I have been looking for the perfect shopping handbag. After a lot of research, I now realize there is no such thing. Unless you want to walk around with a safety deposit box as a handbag, there is not a completely secure handbag. However, there are certainly a lot of … Continue reading →
The belted pouch has been on the catwalk nonstop since the Summer of 2012 and will continue to be seen throughout the year. Just about every designer or ready-to-wear label has had a version of it. From $1,500 for a Gucci to just a few dollars at H&M you can find … Continue reading →
This leather and fabric handbag is the perfect project for those who are starting to sew with leather and for those who are bored with fabric only handbags. You can make this with a normal domestic sewing machine so don’t be afraid to give it a try! I am not yet … Continue reading →
This week we are making a reversible crossbody handbag, plus a method of adding an extra pocket to it that works for the fabric and vinyl reversible tote bag as well (we made this a couple of weeks ago). Reversible Fabric Vinyl Tote Bag – New Free Pattern I am providing you … Continue reading →
This week we are going to make a reversible fabric vinyl tote bag from a new free pattern. I had planned to make a new skirt pattern but I just didn’t have the right fabric. After our recent house move, this is the state of my sewing/art room at the … Continue reading →
Making bag handles and using fabric scraps from your stash is the aim of this tutorial. To set the scene, it is 3 am and as usual I am working late or is it early? –I really don’t know anymore. I realize that I do not have enough fabric for … Continue reading →
This is the first part of a tutorial using the burlap shopping bag pattern. You’ll be able to make the complete bag in the first part, but in the second part, I will show you how to create the print for this type of fabric. On my recent trip to … Continue reading →
Do you remember the Made in a Snap Bag pattern? It’s a cute little purse but it is small, designed as a bag for your essentials. What if you need a little more room, have a lot of ‘essentials’ or just prefer something in a different style? Well, the purse … Continue reading →
I know I’m running the risk of sounding crazy by making a placemat clutch bag. But please bear with me. I am using plastic placemats to make my clutch and it only took me two hours to make! (Making the pattern, however, was another story, because of the way the bag … Continue reading →
I’m happy to share this new simple project and free pattern for the Small Crossbody Wallet. It can be made using fabric, leather or vinyl and is suitable for intermediate sewists or advanced beginners. First, let me share with you the backstory for the design. I had a disagreeable little … Continue reading →
Here’s a fun and practical sewing project –a folded shopping bag– that you can make with Batik fabric. Frankly, you could do this project with almost any colorful fabric (or even not-so-colorful..) but I love how it looks with beautiful Batik. I don’t know if this is happening in your … Continue reading →
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