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  1. Dallas Robinson September 18, 2016 at 4:17 pm #

    Where are you based I\’m not sure where CA is ( America, England, Australia NZ) ? Just for currency conversion . Thanks dallas

    • Sarah Gido September 19, 2016 at 4:37 pm #

      Hello Dallas,
      I am in America. Let me know what else I can do for you! sarah

  2. Debby Simon November 1, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

    Hello Sarah,

    Like your patterns!
    I live in The Netherlands, can I order your pdf patterns, if I pay by Paypal?

    • Sarah Gido November 1, 2016 at 3:46 pm #

      Hi Debby,
      Thanks for contacting me! Yes, you sure can. Just check out as normal and it will take you directly to paypal. If you have any problems, let me know. I’m happy to help! sarah

  3. Sandra January 21, 2017 at 3:42 am #

    Will I automatically be included in the sew along when ordering this pattern ?

    • Sarah Gido January 21, 2017 at 5:10 am #

      Hi Sandra,
      The sew along is on Facebook in a group, so you will need to go here: and then request to join (there is button on the right side). We’d love to have you join in!

  4. lindaderyder13 February 3, 2017 at 4:36 am #

    I have purchased your new pattern Belinda but I can’t find it in my account to download. I checked my Paypal account and it shows paid. Is there somewhere else I should look??

    • Sarah Gido February 3, 2017 at 5:15 am #

      Hi Linda,
      Thanks so much for buying Belinda, I hope you enjoy making it. Yes, I see that the transaction is compete and ready for you but I am not sure why it isn’t in your account. Were you sent the download links? Is so, maybe in your spam folder? Let me see what else I can see from my end and if worse comes to worse, I can always email the file to you. Sarah

    • Sarah Gido February 3, 2017 at 5:24 am #

      Linda, I reissued the download links and you should be sent another email to the msn email. Please let me know if you get this copy and if they contain the links. In terms of you account here on my website, is it possible you have more than one. This happened the other day when someone couldn’t find their pattern – she had set up two accounts on Etsy and had bought with one and was looking in another. Just a thought. Let me know if you get the new email. sarah

  5. Sarah Gido April 10, 2017 at 10:06 am #

    HI Lois,
    Thanks for letting me know! I think I have it fixed now. Let me know if there is anything else I can do for you. Sarah

  6. Audrey May 2, 2017 at 4:17 am #

    How do I sign up to receive all your patterns?

    • Sarah Gido May 2, 2017 at 12:04 pm #

      Hi Audrey!
      Are you asking about a subscription? If so, I don’t have anything in place like that right now but, if you like, I would be very happy to add you to my email database and will send you newsletters when a new design comes out. Let me know if I can do anything else for you. sarah

  7. Barbara Colescott June 17, 2017 at 2:07 pm #

    I just placed an order for cosmetic bag kit and I wanted the pattern but nowhere did the option to buy it appear. I need the pattern and want the discount for it. Can you help with this????
    Thank you.

    • Sarah Gido June 17, 2017 at 4:04 pm #

      Hi Barbara,
      Thanks for ordering the kit! The pattern can be purchased here:
      Please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you. I will get your kit mailed out on Monday. I hope you have fun making it! sarah

  8. Carmen A August 9, 2017 at 2:24 pm #

    Hi! I\’m looking at the color options for the Market Tote, and 2 of the colors I am interested in (Otter Brown and Pumpkin) are not listed in the dropdown of colors. Does this mean they are discontinued? I love the Beautiful Beige/Otter Brown/Pumpkin combo. Thanks

    • Sarah Gido August 9, 2017 at 3:05 pm #

      Hi Carmen, yes, unfortunately, Otter Brown and Beautiful Beige are sold out and I can’t reorder them. In this I really am at the mercy of the automotive industry and take whatever they produce and don’t use – so colors come and go! I don’t have anything very comparable to Pumpkin. However, if you are interested in an autumn sort of palate, Spice is just beautiful and would go great with Beautiful Beige and Chocolate. If you would like me to snap a picture of these together or would like samples, let me know. sarah

  9. Kim August 19, 2017 at 5:24 pm #

    Where can I purchase bag hardware for making more bags?

