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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! Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » diy project: renske’s minimalist tote bag. A talented seamstress with a mission, Renske Solkesz decided to create her own wardrobe after finding herself frustrated with high fashion prices.

Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » diy project: renske’s minimalist tote bag

When we saw her chic and modern wardrobe creations, we asked if she’d be willing to create and share a fun accessory tutorial with us. I’m super excited about what she’s come up with: an amazing self-closing utilitarian tote! Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » sewing 101: zippered case. It’s back-to-school time, and it’s hard not to have school supplies on the brain even if school days are nowhere in sight for some of us!

Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » sewing 101: zippered case

Inspired by the good old-fashioned pencil case, I thought it would be fun to sew a lined, zippered pouch that you can use for pencils, makeup, electronics or anything else you need to organize and tuck away. The great thing about this bag is that once you understand the basic construction, you can easily make it any size you like. Make It and Love It: Re-Purposing: Sweater into Sling Purse. .Have you noticed my newest sponsor Shoot In Style, found here?

Make It and Love It: Re-Purposing: Sweater into Sling Purse

All you photographers (beginners and expert) will absolutely adore the great selection and quality of these great camera straps. Each strap is stylish yet perfectly comfortable and have quick release buckles attached to each end……making strap switching a breeze. Gathered Clutch Tutorial. Anna of Noodlehead is sharing the most beautiful gathered pouch tutorial.

Gathered Clutch Tutorial

What a perfect gift! Anna has plenty of gorgeous gift giving inspiration at her blog. Don’t miss her tutorials!