Cart 0

Sewing Tutorials

Aster Handbag Sew Along - Day 3

Hey everyone! Are you excited? We’re going to make our lining and finish our Aster Handbag today! We’ll begin at Step 50 in the pattern, we’re going to fold our pocket pieces in half, press, and top stitch along the fold. Once both pieces are stitched, we’ll put both pockets on each of your lining body pieces making sure to align the raw bottom edges of your pockets with the body pieces. Once those are pinned in place, sew around the raw edges of the pocket to secure to the body panel piece. Now that those are attached, fold your...

Read more →

Aster Handbag Sew Along - Day 2

Hi everyone! Welcome back! Are you ready for Day 2? Today we’re going to attach our exterior vinyl accent pieces and construct the exterior of our bag. So first up, grab your front and back panel pieces and your 4 corner overlay pieces. Per the pattern use your double sided tape and place in the bottom corners of the panel piece. I still don’t have any tape so I’m using clips... I know, I’m a rebel like that. We’re going to sew the curved part of the overlays with a 1/8” seam allowance. I like to increase my stitch length...

Read more →

Aster Handbag Sew Along - Day 1

Hi everyone, welcome to the Aster Sew Along! First off, let me introduce myself. I’m Wendy from W.D. Handbags; I’ve been sewing bags for longer than I care to admit. I started sewing on a bit of a whim, I was bored one day and came across a tutorial on how to make a basic boxed corner bag and thought it was brilliant and I need to make that (little did I know it’d become an obsession!). This was long before the days of Facebook and its groups, and fantastic hardware and pdf patterns; it was a lot of funny...

Read more →

Tutorial: Converting the Juniper into a sewing bag and alternate handle

If you prefer, you can download a printable PDF for these tutorials:Sewing Bag Tutorial Alternate Handle Tutorial Although the Juniper was originally intended to be used as a toiletry bag, it also makes a fantastic sewing bag to hold your sewing tools and accessories. I am using my Juniper sewing bag to hold my clips, spare scissors, rotary blades and machine needles inside the bag. I am using the exterior pockets to hold smaller items: fray check, seam rippers, thread clippers, pens. To hold these items, I've added 4 exterior slip pockets and 4 interior clear vinyl pockets. Top View of Exterior pockets...

Read more →

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;...

Read more →