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A Simple Six-Pocket Bag

A Simple Six-Pocket Bag

241 Tote Pattern It's here! Hope you'll enjoy making a new spring tote! In this pattern you’ll find: step-by-step instructions with full color photos and professional easy to understand illustrations for making two versions of the 241 Tote one version of the bag has two exterior side pockets (great for beginners), the other has two exterior zippered pockets (for those who might want a bit of a challenge).full size print-at-home pattern pieces interior pocketmagnetic snap closureincludes License to Sell!!! By purchasing this pattern, I also give you (the purchaser of this pattern) the rights to sell 241 Totes made using this pattern (on a home based scale). Approx. ScrapBusters: Doorknob Reminder Caddy Some mornings it feels like I make about 20 trips out to my car. Get all the way out there... Oops! Our caddy is sized to fit standard business envelopes, an iPhone, a mini note pad, sunglasses, etc. This is a dandy ScrapBusters project. The caddy finishes at approximately 5" wide x 10" high. Sewing Machine and standard presser foot Scraps or ½ - ¾ yard of 44"+ wide quilting weight cotton fabric for the main panel and all pocketsNOTE: The yardage is shown as a range because there is pattern matching involved to line up all the pockets with the base of the caddy. Download and print out the Doorknob Caddy Pattern Piece.IMPORTANT: This pattern is ONE 8½" x 11" sheet. TWO 6" wide x 8" high rectangles for two of the front pocketsONE 6" wide x 7" high rectangle for the third front pocketONE 5" wide x 11" high rectangle for the back mail slot sleeveNOTE: For the best look, fussy cut the pockets to match the body of the caddy. Caddy front Caddy back Find the 5" x 11" rectangle. Clip the corners.

Make Your Own Grocery Bags Just when you think you're the reigning 'Queen of Green' – reusing and recycling your way through the day, someone rains on your parade. Two stories hit the media recently about everyone's favorite green choice: the reusable grocery bag. Turns out we should be washing these things after each use or they can become a breeding ground for bacteria. You want a substantial fabric for this project, a canvas, heavy cotton duck or an outdoor fabric. Our thanks to our friends at for originally providing the great outdoor fabrics. We also did a Nature Brights Kitchen series, which would be great to add into the mix. If you want to read more about scary store bags, check out: The bacteria article from the Denver 7 News The lead article from the NY Times The bag finishes at appoximately 12" wide x 14" high with 8" base and sides. Create and attach the straps Find the two 2½" x 44" main strap strips.On both strips, fold back the long raw edges ½" and press. Construct the bag Contributors

Lunch Tote with Free Pattern | The Stitching Scientist I decided to start taking lunch to work everyday. I think I spend way too much eating out. Off course with this new plan comes a new project. I made myself a little lunch tote and decided to share it with you. I was thinking about adding a flap as a closure but I was in a rush and my toddler was not happy I was doing this instead of playing with her so I did velcro closures. Here is what you need to make this tote 2 Fat quarters each for outer fabric, lining and fleece interfacing 2 strips measuring 2″x8″ for the straps 2 strips of interfacing for the straps 1 strip measuring 2″x 10″ for the bands Download the pattern HERE. First, lets start by ironing on the fleece interfacing to the backs of the main pieces. Now, sew the two pieces rights sides together all the way around leaving the top open. Make a triangle with the bottom end and sew down about 1.5″ away from the tip. Sew all they way around the top of both pieces. Top stitch the top of the bag all the way around. Lets make the straps!

Binder Cover Tutorial Binder Cover Tutorial Seam allowances are 1/2" unless otherwise noted. Measurements of your binder may vary.....adjust measurements of pattern accordingly! The binder I used was a 1 inch Economy Binder that measured 11.5 inches tall x 22.5 inches (open ) Interface every piece, except lining and accent pieces, with a Fusible Craft Interfacing. Mark the pieces, with thier name, as you cut them. This pattern is a Copyright of Jana Nielson , Lola...again!!! You need 4 different fabrics Fabric 1 (berry looking)-main fabric for body of cover Fabric 2(flowers)-contrast piece used for pencil pocket, and on outside Fabric 3(dark brown)- accent used in small quantity Random lining fabric Cut everything out and fuse interfacing before you start. Fabric 1 - Outside of Cover cut 1 @ 13 x 24, Inside Flaps cut 2 @ 10 x 13, Right Flap pocket cut 1 @ 5 x 13, inside of Snap Flap cut 1 @ 5 x 5. Step 1- layer Pencil pocket piece, Pencil pocket accent, and Pencil pocket lining with right sides together.

