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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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Tutorial: Sewing the Delphinium Hobo bag without grommets

I've just released my latest pattern, the Delphinium Hobo bag. The shoulder strap for this bag has 2 swivels, one at each end. These swivels are attached to gate rings which have been inserted into 2 grommets at each end of the bag. If you're not comfortable setting grommets or you simply don't have grommets on hand, then this tutorial is for you!  First, you will need to purchase the pattern and read through the entire document before starting. Changes to Notions and Supplies You will not need: - the grommets- the gate rings Instead, you will need: (4) 1"...

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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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Lantana Shoulder Bag Strap Hack

Lantana Pattern Hack Sewing hack shoulder bag

Hey everyone! It's Wendy from WD Handbags, and I'm here today to show you a hack for the shoulder straps on the Lantana Shoulder Bag. What's different? Well, instead of using rivets to hold the straps in place we're going to use grommets! Now I know sometimes grommets can be scary, I mean who wants to cut holes in their finished bag? I promise they aren't as scary as they seem and they give a great finished look to the completed bag.So, what do we need to get started? You'll need everything mentioned in the pattern including 8 Grommets (mine measure 7/16"...

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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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