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Free Baby Penguin Backpack Sewing Pattern. Vibrant Designs: Mod Diaper Bag Sale. Vibrant Designs: "Town" Backpack. (Free!) Buttercup Bag Sewing Pattern. Cross body Hipster Bags..Tute Added .. Very Very Image Heavy. I been making these hipster bags today and I love them.

Cross body Hipster Bags..Tute Added .. Very Very Image Heavy.

They are my favorite style of bag. I wear them cross body so it leaves my hands free for shopping. One side has a zippered pocket and one side has a open pocket for my phone and keys and it also has a middle zippered main compartment. I took a lot of pics while I was making the brown one so I will try to add a tutorial tomorrow. Now for the tute.. Then sew as shown in the pic below. Now lay your other 8 1/2x 11 solid fabric with the right sides of the fabric together and sandwiching the zipper and pin.Sew through these layers as shown in the pic below.

Lay your zipper right side up now and pin the 4x11 print fabric on the zipper with right side of the fabric facing down as shown in the pic and sew the zipper on as you did for the other side. The basic messenger bag. Jamie's on the left, Chelsea's on the right.

the basic messenger bag

This tutorial does not include the flap designs, alas. As promised, here is the basic bag tutorial like the one I made Jamie and Chelsea. I have not included the flap designs, just the basic bag. That will have to be another post. Be creative and come up with your own flap variations. I considered doing a PDF of the pattern pieces, but they are mostly too big to fit on letter sized paper, and pretty easy to make yourself if you have a ruler, a 6.5 inch circle, and a coffee cup on hand. Click on the image below to see or print a larger diagram for measurements. YARDAGE: Assuming the width is 45 inches, you'll need about a yard each of the outside and the liner, plus your interfacing if you are using it.

THE FINISHED BAG DIMENSIONS, EXCLUDING THE STRAP: about 12 inches x 12 inches x 3 inches wide at the bottom. 1/4 INCH SEAM ALLOWANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE MEASUREMENTS. Draw and cut out all your paper pattern pieces. Tutorial: My New Handbag. I got bored with my old handbag, so here is my new one.

Tutorial: My New Handbag

It took me about 4 hours - cause I didn't want to stuff it up. I particularly like the zipper in the top rather than just the magnetic closure. The handles look short but they're actually 22 inches long - it's just that they are leaning backwards slightly in the photo. This bag is similar to the jordy except that I have different handles. It is also constructed slightly different than the jordy in that the outer bag is made separate to the lining bag. To add a zipper into the top of your bag, you need to firstly have a zipper. You need to cut gusset pieces. If you have end tabs, sew them to the ends of your zipper, like this: Fold the seam allowance of the neatened edge of your gusset pieces towards the wrong side, like this: Tutorial: Sew Mini Duffle Bags. I sewed these up last night, they are so ugly they are good.

Tutorial: Sew Mini Duffle Bags

I drafted up my own little pattern and whipped them up in no time. I must admit I haven't lined them but I am dreading handsewing in the lining. I made them to consign at a shop downtown. I used vintage pillowcases and tablecloths! They close with a matching zipper. Cut out 1 piece of outer fabric 20 1/2 inches by 13 1/2 inches. The Twenty Minute Tote. Updated September 2011 We have remade these awesome, simple bags for fall!

The Twenty Minute Tote

This time around, I used a gorgeous new collection of upholstery weight cotton called Outside Oslo. These bold, stylish prints are sophisticated without being serious and come in a rich palette of colors perfect for fall. I added some sturdy contrasting cotton webbing handles for a pop of color, and I love the way they came out! The new materials are as follows: To make one tote bag: 1/2- yard of Outside Oslo Fabric. Updated February 2011 These totes really do come together in 20 minutes a piece which makes them a great, quick, way to add a little Springtime color and excitement into the dull end of Winter months. 1/2-yard of Kokka Apples. The Original The fabric in these how to shots is from Echino and is now out of print but you can see more from the same designer, Etsuko Furuya here. Cutting Cut two 16-inch tall by 14-inch wide panels from the fabric. 10 Free Tote Bag Patterns and Tutorials.

Totes make great handmade gifts.

10 Free Tote Bag Patterns and Tutorials

Here is a Tuesday Ten that shows a round-up of lovely totes. If you love to sew you might also like these free sewing tutorials right here on Skip to my Lou! Every tote needs a matching pouch. Pleated Zippered Pouch Lined Zippered Pouch. SEWING KITS, STITCHING ORGANIZER, BUSY BAGS.