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Sewing Tutorials

Tutorial: Sewing a wristlet wrist strap

bluecalla gerbera pattern sewing tutorial wrist strap wristlet

I have seen many different ways to sew a wrist strap thoughout the years and I had an "ah-ha" moment while working on the wrist strap for my latest pattern and decided to whip up a short tutorial to share with everyone. The great part about this wrist strap is that it does not have any exposed raw edges at all - not hidden in the D-ring, not hidden inside the strap. In this example I will be making a strap that is 1 inch wide. (You can adjust accordingly for your project - just keep in mind that you...

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Tutorial: Adding an internal zippered pocket in a bag

bag bluecalla pattern purse sewing tutorial zipper pocket

Whenever I am writing a new sewing pattern, I always think to myself that a tutorial for repetitive features such as interior zippered pockets would be nice. I did not include zippered pocket instructions for my latest pattern - the Hydrangea hobo bag - within the pattern. Instead I decided that I would write up a blog post on how I make all of my zippered pockets. I will also try to explain how to make the pocket smaller for smaller sized bags. Assuming you are working on a pattern where the bag is at least 12 inches wide and...

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