Thursday, December 7, 2017

Flip Flop Messenger Bag - Free Pattern

The roomy Flip Flop Messenger bag has a loose structure and measures 16" w x 18" h x 4" deep. 

This particular bag is made with either strips of fabric or with your larger prints.

The pattern is considered appropriate for a intermediate sewer.

Melissa Peda of 100BillionStars's Pattern Store is the designer.

You can find this FREE pattern at CRAFTSY!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


JADE is a medium sized bag with a recessed zipper! it has a zipper pocket, slip pocket and a pleated pocket!  Size:  12"W x 10 1/2"H  x 4 1/2" D.

It's a fast, easy pattern!  It can be made using cottons, denim, decorator fabrics, cork or faux leather.

A great pattern for the confident beginner to intermediate sewer.

The designer of this FREE pattern is Lizzie Schaffner of Moments Designs!  You can find this pattern on CRAFTSY.

Monday, November 27, 2017


These are a few pouches made for a craft sale!  They are super simple and fast to make.  They're ideal for credit cards, appointment cards, lipsticks and /or coins!

Instructions:  1/8" seams    Size:  Approx. 9"l. x 5 1/2"w. Rectangles (2)  Tab:  1"w. x 2 1/2"l.

  1.  If adding a tab on the pouch, now is the time to make one.
  2. Cut two rectangular pieces of fabric the length and width you want the body to be. (both the same size).
  3.  Add batting to the wrong side of the one outer piece. 
  4.  Place the two rectangular pieces right sides together.  I used a small saucer plate on the one  end to make the curved end .
  5.  With right sides together, sew around the entire piece, leaving about a 2" opening on the bottom  straight end.  
  6. Turn the two rectangular fabric pieces right side out through opening, and press. Turn in the seams of the 2" open area so  they line up with the rest of the seams.  Press. 
  7.  Sew across the this bottom using a 1/8" seam, closing the open area.  
  8.  Fold the bottom piece up so you have the depth of the pocket you want. 
  9. Fold down the flap to make sure it looks in proportion to the bottom.  Place a few pins in the       bottom piece to secure it in place.  
  10.  Pin or tape your tab in place, with the tab sandwiched as in the picture.
  11.  Start on one side and sew all around the entire piece using 1/8" SA, with the bottom area folded and pinned in place.
  12. The tab is folded in half , then outer edges in towards the  center, fold the two pieces together.  Sew down the open side, fold in half lengthwise.
  13. Add the snaps.

I used Kami Snaps on mine.    I just pinched the bag in half, marking the halfway point, then added the male part of the snap on the flap, and the female on the bottom.  All done! 


Friday, October 27, 2017


This is another Sunshine Wristlet  using navy cork  and cotton fabric.  It's a FREE pattern offered on CRAFTSY.

I 've added a shoulder strap to the bag as well as  6 card slots inside.  I left the back of the card slots open, so it's a slip in pocket which can hold a cell.  There's also a zip pocket, so lots of room for your essentials!

Instructions for the card slots and the slider are:

Clemantis Card Slot Pocket Hack.   by Debbie Hunker.  Debbie also has a tutorial on the Clematis, and shows how to attach the shoulder strap near the ends of the zipper, so the D rings aren't standing out on the side of the bag!

Adjustable Strap Tutorial by Betz White

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Free Sunshine Wristlet Pattern

Here's a great pattern called the Sunshine Wristlet.  I've only made one, but I love the design and hope to make more!! The lining fits perfectly, and the inside zipper pocket is just the right size.    The wristlet size is 10.25"W x  7.25"H.

 I also love the fact that it takes very little fabric, and it's a fairly easy sew!!  It's also free!

You can find the free pattern on Craftsy, so check it out HERE!!  It is sure to make a lovely Christmas gift!!