The Sewfisticated Belle Series

Celebrating One-derful Bash together with 10th pattern launch! 


Introducing The Sewfisticated Belle Series on 8th August 2022 (EST)!

Inspiration - Back to Memory Lane
Pattern Link - The Sewfisticated Belle
Video Tutorial - Sewfisticated Belle Choices Galore! Make it your own : ) - YouTube @Sew HoneyBea.  

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TESTERS' MAKES
Check out Testers' fabric choice and what did they say about The Sewfisticated Belle Series!

 

 

Tester - Amber McClane
Machine used - 
Industrial Juki DU-1181N
Recommended Skill level 
Intermediate

Material used -
Belle -
Vinyl - Pink Lemonade from MyPunk Broidery; floral fabric and watercolor interior - Fabric Therapy.
"I love all the pockets on this bag. It’s a perfect day trip bag, and can be easily used as an overnight bag. I can fit my kindle, planner, wallet, AND a tumbler in the main compartment alone. I really also enjoy the convertible backpack option. It was a really fun make."


Tester - May Dee
Machine used - Domestic sewing machine-ToyotaSuperJeans J34 and Domestic - Brother VX880
Recommended Skill level - Intermediate 

Material used -
Belle - faux leather, foam interfacing, decovil light
Belle Petite - lightweight waterproof canvas, woven interfacing, foam interfacing, decovil light under backpack connector.
"OMG! I really love this pattern! I was able to sew them faster than I thought! Belle and Belle Petite are perfect convertible bags. Both have lots of pockets to fit all my stuff. Both are excellent for all-day use or a short trip!!"



Tester - Angela Hosking
Machine used -
Industrial Juki 1181n
Recommended Skill level 
Advanced Beginner

Material used -
Belle -
All vinyl exterior, appliqué and waterproof canvas interior. Only used decovil heavy on base and sides, and fleece on the rest for stabiliser as very tough strong vinyl.
"I love a challenge and this bag was up to it! It looks so good when it’s put together and has so many new techniques that I have not used before so was nice to learn new things! Also the way it goes together is just genius, brilliant design and so good to look at!"

Belle Petite -
Thinner vinyl exterior from blooming fabric shop, waterproof canvas interior, foam on front pocket and back panel and decovil heavy on sides and bottom
"This is a great little bag, I loved making it even though it seemed more challenging than the Belle larger size but comes together a lot quicker."




Tester - Jenn Hoopert-McGinn
Machine used - 
Domestic Vintage Sears Kenmore 158.17550 and Domestic Brother LS- 2125
Recommended Skill level - Intermediate 

Material used -
Belle -
 Cotton woven- mirco green guy and J on white from Seweird. Black wpc and black marine vinyl from FWD. Interfacing: Pellon SF101 and Peltex 70F for stabilizer.
"I love that now with this pattern I can finally have the bag I love in patterns and colors that I want and with all the different customizations I can make the bag to fit my needs which is amazing since I’m so picky with bags."

Belle Petite -
Black Marine vinyl and wpc from FWD, Cars cotton woven.  Interfacing: Pellon SF101 and Peltex 70F for stabilizer.
"This pattern is amazing for littles. When I was making the Belle for me my 5yr who’s 3’ 9” wanted it and tho it would work for him being able to make a petite for him was amazing since he didn’t need all the pockets and the sizing is perfect!"

 

 

Tester - Jennifer Laughlin Nassar
Machine used
 - Semi-Industrial Juki 2000Qi
Recommended Skill level - Intermediate to Advanced

Material used -
Belle - Fabric and Interfacing are from Royal Pixie Custom Fabric. I used PixieFuse Premium throughout in addition to Decovil Heavy for the Stabilizer.
"This bag has more pockets than any other I've made. You certainly have enough options for pockets on this one! This would be a great day pack for the zoo or park. You definitely need this one in your arsenal!"

Belle Petite - Fabric and Interfacing are from Royal Pixie Custom Fabric. I used PixieFuse Heavy on all of the pieces that called for Stabilizer plus I added Decovil Heavy in the base..
"This little bag is super versatile. It's great for toddlers and adults to use on a daily basis. It could even be a lunch bag for work or school. I made my Petite version to be an anti theft bag to make it even more versatile! You absolutely need this pattern in your arsenal!"


