by pennifold 14d ago

Hi Cuties, I finished my Santa and Mrs Clause designs and today I decided to make a bag. It is huge and will come in real handy for our Christmas lunch at Ben and Mia's on Christmas Day. I made them in my biggest hoop and the size of the designs are 8x12. So the finished size of the bag is 22 and a 1/2 inches wide x 15 inches tall. I might even take it with me tomorrow as there is a new SPOTLIGHT opening up at Bennetts Green a suburb a 4 minute drive from my place. It's opening up at 8.00am and I'm expecting quite a few people there!! Wish me luck as I want to go there early too. I decided to deliberately add the Mrs Santa without her nose as a reminder that nothing is perfect. I've found a button to put on there. Love Chris


1. Two Santas and a Mrs Clause without straps showing.
2. Same as above showing straps.
3. Close up of other side of bag with 2 Mrs Clause and 1 Santa.

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by bemara 8d ago

Wow, gorgeous bag and wonderful stich out, great work Chris!, hugs Maria =^..^=

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by pennyhal2 10d ago

You really overdid your self with this bag! I never thought to angle the sides down before. Thanks for posting this fabulous bag!

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pennifold by pennifold 10d ago

Hi Penny, it just falls that way due to it being 'bagged' out or straightening out the base so it sits flat, whatever it's called! Love Chris

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 8d ago

What a great happenstance!

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by basketkase 11d ago

Gorgeous bag, Chris......absolutely love it!

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pennifold by pennifold 10d ago

Thanks Vicki, as you would know a lot of work in these designs! Also a lot of sewing! Love Chris

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by shirley124 11d ago

Such a beautiful bag Chris. Lucky you to have a Spotlight Store so close. Wish one would open near me. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 11d ago

Hi Shirley, it's a magnificent store and I am so lucky to have it only a 5 minute drive from my place! Three sets of traffic lights to contend with isn't bad. If I go round the back way I only have two sets of traffic lights! Love Chris

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by asterixsew Moderator 11d ago

Well I had never thought of making a bag with the stitch outs. Its beautiful. Stitched my designs out but not sewn together as other projects need to be done first.

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pennifold by pennifold 11d ago

Hi Caroline, that's the beauty of any design, we can make anything with them. It's all up to your imagination! Love Chris

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by robertahilde 12d ago

Great job Chris, love everything about this bag, it will make a sensation at your Christmas Lunch venue! Hugs Roberta

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pennifold by pennifold 12d ago

Thanks Roberta, I'm sure they will all love it. Love Chris

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by airyfairy 13d ago

I would say that the bag is perfect. Beautifully made and embroidered.

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pennifold by pennifold 12d ago

Thanks so much Sarah, it's a real lovely looking bag. Love Chris

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by gandu 13d ago

Gosh Mr n Mrs make me smile .They are so cute. Will done.

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pennifold by pennifold 12d ago

Thanks so much Brenda, I agree with you. Love Chris

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by bevnorris edited 13d ago

Wow! Your bag is brilliant! It shows the designs off so well. Congratulations! Good luck at the new Spotlight: it helps to have a Spotlight store just 4 minutes away!!

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pennifold by pennifold 12d ago

Hi Bev, I was there again today and just as busy. Thanks for commenting Bev, love Chris

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by dailylaundry 13d ago

It was a great idea making them into a bag - and during the holidays, It is just darling and so very festive!!! You did a wonderful job of stitching and designing your bag!! Hugs, Laura

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pennifold by pennifold 13d ago

Thanks Laura, it wasn't an easy task, but I got there in the end. Love Chris

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by stock 13d ago

the pattern looks lovely as a bag..wendy

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pennifold by pennifold 13d ago

Thanks so much Wendy, I thought so too. Love Chris

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by toogie 13d ago

I just noticed the Santa's mouths are different! Love your new bag!

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pennifold by pennifold 13d ago

Yes, they are all different Toogie, thanks for commenting again! Love Chris

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by Bielies 13d ago

Love the santa bag, so festive. Blocks are lovely and your fabric choice.

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pennifold by pennifold 13d ago

Thanks so much, Lynette, love Chris

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by pennifold 13d ago

Hi Cuties, this is for Barb (babash) . I got help from the SP team and we finally worked out it was due to the colour sort ticked little box on the EXPORT section. So happy to know that, because it happened a lot with their designs and because I'm not a quitter I just would work around the issues!!! Anyway it's now sorted out. Love Chris

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by sonjapotgieter 13d ago

So Stunning!!!!!Love it..Great idea

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pennifold by pennifold 13d ago

Thank you so much Sonja, love Chris

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by babash 13d ago

That looks so festive will turn heads for sure.
Did you get the problem with the instructions sorted out? Just wondering as a lot of us bought the pattern and would be good to know.
Did you have a bag pattern for the shape I see it is narrow down the bottom.
I think it is very nice and a good use of your hard work. Well done.

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pennifold by pennifold 13d ago

Hi Barb, yes, they got back to me. I wrote on SP''s FB page what had happened. It's to do with my software Premier 2+ - when I go to EXPORT the design to a USB, there is a little box (I've never noticed it before) with a tick symbol in a box called colour sort. On my main computer I don't use the colour sort option which is in the task bar, but it is in the EXPORT box. I'll try and show you what I mean. They were wonderful and it sorted it out straight away. Love Chris

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Thanks for the explanation good to know what might effect it,

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by toogie 13d ago

I love what you decided to make with these! You know how I love to make bags, too! This bag is pretty for the holidays because it should cheer someone up just looking at it. 5 * job!

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pennifold by pennifold 13d ago

Thanks Toogie, it was a matter of what can I do with the sewouts!!. I already made a beautiful Poinsettia table runner for this year's ladies luncheon, so a bag was great. It will be a real conversation starter, I am sure. Love Chris

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by elemausi 13d ago

Beautiful and a good use for the Mrs. Santa without nose. (yes, i have seen your comment on the SweetPea Site.)

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pennifold by pennifold 13d ago

Hi Barbel, I was so impressed with their customer service. It just goes to show perseverance pays off in the end. Love Chris

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by dragonflyer 14d ago

What a great bag, Chris...love the button nose!

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pennifold by pennifold 13d ago

Thanks Kim, it's a perfect size, just have to sew it on. Love Chris

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by 02kar Moderator 14d ago

You are amazing! What a fun bag to take with you since it will fit a lot of goodies. I know it is going to attract a lot of attention. Sometimes, when I know I have made a mistake, I try not to fix it to remind myself that only God is perfect. It's a hard thing for me to do. It's still a learning experience for me.

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pennifold by pennifold 13d ago

I hear you Karen, that's why I didn't bother to try and rescue it! Love Chris

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