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The library tote tutorial

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. 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. Cut reinforcement pieces: these are on the inside of the bag, they can add a decorative or fun touch if you'd like, cut two pieces 3" tall by 13" wide.

Bag-Making Basics: A Reversible Tote & Zipper How To Class on Craftsy! When you're looking for a quick, fun project that won't break the bank or tax your nerves, turn to Kristin Link's Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch . In this absolutely free class, the founder of the popular website Sew,Mama,Sew! guides you through the process of creating two handy and attractive bags that make great gifts - if you can bear to give them away! Even beginning sewists will feel at ease following Kristin's precise and simple directions - yet the finished product will look entirely professional. And if you're afraid of zippers, fear no more! Kristin has a clever trick that makes sewing them easier than ever. These cute and handy bags will garner praise when you carry them and raves when you gift them. What You'll Learn What You'll Make A reversible tote with sturdy handles and a pocket, perfect for grocery shopping or a day at the beach A cute zippered pouch that can hold cosmetics, pencils or sewing notions or double as a wristlet What You'll Need

Owl be Green! - Upcycled owl purse My 13-year-old daughter is huge into owls right now, so I thought I would make her an owl purse for Christmas. Ssshhh! Being the thrifty-green sort, I found a wool tweed suit jacket that had seen better days. The moth holes on the collar and ripped up lining made it undesireable... not to mention the ginormous elbow patches and the leather braid buttons. So... old wool jacket, wool scraps, thread, and dye on hand, and those nifty leather buttons from the coat - all I needed was some lining fabric. Ugly, worn coat - wash and dry! Start cutting! And embroidering and appliqueing... Waste not, want not! Sew it all together and stitch in the lining. To anyone who plans on making one: I used a really stiff fusible interfacing on the tweed, to keep it structured. When you do the lining, Leave the bag right side out, with the lining inside out. If you can think of a better way to line it, please share. =)

Making reversible bag 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:

Twister Rain Coat/ Trench Coat (oh, so pic obese) - CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES So...this is my first challenge...and i was probably too's the story of my inspiration...I was looking at the challenge for this month...and I wasn't paying attention while eating ramen noodles...long story short...I spilled food on my shirt, grabbed the first clean shirt i saw (which happened to be my twister shirt...) and...that is where i got my inspiration...I found my old twister mat...then got to work on that saturday...The pattern i drafted in about an hour...minus the sleeves and hood...(I just made that pattern up as I went...) sorry i don't have any in-process pics and here are the finished pics... here you can see the sleeve...i used the twister at both ends to do both sleeves ooh. and you can kind of see how it is fullllllly lined andddd here you can see the back pleat thing and the hoooood... andddd more detail of the hood, and you can see the epic anchor lining and the makes me smile haha and just because my friend is so awesome..she did this for me

Sling Bag Tutorial - Part 1 I tend to have a short attention span when it comes to projects, that's why I like making a variety of things. My Etsy shop has an assortment of stuff in it for that very reason...I don't want to make the same style of the same product over and over! Bags are one of my favorite things to make when I feel like changing up the pace a little. I whipped up a few of these hobo/sling bags to put in the shop. Fun! It will look like this when you open it up. We are going to be very thrifty with our use of fabric, and use the cut out pieces from the straps as the pockets. Measure down from the top straight edge, nine inches. Trim off the rounded bottom. Cut a strip of narrow elastic, 8 inches long. Your pocket should now look like this. Do that to all four pockets. Now sew just the outer edges of the bags together. With RIGHT sides together, stuff one bag into the other. Sew the two bags together. Reach your hand through there and pull the bags right side out. Stuff one of the bags into the other.

Lingerie sock : Knitty First Fall 2011 Lace cuff With smaller needles if you have them, cast on 120 [135] stitches using the long tail method. Divide the stitches as you prefer, and join for working in the round, being careful not to twist. Picot round: [K1, yo, ssk, k1, picot stitch, k2tog, yo] to end. 64 [72] stitches Cuff round: Work Cuff Chart around. Work until all 38 rows of Cuff Chart are complete. Leg Change to 2.0 mm/US 0 needles if required. Size M only: Knit first 4 sts of round with last needle. Leg round: Work appropriate size of Leg Chart across round. Heel The short row heel is worked over 33 [37] stitches. Top of heel For size L: Heel row 1 [RS]: Work 19 sts in twisted rib pattern as established, turn. Both sizes: Heel row 1 [RS]: Work 17[33] sts in twisted rib pattern as established, turn. Size L: Proceed to Bottom of Heel Size M only: Heel row 18 [WS]: Turn. Bottom of Heel Row 1 [RS]: Knit the next stitch (the normal stitch in the first yarn-over pair). See pattern notes re: the decreases.

