Ascent Tester Round-Up!

We are thrilled to share with you all of the incredible sews completed during the testing of the Ascent Backpack and Tote! Many of our testers created multiple versions of the Ascent, so we have put together a compilation of those sews, which will help you conceptualize what this pattern looks like in different fabrics and bases. This is also a fantastic resource for supplies, as we include fabric and hardware sources. Enjoy perusing this compilation. I hope you love all of the iterations of the Ascent as much as I do!

-Sonia, Pattern Designer Instagram@DuchessandDukeCo


Sonia Jessop (bag 1)

Exterior: TSM Faux Leather (Pink Melange), TSM Faux Leather (Ascent)

Hardware- Emmaline


Sonia Jessop (bag 2)

Exterior:TSM Faux Leather (Iolite), TSM Faux Leather (Melange Teal)

Hardware: Emmaline and Sallie


Sonia Jessop (bag 3)

Exterior: TSM Faux Leather (Geo Clouds Mauve), TSM Faux Leather (Taupe Faux Linen)

Hardware: Emmaline


Sonia Jessop (bag 4)

Exterior: TSM Canvas (Grunge Vintage Roses)

Hardware: Emmaline and Sallie


Alex Soelke

Exterior: TSM Canvas (Venom Earth), Rex Faux Leather Emmaline

Hardware: Emmaline, Idleblooms


Nikki Scott

Exterior: TSM Vinyl (Tender Night), Cork from local shop

Hardware: Idleblooms


Stephany Combs Boone

Exterior: Vinyl from AitSaidCreations

Hardware: AitSaidCreations, Weft&Warp Co.


Meg Loven

Exterior: Vinyl from Purple Dragon Fabrics, Cotton Woven from Oh So Pretty Custom Fabrics, Solid Marine Vinyl

Hardware: Amazon, Wizard Stitchery, Purple Dragon Fabrics, Sew Many CreationsNY


Tori Priest

Exterior: Canvas from Blackbird Fabrics, Leather from Tandy Leather

Hardware: Emmaline


Linda Klenke

Exterior: TSM Faux Leather (Navy Watercolor Floral)

Hardware from Weft&Warp Co.


Kayla Murphy

Exterior: TSM Faux Leather (Mille De Fleur)

Hardware: Idleblooms, Emmaline, Wawak


Joy Yamashita

Exterior: TSM Vinyl (Party Palms), Solid Vinyl Joann Fabrics

Hardware: Weft&Warp Co.


Eva Buchel

Exterior: Vinyl from Stargazer and BoDeeOh!

Hardware: IndoLoveCreations, Wizard Stitchery


Rejeana Dizon Ebata

Exterior: Vinyl from Sweet N Charmed Fabric Mail, Cork from MyHandmadeSpace

Hardware: Weft&Warp Co., WMX Sewing Notions


Jocie Goldman

Exterior: Vinyl from Seweird Fabric, Solid Vinyl from Joann Fabric

Hardware: Idleblooms, Zippervalley, Wawak


Chandy Mueller

Exterior: Fabrics from Amazon

Hardware: Amazon


Denise Wood

Exterior: Faux Leather from BoDeeOh!, Vinyl from MyPunkBroidery

Hardware: Indo Love Kreations, Ohio Travel Bag


Emilie Kahr (bag 1)

Exterior: TSM Canvas (Garden of Utopia)

Hardware: Emmaline, Blue Calla


Emilie Kahr (bag 2)

Exterior: TSM Vinyl (Midnight Floral)

Hardware: Emmaline, Blue Calla


Teal Keller

Exterior: TSM Faux Leather (Basically Butterfly), Vinyl from Joann Fabrics

Hardware: Weft&Warp Co.


Susi Schuegraf (bag 1)

Exterior: TSM Faux Leather (Arcadian), Vinyl from Trendy Luxe

Hardware: WIzard Stitchery, Amazon


Susi Schuegraf (bag 2)

Exterior: TSM Canvas (Wicked), Vinyl from Oh Dee Oh!

Hardware: Dream Big Creations, various others


Susi Schuegraf (bag 3)

Exterior: Canvas from Blended Thread Fabrics

Hardware: Weft&Warp Co., Wizard Stitchery, Amazon


Krystol Ithomitis

Exterior: Mora Faux Leather from Emmaline

Hardware: Emmaline, Weft&Warp Co.


Alana Conklin Roman

Exterior: Cotton Woven from Blended Threads Fabric, Faux Leather from Emmaline

Hardware: Emmaline


Vicki Jean

Exterior: Canvas from Fabric Snob, Faux Leather from personal stash

Hardware: Emmaline


Susan Francis (bag 1)

Exterior: Canvas from Marden's, Twill from Fabric Mart

Hardware: Weft&Warp Co.


Susan Francis (bag 2)

Exterior: TSM Vinyl (Geo Clouds Mauve), Faux Suede from Joann Fabrics

Hardware: Weft&Warp Co.


Tammy T-Pham

Exterior: TSM Vinyl (Grunge Vintage Roses), Vinyl from Weft&Warp Co.

Hardware: Fireweed Stitches, Weft&Warp Co., SiahSwag


Paula Coleman Barron

Exterior: TSM Vinyl (Bronze Age), Vinyl from MyPunkBroidery

Hardware: Weft&Warp Co., Zippervalley


Sharon Patterson Thomas

Exterior: TSM Faux Leather (Decollage)

Hardware: Weft&Warp Co.


Danielle Allen (bag 1)

Exterior: TSM Faux Leather (Anemone), Marine Vinyl Solid

Hardware: Amazon, Bob's and Jen's Odds and Ends, Weft&Warp Co.


Danielle Allen (bag 2)

Exterior: Custom Printed Faux Leather, Marine Vinyl Solid

Hardware: Weft&Warp Co.


Shelly Andrews (bag 1)

Exterior: TSM Vinyl (Spring Meadow), Marine Vinyl Solid from Joann Fabrics

Hardware: Kamsnap, Emmaline, Idleblooms, Etsy


Shelly Andrews (bag 2)

Exterior: TSM Faux Leather (Lonely Leopard), Marine Vinyl Solid from Joann Fabrics

Hardware: Weft&Warp Co.


Lacresha Lincoln (bag 1)

Exterior: TSM Vinyl (Into the Deep), Waterproof Canvas from Amazon

Hardware: Hobby Lobby


Lacresha Lincoln (bag 2)

Exterior: TSM Vinyl (Midnight Rose), Waterproof Canvas from Amazon

Hardware: Hobby Lobby


Jennifer Grimaldi

Exterior: TSM Vinyl (Pastel Leopard), Solid


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