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Tutorial: The Urban Jungle Bag

Tutorial: The Urban Jungle Bag
Welcome to another bag sewing pattern! I created this pattern for Pellon Projects, and it is intended for an advanced seamstress. It features leather handles and accent detailing on the front and side, as well as a top zip. SUPPLIES- 1/2 yard exterior fabric- 1 yard interior fabric- 2 yards Pellon SF-101 fusible woven interfacing- 1 yard Pellon 520F (or you may substitute 1 yard Pellon Peltex 70 Ultra-Firm Sew-In combined with 1 yard fusible woven interfacing)- 1/2 yard Pellon fusible fleece- 20" zipper- 23" - 28" leather handles (I used size 28" handles for a shoulder bag)- 1/2" magnetic snap- zipper foot- seam ripper- coordinating thread- hand sewing needle- fabric marker or chalk - rulerHelpful Hint: I purchased my handles here; I found these to be the best price around, and the quality is exceptional. STEP 1 ~ CUT OUT YOUR FABRICFrom the Exterior Fabric 1a. 1b. 1c. 1d. From the Interior Fabric 1e. 3c. 3d. 3e. 4a. 4b. 4c. 4d. 4e. 5b. 5c. 5d. 5e. 5f. 6b. 6e. 6f. 7a. 7b. 7d. 7h. Related:  bag patterns

Retro Travel Bag I was browsing through my Pinterest boards the other day and came across this cute Retro Travel Bag, perfect for my upcoming trip. I was suddenly inspired to sew! It was nice feeling that way again...I think maybe the idea of having something to blog about was also giving me a little push. I left off the piping since I didn't have any and added lots of pockets, including one on the outside. I didn't have the right sized zipper so I had to refigure the sizing of the side pieces and had to do quite a bit of readjusting to make it fit to the front and back pieces, but made it work in the end. Every piece of fabric except the two large lining pieces has heavy interfacing attached. When it came to attaching the front and back to the side piece I threw the tutorial out the window. For the front and back I basted the outer and inner pieces together so they wouldn't shift while I was sewing. On the back side I added a zip pocket. Simple! And there you have it!

Mod Purse Refashion, a Tutorial The mod purse refashion is officially my first project inspired by Instagram. Are you guys on IG yet? I am addicted, and its bad. Susan of Freshly Picked is the particularly hip IGer that inspired this purse. I pretty much L-O-V-E the way this purse turned out. Its my new favorite purse. And I know this may sound hard to believe, but it was actually relatively easy to make! Let me show you what I did. First off, you will need your own thrifted leather purse. Now, time for the fabric. Once again, you find me using my children’s toys as sewing / DIY supplies. I only use the glue to secure the hardware back onto the bag initially. And there you have it, a super mod bag. I will totally be rocking this at ALT. Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time… Happy Sewing! Jess Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. Latest posts by Jess (see all)

Zipper Card Pouch 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? Can’t find the cards you thought you have already put into your wallet? I am not a big fan of big wallet, with the increasing numbers of cards that I have, my decent size wallet is no longer able to buckle up. This zipper pouch can hold up to 30 plastic cards (similar to credit cards), and more for thinner cards, business calling card for example. Get the pattern and tutorial to sew one yourself after the jump and don’t have to struggle with the cards anymore. {Get pattern and tutorial on next page.} Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners

Bloquer Baby Soft avec Tutoriel ruban Fold your ribbon in half, center and pin to one side of a fabric square. Lay another fabric square on top and sew down the side with 1/4 inch seam. Press seam open. (you can also machine baste your ribbon in place first, as I did on the green square, below) Repeat with the remaining 2 squares and 2 pieces of ribbon until you've got 4 pieces in a row with 3 ribbons sewn in. On the first and last square, fold fabric over to the wrong side 1/4 inch and press. With right sides together and 1/4 inch seam, sew the chenille squares to the square in position C. Now you need to start sewing sides together to form the block. Continue sewing each side to the chenille squares in the same way. Here's what you'll have when you've sewn up all the sides, except the last side where you folded over 1/4 inch. Turn your block right side out.... and fill. Pull the last 2 sides together, match where you folded the fabric, and pin. So cute! Have fun!

