If you have been watching the size and style of bags lately, you’ve probably noticed all those impossibly cute little backpacks everyone is carrying. Along those lines, I’ve made this small backpack pattern to be small (and cute) but still big enough to be practical. You can also use this … Continue reading →
This is an easy tutorial and pattern for a small canvas tote bag. You can also use upholstery fabric as well. It’s a request from a few readers who make items to sell at markets, but I think anyone who loves to sew bags will love this one too. This … Continue reading →
My own makeup bag was in need of some attention. I don’t wear a lot of makeup, hardly ever and a quick look inside my bag reveals congealed mascara, eyeshadow colors that haven’t changed since the early 90’s and some supermarket brand lipsticks. I do have a couple of nice … Continue reading →
The sunglasses case wallet was born from the need of both having to carry my sunglasses and finding my wallet in what my daughter calls the “black hole” (my handbag). The truth is that it can take me from three minutes to never, to locate my debit card, keys and … Continue reading →
Fringed handles are easy to make once you use the right type of fabric. The best fabric for this type of handle is one that ravels easily with think weft and warp yarn-dyed threads woven to make a design. Materials Fabric strips (size of your handles) Pellon mid-weight (fusible or … Continue reading →
For this weekend’s project, we have the Small Fringed Tote Bag pattern. Bag making is my go-to project when I get a bit bored with making clothing. I love making bags because there is no fitting to do, plus I can push myself by using different materials and techniques as … Continue reading →
I’ve had this Mini Backpack Coin Purse pattern on the back burner, so to speak, for a while and almost completely forgot about it. It was meant to be the companion of The Small Backpack sew along and part of Daisy’s wardrobe if you remember those two past projects from couple months ago. … Continue reading →
Did you ever see my review of the Craftsy Design your Own Handbag class? It’s a great class and I wrote 3 articles about it which you can review here (Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3). This bag today is inspired by one of the bags completed as … Continue reading →
This is my take on an anti-pickpocket bag made of fabric with twisted handles. I’m calling it Helsinki and here’s the backstory to this design: As many of our regular readers know, I was recently away on vacation with my family. During the break, we managed to visit the Bernina … Continue reading →
Have you tried the Turning Japanese Bag pattern yet? You should give it a try – it’s really easy! Part of the ‘My First Bag series’ it’s a single pattern piece, no fancy zippers or closures, the handles are ready-made and it’s perfect to showcase a really nice fabric or … Continue reading →
A single adjustable strap is the type of strap that you will need on the 13″ MacBook Pro convertible backpack I shared with you last weekend. The Convertible Tote Bag – Fits A 13″ MacBook Pro This single adjustable strap is also useful for turning any bag into a crossbody … Continue reading →
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