Bags and totes should be functional, right? After all, their job is simply to help you carry stuff. But here at S4H, we believe they should also be fashionable. This sweet shoulder bag has plenty of features to fulfill its organizational duties combined with fun fabric, eye-popping webbing, and quilted texture to keep it fashionably
Fabric shopping bags are a green alternative to plastic, and so much prettier! As the second project in the ongoing SIY-Sew It Yourself!™ series we’re doing in partnership with Jaftex, we’ve created a set of two fabric totes in a handy shoulder sling style. These large, soft totes fold down into their own matching wrap-and-tie
Designer fabric is amazing and the variety of colors and motif styles is endless, but sometimes… working with a solid color can be dramatic in a different way. It allows the lines and details of a bag’s design to shine, like the pleats, curving sidewall, front flap, and twin needle stitching on this black linen

We love the vintage vibe of this dual carry tote.Thicker fabric and topstitching detail work together to provide a perfect blend of softness and stability, and to show off the power and precision of our Janome studio machines.

This cool carryall can be worn as a backpack, crossbody, or carried by hand. Study canvas is combined with bright sport nylon plus extra accents in the faux leather base, webbing, and mesh. Don’t worry; those zippers are easy.

Who says functional can't also be fabulous?! This generously-sized tote is a perfect carryall for everything from daily chores to weekend getaways. The popular pattern originally debuted “way back when” on the S4H site and was then updated to be featured in our debut Bags & Totes book. We’ve now brought it back, making it

One bag done three ways! It’s fun to see how a basic bag can evolve. This is the third version of our Trio, featuring straight line quilting across the upper panels, plus an adjustable, detachable strap and zippered front pocket.

Our Bright Spot Tote series shows one bag project done 3 ways on three different machines. Our basic big, bold design finishes at a generous 16” x 16” x 7” with clean lines and layered structure accented with precise topstitching.

You might not be traveling far at the moment, but a handsome, go-everywhere tote is a wonderful addition to your collection any day! A subtle monogram is the finishing touch that really makes the project your own.

We paired a décor weight exterior with a standard weight cotton lining. Then we calmly meditated on the easiest instructions with the most stylish details. The result guarantees good karma for all who tote this tote to class.

These box totes are sewn up in 100% linen so they have a wonderfully soft slouch. Each bag features three coordinating solid colors set against one another in big, bold blocks both inside and out.

For tiny treasures, holiday treats, gift cards, and more, our Vinyl Pouch Trio is a wonderful “green gift wrap” solution. Use them now to add some handmade cachet to this year’s gift giving. Recipients can re-use them later to hold business cards, as a mini wallet or turn the Large pouch into a travel toiletry

Our elegant cinched evening bag miniaturizes the classic bucket shape. We selected two of the most popular special occasion fabrics: a velvet with a gorgeous drape and silk dupioni with its crisp, slightly textured finish.

Go Hands Free! We put a number of Janome specialty presser feet to use to handle the thicker layers, piping application, and seam finishing. Using the right foot for the job always makes a project faster, easier + more professional.

The front of a bag is a bit like a blank slate. We started with a gorgeous metallic linen, then added a quilted windowpane grid, and finally, arranged twelve tone-on-tone yo-yos as the perfect dimensional accent.

Tall and slim, this handsome messenger bag is a casual, fun style that’s great for everyday and anywhere you need to go. It works well for either guys or gals. An exclusive PDF pattern bundle in our Etsy shop.

If we must say so ourselves (and sometimes we must), these little coin purses are about as adorable as they come! Not only do they get five stars on the cuteness chart, they are super easy. Make one for yourself (because you deserve it!), then make a bundle for your friends. They are the perfect
Goody, goody gumdrop! This cute zippered clutch combines several of our favorite embellishments: ribbon, beads, and tassels. Extra long zipper-pull charms are on-trend this season. They can add a bit of bling to any bag, but are an especially fun accent for this clutch with its bright colors and playful pattern. Of course, it's always
The most basic box bottom bag becomes a top-notch Halloween Treat Bag thanks to three Frightful Faces made from Dritz Iron On Patches as well as a few bits and pieces from your own scrap stash. Not trick-or-treating? They’re fun as indoor décor too. Iron-on Lettering personalizes each bag and a sturdy 1” Belting handle
Hold it together! On particularly busy days, I mutter this under my breath repeatedly. And on those days, sometimes it seems like the only thing keeping everything together is spit and baling wire. Thank goodness we can rely on Aurifil thread to keep our sewing projects together, which means we should always have it at
Plenty of room, lots of pockets, PUL lining, adjustable strap... this diaper bag has it all. Plus, most importantly for a bag that's your constant companion for months: it's GREAT looking! In fact, it might be hard to give up this pretty bag once your baby has become a more compact traveller. We used a
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