    • Sarah Gido August 20, 2017 at 8:37 am #

      Hi Kim, thanks for contacting me.

      You can buy the 2″ rings for the seat belt market totes here:

      I am working on listing tassel hardware as well but it will be another day or so.

      Is there another type of hardware you are looking for?
      Thanks, sarah

  10. Jan September 11, 2017 at 2:19 pm #

    I am interested in purchasing the Motherload Bag pattern, but can\’t find finished dimensions anywhere. I can guess the w and d from the plastic canvas piece, so how tall is it? Lot if good features on that bag! Thanks

    • Sarah Gido September 11, 2017 at 2:28 pm #

      Hi Jan,
      The finished size is 21w x 13h x 5 1/2 d. thanks for letting me know that information is missing, I will add that to the listing! Let me know if there is anything else I can do for you. Sarah

  11. MAVIS SHANKS September 13, 2017 at 5:19 pm #

    I would like the supplies for the Market Bag in medium. My daughter would like the colors of grey and hot pink, as stripes and black for the bottom.. How do I know how much to buy o f these colors?
    Are there other items that I also need to buy to make it like the seat belt kit of the month?
    thank you,

    • Sarah Gido September 13, 2017 at 7:17 pm #

      Hi Mavis,
      Thanks for contacting me. By your description of how she wants the bag to look it sounds like you could order the kit here:
      This would be the easiest way because it comes with the 2″ ring but it would also mean that the handles and flap would also need to be in black.

      If you wanted to buy everything separate so that you could customize each element as you wish, then you should refer to the supply list at the bottom of the pattern listing here: to see how much of each color you would need for each element.
      Please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you. Sarah

  12. Patricia McKeithen September 28, 2017 at 2:53 pm #

    the pattern for rollie pollie organizer gives this site for a tutorial for attaching sides I am unable to find this tutorial

  13. sewfee55 October 18, 2017 at 10:35 am #

    I just ordered the october seatbelt kit. Where do I get the handles

    • Sarah Gido October 18, 2017 at 10:41 am #

      Hi! Thanks for the order! I will get that in the mail asap. The handles are made from the webbing and the yardage is included in the kit. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Sarah

      • sewfee55 October 18, 2017 at 10:52 am #

        thank you Sarah

  14. wondercraft November 5, 2017 at 2:28 am #

    Dear Sara
    Before I set up my account I ordered the seat belt pattern along with kits was able to print out the instructions for the large purse but did not do the pages 39_51 for the small version. I need to make the small one for a friend but need the measurements for it . Can you help please?? I love these purses and have made several. Before I order the kit and more tassel kits I do need the instructions so thank you for any help!!!!
    Barbara Colescott

    • Sarah Gido November 5, 2017 at 2:53 am #

      Hi Barbara,
      No worries! I will email the file to you. Be sure to look in your spam folder if it doesn’t show up shortly. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you. sarah

  15. Jen Griesbaum December 14, 2017 at 11:11 am #

    Do you offer gift cards or certificates?

    • Sarah Gido December 14, 2017 at 11:59 am #

      Hi Jen,
      I’m sorry, right now I don’t. I sure wish I did and will look into getting something in the future. Thank you for asking!

  16. Suzanne Glapion December 28, 2017 at 4:34 pm #

    Suggestions on zipper suppliers for purse zippers? Make Market Tote, the Duo, and the Tri-fold Wallet in your Seat Belt series… wow. They were a hit with my daughter and any one who has seen them. Thank you for a great design and clear construction steps. No mis-sewn seams, no seam ripper needed. Just ordered more seat belting… can’t wait to get. Having an issue getting zippers to match however.

    • Sarah Gido December 29, 2017 at 7:40 am #

      Hi Suzanne!
      Thanks for contacting me. Yes, I got your new order and it is on its way; you will be very busy!
      I have ordered zippers from a number or places. Two of my favorite are sellers on Etsy (see links below) because they have colors that are close to some of the webbing colors I have. Both places are quick shippers and I think the prices are good. I order in bulk so that helps keep costs down as well. I hope that helps.
      Thanks for your kind words. I am happy to know you are enjoying your projects! Please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you, Sarah

  17. wondercraft January 12, 2018 at 6:46 am #

    I love the new pattern for the “Everyday bag” and look forward to making it but………the hardware to attach the tassel…….. is it included in the tassel kit?? If not where would I go to get that piece to attach the tassel?? Help!!
    Thank you.

