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.
We give you all the tricks to get a 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.
You can’t sit and sew home décor projects all day long. Sometimes you need an exercise break … but not a break from style. We paired a décor…
An ideal 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.
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…
Asymmetrical means having two sides or halves that are not the same. Throwing in an interesting angle or unique texture can take your project to the next level. This design started with our idea for the cool fold-over closure.
A unique satchel with the feel of a mail carrier’s bag. This taller and thinner style can be carried with the double looping handles or worn crossbody with a detachable shoulder strap. Don’t forget the cool fussy cutting!
Big totes are great for big jobs, but sometimes, a compact purse is all you need. This little zip pouch has room to hold the necessities plus a little extra. Fold down the top, sling it over your shoulder, and you’re good to go.
For this unique shoulder bag, a purchased skinny belt becomes the strap and a large, monochromatic embroidered medallion adorns the front pocket as well as the lining pocket, creating a secret pop of pretty on the inside.
Our tall drawcord duffle is the perfect project to showcase a merry-go-round of color. A ring of metal grommets allows the top of the bag to cinch closed with its own matching drawcord and slider. Great for grads!
It snaps closed and opens wide to carry a pair of shoes, a change of clothes, and all the extras you need to get back to your workout routine. The lining is water-resistant ripstop nylon so you can toss in damp items.
Got something to say? This is a messenger bag with a real message! We used iron-on letters to create our FACT – FICTION phrase. Button flap pockets and a cool closure are just the start of the hardworking style.
We took the sophisticated styling of an adult carryall and scaled it down to kid-size. Feeling like kids have all the fun? Want your very own mini vintage satchel? Simply lengthen the strap and you’re good to go.
The beauty of ribbons always makes a statement. When paired with solid color fabric, they get others talking as well. This small shoulder bag features a full flap created from seven gorgeous Jacquard ribbons stitched side-by-side.
When was the last time you wanted to give your handbag a hug? This faux fur bucket bag is a great combination of structure and softness in the perfect smaller size. Its easygoing style can be dressed up or down.
Crisp white + pops of color: that’s the plan for Spring. This versatile tote opens wide (full 6” depth) or cinches down to a handy tapered top. The two-part lining pulls up to form a clever drawstring cover, protecting the contents inside.
Our bold, full size messenger bag is a true show-stopper. We fussy cut a classic Pendleton® wool fabric for optimum dramatic effect. The dense softness of the wool creates a stable bag without any additional interfacing.
Channel your inner Scout. Our canteen-style bag has a great retro look in a classic outdoorsy fabric combination, We even added appliquéd patches. Patterns included for the round exterior panels and matching curved pocket.
Make a bold statement as you stroll the open air markets of France – or these days, perhaps just while wearing a mask in the aisles of your local grocer. The bag is a lovely blend of unique trim, dramatic fabric, and fussy cutting.
If you’re brand new to bags, this is a super quick and easy project to kick off your experience. It starts as one long panel, then folds up with finished seams inside and out. Dive into your scrap stash for your best bold prints.
This fast and easy project is excellent for young kids or anyone just learning to sew. Classic bandanas on the outside, denim on the inside, and bound all around with layered webbing handles. Add a mini pom tassel for extra fun.
We used barkcloth in bold tropical prints for our dramatic totes, but other mid-to-heavyweight substrates would work too. The generous size makes it perfect as a market shopper, everyday carryall or even a diaper bag alternative.
We used two cool closures for our pair of shoulder bags. One design, two looks. There’s a curving side gusset to add structure and a uniquely curved flap accented with piping. It’s all done with standard weight cottons!
Make a classic messenger brief in a slightly smaller size: 15″ x 10″ x 2″. There’s an inset zipper top, a front zippered pocket, and standard pockets along the back and in the lining. Lots of excellent options for storage.
Sometimes extra-cute is exactly what you need. With its casual style and small size, this zipper pouch is great for both kids and adults. Clever side loops act as channels for the adjustable-with-knots straps.
It earns our Sewing Survival emblem because the construction is fast and easy, but without sacrificing any style! You can make this beautiful bag in an afternoon, learning straight seams, topstitching, and boxed corners.
If you’re sewin’ and you know it… clap your hands. Show your sewing pride with these fun machine embroidery patches. Free downloads are included in six popular formats. We used Sulky 30wt cotton for a perfect matte finish.