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TUTORIAL Sweet little flower cutout handbag its beautiful! for the cutouts-do you do anything to the fabric to keep it from unravelling? or is the decorative stitch enough to do the job? your friend will definitely love it! Thank you! Absolutely beautiful! Oh, no I didn't make the handles, I already had them lying around. It is beautiful. Aww, thanks! tutorial? Sure, I'll make a short one tomorrow afternoon. Tutorial: Reversible Patchwork Bag Something I've wanted to do really bad... A new sewing tutorial!! It really makes me happy that you guys enjoyed my sewing tutorialsand made beautiful fabric baskets, camera cases, and pen cases.My finding is that you like easy & quick projects like I do!How about this reversible patchwork bags that are easy and quickto make and can be lovely little handmade gifts? Cut out 32 of 2 1/2" squares. (I used 16 different kinds offabric, 2 squares from each different fabric) Arrange to make 2 sets of 16 x 16 top layers. Sew each row consisting of 4 squares. 4 rows completed! Press seams to one direction, making sure ones next to each otherare pressed to opposite directions. Now let's sew all the 4 rows together. Press seam open. Do the same for the rest of 16 squares and nowyou have 2 patchwork tops complete! Sew them right sides together. Cut out the bottom 2 corners. Turn the bag out. Cut out 2 pieces measuring 8 3/4" x 1 1/2".These will be casing for cords. Fold the edges like this. Enjoy making!

untitled The Fairly Bucket Bag–Free Pattern and Tutorial A couple of months ago I was tempted to buy a simple bucket bag at the store. They have been popping up everywhere I shop, and are in many of the on-trend outfit compilations I love. I did think, however, that the bags I like would be fairly easy and fairly inexpensive to make. So I started fiddling around with a pattern and came up with the Fairly Bucket Bag. The bag has an adjustable strap, so it can be worn as a shoulder bag, or as a cross-body bag. Although I provide the dimensions for only one size, you can easily scale this down or up. The instructions show you how to make an interior zippered welt pocket, which is Fairly simple. So far my tween and I think this is a Fairly great bag for Autumn. Gather Supplies and Tools 1/2 yard exterior fabric I used cotton/linen canvas, but you can use quilt-weight cotton if you want. Cut Fabrics Cut Webbing Cut 2 pieces 5″ each for the O-ring loopsCut 1 piece 3″ for the cord stopCut 1 piece 1.5 yards for the strapSave the 5″ remnant as a backup

Wherever You Go Wallet Pattern 24 August,2014 LindaM Wherever you go, take the Wherever You Go Wallet with you! This easy-to-sew wallet is stylish and practical. Hidden under the snapped flap, you’ll find a total of four card-size pockets for credit and loyalty cards, as well as a zippered compartment to keep your valuables safe. Fat Quarter Friendly! The finished size of this wallet is 7” wide X 4 ½” tall. // Between the lines //: Triangular bag :: a tutorial You can't look past the Martin Margiela triangle bags on the net lately. I had seen this type of bags before, pre-Margiela, I mean, and a lot cheaper too. I liked the minimalism - they reminded me of Japanese bag folding, furoshiki. The ingenuity is striking - a good example of how to optimize under constraints (this is the economist in me speaking) or translated in sewing terms: how to make the largest bag possible given only a small piece of fabric. Anyway, as I was trying to figure out how to make one of these, I found out you can do so in a couple of different ways (I figured out at least 3 different methods). What you need: Note: this bag can be finished in many different ways. - a rectangular piece of fabric, where the length of the fabric equals three times the width. Instructions: 1. That's all there is to it! Cheers, Pascale As with all of my tutorials, please note, this tutorial is intended for personal use only.

blueSusan makes: Perfect Fabric Purse Handle Tutorial I love the look of pre-made leather handles on a handbag but I don't love how pricey they sometimes are to purchase. In our book Just for You: Selfish Sewing there's a pattern for a handbag called the Crafty Satchel (designed by Sara Lawson) that calls for pre-made leather handles. Today I'm going to show you how to make DIY "pre-made" handles that you can use as an alternative to purchased leather handles. All you need is fabric and a little Soft & Stable interfacing. These handles are perfect for using with the Crafty Satchel pattern from our book but you can customize them for any pattern that calls for pre-made handles. You'll need... 1/4 yard of quilting cotton 2 strips 2'' x 28 1/2'' of Soft & Stable (fabric covered foam batting) this is the same interfacing used in the bag pattern, you may even have enough leftover to use. Cut... 4 strips 2'' x 28 1/2'' from the quilting cotton 2 strips 2'' x 28 1/2'' from the Soft & Stable Sewing... 1. 2. Here's a view of the layers... 3. 4. 5.

