The lanyard ID wallet is a fun, functional, and giftable little project for you to make. This little wallet comes with an ID slot (that can fit credit card size ID), a zipper compartment to keep extra cards or credit card, and a little zipper pocket to hold a chapstick, lip balm, or some coins, plus a keychain to hook your keys.
Finished wallet measurements : approx. 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" (11.4 x 9 cm)
Strap drop : 18" (45.7 cm)
Here's a duffel bag tutorial that so many of you have requested. This is a medium size duffel bag that is quite roomy, yet not overly large. Perfect for a weekend trip, short vacation, etc.
Finished bag measurements : Approx. 18 1/2" (w) x 8 1/2" (h) x 9" (d) (47 x 21.6 x 23 cm)
1 external front zipper pocket
1 external front slip pocket
2 external side slip pockets
1 external side zipper pocket
3 clear vinyl internal slip pockets
1 internal zipper pocket
Handles and adjustable strap
Note : when you print the template, make sure that you print it at "actual size", DO NOT "fit" or "scale" your printer setting.
I divided this tutorial into 3 videos
Part 1 : Bag exterior, side panels, handles - watch it here
Part 2 : Bag Interior, assembly - watch it here
Part 3 : Sewing the strap cushion - watch it here
Disclaimer : This post may contain affiliate links, which means I receive a small percentage of commission when you make a purchase of qualifying items through any of those links. Thank you for your support!!
I hope you enjoy this tutorial, Happy Sewing!!
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
This post contains affiliate links; I receive a small percentage of commission when you make a purchase of qualifying products through any of those links with no additional cost. Thank you for your support!!
Here's a lovely little wallet project for you to sew. This small bifold wallet, is a basic, minimalistic wallet, yet very functional with enough compartments to keep your cash, cards, some coins, parking ticket, etc.
I created men's version and women's version for the fun of it. The constructions are literally the same, only differences are the fabric choice, and the additional button flap closure for the women's version. Although both designs are quite unisex, so choose as you please :).
Finished wallet measurements 4" x 4" (10.2 x 10.2 cm)
3 card slots
1 zipper Pocket
1 cash slot
2 additional compartments
Button flap closure (if opt one)
Hope you enjoy this project. Happy Sewing!
This darling hobo bag is lightweight, yet quite deep and spacious. Great to be used as a beach bag, shopping bag, overnight bag, etc.
Finished bag Measurements : 16" (widest bottom) x 13" tall x 7" deep
As usual I posted the video on my Youtube Channel, and you may also get the PDF cutting diagrams and brief instructions by clicking the button below.
Disclaimer : This post may contain affiliate links, which means I earn a small percentage of commission when you make a purchase through those links. Thank you for your support!
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)
This post may contain affiliate links; I earn a small commission if you make a purchase of qualifying items through those links with no additional cost. Thank you!
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.
Bellow are some recommend products to make this project (Amazon Affiliate Links, Thank you for your support)
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
Disclaimer : This post contains Amazon affiliate links, thank you for your support!
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.
Today I'd like to share 3 adorable foldable bag projects. These bags are lightweight and can be folded into compact size, yet quite roomy and functional. Great for traveling, or to keep in your purse/ car as spare bag.
Finished bag measurements : Approx. 19" x 14.5" x 4.25"
Folded measurements : Approx. 7" x 4"
Finished bag measurements : Approx. 14.5" x 14" x 5"
Folded measurements : Approx. 5" x 3.5"
Finished bag measurements : Approx. 17" x 16" x 5"
Folded measurements : Approx. 7" x 3.5"
I broke this project into two part series on my Youtube channel that you may watch below.
Today I'd like to share this cute drawstring bag project with you. This bag is pretty spacious yet lightweight and so much fun to wear. Great project bag for a knitter or crocheter, also great for your daily errands, grocery, or as a spare bag when traveling.
The finished measurements of this bag is approx. 12" wide (bottom), 13" tall, 5" deep, the widest point when the top is expanded is about 15". This bag comes with a zipper pocket, 2 slip pockets, and magnetic snap closure.
I posted the full video tutorial on my Youtube channel, you can go ahead and watch it here, or keep reading for the written instructions.
Let's get started !
Fabric 1,2,3,4 : 4x Jelly Roll Strips (2.5" wide strips cut from the width of fabric)
Fabric 5 (accent fabric) : 1 Fat Quarter or 1/4 yard of fabric
Fabric 6 (straps, casing, drawstring): 1/3 yard of fabric
Fabric 7 (lining) 1/2 yard of fabric
Fusible fleece (thermolam) / batting : 17" x 33"
Fusible Woven interfacing : 1/6 yard
1 set of Magnetic Snap closure
1 all purpose zipper (at least 7" long)
Basic sewing and quilting notions
-Feel free to mix and match your fabric in more or less variations.
