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How to Make a Handbag Pattern

How to Make a Handbag Pattern With the onset of the internet it's easy to feel overwhelmed by sewing projects. Which ones do you choose to make, and more importantly, how do you make them? Don't feel left out anymore. This tutorial on How to Make a Handbag Pattern will show you the steps to conceiving an idea and seeing it through. Learn how to draft a pattern from your ideas and transform it into reality. Acknowledging everything from the seam allowances to the yoke of the bag, this tutorial is an essential for beginner sewists.


DIY Messenger Bag Pocket

DIY Messenger Bag Pocket Learn how to add a pocket to just about any DIY bag pattern with this tutorial. This DIY Messenger Bag Pocket is an amazing addition to any messenger or hobo bag you might have laying around. With just an hour of sewing, you can almost double the amount of stuff your bag can carry. Plus, it is an amazing way to keep a bag organized. Use the front pocket for things you need constantly like your keys or wallet while you store your books and folders in the main compartment.


How to Sew an Invisible Zipper

How to Sew an Invisible Zipper Adding an invisible zipper to a garment can give it a really professional look. Learn How to Sew an Invisible Zipper that will make your projects look sleek and finished. This easy and fast tutorial will give you all the tips and tricks for sewing an invisible zipper that you could ever need. Whether you're sewing a skirt or a pencil bag, knowing how to sew an invisible zipper will make your sewing much smoother. Add this skill to your sewing tool kit!


Simple Zipper Tutorial

Simple Zipper Tutorial The Simple Zipper Tutorial uses a ykk zipper to create the perfect little make-up bag. However, this zipper attachment tutorial can also be useful when attaching a zipper to a variety of bags. By following this example you will not only have learned how to properly sew a zipper but also how to make an adorable cosmetic bag. It is also a great tutorial for attaching fabric lining to a zipper. This homemade makeup bag can be the perfect gift for Mom or your friends.


Zipper Reduction

Zipper Reduction This sewing tutorial shows you how to do a zipper reduction so that every zipper can be made into the right length for your particular project. No more hunting for odd zipper lengths again!


Adding a Recessed Zipper

Adding a Recessed Zipper You can make a bag that has everything going for it, but the zipper ends up disappointing you. By Adding a Recessed Zipper to your patterns you can include that final finesse otherwise lacking in your projects. Learn how to sew a zipper that remains fashionably unseen by checking out this simple tutorial. Sewing techniques like this one are well worth learning because they can apply to tons of other sewing projects going forward. Get educated and learn how to sew a zipper.


All Knowing Zipper Tutorial

All Knowing Zipper Tutorial If you have any questions on how to sew a zipper, this All Knowing Zipper Tutorial is the resource you're after. From the anatomy of the fastener to tips on sewing a reduced zipper, this set of instructions is exactly what you need. Get the skinny on details such as the zipper tape, bottom stop, teeth and more. By the end of this write-up you'll feel like an expert in the field of fashionable fasteners. Brush up on your sewing knowledge today and learn how to create zipper tabs and more.


Sewing Knits without a Serger

Learn sewing machine basics like how to sew with stretchy fabrics. Sewing knits without a serger is actually surprisingly easy. Read on to find out how!

Make Your Own Pattern

Make Your Own Pattern If you can't find a free sewing pattern that matches an idea for a sewing project you have, learn how to make your own pattern! This sewing tutorial teaches you just that. Pretty soon you'll be able to design and make your own clothes.


How to Draft a Leggings Pattern

How to Draft a Leggings Pattern Drafting a pattern is certainly one of the most difficult aspects of sewing your own clothes, but this tutorial for How to Draft a Leggings Pattern is here to help! You'll be surprised by how easy pattern drafting can be. This tutorial applies to other pants garments, too, so consider it your one-stop shop for drafting know-how. The process is so simple once you learn the technique. You'll be drafting an entire wardrobe before you know it.


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