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Stacking Fabric Boxes. After reading various blog posts I’ve written, one of my faithful (and talented) readers, made a wonderful set of stacking fabric boxes for her sweet grand-daughter. Market bag makeover. Over the past few years, I have accumulated a handful of screen-printed market bags covered in unsightly logos or sayings from retailers and small businesses.

market bag makeover

These bags offer other uses besides toting groceries, such as carrying lunch to the office or transporting books back and forth from the library. Today’s DIY project transforms your boring tote bags into something trendy and personalized. Perfect for all ages, students and professionals alike will proudly show them off in public. Notions Fabric Dish for Bionic Gear Bag. Free Bag Patterns. Swoon Ramona Mini Hipster. Notions Fabric Dish for Bionic Gear Bag. SMSPincushionOrganizer.

Bags and Purses

Duffel Purse Tutorial. Seamstress Erin brought us our popular Swimsuit Sewing Tips post, plus a Kanzashi Wall Clock tutorial.

Duffel Purse Tutorial

She earned her Ph.D. and mixes her sewing, knitting and quilting skills with a little biochemistry too! Erin designed this Duffel Purse as a fun, easy update to the traditional duffel bag. She also has corresponding tutorials at Seamstress Erin for How to Cut Fabric Circles and How to Add Detachable Bag Straps. If you’re looking for more duffel inspiration, check out our “Goin’ to Camp” Duffel Bag. This fun, little purse is inspired by the humble duffel bag. It’s quick and easy to sew with simplified zipper construction. You Need: 1/3 yd canvas or upholstery fabric1/3 yd lining fabric (quilting cotton works well) 1 ½ yds 1” wide cotton strapping 9” or longer standard zipper – Cut 2 – 7” diameter (3.5” radius) circles each from fabric and lining. – Cut 1 – 10 x 19 3/4” rectangle each from fabric and lining. – Cut 2 – 7” x 5” rectangles from lining.

Baskets and Bins

SMSPincushionOrganizer. 6 Pencil Case Patterns to Stitch For School. Shopping for school supplies is always exciting for kids and their parents, but making them can be even more fun!

6 Pencil Case Patterns to Stitch For School

Pencil cases are a great place to store your mechanical and wooden pencils, pens and even markers. We’ve rounded up some fun pencil pouch designs to make going school even more exciting this year! Get the kids involved by asking them to choose fabrics and help with the project assembly for a finished product they’ll be proud to use. Check out these back-to-school pencil case patterns! Photo via Craftsy member Patchwork Posse Shark attack. Ellie Travel Case Tutorial. When I shared my new travel cases last month, I received a lot of requests for a pattern, so I decided to write up a free tutorial for all of you to use.

Ellie Travel Case Tutorial

The tutorial bag is sort of a hybrid of the original two bags -- it's the size of the smaller one with the extended zipper of the second one. Because the bag is smaller, you can actually get by with just batting and fusible interfacing to strengthen the sides, but the pattern can easily be enlarged with the addition of a stronger layer of interfacing if you want to go bigger. E-Reader Sleeves: iPad or Kindle Cover Pattern. Looking for an e-reader sleeve to protect your iPad, Kindle, tablet or other device?

e-Reader Sleeves: iPad or Kindle Cover Pattern

This easy zippered iPad sleeve is lined and quilted to keep your device protected and dust-free! The e-reader cover can be made with our easy and free sewing pattern, which will teach you how to install a simple zipper in a fully-lined pouch. It also works great as a simple, lined pouch for your journal, pen or crafting supplies. The device cover makes a great gift, too! Materials – 2 fat quarters (18”x22”) of cotton quilting fabric – Quilt batting scraps (4 pieces slightly larger than outer fabric) – 11″ or longer zipper (1.5″ longer than the widest measurement of your device) – Sewing machine with zipper foot Finished Size 10.5″ long x 8.25″ wide All seam allowances are 1/4″ unless otherwise noted.

