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Nicole Mallalieu Design - Tips and Tutorials for Making Bags and Purses

Nicole Mallalieu Design - Tips and Tutorials for Making Bags and Purses
Tips & Tutorials Back to top VIDEO TUTORIAL - How to set in eyelets with a setting tool VIDEO TUTORIAL - Simple method for inserting purse feet. VIDEO TUTORIAL - How to Use a Clover Quick Yo Yo Maker This is an absolute must-read for anyone embarking on bag-making! ALWAYS use interfacing on any bag piece where the pattern reads "cut [specified number] i/f". Interfacing creates structure if it is used on the body of the bag - but is entirely optional here, and using it depends on the weight of the fabric and the finished look that you require. By fusing interfacing to every piece of the outside of the bag you'll add a lot more structure and "OOMPH" to the fabric. You can interface the lining if you want a stiff lining, but it shouldn't be the main support in the bag. It's important to remember that by adding an extra layer of interfacing to a bag piece, you are also increasing the bulk of the fabric. Click here to see the range of interfacings at Nicole Mallalieu Design 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 3.

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You SEW Girl: 'Template Plastic' Bag Base Tutorial As promised, I'll be posting up a heap of tutorials this month, trying to cut down the bandwidth/downloads from my website. I can't promise one EVERY DAY, but I'll definitely try to keep them flowing throughout August. This one is a SUPER EASY way to add a sturdy TEMPLATE PLASTIC base to any two-piece bag with a boxed corner. It'll work an any of my BEGINNERS patterns, as well as the Hobo, Sling, City Bag, Evening Bag, Dress Bag, Beach bag and any pattern that uses a similar base structure.

How To Sew a Circular Bottom Neatly Round bottom is a nice feature not only for bag bottom but also for a cylindrical pouches and bags. Here is how! Step 1. Make a card board template for a half circle. Make sure that you do this very neatly. Fold the fabric in half, secure it with pins. the library tote tutorial Here's a fun tote bag project I thunk up (yes, thunk) the other day. Of course there are tons of ways to make a tote bag, but I thought this one was fun and gives you a lot of options no less! | The Library Tote Tutorial | Whether you like things scrappy or streamlined, this bag is ready to go when you are. Take it to the library or to the park, it's big enough for all the essentials. Ready to make one (or a few?!)

Sewing grocery bags - pattern included Don’t forget to note your participation in Quilting for Peace Team Sew,Mama,Sew! by the end of today (Friday) in the forum for your chance to win a copy of Quilting for Peace. Yesterday we shared our first team project, Wrap Them in Love, and today we’re introducing our Grocery Bag Sew-Off! The Great Grocery Bag Sew-Off We were inspired by morsbags and The Green Bag Lady, two groups that give away cloth bags with the goal of reducing usage of paper and plastic shopping bags. See our post about Morsbags and The Green Bag Lady here.

Awaiting Ada: Bubble Quilt I’ve been working for a long time on this puff quilt, I started it around Christmas time and it just kept getting pushed to the side. When we were little we had this great bubble quilt that our grandma made us, and I wanted to make one for Ada. I only vaguely remembered what it looked like, so my puffs are much bigger, but it turned out great and Ada loves squishing the colorful puffs! I made a practice puff a while ago for my Puff Pin Cushion and kept the same dimensions. I finally finished making an alternative method for making a bubble quilt, You sew the entire top together before you stuff the puffs!

ORIGAMI BENTO BAG TUTORIAL - ARIZONA FABRIC TOUR & GIVEAWAY! — VERY SHANNON Ok, you guys. Seriously. About once or twice a year I become obsessed with a fabric line. This year I am head over heels in LOVE with Arizona by April Rhodes for Art Gallery Fabrics Limited Edition line! Vinyl or pleather trim (top of bag) Hello all you lovely sewists that follow Andrea and The Train to Crazy!! Cheryl here, of Paradiso Designs. I was able to meet you all last week when Andrea let me share with you how to stitch up some pleather/vinyl straps that look like leather for handbags!! You also got a peak at one of my new patterns "The Urbanista HoBo". Free Clothes Patterns Posted on | October 9, 2008 | 7 Comments I originally became interested in patternless sewing, many years ago, because I had a hard time finding patterns in my size. Nowadays, patterns in large sizes abound. Nonetheless, I still love my pattern free sewing. These patterns generally of three types. One type requires you to take your measurements and draw up the pattern yourself.

Lined, zippered pouch / make up bag tutorial This morning I was in a rush to make a simple lined make-up bag and had a quick look on the internet to see if I could easily find any dimensions for such a thing. I could find instructions on how to make a pouch, but none with dimensions and none with covered ends to the zips, which is how I like my zips to be finished. It now seems quite illogical to me that I decided that I simply must write a tutorial for such a thing when I was meant to be 'rushing'...but it seems that most things can wait. The Awesome Bag Tutorial with Guest Meg of elsiemarley happy monday everyone! did you have a good weekend filled with sewing, knitting & crochet? you ready for some more inspiration and projects galore? yippee!

Text-Team – Page 12 – Textinfo The production of wool: The word wool is restricted to the description of the curly hairs that form the fleece produced by sheep (Rogers, 2006:931). The sheep’s fleece is removed once a year by power-operated clippers. The soiled wool at the edges is removed before the fleeces are graded and baled. The price of raw wool is influenced by fineness and length. This is representative of the yarn into which it can be spun.