Ali and Courtney from Wives of Whitewood (W.O.W.) produce collections of patterns, specializing in bag designs. Their patterns are available on Etsy, Craftsy and here, with a new pet bed project available for you to download. Learn more about these talented friends and neighbors, then be on the lookout for your free PDF pattern next.

From Ali and Courtney: We thought a blurry iPhone picture would be the perfect way to introduce ourselves. We’re Ali and Courtney, next-door neighbors on Whitewood Road in Richmond, Virginia. We met seven years ago, and have since bonded over a love of sewing, wine and reality TV.

Ali is the creative genius behind W.O.W. She finds inspiration in everything, from E’s Fashion Police to treasures at a consignment shop to branches on a walk around the neighborhood with her dogs, Minnie and Barkley. You will never read a blog post written by Ali, however, as she prefers to use crayons to draw her patterns.

Courtney stays true to her archivist/librarian roots as the organized and detailed half of W.O.W. She writes and edits everything, is very literate in crayon, and is trying to figure out the best use of her label maker for categorizing blog posts. Courtney tries to sew whenever her daughter Eva decides to sleep.