Posts tagged: "bags"

  1. Bags to sew for back to school: send ’em off in style (+ sale!)

    Posted by on August 1, 2016

    Sized-up clothes, school supplies, registration, orientation. It’s time for the back-to-school bustle! Prepping for a new school year is all about getting students organized and ready to rule the school. And you can use your sewing skills to help—by making handy bags that are just as fresh and fun on the outside as all the […]


  2. Win at gift giving all year long – sew many gifts! (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on May 18, 2016

    Get ready to be thanked, appreciated, admired, and hugged. Because when you sew gifts for others, gratitude is their return gift to you! If you like to sew gifts but sometimes wonder what to make for someone special—or if you’ve never sewn gifts before but would like to start—let the new book Sew Many Gifts […]


  3. 4 ways to build your bag-making skills (+ sale!)

    Posted by on February 8, 2016

    Are you in need of a new favorite tote? Maybe a roomy market bag or a cute clutch? There are literally thousands of bag sewing patterns available, so how do you choose the right one? The difference between a ho-hum bag and a fabulous one is all in the finishing and details. Whether you’re new […]


  4. Wonder how to make high-end handbags? Sara shares all (giveaway!)

    Posted by on December 9, 2015

    What woman doesn’t want to spoil herself with a high-end handbag? Unfortunately, sometimes the cost of a department-store bag can spoil the fun. However . . . if you know sewing-machine basics, you can spoil yourself silly. How? By making high-fashion handbags yourself at a fraction of the cost. And the big bonus: you can […]


  5. Back to school? Don’t forget your bag!

    Posted by on August 19, 2015

    From trying on new duds to picking out school supplies, preparing for class is an exercise in self-expression. While you’re busy planning lunches and checking off supply lists, don’t forget a standout book bag! Check out this roundup of unique crochet backpack patterns for all grade levels. Bright and fresh backpack from Boho Crochet. Find […]


  6. Hello, summer stitching: 45 fun sewing projects

    Posted by on June 17, 2015

    Can you relate to one of these statements about your sewing life for the summer? ✓ I love quilting, but I want to branch out and learn how to sew other things too—bags, aprons, kitchen and sewing items—maybe even a stuffie? ✓ I’m in the mood for some fun sewing projects—and I’m looking for inspiration […]


  7. Break out your fabric stash: make beautiful bags (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 23, 2015

    Stash accumulators, material girls, and fabric fanatics: how do you wear your heart on your sleeve? “Large Market Bag,” made with fabric from the Winter’s Lane collection by Kate & Birdie Paper Co. for Moda Fabrics You let the quilting fabrics you love do double duty—and go bag-making! Get ready to feature your fabrics in […]


  8. 7 days to Christmas! 9 make-in-a-day (or less) projects

    Posted by on December 18, 2014

    Quilt detail from Here Comes Winter One week until Christmas: who’s left on your nice list? You want to make them something from the heart…but is there enough time left? With a little quick-sew magic, the answer is yes! Below you’ll find nine projects to put together in just a few hours. Projects are from […]


  9. National Sewing Month: branch out – sew bags!

    Posted by on September 2, 2014

    September is National Sewing Month! We’ll be celebrating all month long at Stitch This! with ideas for out-of-the-box sewing. Watch for fun posts each week about making all kinds of fabulous stuff with your fabric. If you’re a regular visitor at Stitch This!, you probably rate quilts as your first sewing love. But there’s another […]


  10. Pack your bags: 12 smart sewing patterns for travelers

    Posted by on May 6, 2014

    No matter how long it’s been since my last trip, I’m always somewhere in the process of dreaming about, saving for, or planning my next vacation. I’ve been fortunate to visit a number of places on my travel bucket list over the last few years: From left to right, starting at top left: Sahara desert, […]