TrapBEAG TrapMOR

Today sees the release of the TrapBEAG TrapMOR pattern! Woohoo!! Head over here to my ETSY shop where you can purchase the pattern!

To celebrate the release the Trap pattern can be bought (and the Planetary Backpack pattern too) with a 25% discount until next Friday 23rd October using the code TRAPTASTIC25.



A versatile bag pattern with a modern, relaxed, asymmetric aesthetic that comes in two sizes – TrapBEAG (small) and TrapMOR (large), with three style options; tote, crossbody and backpack.

TrapSTATISTICS dimensional information on the TrapBEAG and TrapMOR
Dimensional information of the TrapBEAG & TrapMOR

The TrapBEAG is a great size for a small backpack or crossbody bag or a large handbag,tote or purse. TrapBEAG approximate finished internal dimensions: 270mm (10 ½ inches) tall x 310mm (10 ¼ inches) wide at the zip opening, 410mm (15 ¾ inches) wide at the base.

The TrapMOR makes a fab oversized backpack or tote/crossbody bag big enough for ALL the things! TrapMOR approximate finished internal dimensions: 350mm (12 ¼inches) tall x 420mm (16 ½ inches) wide at the zip opening, 520mm (20 ½ inches) wide at the base.

Both sizes feature a generous main bag, a large external pocket (with or without a flap), an internal welt pocket and an internal patch pocket.


THE DIGITAL PATTERN DOWNLOAD INCLUDES:

  • A detailed, extensive, illustrated step-by-step tutorial to guide you in confidently sewing your own TrapBEAG and TrapMOR
  • A tiled print at home PDF pattern (A4/Letter)
  • A0 / copyshop pattern
  • A layered PDF projector file
  • All charts come in metric and imperial measurements

Generous main bag – TrapBEAG – backpack

Pattern Level: Intermediate

Depending on your sewing experience, there may be a few challenging elements to making the TrapBEAG or TrapMOR and for this reason it has been categorized as an INTERMEDIATE level sewing pattern.

The tricky elements relate mainly to sewing with multiple layers of fabric and webbing, and zips can be a bit daunting for some. However, the comprehensive tutorial should empower any intermediate sewist (or even an adventurous beginner) to tackle all elements with confidence.



TrapTASTIC Testers

As an independent designer with no business team around me pattern testers are incredibly important. They are vital to ensuring that the pattern works as it should. From spell-checking the tutorial to helping resolve constructional issues that arise, they are simply invaluable.

The most wonderful bunch of testers put this pattern through it’s paces these past few weeks and made some stunning versions along the way! You’ve seen some above but check out the TrapTASTIC selection of amazing bags below! All images are linked to their Instagram/Facebook/website pages so go check out their amazing talent.

Giveaway!

Many of the TrapTESTERS are hosting giveaways over on Instagram this coming week, Monday 19th to Sunday 25th October – so go follow them and look out for #TrapBEAG #TrapMOR #TrapTASTIC !!


It has been the strangest of years so far, but I am delighted, slow though progress has been, that the TrapBEAG TrapMOR pattern is now out in the world. It has been incredible seeing the testers’ makes; I can’t wait to see what the bag sewing corner of this world comes up with!

The pattern can be purchased here from my Etsy store. Don’t forget to use the 25% discount code TRAPTASTIC25, valid until 23rd October 2020! Thank you and enjoy!!


Guess what pattern is coming next? The TrapINI will be released in a couple of weeks!

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xx Sarah.


This is where the Trap pattern started. Back in January 2020 with my littlest starting preschool. That feels like a looong time ago…

Planetary Backpack is in Orbit!

Such an exciting day for me to be able announce that my first PDF pattern is about to be released! I had been working away on another pattern when the opportunity to submit a pattern to be published in the upcoming issue of One Thimble Digital Sewing Magazine arose.

Snug as a Bug in a HUG!!

You know at this stage that I love a bit of pattern testing and these days I’m finding it hard to squeeze in some sewing for myself so when a pattern that seemed to have been designed for ME was in need of testing my hand went up straight away!!

Beep Beep! One Thimble!

A couple of months ago One Thimble Digital Sewing Magazine put out a call for sewists/bloggers to contribute to their Issue 22 (out tomorrow, 13th November) in the form of tutorials/hacks. I thought I’d give it a shot and applied, and here we are! Well, it would be more correct to say over there we are…

Another sewing addiction… Uh oh!

It appears that I have developed not one but two new addictions. The “quilt as you go” technique is so easy and satisfying, resulting in a beautifully textured piece of fabric. A wonderful way to use up scraps and to play with colours and textures.