The Misty Bag combines patchwork technique and faux leather accent to elevate its look. This bag can be dressed up or down, and you may play around with the patchwork, or modify the fabric choices according to your own taste.
Finished bag Measurements : Approximately 10" x 10" x 3" (25.4 x 25.4 x 7.6 cm)
Front Zipper Pocket
2x internal slip pockets
1x internal zipper pocket
I hope you enjoy this project. Happy Sewing!
The Blooms convertible bag is a refreshing new bag pattern for your to make. This bag has enough features to be functional and versatile, you can wear this full size for larger capacity, or wear it in "fold-over" style for smaller, more compact look.
Finished bag measurements (approximate)
Full Size : 14" x 14" x 4" (35.6 x 35.6 x 10 cm)
Fold-over size : 14" x 10" x 4" (35.6 x 25.4 x 10 cm)
1 x external zipper pocket
1x external slip pocket
Magnetic snap closure
1x internal zipper pocket
3x internal slip pockets
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Watch the full video tutorial on my Youtube channel.
The Dewy Crossbody bag is a lovely bag for you to make and wear this spring/summer.
1x Front Zipper Pocket
1x Front Slip Pocket with magnetic snap closure
Recessed Zipper Closure
2 x internal slip pockets
Finished bag measurements : 11" x 11 1/2" x 3" (28 x 29.2 x 7.6 cm)
The fabric that I used for this project is from the French General's "Tres Jolie" line by Moda fabrics.
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I hope you enjoy this project. Happy Sewing.
Many of you have made and really enjoyed the cellphone wristlet pouch that I shared earlier this year, so I decided to design another one, with more pockets, and an adjustable crossbody strap instead of wristlet.
Finished purse measurements :Approx. 4 1/2" x 7 1/2" (11.4 x 19 cm)
Top zipper opening : Approx. 3 3/4" (9.5 cm) wide
2 Front zipper pockets
1 External Slip pocket (at the back)
As usual I shared the full video tutorial on my Youtube channel.
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The mini crossbody bag project is a fun, fat quarter friendly project for you to sew. I love the compactness and the functionality of this darling little bag, which just enough to carry your necessities such as cellphone, small wallet, sunglasses, face covering, keys, chapstick, etc.
Finished bag measurements : 8” x 7” x 1“ (20.3 x 17.8 x 2.5 cm)
Front zipper pocket
Back exterior pocket with magnetic snap closure
Interior slip pockets
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The Quilter's "So Organized" Bag is a great bag to organize, store and carry your sewing / quilting supplies and notions. This will also make a great little project caddy, by keeping the bag open, on your working table, to organize your tools and supplies.
Finished bag measurements : 12.5" wide x 4.5" tall x 5.5" wide (when it's closed).
3x Zipper pockets
4x compartments (between the zipper pockets)
Adjustable Strap (detachable)
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Hope you enjoy this project. Happy Sewing!
UPDATE : THERE ARE SOME CORRECTIONS THAT I NEED TO NOTE DOWN FROM THE VIDEO
At 13: 47 , I stated that you need to trim the zipper to measure 11", please disregard, it should be 12" long instead
At 16:50 , I wrote to cut the strap anchors 3" long, please ignore that, the measurements should be 2.5" long, as stated on the cutting instructions.
At 20:02, I said to measure 3 and 1/4" from the edge of the fabric, it should've been 3/4" instead.
Here's another project incorporating improv style "quilt as you go" method. This crossbody bag is a darling yet functional little bag, great for your daily adventures. Feel free to experiment with different colors, prints/solid. This project will also work great with heavier weight fabric such as canvas, denim, and linen.
Finished Bag Measurements : Approx. 11.5" x 10.5" x 1.5"
Scrappy front pocket (improv style - quilt as you go) piecing
2x internal slip pockets
1x internal zipper pocket
Watch the full video tutorial on myYoutube channel.
