I’d like to introduce you to the Locked and Loaded Bag sewing pattern, available as! This is a large bag that many of my pattern testers have deemed a confident-beginner bag (the lining zipper pocket is what possibly carries it over into the intermediate level). The pattern features templates needed to make the pattern, 12 pages of sewing instructions, as well as 27 full-color step-by-step photos.
The guest post today is from Bree of My Crafty Crap. I had the excitement of meeting Bree and her handsome son, Cooper, last month at Quilt Market. She had a super cute Noodlehead bag with her…Bree definitely knows about making bags! Check out her blog for more fun projects!
I’m so excited to be sharing the Mabel Messenger from Jenna Lou Designs with you today! I’d say this is probably one of my favorite bag patterns.
Welcome to the 2nd purse pattern review of the day! This review comes to you courtesy of Lindsay from Lindsay Sews and also Craft Buds. Craft Buds is particularly awesome because you can find tips on sewing projects, weekly sewing-related giveaways from across the internet, and more! Lindsay also has a pattern shop!
The Jane Market Bag by Rosy Little Things is a downloadable PDF sewing pattern that costs $6. The designer, Alicia Paulson, has created a cute grocery tote that is great for showing off coordinating prints. You can use up to three different fabrics for the exterior and a different print for the lining.
I have put together a fun event to get you sewing a purse for the summer! Here’s how it works:
1. Every weekday in June, I have 2 amazing guest bloggers scheduled to share with you a purse sewing pattern review. The review will contain detailed information about what they thought about the sewing pattern, modifications they made, what kind of interfacing they used, and more! Get inspired!
This is my contribution for the Amy Butler Sew Along. Want to join in? It’s not too late!!
So, I finally got back on the wagon and cracked open my copy of Amy Butler’s Style Stitches book again. I took a couple months off, but I had the fabric for this bag cut out since the beginning of the year, so I thought it would be a shame not to complete it.
I made this duffle bag for my Daddy for Father’s Day. I didn’t get a chance to give it to him yesterday, though, because I was sick. 🙁 I used the Simplicity 2600 sewing pattern that I got at Joann’s for $1 (their rotating pattern sales), and the pattern is all travel items that are quilted. I quilted it in a rather large diamond pattern (straight-line quilting on the straps), in an effort to make the quilting look as minimal as possible…I didn’t want it to look feminine like a Vera Bradley bag.
I finally got around to making the Buttercup Bag free sewing pattern from Made by Rae. This bag is everywhere, let me tell you. Not a month goes by where I don’t see that someone in blogland has made a new Buttercup Bag! It’s so great that this pattern is available as a free tutorial. The other day, my husband told me that our daughter needed a ‘mini-me’ purse, and I had exactly the pattern in mind to use for her bag.