A bold bow makes a dynamic fashion statement on a small pouch. Our unique slip-thru pleated band is a clever way to clutch this clutch. Slide one hand behind the band and grab onto the bottom to carry. In our Etsy Shop.
With a slim silhouette and two deep pockets, this pouch is a go-to accessory that can go-anywhere. We used waterproof canvas bound in fold-over elastic. It’s a beginner-friendly project, but one that can add to your sewing skills.
Wide wale corduroy is a top trend. Although it’s most often a choice in the garment category, we knew it would also make a gorgeous tote. We chose a solid ice white corduroy with bright cotton for the lining and striking webbing
Whimsical Tula Pink fabric and eye-popping Tula webbing is paired with a solid faux suede for the upper trim and the clever front flap that covers deep, double front pockets. The lightly quilted texture keeps it fashionably fabulous.
Fabric shopping bags are a green alternative to plastic, and so much prettier! We created a set of two totes in a handy shoulder sling style that folds down into a matching wrap-and-tie carrying case. An SIY-Sew It Yourself™ project.
A solid color lets the lines and details of a bag’s design shine, like this tote’s pleats, curving sidewall, front flap, and twin needle stitching. The pleated pockets expand to drop in your items, but when empty, pop back flat.
We took a classic, box-style zippered case and embellished it with a blend of Sashiko style straight stitching and Sashiko style machine embroidery. Learn the techniques to simulate this beautiful handwork tradition with your machine.
We love the vintage vibe of this great back-to-school, dual carry tote. Thicker fabric + topstitching detail work together to provide a perfect blend of softness and stability, and to show off the power and precision of Janome 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 a faux leather base, webbing, and mesh. Don’t worry; those zippers are easy.
Now you can have your bag match your mood. We used the flexibility and functionality of our Janome studio machines and accessories to help create a trio of striking straps that clip on and off a single camera style shoulder bag.
This adorable zipper pouch is all about the gorgeous Renaissance Ribbons. We show you how to stack and stitch them in place. A peek-a-boo vinyl insert through the center lets you see what’s inside your pretty pouch.
Who says functional can’t also be fabulous?! This generously-sized tote is perfect for everything from daily chores to weekend getaways. You’ll love the two carry options and the top inset zipper. Exclusively in our Etsy shop.
Face masks are still required in most spaces. Keep one handy in its own carrying case. This cute and colorful zip pouch is designed to hold a favorite face mask or two plus additional protective supplies in the outside pleated pocket.
Size, style, features, and functionality all come together in this popular, mid-size duffle. It features precision Janome sewing techniques, bold fabric, pretty piping, and dramatic decorative stitching on the straps.
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.
This tote trio series is all about showing how one project can be done multiple ways to create a variety of finished looks. We love the brights colors, custom monogram, and decorative stitching featured on this happy version.
Our Bright Spot Tote series shows one bag project done 3 ways on three different machines. The basic big, bold design finishes at a generous 16” x 16” x 7” with clean lines and layered structure accented with precise topstitching.
A sleek, soft bag in a traditional curved shape with both carry handles and an adjustable shoulder strap. This “New Classic” has timeless lines but with an upstart edginess that adds just the right infusion of fun.
Originally designed for Valentine goodies, these mini gift bags are just as perfect for the holiday season. Change up the fabric and appliqué shapes and you’re set. We used burlap and cotton with ribbon forming the unique side ties.
We give you all the tricks to get the perfect shape and structure for this trendy bucket bag, including interfacing specs, a grommet template, even a circular base pattern. Soft upholstery fabric is perfect for the exterior.
A large clear vinyl pocket on one side can display finished Valentines. Two pockets on the other side, one with a colorful snap-flap, can hold paper, pencils, stickers, and more. Lots of uses for Valentine’s Day and beyond.
Keep your purse more organized! By loading up the essentials into this multi-pocket pouch, all you need to do when changing bags is to switch the organizer from one to the other. Much easier and faster to find everything.
Can you ever have too many zip pouches? We think not! This pretty curved design is long and narrow – a classic “pencil case” style perfect for its namesake utensils as well as make up, toiletries, notions, and more.
Whether you’re traveling near or far, our handsome, go-everywhere tote is a wonderful addition to your packing plans. 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.
To keep your lips moist and protected from the elements, your best defense is a good offense: constant swipes from your trusty tube of lip balm. Make sure that tube is always handy with our key ring cases. A great gift idea.
An ideal Winter blend of two wardrobe staples: plaid flannel and crisp denim. The slight teardrop shape and soft construction gives it a signature slouch that’s as everyday comfortable as your favorite flannel shirt and jeans.
These box totes are sewn up in 100% linen so they have a wonderfully soft feel. Each bag features three coordinating solid colors set against one another in big, bold blocks both inside and out.
For tiny treasures, holiday treats or gift cards, this clear-view trio is a “green gift wrap” solution for the holidays. Recipients can re-use them later for business cards, as a mini wallet or turn the Large pouch into a toiletry bag.
Perfect for holiday parties: an elegant cinched evening bag in a mini bucket shape. We used two of the most popular special occasion fabrics: velvet with a gorgeous drape and silk dupioni with its crisp, slightly textured finish.
For the holidays and beyond, these classic zip pouches – with brilliant colors and detailed embroidery, are sweet as a set or individually. Get the instructions as well as the three custom machine embroidery designs in our Etsy shop.
One of our most popular project categories is the Zip Pouch, because you simply cannot have too many in a variety of sizes and styles. Here we combine pretty cotton at the top with a see-through bottom in flexible vinyl.
So many great features on this backpack – from the wraparound zipper to the adjustable shoulder straps to the six handy pockets. Our signature step-by-step instructions and photos take you through each section in detail.
Go Hands Free! We put a number of Janome specialty presser feet to work to handle thicker layers, piping application, and seam finishing. Using the right foot for the job always makes a project faster, easier + more professional.