To say that I am so excited about my new teardrop
purse is a massive understatement. The service I received from
your company has been exemplary. Several email questions I sent
were answered promptly and my order was dispatched the day after
I ordered it. The pattern is excellent, great instructions and
tips. I have made a lot of handbags and this one rates up there
with the best.
I loved the coin purse and barrel purse kits that you sent me, and learned so much making them. Thank you for making such wonderful patterns. If everyone wrote instructions like yours, every project would be a success and everybody who tried sewing would be hooked.
Elizabeth - New York, USA
I made two things today on the sewing machine. A small coin purse from your collection and it looks brilliant. And a bag from a commercial bag pattern... I have cut it up and will use the remains for interfacing for a bag from one of your patterns..... As it is I shall be saving heaps of money because to avoid bitter disappointment I shall only be buying and using your patterns from this day forth!!! ...Thank you again for making easy to use patterns for BEAUTIFUL bags. And yes, I am a perfectionist ..... everything I make has to be better than you can buy in the shops and your bags are better than anything I have seen in the shops.
Helen - Vic
...just wanted to let you know how much fun I'm having making your bags. Have made Hobo, Slouch(med) and am almost done with Mod....
I've learnt so much about lots of things already and have proven my sewing skills to be better than I thought. The bags look like they are supposed to! Brilliant instruction...it's almost like Nikki is in the room teaching.... Can't wait for the Belle pattern to arrive... Also thanks for the very pleasant phone service girls...give yourselves gold stars please!
Rosalee - WA
I have completed my first barrel
purse which turned out beautifully if I may say so myself! ...The
pattern was brilliant! There is so much more in them than “just
patterns”, so I was most impressed! Definitely worthwhile,
and I am sure I will also enjoy (and manage) the Mod pattern just
Anna - WA
Now that I've done a few following the pattern to learn the
techniques, I think I'm ready to start "tweaking" it a
little and see what modifications I can make. Your techniques have
really helped me to progress with my bag-making skills and produce
a much more professional looking purse.
Kathy - Pennsylvania, USA
I have found your patterns really easy to follow and everything
fits step by step. I have found your assistants (Leah I think) really
helpful and the service great so thank you and continued success...
[and again].. I just thought I'd let you know that I have
been using the spec case for a
few days and am so happy with it. It is a great size and not too
heavy in your bag. The glasses fit really well and I will so be
Vicki - SA
I just had to email you to tell you how pleased I am with myself
and how terrific your patterns are....I think I have pretty much
your entire “beginners” range of patterns but picked
Hobo and thought I’d give it a shot. I did it today, and
I am SO pleased with how it turned out, which is why I am gushing
to you here. I did find two bits a bit fiddly – stitching
the facing (and your backing up to the corner bit) and sewing the
inner lining to the facing curve. BUT the point is – I
DID IT. And I love it. And I am going to have to make another
one (or two, three, four)....
I made up a hat with the Fedora
pattern. I love the pattern - and they are the best described
hat making instructions I have come across - and that is saying
something as I have made a fair few hats! ...I have a one third
chance of getting to wear the hat when we go out as my two daughters
grab for it very quickly. Please thank Nikki for the wonderful instructions
and pattern. I look forward to making up many more hats for me and
my daughters from the patterns :-)
Marnie - NSW
After I ordered the bag pattern
I was still searching the net and found all these 'free' bag patterns
and I was beginning to slap myself for spending 20 bucks on a pattern...
well I can now say its the best 20 dollars I spent - the pattern
is easy - the instructions are brilliant...
Tracey - Tas
I just completed your Dress Bag
& was THRILLED with your finishing work!!! Your pattern made
the best finished product...most bag patterns need a lot of tweaking
to get a professional looking result. I am looking forward to learning
lots more from the patterns I am ordering.
Beth - New York, USA
I really don't think I'd be making and selling purses if I
hadn't found your site. After purchasing my first Nicole pattern
(The Belle Bag)... I was hooked. The time and effort that you put
into your instructions along with your design ideas are what make
people keep coming back.