Cutting: iPad Size Sleeve: From outer fabric and lining fabric, cut (2) rectangles 9.25″ x 11.5″ and (2) zipper tabs tabs 1.5” x 3”. Basic Wallet Tutorial. Hi there!

Basic Wallet Tutorial

Cat-Eye-Pouch-Pattern-Pieces.pdf. Weekend Warriors: Quick Quilted Projects. Do you have time set aside this weekend for a new quilting project, but don’t know where to start?

Weekend Warriors: Quick Quilted Projects

In this installment of Weekend Warriors, we are rounding up some fabulous quilts and quilted projects that you can easily finish in a weekend! Ready, set, quilt! Quick DIY's For Making Makeup Bags And Pencil Cases  A_Sampling_of_Geese_Tote.pdf. How to Make Triangle Zipper Pouches- Video Tutorial - Crafty Gemini. I’m back this week with a new video tutorial.

How to Make Triangle Zipper Pouches- Video Tutorial - Crafty Gemini

My most recent video tutorials are longer than some of my older ones but so far it seems like that’s a good thing! No negative comments so far and it seems most viewers are preferring the more detailed and in-depth video tutorials. What do you think? Phone Pouch with Zipper Pattern - wow i like that. Phone Pouch with Zipper Pattern can be found here -Phone Pouch with zipper pattern .

Phone Pouch with Zipper Pattern - wow i like that

(It opens on a separate page, click the link again and the pattern will open. Print at 100%.) Tutorial: How To Make A Quilted Camera Strap With Fabric Scraps! Fabric Weaving - Pincushion Project. Basket weaving is nothing new in fact, it was one of my favorite summer activities at girl scout camp.

Fabric Weaving - Pincushion Project

Like so many other things in life, this technique is making a comeback and I thought it would be fun to put a personal spin on it. So, let’s do some fabric weaving today. This project is for all levels. This Cute Zippered Box Pouch Would Be Perfect For Quilting Odds And Ends! DaisyPocketQuilt. DIY Geometric Laptop Sleeve. Many of us use laptops today, you’ll need some case to store it and transport safely. For a laptop sleeve you’ll need cuts of solid fabric, cuts of thin cotton, triangle cuts of fabric in varying color, a rivet and a setting tool and some more tools used for sewing. Make squares of triangles, sew them end to end, turn right-side-out.

Put the outer sleeve inside of the lining. Pin around the top opening, and stitch as shown. Tuck the lining inside, and press. Green Bee Design Sewing Pattern - The Scoop Tote. Seven_5F00_Quilted-Bag_5F00_Patterns.pdf. Outstanding sewing, quilting, and needlework tutorials since 2005. Don’t arrive at your holiday parties empty-handed! These ideas work as hostess gifts or they’re also perfect for coworkers, family presents and more.

Today’s Guest Curator: Michelle of From Bolt to Beauty Hi, I’m Michelle, the crafty lady behind From Bolt to Beauty, where I share my adventures in sewing and quilting. I’m happy to host family and friends over the holidays. Even now, my guest room is ready for the first wave of visitors. I hope you find some special gifts to make in the list below. Make It. Luggage Tag Tutorial {Back to School at Ellison Lane} As everyone prepares for back to school, here’s a little luggage tag you might enjoy making. It would be perfect for a backpack, purse, or anything you want to quickly identify! DIY Running Belt. My husband runs. He doesn’t like to be called a runner, but he does run. Last year while training he was faced with a problem – he liked to run with his phone, but hated all the armband cases.

He said the phone was too heavy to have on his arm, I said he could run with his old iPod Nano. He said he relied too much on a running app on his phone to leave it at home. What to do, what to do? Easy Phone Cord Organizer. Cords got you all tangled up? Cablecosy.pdf. Singer Sewing. A is for Achoo! (A Story and a Tissue Box Tutorial) Back in October, when I was at the Pacific International Quilt Festival, I bought MORE of Heather Ross’s delicious Briar Rose prints. I know.