DIY: Pyramid Wrist Bag Holiday parties all around and you really don't want to be carrying a large handbag that makes it difficult to dance or has you worrying about keeping an eye on it when you leave it aside. That is why I love wristlets! Spacious enough to carry your necessities and small enough to keep it around your wrist at all times. My friend Kostas over at Milloo handbags was kind enough to put together this Pyramid Wrist Bag tutorial so we can all make out own little party wristlets :) Applique inverse: un tutoriel This is a really fun, simple project. Yet another way to fancy up some plain tees or a great fix for old shirts with holes. It takes a little practice to master sewing a curved design like this one. I'm definitely not there yet but, I was pretty impressed with myself this time around. If you're unsure of your sewing skills try finding a design with straight lines i.e. a cross or monogram of your initial. Materials:
Little boxy pouch tutorial « three bears My latest favourite thing to make, little boxy pouches. It took me almost an entire morning, lots of paper and sellotape and countless cups of tea to figure this out. I’m here to save you the bother. This little bag is 4.5 inches long, 3 inches high and 2 inches deep, just right for a lipstick and a compact (or better still, lots of sweets). 1. PatternPile.com - Hundreds of Patterns for Making Handbags, Totes, Purses, Backpacks, Clutches, and more. The Sugar & Spice Bag is roomy and very functional. There are four exterior slip pockets and a main compartment closing with a recessed zipper. Two pen pockets and an additional four slip pockets inside complete the ensemble. Lots of wonderful bling, piping, metal rings and shiny rivets give your bag that professional look. Advertisement
DIY Sunprint emballage My go-to DIY seems to perpetually be a tote bag. Once you’ve got the basic technique down, you can churn one out in less than an hour. I’m always looking for an excuse to make one, and I get most excited when I can add a simple twist to make it into something totally new and different. In this case, a tried and true sewing technique plus an innovative product makes for a one-of-a-kind but decidedly utilitarian garden tote. Super cool light-sensitive dye lets me create my own, unique sunprinted textile with clippings from right outside my door, and using a box pleat-like technique, I create roomy pockets perfect for holding all kinds of gardening tools. -Mandy Pellegrin
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. I am very excited today to share this tutorial for a wallet that morphs into a tote!
40+ Free Apron Patterns & Tutorials [Updated 2012] Whether you’re looking for something frilly, fancy or just plain practical, this apron collection has you covered! I’ve handpicked dozens of free patterns from around the web and organized them here in one handy spot for you to browse through. You’ll find simple, easy designs that are ideal for beginner sewers as well as more advanced projects suitable for those with more experience. I’ve separated them into three groups so you can find what you’re looking for quick as a wink (Full, Half & Assorted). Pattern Free & Tutorial à CraftPassion.com Have you ever had too many cards that your wallet can handle? Be selective and get only those cards that you might be using in a particular shopping mall but end up they were the wrong one? Or, may be just forgot to “update” the cards in the wallet on your next trip?
A Simple Clutch - Ruffles Version!! You knew it was coming right? I couldn’t do a bunch of variations on our Simple Clutch pattern and not include yummy ruffles! If you’ve missed the previous posts this week – we are taking a Simple Clutch design and changing it up with different styles! The first tutorial includes all the instructions to make the clutch, including how to do a fun patterned Applique on the front section. The second tutorial is a Vintage design and has instructions on how to change up the front piece with vintage lace and some fun flowers.
… it ain’t rocket science. You buy organic, ride public transit and recycle. It’s time to achieve the truly ultimate green lifestyle. Create your own reusable canvas shopping tote bag to replace your plastic and paper bags. Turn a Purse into a Padded Camera Bag Do you have a digital camera? Is it a point and shoot? A DSLR?