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Here's a new project for you if you want to take your bag making adventure to a new level. This bag is all you need to carry your laptop, books, folders, binders, etc. Great to be used as office bag, college bag, teacher's bag or for traveling or business trip, when you need to carry your laptop with you.
Dimension : Approx. 17" x 12.5" x 4"
- Zipper closure
- Adjustable strap
- Front zipper pocket
- Large compartments to store up to 15" laptop, folders, binders, books, etc
- Zipped pocket divider (can be used to store the laptop charger)
- Padded pocket for smaller size laptop or tablet
- 3 internal slip pockets
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Click the button below to download the cutting diagram and brief written instructions.
and of course watch the video tutorial on my Youtube channel, for detailed demonstration.
Here's a new bag for you to sew to use up some of your fat quarters collection. The Dahlia bag is a charming bag to be added to your bag collection.
Some of the features that this bag has :
Front Zipper pocket
Recessed Zipper closure
3 internal slip pockets
8" drop Handle straps
The finished measurements of this bag is approx. 12.5" (wide) x 10" (tall) x 5" (deep). The use of foam stabilizer (soft and stable), gives this bag a great structure without being too rigid.
I posted the full video tutorial on my Youtube channel, that you can watch here, you may scroll down below for the list of supplies, cutting instruction, and written instruction.
Fabric A,B,C, 3x Fat quarters (or 3x 1/4 yard of fabric)
2/3 yard cotton lining fabric
3/4 yard fusible woven interfacing (20" wide)
29" x 13" sew in foam stabilizer (I recommend By Annie Soft and Stable)
Fusible Fleece (or batting) 34" x 2"
Adjustable Strap (I used ready made) *If making your own strap, cut a 50-60" x 4" fabric; or you can also use webbing strap
1" D rings (2x) 1"
swivel hook (2x) *if making your own strap
1" adjuster slider *if making your own strap
~Front Exterior ~
From fabric A : 14.5" x 7.5" (1x)
From Fabric B : 14.5" x 2" (1x)
From fabric C : 14.5" x 5" (1x)
From Fabric B : 14.5" x 7" (1x)
From fabric C : 14.5" x 7" (1x)
From Fusible Woven Interfacing : 14.5" x 13.5" (2x)
From foam stabilizer : 14.5" x 13" (2x)
~Front Zipper Pocket~
From fabric A : 9" x 15" (1x)
From fusible woven interfacing 9" x 5" (1x)
From fabric B: 17" x 4" (2x)
From Fusible fleece 17" x 2" (2x)
From Fabric C : 6" x 4" (2x)
From lining fabric 12" x 5" (2)
~Zipper tabs ~
From lining fabric 3" x 2" (2x)
From lining fabric 14.5" x 13.5" (2x)
From lining fabric 14.5" x 12.5" (1x)
front exterior layout
Back exterior layout
1. Sew the front and back exterior pieces with 1/4" of seam allowance, press.
2. Apply the fusible woven interfacing on both the front and back exterior pieces.
3. Apply the fusible woven interfacing on the upper top part of the front zipper pocket.
4. Draw the zipper template on the wrong side of the front pocket piece.
5.Lay the pocket piece, on the right side of the front exterior piece, 1" down from the top (centered the position), sew along the perimeter of the zipper template.
6. Cut the center line and the corner triangles of the zipper template (be careful not to cut through the stitches)
7. Turn the pocket piece to the wrong side, press.
8. Apply basting tape on the edges of the zipper tape, peel the top layer off.
9. Position the zipper template on the zipper, sew all around the edges.
10. Trim the excess zipper off, fold the pocket in half, sew along the sides and top with 3/8" of seam allowance.
11. Place the foam stabilizer on the wrong side of the exterior pieces, (you can baste with spray basting, then sew the sides and bottom edges with 1/4" seam allowance.
12. Draw and cut 2.5" squares on both bottom corners of your exterior pieces.
13. Lay the front and back exterior right sides together, sew with 1/2" seam allowance.
14. Box the corners
15. Apply the fusible fleece on the wrong side of the handle straps pieces (center the position)
16. Fold the strap in half, press, fold the edges towards the centerfold, press, fold everything in half, press (you should end up with 1" strap) repeat the same with the other piece.
