*** The Keisha Bag Tutorial *** Large Purse, Grocery Tote, Book Bag (It was late when I put this together. Let me know if I've made any mistakes, or if you have questions!) This pattern is a Copyright of Jana Nielson , Lola...again!!! 2008.
I made this tote bag for the Sew? I Knit!-along (website is here - http://www.sewiknit.blogspot.com ) and thought I would offer a tutorial.
Craft ADD, I tell ya! Remember when I made my leather bag out of that handmade leather jacket? Well, I immediately made another one from an aqua leather skirt, but I never did get around to telling you about that one. Yes, an aqua leather skirt - can you imagine?
Lazies, Tracy Chapman, owner of Sew Thankful , had a great time creating this Miranda Day Bag for herself. Tracy made two versatile alterations to her Miranda that I want to share with you today. Miranda Day Bag pattern from Lazy Girl Designs (LGD123). Alteration: Applique Instead of Piecing After The Fact The first alteration Tracy made was the vertical black strip at the center of the bag in the picture above.
A simple tote bag using laminated cotton for the base. I LOVE this idea, it was the first one that popped into my brain. A perfect ‘set down on the wet ground bag’ for Pacific Northwest winters.
I live a ways out of town, so transporting home frozen food before it thaws can be a challenge. Canvas grocery totes are a great alternative to the standard store plastic bags, but they don't help with my frozen food dilemma. This insulated shopping bag with its Velcro closure was the answer. I can load up all the food I need to keep cold (or hot for that matter), seal up the top, and everything stays the right temp for the ride home. As an added bonus, by using the Flora & Fauna fabric, I solve my problem and look cool doing it.
Featured: Ruffle bag by Rianrae (India Rose Textiles) A beautiful drawstring totebag made of soft cotton with a cascade of ruffles. You will need: Fashion fabric, 45″ wide equal to 3.5 times your bag circumference measurement ( W ). Coordinating thread This draft is an exercise in proportion.
Having a reversible tote bag is like having 2 bags in one, now with the adjustable strap, you can have even more styling with it. Be it full length till your hip and sling across your chest, or shorten it till just below your armpit, inside out or outside in, style it with your mood and base on your outfit. I made this bag with one of my favorite fabrics. It is actually a lightweight upholstery material normally use as curtain or drape. The silver flower printing caught my eyes and I can’t go home without taking a few yards with me.
Vanessa from Punkin Patterns is up today in our Summer Sewing series, here to help you keep your picnic foods cold or hot in any weather! Her Insulated Picnic Tote tutorial has some fun details and is easy to make. Check out Vanessa’s introduction and then come back to learn how to make the tote for summer picnics all season long… I don’t know about you, but when I go grocery shopping in the summer, I feel like I have to race home like the wind so my ice cream doesn’t melt or my yogurt doesn’t get too warm. This is a great summer sewing project to help with just that.
Before we went away, I decided that a new bag for the beach was a must – something big and roomy to hold books, magazines, sunscreen, hats, and all that other good stuff. So I made this big pleated tote, and it worked perfectly. This is a picture of it in action: And here’s a little tutorial in case you want to make one for yourself – doesn’t have to be for the beach either, it could come in handy for schlepping all kinds of things around town.
A fun fact about the Pumpkin Patch Weekender, our first SYTYC entry- our cute mom and dad (and burke!) walking downtown after our photo shoot Our mom was our model. Isn’t she too cute?
are you ready for the second round of highlighted gifts made for the Handmade Gift Exchange? if you haven’t checked out the Handmade Gift Exchange Linky party , you should! and even if you have, there are tons of new gifts linked up that you don’t want to miss! AND for all you HGE participants, i will be extending the linky party until August 15. some of you haven’t received your gifts yet and wanted to join in the fun. so don’t worry, i’ll leave it open for a few more weeks than previously stated.
In this pattern you’ll find: step-by-step instructions with full color photos for making one Runaround Bag full size print-at-home pattern pieces two interior pocket options magnetic snap option info on how to make the bag with or without the center front pleat includes License to Sell!!! By purchasing this pattern, I also give you (the purchaser of this pattern) the rights to sell Runaround bags made using this pattern (on a home based scale). Additional information regarding the license to sell is included in the Runaround Bag Pattern. Materials needed: