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 →
A few weeks ago I shared an article on what simple embroidery stitches you can find on your sewing machine. In my case, I have a total of 85 stitches. I am trying to make a new project for each stitch, and for this one, my metal frame embroidered bag, … Continue reading →
One easy way to adapt any bag pattern is to add your own pockets to the design, and the slip pocket is the easiest way to add some extra storage and organisation space inside your bag. What is a slip pocket? A slip pocket is a basic open pocket, usually … 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 … 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 →
Do you have a lot of supplies that need storing? Or kids that have small toys or cars to keep tidy? Or even Unfinished Works in Progress that need to be organised? Or want to keep a pattern, zipper, fabric, thread etc all together for a planned project. ME TOO! … Continue reading →
I’m always looking for ways to make my homemade bags looks more professional and although it does increase the cost, adding hardware such as clasps, feet, grommets, sliders, straps, rivets, studs, and handles really does make them look great. Today I’m looking at a couple of examples of bag feet … Continue reading →
Hi, Vicky here – Do you love bags as much as I do? I am passionate about bags. I just love how any fabric can be transformed into something new and practical. One of the simplest closures is the magnetic snap – I love them as they secure your bag … Continue reading →
Take a look at some of the bags you own. If you are a typical woman, you probably own more than 3, maybe even more than 10. Bags can be made for all types of purposes, styles, and occasions, but generally, they are all designed to do the same thing … Continue reading →
Whether you sew bags or clothes, from time to time, you’ll need to use an interfacing on your projects and it can often be difficult to choose which one works best with which project. Many sewing patterns usually will make a suggestion, but not list an essential interfacing product, because … Continue reading →
This is a review of The Better Bag Maker by Nicole Mallalieu. What a great book – as a regular bag maker with a number of books on the subject this book compliments my mini library perfectly has become the star on my shelf. It’s subtitled “An Illustrated Handbook of Handbag Design” … Continue reading →
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