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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?!) Materials: 1/2 yard exterior fabric 1/2 yard lining (if you choose to use any) 1/2 yard for straps, or cotton webbing or a handle type you prefer bias tape - handmade or store bought thread, sewing machine water soluble pen {1/2" seam allowances throughout, unless indicated differently} Cut and prepare pieces: Cut two pieces from the main pattern piece out of the exterior fabric. Cut two pocket pieces. Cut strap pieces: cut two pieces 6" tall by 24-27" long, depending on how long you want your handles to be. Make Straps: Take the long strap pieces, fold in half the long ways, and press.

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!!! 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. raw edges into the center.

Wallet-to-Tote On the Go ~ Tutorial Lorraine from ikat bag is a favorite around here… She has tons of fun tutorials on her blog and she’s joined us before with this wonderful Back to School Pencil Case tutorial. Today Lorraine shares a tutorial for a new summer essential, the On the Go Wallet-to-Tote! Construction includes three main parts: Assembling the Wallet, Assembling the Outer Bag and Making the Lining. The tote zips into a convenient wallet in this unique and handy design. From Lorraine: Hello, Everyone. I am very excited today to share this tutorial for a wallet that morphs into a tote! These little bags have been around for as long as I can remember, and I thought they’d be a useful addition to the arsenal of summer gear I stash in my car and/or purse. I have three little girls, aged 3,4 and 6, and we’ve found that summer always takes us on adventures we hadn’t planned for– detours to farmer’s markets, dancing in the rain or treasure hunting en route to the park. Part One: Assemble the Wallet:You will need: Bags

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.

sac(s) de piscine le retour ! - on va voir si je m'y tiens! pour emma, la copine d'adèle. pour capucine, ma filleule. toile cirée petit pan, toile enduite à pois eurodif (rayon nappe !)biais rose eurodif et biais marron à pois blanc fait maison.j'en vois qui lèvent le doigt et crient et moi, et moi ! (un clic dessus pour mieux voir) 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. 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. Benefit: Fortification These appliqued strips also add more strength and stand-up-itude to an already posture-pretty design. Inside view of Tracy’s Miranda Day Bag. Another view of Tracy’s Miranda. Enjoy!

Coudre facilement un sac shopping pour une petite fille ! (ou pour une grande !) + tuto « version sans couture !!! » Dimanche dernier, c’était Pâques et Lily, ma petite nièce, a pu emmener ses chocolats dans des petits sacs roses réalisés pour l’occasion (et surtout pour ME faire PLAISIR !!!) : Un cousu en 1 heure et un collé en 2 minutes : choisissez votre version ! La version "couture" - 1 heure de travail ! Je me suis inspirée d'un sac shopping publicitaire (pas trop beau mais il aura au moins servi à ça !) Après avoir déambulé dans les rayons "roses" du marchand de tissu (ça change !) J'ai découpé comme ça : Les côtés : - tissu (le même ou 2 différents pour l'intérieur et l'extérieur) : 4 rectangles de 10 cm par 8 cm (avec 1 cm en plus pour coudre) - toile ridigifiante : 2 rectangles de 10 cm par 8 cm Le fond : - tissu : 2 rectangles de 22 cm par 8 cm (avec 1 cm pour coudre) - toile ridigifiante : 2 rectangles de 22 cm par 8 cm (j'en ai mis 2 pour que le fond se tienne bien) Le devant et le derrière : - tissu : 4 formes comme ci-dessus (pour un "endroit" j'ai customisé en appliquant des motifs) Et les anses ?

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. 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. 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. Fuse the interfacing to the wrong side of the lining fabrics, the pockets and the stand alone ring holder. Clip curve about 1/2″ apart.

