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Mimosa's Crafty Makeover

Hi everyone! I'm Wendy of WD Handbags and today I’m going to show you how to take the Mimosa Tote bag to the next crafty level by making it into a custom crochet/knitting project bag. What if you don’t knit or crochet? Well, it would be super simple to take some of these ideas and turn the bag into a bag for all crafty occasions, whether you embroider, are into hexies or English paper piecing I’m sure there’s something here for you! So what are we going to do? We’re going to add a place for your hooks and scissors;...

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Mini Dogwood Tutorial

mini dogwood tutorial

The Dogwood Travel Duffel pattern has just been released and if you love the style and shape of the bag but don't need a large size, you can create a smaller version by following this tutorial. Before starting, you must purchase the Dogwood Travel Duffel pattern. You must also download the Mini Dogwood PDF tutorial which includes a cutting chart. The final dimensions of the Mini Dogwood Duffel are: 11.75” W x 9” H x 6.25” D Step 1 - Printing your pattern pieces:  Print out all pattern pieces at 70% scale in your printer settings. You will NOT need the...

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Making the Clover Convertible bag without a train case

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My very first pattern as part of the Bag of the Month Club has just been released - The Clover Convertible bag. The Clover is a medium-sized bag that converts from a backpack to a cross body bag with a quick change in strap position. It has a larger compartment at the top and a smaller train case compartment at the bottom.  If you feel that the train case is not quite something you'd like to tackle just yet, I have written a tutorial that explains how to make the bag without the train case and still have a fabulous...

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Using a twist lock for your Clover Convertible Bag

My very first pattern as part of the Bag of the Month Club has just been released - The Clover Convertible bag. The Clover is a medium-sized bag that converts from a backpack to a cross body bag with a quick change in strap position. It has a larger compartment at the top and a smaller train case compartment at the bottom.  In the pattern instructions, the default flap closure is a thumb lock however this tutorial will explain the steps to install a turn lock closure instead. For this bag, I do not recommend a magnetic snap closure of any kind because...

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Changing a 2-way jacket zipper into a double pull zipper

2 way zipper bag of the month club clover convertible bag double pull zipper metal zipper train case zipper tutorial

Hello everyone! I recently released my very first pattern as part of the Bag of the Month Club - the Clover Convertible bag. The Clover has a train case compartment on the bottom that requires a double pull zipper.      On the left, I have used a metal zipper and on the right, a nylon coil zipper. Both options are fine but if you prefer the look of the metal zipper, they can be difficult to find in a double pull option. I decided to attempt converting a 2 way metal jacket zipper into a double pull zipper and...

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