Saturday, June 17, 2017

More Sew Together Bags

The Sew Together Bags all have three zipper pockets, and four open pockets which are held together by a long zipper that forms the handle.
There are many uses for these bags, some of which are sewing supplies, makeup, jewellery, you name it! It's great for travel or home. The size is approximately l0" x 5" x 5". There is a mini version of this bag which has only 2 pockets. I hope to make a few of these as well.
Three are orders, with the striped one being extra. I just really liked the fabric. The top bag on the left is a custom order. The lady chose her own fabrics, favoring the color blue. I think she did an excellent job!
I've really enjoyed making these bags, having completed four in the past week. I have one more custom order to post, and will do so on completion.
The tutorial can be found on CRAFTSY.
(My published post went out, and everything was scattered. My apologies! Hope this one comes through properly).

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

WHEELCHAIR BAG TUTORIAL

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This is one of my Tester's bags.  She made some changes, and most were actually options.  She opted to make the bag with only two straps.  The four panels which make up the front, she made into one piece for the front, and one piece for the back.  She also added ties on the bottom.

 While she was cutting,  she said at one point she wasn't paying attention, and cut  the wrong size for the pocket.  Instead of it becoming a scrap, she added it as a pocket to the back of the bag.  This was not originally in the tutorial.  What she has done is turn a wheelchair bag into a walker bag!  How cool is that!

I really appreciate this lady and her willingness to test.  She not only made a lovely bag, but used her own creative ideas to make something for a friend.   There's nothing like having someone make something lovely from your pattern/tutorial.

The tutorial can be purchased at CRAFTSY!

Wheelchair Bag Tutorial



I've revised the Wheelchair Bag Tutorial, changing the front page, and adding and subtracting some instructions, as well as   pictures.  I've also had it tested . One of the testers made the bag with just one piece for the front and one piece for the back instead of the panels.  It looks great.  I do give the instructions for choosing this option as well.  She also made it with two straps, rather then the three.

  I hope you like it.

 The mini tutorial, which is included, (dark blue bag) is slightly different in that it has a larger gusset,  a bottle tab so your water/juice won't spill, and an elastic front pocket from one side to the other.   I divided it into two pockets.

 Measurements are important, since this bag will not fit all wheelchairs.  It's dependent upon the size of the wheels.

The  tutorial can be purchased on CRAFTSY



Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Carry-It-All-Hipster Bag with Recessed Zipper




To those wondering where this tutorial is, it is coming!  I'm redoing the whole tutorial using a different  fabric all throughout, and adding the recessed zipper tutorial as well as the back flap instructions.  I've also made a few revisions to the  tutorial. It all takes time.  I do apologize to those who have been waiting.

This is the Carry-It-All Hipster Bag with a recessed zipper.

The front of the bag has a long, deep  zipper pocket across the front from one side to the other, as well as a smaller flap pocket.

The back has a large pocket, which extends from one side to the other, and it is a few inches shorter in height.  I added a tab for increased security as you can see in the picture.  I quite like the look..

The inside has an open pocket the width of the bag, and I divided it into two.  There's plenty of room, even though it's not a large bag.

I will also give a free tutorial to everyone who purchased the other Carry-It-All Hipster Bag with the flap.

Recessed Zipper Tutorial for Beginners

Finally!  This 14 page Recessed Zipper Tutorial for Beginners is finished.  It includes step by step instructions as well as detailed pictorials. This was made specifically for beginners.

There are many tutorials, but this is the method I opted to use.

 I recommend following the step by step instructions, and looking at the pictorials as you go.

This tutorial shows only how to sew and add a recessed zipper to the bag lining.  The lining instructions are then followed according to the bag pattern you are using,  I used a 4" wide recessed zipper, which to me is quite wide, but at the same time shows you clearly how it looks once finished.  Your measurements will depend on your boxed corners as well as your preference!

This tutorial can be found on CRAFTSY.

Any questions, please contact me at lindaspears49@gmail.com or mslindaspears@yahoo.ca
Here's some pictures of my testers projects!  I think they did an exceptional job.