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.

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.

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.

This is what we call a statement bag. It’s specifically designed to make the best use of a fabric collection’s boldest, brightest colors and motifs. There’s a free pattern for the unique curved “wave” pockets on the front and back.

A tropical print exterior and natural rope handles give this small box tote its beachy beauty. Perfect for sunny day outings and easy enough to make in a single afternoon. Buy new fabric or check out your stash for ideas.

Often seen in woven straw, crocheted yarn or macrame, vintage style round handle bags like this are a classic. Our pleated, semi-circle design features a soft upholstery fabric with a large, bold motif. Includes a free pattern.

Special accents are the perfect touch for a professional bag finish. This terrific tote has rivets securing the straps, jean buttons on the side pockets, cool metal grommets, western style pocket flaps, and twin needle topstitching.

We used Tabby Road by Tula Pink, a purrrrfect collection to flaunt your feline love, but you get to choose your own best fabric combo. Our free pattern download gives your bag the unique curved shape with its flat bottom.

Hardware is usually categorized on the functional side of sewing. For this project, we moved it into the fashionable category; grommets/eyelets and rivets create a striking starburst design on the bag’s solid color front.

You’ll need to read more to see why this bag is named after Winnie The Pooh’s pal, Christopher Robin. In the meantime, you can see the bag’s exterior is done in quilted corduroy and the front flap has very cool closures.

Combine stunning fabric with a unique handle and you can create your own signature designer style handbag for a fraction of boutique prices. Look at home décor fabrics for especially unique motifs and textures.

Wave tucks are a fun and unique way to add a textural focal point to any size bag. Before you start to panic, this technique does not require a bathing suit or a surfboard; all you need is your sewing machine... and a desire for style! You'll create alternating strip panels to form the base
Sometimes you need a lot of carrying space... sometimes just a little. This versatile bag will give you the best of both worlds. Opened up to its full 18" height, you have a full-size tote with riveted carry handles. Fold over the top and use the shoulder strap to create a compact, purse-size carryall. This
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Red Leather. Read that out loud three times fast. (Go ahead... I'll wait) Hard to do isn't it? Now try Red Faux Leather. Much easier, isn't it? Not only is it easier to say, faux leather is much easier to sew with than the real thing. We really enjoyed designing and creating this elegant handbag
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