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Cat-Eye Zippered Pouch {free pattern & tutorial} I’m excited to finally share a pouch pattern and tutorial with you!

Cat-Eye Zippered Pouch {free pattern & tutorial}

I figure all good sewing blogs generally have a free pouch tutorial and here’s mine. It’s high time after 2 1/2 years! My sponsor Double Decker Fabric supplied the fabrics for this project. Aren’t they gorgeous?! They are listed below if you’d like to get some with the discount she’s graciously offering as well. This pouch has been in my “ideas” envelope for a good long time now. The finished pouch is 8″ wide and 5 1/2″ deep. . * Update: Don’t feel like sewing a pouch yourself? I love the little leather tassel.

Head on over to Double Decker Fabric and use the code” march10″ to get 10% off your purchase (including sale items!) Double Decker Fabrics provided the following Art Gallery fabrics free of charge for use in this project. As usual, please feel free to use my patterns/tutorials for your personal projects and gifts and for charitable fundraising events. Materials: Printing the Pattern: Prep: Helpful Notes: Water Bottle Carrier Tutorial. This water bottle carrier was inspired when I found myself carrying everyone’s water in my backpack for the 4th of July parade.

Water Bottle Carrier Tutorial

Next time, everyone carries their own! This is my first tutorial so please feel free to send me corrections or comments on how to make it better. 1. Swoon Ramona Mini Hipster. BeachTote.pdf. A_Sampling_of_Geese_Tote.pdf. 24 Blocks. Ditch The Designer Clutches And Make Your Own! Free Bag Patterns. One-Size-Tote. FreshAGTotePattern_FQG. Perfectly Cute Project - Make Your Own Quilted Tote Bag! Perfectly Cute Project - Make Your Own Quilted Tote Bag!

Perfectly Cute Project - Make Your Own Quilted Tote Bag!

To anybody out there who thinks they have a handbag problem, we're with you. In fact, we're the worst offenders out there when it comes to the sheer size of our purse collection...we just can't help it. We're addicted and we know it. Bijoux Drawstring Bags + Giveaway! - Blog. This fun little bag is a great way to use up some of your vintage buttons, or a wonderful project to have your daughter or granddaughter make with you.

Get that BERNINA button foot out and lets make this bag together in an afternoon. Supplies One purchased canvas tote (the one featured measures 12″ x 12″)One 5″ x 5″ fusible interfacingEstimate 64 buttons (the one featured uses four different shades of the same color)Matching thread to buttons (the one featured uses simply color thread by V and Co.)Fabric glue (the one used is super stick)Button sew-on foot, BERNINA Button Sew-On Foot #18Washable pen Instructions Picking out the buttons is part of the fun of making this bag. Pick out any buttons close in size, if they are different is size your placement will be off but that’s okay! Use the inside part of the handles as your guide to draw vertical lines with a washable pen marker.

Tennis Bag Tutorial. The Green Bag Lady, also known as Teresa VanHatten-Granath, has given away a truly astounding 27,000+ free fabric shopping bags since 2008.

Tennis Bag Tutorial

Teresa is passionate about sharing bags to reduce the use of plastic; what started as an eco-friendly art project has grown into a movement with Green Bag Lady chapters worldwide. Teresa has joined us many times over the years with her Quilted Lunch Tote Pattern + Tutorial, special giveaways and more. Quilted Lunch Tote Pattern + Tutorial. It’s time to head back to school with a delicious lunch in hand!

Quilted Lunch Tote Pattern + Tutorial

You can whip up several of these easy and useful Quilted Lunch Totes with the PDF pattern and tutorial from the Green Bag Lady, also known as Teresa VanHatten-Granath. Teresa is the wonder behind the Green Bag Lady movement, an eco-friendly art project started in 2008 resulting in over 24,000 reusable fabric shopping bags for people all over the world. Teresa’s an inspiration to us here at Sew Mama Sew. She worked with us on our Green Grocery Bag Challenge in 2010 and often gives away hundreds of bags in our Giveaway Days.

Teresa has a new TeresaMade shop for you to check out. Sunny Beach Tote. The Tohoku Tote. Today I am publicly posting the full pattern and tutorial for the Tohoku Tote.