-If using one solid fabric for the exterior (no patchwork), you will need 5/6 yard of fabric
Panel A : 17" x 3" (cut one from fabric 5)
Panel B : 17" x 6" (cut one from fabric 5)
Panel C : 17" x 8.5" (cut one from fabric 5")
Fusible fleece/ batting : 17" x 16.5" (cut 2x)
From fabric 6 : 27" x 4" (cut 2x) ; you may increase the length if you want longer straps
Fusible woven interfacing : 26" x 2" (cut 2x)
From Fabric 6 : 16" x 3" (cut 2x)
From Fabric 6 : 44" x 2" (cut 2x) ; from the width of fabric, do not trim the selvage ends
Lining : 17" x 16.5" (cut 2x) from the lining fabric
Slip Pockets : 9" x 8" (cut 2x) from the lining fabric
Zipper Pocket : 10" x 9" (cut 2x) from the lining fabric *Link to the zipper pocket tutorial here
Note : If using solid fabric (no patchwork) cut the exterior pieces the same measurements as the lining pieces.
1. Sew all the jelly roll strips together with 1/4" of seam allowance. Press.
2. Trim the selvage ends, measure 17" and cut (make 2x) you should end up with 2 panels measuring 17" x 8.5"
3. Lay out the front exterior panels as shown in the picture below, sew with 1/4" of seam allowance, press.
4. Lay out the back exterior just like shown in the picture below, sew with 1/4" of seam allowance, press.
5. Layer the front and back exterior pieces with batting, quilt. If using fusible fleece, fuse it to the wrong side of your fabric
6. Cut 2.5" square notches on both bottom corners to box the bottom of the bag.
7. Lay the front and back exterior pieces right side together, sew the sides and the bottom with 1/2" seam allowance.
8. Open the bottom corner, match the seams, sew with 1/2" seam allowance, repeat the same with the opposite side.
9. Apply fusible woven interfacing on the wrong side of the strap pieces.
10. Fold the short ends of the straps the wrong side 1/2" , press, fold the strap in half, press, fold the side edges towards the center fold, press, then fold everything in half, press. Sew all around with 1/8" of seam allowance, repeat the same with the other one.
11. Position the strap as shown below, draw the stitch line, then sew. Repeat the same with the opposite side.
12. Fold the short end of the casing 1/4", press. Fold one more time 1/4", press. Repeat the same with the opposite end, sew with 1/8" seam allowance.
13. Fold the casing in half, press. Repeat the same with the other one.
14. Place the casing on the right side of the front exterior piece, aligning the raw edges, center the position of the casing. Secure them in place with some sewing clips, then sew along the edges with 1/4" of seam allowance. Repeat the same for the back exterior.
15. Fold the drawstring strip in half, press. Fold the edges towards the center fold, press. Fold everything in half, press. Sew all around with 1/8" of seam allowance, repeat the same with the other strip.
16. Prepare the lining pieces, cut the 2.5" corner notches the same way as you did the exterior pieces.
17. Lay the slip pockets pieces right side together, sew all around with 1/4" seam allowance leaving about 3" of opening to turn the pocket inside out.
18. Clip the corners (be careful not to cut through the stitches),Turn the pocket inside out, fold the raw edges from the opening towards the inside 1/4", press, then topstitch along the top edges.
19. Position you pocket on the right side of one of the lining, about 3.5" down from the top, center the position. Pin them in place. Divide the pocket in to two slots by drawing a straight line mark on the center point of the pocket, then sew on the center point mark, the sides and the bottom of the pocket.
20. Sew the zipper pocket. Follow the exact same steps as in this video
21. Install the magnetic snap closure
22. Assemble the lining exactly the same way as the exterior, leaving about 5" opening at the bottom.
23. Turn the exterior shell wrong side out, turn the lining right side out; Insert the lining into the exterior shell (the right sides of the lining should be touching the right sides of the exterior.
24. Secure them in place with some sewing clips, sew with 1/2" seam allowance.
25. Turn the bag inside out through the opening hole, press along the top edges, then top stitch. Sew the opening hole close.
26. Attach one of the end of the drawstring with a safety pin, then thread the drawstring into the casing using the safety pin to guide it through. Repeat the same with the other side.
27. Even out the drawstring, then secure them together by tying a tight knot.
Give your bag a final pressing, enjoy!
© Yoan Sewing Studio | All Rights Reserved