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.

Freshen up for spring outings with a fabulous tote you can use for farmers’ markets, retail therapy or just as a new everyday bag. 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.

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 summer afternoon. It finishes at just 12” x 9” x 5” – not too big, not too tiny, just right to carry over the shoulder, over

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.

We love looking for ways to use decorative stitching. It can add just the right pop of embellishment to a project. This striking oversize clutch provides the perfect large, solid surface for concentric rings of stitching applied with the Janome Circular Sewing Attachment in a bold, 9mm stitch width. Vary the fabric palette, the coordinating

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.

This slouchy shoulder bag is fast and easy but with a very stylish finish. We spotted the adorable corduroy pear print from our friends at Cloud9 Fabrics and knew it would be perfect for a casual tote. A mid-weight canvas in a coordinating solid adds extra stability for the base and strap, and the smooth

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.

A relaxed style, subtle embroidered detailing, and rich ruffling are just a few of the features we love on this must-have boho sling bag. Mix and match four different quilting cottons to create vintage-inspired boho chic. A bit o' batting adds just the right softness. And, simple hand embroidery provides light quilting through the layers,
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