17. Sew along the side edges with 1/8" of seam allowance, starting from the open edge.
18. Mark 1" from both ends of the strap, pinch the strap in half, and sew with 1/8" seam allowance, starting and stopping at the 1" mark.
19. Mark 3.5" from the side seams of the bag, place the strap right by the mark, secure with some sewing clips, then sew with 1/4" seam allowance. Repeat the same with the other side.
20. Prepare the strap anchors. Fold the shorter sides of the strap anchors towards the wrong side 1/2", press, fold the longer side in half, press, fold the edges towards the center fold, press.
Fold everything in half, press. Your strap anchor should end up measuring 5" x 1"
21. Sew all around the edges with 1/8" seam allowance
22. Feed the strap anchor through the d-ring, sew as close as you can to the d-ring.
23. Measure 1" down at the side seams, place the strap anchor aligning the highest point of the d ring with the 1" point. Secure in place with a pin or basting glue, then sew 3 straight lines to secure the strap anchor in place. Repeat the same with the other one.
24. If making your own strap, this is the time to do it.
25. Sew and apply the zipper tabs to the end of the zipper.
26. Fold and press the zipper panels the same way as the strap anchors. Your zipper panels should end up measuring 11" x 1" (make sure both panels are the same size).
27. Apply basting tape on the edges of the zipper tape, both wrong side and right side.
28. Insert the zipper tape to the fold of the zipper panel, sew the sides and the bottom edges with 1/8" of seam allowance
29. Repeat the same with the other side.
30. Fold the slip pocket piece in half right side together, sew with 1/4" seam allowance, press the seams open, turn the pocket piece inside out, press, and top stitch along the upper top.
31. Divide the pocket piece into 3 slots, mark with disappearing fabric marker.
32.Lay the slip pocket on the right side of one of the lining, 4" down from the top. Sew on the marking lines, the sides, and the bottom as well.
33. Lay the zipper panel on the right side of the lining 1.5" down from the top, aligning the center point of the zipper panel with the center point of the lining. Sew with 1/8" seam allowance.
34. Repeat the same with the other side.
35. Assemble the lining exactly the same way as the exterior shell, leaving about 5' of opening at the bottom.
36. Turn the lining piece right side out, and turn the exterior piece wrong side out.
37. Insert the lining into the exterior shell, secure them in place with some sewing clips, then sew with 1/2" seam allowance.
38. Turn the bag inside out, top stitch along the edges.
39. Sew the opening hole close.
40. Give the bag a good final pressing, attach the adjustable straps, and you are done!
You may notice that I seldom use other fabric than cotton quilting fabric for most of my bags. The reason is simple...I'm a quilter, and I always have quilt fabrics in my stash, plus, I simply love the abundance of gorgeous prints and colors that quilting fabrics tend to offer.
However, this year I'd like to explore various different fabrics, those that are heavier in weight, with different textures, yet still can be sewn with domestic sewing machine.
So I went to Joann, and after roaming around their home decor fabric section, I found this plaid canvas in blue and beige shades and thought ...Bingo!! This is exactly what I want for my next bag project. I also needed an accent fabric, so I picked this duck canvas in brown color.
Other than canvas fabric you may also use denim, linen, lightweight leather/faux leather, and of course quilt weight fabric.
I posted the full tutorial on my Youtube channel, or may also continue scrolling to read the written instructions.
