The Sewfisticated Peony

The Money Organizer Purse!

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Be inspired by the 18 amazing talented bag makers around the globe! Check out what sewing machine and fabric that they used.  Hope you are as inspired as I am by their beautiful creations.

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Tester - Chia Broussard, Florida from the USA
Shop Link - D&Q Customs
Machine used - 
Brother Innovis Essence VM5200
Recommended Skill level - Adventurous Beginner
Cut and Sew - 2 hours 
Material used - 

Style B
Exterior, accent panel & Interior zipper pocket, canvas (The Styled Magnolia), Cork (The Sewing Studio), Interior, WPC (The Sewing Studio). Zipper tape (Gigil Zips & Pulls) with Pellon Fusible Foam as the stabilizer.

Style B
Fabric is Quilting Cotton, from JoAnn Fabrics (Exterior & Interior) & Hobby Lobby (Bees) with Pellon Fusible Foam as the stabilizer.

Style C
Exterior and interior zipper pocket WRC (Fabric Mail by Sweet n' Charmed), Interior, WPC (The Sewing Studio), Zipper Pull, tape & webbing, (Gigil Zips & Pulls) with Pellon Fusible Foam as the stabilizer.

"I love the simplicity of the design, and the adaptability for different uses. Just by switching out the accent panels you can make a completely different use. I also really enjoy there are different pattern pieces for directional and non-directional fabrics. To not have to make adjustments to the pattern pieces really helps this tired momma's brain!"

 

Tester - Leanne Clay, Australia
Shop Link - Sew Over EverythingClay & Co Handmade 
Machine used - 
Domestic Bernina QE570
Recommended Skill level - Advanced beginner
Cut and Sew - 2 hours
Material used - 

Style B and C 
Both are synthetic leather (axolotl from Inklings and the Kraken Australia).  Hardware from Dreamy Bag Hardware.  

Stabilizer - Style A using a smackdown foam and Style B Axolotl was smackdown fleece.


"What an amazing pattern! It comes together so quickly and easily, and the options to use directional or non-directional fabric means it’s perfect for any fabric print! The whole construction method is fantastic, and you’ll be so impressed with what you create!"

 

 

 

 

Tester - Trisha Andrade, Florida from the USA
Shop Link - ebbandflow4
Sewing Machine used - Domestic. Old cheap project runway brother
Recommended Skill level 
Great Beginner Pattern
Cut and Sew - 2-3 hours
Material used -

All of my peonys are made from cotton woven fabric and waterproof canvas.
Style A - from Purple Dragon Fabrics with Pellon 931
Style B - Twisted Needle Textiles with Fusible Fleece
Style C - Wonderground with Decovil Heavy

"I love the look and style of the Peony. It's a great clutch that has multiple uses. The Peony is a quick and easy sew that is is impressive! You can dress it down and dress it up with whatever fabrics you choose!"

  

 

 

 

Tester - Meg Loven, Central Midwest from the USA
Shop Link - Lovensews
Sewing Machine used - Janome 4120QDC
Recommended Skill level - Strong Beginner
Cut and Sew - 3 hours
Material used - 

Style A
Vinyl exterior - Gail K fabrics in Atlanta, WPC lining - Wonderground Fabrics, hardware - from my stash.  Stabilizer - Decovil Light


Style B
White Floral Mouse Head vinyl - Oh So Pretty, Tan WPC - Wonderground, Pink Crocodile Vinyl - Gail K Fabrics Atlanta, Key Zipper Pull - Purple Dragon Fabrics, Handmade Tag - Sew Many Creations NY, other supplies from my stash and a Sew in foam.

"This pattern is a quick sew with a limited number of pieces. It comes together beautifully, and I can’t wait to make more! The front feature panel option gives me so many ideas for my next round of Peony wallets - I love to mix and match prints and solids so the option to use both directional and non-directional prints is terrific."

