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Sewing Tutorials — Blue Calla

How to Add Pre-Made Leather Handles to the Aster Handbag & Boronia Bowler (Or Any Bag Pattern!)

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Hello everyone!  My name is Jessica and I’m the owner of Sallie Tomato.  Do you have a difficult time making strap connectors and handles for your bags?  I want to share with you an alternative way for making strap connectors and handles by using Pre-made Leather Handles.  Pre-made leather handles add a professional look to your bag, without the hassle of making them yourself.  They can easily be substituted into almost any bag pattern!  Included in this blog post, is a free PDF instruction sheet for altering patterns to use pre-made leather handles. Download the PDF Instruction Sheet Here! Now,...

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Tutorial: Adding card slots and a zippered pocket to your Morning Glory Pouch

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If you'd like to add a few more features to your Morning Glory pouch, then this tutorial is for you! I will explain step-by-step how to add an exterior zippered pocket on the back of the pouch and 6 card slots with a pocket for bills to the interior.         Before starting this tutorial, download the FREE Morning Glory Pouch pattern and print out your patterns pieces. Make sure you read through the entire pattern before starting. In addition to the pieces in the pattern, you will also require: For card slots: (1) Lining fabric 8" W x 15.25" H(1)...

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Tutorial: Freesia Foldover Bag Pattern Hack

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  I made the Freesia Foldover Bag with an exterior slip pocket. I like that this pocket adds extra functionality to the bag, as I never carry my foldover style bags unfolded, so it's nice to have the fold act as a flap for a pocket. I also love having a slip pocket to tuck my phone into on the exterior of my bags. To make the Freesia Foldover with an exterior slip pocket, you'll need to begin by printing an extra copy of pages 16 and 17 of the pattern. (If you haven't printed the pattern yet, print 2...

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