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Sling Bag Tutorial - Part 1

Sling Bag Tutorial - Part 1
I tend to have a short attention span when it comes to projects, that's why I like making a variety of things. My Etsy shop has an assortment of stuff in it for that very reason...I don't want to make the same style of the same product over and over! Bags are one of my favorite things to make when I feel like changing up the pace a little. I whipped up a few of these hobo/sling bags to put in the shop. Fun! It will look like this when you open it up. We are going to be very thrifty with our use of fabric, and use the cut out pieces from the straps as the pockets. Measure down from the top straight edge, nine inches. Trim off the rounded bottom. Cut a strip of narrow elastic, 8 inches long. Your pocket should now look like this. Do that to all four pockets. Now sew just the outer edges of the bags together. With RIGHT sides together, stuff one bag into the other. Sew the two bags together. Reach your hand through there and pull the bags right side out. Stuff one of the bags into the other.

Making reversible bag from top of straps to bottom of bag: 50 cm / 20 inchesheight: 28 cm / 11 incheswidth: 40 cm / 16 inches I don’t know because I used leftover fabric for my bag. You can print the pattern and place it on your fabric to make an approximation. It is only one piece of pattern. Fort similar bag, you can check Charlie bag by Burdastyle ($1.99). Please go to the bottom of this post to download the PDF pattern and tutorial. Disclaimer: You may use the finished products for both personal and commercial use (craft shops or markets only – no mass production). 1. 2. If you use my pattern, sew the darts before sewing the bottom and sides of bag. 3. 4. 5. Pull out each of the remaining straps. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. A reversible bag! Thank you for reading and I hope this post is useful for you! Click to download:

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. From Lorraine: Hello, Everyone. These little bags have been around for as long as I can remember, and I thought they’d be a useful addition to the arsenal of summer gear I stash in my car and/or purse. I have three little girls, aged 3,4 and 6, and we’ve found that summer always takes us on adventures we hadn’t planned for– detours to farmer’s markets, dancing in the rain or treasure hunting en route to the park. We always appreciate an extra bag or two for our loot (and wet clothes)! Part One: Assemble the Wallet:You will need: Note: Please see Part Two & Part Three for a full list of supplies. The bag is completed!

Batwing Top Tutorial Isn't that such a great name?..."batwing"...whoever thought of that was a winner. Anyway, despite its rather dubious name, this style shirt is so comfy and you will love it. Oh, did you notice I got the picture from Pinterest? Yup, I took the picture in my bathroom mirror. Now then, take how wide you are divided by four. OK, decide how long you want the sleeve to be. Next, decide how far up from the bottom of the shirt, you want the sleeve to start. Now cut that section out. Still tracking? Now, we need a neck hole in the shirt. Cut that out in a curve. You'll need a neck binding as well. That's it for today! Psalms 145:8 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. Linking to:Sew Much AdoSew WoodsySomeday CraftsLove Laugh Craft

sac(s) de piscine le retour ! - on va voir si je m'y tiens! pour emma, la copine d'adèle. pour capucine, ma filleule. toile cirée petit pan, toile enduite à pois eurodif (rayon nappe !)biais rose eurodif et biais marron à pois blanc fait maison.j'en vois qui lèvent le doigt et crient et moi, et moi ! alors voici un petit tuto parce que je ne compte pas passer ma vie à coudre des sacs de piscine même si, c'est évident au vu de vos commentaires, il y a un marché à prendre ! (un clic dessus pour mieux voir)

Oversized Owl Bag Tutorial What you will need (I made this bag extra big, so adjust the fabric amounts according to the size you want to make): 5/8 yard heavy weight fabric for outside of bag (I used canvas)5/8 yard fabric for lining1/4 yard fabric for owl's body Coordinating scraps for owl details (eyes, beak, wings)1 1/4 yard Ribbon Magnetic snapHeat and Bond Start by Creating a pattern. I simply drew the outline of an owl on brown craft paper. My pattern was approximately 15" wide by 22" tall (at the top points). Next, you'll cut the pattern apart along the straight line across the owl's body. Next, cut the wings, eyes, and beak from the pattern paper. For the gusset (sides of the bag): Cut a 3 1/2" wide piece of fabric the length of the outer edge of the owl, starting from one top corner down around the bottom and back up to the top. For the strap: cut a 5"x42" piece of outer fabric. Attach heat and bond to back of wing pieces. Stitch around the edge. Press seam open. Top stitch around bag opening. That's it!

