Sewing Bags
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…

Feature :: Drawstring Bags for Bag Making Essentials

Looking for a quick make in the run up to Christmas? I have designed this simple drawstring bag for Bag Making Essentials issue 3 It’s a simple make that only involves straight line sewing so it’s perfect for confident beginners or those looking for a quick make. In this edition of Bag Making Essentials I also show you how to print…

Clutch Bag for Sew Now Issue 2

Feature :: Framed Evening Clutch for Sew Now

Have you checked out the new sewing magazine, Sew Now? It’s a new title from Practical Publishing focusing on fashion led projects. I’m so pleased so say that Issue 2 features my first project for Sew Now. I have made an evening clutch that uses a slide in metal frame. My first project for @sewnowmag, a slide in frame clutch…

Feature :: Nautical Tote Bag for Bag Making Essentials 2

Despite what the weather might be telling you outside, it’s summer and the children are off school! eep! I have a busy summer coming as my mum is visiting from Australia for four weeks (hurrah) and whilst she is here we may even squeeze in a little trip to the seaside….we have family in Devon so we have the perfect excuse!…

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