 

 

 

Tester - Sam Harris, NSW from Australia
Shop Link - Made by Erillant; Made by Erillant (IG)
Machine used -
 Domestic/Vintage - Singer 201K and Cricut
Recommended Skill level - Beginner 
Cut and Sew - 1.5 hours
Material used -

Style A - External felt feel faux leather from Passion for Vinyl, interior WPC & Sewfisticated Twill. Hardware from Merezen and Sewfisive Foam Heavy as the stabilizer

Style B - Wool blend from Faux leather exterior, faux leather zipper pocket and Sewfisticated Twill for all the lining, and Sewfisive Foam Heavy as the stabilizer.

Style C - 420D WPC by Sewfisticated Supplies, Sewfisticated Twill by for all the lining, and Sewfisive Foam Heavy as the stabilizer.

 

"Another fantastic pattern! This is such a fun, quick yet impressive looking make! So many options available with different exterior options, and connector options to make each bag truly unique. The instructions are soooo easy to follow and the way the bag comes together is so unexpected! I absolutely loved making this and once again have learnt new skills along the way ❤️."

 

  

Tester - Jenn Hoopert-McGinn, Pennsylvania from the USA
Shop Link - 
Jenn's Homemadeology; IG Jennshomemadeology 
Machine used - 
Vintage domestic Sears Kenmore 158.17550
Recommended Skill level -
 Beginner 
Cut and Sew - 2 hours 
Material used - 

Style A
Sunflower vinyl from Coelho zippers and pulls and black wpc with Sewfisive Foam Light as the stabilizer.

Style C
Exterior: love potion from J&R Edwards. Interior: black and red twill from Sewfisticated Supplies with Pellon 70 as the stabiizer

 

"Great, easy and quick pattern that’s great for beginners."

 

 

Tester - Tina Alanis Carbajal, California from the USA
Shop Link - lilysminime
Machine used - 
Brother Innovis Essence VM5200 and Projector to cut
Recommended Skill level - Adventurous Beginner
Cut and Sew - 3 hours
Material used - 

Style A - The Creative Critter Collective stretch woven interfaced with SewDulce DulceFuse, SCD Pink Twill and Sewfisive Foam, hidden magnets from @Indo Kreation Hardware, hardware from Wonderground Fabrics and Moremeknow.

Style B - Wool blend from Faux leather exterior, faux leather zipper pocket and Sewfisticated Twill for all the lining, and Sewfisive Foam Heavy as the stabilizer.

Style C - 420D WPC by Sewfisticated Supplies, Sewfisticated Twill by for all the lining, and Sewfisive Foam Heavy as the stabilizer.

"I love how fast this project sews up with minimal hardware. The Peony is great for using up remnants and get creative with fabric bases. So versatile from wearing as a cloth with phone and cards. To using as a storage for recipes, receipts etc."

 

 

 

Tester - Mui Yan, Singapore
Shop Link - Aderry Craft
Machine used - 
Domestic. Juki HZL-LB5100
Recommended Skill level - Confident Beginner
Cut and Sewing - 3 hours
Material used - 

Style A & B -

Exterior & Zipper Pocket: vinyl. Interior main body & Divider Pockets: Sewfisticated Twill and Medium thickness stick on stabilizer

"The Sewfisticated Peony is a quick and easy accordian style organiser wallet/pouch. There can be 4 ways of wearing it: clutch style, wristlet, crossbody, or shoulder bag. I can't wait to use it in my daily life and for gifts! ❤️"

 

  

Tester - Gladys Tan, Singapore
Shop Link - Chavanthandmade IGChavanthandmade FB
Machine used - 
Heavy duty domestic. Janome HD3000
Recommended Skill level - Adventurous beginner
Cutting/Sewing Time -
 1.5 hours 
Material used - 

Style A - Quilting weight cotton from SMH and stabilizer equivalent to Decovil Heavy

Style B - Quilting weight cotton and Oxford cotton from SMH and stabilizer equivalent to Decovil Heavy

Style C - Vinyl and quilting weight cotton.  Stabilizer equivalent to Decovil Heavy


"The Peony is absolutely fabulous! It’s such an easy and straightforward sew that can be completed in less than an hour 😍. I love how many compartments there are in this little clutch. It can be doubled as a crossbody bag too!! The compartments are also easily interchangeable, so customize away!" 

