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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: Converting the Calla Convertible Backpack and selecting your hardware

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To help everyone understand how the Calla Convertible backpack converts from a shoulder bag to a backpack, I've created a short video demonstration. I've also shown how the swivel clasp and D-ring work together so you can purchase the correct hardware for your bag prior to starting the pattern.

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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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Tutorial: Lotus bag strap variation and purse feet

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While in the testing phase for my Lotus shoulder bag pattern, one of my testers - Sheri of Lil' Munkee Designs - created a different style of straps that I really loved. I am in the middle of gift sewing and wanted to make a Lotus with her style of strap AND I wanted to provide a short tutorial for anyone else who may be interested in altering the pattern a bit. To start, all you need is the Lotus pattern. Prepare your pattern pieces, cut out your fabrics as instructed with ONE exception. Cut your (4) O-ring straps to...

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