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 →
As much as I love fabric bags, sometimes I need something that looks, well, more plain I suppose you could say. Most of my bags are made from quilting cottons and as much as I love the designs of them all, sometimes I need a bag that can go with … Continue reading →
I’m always keen to try new things so when I saw this ‘fabric’ I just had to give it a try. Fabric that is far more air and holes than it is fabric. I thought this was going to be a nightmare to sew, but I was wrong. It’s easy! … Continue reading →
My carpet tote bag is the result of my never-ending desire to make bags with unusual materials. It’s also, the result from impulse buying… I was looking for some materials that I could use instead of leather, and I was practicing my usual “whatever catches my eye” technique. This is something I do often, … Continue reading →
Metal purse frames patterns are not so easy to come by because of the enormous number of sizes and shapes, but it is very easy to make your own just by following a few very important steps. Let me show you how. I have been trying for quite some time … Continue reading →
This bucket bag pattern is the ideal project for those of you who would like to experiment with different materials. A couple of weeks ago I showed you a round bag made with cord. This time I am using upholstery fabric which is a very short pile velour to see … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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