PUSH THE ENVELOPE Featured: Messenger Bag by Ecolution Originally created for hard-working couriers, the classic Messenger Bag has been in circulation for several decades. Known for its long-lasting rugged durability and distinctive “envelope” styling, the classic Messenger has been adopted around the world as the everyday all-purpose carryall. Make a simplified version for yourself in hemp, similar to the featured tote from eco-friendly, Ecolution. You will need: 1 ¼ yds. [1.2 m] of hemp or organic cotton canvas, 54″ [137 cm] wide.½ yd. [0.5 m] of cotton sateen lining, 54” [137 cm] wide1 ½ yds. [1.4 m] of fusible interfacing, 45″ [114 cm] wide.1 closed zipper, 12” long *1 buckle slider, 2” inner dia. *1 belt tip hardware, 2” wide *matching cotton threadgrid paper * Match zipper to colour/metal of hardware. BAG DIMENSIONS: approximately 4″ x 11.5″ x 14″. [10 cm x 29.5 cm x 35.5 cm] Scale: 1 square = 1 inch (25mm) Add seam allowances to all pattern pieces. Bag Body – cut 1X self; cut 1X fusible 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Riley Blake Designs Blog: Project Design Team Wednesday~Retro Travel Bag did you notice... it's made from Laminated Chevron Fabric???? Oh- be still my heart love that laminated fabric! I combined it with my new favorite fabric line, Millie's Closet!! Just a note this project is an intermediate/advanced level... mostly because of the laminate and the interior lining. It would be a great one to tackle if you're looking to hone your sewing skills. **edited: I apologize but there was a mistake in the measurements - the corrected measurements are below- if you have previously printed out this pattern, make sure you check that you have the updated version ** Here's what you need to make it: 1 yard of laminated cotton fabric 1/2 yard each of 3 different prints for the lining - I used Millie's Closet Fusible Fleece Heavy weight sewn in interfacing (I used decor bond and didn't heat set it) 1/4 yard Timtex or Peltex - get whichever one is only fusible on one side. 26" parka zipper- very important it must separate 2 packages of piping 2 purchased purse handles Teflon Foot

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. lorsque la doublure est assemblée elle aussi, la retourner et la glisser dans la pochette, endroit contre endroit. assembler. et le tour est joué !!!

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). I’ll be adding more to this page over time so you may want to bookmark it for future reference. PS: Don’t miss the free ebooks I put together that are packed full of vintage tutorials, you’ll find them on this page (mainly for women but there are a few for men and children as well). Full Kitschy: 1 yard is used for the main body then three complimentary fabrics and trim are used for the rest.

Allez, on en fait un ensemble ? - Sur un fil Vous connaissez mon amour pour les beaux cahiers ? Euh... Mais si, voyons !... Vous aimeriez bien que je dévoile enfin ici mes petits secrets de fabrication ? *** Etape n°1 *** On rassemble d'abord toutes les fournitures. - un cahier quelconque, même un moche fera notre affaire (ici, il s'agit d'un grand cahier seyes format 21 x 29,7 cm de 192 pages, mais on prend ce que l'on veut et, dans ce cas, on adapte les mesures données ci-dessous). - un rectangle de tissu de 33 x 49 cm pour la couverture extérieure (ici, c'est le tissu bleu et vert à fleurettes). - un rectangle de tissu de 33 x 49 cm pour la doublure (ici, c'est la toile de coton écru un peu épaisse). - deux rectangles de 15 x 33 cm pour les rabats à l'intérieur (ici, ils sont de la même couleur que la doublure). - un ruban de soie (couleur vanille sur la photo) d'une longueur de 70 cm environ. - deux morceaux de biais de 33 cm de longueur chacun (assortis ici au tissu à fleurettes de la couverture). *** Etape n°2 *** *** Etape n°3 ***

