Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Lucky Penny Wallet - FREE PATTERN

A FREE wallet Tutorial is available at Sallie Tomato today!   It's the Lucky Penny Wallet.

It's a slim-line wallet designed to be made with cork fabric, vinyl, or kraft-tex   It only takes a small amount, so it's sounding like quite the deal!!

SVG  cutting files are also included so you can cut it with a digital cutter, if you have one.

There are step by step instructions, and the project takes 30 - 60 minutes to complete!!

This free pattern is being offered by the designer, Jessica.

Crossbody Clutch Purse - FREE PATTERN

Here's a cute clutch purse for a casual day or evening out, where you don't want to carry a large bag.  There's room enough for your cell in the front pocket, plus necessities in the other two pockets. It also has an adjustable shoulder strap.

Should you want to use this purse in your larger bag, just fold it over and close the two snaps.  Now you have a wallet!!  Can't get any better than that!

The instructions for this bag are for a confident beginner but the project is a intermediate level.  The pattern includes step by steps photos along with detailed instructions.

The FREE pattern can be found  HERE

Monday, September 18, 2017


Vanda, a young woman, who purchased the Rose Fabric Bag Tutorial sent me a picture of yet another bag she's made.   (Her other bag is posted below).  On this one she used different quilting patterns on the right and left side, front and back.  I love it!  I would never have thought to do this, but it looks great.  I really like the fabric she used as well.  She's really excited about sewing, and I'm so looking forward to seeing what she makes next.

You can find the reviews, pictures of other bags, and the tutorial  on CRAFTSY.

Thank you Vanda!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Classic Pouch & Soft Slouch Shoulder Bag Tutorials


Sew4Home gives you all the basics for creating this classic pouch & shoulder bag.   Pellon Flex Foam was added to this pouch to give it shape and stability.  For a softer feel you could use a fusible fleece or a mid-weight fusible interfacing.

Both pouch and bag are made of soft plaid flannel and denim.

I love the metal zipper as well as fabric choice, don't you? Both are just right for fall.

Should you desire to make this tote bag too, there's a tutorial for that as well.  You can find it right HERE!  It's a beauty!!

The Bag

This is another one of the CARRY-IT-ALL HIPSTER BAGS having a:
- large outer front zipper pocket.
- medium sized outer front pocket with bag lock (new)
- large outer back pocket with tab (magnetic closure - new)
- recessed zipper.
- an easy sew & so versatile.
I've made a few changes to this bag, and they have been added as an extension/option to this tutorial.  It's a bag  you can make to your own specifications.
 There's yet another bag I would like you to see. One of my Testers made it, and it is totally different than this one.  She's made three lovely bags now, and they're all unique!! 

This is Carol's bag.  She made it out of cork.  She didn't add the outer front pocket, but what a      gorgeous bag!  As I said it's versatile !!  There's a large open pocket in the back of the outer bag, as well as a large zipper pocket in the outer front.

You can find the tutorial here on CRAFTSY!!

Thursday, September 7, 2017


This lovely bag was made by Vanda!  Don't you just love the fabric colors and the quilting!  I think she did a excellent job!  Vanda's fairly new to sewing, but is interested in learning, and has already acquired good sewing skills.  Doesn't that zipper look great?!  She watches You Tube videos to learn new skills, and would eventually like to make her own bag patterns!

Vanda made this bag using my tutorial called the Rose Fabric Bag Tutorial.  I love the fact she even found a button similar to the one I used!  The tutorial can be found on CRAFTSY

Thank you Vanda for sharing!

If anyone else would like to share a pic of their bag, please feel free to contact me at

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Another Cross-Body Bag

This is my latest Cross-Body Bag in faux suede!  I love everything about this bag, the shape, the front zipper, and the strap.  This time I've added a zipper pocket in the inside, instead of having the 3 small pockets. The bag is big enough for a wallet, cell phone and other essentials.  You can find it right here on CRAFTSY!