Sewing Patterns for Travel Bags: When You're on the Go Are you headed over the river and through the woods this holiday season? Whether you’re hitting the open road or flying the friendly skies, make sure you’re ready to travel in style with these sewing patterns for travel bags. Learn how to sew a reversible tote and zipper pouch, perfect for travel, in the FREE Craftsy class Bag-Making Basics! Carry-on bags Photo via StudioCherie The Travel Duffel pattern is just the right size for a weekend trip, as a carry-on bag for the plane, or a roomy tote for the car (to keep all of your road-trip essentials close at hand). Photo via Barbara Weiland The Quilted Traveler’s Tote pattern has lots of pockets on the outside to keep your must-haves within easy reach. The Terrific Travel Tote folds flat, so it’s a great tote to stash in your suitcase in case you collect a few too many treasures while you’re away. Photo via cozynestdesign I love the unique shape of the Sweet Escapes Travel Set, perfect for jet-setting with a little retro flair. Toiletry bags
Zippered Pouch (with tidy ends) I know there are lots of zippered pouch tutorials out there, and they're great, but I haven't found one that explains how to make the ends of the zipper more finished. Once I figured out how to do this, I thought I'd share. This tutorial is more about the zipper ends than it is about the finished pouch. Though I am going to tell you how big I cut everything, you can easily make these pouches any size you want. I tried to take a lot of pictures, but if anything is unclear, please let me know! Supplies: (2) Exterior pieces, I cut mine 8.5" x 6.5" (2) Lining pieces, mine are 8.5" x 6.25" (1) 2"x4" piece of exterior fabric to cover the zipper ends (2) pieces of medium weight fusible interfacing OR fusible fleece the same size as your exterior pieces. (1) zipper--Mine is 7" The rule of thumb here is to have your exterior pouch length be 1.5" longer than your zipper. Trim the corners of the fusible interfacing to reduce bulk and fuse to the exterior of your pouch. Repeat for the other side. Whew!
Sewing Accessories Pouch Pattern We had a number of requests for the pattern for our Sewing Accessories Pouch that we shared recently. We are pleased to report that the pattern has been improved and written up in tutorial format with lots of photos showing each step of the construction. The Sewing Accessories Pouch is a little zippered pouch that is designed to store your sewing reels and bobbins. The Sewing Accessories Pouch would make a great gift for a sewing or quilting buddy. We opened our Craftsy store a few weeks ago. Lined, zippered pouch / make up bag tutorial This morning I was in a rush to make a simple lined make-up bag and had a quick look on the internet to see if I could easily find any dimensions for such a thing. I could find instructions on how to make a pouch, but none with dimensions and none with covered ends to the zips, which is how I like my zips to be finished. It now seems quite illogical to me that I decided that I simply must write a tutorial for such a thing when I was meant to be 'rushing'...but it seems that most things can wait. This make-up bag will end up measuring: 7.5" x 5". Here are the ingredients you will need: 1 x zip (it can start off at any size, but should be cut down to measure 8" exactly) 2 x lining - 8" x 5.5" 2 x fancy fabric for outer - 8" x 5.5" 2 x fancy fabric zip end covers- 3" x 1.5" 4 x sew-in interfacing - 8" x 5.5" Yay! Take one of the 3" x 1.5" pieces of material. Place your zip so that it butts up to the half way fold that you made. And then pin the ends down just like this. Nearly there now.
Quilt As You Go Zipper Bag Hi everyone! I am Elizabeth, one half of the duo of sisters-in-law who blog at Simple Simon and Company. We love all things that revolve around sewing for our children and are constantly striving for the art of homemaking….all while trying to stay sane. We really love simple sewing projects that are not only quick but that are also beautiful and luckily today’s project completely fits that theme. These zipper bags are simple, but make great gifts and I am warning you—once you make one—you get addicted. So, let’s get started. On one of your 2.5 by 10 inch pieces of fabric, cut off 1/4 inch. Place second fabric strip (right sides together ) and sew a 1/4 inch seam. This is what it should now look like for your zipper bag front piece. Repeat with one of your 8 inch by 10 inch pieces of fabric and your remaining piece of batting. I already have one side done in this picture but you are going to make a quilt sandwich…..and here are the layers. Your zipper bag should now look like this.