5 Ways to Turn Zippers into Awesome Arm Candy UPDATE: By popular demand, Zipper Bracelet Kits ($15) and readymade Zipper Bracelets ($20) are now available in the Brit + Co. shop! You know we love turning unconventional materials into wearable accessories. Today, we’re tackling zippers! We figured out 5 simple, beautiful ways to create bracelets, cuffs, and bangles out of metal, plastic, and repurposed zippers. Materials: - zippers - E-6000 quick hold contact adhesive - velcro or snap buttons - leather crimps + clasps - Tools: needle nose pliers, sharp scissors First thing to do is get your zippers! 1. These bangles are sweet, and have a definite friendship bracelet vibe. Use colored zippers for these, in whatever colors you like. Attach cord ends so that you can add a clasp and loop. 2. For this one, you’ll want a zipper with some contrast. We chose a black zipper with gold teeth. 3. This one is silly simple! Get a zipper with a more interesting material like denim. 4. 5. Last, the wrap bracelet! And that’s a wrap (hehe!).

Travel Duffel – PDF Pattern | - Hundreds of Patterns for Making Handbags, Totes, Purses, Backpacks, Clutches, and more. by StudioCherie Everyone has a duffel bag, but not everyone has a gorgeous duffel bag! Now you can sew up your own custom travel bag. Use your duffel bag for weekends away and you will find it perfect for two who travel light or one who likes a lot of choices (i.e. when you bring three pairs of shoes.) Blend Fabric 1 yd Cuts (Magic Garden) Bagmaking Techniques: Mother's Day Sewing Like this: Like Loading... Related

How to make a tote bag Here is a simple way to make a tote bag. The best part it is even reversible. You might also like to make a zippered pouch to go with your new tote! You will be surprised at how easy it is to put in a zipper with this zippered pouch tutorial. You will need: 2 pieces fabric 13 1/2 inches X 14 inches (outside) 2 pieces fabric 13 1/2 inches X 14 inches (lining) 1 piece 4” X about 44″ long 1. 2. 3. 4. Cut four pieces fabric 13 1/2 inches X 14 inches. Sew lining fabric right sides together on three sides and also outer fabric right sides together on three sides. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Finished! You might be interested in making a matching pocket tissue holder and zippered pouch to go with your tote! The fabric is from Heather Bailey. Bloom: Raw-edge layer cake quilt tutorial This is quite possibly the quickest quilt you will ever make! Mini 10" quilt 'sandwiches' are sewn together with a 1/2" seam. The seams are clipped to give some great 'cuddle-up' texture. For a 54" x 63" (6 x 7 squares)quilt you will need: 1 x layer cake or 42 x 10" fabric squares 2.9 metres (3.25 yards) backing fabric, 112cm wide1.4 metres (1.5 yards) fusible batting, 240cm wide0.4 metres (15") binding fabric I chose to add an extra row to my quilt by cutting a further 6 fabric squares from my stash. For a 54" x 72" (6 x 8 squares)quilt you will need: 1 x layer cake or 42 x 10" fabric squares 6 extra 10" squares from your stash3.1 metres (3.5 yards) backing fabric, 112cm wide 1.6 metres (1.75 yards) fusible batting, 240cm wide 0.45 metres (17") binding fabric The fusible batting I used was Hobbs Heirloom Cotton Fusible Batting, 2.4 metres wide. Cutting: Cut the backing fabric into 10" squares. Cut the fusible batting into 9" squares. Construction:Lay a 10" backing square on your ironing board.

Sugar & Spice Bag – PDF Pattern | - 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 Bagmaking Techniques: Mother's Day Sewing Like this: Like Loading... Related