ScrapBusters: Necessities On The Go Mini Clutch I love watching old black and white re-runs of the original TV police series, Dragnet. The most famous "catchphrase" from this series is Detective Joe Friday's iconic line, "Just the facts, ma'am." But, here's your little-known-fact-of-the-day: he never actually uttered this line! Since old myths die hard, we'll continue the parody as the theme behind this cute little mini clutch. Sometimes you need, "Just the necessities, ma'am." When you're running out the door, you need a little purse to hold the essentials, like cards, cash, and a shopping list. These quick and easy clutches make great gifts for any occasion - especially when a gift card or a little cash is tucked inside. Each of our mini clutch samples was made with two Fat Quarters. We offer a downloadable pattern below so you can get the perfect curved top for the flap. These mini fabric wallets are fun to make, great to give, and cute as a bucket of kittens! Our mini clutch finishes at approximately 6" wide x 3¾" high. Fusing

Funky Quilted Binder Cover 1/2 yard of a large scale print 2 fat quarters for pockets 1 fat quarter for binding 1 charm pack 1/2 yard backing fabric 1 leftover piece of lightweight batting 1 1/2 yard ric rac (I used Arcadia by Sanae for Moda) Photo pages, scrapbook pages or journal paper for binder From your large scale print, batting, and backing, cut a piece 3 inches taller and wider than your binder. From the charm pack, cut strips 1 1/2 inch wide x 5 inches. Sew your first two 1 1/2 x 5 inch pieces together as shown in the photo. Continue to add 1 1/2 strips until your braid piece is longer than the width of your large scale print piece. Trim the uneven edges as shown. Cut both ends of your braid piece straight, leaving them a little longer than needed. Sew the ric rac on the long sides, 1/4 inch from the edge. Press, turning raw edges under. Pin the bottom edge of the braid piece 2 inches from the bottom edge of the large scale print. Topstitch both long edges to the large print piece. One very funky binder cover.

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). It is a bit bigger and has squared bottom. 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:

Multipurpose Fabric Bin / Bags I love bins for sorting and organizing odds and ends around the house, so I thought I’d take on making one of my own. I love that I can personalize both the style and the size to work anywhere in my house. I’ve made this one on the small side – it will be perfect for holding small scraps of fabric in my sewing space – but I’d love to try a bigger one to hold toys as well. Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Relaxed Shoulder Brief with Handles & Tech Accents: Dritz® Fasteners We’ve found a lot of inspiration in the Dritz® product line for our recent bag designs! High-tech accents; like snaps, hooks, locks, and more provide both functionality as closures as well as professional style. If you want a “you made that yourself?!” reaction to your bag, you need to add the very best finishes. This slim shoulder bag uses six different Dritz® fasteners, including a pair of mitten clips to tether a matching inner pouch. We used a home décor weight fabric for the exterior in a bold print. Our thanks to Dritz® for providing the key hardware components. Versatile D-Rings and Swivel Hooks allow the adjustable strap to be detachable for those times when just the carry handles are enough. And, that adjustable strap has a very unique “adjuster.” Finally, Mitten Clips round out our Dritz® product features. This bag features an inset base and X-Box detailing to attach the straps and handles. The instructions below give all the steps for the bag first, followed by the pouch.

Fridge Pocket for Small Storage Items Hi Idea Room readers – it’s Becky from the Clean Mama blog and Clean Mama Printables. Today’s Organizational Tip is to make a Fridge Pocket to hold pens, a small notepad, and anything else you need to keep handy in the kitchen. I needed a little something to store pens and such on the side of the fridge. You could easily use regular fabric that was heavily starched or with some fusible webbing with similar results. I simply started with two pieces of oilcloth – one cut to about 16 inches x 6 inches and one cut to 10 inches x 4 inches (these dimensions can be changed to accommodate your own pocket and how much or how little you want to store in them). Then I folded the smaller piece of oilcloth in half (with the wrong side out) and stitched along the bottom of each piece of oilcloth – like this. Then I stitched all the way up one side and a little over half way up the other side – like a pillow. Turn the larger piece inside out and stitch along the bottom edge like this. 1313stumbleupon

Romantic Bedside Caddy Sleeping is one of my favorite things to do. I've never had any trouble falling asleep. In fact, I could probably doze off right in the middle of this sentence, given the opportunity. As much as I love it, I never get enough of it. This is our FreeSpirit Fabrics True Colors project, part of their True Colors Blog Tour, which we helped them kick off this past Monday. True Colors is a designer-driven mixer collection created under the artful eyes of some of FreeSpirits Fabrics' best-loved designers: Anna Maria Horner, Heather Bailey, Jenean Morrison and Joel Dewberry. For our Romantic Bedside Caddy, we blended fabric from Jenean Morrison's True Colors collection (the featured base fabric) with three fabrics from her new Wishing Well collection. True Colors is available as full yardage as well as precut bundles: Fat Quarters, Design Rolls, and Charm Packs. The caddy finishes at approximately 13" wide x 18" high. Caddy body Large caddy pocket Find the 13" x 15" pocket panel. Contributors Tags: