Not that anyone would be excited a hurricane is inbound; I am however, really relieved and grateful the event I am preparing for has been postponed until October 20th and I now have plenty of time to sew a beautiful collection of my best selling products. According to the town website, 35,000+ people attend this annual celebration. Yikes! This just keeps getting better by the minute. Doesn't it? As a result of the extension I can now happily resume the Craft Fair Series alongside our regularly scheduled tutorials. So keep your eye out for random videos, social media posts and roundup emails as I document my daily progress. I have included a mini adjustable strap tutorial in this week's studio update below. I hope you enjoy it and will try out this new style of strap. 

And, for all our friends and family in the path of this huge storm please be safe! 

Behind the Seams with Andrea Chapman of
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Upcoming YouTube Tutorials 
September 11 - October 20: Ongoing Craft Fair Series delivered via social media, YouTube and email. 
September 22: Press Lock Purse, Free
September 29: Quilted Messenger Bag (PDF, Instant Download, $3.99)
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By popular demand I am so pleased to offer our working subscribers the opportunity to participate in the new small group mentoring program I told you about last week. The next evening session begins Tuesday, September 18th at 7 p.m. EST. If you'd like to take your handmade business to the next level before the holiday rush begins this is the group for you! Reserve your seat here. 
The first session of AMC was wildly successful and I am looking forward to getting to know the students in the second 8 week online session which commences on Monday, September 24th at 7 p.m. EST and Wednesday, September 26th at 9 a.m. EST. If you would like to learn how to think like I do and acquire the mindset and tools to design your own bags and accessories, there are still some seats left. Reserve your seat here. 
Forward to a fellow creative heart and share the experience!
This week's featured Creative Genius & Happy Mail Winner is the fabulous Marianne Hopkins who designed this original masterpiece project during the first 8 week session of AMC (Andrea's Master Course). Congratulations Marianne! To claim your Happy Mail prize simply reply to this email with your shipping address and I will pop a handmade gift in the mail to you my creative friend!
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