 

 

Tester - Mui Yan
Machine used
 - Juki HZL-LB5100
Recommended Skill level - Advanced

Material used - 
Belle - Faux leather and woven cotton; Interfacing: Mid weight interfacing from SMH and Annie's S&S foam

Belle Petite
- waterproof material for both exterior and interior; Interfacing: Annie's S&S foam

"I was totally mind blown by this pattern. Jassie has done a great job writing the pattern instructions. Sewfisticated Belle is such a functional bag with well thought features and I love it's convertible between sling/backpack too! Well done once again!"

 

 


Tester - 
Cindy Lewis
Machine used
 - Domestic Juki DX7
Recommended Skill level - Intermediate to Advanced

Material used -
Belle - Vinyl from Sewful Therapy, WRO from Weft + Warp Co, & zipper tape and pulls from Bedazzled.
"Such a unique design that accentuates all the right curves and add-on features one could ask for."

Belle PetiteVinyl from Sewful Therapy, exterior canvas from Marybeth Made it, WRO from Weft + Warp Co.
"Such a cute and versatile little shoulder bag or backpack!"





Tester -
Rebecca Hill
Machine used
 - Domestic Singer HD 6800C
Recommended Skill level - Intermediate 

Material used -
Belle - Backstitch HP cotton woven with SF101, marine vinyl, lightweight WPC, decovil light, decovil heavy for base.
"I love the uniqueness of construction and ALL the pocket options! I also really like that it can convert from a crossbody to a backpack easily. Another fabulous pattern!"

 

Tester - Sew HoneyBea
Machine used -
Juki 1181
Recommended Skill level 
Intermediate 

Material used -
Belle -
Vinyl Decovil heavy, foam and pellon interfacing (SF101, 801)
"AWESOME! I love your vision and attention to detail. You put in all the bells and whistles and let us choose which ones we want to ring."



Tester -
 Haliza Mushirah
Machine used
 - Semi industrial Juki tl2200qvp mini
Recommended Skill level Intermediate to Advanced

Material used -
Belle - Printed design vinyl outter and plain and printed cotton fabric for inner, rose gold hardware.cotton stabilizer for interface and eva foam .vinyl preorder from Estika fabric and accessories.
"This bag pattern is awesome as it is inspired from one of Jujube collection.. The bag itself is compact no need to bring wallet as it is already built in... love it!"

Belle Petite - I use waterproof printed design preorder from Estika fabric and accessories and cotton fabric plain homespun prima from spotlight, rosegold hardware, interface with cotton stabilizer.
"The Petite Belle is the smaller version of the Belle still uniqe in it own way . Made them into convertable bag ware it as sling or as backpack"

 

 

Tester - Linda Kolb 
Machine used
 - Industrial Juki DDL 8700-7
Recommended Skill level - Intermediate to Advanced

Material used -
Belle - Backstitch panel and print. Vinyl from J&R Edwards Fabrics, mesh from ByAnnie and webbing from Indo Love Kreation.
"I love making this bag as I had learned so much about my machine. How many layers it can sew through. I am amazed with this bag because I can see so many cute bags being made in all the prints!"

Belle Petite - Fabric is from www.SewGirliefun.com, vinyl is from Indo Love Kreation, the webbing and FOE is from New Moxie, mesh from ByAnnie.
"Such a cute patten. I love it! I have so many Fabrics lined up to become this cute bag! I can see it being a great lunch bag with some insulation!"



Tester - Jessica Lehman Patole
Machine used
 - Juki du 1181 n
Recommended Skill level - Intermediate 

Material used -
Belle - Marine vinyl exterior and cotton woven interior.
"I love this bag! I can't wait to take it on vacation. The size is absolutely perfect for a carry on bag. You could even hack the back slip pocket and make it a trolley sleeve! The way the main pocket opens up wide, makes it so easy to see whats inside! ."

Belle Petite - Vinyl exterior - pattern from Zor-elle, solid from MPB. WPC interior from FWD.
"Holy smokes this bag is adorable!!! I love the convertible strap! I would personally wear it as a backpack, but it makes an awesome crossbody too! The size is great for both littles and adults too!"

 

 

Tester - Laura Valentine Claypool
Machine used
 - Janome HD9 (semi industrial)
Recommended Skill level Intermediate to Advanced

Material used -
Belle - Brown vinyl (sewed beautifully from a local warehouse. I interfaced the vinyl with Decovil Light for the side panels, back and front main pieces and the bottom, as well as the front pocket panel all according to the pattern pieces for stabalizer. The cotton woven Groot fabric was lined with DulceFuse (SF101 equivalent) but I did not interface the zipper pocket liners. I also used a quilt cotton for slip pockets and gusset pleats - those are interfaced with DulceFuse as well. I used one piece of Peltex 70 for added bottom support cut as indicated by pattern piece. 

