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Reycled denim bags pattern

March 5, 2020

Quick and easy recycled denim bags pattern.  Making bags out of old jeans – what’s not to love?! Making a denim tote is super easy, they can be customized in so many different ways. Old jeans are durable and hard-wearing. Upcycling your jeans is a good choice of har material. I love this easy bag, it’s usually stuffed with a crochet blanket I am slowly…

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Choosing the right fabric and interfacing for your next bag making project

February 29, 2020

When bag making a common thought is “How to make fabric stiff for bag making”. There are so many choices of fabric and interfacing it can be confusing to know where to start. How do you know what interfacing to use for bags? As you become an experienced bag maker you will develop your preferences for the bags you enjoy sewing and using.  Which fabric…

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How to make a top zipper closure for a bag

February 25, 2020

A top zipper closure is far easier to achieve than you may think, let me show you how.  Before we start think about the type of zipper you are going to use, do you have hardware on your bag? If so what colour is it? Do you want the zipper teeth to match? Personally I am rather passionate about bag making – if you are…

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How to put lining in a bag, 2 Methods

How to line a bag: two easy ways of lining a bag for the simplest to the most complicated bags and purses. There are two methods for how to put lining in a bag, turned out and drop-in method.  For both methods, you need to make your external bag, and then your lining bag. For the drop-in method, they are identical, for the turn through…

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How to make reusable makeup remover pads, 4 Easy Steps

February 18, 2020

Learn how to make reusable makeup remover pads, with a serger or sewing machine. Advice about choosing the right fabric and tips to wash your makeup pads. Are you making small steps to make your lifestyle greener? One super-easy way is to make reusable makeup remover pads, simply wash and you are ready to go again. It is amazing how much water is used in…

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DIY Wood Wall Art, perfect for a beginner

February 11, 2020

You can make DIY Wooden Wall Art for your home, with this super easy step by step tutorial. Using a variety of scrap wood you can build this DIY wood art. The beauty of this DIY wood wall art project is perfect for scraps of wood you have laying around. Our piece combines plywood, mahogany, pine and various other scraps of wood from our shed.…

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