my testers, and proof readers in the coming weeks so watch out for those, I'll be posting as I know about them so that you can pop over and enter to win!
Leslie at ASG in the SLC already has her giveaway running too! Pop over to her blog to enter now.
My mum's already ordered a Satchel bag from me for her birthday so you'll be seeing more Satchel bags in March I'm afraid!