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Posted on October 7 · 49 Comments I’m kicking off a new type of article for Frugal and Thriving - I’ve been around the web and back again to compile some of the best free online tutorials and resources for a given category – today: making bags. Both the title and the picture are links to the tutorial. I’m not much of a sewer, but I’m trying. I made a bag recently and have gone a little bit bag crazy.
Here's what you will need: Main body -2 pieces of home dec weight fabric or corduroy measuring 14" x 12" (Fabric A) Main body-2 pieces of contrasting home dec weight fabric measuring 14" x 12" (Fabric B) Flap- 1 piece of Fabric A- 12" x 11.5" Flap- 1 piece of Fabric B- 12" x 11.5"
With Spring here already and Summer just around the corner I decided that I needed to make myself a new warm weather bag. I wanted it to be pretty, but also practical and I did not want to take forever to make it! For the fabric I turned to Carr Textiles Organic Cotton Duck Canvas . Not only is it sturdy, but it's also made with 100% organic cotton and comes in great colors, plus it's 60-inches wide, so even one yard is a lot of fabric.
Please enter your name and email. Don’t worry, your information won’t ever be sold or shared with any 3rd party. I will only send you an occasional email with important news. Today I wanted to share a free downloadable DIY sewing project for the weekend that is going to make you look cool and is super practical at the same time! The Quilted Diamond Tote Bag! I’m a huge fan of tote bags.
How to Print, Cut & Fold Your Own DIY Hermès Handbag Yay, you can now own the iconic Hermès bag for next to nothing! There's one catch—it's made of paper.
Want to make one of these? From a pair of these? Here's the tutorial! Materials:
I love, love, love using old and/or thrifted clothing for bags and totes! For me, the thrift store is like a super discount fabric store. My goal is to use recycled fabrics in such a way that they don't look recycled.
Over Labor Day weekend, I got to go to my Grandparents' cabin at Fish Lake, Utah, and it was a BLAST! My Mom, who always plans fun activities for the family, brought the materials to make Duct Tape Purses. After I saw the creativity...I just HAD to show you all how to make them. :) Below is my daughter Oaklyn's creation: I thought her purse turned out very cute!
Our Travel Accessories series is sponsored by Free Spirit Fabrics , as part of our introducing Anna Maria Horner 's beautiful new Loulouthi fabric collection. Today's project is also sponsored in part by Fat Quarter Shop , who provided the featured Loulouthi print and Fabric.com , who provided the rich 100% cotton twill . Both sites have great selections in stock and ready to ship.
Last year I made a striped beach tote and this year I found some perfect purple striped canvas weight fabric at my local fabric outlet for only $4 a yard and knew I wanted to make another version. Would you like to learn how to make one too? Okay! Keep reading! 1. Cut two pieces of striped fabric about 17 x 17, heavier weight fabric is better.
Lorraine from ikat bag is a favorite around here… She has tons of fun tutorials on her blog and she’s joined us before with this wonderful Back to School Pencil Case tutorial . Today Lorraine shares a tutorial for a new summer essential, the On the Go Wallet-to-Tote! Construction includes three main parts: Assembling the Wallet, Assembling the Outer Bag and Making the Lining. The tote zips into a convenient wallet in this unique and handy design.
This is the trifold wallet I made by using the embroidery with flower applique couching on it. You can get the pattern and tutorial on the embroidery work here . Design and sew this wallet only took me a night to complete (with the embroidery face ready), but begin a novice in Illustrator, drafting and finalizing the pattern took me days.
This idea was born of a need to keep drawing notebooks and colouring materials together when travelling. It holds up to 4 A4 notebooks (though really designed for only 3) and 24 pencils/texters. Easy to carry and just folds open. Inside Materials
I love the look of a zippered box pouch...so incredibly cute. 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.