    • Sarah Gido January 15, 2018 at 6:18 am #

      Hi Barbara,
      I am sorry I am just now seeing that you posted a question though my website. I hope you received my direct email to you a few days ago. The tassel hardware can be purchased with the kit and the option should pop up when you go through the ordering process. I appreciate the question because it makes me aware that I need to be more clear about this in the description. Thanks so much for supporting my business! sarah

  18. Betty Callaway January 25, 2018 at 1:12 pm #

    Sarah, I have a request to make your Market Tote for a friend. She wants it with 4 colors, one of them being the \”Beautiful Beige\” which is apparently sold out. Will you be replacing that color with a similar one (preferably a 7 panel one)? If so, please send me a sample. Thank you.

    • Sarah Gido January 25, 2018 at 2:15 pm #

      Hey Betty,
      Great hearing from you! I have a few remnant pieces of Beautiful Beige that might work for you. If you can give me an idea of what lengths you need I can see what I can dig up (beautiful beige is only 4 panels). If I don’t have what you need, there is Honey Beige which is the closest thing I may have for awhile. It does have more brown in it than the Beautiful Beige and it only has 5 panels. Let me know about the Beautiful Beige and we’ll go from there.

  19. Laura February 6, 2018 at 9:56 am #

    Hi Sarah,
    Is the seat belt fabric hard to sew on? Do you know if you could monogram or embroidery on it?
    Would there be enough material in a kit to practice on an embroidery design?. I was looking at the Market Tote and would like to embroidery it and maybe the cosmetic bag or zipper pouch

    • Sarah Gido February 6, 2018 at 11:23 am #

      Hi Laura,
      Thanks for getting in touch. I think you will find the seat belts very easy to sew through. I have never had anyone say they were unable to. You can embroider on it. I don’t have a machine myself but have had customers do it and they have some tips I can give you. You can see some sample here in the gallery (you will need to scroll down a way):

      The kit comes with a little extra but probably not enough to really seriously experiment with. If you don’t mind random colors I would be happy to send you some remnants to work on. When you are ready to order, just email me and remind me to send some in your order. Let me know if there is anything else I can do for you. Sarah

  20. Nancy Cunningham August 7, 2018 at 7:21 am #

    Hi Debbie,
    I have your crossover body ,wallet and cosmetic bag pattern . Have made many of each . I have made also over 40 seatbelt purses of my own designs . I want to do men’s wallets . Do you have a pattern ? Any suggestions or steps to follow . Can’t quite figure the sequence of steps . Thanks Nancy

    • Sarah Gido August 14, 2018 at 9:03 am #

      Hi Nancy,
      I apologize for my delayed response. It sounds like you are quite the designer yourself! I haven’t done a men’s wallet so I have nothing to really offer you in that regard. I would think you could purchase a men’s pattern and use it to create the interior and then do the exterior similar to the way my wallet pattern is don (where the webbing is first stitched to a background fabric). The only sticking point would be how to finish the ends of the webbing off but you might use binding it with fabric or some other type of non-fray webbing. I am excited to see what you come up with!

  21. Karen August 16, 2018 at 11:01 am #

    I am sewing a Play, then Store Away tote. I\’m stumped on
    Step 7. The zipper does not lay flat. I\’ve trimmed zipper and
    pulled open the zipper teeth below the pull. (Step 6)

    • Sarah Gido August 20, 2018 at 9:00 am #

      Thanks for contacting me. You may not be able to get the zipper perfectly flat especially if you are using heavier weight zippers. You should strive to get the fabric under the crossed-over zipper as flat as possible though. I would suggest doing one corner and seeing how it goes. Once you do one, I think you will see how you can minimize the bump in the zipper. Remember also that you will be covering the zipper tape with ribbon so it will assist in covering this area if it isn’t perfect. Hope that helps!

  22. Peggy A. Riordan December 13, 2018 at 9:54 pm #

    Hi! I am interested in getting the cupcake backpack pattern and saw in your sew along that a couple of errors were mistakenly made in the pattern posted at that time. Have those been remedied in the current pattern for sale? Thanks!

