Friday, July 12, 2019

Cute Checkered Tote - free tutorial!!

What a cute tote from Better Homes &'s actually a quilted backpack with loads of room for all your essentials plus!!  The tutorial is free!


A super on-line fabric shop I just discovered a few weeks ago is the  STUDIO 39 FABRICS.  There's a variety of lovely fabrics, and  shipping starts at $4.95 in Canada. 

The site is so organized and easy to follow!  If you're looking for some fabric at a reasonable price, this is the place!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Sunshine Wristlet

The Sunshine of my favorites!  I recall saying the same thing about the last three or four bags I've made.  This one is made of denim and cork, and the lining is 100% cotton.  I've added six card slots on the inside, plus left the back of the card slots open to store those extra cards seldom used. The inside zipper pocket is large enough for whatever essentials you carry.  I've added an extra pocket overlay over the zipper pocket.  The bag is approximately 10 1/2" w x 7 1/2" h x 2 1/2" d.  The shoulder strap is adjustable.

This one is for me.  I've never made a bag for myself  The bag I'm using now is approximately 11 years old.  Some ladies change their bags every outing or season, but not me!  I like the familiar!!😁

 The lining fits perfectly and  has small white polka dots on a navy sweet!  The Sunshine Wristlet is a free pattern by Bagstock Designs.  You can find it HERE!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Everyday Tote Bag - Earrings matching

Here's some earrings that match the bag I just finished...the Everyday Tote by Bagstock.  I love making these earrings.

Have you  made any bags lately?  If so I'd love to post them  along with an introduction!  Just e-mail e-mails at the top of the page, right side.  This bag is for sale.  (No! SOLD)

Saturday, July 6, 2019


The Rose Fabric Bag Tutorial  is available for purchase on BLUPRINT,  along with my other bag tutorials.  

It's a very versatile bag, suitable for  beginners with some sewing knowledge or the go ahead and do it gal. 

Friday, July 5, 2019

Everyday Tote - Bagstock Designs

At last, here's the Everyday Tote by Bagstock Designs.  The bag was made at 85%, and is the perfect size.
The inside has a large zipper pocket, and two open pockets.  The outer bag has a back zipper pocket to secure your essentials.  It would be easy to make this into a over the shoulder bag, but I don't think it's necessary with the straps the length they are.  The bottom was very easy to sew, and if you need help your first time sewing a rectangular bottom in, You Tube has a video to simplify things.  It is called Attaching the Bottom Panel to the Everyday Tote by Brittany Lynch.  You can find it HERE!  This is a great pattern at a reasonable price!

More Earrings

More handmade earrings!  I love making these! 

Far left:  leather

Middle:  leather

Right:  cork