Tutorial: Triangle zippered pouch in 3 sizes

Tutorial: Triangle zippered pouch in 3 sizes

Jill from Creating My Way To Success shows how you can make these fun triangle zippered pouches.  Her tutorial gives dimensions to make them in three sizes: a larger pouch that could hold …

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Tutorial: Monogrammed tote bag

Tutorial: Monogrammed tote bag

Jenn from Sweet T Makes Three shows how you can make this pretty monogrammed tote bag.  It’s a sturdy bag (made from two layers of duck fabric, plus interfacing), and roomy, too.  Based on her cutting …

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Beach-bag-main-1Marni from Haberdashery Fun shares a tutorial at Momtastic showing how to make this beach bag with cord straps.  It’s easy to make – just a simple rectangular tote with cording and jumbo eyelets for straps.  The size she shows …

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Tutorial: Sling library book bag

Tutorial: Sling library book bag

We make good use of our public library during the summer.  Becky from Patchwork Posse guest blogs at Skip To My Lou with a tutorial showing how to make this sling library book bag that …

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Free pattern: Modern Curves Tote Bag

Free pattern: Modern Curves Tote Bag

The Modern Curves Tote Bag is a free pattern from Remona from The Stitching Scientist.  The front of the bag is pieced in a curved design, and has a zippered pocket off to one side.  The …

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Tutorial: Take Note notebook wallet

Tutorial: Take Note notebook wallet

Jenelle Clark of Echinops & Aster shares a tutorial at Imagine Gnats showing how to make her Take Note notebook wallet.  Inside the wallet is a pocket that will hold a 3.5″ x 5.5″ Moleskine (or …

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Tutorial: Make purse ring straps, plus a cutting guide for different size rings

Tutorial: Make purse ring straps, plus a cutting guide for different size rings

Ring tabs are often used to attach a purse strap to a bag.   Most bag sewing patterns and tutorials will give instructions for making them, but the …

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Tutorial: Padded travel laptop case

Tutorial: Padded travel laptop case

Rebecca from Our Busy Little Bunch guest blogs at Bear Creek Quilting Company, showing how to make a padded bag to carry your laptop.  This bag is built for travel!  It has long straps so …

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Free pattern: Anna Cross Body Bag

Free pattern: Anna Cross Body Bag

Bari J. from Bari J. Designs shares a free pattern at Sew, Mama, Sew! for making her Anna Cross Body Bag. It’s a good sized 12″ h x 11″ wide rectangular purse, with a beautifully shaped …

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Tutorial: Carry It All Tote Bag

Tutorial: Carry It All Tote Bag

I bet you can figure out why Melissa from Melly Sews and Blank Slate Patterns calls this her Carry It All Tote.  She made it to carry to SNAP conference earlier this year, but not that …

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Tutorial: No-sew punch dot leather glasses case

Tutorial: No-sew punch dot leather glasses case

Kate from See Kate Sew shows how you can make this punch dot leather glasses case, with no sewing required.  The punched  polka dot pattern on the flap is a fun, modern detail.  …

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Tutorial: Totes Adorbs tote bag

Tutorial: Totes Adorbs tote bag

Kristy from The Diary of Dave’s Wife shares a tutorial at Eighteen 25 for making this tote bag that is Totes Adorbs.  It even says so in oversized letters cut from transfer vinyl.  Made from canvas …

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Tutorial: Recycled jeans backpack

Tutorial: Recycled jeans backpack

Amy from Joyful Daisy shows how to make this awesome recycled jeans backpack.  It’s made from a patchwork of fabric scraps and pieces cut from old jeans. Jeans pockets become pockets on the outside, as well as in …

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Tutorial: Fold over messenger bag

Tutorial: Fold over messenger bag

Remona from The Stitching Scientist shares a tutorial for making this cool fold over messenger bag.  She used different fabrics for the front and the back, so she can change the look just by flipping it around (and …

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Tutorial: Railroad Tote

Tutorial: Railroad Tote

The Purl Bee shares a tutorial for making their Railroad Tote, a roomy bag made railroad denim.  There is a simple elegance to the striped fabric.  Or for a different look, try a bold home dec print. Finished dimensions are 12″ …

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