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Amy Butler

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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!!

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.

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!

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. 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).

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.

Making reversible bag | :: verypurpleperson :: from top of straps to bottom of bag: 50 cm / 20 inchesheight: 28 cm / 11 incheswidth: 40 cm / 16 inches I don’t know because I used leftover fabric for my bag. You can print the pattern and place it on your fabric to make an approximation. It is only one piece of pattern. Fort similar bag, you can check Charlie bag by Burdastyle ($1.99). Please go to the bottom of this post to download the PDF pattern and tutorial. Disclaimer: You may use the finished products for both personal and commercial use (craft shops or markets only – no mass production). 1. 2. If you use my pattern, sew the darts before sewing the bottom and sides of bag. 3. 4. 5. Pull out each of the remaining straps. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. A reversible bag! Thank you for reading and I hope this post is useful for you! Click to download:

Tallgrass Prairie Studio Laminated Cotton Sewing Project – Tote Bag A simple tote bag using laminated cotton for the base. I LOVE this idea, it was the first one that popped into my brain. A perfect ‘set down on the wet ground bag’ for Pacific Northwest winters. Here’s an example of where I topstitched on the laminate side. The pins will leave holes in the laminate. A shot of the inside tote bag seam. I like the shape it gives to the bottom of the tote. As a side note: I plan to take the straps off this bag and flip them over. I have a feeling you’re going to ask about that barkcloth on the outside. pink chalk fabrics ~*~ new arrivals ~*~ free patterns ~*~ on sale

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!!

Projects Growing up, we had a very special Little Golden Book® that only appeared during the Christmas season. It was called Santa's Toy Shop. It had a thin plot line, but we loved it. Santa was sad because he never had time to play with the toys he made. So Mrs. 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. 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! I’m a huge fan of the graphic contrast and the leather and rivet details. Like her fashion designs, this tote is made from inexpensive materials, yet looks totally luxe. CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! When I designed this bag, I wanted to integrate the grip/straps in a more functional way with the rest of the bag. A friend of mine called it a “yin yang bag,” which is pretty accurate, I think. Materials Tools HammerSewing machineScissorsPinsChalkMeasuring tapeIronPattern template Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Finished!

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