 

 

 

Tester - Geraldine Tan, Singapore
Shop Link - Made by Starflakes
Sewing Machine used
 - Domestic, Brother NV180K
Recommended Skill level - Advanced Beginner
Cut and Sew - 3 hours
Material used - 

Style B
Mamabearfabrics for floral vinyl and Sewfisive Foam Heavy as the stabilizer from Sewfisticated Supplies.

Style C
Vinyl from ET Sewing Stash and Sewfisive Foam as the stabilizer from Sewfisticated Supplies.

"This pattern comes together so quickly and easily. Love the divider pockets to help sort my red packets/money. If you're out on a short trip, it can even fit your phone and money and you can use it as a crossbody bag!"

 

 

 

Tester - CY Tan from Singapore
Shop Link - Hancyruni
Sewing Machine used - Semi industrial Juki TL2200qvp mini
Recommended Skill level - Beginner 
Cut and Sewing - hours 
Material used - 

Style A
Upholstery cotton from Spotlight with adhesive foam

Style C
Echino cotton fabric with adhesive foam

"It's a beginner friendly pattern with many useful sewing tips and helpful instructions. The process is straightforward and easy to follow. Pattern includes 3 different styles that you would want to try and get creative with the fabric you have! A great size and handy bag."



Tester - Susi Schuegraf, Mexico
Shop Link - Jungle Pearls
Sewing Machine used - Industrial Juki du 1181n and Bernina 790
Recommended Skill level - Advanced Beginner
Cut and Sewing - 4 hours 
Material used - 

Style A
Quilted geeky hardware, red a 200d locally

Style B
Sewful therapy ultra suede and print, 200D lining and Sewfisive Foam Light


"An elegant evening bag that is a quick sew!"

  

 

Tester - Lacey N Aj Hegarty, Idaho from the USA
Shop Link - lucymaryshandmades
Machine used -
 Juki DU-1181N Industrial
Recommended Skill level - Beginner
Cut and Sew - 2 hours 
Material used - 

Style A
Woven Vinyl exterior from Indo Love Kreation, Cotton Twill interior from Hawthorne Supply (Designer is Megan Cabaj), Zipper tape from Zipper Valley, #5 Zipper Pull from Sew Sweetness.  Stabilizer - Peltex 71F.

Style B
Quilted Blue vinyl from Idleblooms, Hello Kitty vinyl from Itchin to Get Stitchin, Waterproof canvas from Fabric Wholesale Direct, zipper and pull from Zipper Valley.  No stabilizer.

Style C
Rainbow Bright vinyl from Itchin to get Stitchin, Waterproof canvas from Fabric wholesale direct, Zipper tape from Zipper Valley, Zipper pull from Sew Sweetness.  No stabilizer.


"This bag from start to finish was smooth and uncomplicated to make. The detailed instructions and pattern pieces make it easy to cut and prep. It goes together pretty fast and is a beautiful Purse when finished. With the 3 options to choose from I had fun picking out each style and putting it together. Beginner friendly and easy to follow."

 

 

 

 

Tester - Nikki Wendland from the USA, Florida
Shop Link - 3IndecisiveMisfits FB; 3IndecisiveMisfits IG3indecisivemisfits
Sewing Machine used - Kenmore 1310 (Topstitching) and Kenmore 16231 (Everything else)
Recommended Skill level - Beginner
Cut and Sewing - 4 hours 
Material used - 

Style A
Quilting cotton, SF101, #3 Zipper tape, 1/2" D Rings, 1" Swivel Hook with fusible fleece as the stabilizer.

Style C
Exterior: Vinyl from Stitch Don't Kill My Vibe Fabric, Interior: White quilting cotton, #3 zipper


"The pattern came together so easily! Before I started making it, I couldn't quite picture how it would all go together. Once I got started, it came together fairly quickly and clearly."

