15+ Back to School Sewing Ideas

July 25, 2019

Today my children broke up for the summer school holidays, but here I am thinking about back to school sewing!! It’s never too early to start sewing a project for back to school, especially, if like me, your summer holidays just fly by with lots of fun outdoor activities. 15+ Back to School Sewing Projects Pencil Pouch from Apple Green Cottage This super quick and…

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DIY tote bag with tablet pocket

July 22, 2019

This DIY tote bag is designed for the young woman/teen who carries a tablet with her. The tote bag is fully lined and features two slip pockets plus a padded pocket designed for a tablet. To make your DIY tote bag with lining mix your fabric, use leather (an old leather jacket can be upcycled), or you could use jeans for the bottom section of…

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How to box the corner of a bag: Two methods

July 21, 2019

Many bag patterns refer to boxing the corner, are you wondering what this means and how to do it?! Learn how easy it is with these two methods of boxing bag corners. Boxing a corner takes a straight forward rectangle into a shaped bag – it transforms the bag giving it three dimensions. Learning how to box a corner it super easy, you will soon…

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How to sew a slip pocket, perfect for any bag you are making

Personally, I love a slip pocket, they are perfect for any items you wish to find quickly and easily – in my case mobile phone and car keys. Especially if I have a large bag – no routing around in the bottom trying to find the one thing I am looking for!! Learn how easy it is to sew a slip pocket. Sewing slip pockets…

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How to put a zipper pocket in a purse lining

Learn how to sew a zipper pocket for any bag, either in the lining or as a feature on the outside of the bag with this super easy sewing tutorial. I use a zipper pocket in my latest tote bag pattern designed to hold a tablet. A zip pocket is an essential tool in your bag making skills. Check out my other essential skills tutorials…

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How to attach magnetic snaps

Magnetic snaps are a super easy way to add a closure to any bag you make. They are super useful for pockets too, available in a variety of sizes and colours they are versatile fastening. Learn how easy it is to attach magnetic snaps. I love them, personally, I’m not a zip closure girl when it comes to bags! They provide a closing mechanism to…

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