Small Backpack Pattern, for Small Budgets: Part 1

small backpack pattern

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

Christmas Stockings Tutorial

Easy Christmas Stocking template and tuorial for a traditional stocking shape. East to personalise too.

It’s Amy from Nap Time Crafters and Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop stopping in today. I love the holidays so I’m thrilled to be participating in this fun series. Today I have a tutorial and FREE pattern for Christmas stockings to share with you. I want these to last a long time … Continue reading

The Sunglasses Case Wallet – A Fun Experiment Made Easy

sunglasses case wallet

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

The Better Bag Maker – Book Review

Review of the book Better Bag Maker. Basically, if you sew bags or want ti - you NEED this book!

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

Kraft Tex ‘Leather’ Key Fob: A Quick & Simple Project

My first time sewing with Kraft Tex today.  Did you read the wash comparison test I did recently about how to pre-treat the Kraft Tex to make it look like leather? Learn all about Kraft Tex ‘leather’ fabric For this one, I soaked once in boiling water for 5 minutes, … Continue reading

Turning Japanese Bag – some variations

Japanese Bag

Have you tried the Turning Japanese Bag pattern yet? You should give it a try – it’s really easy! Part of the ‘My First Bag series’ it’s a single pattern piece, no fancy zippers or closures, the handles are ready-made and it’s perfect to showcase a really nice fabric or … Continue reading