Tag: Sewing Bags

Great Tips for Making Spring & Summer Bags

  Spring and summer are the seasons of the bag and the Sew Daily team has produced a new eBook that has 9 lovely bag patterns and a ton of great techniques and tips. Here are tricks from Katrina Loving on how to make your bag sturdier:  Consider the Stress Points Think about how your bag will be…

Sewing My Own Bag Versus Buying One

I am one of those people who is a bag person. I’ve got bags to bring groceries home in, bags for the beach, bags to tote dog supplies in, handbags for daily use, and more. Surprisingly, I haven’t transferred my love of bags into sewing bags. My new laundry hamper. In part, because, I really…

Is There Such Thing as Having Too Many Bags?

Can you ever have too many bags? I don't think so. I'm a lover of bags of all shapes, sizes, and uses. What I've yet to do is really delve into sewing bags for myself. Linda Turner Griepentrog's Medallion Tote from the Spring 2014 issue of Stitch. I love using reusable bags at the grocery store,…

My Mom Was Not a Quilter

My mom was not a quilter. She sewed garments-and with four daughters, she did a lot of sewing. She taught me at an early age to make my own skirts and dresses. Over the years, I also developed a love for sewing bags, curtains, and small gifts. Yikes! Quilts have a lot of pieces.  I…

When Do You Plan to Stop Sewing?

Today I received a lovely, two-page, hand-written letter from a woman in Honolulu, Hawaii, who is age 90. She said that she still loves to sew and had recently purchased a copy of Stitch with Style 2013. She wanted to make the Easy Kimono Sleeve Dress by Charise Randell for herself. Her main concern was…

Cute as a Button … or Even Cuter

Summer is in full swing, and I can't help but notice the charming women's sewing patterns designed for this hot weather season. These simpler styles rely on classic lines and a less fussy construction. It's easy to picture these dresses in soft, unprinted linens. This is where my buttons live. These Debbie Mumm buttons upped the…

Bag Construction Tips and Tricks

Here are some great tips from a short article on bag construction by Katrina Loving that originally appeared in Stitch Fall 2011:  Always think about howyour bag will be used.   Organize your bag by adding pockets! Handbag, purse, clutch, tote, or carryall, you just never have enough of these useful accessories! Use the following…

Get a Handle on Your Totes

I love sewing bags and totes. And here's why: The leather handles make this baga workhorse–and they're comfortable, too. With the pre-punched holes, it was easy to handstitched these on. I used six-stranded embroidery floss in the same color as the leather. These leather handles will give this roomytote an ultra-long life. 1. They usually…

Fast and Fabulous Bags

Top: Calendar Patchwork Tote, designed by Susan Wasinger. Bottom: Mudcloth Tote, designed by Zelda Grant. I love sewing a pretty tote for the summer. A basic tote pattern is so quick and simple to make, and the embellishment becomes part of the fun. I went back into the Sew Daily archives to dig out a favorite post from the…

Top Sewing Pattern Posts of 2011

Looking back over the past year of blog posts, there have been great articles about sewing patterns. I was scrolling through the selection to see what I could curate for a sewing pattern blog post round-up, and I was very impressed by the offerings. It would be a shame for this great information to drift to the bottom…