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Creative DIY Tips & Project Ideas For Homemakers. Beginner's Bias Tape Bag with Free Downloadable Pattern. I promised you this free downloadable bag pattern when we offered up the Simplicity Bias Tape Maker Giveaway as a great first project for your Homemade Bias Tape, so here goes… I’ve made a couple so far, and I usually don’t like fabric bags (i’m a leather lover) but I actually adore these for summer.

Beginner's Bias Tape Bag with Free Downloadable Pattern

They are super quick to whip up (under an hour) and are also reversible, so you can get a couple different looks in one swoop. You could also use store-bought bias tape, like I did for the big one (oh, and you can blow up or shrink the pattern to make different sizes – Scarlet’s been using the littler one as her lunch bag). New Green Mama: Reversible Messenger Bag Tutorial. 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" Back Pocket- 1 piece of Fabric A- 14" x 8" Back pocket- 1 piece of Fabric B- 14" x 8"

New Green Mama: Reversible Messenger Bag Tutorial

50 Things Everyone Should Know - StumbleUpon. 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 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: 45 Awesome Free Bag Making Tutorials. How to make fabric storage baskets. Here are 10 terrific ways to make fabric containers, baskets and buckets.

How to make fabric storage baskets

These fabric storage basket tutorials will get you organized in style! 1. Fabric Storage Bin Tutorial 2. Decorating your 'Quirky Kit' canvas bag. If you've already received the latest Quirky Kit: 'What's the Story?'

Decorating your 'Quirky Kit' canvas bag

Then you'll know all about the packaging 'surprise' that Leo kept teasing everyone about. If you haven't already got yours- you can see details of the kit here - but I'll let you in on the secret right now[don't tell Leo - OK? - OK! ;) Australian School Teacher Education Resources. Textile/Fabric Art Projects Materials: Calico Bag, Procion Dyes, Procion Painting Powder, Procion Manutex Liquid Note: Procion Painting Powder makes a liquid solution, which allows Procion Dyes to be painted or air-brushed onto natural fabrics.

Australian School Teacher Education Resources

190 Free Tote Bag Sewing Patterns! Sew tote bags with this collection of over 200 free tote bag patterns collected from all over the web.

190 Free Tote Bag Sewing Patterns!

And because tote bags usually consist of simple shapes and are quick to sew (especially if left unlined), they can be an excellent first project for a beginner who’s just learning how to sew (see Pillow Patterns and Apron Patterns for more great beginner sewing projects). And because tote bags are often made from heavy fabrics like cotton canvas (and attaching the handles can require stitching through several layers of heavy material), remember to use a thicker sewing machine needle in your machine, such as a denim or jeans needle, which will be able to pierce through those thick, heavy layers easily and without breaking. Consider adding a lining to your tote bag. Not only will it give your bag a nice finish on the inside, but the second layer of fabric will also help strengthen the bag (not all the bags shown on these pages are lined, but some are). How To Sew A Reversible Tote Bag With Adjustable Strap.

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.

How To Sew A Reversible Tote Bag With Adjustable Strap

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. For all my favorite fabrics, I will make sure I sew something good out of them. Tudor Rose Purse. I made this bag out of some of the fabric my very nice grandmother gave me.

Tudor Rose Purse

The best part is that it converts into either a handbag or cross body bag. The best, best part is that this flower doesn't attract bugs handbag: cross body: Here's the genius behind it: 12 free bag and purse tutorials. Get free patterns and instructions for all of these cute totes, purses, pouches and bags online right here (left to right): Blog » Simple Sewing Alterations You Can Make On Any Bag Project. 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. Tracy simply appliqued strips of fabric over the vertical seams on the center of the front and back covers of the bag.

I love Tracy’s creative addition to make the bag exactly what she wanted. Applique doesn’t always have to mean adding a flower or other design. Amy Butler. Pleated_tote_pattern.pdf (application/pdf Object) Phoebe_bag.pdf (application/pdf Object) The Keisha Bag Tutorial. ***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. Pleated tote (beach bag) tutorial. 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. Here’s what you need: two pieces of your main fabric cut in shape A four pieces of the top shape (B) in a contrasting fabric two pieces of a lining fabric in shape C one piece of the long rectangle for the strap in the contrasting fabric two pieces of the top shapes (B) and one of the strap in a medium weight interfacing 1) Along the longest (22″) edge of the main fabric pieces, mark along the top at the following intervals: 3″ – 4″ – 6″ – 7″ – 9″ – 10″ – 12″ – 13″ – 15″ – 16″ – 18″ – 19″ 13) And voila, this is what it should look like.

Runaround Bag Pattern. In this pattern you’ll find:step-by-step instructions with full color photos and professional illustrations for making one Runaround Bagfull size print-at-home pattern piecestwo interior pocket optionsmagnetic snap optionincludes License to Sell!!! By purchasing this pattern, I also give you (the purchaser of this pattern) the rights to sell finished Runaround bags (on a home based scale). Additional information regarding the license to sell is included in the pattern. The Olivia Bag Tutorial.

** Don’t forget to enter this weeks giveaway! 10 Free Tote Bag Patterns and Tutorials. Totes make great handmade gifts. Sell T shirt Designs.