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March 2015

MAKERs are going to make + Giveaway!!!


Hello fabric lovers and makers of the world,

We are happy to present MAKER by AGF Studio, a collection that celebrates YOU, your passion for making, creating, and giving life to your wildest ideas while making pretty things for your family, friends, home and creative space. We wanted to materialize the spontaneity and playful details related to the craft of sewing through fun prints that portray the love of being a Maker. Stick around a little longer for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle from this collection. (details below) 



We always have fun when shooting a new collection but this one was extra special for us! Take a glimpse at all the beautiful projects we created with this collection (we have attached the links to most of the projects so if you'd like to make them they're there for you).

Click the image bellow to see the lookbok




When designing the quilt for the collection we always try to make one that will represent the essence of said collection. With Maker, we somehow wanted to include the mistakes that we come across with some of the projects we create. "Make Mistakes" is a reminder that a little error along the way of making is also a lesson for a future project. Feel free to share "Make Mistakes" with all your MAKER friends.



If you are anything like me, you need help figuring out which blenders would match your project, so here is a selection of some of our Elements that will blend perfectly with this collection.  Allblenders

Annddd the moment you all have been waiting for (insert drum roll here)!!! 


| Giveaway Closed |  

CONGRATULATIONS to "Regina" on your Maker Bundle!  


Here is how to enter the giveaway: browse through the Maker lookbook then comment with the project you'd most like to make.

  • Giveaway ends March 19th at 4 pm EST.
  • Winner will be chosen using and announced on this very post. 


Happy Sewing,



Begem Street Style Clutch: Featuring Etno Fabric Collection

Hello Fashionistas,

Need a perfect way to jazz up your wardrobe? I got a perfect solution! Accessories are your best friend and there is no better way to complete an outfit than with a clutch! Today I made a clutch called Begem featuring Etno Fabric Collection designed by Pat Bravo. This little clutch will carry your things in style and is perfect for all your adventures day into night. To check out the lookbook for more fun projects using Etno click here! This clutch was also featured in the Utopia lookbook, so I am excited to bring you the pattern instructions!


This is the one I made with Utopia + Pure Elements:



For pattern templates click here

Here are the fabrics you will need: 

Utopia Version
Fabric A- UT-24503 - 1/8 yd.
Fabric B- PE-439 - 1/4 yd.
Fabric C - PE- 416 - 1/4 yd.

Etno Version
Fabric A- ETN-40047 - 1/8 yd.
Fabric B- PE-418 - 1/4 yd.
Fabric C- PE-438 - 1/4 yd.

Cutting Directions

All pieces have 1/4" seam allowance added. Sew right side together. 

Cut out template 1,4,6, and from Fabric A
Cut out template 3 and 5 from Fabric B
Cut out template 2 and 7 from Fabric C
Two (2) 6 1/2” x 9 1/2“ from Fabric B (Exterior)
Three (3) 6 1/2” x 9 1/2” from Fabric C (Lining)
One (1) 1 1/2” x 14” strip from Fabric C (Strap)

Two (2) 6” x 9” Fusible
One (1) 6 1/2 “x 9 1/2” Batting
Small Snap closure


Clutch Construction

Sew template 1 to template 2 following Diagram 1. 


Sew template 3, 4, and 5 together following Diagram 2.


Sew template 6, 7 , and 8 together following Diagram 3. 


Sew the pieces you made in Diagram 1, Diagram 2, and Diagram 3 together following Diagram 4. 


Square your piece and you will now have a piece that looks like Diagram 5. Take this piece and pin batting to the back. Get creative and quilt as desired. When your done quilting your front flap.Take a 6 1/2” x 9 1/2” lining piece and sew front flap and lining piece right sides together sewing the sides and bottom of your flap. Turn flap right side out and press.


Fuse 6” x 9 “ fusible pieces to the center of two 6 1/2” x 9 1/2” lining pieces from Fabric C. Sew both lining pieces right side together. Sew two short sides and one long side of the fabric, leaving one long side unsewn. Take your 1 1/2“ x 14” strip from Fabric C fold in half lengthwise. Sew at 1/4“ seam allowance. Attach a safety pin to pull strap through. Sandwich both end of straps between exterior pieces, about 3/4" from the top. Sew exterior pieces leaving one long side of the fabric unsewn. (Diagram 6)


Flip both lining and exterior of the clutch with right sides out. Turn under raw edges on both pieces at 1/4” and press. Tuck the lining into the exterior of your clutch. Sandwich the flap between the lining and the exterior, pin pieces together and top stitch all the way around the clutch as close to the edge as possible. (Diagram 7)



Hand sew a snap in the center back of your flap about a 1/2" up from the bottom. Now sew the other part of your snap to the front of your clutch. Make sure both snaps line up when flap is closed!



The Begem Clutch is perfect for gift giving or making for yourself in different colors to match all your outfits! Have fun making the Begem Clutch and stay tuned for more exciting project!

Happy Sewing,