Open wide, fill to the brim, zip it up, and go! If you’re new to working with laminated cottons, we have a full, step-by-step tutorial with lots of great tips and techniques. It’s easy and so is that wraparound zipper!
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.
This is our most popular reusable grocery bag pattern. It’s prettier, safer, and sturdier than the bags you often find in stores. Use a substantial substrate, like a canvas, cotton duck or even an outdoor fabric, which was our choice.
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.
Micro organization! Each little pocket is perfectly sized to fit several credit cards, gift cards, your license, a bit of folding money + more. A snap and swivel hook lets you attach it to a key ring or inside a larger bag.
How can you pack your favorite jewelry without it becoming a tangled mess?! Our unique pouch has eight, wedge-shaped pockets to hold your treasures. It gathers up with a drawstring, enclosing the pockets in an upright position.
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.
Two clear-view pockets hold gift cards, cash and/or a handwritten note. We also designed a matching free printable: two sheets of ten, all-occasion gift tags you can download – perfectly sized to fit in the inner pockets.
From fiery red to fresh green to golden yellow, Spring is an explosion of color. This simple box tote adds eye-catching yarn wrapped handles and hand stitched accents for a similar pop of bold color against a natural background.
Vibrant fabric accents look great against the bright color of the mesh and the gleaming nickel hardware. The mesh body lets sand and dirt sift out while at the same time allowing air to flow in and help dry out suits and towels.
The curved design of this toiletries bag reminds us of the classic Airstream trailers. It’s an efficient size and shape, with an open-wide zipper, so you can organize all your bath necessities whether on the road or at home.
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.
It’s a duffle and backpack in one! The drawcord top looks great and makes it fast and easy to load and unload. Then, slip it on as a backpack for hands-free strolling to the beach – or wherever the day takes you – and back again.
This cute set of totes is great for travel, but that’s not as likely right now. Instead, use them to organize your closet at home! Both drawstring bags are lined and feature cute appliqués to identify the contents.
Pretty little patchwork makes a very pretty little zip pouch. This is also a great project to feature a decorative zipper. Plus, we show you how to make a kicky double-tier tassel as a fun zipper pull.
This pair of foldaway cotton grocery bags comes with its own carrying case. It’s compact enough (just 5″ x 7″ x 2″) to throw in your purse or keep in the car’s glove box. There’s even a handy front pocket to hold a shopping list.
The lanyard snaps onto a pacifier on one end and clips onto baby’s clothing, stroller or swing on the other. There’s also a pouch to holds two more binkies (on their lanyards) so there’s always one handy.
This project features not one, not two, but three cute zippered pouch styles to hold life’s little necessities. We chose three specialty Dritz Labels to customize each pouch, and offer a free set of printable Mother’s Day floral gift tags as a finishing touch.
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.
They’re something useful for yourself or great as a gift; our key fobs use just tiny bits of fabric and notions, and they’re fast and fun. In fact they were so fun, we did 5 samples, adding piping, stitching, embroidery, and ribbon.
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 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.