12 Days of Christmas
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Day #1: The 12 Days of Christmas

Welcome to Day #1 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Fig Tree Style! Each day we will have a different kit, a different sale and even a few giveaways along the way. Join us each day so that you don't miss out on a single thing. We are so excited to share all of our goodies with you!

I guess today is part 12 Days of Christmas Post and part Pattern Debut, since we haven't gotten a chance to show you this brand new pattern yet!





One of my favorite new patterns this fall is the SchoolDay Satchel. Both bags are fashioned after my favorite little everyday bag- one just much bigger than the other. I use both bags every day and I absolutely love each for the purpose that they serve- the little one is my favorite little everyday purse and the Laptop bag is, well, my perfect, classy, unique laptop bag that goes with me pretty much everywhere! 


Its not often that I get to keep the prototypes that we make for the pattern cover but I just haven't been able to resist either one of these!

First up, the little satchel...


... the perfect little handbag size.



... both sizes together. The perfect combination!


... another view. Buckles are decorative on both versions. Both bags are simple and basic and accessible to any level of sewer. No complicated assemblies here!


Kits for this version available, here. See special offer below!


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Second up, the laptop version of the exact same satchel. The pattern cover shows it in a brighter red version but we have also made it up in this wonderful dark grey version from French General, meant as a perfect neutral combination for any outfit. 



... front of the laptop bag. One pocket on the front outside just like on the purse version. Fully lined inside.



... just a little closer in. A little bit of simple hardware goes a long way to make both of these bags look quite "professional' with very little extra work.


... side view.


Kits for this version available here.

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Name: Schoolday Satchels

Size: Purse= 7" x 11 1/2"    Laptop bag= 12" x 17"

Fabrics Used:

purse= linen fabric, accented with grey floral from Strawberry Fields.

Laptop Bag= dark grey linen color from French General, accented with cream dots from Mill House Inn

Limited Edition Kits available of both sizes here and here.


12 Days of Christmas Special Day #1: 

 Either Satchel Kit is 15% off today!!






So sweety the small one!

Great looking bags Joanna.

Very smart bags. Love the little one :-)

I really like these bags!

Very nice. Very much like the fabric you used. I never take my laptop anywhere, because I never go anywhere.. but IF I did.. that would be fantastic!

My local quilt shop has scheduled a class so we can make your new bag together. I'm looking forward to the fun of making it in a group.

Having a kit for this pattern is such a great idea. Often I see a bag or tote pattern I love but I am deterred from making the bag because I cannot find the right hardware right away. Bravo for thinking the kit through and making it easier to complete. Also, I love the taupe colors.

Love both of the bags. Perfect purse and carry bag sizes!

Oh I so wish that the kit was in red for the laptop bag. Great pattern. Is just the pattern for sale yet?


Great bags. I'm always looking for the right size for a laptop.

This is a neat bag almost unisex, which is great because I am looking for something to suit a young man.

These bags are so nice!

Love these patterns! Love that I can order the kit and it comes with everything needed to complete the satchel . Headed over to your shop to place an order right now! Then sending this info to the girls in my guild...their going to love this :0)

Thanks for another great pattern and kit. Have a great day!


love these....now to choose....big or small....uuuuuuhhhhh....maybe both???!!! LOL
take care and sugary hugs
Wendy :O)

Both of these are so cute! I love the red but I also love the gray...I feel like I should do the Eenie Meenie Minee Moe, Catch a Tiger by the Toe to decide which is prettier!

Hope ya'll had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Love the bags, especially the red one!

Oh my heavens, these bags are adorable. I think I need to make one for my ten year old. I started making her a messenger bag that I was designing, but these are much cuter. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my blog - can I just tell you how much that made my day. Your just amazing - I love your fabric. I just got a fat eighth bundle of your newest that I'm doing a Bake shop project for. And Butterscotch and Roses - I'm making a grandmothers flower garden table topper out of, it's turning out so pretty. Thanks again!!!

Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Jenniffier submitted a comment on Day #1: The 12 Days of Christmas

Yes, you can also get the pattern without the kit. Just look under NEWEST DESIGNS on our website.


Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] poppyinpink submitted a comment on Day #1: The 12 Days of Christmas

Yes, this can absolutely be done for a young or adult man. It all depends on the fabric styles you choose.

Love them both!

the little bag is so cute! the granddaughters would be crazy over them!

Not just pretty but useful bags too, thanks.

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