Tutorial: Insulated lunch box

Tutorial: Insulated lunch box

Can you believe it’s nearly back-to-school time again?  Amber from Crazy Little Projects shares a tutorial showing how to make an insulated lunch box that would be perfect for toting lunches to school. Or, use it …

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Tutorial: Make a new bag for a folding camp chair

Tutorial: Make a new bag for a folding camp chair

The bags that hold folding camp chairs get a lot of wear.  If you use your chair very  much at all, it won’t be long before the bag has rips …

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Free pattern: Turning Japanese bag with cutout metal handles

Free pattern: Turning Japanese bag with cutout metal handles

Deby from So Sew Easy shares a free pattern for making her Turning Japanese bag with cutout metal handles.  The metal cutout handles are so cool!  I hadn’t seen handles like …

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Bag22Lori Burrow from I Sew Cute shares a tutorial at Sew, Mama, Sew! showing how to make a set of matching tote bags for a child and a doll.  They’re made with a sturdy denim fabric and have pockets on …

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Tutorial: Quilted file pouch

Tutorial: Quilted file pouch

Nicole from Modern Handcraft shares a tutorial at The Sewing Rabbit showing how to make a quilted file pouch that’s perfect for back to school.  The large zippered pouch will keep your papers and files organized, …

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Tutorial: Wet swimsuit bag

Tutorial: Wet swimsuit bag

It’s no big deal to take a swimsuit with you to the pool.  Just tuck it in your pool bag.  But on the way home, that suit will be wet!  Sara from Alice and Lois shows …

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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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