Bag Making

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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How to make a DIY wood coffee table

March 15, 2020

Learn how to make an easy DIY wood coffee table using materials to hand. My husband has been working on a big garden transformation, removing redundant climbing equipment and raised to beds to create a fabulous new seating area, centered around a fire pit. We love the transformed garden from the children’s play area,   To an area, we can all use, with space to…

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Sea Glass Decor Idea

March 9, 2020

Looking for craft ideas for your collection of sea glass? Create sea glass decor, quickly and easily As winter begins to draw to a close I am beginning to count down the days to our annual family holiday to the southern coast in France. I relax walking between beautiful coves, as a family hunting for sea glass. As we fly home our suitcases are a…

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