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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. For this project you will need: *1 yard Main fabric*1 yard Accent Fabric*fusible interfacing of your choice. From Main Fabric Cut:-Outside body-2@ 14"x 15"-Sides-2 @ 5"x 15"-Bag bottom-1@ 5"x 14"-Back pocket- 2@ 10"x 14"-Handles- 2@ 6"x 22"-tabs- 2 @ 2"x 5"-inside pocket-1 @ 6.5"x 10" From Accent fabric cut:-Lining body-2 @ 14"x 15"-Lining Sides- 2@ 5"x 15"-Lining bottom-1 @ 5"x 14"-Handle accent- 2@ 2.5"x 22"-Back pocket accent- 1@ 3"x 14"-Front ties- 2@ 6"x 22" From Fusible interfacing cut:-Purse body- 4 @ 14" x 15"-Purse side- 4 @ 5" x 15"-Purse Bottom- 2 @ 5"x 14" Before you begin sewing:-Cut out all pieces. We'll start with the back pocket. Stitch across top with a 1/2" seam allowance. Press sandwich open. Now set this piece aside. That is it!!

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. 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. 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. Enjoy!

Grosgrain 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. The silver flower printing caught my eyes and I can’t go home without taking a few yards with me. 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. Make a snip on the seam allowance 1″ below seam (b).

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.

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. Tallgrass Prairie Studio Tutorial: Fabric Bucket/Basket | The Stitchin' Chicken It’s been a long week! I meant to post this sooner, but other things kept getting in the way. Better late than never? Anyhow, please read through the entire tutorial before you start. This bucket/basket (I will refer to it as a bucket as we go through) is approximately 8″ wide x 6″ deep x 6″tall. Materials: Approx. 1/2 yd each – fabric for outside and fabric for liner Batting – 1/2 yd in length (please see notes at the end) Matching thread for assembly (you can use a contrasting thread for final top stitching if you choose) graph paper (or your choice of material to draw a pattern out on – see notes at the end) ruler pencil pins walking foot for machine (not required, but it makes it a lot easier to sew with the batting) First I am going to show you how to draw out a pattern. Pattern Drawn Out I start out drawing out what will be the base of the bucket first. Side Ends You need to do the same for the front panels of the bucket: Side Measurement for Front and Back Batting, lining & outside Assembly:

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. Materials needed: 3/4 yard exterior3/4 yard interior1/2" double fold bias tape (store bought or handmade)14mm magnetic snap (optional)8” zipper (optional)1 1/2 yards fusible woven interfacingthreadwater soluble pen Approx. This is an 14 page PDF pattern with full size print-at-home pattern pieces and includes detailed step-by-step instructions with professional illustrations and full color photographs.

Insulated Picnic Tote Vanessa from Punkin Patterns is up today in our Summer Sewing series, here to help you keep your picnic foods cold or hot in any weather! Her Insulated Picnic Tote tutorial has some fun details and is easy to make. Check out Vanessa’s introduction and then come back to learn how to make the tote for summer picnics all season long… I don’t know about you, but when I go grocery shopping in the summer, I feel like I have to race home like the wind so my ice cream doesn’t melt or my yogurt doesn’t get too warm. It’s super simple, with some nice little details. It’s fairly large; it can easily hold 4 boxed pizzas or 3 gallons of milk. So here’s what you’ll need: 1 28″ sport weight zipper2 pieces heavy duty / decor weight exterior fabric, 28″ w x 21″ h.2 pieces plain canvas or other heavy fabric for lining, 28″ x 21″1 2/3 yd. of 45″ wide Insul-Bright, cut into 4 28″ x 21″ pieces.heavy duty sewing machine needle For the handles and decorative stripes, you’ll need: Now we’ll assemble the bag.

andrea creates Travel Accessories: Plenty of Pockets Tote When you're on the road, doesn't it always seems to be the ordinary, everyday things you are suddenly in desperate need of: gum, nail clippers, your headphones? I get a little panicky, certain I've left behind the most obvious items... as if perhaps I'm on an arctic expedition and won't see civilization for weeks. But the opportunity for replenishment doesn't matter; I want my stuff close at hand. That's the theory behind our handsome travel tote: plenty o' pockets to stash all your stuff. There are four big outside pockets that wrap front and back plus a deep inside compartment (exactly deep enough for a magazine, I might add!) with its own generous interior pocket. We offer a full set of pattern downloads below for the tote body as well as all the pockets. We recommend using a twin needle to do the decorative stitching on this project. The finished size of the tote is approximately 12½" tall x 11½" wide with 2" deep sides and base. Contributors Storage Solutions Related Articles

The Olivia Bag Tutorial | Dixie Mango ** Don’t forget to enter this weeks giveaway! It ends Thursday night. Who doesn’t need a new bag… or 10!? Ready to make your own?? I used a canvas weight material for the outside and a quilting cotton weight for the inside. First you will need to create a pattern piece using the diagram below. So, this is what ya need: Using the pattern piece for the body, cut: 2 main fabric, 2 interior fabric, 2 fusible fleece, 2 duck cloth From the interior fabric, cut: 1 pocket piece 8″ x 4 1/2″, 1 strap piece 3 1/2″ x 41″ From the main fabric, cut: 1 pocket piece 8″ x 4 1/2″, 2 zipper pocket pieces 9″ x 5 1/2″, 1 strap piece 3 1/2″ x 41″ From medium weight fusible interfacing, cut: 1 piece 2 1/2″ x 9″ From the fusible fleece, cut: 1 strap piece 2 1/2″ x 41 7″ zipper (optional) magnetic snaps (optional) strap pieces are not in this picture Seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated Sew down each long side and across the bottom. Trim the triangle leaving a 1/2″ seam. Do the same to the other corner. Yay!!

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