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Introducing the Tumbleweed Toiletry Tote!

Let me introduce you to the Tumbleweed Toiletry Tote - the March pattern for the Bag of the Month Club. Until end of May, this pattern is only available through the club. If you purchase the membership, you will receive all 3 patterns from January until March 2021. You can read more on the website.  The Tumbleweed toiletry tote is a larger-sized bag, with two separate compartments and two top carry handles, making it perfect for organizing and carrying your toiletries and cosmetics while travelling.  The finished size for the Tumbleweed is 12.75” W x 8.75” H x 6 3/8”...

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Hacking Tumbleweed to Make a Hobby Tote

Hi Bagmakers! This is Michelle of Barabooboo writing here. I’ve tested the Tumbleweed Toiletry bag pattern several times now in preparation for it’s release on March 1st in the Bag of the Month Club. It occurred to me what a useful tote it would be for transporting my supplies around.  I’ve decided to share how I’ve done it in this tutorial so you can do it too!   This hack really comes down to modifying a few bag components with pockets and elastic. I’ll show you what I did, so you can do the same or maybe even be inspired to customize it further...

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Create your own tassel zipper pull

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I recently received these pretty tassel cap zipper pulls and wanted to write a brief tutorial on how to make your own tassel. You don't need a lot of supplies to make your own tassel pull. Here's what you will need: - one tassel pull which can be purchased here- a small piece of non-fraying material such as cork or vinyl/faux leather- glue ( I used fabric-tac for the tassel and E6000 to glue the tassel in the cap)- a small screwdriver- a ruler and rotary cutter Let's get started! 1. First you'll want to cut a piece of cork/vinyl...

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Cork it Up : Celosia Cross Body Bag - with front pocket card slot addition

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The “Cork it Up" series, is a collection of tutorials that show you how to adapt some of my existing patterns to an all cork exterior.  In this blog tutorial I feature the Celosia cross body bag. Celosia is a medium-sized cross body bag with a front exterior zippered pocket and an additional 3 pockets inside the bag. I have also added card slots to the front exterior zippered pocket in this tutorial, however, it is optional. A word of caution - this bag has thick layers in some areas, especially where the zipper tabs are located for the exterior pocket. I...

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Begonia Grommet Tutorial and Additional Resources

Hello! I’m Andrea from Addie Kakes Kreations. I fell in love with the Begonia pattern the moment I saw it and knew I would be making a bunch! I started off cutting 5 from some of my favorite fabrics in my stash. They went together quickly and easily. Another stellar pattern from Blue Calla! Now I want to make more! I started digging through my fabric stash trying to select some prints. After many oohhs and aahhs I realized I was going to have a horrible time choosing fabrics. That’s when I decided to feature the Begonia backpack in my...

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