January’s New Pattern Make ~ The Kristin Bag ~

I like to try new bag patterns once a month if I can squeeze in the time.  Sometimes they are from new to me designers, other times they are from designers I enjoy.  This month I am sharing a pattern from iThinkSew called The Kristin Bag.  To see previous months reviews read March,  February , January, and November, or type in ‘Pattern Reviews’ in the search bar to read more! The Kristin Bag is a PDF pattern that is sent to you immediately after {Read More}

February Bag Review – Poolside Tote by Noodlehead

I have had this pattern for nearly 2 years and FINALLY got it out during a recent cold snap and started working on it.  This pattern was originally part of the 2014 Bag-of-the-Month subscription but you can find it on Anna’s site, Noodlehead. I own all of Anna’s bag patterns so I knew I’d have no trouble sewing it up.  Her pattern pieces, directions and supplies are always well written and easy to follow.  The Poolside Tote is very large {Read More}

My Winter Backpack & Carryall

After I finished my newest tutorial, The Zippered Bag Strap, I had a great new zippered strap with no bag to attach it to!  I knew I could whip up something fast on my own but instead I grabbed Handmade Style by Anna Graham and started cutting out the Double Zip Wallet and Gingham Tote patterns. The unique zippered section on the front of this tote is what drew me to this pattern first (there is also a rounded version).  But me {Read More}

Introducing: The Smile and Wave Tote Bag !

I am so excited to be sharing the release of The Smile and Wave Tote Bag, an original PDF pattern by Betz White!  I have been testing with Betz for awhile now and LOVE her patterns. Here is my SAWTB tester tote! The Smile and Wave Tote is tote designed to spend the day at the beach or pool . With strong straps and a wide opening, there is plenty of room for large beach towels, toys, lotion, you name it!   {Read More}

Large Diaper Bag

A few weeks ago I found a pre quilted piece of fabric at our local Jo-Ann’s.  It was so pretty and unique I bought the last 2 yards of it. (It was on clearance too!) I took it home and pulled out my college textile books to see if I could ID the fabric.  I couldn’t. From what I can tell it has a look and feel of starched linen, but has a sheen that tells me it has some {Read More}

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