Sewing Bags

Tutorial :: Lining an All Around Gusset for a Bag

Today on the Sewing Quarter I'll demonstrate a sweet little shoulder bag designed by Minki Kim. The pattern originally appeared in Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine. The team at Sewing Quarter thought that the pattern would make a good project for the show, and they were right! It's such a sweet little bag and is a great pattern for showcasing a…

Fringed Shoulder Bag for Love Sewing issue 39

Feature :: Fringed Faux Leather Shoulder Bag, Love Sewing issue 39

The editor of Love Sewing magazine commissioned me to create a fringed shoulder bag. What an exciting challenge! I had a bit of a search around online for some fringe and I found this great copper coloured faux leather trim from my fabrics.com. They also sell it in silver and black. I paired the copper fringing with a beautifully soft…

Tool for making your own piping

Tutorial :: How to Make Your Own Piping

Adding piping to a project can really set off what you are making. It's great for defining the edges on cushions and bags and can add a nice touch when dressmaking. You can of course using pre-made bias binding, but it's so much nicer to make your own to either completely blend in, or even better to totally contrast the…

Cross Body Clutch for Bag Making Essentials

Feature :: Fold Over Clutch for Bag Making Essentials 4

I love bag designing so I was delighted when the editor of Bag Making Essentials asked me to come up with something  for a forthcoming issue. I love cross body bags as they are just so convenient so I set to work designing something that I thought everyone might like. I spent some time looking around online for some suitable materials and…

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