The Tohoku Tote

I have chosen to do this for a few reasons. 1) Kari from UCreate asked if it could be used for her monthly "Create With Me" and Kari rocks. I'm thrilled about this. 2) I think we raised what we could selling if for charity. It was "purchased" by over 400 people. Thank you SO much to those of you who donated to the cause.

Please don't feel unhappy that everyone gets the pattern now. So,'s the full pattern and tutorial. My Favorite Stabilizers for Bags Betz White. How’s that for an exciting blog post title?

My Favorite Stabilizers for Bags Betz White

Talking about interfacings is as thrilling as watching paint dry, but choosing the right stuff is so important! (just like dry paint, right?) Rather than give you the full gamut of stabilizer options, I’m going to highlight my favorites and give you some examples of them in action. My go-to stabilizer for bags is a woven cotton fusible interfacing. Because it’s woven and not that non-woven pressed stuff, I find that it behaves more like the woven fabric I’m fusing it to.

The Caitlyn Handbag, above, is made out of quilting cotton using SF101 as a stabilizer. Born%20to%20Quilt%20Tote%20Brochure. FREE REVERSIBLE BOX TOTE PATTERN!!! I've got a new FREE pattern for you all today!


I'm on such a huge project bag/tote/pouch kick this year! I just can't seem to get enough and the Reversible Box Tote is just what I needed! Perfect for carrying around all my knitting projects, journals, notes, & yarn spools! Heck you could even use this for the beach, for shopping, as a purse and more! The shape holds a ton and is so comfy to carry! Fully lined zippered box pouch - pattern and tutorial - it's a Pretty Modern life. I love the look of a zippered box incredibly cute.

Fully lined zippered box pouch - pattern and tutorial - it's a Pretty Modern life

I found many tutorials on the internet, but was disappointed after making pouches following these tutorials to find that they were not fully lined; looks so much nicer when you open your pouch and there are no seams. It took me a long time to figure it out and I thought and thought and thought...then I got it♥ I don't want to keep this knowledge to myself, so here it is. I'd like to thank Jane at Projects by Jane (the only other tutorial like this that I was able to find on the internet - wish I'd found it sooner). Her photos may help you out too if mine fail to communicate properly. If you like what you see and this tutorial was helpful, please help me by making a small donation to my site (click mauve button on top right on homepage). Quilted Tote Bag (From Any Quilt Block) Tutorial. Today Michael Ann shows you how to turn any quilt block into a unique tote bag. Michael Ann shares her sewing at from Michael Ann Made, where she recently released a free PDF quilt pattern, the Summertime Herringbone Quilt.

You can learn more about Michael Ann’s life and quilting in her introduction. Looking for a quilt block to turn into a new tote? Scrappy Heart Zip Pouch. Samantha from At Home with Mrs. H is an independent pattern designer, living in Wales. She designs bag sewing patterns and sells handbag supplies in her Sewing Patterns by Mrs. H shop, and today she’s here with a free Scrappy Heart Zip Pouch tutorial. Learn more about Samantha in her introduction, and have fun sewing your own version of the bag! Sew a Singer Featherweight Tote! - CraftyHipster.

Fabric Requirements:3/4 yard non-directional main fabric for tote exterior3/4 yard contrasting fabric for tote lining & foot controller bag1/4 yard coordinating fabric for foot controller bag lining3/4 yard Pellon Stabilizer Midweight to Heavyweight white 40 sew-in interfacing Notions:1 yard 1-inch wide cotton belting (webbing)2 packages 1/2 inch wide piping1 package Kiwi “Classic” 27 inch (69 cm) shoelacesThreadShot glassNeedle Notes:All seam allowances are 3/8 of an inch, unless otherwise noted in sewing instructions. Finished Measurements: Making Your Tote Cutting Instructions Cut two 12” x 10” rectangles from tote main fabric, contrasting fabric, and Pellon interfacing.Cut one 31” x 8” piece from main fabric, the contrast fabric, and the interfacing. Quilt As You Go Zipper Bag. Hi everyone! I am Elizabeth, one half of the duo of sisters-in-law who blog at Simple Simon and Company. We love all things that revolve around sewing for our children and are constantly striving for the art of homemaking….all while trying to stay sane.