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 ! alors voici un petit tuto parce que je ne compte pas passer ma vie à coudre des sacs de piscine même si, c'est évident au vu de vos commentaires, il y a un marché à prendre ! (un clic dessus pour mieux voir)

New Green Mama: Reversible Messenger Bag Tutorial Here's what you will need: Main body -2 pieces of home dec weight fabric or corduroy measuring 14" x 12" (Fabric A) Main body-2 pieces of contrasting home dec weight fabric measuring 14" x 12" (Fabric B) Flap- 1 piece of Fabric A- 12" x 11.5" Flap- 1 piece of Fabric B- 12" x 11.5" Back Pocket- 1 piece of Fabric A- 14" x 8" Back pocket- 1 piece of Fabric B- 14" x 8" Small Pocket- 1 piece of Fabric B- 7" x 12" Strap- 1 piece of Fabric A- 6" x 42" Depending on the weight of your fabric, you may want to interface it. I purchased 1 yard of each fabric and had plenty of fabric left over. Let's get started. Cut out all your pieces. Cut a 1 inch square out of the bottom corners of all 4 pieces. Interface pieces. Take your strap piece and iron each side towards the middle. Then fold in half and iron. Round the corners of the flap pieces. With right sides together sew the flap pieces together leaving the top open. Clip the curves. Turn right side out and iron. Stitch across the bottom of the pocket.

Valisette des Petits Riens - Isa l'a fée faite pour ma princesse car comme maman, la demoiselle bricole !!! Modèle issu du livre : Les petits riens pourchambre d'enfant de Mélanie Voituriez J'ai ajouté des poches à l'intérieur. Tissu Petit Pan acheté à la Petite Emilienne Un gros plan du tricot en cours de ma princesse, une écharpe pour son doudou, j'ai monté les mailles, je lui ai expliqué la maille endroit et elle a continué toute seule Et pour finir, je vous montre le sac réalisé pour la maîtresse et offert le dernier jour d'école Modèle du sac besace réversible issu du livre "Léger et Douillet avec La Droguerie"

Striped Cotton Cowl Spring is here on our calendars, but it sure doesn't feel like it here in New York! Everyone is still walking around bundled up in... you guessed it, cowls! They were the word on the street this winter when we brought you the Big Herringbone Cowl, and as we move into spring, cowls are here to stay, now in cool cottons and spring colors. It's really no wonder we love the cowl: no questions of wrapping or tying, no loose ends dragging through mud puddles and no getting caught in subway doors! I'm sold! And so for spring, I decided to make a cuddly soft cotton cowl because April is no picnic! The Materials Get all the yarn you need with Purl Soho's Yarn for Striped Cotton Cowl kit. 3 skeins of Blue Sky's Cotton, 100% Cotton. You'll also need... US #10 knitting needles, either circular or straightA tapestry needle The Pattern Gauge 4 1/4 stitches = 1 inch in garter stitch Finished Size 60 inches around and 8 1/2 inches wide Notes on the Pattern Begin Knit 3 ridges. Preparing to Graft Kitchener Stitch

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. 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: Note: Please see Part Two & Part Three for a full list of supplies. The bag is completed!

TUTORIAL: Reconstructed Men's Shirt to Button-down Tank Top! (surgery prep) Last summer I underwent major surgery on my torso which resulted in a prolonged period of the inability to lift my arms. This, combined with the warm weather, made wardrobe prep very important! I was told I needed button-down shirts or things I didn't need to lift my arms up to put on. Alas, I found availability in stores for anything remotely cute and season concious lacking.. This led me to create a simple design which converted second hand men's button-down dress shirts into cute tanktops that could be worn in more than one way. I kept it simple in the hopes that someone going through any type of surgery on their torso or mid-section who knew sewing basics would be able to use this tutorial to create their own version :) Or someone who wants to make something sustainable and girly! All Photo Credits: TM 2011 SMASHWORKS. ON TO THE TUTORIAL! Turn the shirt inside out and cut off the sleeves leaving the seam allowance on the piece you are cutting off. The shirt is almost ready!