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45 (plus some) awesome bag tutorials revisited

45 (plus some) awesome bag tutorials revisited

The Boy Trifecta: About Me Yeah, Sawyer hasn't figured out that "say cheese" means smile. This is my husband, Bryan. We met and dated in high school, but didn't get married until many, many years later after a very long "break" in our relationship. Like, I hadn't seen or heard from him in 8 years when out of nowhere he "poked" me on Facebook (yes, really), and now the rest is history. When I'm not busy being mama and wife, I'm finishing my PhD in Sociology. In my spare time, I love to sew, crochet, and knit.

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★ HOW TO Make BAGS - Tote | Messenger | Laptop - Craft Tutorials & Sewing How-Tos ★ Bag making is a great area to hone your sewing skills because there are so many techniques you can incorporate into a bag if you want, and you can be very creative with the design. There are quite a few different styles of bag, with the tote bag being the simplest (and best for beginners to start with), and handbags or messenger bags with many compartments usually being the most complicated. - Fabrics used for bags usually have to be durable and the most popular choices seem to be quilting weight cotton (which is available in many different patterns and colors), and home décor/upholstery fabrics. - Linings: Bags are usually lined, especially if the main material is on the thin side, or if interfacing or batting (see below) is used. - Fastenings and closures: Many to choose from but the main ones are zips, button flaps, magnetic snaps and Velcro. - Interfacing (aka interlining or stabilizer): This is a white material used to add structure to your bag.

The Boy Trifecta: The Show Off Bag Do you ever grab a pattern and think "oh, I don't really need to read the instructions because I am SO FREAKING GOOD AT SEWING that reading instructions is totally beneath me." Well, anyway, this bag was a humbling exercise in "why you should read instructions, even if you think the project is simple". I totally screwed up the order of operations in terms of sewing the straps to the yoke, and ended up with messy stitching. This annoys me to death, especially because I have no one to blame but myself. It's the Show Off Bag, by Rae of Made By Rae. Don't let my failures deter you from this pattern - it's a great, adorable, very clearly written pattern. I used a wool suiting from my stash on the yoke portion, and the new Anna Maria velveteen for the bottom. You can see the hot pink lining peeking out there, which I love too. So, I'm going to take another crack at this pattern soon, with a proper foot on my machine, and after having read the pattern instructions.

Reversible Hobo Bag Tutorial A new year with new craft and sewing projects. How exciting! Here is a simple one to start out with for the year. Remember that ballet hobo dance bag I made for my daughter? Well, I made one for myself. It’s one of my grab-and-go bags where I drop my wallet, phone and keys in there and go. To make this bag, gather the same supplies and use the pattern from the Hobo Dance Bag Tutorial. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Pick up the Hobo Dance Bag tutorial from step 12 to finish the handle and the rest of the bag. » Tell me… Do you have a purse you use when you are not carrying a diaper bag or do you always carry a mommy/diaper bag?

the basic messenger bag Jamie's on the left, Chelsea's on the right. This tutorial does not include the flap designs, alas. As promised, here is the basic bag tutorial like the one I made Jamie and Chelsea. I have not included the flap designs, just the basic bag. I considered doing a PDF of the pattern pieces, but they are mostly too big to fit on letter sized paper, and pretty easy to make yourself if you have a ruler, a 6.5 inch circle, and a coffee cup on hand. Click on the image below to see or print a larger diagram for measurements. YARDAGE: Assuming the width is 45 inches, you'll need about a yard each of the outside and the liner, plus your interfacing if you are using it. THE FINISHED BAG DIMENSIONS, EXCLUDING THE STRAP: about 12 inches x 12 inches x 3 inches wide at the bottom. 1/4 INCH SEAM ALLOWANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE MEASUREMENTS. Draw and cut out all your paper pattern pieces. Now trace and cut out your fabric. 2) Outside Pocket. 3) Inside Pocket. 4) Flap. 7) The Body. Shazam!

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