"I love the versatility! This bag can easily go from sophisticated and sleek to grab-and-go slouchy with just changing the materials you choose to make it with. This is a great bag to be used by anyone - any gender, age or size. The Belle pattern is an excellent pattern to test your skills and create a beautiful and functional bag!"

Belle Petite - waterproof canvas butterfly print from Printy! Fabrics (this is a thinner weight WPC), and lightweight vinyl from Joann. The front pocket panel is interfaced with Decovil light along with side vinyl panels and bottom panel, and both zipper gusset pieces as indicated on patter pieces. Interior is regular weight waterproof canvas from Fabric.com. pockets and pleat gusset are all Tula Pink quilting weight cotton. Zipper lining pocket and slip pockets are not interfaced. The side gussets and outside side panel pockets r lined with DulceFuse (an SF101 equivelant). Rainbow Hardware is from Wizardry Stitcher and Crafts. Zipper and pulls are from my stash. For the bottom panel of interfacing, I used a panel of Peltex 70. The front and back panels are stabilized with fusible foam.

"One word for this pattern: cute! This pattern is versatile and practical without taking away from the sophistication of the bag. The Belle Petite would work great for many uses - a purse, small baby bag, lunch box, or camera accessory holder just to name a few. I love how you can mix a variety of materials to create your desired effect for a great bag."

 

 

Tester - Thien Ai Hartop
Machine used
 - Singer HD6380
Recommended Skill level - Intermediate to Advanced

Material used -
Belle - Cotton canvas CW, color changing vinyl for for exterior, interior was mesh pockets and WPC for the liner and vinyl. Interfacing was Sf10, peltex and Pellon 926.
"Such a cute convertible backpack bag that will for sure turn heads! It’s an amazing pattern. Well thought out and will make a great diaper bag."

Belle Petite - Fabric is cotton canvas called Wild rainbow ears form Itchin to get stitchin. Black solid is also a cotton canvas. Pink hardware is from Itchin to get stitchin. I used sf101, Pellon 926 and peltex for interfacing and structure. 
"The perfect size bag for when you need a little more than just a crossbody but less than a full sized bag. So many pockets for organization. It’s a lot of bag but in a petite size!



Tester - Leann Leavitt 
Machine used
 - Industrial Juki DU-1181N
Recommended Skill level - Intermediate to Advanced

Material used -
Belle - Mora Faux Leather from Emmaline, Joann Fabrics for the prints, Waterproof canvas, rose gold hardware from Emmaline, geekyfuse interfacing from Wizardry Stitchery.
"Oh Belle! This bag is ABSOLUTELY Stunning! Some much room to take everything you need for a nice long day out. The convertible backpack option makes it an even better on the go bag. Add in the room side pockets and front pouch to hold your cards and keys and you're set!."

Belle Petite - Exterior mainly marine vinyl, cotton woven. Interior some cotton woven and waterproof canvas. All Joanns.
"I absolutely LOVE the versatility for the Petite. Great focal points, and the size is perfect for everyday use!"

 


Tester - Shonda 'Ferguson' Andrews
Machine used
 - Tech Sew 2750 pro industrial, modern domestic Brother Innovis 2400
Recommended Skill level Moderate to advanced sewing skills needed

Material used -
Belle - Outer: used 3 oz (1.2mm) rose gold acid washed cowhide leather and black leather for accent and strap, lining: gray waterproof canvas and brown tone with rose gold metallic scroll design from Joann's .
"I loved how easy it was to make the card slots. I've made a lot of card slots but the Belle directions were supper simple. The way the front and back panels came together was ingeniously designed. I had that WOW moment after finishing this part of the bag. One of my favorite parts of this bag is installing the zipper using method #3 (the Zipper Box). I did it for the 1st time making the FoldNZip and was excited to see this technique again in the Sewfisticated Belle pattern."


 

Tester - Rose Ibrahim  
Machine used
 - Industry Singer , Jack Walking Foot
Recommended Skill level - Advanced Beginner and above

Material used -
Belle - Faux leather (pink) & waterproof poly canvas as main external, wpc & cotton for lining. Am using Eva foam sticker as stabiliser for base and gusset, and 250g batting for main body.
"this bag is great & functional. It is very stylish, spacious and has lot of pockets."

Belle Petite - Faux leather (plain green) and cotton (printed) as main material, waterproof oxford 210 and cotton as lining.
"This bag is great & functional. It is spacious and has lot of pockets. Mini petite will be loved by small kids as well. "