Sew4Home is well-known for designing fashionable and functional bags and totes. From shoppers to satchels, carry-alls to coin purses; creating a wonderful bag for yourself or as a gift is a great sense of accomplishment. For this tutorial, we put our heads together to come up with a cool tote that would be perfect for beginners. This is it! Yes it's easy, but the style is so cute and classic, everyone will have fun making it. More experienced? Add a bit of extra embellishment, such as a monogram on the pocket or fancier handles.
My mother had a handbag with pretty round handles that fascinated me as a child. They were like giant bracelets – smooth, continuous circles that held the body of the bag. If I were to see it now, that purse would probably seem quite average, but when you’re little, there are certain things which remain almost magical in your memory. Our Round Handle Pleated Handbag is a modern take on this nostalgic style. The upper pleats allow a smooth curve to form along the bottom. And by selecting an extra-large motif with a bold splash of color, it’s a striking fashion statement. You may just be creating a magical memory in the eyes of someone you know.
Freshening up for Spring means a bit of good ol’ Spring cleaning is in order. It’s the perfect time for a new fabric basket to help you divide and conquer! One of this basket’s main benefits is looking fabulous as it contains the chaos that can takeover any counter in the house. Organizing your stuff and boosting your home décor style – that’s a win-win! We created ours for a bathroom environment but the size and shape would work in any room. It’s time to tidy up, buttercup!
This is the time of year, with Spring right around the corner, when we love putting together clever containers to help make dining outside in the coming warmer weather a bit easier… and prettier. These super cute basket liners are from our You Asked 4 It list. This is an official little list we keep of all the suggestions and requests you send in through your comments and emails. If you're dreaming of cold lemonade on a hot day like we are, these little liners could be just the project to help make your dreams come true.
Sometimes just a tiny touch of embroidery is the right look. Other times, you want it to be the focal point of a project. This spring shoulder bag is a beautiful combination of subtle style and dramatic design. 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.
The bedroom dresser top. In catalog and magazine photos, it's always so clean – a single rose in a vase adorning one pristine corner. In reality, this is one of the most cluttered, easy-to-lose-things-on surfaces in the house! Scatterings of coins, broken jewelry, forgotten notes, safety pins, missing buttons, dusty photos, watches in need of batteries... you name it, it's likely to end up on the dresser top. We've come up with a beautiful way to help you organize at least some of it. We're not promising miracles; you are still going to have to take those watches in for batteries one of these days, but at least you'll have a place to collect a few things. We call our cute fabric basket a Coin Catcher & Jewelry Minder, but you're welcome to let it catch and mind whatever you'd like.
Simply. Stunning. Of course we love all our bags and totes here at Sew4Home, but every once in awhile, one of the designs turns out so fabulously, it becomes an instant all-star favorite. That’s the case with this Ribbon Wrapped Bucket Bag. If you’re a regular Sew4Home visitor, you know we are big fans of ribbon embellishment – especially Renaissance Ribbons. Their woven jacquard ribbons are the brightest, most beautiful ribbon we’ve ever found. Our tall drawcord duffle is the perfect project to showcase a merry-go-round of color.
We all seem to love the little things: kittens and puppies, babies in tiny baby gear, even mini muffins are cuter and more irresistible than their full size counterparts. So it goes for smaller pouches meant to hold just the necessities when you’re out and about. It’s one of our most popular project categories! We continue to have a blast with the new Dritz Belting, using it this time in the colorful 1” width to create an adjustable strap for a handy crossbody shoulder pouch.
We know you love fast and easy projects, and we also know Valentine's Day is creeping ever closer. But we also know this doesn't mean you want to skimp on cute or stylish! We have you covered with these sweet little sacks. First off, they use just tiny bits of fabric and ribbon, so other than a little bit of burlap, you're likely to already have everything you need on hand. If not, the amount of fabric and notions required is small – or buy in bulk and set up a gift bag assembly line for all your Valentines. The finished bags are as cute as the proverbial button with a rustic style that works for young and old... and in between.
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 print, and the thread colors to create your unique look.