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A Simple Six-Pocket Bag

A Simple Six-Pocket Bag
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THE WEEKENDER Featured: Lex Trip Bag So this weekend will have you jetting off to the coast for sun & surf? For a weekend excursion you need a quick trip bag. Dimensions: approximately 18″ x 8 x 17″ [45cm x 20.5cm x 43cm]. You will need: 6 pop rivets1 metal slider, 2″ dia [50mm]2 latch hooks, 1″dia [25mm]2 d-rings, 1″dia [25mm]1 square ring, 2″ dia [50mm]2 dome snap set, 5/8″ dia [15mm]1 heavy metal zipper, 25″ [64cm] long *1-2/3 yds. [1.5m] of nylon webbing, 2″ [50mm] wideheavy-duty thread1 yd. [0.9 m] of upholstery weight fabric, 54″ [137 cm] wide1/3 yd [0.25 m] of polyurethane leatherette, 39″ [100 cm] wide 1 square = 1 inch [2.5 cm] Bag – cut 1X on fold Pocket- cut 2X Struts – cut 4X Handles – cut 2X Handle trim – cut 2X contrast Bag Bottom – cut 1X contrast Tab – cut 6X contrast DESIGN TIP: Use a permanent marker in the leather colour to carefully “dye” the edges of the leather pieces if you get a white edge after cutting it. To make D-ring tabs, wrap tab piece around D-ring and stitch close to d-ring.

DIY Fruit & Veggie Bags I’m on a plane to Salt Lake City as we speak, so I asked Mariah from Everything Golden to stop by and share a (super awesome) DIY with you today. I’ll be back tomorrow with some sneak peeks for Alt – hint: that secret thing I’ve been working on & a look at my new letterpress business cards. Anyway, I’ll let Mariah take it away… I usually always remember to bring my canvas bags to the grocery store or farmers market. What you’ll need: 1 large flour bag (found at antique stores) makes 4 – 11.5 x 8.5 bagsA sewing machine or needle and threadSmall ropeScissors and pins Instructions: Cut the large flour bag into 4 sections.Then open one section and measure a piece of rope to be about 10 inches longer than the width.Lay the rope on the top of the fabric and fold about 1/5 inch over the rope and pin down and sew.You’ll then tie the ends of the rope to secure it.Lastly, fold rights sides together and sew edges, turn right side out and wallah!

Sewing 101 with Jenny, Ruffles Welcome to Sewing 101. We've made it through a years worth of sewing tips and inspiration. Today's contributor is Jenny from The Southern Institute, here to share some great tips for making ruffles. I'm so flattered to be a part of the Sewing 101 series here at Pickup Some Creativity. Center-gathered Ruffle 1. 2. 3. 4. Edge-gathered Ruffle 1. Using a basting stitch again, sew down one long edge of the strip, 3/8 of an inch in from the edge. 2. 3. And there you go! Two different types of ruffles to use in your sewing. I just used the center-gathered ruffle to embellish this tank top that I made from a men's t-shirt. Have fun ruffling! Thanks so much, Jenny.

Tutorial for a Gorgeous Bag or Purse I had some beautiful Heather Bailey fabric in my stash that was reaching out to me to be made into a bag. It's in lovely colours of green, yellow and turquoise with touches of red. Really pretty for summer. I played around with various bag designs until I came up with this. It has a front pocket, two (or three) internal pockets, shoulder length straps, rigid base and feet, and optional zippered top closure. See how pretty the side view is with the buttons? Here's the tutorial: This beautiful bag has handy shoulder straps, internal pockets and a rigid bottom with feet. Requirements: 0.5 metre of main fabric, 0.5 metre of lining fabric, 0.5 metre of handle fabric, 0.5 metre of interfacing (Thermolam Vilene Fleece) 0.5 metre of iron on Interfacing (H250 Vilene), Zip 24cms(can be longer but no shorter), 27cms open end zip, 23 x 14cms base plastic grid, 4 bag feet. PATTERN ADVICE: Cut the bias strips first and join where necessary. Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4.

357 Free Purse Patterns, Handbag Patterns Make purses and bags with this collection of over 400 purse and handbag patterns & tutorials collected from all over the web – sew hobo bags, messenger bags, clutch bags, evening bags, zippered pouches, coin purses and more! And if you’re a beginner just learning how to sew, a purse or handbag can be a great first sewing project. Just be sure to choose a design with simple shapes and not too much detail. And making a purse can also be a great way to use up fabric scraps left over from other projects (especially the smaller coin purses or zippered pouches, which take very little fabric). And if you have a few pairs of denim jeans lying around that you no longer wear (maybe they no longer fit or the style doesn’t suit you anymore), there are several purse designs on these pages that use old jeans, allowing you to recycle/upcycle them into something you can use (just remember to use a thicker needle when sewing through denim).

