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Cork it Up : Boronia Bowler Bag

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The Cork it Up" series is a brand new series of tutorials that show how to adapt some of my existing patterns to an all cork exterior.  Today I’ll show you my second pattern in this series.  It’s the Boronia Bowler Bag. Boronia is a medium-sized handbag that may appear difficult to sew, but it’s actually sewn like a very large zipper pouch, (with some exceptions). You must purchase the Boronia pattern to follow this tutorial. Before you begin, take a few minutes to read through and familiarize yourself with the entire pattern. Next, print/cut out your pattern pieces. As usual, all cork...

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Cork it Up : Freesia foldover bag

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The Cork it Up" blog series is a brand new series of tutorials that show how to adapt some of my existing patterns to an all cork exterior.  First up, is the Freesia foldover bag. This is an easy to sew, quick and enjoyable sewing project. You must purchase the pattern to follow this tutorial. Before starting, read through the entire pattern and print/cut out your pattern pieces. A few changes will be made to this pattern so it can be completed with an entire exterior in cork fabric. The lovely Sheri Ferraro from MM Cork Supply kindly assisted me by...

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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 a Flap closure with flip lock to your Dandelion Handbag

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Hi Everyone!!! It's me again ­ Sheri from Munkee Made. I'm here to walk you step by step through adding a flap and twist lock to the newly released Dandelion Double Zip Handbag!Here's my version:First things first! Download your flap pattern piece HERE, and print it out to "actual size" or 100%.Make the flap:Take two pieces of vinyl that are a bit bigger than the pattern piece and glue them wrong sides together so you have one piece that is double sided:Take your pattern piece and lay it on top of your double sided piece and trace around it. (I...

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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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