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Sewing Tutorials

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...

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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...

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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;...

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Mini Dogwood Tutorial

mini dogwood tutorial

The Dogwood Travel Duffel pattern has just been released and if you love the style and shape of the bag but don't need a large size, you can create a smaller version by following this tutorial. Before starting, you must purchase the Dogwood Travel Duffel pattern. You must also download the Mini Dogwood PDF tutorial which includes a cutting chart. The final dimensions of the Mini Dogwood Duffel are: 11.75” W x 9” H x 6.25” D Step 1 - Printing your pattern pieces:  Print out all pattern pieces at 70% scale in your printer settings. You will NOT need the...

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Making the Clover Convertible bag without a train case

bag of the month club Bag Pattern Blue Calla Creations blue calla pattern clover convertible bag

My very first pattern as part of the Bag of the Month Club has just been released - The Clover Convertible bag. The Clover is a medium-sized bag that converts from a backpack to a cross body bag with a quick change in strap position. It has a larger compartment at the top and a smaller train case compartment at the bottom.  If you feel that the train case is not quite something you'd like to tackle just yet, I have written a tutorial that explains how to make the bag without the train case and still have a fabulous...

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