Tuto sac cabas réversible - Créations by-iaoraNanou Matériel nécessaire : Pour un sac de 35 x 35 x 12, il faut : 50 cm x 100 cm de tissu extérieur 50 cm x 100 cm de tissu intérieur 37 x 14 cm de nappe transparente plastique (facultatif) Fil Pour la partie extérieure : Sur l'envers du tissu, tracer un rectangle de 97 x 35 cm (qui sera le tour du sac) : 35 (devant) + 1 (marge de couture) + 12 (côté) + 1 (marge de couture)+35 (derrière) + 12 (côté). Dans ce rectangle, tracer des lignes verticales à 35,5cm puis à 48,5cm (et non 52,5cm comme sur la photo) puis à 84,5cm (et non 88,5cm) . Plier le tissu aux repères verticaux faits précédemment et repasser afin de bien marquer la ligne droite. Coudre à 0,5 cm de la pliure. Faire de même pour les 3 coins. Assembler et coudre le 4ème coin. Tracer un rectangle de 35 x 12 cm (qui sera le fond du sac). Pour la partie intérieure (doublure) : Faire de même que précédemment mais lors de l'assemblage du 4ème coin, laisser un espace de 8 à 10 cm (qui servira plus tard à mettre l'ouvrage à l'endroit). Anses : Tadam !!!

artsy-crafty babe: bags Craft ADD, I tell ya! Remember when I made my leather bag out of that handmade leather jacket? Well, I immediately made another one from an aqua leather skirt, but I never did get around to telling you about that one. Yes, an aqua leather skirt - can you imagine? This one posed a bit of a challenge because it wasn't near as interesting as the jacket. It was just plain (and aqua). I moved right on to a suede tote made from a jacket. While I was making this one I had some issues of the sewing machine variety. And now that brings me to my current leather bag, which I made last weekend. While I was on my first leather kick I acquired a few jackets that I never did anything with, and one happened to be black. So far, so good! I spent some time this weekend deconstructing a few more jackets - this new interest isn't going anywhere any time soon!! **Thanks to all of you who have answered my survey.

°DIY/cabas° - bidouilles & tambouilles Mais que fait-on si... on ne cuisine presque plus, on ne part pas en vacances, on ne se balade pas et que ce mois est en pointillé? Et bien en mai, fais ce qu'il te plaît, alors chez bidouilles & tambouilles, en mai, je bidouille! On commence par ma petite lubie du début du mois... le petit cabas! DIY / Le petit sac Les +: Pour les tissus, c'est IKEA et Mondial Tissus, pour les biais, c'est Mondial T et Eurodiff...Question taille, on fait un peu ce que l'on veut et ce dont à besoin.Ensuite question finition, on peut doubler l'intérieur en utilisant de la colle en bombe.

Nature Brights Kitchen: Insulated Shopping Tote - Sew4Home I live a ways out of town, so transporting home frozen food before it thaws can be a challenge. Canvas grocery totes are a great alternative to the standard store plastic bags, but they don't help with my frozen food dilemma. This insulated shopping bag with its Velcro closure was the answer. Our Nature Brights projects were made using Patty Young's wonderful Flora & Fauna Collection by Michael Miller Fabrics. Attach front pocket Find your folded pocket piece and line up its raw edges along the short parallel horizontal line you just drew above in step 11. Handle straps Fold the cotton webbing in half lengthwise. Lining and boxed bottom Re-thread your machine with matching thread.Align the raw edges of one lining piece to top front side of the bag, right sides together. Tuck the lining down inside the bag. Velcro closure Peel apart your 15" Velcro strip.Pin the 'hook' Velcro strip to one side of the bag. Removable bottom insert Strong corners Velcro

Mon tuto de sac facile pour débutante ou nulle en couture (ou les 2 !) Attention indulgence demandée : ceci est mon tout premier tuto couture...! Après avoir farfouillé sur le net, lu des magazines, emprunté des livres à la bibliothèque... Je suis toujours à la recherche de LA méthode facile et rapide pour coudre un sac. Et tout ça évidement pour un joli résultat qui fait croire qu'on est super douée ;) J'ai testé un grand nombre de solutions (pour preuve la pile de pochettes et sacs divers ratés empilés à côté de mon bureau^^) et n'ayant pas trouvé mon bonheur, après des années jours de dur labeur, j'ai décidé de vous proposer aujourd'hui MA méthode perso en espérant que cela pourra peut-être vous servir. (Vous pouvez cliquer sur les images pour les voir en grand) Pour obtenir un sac cabas sans coutures apparentes comme ceci : On commence par ça : Fournitures : Le but va être de coudre ensemble tous les morceaux de tissu, afin d'obtenir 2 grands rectangles identiques comme sur le dessin ci-dessous : Ici on commence par le haut avec les 2 premiers rectangles :

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! Pleated Zippered Pouch Lined Zippered Pouch 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.