Fabric A (main fabric): 1/2 yard Fabric
B : 1/4 yard Lining fabric 1/2 yard
*based on 45" width of fabric
Fusible fleece 17" x 14.5" (2x)
Peltex 70 sew-in interfacing 11" x 3"
Fusible woven interfacing 12" x 4"
Zipper and hardwares
Purse zipper (at least 16" long)
All purpose zipper (for the pocket) at least 7" long
1" d-rings (2x)
1" swivel hooks (2x)
1" adjuster slider
Basic Sewing notions
Front & Back exterior
From fabric A : 17" x 12" (cut 2x)
From fabric B : 17" x 3" (cut 2x)
Front and back lining
From lining fabric : 17" x 14.5" (cut 2x)
From Fabric B : 12" x 4" (cut 1x)
From Lining Fabric : 11" x 3" (cut 1x)
Internal slip pockets
From lining fabric : 17" x 7" (cut 2x)
From lining fabric : 10" x 9" (cut 2x)
From fabric B : 3" x 2" (cut 2x)
From fabric A : Cut 5" x 4" (cut 1x)
Cut a 4" strip measuring about 50"-60" long
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1. Cut your fabric pieces according to the above cutting instructions
2. Sew the front fabric A panel with the front Fabric B panel with 1/4" of seam allowance, press, repeat the same for the back exterior.
3. Apply the fusible fleece on both front and back exterior (center the position)
4. Lay the slip pocket pieces right side together, sew with 1/4" of seam allowance, press, turn the pocket inside out, press again, top stitch along the top edges.
5. Use fabric marker to draw 2 lines to (6" from both ends of the pocket), position the pocket on the right side of the lining, 4" down from the top, then sew along the marked lines, and the bottom edges of the pocket.
6. Sew the zipper pocket, you may watch the tutorial here.
7. Apply the interfacings to the bottom gusset; layout the peltex on the wrong side of the gusset, then lay the fusible woven interfacing on top of the peltex glue side down, then fuse them in place (the woven interfacing will seal the peltex in place).
8. Trim your purse zipper to measure exactly 16" (from one end to another)
9. Fold the edges of the zipper tabs 1/4", press, then fold in half (meeting the folded edges), press
10. Insert the edges of the zipper into the fold of the zipper tab, all the way in. Sew along the edges with 1/8" of seam allowance, trim excess fabric of the zipper tabs.
11. Prepare the strap anchor, fold it in half widthwise, press. Open the fold, fold the edges towards the center fold, press. Fold everything in half, press (you should end up with a 5" x 1" strip.
12. Sew the side edges of the strap anchor with 1/8" of seam allowance, cut the strip in half.
13. Fold the end of the strap 1/2", press, do the same with the opposite end, then proceed the fold and pressing method the same way as the strap anchors. Sew all around the edges with 1/8" of seam allowance. Attach the hardwares (the swivel hooks and the adjuster slider)
14. Lay the front exterior piece right side up, lay the zipper right side down (center the position of the zipper, there should be 1/2" gap on both sides), lay the lining right side down, secure the sandwich with some sewing clips then sew with 3/8" seam allowance.
15. Separate the zipper from the fabric, press, then topstitch.
16. Lay the back exterior right side up, lay the zipper right side down, lay the lining right side down, secure everything with fabric clips then sew along the edges with 3/8" seam allowance. Separate the zipper from the fabric, press, then topstitch.
17. Feed the strap anchors over the d-rings, position them 2.5" from the top edge, sew with 1/4" of seam allowance (do not sew the lining)
18. Separate the exterior from the lining (make sure to unzip your zipper at least halfway, secure the sides with some sewing clips; make sure to match the zipper seams.
19. Start sewing from the top of the exterior, with 1/2" seam allowance. When starting, you want to position your needle next to the zipper tab (make sure not so sew over with)
20. Then sew from the top of the lining (simply continue the previous stitch line), again making sure your needle wouldn't bump into the zipper tab.
21. Sew the opposite side the same way.
22. Find the center point of all 4 sides of the bottom gusset by folding it in half then make a little notch with your scissors.
23. Match the side seams of the bag then cut some notches at the center points.
24. Attach the gusset the the bottom of the bag matching the notches first, then sew with 1/2" of seam allowance.
25. Sew the lining gusset the same way, leave about 6" of opening to turn the bag inside out.
26. Turn the bag inside out through the opening hole.
27. Sew the opening hole close
28. Attach the strap
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