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Lotus Handbag Sew-along And Prize Announcement

I'm so excited to announce this sew-along! I've heard from many customers that they feel intimidated by the Lotus Handbag pattern and have purchased it but haven't worked up the courage to make one. Well, then I have very good news for all of you! Sheri Ferraro from Lil' Munkee Designs has made quite a few Lotus handbags and has agreed to host this 4 day sew-along. Details This sew-along will be separated into 4 days: Day 1 - Cutting and fusing your pieces (Friday, March 18th)Day 2 - Sewing up your straps and exterior (Sunday, March 20th)Day 3 -...

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Tutorial: Adding card slots and a zippered pocket to your Morning Glory Pouch

Blue Calla card slots morning glory pouch Pattern Hack sewing tutorial wallet zipper pocket

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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Colour Blocking & Adding a Zipper to Lily Pleated Bag

   This is a short and easy modification to colour block the exterior of the Lily Pleated Bag, as well as add a Zipper as a closure instead of a snap. Lily is available to purchase here:  http://bluecallapatterns.com/products/the-lily-pleated-cross-body-bag-pdf-sewing-pattern In addition to the supplies in the pattern, you will need: -1/2 yd of extra light, or ultra light/sheer weight interfacing -14"  #3, or #5 zipper (you can also cut down a longer one) -Matching thread for the exterior of your Lily bag     First,  find your exterior Body piece A Next, divide your piece equally into 3 parts, it's 12" high...

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Foxglove Diaper Bag Changing Mat Add-On Tutorial

Bag Pattern Blue Calla Creations Changing Mat Diaper Bag Macrame Fabric Pattern Hack The Cloth Albatross

Foxglove Pattern Instruction Alterations Let’s start by figuring out which portions of the Foxglove pattern that we need to alter and make notes on. The construction of the bag will be exactly the same except for the exterior main panel; you will follow the instructions for constructing the gusset, lining, and back exterior main panel. Print pages 2-3, 5-10, 12-19 (Pages 12-19 you do not need to make any notes on, so it’s not necessary to print them unless you like having the hard copy for reference.) Download revised EXTERIOR PANEL A Changes to Supplies: Under notions, omit 16” zipper....

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Tutorial: Freesia Foldover Bag Pattern Hack

Blue Calla bluecalla Cloth Albatross Creations Freesia Foldover Pattern Hack Rainwalk sewing tutorial

  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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