Bag Making

Stunning DIY Garden Bench Seat

April 14, 2020

Learn how to make an easy DIY garden bench seat using materials to hand. We have reached the point where the children no longer play on the extensive play equipment left by the previous owners of the property. The area the play equipment takes is about a 1/5 of our garden. We decided to take it down and reconfigure this part of the garden, with…

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DIY Pallet Swing Seat

Learn how to make a DIY pallet swing seat, step by step instructions show you how to make your own for your garden. The children have outgrown the play equipment we inherited when we moved into our home. For a while, my husband has been itching to remodel this part of the garden, so amidst the winter months, often in the dark by torchlight he…

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How to sew a recessed zipper in a tote bag

April 8, 2020

Learn how to sew a recessed zipper in a tote bag. In this tutorial, I will show you how to calculate the size of fabric and zip. Consider your bag pattern, how is the shape formed?  Is it with side panels or boxed corners?  What is the finished width and depth of the bag? If it is boxed it is the size of the squares…

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How to adjust bag patterns

April 7, 2020

Let’s explore how to adjust bag patterns, there are so many ways to change the look of your finished bag, from adjusting the size to changing the hardware, creating bag panels, bag fastenings and bag handles.  It can be really helpful to sketch out the design of your finished bag, this will help you work out size and scale, hardware, fastenings and so forth.  A…

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How to make a desk from pallets

April 6, 2020

Do you have a pallet to hand? A couple of spare hours? how to make a desk from pallets All of a sudden we are all working from home, with life rapidly changing my husband kindly decided to make an additional desk for our home. I have to admit I was somewhat relieved at his idea. We are currently homeschooling the children, my son is…

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How to make a versatile project bag

March 29, 2020

Steel yourself for a free bag pattern, with LOTS of options! Today I am sharing this super versatile project bag. Please do not be intimidated, this is an easy bag to make, its just that I have given you many variables – in part as I wish to share how easy it is to change the feel of a bag simply by tweaking the handles,…

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