Make an Embellished, Denim Fold-Over Bag The Bohemian Fold-over Bag. The applique embellishment is stitched-down quilting-fabric circles. Sloan Howard Photo: Sloan Howard The Fold-over Bag by Cheryl Kuczek of Paradiso Designs (Paradiso is a top-handled shopper, or a folded messenger bag with long strap. The design is simple and classic, so you can use unique materials to create different looks from the same pattern. The Luxe version is shown in SewStylish Fall 2012, made with chromed mock croc with black faux leather trim. With a few exceptions, the techniques to make the different bag versions are the same. Download the pattern for this bag Bohemian Bag shopping list: FabricStraps, handles, and trim: 3/8 yard faux leatherBag body: 7/8 yard of 10- to 12-ounce denimQuilt fabric scraps to create the raw-edged applique embellishmentLining: 1 yard quilt cotton Interior pocket: 2/3 yard quilt cotton Contrast pocket lining: 3/8 yard quilt cottonInterior pocket trim: 1/8 yard dupioni silk 3) Prepare the zipper pocket pieces.

Business Card Wallet Our Quick Craft this week is a Business Card Wallet. I needed a small wallet to store a pile of business cards in my handbag. Using small pieces of fabric, a tag and printed tape, I put together a business card wallet with a snap closure. The Business Card Wallet is a handy size and would be suitable to hold gift cards or to use when gifting cash. Finished Size: 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches (11.5 x 8 cm) If you would like to make your own, here are some basic directions: Materials: Floral fabric – 8 x 5 inchesstriped fabric – 8 x 5 inchesflannel fabric – 8 x 5 inches2 small pieces of fusible interfacing 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 inchessnap closureprinted tape – 2 1/4 inchessmall tag (optional) Template: Business Card Wallet * Note: I used a layer of flannel for the interfacing. Directions to Make a Business Card Wallet: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. I recently invested in a snap press and it is proving to be a handy tool in the sewing room. If you like this project, check out our Loyalty Card Wallet. Related August 15, 2015

The Shirt Skirt July 28, 2010 I’m so excited to post about this! When I met Dana, I fell in love with the skirt she was wearing. She made it herself (obviously) and she showed us how simply she’d shirred the waistband. The next day, during the mystery workshop at Whipstitch, we were encouraged to use thrifted tees. I developed an idea in my head I thought just might be crazy enough to work. The Hubs thought I was a little crazy when I explained my idea to him. It’s the easiest thing in the world to do! The shirt skirt perfect for summertime. I wore the green and white one to Sofie’s birthday party. I had 2 women in Walmart stop me to tell me how comfy my skirt looked and when I told them how I made it, they demanded I call Rachael Ray immediately! The process is so easy. I do my shopping at Goodwill for 1 reason. So, get your super cheap thrifted shirt. To determine what shirt size you should get, just make sure it will go around you. I like to use thread the same color as my fabric. And that’s it!

T-shirt to Bag I’ve been thinking about how I always forget to bring my own bags when I go shopping because grabbing them is an extra step I have to take when I run out the door. But I always have kids clothes in my purse because I need them and they roll up small. That led to the following break through– I should make bags out of kid’s shirts. Here’s a tutorial that will show you how to make some bags that will roll up this small so you can always have one or two on hand: First off you need to find some small sized t-shirts. I haven’t tried it with a large shirt because I was concerned that the knit would be so stretchy that anything larger than a youth large would be unsupportive. Start by cutting the sleeves off the t-shirt and cutting across the chest and back about 2 or 3 inches above the lowest point in the sleeves. Next, turn the decapitated t-shirt inside out and sew the bottom hem together, stopping 3 inches from each side seam. That’s the toughest part, now moving on… Like this:

Free Clothes Patterns Posted on | October 9, 2008 | 7 Comments I originally became interested in patternless sewing, many years ago, because I had a hard time finding patterns in my size. Nowadays, patterns in large sizes abound. Nonetheless, I still love my pattern free sewing. These patterns generally of three types. Skirts are very easy to make without a pattern. I came across a few patterns that didn’t fit into any other category, so I gave them their own. We normally assume underwear is too complicated or to time consuming to sew ourselves. Aprons can usually be whipped up in less than an hour. Shirts and dresses are much more complicated to make than skirts. Coats can easily be the most expensive piece of clothing in your wardrobe. Click on the first link to get inspiration. Read More : Sewing or Home Comments