My Favorite Purse Pattern – for Free!

Update: this pattern is no longer available for free (the offer expired 12/31/12) but you can purchase it here.

Yup, you read that title right – I am giving my new purse pattern away for FREE for a limited time.

How do you get it? 

Well, I’m starting a new weekly newsletter for the blog. In it, you’ll get the links to the week’s posts, as well as links to things around blogland I’ve found interesting. There might also be sneak peeks to future projects and the occasional sale or coupon code. Basically this is another way to keep in touch since Facebook has started filtering posts from my page and you may or may not be seeing all my updates there.

And, as a bonus, if you sign up before the end of 2012, you will get a thank you gift of this pattern for FREE!

All you have to do is enter your email in the box below and hit subscribe.

The pattern link will go out in the first weekly email, and you will be able to download it from ejunkie.

And just so you know, your email address will be used to send you Melly Sews and Blank Slate Patterns updates, but it will not be sold or given to any third parties, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Please note – this list is separate from the email subscriber list that sends you daily updates through feedburner. So if you’re an email subscriber to the blog, you still need to subscribe to the newsletter to get this offer.

More photos of this bag can be found HERE. The pattern will be for sale for $7.95 starting January 1, 2013, exclusively at Blank Slate Patterns.

In other pattern news, the Blank Slate Basics, Blank Slate Basics for Girls, and Holiday Collection will be retired on January 1. The individual patterns will remain for sale, but you will no longer be able to purchase them in the discounted collections.


Next, the saddle shoulder Perfect Polo Pattern is now available from my shop! You can see it HERE.

Finally, I will be raising my pattern prices to be in line with industry standards as of January 1. Individual patterns will be $7.95 ($8.45 in the Etsy shop due to the seller fees there). So if there’s a pattern you’ve been eyeing, you have a few days to grab it before the prices are raised.

Once again, THANK YOU, all of you, who support me by reading this blog, buying patterns, writing comments, pinning on Pinterest and generally wishing me well. I really, really, really appreciate all of you. I hope you had a happy holiday, and that great things await all of us in the new year. See you tomorrow.

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  1. Dee says

    Oh wow! that is super sweet to offer this pattern free. I am delighted. I subscribe through email and love reading your posts and I am very happy to receive your newsletters too. Love what you do. I have also really enjoyed the personal bits over the last little while.

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