Lazy Girl | 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. Applique doesn’t always have to mean adding a flower or other design. Benefit: Don’t Unsew, Re-do, or Start Over The beauty of this alteration is that Tracy added these strips after all the piecing and quilting was done. Adding strips on top of the already sewn cover allowed Tracy to customize her project and move forward without losing any of the work she had already done. Inside view of Tracy’s Miranda Day Bag. Here’s a peak at the interior of Tracy’s Miranda.
Gathered Clutch Tutorial Anna of Noodlehead is sharing the most beautiful gathered pouch tutorial. What a perfect gift! Anna has plenty of gorgeous gift giving inspiration at her blog. Don’t miss her tutorials! If you love pouches you might also like these zippered pouch tutorials! Pleated Zippered Pouch Lined Zippered Pouch How To Make A Gathered Zippered Pouch Materials needed: 1/4 yard each of three coordinating fabrics (you’ll definitely have scraps leftover)8″ zipper (you can always purchase a longer zipper and shorten it, just follow the directions on the packagescraps of medium weight fusible interfacing Cutting the pieces: For the main exterior, cut two pieces, one 5.5″ tall by 9″ wide, and one 5.5″ tall by 13″ wide (this will be the gathered front) Pieces of medium weight fusible interfacing for exterior pieces of clutch: (2) 5.5″ tall by 9″ wide For the front band, cut one piece 4″ tall by 9″ wide. Turn tube right side out and press with seam in the middle. Grab the 13″ wide main exterior piece.
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Gwenny Penny: Side-Tie Pillow Tutorial with Ameroonie DesignsGwenny Penny Hi there Gwenny Penny readers! I'm Amy from Ameroonie Designs. Gwen was so kind to let me come over and spend some time with all you lovely people! I am thrilled to share with you my tutorial on how to make this side-tie pillow. I have to admit- this is one of my favorite pillows to make. First you will need to start with a pillow form. Take your ties and fold them in half. Take your two front pieces. Lay the back panel of the pillow on a flat surface. Take the front panel that will be on top of the pillow and fold it in half along the hemmed side. Decide how far apart you want your ties to be- remembering that you will be sewing around the perimeter with a 1/2" seam allowance to finish the pillow. Now we're going to place the ties. We're almost done! Here it is all ready to be sewn. Clip all the corners and turn the pillow right side out. Some more shots of the pillows. xoxo, Amy Isn't this pillow gorgeous?!?
Tudor Rose Purse I made this bag out of some of the fabric my very nice grandmother gave me. 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: The bag takes a LOT of material. The center is one piece of fabric. The bag was supposed to have a zipper AND a purse snap but that was redundant so I only used a snap: Overall, I feel accomplished. How to Make a Fabric Postcard Party Invitation August 9th, 2013 Email 65 users recommend Quilt a fabric postcard in a snap, and then send it off in the mail. Diane Gilleland You can quilt along with the design printed on your fabric, as I've done here, or quilt an overall pattern. I mailed one to myself to see how it would hold up. Photo: Diane Gilleland When you're done quilting, turn the postcard over and apply a medium amount of craft glue to the back. At this point, you'll need a cardstock postcard of some kind to glue to the back. Your cardstock should measure 1/4 inch less on all sides than your fabric postcard-so for my sample, it measures 3-3/4 inches x 5-1/2 inches. Use your sewing machine to zigzag-stitch around all four edges of the cardstock. What about other embellishments? I'd recommend weighing your finished postcard on a postal scale, or asking someone at your local post office to do it. Add an address and postage, and your postcard is ready to mail. Stay connected with CraftStylish
10 Free Tote Bag Patterns and Tutorials Totes make great handmade gifts. 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! Every tote needs a matching pouch. Pleated Zippered Pouch Lined Zippered Pouch 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Tutorial: Scrap Buster Fall Pillow This is my favorite thing to do with my little scraps, and since its Scrap Buster month over at Sew, Mama, Sew, I made a quick tutorial so you can make your own. This pillow cover is 16" square with an envelope back & the design possibilities are endless! I added some pillows I’ve previously made with this same method at the end of this post. You’ll Need: 1. 2. 3. 4. Iron your fabric scraps onto your appliqué material according to the directions on the appliqué material. Now with scissors cut out your trunk and leaf shapes. When you get all your leaves cut out, tear the backing appliqué paper off the leaves and trunk. Then you can arrange them how you want on your pillow front. Once your design is how you like it, press with an iron over each spot for a few seconds making sure not to bump anything out of place. Now you can sew either along the inside edges of your leaves, or you can do a zig zag stitch or blanket stitch around the edges if you prefer. Pin around the edges well.
How To Sew A Reversible Tote Bag With Adjustable Strap | craftpassion.com 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. Let’s get to the tutorial and pattern on how to sew this reversible tote bag with adjustable strap after this jump…. Difficulty: Intermediate SkillTime required: 2-4 hoursMaterial: 1. Download the pdf pattern. Fold fabric as indicate in the drawing, place and pin the tote pattern on top of the fabric. With right-side facing each other, align sewing lines, pin , sew side and base of the tote. Press open side and bottom seams, fold at the corner to form a triangle and sew the 2″ depth of the base. Make a snip on the seam allowance 1″ below seam (b).