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Dahlia Drawstring Bucket Bag Sew-Along and Prize Announcement

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Hi! I'm Crystal of The Cloth Albatross. I'm so excited to be hosting the sew-along (SAL) for the Blue Calla Dahlia Bucket Bag. I love this pattern. The only thing intimidating about this bag are the grommets, so we're going to cover them thoroughly. I'm actually going to set aside Day 2 of the SAL specifically for grommet practice, so that we can get it out of the way and feel confident going forward. The SAL itself will last 5 days but you will have 1 month to complete your Dahlia to be eligible for SAL prizes. Details This sew-along...

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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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Tutorial: Handle and Zipper pull tutorial for the Jade Pouch

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The incredibly talented Crystal of The Cloth Albatross has written a fun and easy tutorial on how to make an accented handle and custom zipper pull for the Jade Pouch. You can read the full tutorial on her blog!  

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