This tutorial is the follow-up of my reversible fabric and vinyl bag on how to make an adjustable strap. This adjustable strap consists of two straps –one longer and one shorter– joined together by a buckle with lobster claws at both ends. The procedure for making the straps and loop … 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 →
This week, something bad happened to my sunglasses. Oops. They were floating around in my bag while it was briefly raining and the next time I took them out, the lens was broken. That’s the second pair this month I’ve broken. And don’t talk to me about reading glasses – … Continue reading →
I’ve made a few projects with the insulated thermal lining before, the Long Arm Oven Mitts, the Can Cozy and Easy Quilted Pot Holders. So when Daniela from On the Cutting Floor wrote to me with some more ideas she had, we were inspired to create a couple more projects … Continue reading →
I’ve always been impressed by butcher knife rolls and Victorian physician surgical tools rolls: One of my dreams (and I have quite a few), was to have something similar for my sewing tools, a sort of emergency kit I can grab to take with me when I spend my lunch break finishing … Continue reading →
Here’s a fun and easy little project that is perfect for beginners. It will help you learn some techniques like sewing zippers and boxing corners. It would also make a great gift to show off your sewing skills. Sometimes you don’t need a big bag. Just something small enough to … Continue reading →
I was working on a bag design and wanted to create a particular type of handle. Not the usual bag handle where you simply fold the fabric into 4 and topstitch. I wanted a ‘nicer’ handle, one with two different fabrics so it would be reversible and feature both of … Continue reading →
This convertible tote bag turns into a backpack and a cross body bag. I have been thinking about a convertible tote bag that can answer some of the needs I have when I travel and because I just got a new computer. I only change my equipment when things don’t … 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 →
Today, a free pattern with a difference – there’s no pattern! Well, and it’s not actually free. Other than that – it’s a free pattern! What on earth am I talking about? Well, I’m not making any sense because I’m just over-the-top-super-excited. You see, I made my own fabric and … Continue reading →
Over the last few months, I’ve had several readers write and ask about how I design and produce my sewing patterns. I thought it might be interesting to see how a pattern is developed right from the early stages of first idea through to pattern development, testing, and the production … Continue reading →
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