le tuto de la pochette de sac façon mini-cartable - Le blog de marie-bobine's 17 septembre 2011 6 17 /09 /septembre /2011 17:27 pour faire une pochette de sac..... pour commencer, télécharger le patron en cliquant ici et découper chaque pièce dans 2 tissus différents. préparer la poche (la plus petite pièce) en faisant l'ourlet positionner la poche sur la partie avant de la pochette envers sur endroit et piquer aux 2/3 de la longueur pour former 2 poches assembler l'avant et le dos sans coudre les "coins dégarnis" pour former le volume du fond de la pochette, écarter les "coins dégarnis" et pincer en faisant correspondre les coutures du fond avec celles des côtés, piquer . différences d'assemblage de la doublure : la bande de poche se coud sur la partie dos, laisser une ouverture dans le milieu de la couture du fond pour pouvoir ensuite retourner le tout à l'endroit. et le tour est joué !!! n'hésitez pas si vous avez des questions, des critiques, des encouragements... laissez moi un petit com ...
Sew a Singer Featherweight Tote! - CraftyHipster Fabric Requirements:3/4 yard non-directional main fabric for tote exterior3/4 yard contrasting fabric for tote lining & foot controller bag1/4 yard coordinating fabric for foot controller bag lining3/4 yard Pellon Stabilizer Midweight to Heavyweight white 40 sew-in interfacing Notions:1 yard 1-inch wide cotton belting (webbing)2 packages 1/2 inch wide piping1 package Kiwi “Classic” 27 inch (69 cm) shoelacesThreadShot glassNeedle Notes:All seam allowances are 3/8 of an inch, unless otherwise noted in sewing instructions. Finished Measurements: Making Your Tote Cutting Instructions Cut two 12” x 10” rectangles from tote main fabric, contrasting fabric, and Pellon interfacing.Cut one 31” x 8” piece from main fabric, the contrast fabric, and the interfacing. Sewing Instructions Using a ¼ inch seam, baste interfacing to wrong side of contrast fabric pieces. Add rounded corners to top of all 12 x 10 pieces as follows- Trim to tracing lines. Stitch, using a 3/8 inch seam. Turn to right side.
The Spiky Hedgehog Purse I really am in “spiky” fever these few days after making the Triangle Fold Coaster. I transformed those “spikies” into 2 hedgehog purses, which I have named Bluno and Reddy. They measure only about 10cm x 9cm. Bluno is a male hedgehog and Reddy is a female. They met each other in the park on one sunny morning, and this is how their story begins….. click “Next” below the photo to view the full storyboard of their meet-up. Photographing them was not an easy task as compared with my previous crafts. . ? that we watch in National Geography. I downloaded the hedgehog pattern from LollyChops (I am a big fan of Lolly) a few months ago and kept in my craft “library” since I know that it will inspire me to come up with something that is my own…. More to come???? Well…. am I going to continue with the unfinished story of them….. shhhh it is a secret!!!! Special thanks to Sumay who assisted me in narrating the story. Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners
Scrappy Heart Zip Pouch Samantha from At Home with Mrs. H is an independent pattern designer, living in Wales. She designs bag sewing patterns and sells handbag supplies in her Sewing Patterns by Mrs. H shop, and today she’s here with a free Scrappy Heart Zip Pouch tutorial. This zipped bag is all about helping you stash bust with what you have, so if you don’t have one of the items listed, substitute it for what you do have. Materials(The recommended materials are in black with the alternatives in green.) A dozen random scrap pieces in your chosen colorway 1/2 yard (1/2m) backing fabric (I used linen) 1/2 yard (1/2m) lining fabric (I used some white cotton that I tie dyed last year; finally, it’s gone from my WIP pile!) Seam allowance is 3/8”(1cm) unless otherwise stated. Cutting OutA: Main Bag - Cut 2 outer 13” x 14” (33cm x 35cm) - Cut 2 lining - Cut 2 fusible fleece (You may wish to cut the fleece ¼” [6mm] smaller on each side.) - Cut 2 light or medium weight interfacing Fold the two zip ends in half.
