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The Tohoku Tote

The Tohoku Tote
Today I am publicly posting the full pattern and tutorial for the Tohoku Tote. I have chosen to do this for a few reasons. 1) Kari from UCreate asked if it could be used for her monthly "Create With Me" and Kari rocks. I'm thrilled about this. 2) I think we raised what we could selling if for charity. It was "purchased" by over 400 people. Thank you SO much to those of you who donated to the cause. Please don't feel unhappy that everyone gets the pattern now. So,'s the full pattern and tutorial. I have tried to be extremely thorough in this tutorial for those of you who are new to sewing. Print off the PDF pattern pieces and tape them together. Assemble your supplies. ½ a yard of fabric for the outer part½ a yard for the inside½ a year for the bow, stripe, and straps2 yards of fusable interfacing1 magnetic snapcoordinating thread Both of the bags (version 1 and 2) require the same supplies. If you are new to sewing, you might not know about interfacing. Now you're here.

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Simple Heart-Shaped Bling Bag: Free Sewing Pattern This makes a bag measuring approximately 20cm across the widest part. You will need ● Stiff fabric – we used a glittery canvas fabric. If you think your fabric is a bit too floppy, use a stiff iron-on interfacing to give it more body.● 1.2 metres of cord – for the handle (this is long enough for you to wear across your body)● 1 x magnetic clasp – at least 1cm diameter Cutting out Using the template below, cut out two heart shapes in your fabric.

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70 Free Lingerie Sewing Patterns : 70 Free Lingerie Sewing Patterns Posted on | November 12, 2009 | 12 Comments Free lingerie sewing patterns are hard to find on the internet. While free skirt patterns and tote patterns abound, free lingerie sewing patterns require sifting through hundreds of sites to locate. Here are 75 patterns that I was able to find. Me Making Do: "Tote"ally Cute tote A few months ago I had applied and was chosen to receive 1/2 a yard of fabric from Kim at Fabric Fascination and in exchange I would do a tutorial with it. I was so excited when I received this adorable Anthology Sweet Dreams Fabric. I had a hard time deciding between making a skirt for my daughter or a bag for her to carry her journal/art supplies in.

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Reversible Messenger Bag 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" 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). You can even try piecing smaller scraps of fabric together into one larger piece, creating a colorful patchwork design. And If you don’t see the exact purse design you’re looking for on these pages, try the Free Tote Bag Patterns section.