    • Sarah Gido December 14, 2018 at 8:00 am #

      HI Peggy,
      Thanks for getting in touch. Yes, the pattern is updated. Happy Holidays! sarah

  23. Linda February 18, 2019 at 8:55 am #

    Trying to subscribe to your blog. I alwaysget sent to Etsy.

    • Sarah Gido February 19, 2019 at 3:26 pm #

      Hi Linda,
      I will have to get on there and see what is going on. In the meantime, I will add you to my mailing list if you aren’t already on there.
      Thanks for the heads up! sarah

  24. Alisha May 6, 2019 at 11:17 am #

    Hi Sarah,

    I purchased a pattern a long time ago. I downloaded it on my computer and that computer has said goodbye. I thought I backed up my pattern, but, I can’t locate it on my back up drive. If I sent you my order number, the link from the download, etc., is it possible to get this pattern back??

    Alisha Schultze

    • Sarah Gido May 6, 2019 at 12:01 pm #

      Hi Alisha,
      Not a problem. I did a search and it looks like you ordered the convertible/reversible bag. Please check your email, I will send it to you shortly. Thanks!
      P.Sl sorry to hear about your computer!

      • Alisha May 6, 2019 at 12:04 pm #

        Hi Sarah,
        Thank you so very much!! I truly appreciate it!! It happens.
        Happy Mother’s Day!! 😀

  25. Beth Malcolm August 1, 2019 at 3:08 pm #

    Order 10954 for Beth Malcolm. Want to know if it has shipped

    • Sarah Gido August 1, 2019 at 4:01 pm #

      Hi Beth,
      Yes, it shipped. I just emailed you tracking information. Thanks! sarah

  26. Barb Dekan September 4, 2019 at 8:19 am #

    Hi, I’m from Wisconsin and winter in Arizona. In our travels we always stop and interesting and intriguing shops. Would like to know where your shop is located. Thanks, Barb Dekan.

    • Sarah Gido September 5, 2019 at 4:28 am #

      Hi Barb,
      Thanks for getting in touch. I don’t have a retail store; just an online one. There is a place near me that I can recommend you not miss though…the Missouri Quilt Company in Hamilton, Missouri. It is an entire little town made up of just fabric stores! It’s heaven! Here is a link for more info:
      Let me know if you make it there and what you think!
      best, sarah

  27. Barbara January 17, 2020 at 6:12 am #

    Hi there, I have a few questions. If I purchase your pattern for the fabric stair basket how can a do a sew along at this point? Do you then provide a link to a video? Also how does the pdf pattern differ from the printed ones…in other words how will I print out the pdf pattern if my printer only does 8.5 x 11” paper? Can I do this with a regular home sewing machine? Sorry for so many questions.

    • Sarah Gido January 25, 2020 at 8:24 am #

      HI Barbara,
      Thanks for getting in touch. I apologize for the delay in my response. The sew along for the stair baskets can be found on my blog. It goes through all the steps with photos.
      In terms of a pdf vs. printed patterns. If you purchase a pdf, you click a link that you receive in an email and then print the pattern at home. In the even there are pattern (or template) pieces that are larger than standard paper, they are tiled and you tape them together. For the stair basket pattern, all the pieces are rectangles and so no actual pattern pieces are necessary, the pieces are cut using dimensions.
      About a regular sewing machine. Yes, all my patterns are designed to use a regular home sewing machine (even the seat belt designs). The exterior of the stair basket is just fabric. The interior of the basket is a frame made from plastic canvas (be sure to confirm you can find this item if you live outside the US). You don’t sew the plastic frame on a machine, instead you can use yarn or cable ties.
      Hope that helps!

  28. Heidi Korte February 8, 2020 at 1:35 pm #

    Hi Sarah!

    I just purchased the Medium Market Tote pattern from my local quilt store. They said that the pattern would contain info for me to receive the Small and Large patterns for free if I provide a code.

    I don\’t see where this info is in the pattern. Please advise. Thanks!

    • Sarah Gido February 10, 2020 at 8:58 am #

      Hi Heidi,
      Please check your email.
      Thank you!

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