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Ultimate guide to how to sew bag straps

February 4, 2020

Love to sew bags? Learn how to sew bag straps, it is super easy and makes your bag your own. Making your own bag straps means you have lots of fun with color and pattern. Adjustable bag straps can be shortened to make a shoulder bag or a crossbody bag, plus you can customize the strap to your body size, personally being rather taller this…

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21 Fun Valentine Sewing Projects

January 29, 2020
Valentine Sewing Projects

With Valentines Day sneaking upon us now is the time to seek inspiration for Valentine sewing projects, whether it is as decor for your home or to share a little gift with someone special. Valentine’s Day customs go back as far as the 19 Century, from sending greeting cards to offering chocolates and presenting flowers. Personally I am not too keen on the commercial aspect…

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Super Quick and Easy Valentine Heart Pillow, DIY

January 27, 2020

Are you inspired by Valentines Day? Let me share with you how easy it is to upcycle materials to hand to sew your own Valentine Heart Pillow. A perfect idea for your valentines day decorations at home this pillow can be made in a mere thirty minutes. Personally I love rag edges on fabric, they add a small three-dimensional look to a project, they are…

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How to line a basket with handles

January 21, 2020

Do you have a log basket? Fed up with bits of dust and wood falling through onto your floor? Let me show you how to line a basket with handles. My parents have recently moved home and are in the joyous process of making their new home their home if you know what I mean. We’ve been altering their old curtains to fit, building a…

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Large Denim Tote Bag Pattern Hack

January 14, 2020

It is easy to adjust the large denim tote bag pattern, now my children have grown up a little – OK a lot! (my daughter has turned into a teenager this month!) this bag design is a little big for my needs. So how have I changed the pattern? and where did I start? Let’s start with the changes I have made.   I have…

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How to make padded and corded bag handles

January 7, 2020

Today I am going to show you three different types of bag handles, web handles, padded handles and corded handles. Using different handles can really change up the way a finished bag feels. Personally I love leather, but sometimes bags need a different finish. Let me show you how easy it is to make padded and cord handles.   Please do not be intimidated –…

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