Sheer Top This really and truly might be my most favorite shirt I've ever made. Its comfy, cute, and so easy to make its almost sinful. I designed it for my Etsy shop, but don't kid yourself...I'll end up with a closet full for myself by the end of summer! This basic shirt can be made all sorts of different ways, but I'll show you how to do just this one for today. You will need some knit fabric, I used polyester interlock, and some sheer fabric. Start by cutting the knit into a rectangle. Next, you want to tailor it a bit by curving it in a half inch or so at the waist. Now, we need to cut the neck hole. The front shirt's neckline gets cut 3 inches deeper. At this point, you could sew the shirt as is and have a nice black shirt. Using your cut out as your pattern, cut out the sheer fabric. To sew it together, I first sewed the sheer to the knit to make the front of the shirt. Sew the shoulders and sides just as you would normally. Lastly, just hem all the openings. See?

the library tote tutorial Here's a fun tote bag project I thunk up (yes, thunk) the other day. Of course there are tons of ways to make a tote bag, but I thought this one was fun and gives you a lot of options no less! | The Library Tote Tutorial | Whether you like things scrappy or streamlined, this bag is ready to go when you are. Ready to make one (or a few?!) Materials: 1/2 yard exterior fabric 1/2 yard lining (if you choose to use any) 1/2 yard for straps, or cotton webbing or a handle type you prefer bias tape - handmade or store bought thread, sewing machine water soluble pen {1/2" seam allowances throughout, unless indicated differently} Cut and prepare pieces: Cut two pieces from the main pattern piece out of the exterior fabric. Cut two pocket pieces. Cut strap pieces: cut two pieces 6" tall by 24-27" long, depending on how long you want your handles to be. Cut reinforcement pieces: these are on the inside of the bag, they can add a decorative or fun touch if you'd like, cut two pieces 3" tall by 13" wide.

How To Sew A Reversible Tote Bag With Adjustable Strap | Having a reversible tote bag is like having 2 bags in one, now with the adjustable strap, you can have even more styling with it. Be it full length till your hip and sling across your chest, or shorten it till just below your armpit, inside out or outside in, style it with your mood and base on your outfit. I made this bag with one of my favorite fabrics. It is actually a lightweight upholstery material normally use as curtain or drape. Let’s get to the tutorial and pattern on how to sew this reversible tote bag with adjustable strap after this jump…. Difficulty: Intermediate SkillTime required: 2-4 hoursMaterial: 1. Download the pdf pattern. Fold fabric as indicate in the drawing, place and pin the tote pattern on top of the fabric. With right-side facing each other, align sewing lines, pin , sew side and base of the tote. Press open side and bottom seams, fold at the corner to form a triangle and sew the 2″ depth of the base. Make a snip on the seam allowance 1″ below seam (b).

Sewing Shift Dresses This is my one of my favorite dress styles. It is just so comfy and can be dressed up or down so easily. I always make it with a stretchy type fabric so that it can just be pulled on, and so its simple to sew. This one is made from a double knit. Now fold it in half, so it is four layers thick with a fold down the side. Now measure down the side (NOT the folded edge) 10 inches and mark it. Measure across the top 3 1/2 inches and mark it. Cut that section out, curving the line between points. Now measure across the top 3 inches and mark. Measure down the fold 4 inches and mark. Cut this out, making the line between points a curve. This is the neck of the dress. I also cut a small wedge shape from off the shoulders. You can leave it sleeveless or add sleeves. I wanted a short, almost cap sleeve, so I measured over 4 inches. I wanted the sleeve to be 12 inches around, so measured up 6 1/2 inches. Now, cut the sleeve out. Lastly, you need to cut out binding for your sleeve and neckline.