I've made a foldable shoe bag that can be used to stash runners for the gym or can even be folded into a little shopping bag for emergencies. I've lined the bag with oilcloth so I can wipe out any dirt that might accumulate on the bottom of my shoes and flake off into the bag.
Learn how to make the Jordy Bag – a fully lined, roomy tote. This simple and clear illustrated tutorial takes you through all the steps to make your own bag, including instructions on how to do a basic appliqué. You can add pockets, change the closure or modify the size for a custom tote bag that you can proudly call your own.
This giant pool tote avoids the hassle of multiple bags since it’s big enough to fit everything you need! Made with oilcloth and a vinyl lining, you won’t have to worry about sand or mildew and the wide straps keep the weight of the bag from digging into your arm. Add in that you can make it in just a few simple steps, and you’ll have your favorite bag made in no time!
This Be Mine quilt is a fun throw size quilt to make, and using Cotton + Steel’s Ombre Pigment fabric is a great way to create an ombre effect with the hearts. This is also the time to break out or build up your stash of black and white quilting cotton. You can also use solid fabric for the background, but the scrappiness of the black and white fabric is a lot of fun.
The HST, or Half Square Triangle, is an essential building block used in many traditional quilt designs. We love to make a bunch and have fun arranging them in our favorite designs! This Sewing 101 is perfect for both traditional and modern quilters – and instructions are given for 5” finished squares.
This easy DIY was upcycled from an old fake leather purse, but can easily be made with new leather or other heavier fabrics too. The loop on the back allows it to easily attach to any belt you have on hand, making this the perfect camera case / fanny pack / hands free purse.
One of the most iconic perspective designs is the tumbling blocks. It´s fairly easy once you get the trick and makes such a cool visual effect! Plus, you´ll be able to use all those long strips of fabric that most of us keep and don´t know what to do with. The effect is created by weaving the strips and thus it´s like creating your own fabric block.
The Waterfront Park Pleated Tote is a fun sewing craft that uses leather, rivets, interfacing, and of course fabric to make a fabulous finished purse that you will love carrying around! With hidden pockets and a re-purposed belt, you’ll adore the little details this sewing tutorial provides.
Zipper clutches are always a favorite sewing project, they can be used for so many things! The perfect date night clutch, a lovely handmade gift, a travel jewelry holder, make up case – you name it! Add scalloped leather to the bottom, in GOLD, and you now have zipper clutch perfection.
Here's a fun tutorial for you - just in time for trips to the beach, the park, and all those other fun summer outings that require a lot of STUFF to be packed. And don't let the size intimidate you - this bag can be sewed up in no time! But if you like the look of a smaller bag, just decrease the cutting sizes, and these simple instructions are easy to use for any size bag.