My favorite tips for using decorative stitches
My favorite tips for using decorative stitches
Tutorial: Machine Wrapped Cording
Tutorial: Machine Wrapped Cording
Free Tutorial – How to make a Fabric Tray
Free Tutorial – How to make a Fabric Tray
How to Sew Beads onto Fabric so they don’t fall off
How to Sew Beads onto Fabric so they don’t fall off
Create One-of-a-Kind Bags and Purses using Digital PhotoArt
Create One-of-a-Kind Bags and Purses using Digital PhotoArt
Conversations with my grandmother
Conversations with my grandmother
Embellishing with Fabric Yo-Yos
Embellishing with Fabric Yo-Yos
An alternative to pinking shears – pinking rotary blades
An alternative to pinking shears – pinking rotary blades
Need a quick weekend project? Try Some Fabric Beads
Need a quick weekend project? Try Some Fabric Beads
Make a Temporary Teflon Sewing Foot
Make a Temporary Teflon Sewing Foot

How to Add a Standard Lining to a Tote Bag

How to Add a Standard Lining to a Tote Bag

Adding a lining to a tote bag makes the bag stronger, adds structure and shape and also improves wearability. A drop-in lining can be easily sewn into a pre-made tote bag, but if you're in the process of making a tote bag that needs a lining, this can also be easily...

An Elegant Version of Sally’s Bag

An Elegant Version of Sally’s Bag

One of the most fun parts of designing new bag patterns is making the samples, and what I've found over the years is that you can easily change the look of a bag to make it look elegant, casual or fun, just by changing the fabric, adding embellishments, and making...

10 Free Sewing Patterns for your Technology

10 Free Sewing Patterns for your Technology

What better way to celebrate bags and purses than to share some of my favorite free sewing patterns and tutorials from around the internet, so here's ten of the best free sewing patterns for your eReaders and gadgets. 1. Etui Bag This is a compact bag design is ideal...

How to Add a Drop-in Lining to a Simple Tote Bag

How to Add a Drop-in Lining to a Simple Tote Bag

Simple tote bags are quick and easy to make and making them from one layer of fabric is the perfect choice if they're only going to be used to carry light items. For carrying heavier items, bags need a little more strength and this can be achieved by adding a lining....

A Sneak Peak at my New Bag Pattern – Sally’s Bag

A Sneak Peak at my New Bag Pattern – Sally’s Bag

This pattern which will be available very soon, is called Sally's Bag. Named after Sally Brown (Charlie Brown's sister) because the style of the bag reminded me of Sally's hairstyle which flips up at the ends. So if Sally Brown ever carried a bag, this would be it....

10 Free Zipper Pouch Patterns

10 Free Zipper Pouch Patterns

What better way to celebrate bags and purses than to share some of my favorite free sewing patterns and tutorials from around the internet. 1. Tribal Fold Over Pouch A simple foldover pouch creatively embellished with 3d foil glue and foil. 2. Ruffle Zipper Pouch A...

How to Make a Rigid Bottom Insert for your Bag

How to Make a Rigid Bottom Insert for your Bag

Adding a rigid bottom to a bag adds shape to the bag and helps to strengthen and stabilize the base. Items can then be arranged more easily, and heavy items can be carried without putting too much stress on the bottom or side seams. Adding a rigid bottom to a bag is...

10 Free Tote Bag Patterns

10 Free Tote Bag Patterns

What better way to celebrate bags and purses than to share some of my favorite free sewing patterns and tutorials from around the internet. Here's ten of my favorite free tote bag patterns. Click through, grab your favorite fabric and get sewing! 1. Organizing Tote...

How to Sew Box Corners on a Bag … then make them Creative!

How to Sew Box Corners on a Bag … then make them Creative!

Adding box corners to a bag creates a bag that has a flat bottom and which gives it shape and provides dimensional space for holding items without the sides bulging out of shape. It also allows the bag to stand up depending on the type of fabric used. This tutorial...

Simple Tie-Dye Technique for the Super Simple Tote Bag

Simple Tie-Dye Technique for the Super Simple Tote Bag

Simple styles of fabric bags offer the perfect canvas for adding embellishments and surface design, and today I'm showing you one of my favorite ways to create color and visual texture on fabric using a circular tie-dyeing technique and a pre-made fabric bag! Supplies...

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