I’ve had two bright button-up shirts tucked away in my fabric remnant stash for a couple of years now. I bought them at the same time because I just loved their fruity, colorful prints, but rarely ever wore them. Finally, they landed in the don’t-fit-so-well-anymore section of my closet and ultimately they made their way into one of my suitcases of fabric remnants .
Isn't this fun? It was so easy, I can hardly stand it!! Ever since I saw Jessica's tutorial at Happy Together for the petal backpack (you've all seen that by now, right??)
Well I didn't get to posting a tutorial on my Anthro knock off purse yesterday, because I showed a pic to my mom and she said "I want one"! So being that Mother's day is Sunday and I hadn't bought her a gift yet, I said "Sure"! So I spent my free time yesterday and this morning making her the purse, which I will be mailing today. Yeah she won't get it by Sunday, but at least it's something she will love :) I made hers a bit different than mine. For one I lined the inside pockets to make them nicer and sturdier.
This zip-itself coin purse is truly an amazing and creative handmade design… zip-up to a tetrahedron shaped coin purse, unzip to a long ribbon. This zip-itself coin purse is made from 2 simple materials that you can get from the shop easily – ribbon and zipper. Get the tutorial on how to sew zip-itself coin purse with lining after this jump. I accidentally saw this zip-itself coin purse when I did a search for the tetrahedron coin purse and I love the idea.
A new bag for a new season – the Osoberry bag by Kate from FoxFlat. Made from large fabric scraps and/or thrifted clothing items (this bag is made from some IKEA fabric and two pairs of ladies’ pants), and the construction is simple enough to make this a one-day project. I like a good fabric handbag. They’re inexpensive to make, so I don’t feel guilty about owning a half dozen. They’re washable, which is great for me and my exploding pens and leaking lunch containers (and good for you too – they can carry anything from books and laptops to nappies, craft projects and shopping).
Today I am publicly posting the full pattern and tutorial for 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.
Part 1 of the tutorial is here! I'm doing it in two parts because the first part in particular requires LOTS of photos to show you the pleating. I am really excited to share this with you guys, becuase I am 100% positive that you guys can make it better than me. Seriously. You all are going to get to the end of this tutorial with your gorgeous, finished bag and say "That's it?
Description : The Chenille Tote Bag Tutorial includes instructions for adding a name tag and a very useful pocket. Craft Link : Chenille Tote Bag Tutorial Source : BHG Read More : Sewing or Home Pick a Free Bag Pattern…we’ve bookmarked more than 50 to chose from! Pick A Makeup Bag Pattern
My newest project for Moda Bake Shop is a quick & easy gift bag. Just fill it up with a matching charm pack and maybe even a cute teddy bear too. You could also add any quilt notions and more fat quarters if you like.
Ok, so I know fanny packs are probably considered uncool...but I'm making it my mission to bring em back.
Give an old leather jacket from the back of your coat closet new life by turning it into a stylish everyday tote. Tools and Materials Craft paper or paper bag Scissors Seam ripper or craft knife Leather jacket Sewing machine Rotary cutter Ruler Double-sided tape Ruler tape Dremel Stylus drill Awl for All lockstitch sewing tool Black waxed twine Painter's tape Leather Handbag How-To 1. To create the pattern for the bag, with scissors, cut a 30-inch by 18-inch rectangle out of a piece of craft paper or a paper bag.
Handcrafted Fabric Anna Maria Horner has several different lines of fabric (Bohemian, Chocolate Lollipop, Garden Party) each with its own whimsical personality. Drawing Room her latest collection has a lovely handmade-vintage approach. We loved the artistic look of this fabric and thought it was perfect to frame in embroidery hoops and display on the wall or in a bookcase .
This simple reversible purse is a wonderful project for beginning and advanced sewers alike. Tools and Materials Bag template Heavy paper or cardstock 1/2 yard of patterned fabric 1/2 yard of solid fabric Pencil Fabric scissors Pins Sewing machine Coordinating machine-sewing thread Iron Needle and thread for basting stitch Reversible Purse How-To 1. Download, enlarge, and print template on heavy paper or card stock. Trace template twice on each fabric and cut out. 2.
This bag is so easy ! This is the new bag I made to take back to work this term. It took less than an hour from choosing the fabric to dumping my junk in it.