Thank you for being there for we sewers. Although I have been
sewing for 60 years, I am learning new techniques from you thru
Dot - PA (USA)
Thank you so much for the hat
patterns. I have made one, and very pleased with myself as well
I might add. It turned out really well. The pattern was fantastically
easy to follow. Now friends want them as well!! I don't normally
spruke about the things that I make, but I am happy with this one....
Michelle - QLD
Last week I ordered the Hobo
pattern from you... I'm not a very good sewer, but your instructions
are great, (really good for the dummies, and great notes and warnings
- I need that sort of help) and the pattern worked out really well
- I'm impressed...
Michelle – NSW
...I wanted to let you know that your patterns are fantastic!
I feel so much more confident about my sewing and ability to read
a pattern thanks to you...
Prue - Vic
The bag turned out as close to perfect as anything I had ever
imagined and tried to do.
Angelique - Michigan, USA
...thank you again for all your help. I finished the purse
and it turned out great! The instructions were very easy to follow
and very helpful. I am looking forward to ordering more of your
Barbara - California, USA
...I just made my
first purse using the kit and it worked perfectly and
looks fantastic. The kit ROCKS!! Seriously, I tried making these
things months ago and it nearly killed me. I did everything the
hard way and gave up on them completely...
I've just made one of your "City
Bags" ....I couldn't be happier with the result... Your
instructions as always were really easy to follow and helpful. I
love the tips you have in the patterns.
Jo - WA
I'll be raving about your patterns again, honestly Nikki, you
really do the best instructions of pretty much all the patterns
I've used.... Great combinations of diagrams and instructions, and
I love getting complete pattern pieces.... Your variations on designs
are also great.
Lara - Vic
Your patterns are fantastic, the best I have worked with. It
has taught some
new skills and it is my best made bag yet, thanks !
Your directions were very clear and easy to follow, and that
made the bag pretty straightforward!
Katie (age 14) - Florida, USA
“…(flat curved bag).
It's fantastic! I've already made two, and get lots of comments
on them. The pattern was so easy to follow, and now I think I'm
addicted! In fact, so much so that I'd like to buy another pattern.....“
(Next email...) "..and yes, you can use my comments
as a testimonial. More than happy. I generally have little patience
for machine sewing (I do hand quilting, which I enjoy much more
than sitting at a machine), but the pattern was so straightforward,
and the results so immediate that even I didn't get scared off!”
Julie - Vic
A girl at work thought I was pulling her leg when I told her
I made the bag I was carrying...
Julie - NSW
You've created a monster! I can't stop making bags!!
Yvonne - Vic
The medium slouch is a great pattern. I couldn't stop looking
at the bag when it was finished!
Kylie – NSW
Made my 30cm snap closure bag
on Sunday. Just had to glue the clasp on and was a bit scared to
take the plunge. Yesterday I decided the bag was no good without
it so here goes - went on perfectly the first time - could not believe
it - wonder if the next one will be as easy - there will be more
of these bags.
Shona - WA
The kits are great, well written, easy to follow and fab to
look at, what more can you want? I will be back for more.
Dawn - Surrey, UK
I am so pleased with the purse
you would think I had designed the whole thing myself. It all went
together in about an hour, everything fitted where it should and
it was so easy.
Gillian - Vic
The instructions were simple and easy to understand, the purse
itself was much easier to make than I thought, and I look forward
to making many more...
Angelique - NT
Your instructions are brilliant. I took my time and worked
through step by step and it went together exactly as you said. I
can't wait to make another [300mm
Snap] ..... I will definitely make more and I will definitely
try some other styles as well, but this will be a favourite! I've
never really been a handbag person, but now I can make my own unique
bags, I will be making them to
match every outfit. Thanks again for your kind help. I'll
be in touch soon with another order.
Carol - NSW