Purse Organizer Insert With Adjustable Dividers This is a last minute sewing project just before my departure to Taiwan, a purse organizer insert with adjustable divider for my camera and belongings during the traveling. Actually, I can just buy a ready-made camera bag from the store, but I find them a little bulky. Well, because they give better protection with all the padded sponge which is good, the drawback of being excessively padded is that it can only offer limited storage space with it size. If I am going to put my camera, lenses & accessories, maps, passport, water tumbler, purse, scarf, cardigan and other necessities for a day-trip out, I will need quite a big camera bag to cater. After thinking thoroughly, I need to design something good for a bag to keep everything in place, organized, yet light-weight and with some degree of protection during the traveling. Due to the photography equipment I need to carry through-out my 6-day trip, a lighter bag is a must so that it won’t add more burden to my shoulder. Pages: 1 2
A Do Good Stitches Swap « Greenleaf Goods September 8, 2012 by Natalie I was really excited when my circle of the Do. Good Stitches quilting bee decided to do a swap! I have only participated in a few swaps previously, because it can get overwhelming to load up on sewing obligations, and truth be told, I am a little protective of my sewing time! However, a swap among friends is always welcome, and I’ve loved getting to know the women in my quilting bee! I was lucky to draw Rachel as my secret partner because I think I have a good sense of her style. I set one block in some patchwork for a pocket on the back, and I made the bag a little larger than usual so that it could hold a quilt or other sizable projects. Like this: Like Loading... 6-Pocket Mini Pocketbook I’m sure that many of you, like me, are on an eternal quest for organization. I know I’m not alone in finding the Container Store’s promise of a perfect, organized life utterly seductive. But here’s the thing…I don’t really like purging, I love my stuff. Therefore I also love pretty things in which to stash my stuff, so I get to enjoy my fantasy of being organized and contained. This tutorial is about helping you stay organized, in a quick, easy, and super-cute way. the pattern …is only four rectangles. the body is 7.25″ tall.the large pocket is 5.5″ tallthe medium pocket is 4.25″ tallthe small pocket is 3″ tall materials needed I chose a vintage cotton canvas for the body in a bright retro floral, and quilting weight cotton in a matching color for the interior. You’ll also need a button and a bit of elastic for the closure, and a bit of ribbon for the pen. I used two layers of mid-weight interfacing on the body to give it some heft. start with the pockets 1. 2. the closure 3. 4. 6. 7.
Quilted Tote Bag (From Any Quilt Block) Tutorial Today Michael Ann shows you how to turn any quilt block into a unique tote bag. Michael Ann shares her sewing at from Michael Ann Made, where she recently released a free PDF quilt pattern, the Summertime Herringbone Quilt. You can learn more about Michael Ann’s life and quilting in her introduction. Looking for a quilt block to turn into a new tote? Hello, Friends of Sew Mama Sew! I’m a long time seamstress but have only recently discovered the incredible world of quilting. With just a little bit of math, this tote can be made out of just about any quilt block. So let’s get started! Supplies: One or Two finished quilt blocks (between 6″ and 12″ large is best)Scraps to turn block into bag size Fabric for tote back if only using one block 1/4 yard of fabric for bag sides and handles 1/2 yard of fabric for lining 1/2 yard of quilt batting 1/4 yard of fabric for binding First, we need to turn the quilt blocks into tote bag-friendly pieces. Got it?! We’re in the home stretch!
2 Pocket, Ultra Slim Fabric Card Case A few weeks ago, I went to Dallas for the wedding of a friend of mine from college, and unsurprisingly, the reception ended up doubling as a mini college reunion. Some of those people I literally hadn’t seen since graduation day. Naturally, the experience got me thinking about the thing I am always thinking about: sewing. (really). I already make a cute little single pocket card case/wallet thing that people love to impulse-buy at craft shows, but occasionally I get asked about one with two pockets, that would fold in half. why 19th street? Remembering our 19th street adventures made me think of that critical accessory (nobody carried purses when we went out), and how a handmade version would be pretty cute, and super useful. I also used lightweight fusible interfacing, but that’s also optional, especially if you use something a bit heavier for the outside. the pattern…is really just two rectangles. time to start sewing! 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. And viola!