Sewing Projects: 24 Beautiful Purse Patterns We just learned how to sew the perfect pleats and today's sewing projects are beautiful purse patterns. {{squeal in delight}} Hopefully, you'll love these purse patterns as much as I do. Many of these purse patterns are very easy and even no sewing projects. Sewing Projects 1. Ruffle Purse Patterns 5. Free Purse Patterns 9. Bag Patterns 13. 17. Purse Patterns for Kids 21. More Free Sewing Patterns You also might like these fabulous free sewing patterns from Tip Junkie:

Scrapppy Reusable Produce Bag Tutorial October is Scrapbusters Month over at and I decided to get into the spirit and use up some of my scraps. I ended up making lots of things, but I thought that this would be pretty useful for most as an alternative to the rolls of plastic produce bags in the grocery store. The measurements are very flexible, and I think that having bars of cotton fabric instead of total construction of mesh will help it hold up longer. Another bonus is that this is a project that it doesn't judge...if you stitch a seam still functions! ****Edit****I clarified reinforcing the mesh in this video. scraps of mesh (I found this as a remnant in the fabric store, but repurposed sheer curtains, and netting works also.) Length of ribbon (mine was 24 inches) Fabric scraps--I used pieces from my cut 2.5 inch strip bin (which is the same as a jelly roll width)-what a great way to use some of those leftover prints! Getting Started:1. 2. Top fabric: 4" x 22" Bottom piece: 2.5" x 22"

Summer of Skirts - Men's Dress Shirt Refashion Tutorial I've been noticing that there are a lot of skirts right now that look like they were made from button down shirts, and it gave me an idea. I had a skirt from my grandpa that was a really nice light cotton, and I thought it'd be perfect for a skirt! Here's some of the pictures that inspired me - and might give you some ideas! I decided to keep my buttons in the back though - although the skirt could pretty much go either way! What you need: - A men's dress shirt (or a woman's - it depends on how big or how long you want your skirt to be) -Interfacing for the waistband Step one: Cut the collar and sleeves off of the shirt. Step Two: Follow steps here to complete the rest of the skirt, but omit the zipper. There are three options for this skirt: Have the tie and buttons in the back, like I did, have the tie and buttons in front, or have the buttons in front and the tie in back.

Patent Leather Vinyl Color Block Tote Color block is the fashion statement this spring. We've spotted the style on everything from pretty pillows to darling dresses to terrific totes... like this one. In order to give you two trends for the price of one, we executed the signature color block style in one of the popular new laminated fabrics, choosing bold black and white patent leather vinyls from Just last week, we posted an in-depth tutorial about working with laminates: Successful Sewing With Laminated Cottons (And Other Sticky Stuff). has a wonderful selection of laminates. This bag finishes at approximately 15" tall x 13" wide x 5" deep. Any Sewing Machine (we recommend the Janome Memory Craft 6600P)Walking or Even Feed foot - optional, but very helpful for these tricky layers Following manufacturer's instructions, fuse a piece of interfacing to the wrong side of each corresponding piece of vinyl. Construct the upper and bottom portions of the bag Assemble the top and bottom portions Bag handles

FREE bag purse pattern - The Love Basket So the fabric is my fave-st from Amy Butler's Love range and the bag is a basket shape. So I HAD to call the bag 'The Love Basket'. Please pop your U-Handbag tute/kit/pattern bags in here - I check out this lovely group twice a week, every week :) Click on the pics to enlarge. If this bag tute looks familiar it's probably because it's based on the first ever bag tutorial I ever wrote. In time for summer I have fully updated and improved this tutorial to make it a better bag, and the tutorial easier to use. The bag is a simple boxy rectangle shape and this makes it a perfect showcase for your more showy, large-scale pattern repeat fabrics. The bag is firm and crisp to the touch and it can happily stand up by itself The secret is the Ultra Firm Fusible interfacing - it works a charm for rigid bags and clutches. The bag has a flat bottom and protective bag feet. The fastening on this bag is improved from the original. Inside view. You will need: See that lovely basket of flowers?

Clutch Purse You Can Sew 2. To give the clutch shape, fold a 1-1/4-inch angled pleat into one side seam, beginning at the top and tapering the pleat to end 3 1/2 inches down (see Diagram 14). Press the folds in place. 3. 4. 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. 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. We always appreciate an extra bag or two for our loot (and wet clothes)! Part One: Assemble the Wallet:You will need: Fold it up… Bags