We really love simple sewing projects that are not only quick but that are also beautiful and luckily today’s project completely fits that theme. These zipper bags are simple, but make great gifts and I am warning you—once you make one—you get addicted. So, let’s get started. On one of your 2.5 by 10 inch pieces of fabric, cut off 1/4 inch. A Do Good Stitches Swap « Greenleaf Goods. September 8, 2012 by Natalie I was really excited when my circle of the Do. Good Stitches quilting bee decided to do a swap! I have only participated in a few swaps previously, because it can get overwhelming to load up on sewing obligations, and truth be told, I am a little protective of my sewing time!

Zippered Pouch (with tidy ends) I know there are lots of zippered pouch tutorials out there, and they're great, but I haven't found one that explains how to make the ends of the zipper more finished. Fabric Gift Pouch. Market Bag. Sewing Accessories Pouch Pattern. Small Clutch. I made another linen, metal zipper clutch. Triple-Zip Pouch. Supplies Needed3 zippers, 9" or longerfabric for pouch body, accent pieces, and linings (fat-quarters are plenty for the pouch body and linings; accents can be made from scraps)fusible fleececoordinating thread (which may be more than one, depending on your choice of accent fabrics)

Zippered pouch sewing video tutorial by pattydoo. Sewing Patterns for Travel Bags: When You're on the Go. Are you headed over the river and through the woods this holiday season? Whether you’re hitting the open road or flying the friendly skies, make sure you’re ready to travel in style with these sewing patterns for travel bags. Open-wide zippered pouch. Please refer to the full tutorial HERE for step-by-step instructions and pictures. Gathered clutch tutorial. A huge thanks to Dana and Disney for doing such a great job of rounding up all sorts of wonderful mother's day projects! Materials needed: 1/4 yard each of three coordinating fabrics (you'll definitely have scraps leftover)8" zipper (you can always purchase a longer zipper and shorten it, just follow the directions on the packagescraps of medium weight fusible interfacingCutting the pieces: For the main exterior, cut two pieces, one 5.5" tall by 9" wide, and one 5.5" tall by 13" wide (this will be the gathered front) Pieces of medium weight fusible interfacing for exterior pieces of clutch: (2) 5.5" tall by 9" wide For the front band, cut one piece 4" tall by 9" wide.

Seriously, the most time consuming part for me is always picking out my fabrics and cutting them, the rest goes together pretty easy, so let's go! Take the front band piece and fold it in half the long way (right sides together) and sew together using a 1/2" seam allowance. Grab the 13" wide main exterior piece. Mini Zippered Bag (box bottom) Lined, zippered pouch / make up bag tutorial. This morning I was in a rush to make a simple lined make-up bag and had a quick look on the internet to see if I could easily find any dimensions for such a thing. I could find instructions on how to make a pouch, but none with dimensions and none with covered ends to the zips, which is how I like my zips to be finished. It now seems quite illogical to me that I decided that I simply must write a tutorial for such a thing when I was meant to be 'rushing'...but it seems that most things can wait.

Open wide zippered pouch: DIY tutorial. Doesn’t it ever get annoying digging through a zippered pouch? I love being able to see what’s inside and what I’m searching for. I spotted this little pouch the other day and had to make something similar. Flat bottom straight sides zippy pouch. Oval Messenger Bag with Free Pattern. Zippered Pouch w/ Flat Bottom. Мобильный LiveInternet Подборка сумочек - "и в пир, и в мир"... Madeleine tutorial - imagine gnats. Tips for a Professional Finish from Nicole Mallalieu + The Better Bag Maker.

Bags. Make Three Totes / Purses With One Charm Pack! Detailed Guide: How to Make a Small Dumpling Coin Purse. Lazy Girl’s Guide to Zip Ends. Free Bag Patterns. Spring 2012 Pattern Release! DIY BAG LOVER. Laminated Cotton Sewing Project – Tote Bag. 10 Free Tote Bag Patterns and Tutorials.

How To Sew A Reversible Tote Bag With Adjustable Strap. Tutorial: Reversible tote bag. 10 Free Tote Bag Patterns and Tutorials. Blog » Simple Sewing Alterations You Can Make On Any Bag Project. Amy Butler. Pleated_tote_pattern.pdf (application/pdf Object) 12 free bag and purse tutorials. Pleated tote (beach bag) tutorial. The Keisha Bag Tutorial. Phoebe_bag.pdf (application/pdf Object) Nature Brights Kitchen: Insulated Shopping Tote - Sew4Home.