It’s that time of year when you might be taking a bottle of wine to a party or giving a nice bottle of wine or brandy to a neighbor for Christmas. But how to wrap it? This quick-to-sew padded wine bag pattern will protect the precious contents, and keep them … 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 DIY 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 … Continue reading →
Here’s a pattern for a running belt with pockets and an elasticized adjustable strap so you can tailor it to any waist size. This pouch could also be called a money belt, travel belt or sports belt. Place the pouch on your front or back and cover it with a … 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 coin purse pattern and tutorial are a follow-up to the Leather and Fabric Handbag tutorial we posted recently. While you certainly don’t need to make this coin purse pattern from leather –you can use vinyl or almost any fabric– it makes a good first project for those who have … Continue reading →
Welcome to one of our New Year’s sewing projects! We’ll be making a small tote bag that is perfect for carrying your essentials on the go. This project is suitable for beginner sewers, and can be completed in just a few hours. By the end of this tutorial, you will … Continue reading →
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