This is a pattern hack of the Sew Sweetness Honeymooner Suitcase sewing pattern, from the book Big-City Bags. The modification to the pattern is for luggage straps and a mesh zippered pocket! While this tutorial is free, you’ll need to pick up Big-City Bags for the pattern in order to complete the rest of the bag.
If you’ve picked up my Ansel Camera Bag sewing pattern, I’ve put together a free tutorial in case you’d like to add a handy zippered mesh pocket to the lining side of your lid. This is really quick and easy to do, and great for storing small items like sd cards, lens cap, camera manual, etc.
….I am addicted to making bags and lately I have discovered my love for faux leather and decorator fabrics!
Happy weekend! I just wanted to share with you a pillow tutorial that my friend, Kim, made using my Jungle Ave. fabrics. This pillow is for my booth at Quilt Market, less than 2 weeks away. And who doesn’t love scrappy binding! She told me yesterday that she is not hand-sewing any more binding for me on any more pillows. I guess the rest of my pillows will be made the “lazy-ass way”. Haha, totally kidding (if you know me, I am *all* about lazy). 🙂
Hello there and thanks for stopping by! Today, I have a surprise (hey, it was a surprise to me too) FREE bag sewing pattern. I haven’t written a bag pattern that I can share since my Bag of the Month Club pattern last month. I am always so freakishly obsessed with writing patterns with tons of detailing (flap pockets, panels, hardware, etc.), that I thought…why not write a fun and quick pattern that is also appropriate for a confident beginner? This pattern can be sewn up in about 3 hours and has only 1 pattern piece to print out.
Hi, I’m Katy from The Littlest Thistle, and I’m so happy that Sara invited me back for another year to Purse Palooza. This year I thought I would listen to my blog readers (in exchange for them listening to me rabbiting on all the time) and review a nice, easy bag pattern, in this case the Tohoku Tote by Cheri from I Am Momma Hear Me Roar.
I am so excited to be one of the guest posters for the 2013 Purse Palooza! Today, I will be reviewing the Right Turn Bag by Anna Maria Horner in collaboration with Janome. If you are a fan of AMH, you know her fabrics are simply stunning. Earthy, vibrant and unique are words that come to mind when I read her blog or look at her work. And not only does she design fabrics, she also needlepoints, sews and quilts!
|Me in my Sewing Summit Zippers class – shot by Faith from Fresh Lemons Quilts. See, zippers *can* be funny.|
I have tried to word the steps so that they can be applied to most any bag or pattern that you are working on. If you need additional help adding a zipper to particular bag that you know the dimensions of, please feel free to drop me a line anytime at email@example.com
The following will be covered in this post:
1. Top Zip (such as for a zippered pouch)
2. Zippered Panel (like in a 3-dimensional bag where you sew the exterior and lining independently)
3. Zippered Pocket (I’ll show you 2 different ways to do it)
4. Invisible Zipper
2. Zippered Panel
1/2 yard lining fabric
1/3 yard accent/strap fabric
1 yard Pellon® SF101 Shape-Flex
1 yard Pellon® Nature’s Touch 100% Natural Cotton Batting
1 1/8 yards Pellon® Wonder-Under Tape (or use scraps from yardage)
4 metal o-rings (2″)
|Sawyer Bag made by Erin of www.justplainlovely.com|
2. Open up the bottom left-hand corner and use your fingers to push it into a triangle, aligning the seams. Measure and draw a horizontal line that is 1 1/2” down from the point. 3. Sew along the line that you just drew. Trim the seam allowance to 1/4”. 4. Repeat Steps 2-3 for the right-hand corner. 5. Repeat Steps 1-4 for the Lining Main Panels, leaving a 6” opening at the bottom of the Lining Main Panel for turning the bag right side out later on. Trim the seam allowance to 1/4”. If you are inserting the magnetic snap, please do so at this time. It should be centered and 1/2” down from the top of each panel. 6. Turn the exterior right side out. Slide the lining over the exterior so that they are right sides together. Sew completely along the top edge. 7. Turn your bag right side out through the opening in the lining. Either fold the opening in 5/8″ on each side and topstitch closed, or slipstitch the opening closed by hand. Topstitch along the top edge using a 1/4” seam allowance. Press the bag well for a nice, finished look.
And you’ve finished! If you have any questions about this pattern, feel free to e-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you happen to make one, please enter it into my Flickr Group, I’d love to see it!!!
Edited: I apologize for the inconvenience, this pattern is no longer available.
Well, surprise surprise! I received the news via a friend yesterday that they saw my project in the October/November 2012 issue of ‘Sew News’ magazine. I knew the magazine was due out soon, but I hadn’t heard anything since I turned in my stuff back in February, so as it got closer, I admittedly got a bit anxious…did they like the project? Had they decided to leave it out? You know, just those things you second-guess about.