Clam Shell Wristlet Purse – Seasonal Sewing Series

Clam shell wristlet, free purse sewing pattern.

Hi, I’m Rhonda from Rhonda’s Creative Life. I’m so excited about having the opportunity to come to you as a guest of So Sew Easy. I have an extra special project for you today, my clam shell wristlet. Party season will soon be upon us and every party dress needs the perfect little purse. It’s perfect for any holiday function! It will hang from your wrist and give you the freedom to enjoy a few hor dourvers or dance the night away and never worry about what might have happened to your bag. The bag can easily be customized with a special zipper pull. I made mine from a few leftover beads. I’ve included the pattern pieces and the full step by step photo instructions in two separate downloads for you to print and keep.  So download the pattern and … Continue reading

Santa Tote Bag pattern

Sew this Santa Toe Bag tutorial and pattern.

Hello!! This is Amber from Crazy Little Projects here to share a very fun Christmas project with you today for this great Seasonal Sewing Series! This is kind of the combination of two projects on my site-the simple tote bag and the Santa hand towels. Combine the two and you get…a Santa Tote Bag! And the best part? It’s really easy to make! Santa Tote Bag Tutorial: Supplies Needed: About 1/2 yard of red fabric (mine is canvas and was 60″ wide. If you get 45″ wide you may need a little more than 1/2 yard.) 1 yard of fusible fleece Wide, black ribbon (3 inches wide or so) Narrow silver ribbon (about 1/2 inch wide) White fur (small amount) Instructions: For basic construction of this bag, I am going to refer you to my Simple Tote Bag Pattern. In … Continue reading

Reusable Fabric Gift Bags to sew

Sew these fabric gift bags - eath-friendly alternative to wrapping paper, and cute too!

  When Deby asked if I wanted to contribute to the So Sew Easy Seasonal Sewing Series, I immediately agreed. Not only did it sound like a fun series, but I could get a head start on planning and sewing for Christmas. For the past couple of years, I’ve cut down on my use of Christmas paper, by sewing re-usable fabric gift bags. Today I’ll show you how I make some of those bags… Super easy, next to no sewing bag: Cut a rectangle twice the width you need (mine is 15″ x 8″, suitable for a small gift such as a pack of cards). Fold in half, with the right sides together. Sew down one side and across the bottom. Use pinking shears on the seams and across the top. Don’t worry if you don’t have pinking shears… just leave … Continue reading

The Boxy Bag Pattern and kits

The Boxy Bag. Great for a lunch box, cosmetics or toiletries bag, mini holdall for the beach, traveling and more. Soft and padded but sturdy. From So Sew Easy.

You know that I love to design sewing patterns, and I usually then upload them to Craftsy so you can all download the pattern for free to use along with the instructions that I post on the site here. A lot of work goes on behind the scenes to make that happen. My latest pattern, the Wrap Dress, was nearly a full weeks work.  From the design stages, through pattern grading, drawing the pattern and scanning it, adjusting the pattern, making up 2 or 3 tests and then a final dress, taking step by step photos along the way, getting my husband to take photos of the finished dress and writing the instructions and the post, then uploading and publicising the pattern. Pretty much a solid 6 days work. My husband questioned why I did all this for free. Where … Continue reading