Bag Making 101: Learn to sew the bow tie tote

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Saturday, May 5th
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
(includes supplies & instruction)
Watermelon Wishes Design Studio 
114 W. Washington Street #4 
Middleburg, Virginia 

(bright yellow house, across from the Post Office, second floor) 
This is a group lesson and space is limited. All students must pre-register. Students will need to bring their own sewing machine, thread and scissors. Basic sewing experience is required. Students should be familiar with their machine and know how to thread and wind the machine bobbin. Private lessons are available for those students who have no sewing experience.

To register, visit the studio at 7 W. Washington Street, phone (703) 577-0283 or email 

Destination: Philadelphia

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Widely reported as the birth place of the United States Post Office, this rugged canvas tote is named after the great city of Philadelphia. 

Designed to be utilized as a mail bag, the Philadelphia would also be well served as a market tote. 

Approximate measurements:

18" wide across the top
12" tall
8.5" deep
11" handle drop

Made to order in a broad color range of heavy duty canvas, the Philadelphia, is offered at $55, and will make its debut in the Watermelon Wishes studio window tomorrow morning. 

Destination: Portland

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Watermelon Wishes original design, this charming tote is named after one of my favorite cities, Portland, Maine. Lobster rolls, Ben & Jerry's, oodles of nifty shops and glorious Victorian architecture --- what's not to love?

Intended to be used as a water cooler or lunch bag, the Portland, is beautiful and functional. 

Approximate measurements:

11" x 9" x 3"

Defining details:

Patchwork styling
Double insulated interior compartment
Vintage button closure 
Padded strap
4 elasticized bottle koozies 

Care: machine wash, gentle cycle, low heat dry. 

Made to order, in your choice of fabric, the Portland is offered at $55 and featured in the shop window this week, so come on over and take a peek!