Tester - Cierra Miller from the USA, Florida
Shop Link - Gryffin & Rey Design Co.
Sewing Machine used - Industrial Juki 1181
Recommended Skill level - Advanced beginner
Cut and Sewing - hours 
Material used - 

Style A 
Fabric is marine vinyl from MyPunkbroidery, zipper tape and pull from Fandea, magnet and design from Alchemats, with fleece.

Style B
Glitter vinyl from MyPunkbroidery and canvas fabric from knight til dawn fabric. Hardware and zippers from Fandea.  Using Fleece. I also interfaced my canvas with sew fuse for a little extra stiffness.

Style C
Vinyl from my punkbroidery, canvas and hardware from alchemats. Using Fleece. I also interfaced my canvas with sew fuse for a little extra stiffness.

 

"This pattern was a dream sew for me. I love how quickly it comes together. I also absolutely love the size of it. It’s perfect for a quick run out and even petite enough to fit into a larger bag. My favorite feature of this pattern is the added option to use eyelets for the wrist or purse strap. It’s a great option for those of us that don’t love the extra bulk the D Ring tabs add. I also love that there are options for every type of fabric pattern from directional to non-directional."

 

  


Tester -
 Roeshell Arjin, USA
Shop Link - Made by Roeshell
Machine used - 
Domestic, husqvarna rose 605
Recommended Skill level - Beginner
Cut and Sew - 2-3 hours
Material used - 

Style ATherxcloth and ottertex wpc (demon slayer) with Pellon 70 sew-in Ultra Firm

Style B - Canvas and ottertex waterproof canvas (soot sprites) with Pellon 70 sew-in Ultra Firm

Style C - Cotton woven (butterflies) waterproof canvas (hearts) with Pellon 70 sew-in Ultra Firm

"I love this pattern; it is a versatile and well written design. You can use it as a clutch, a wristlet, or a crossbody. The instructions are clear and concise. The pictures are quite helpful. I found this pattern to be quick to make. I was initially intimidated as I have never done this style before, but the instructions made it easy, and now I highly recommend it."


  

Tester - Breana Mayfield from Tennessee, USA
Shop Link - bmbcreativity
Machine used -
 Industrial Juki 1541S
Recommended Skill level - Beginner
Cut and Sew - 2+ hours 
Material used - 

Style A
Vinyl exterior and WPC interior from J&R Edwards Fabric, with Pellon Flex Foam as the stabilizer.

Style B
Vinyl and WPC exterior with WPC interior and Pellon Flex Foam as the stabilizer.

Style C
WPC for exterior from J&R Edwards and canvas for interior, flexible cutting mat from the dollar tree as the stabilizer.

"The Sewfisticated Peony is a lovely clutch pattern for beginners. The techniques you learn will help you build your confidence while giving you a beautiful finished product. It’s excellent for a mini clutch on the go, storing receipts, as a money pouch, and so many other options!"


 

  

 

Tester - Chris Becki Chlanda Gillihan, California from the USA
Shop Link - Becki G
Sewing Machine used - Industrial Consew 226RB
Recommended Skill level - Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
Cut and Sewing - 4-5 hours
Material used - 

Style B
Flap - cotton woven, body main - vinyl, hardware used rivet d rings, 1" lobster clasp., mild rainbow teeth #5 zipper tape & gold #5 heart pullHardware from AliExpress or Emmaline Bags. Interior wpc for all except gussets and zip pocket I used the same fabric as flap accent.  Decovil Heavy as the stabilizer.


Style C
Panel (vinyl )from DeeDee Richardson, Disney themed vinyl for main body. Interior wpc and Disney theme canvas for zip pocket and gussets. Rose Gold#5 zip tape, #5 heart zip pull, d ring and 1" lobster clasp & 1 rivet. Rose Gold snap. Hardware from AliExpress or Emmaline Bags.  

Flap I used decovil light and foam, main body I used decovil light. 

"Peony is a rare one that it can be so many things in one pattern. It can be an everyday carry, or it can be for a bridal party! Your imagination can make this anything you want it to be and it will be great!! It's the perfect size, not too big and not so small that you can't fit what you need. It's a nice and fun sew, not a lot of pieces, so doesn't take a long time or use a lot of fabrics. I just love it!!

 

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