Bag Tutorials

I’m back.

Those are dangerous words.  Perhaps I should have said, “I think I’m back.”  The last several months have been a wild ride, and have included the illness and death of a parent, packing up a house, moving over 600 miles further north, applying for graduate school, getting settled again, and some freelance web design work.  (This site is due for a huge redesign as well, but that’s probably several weeks down the road.)  So, while I hope to be posting much more frequently now, I won’t make any scheduling promises that I can’t keep.

I would like to write some more tutorials, but my sewing machine still hasn’t seen the light of day since the move.  Soon, though.  Meanwhile, I have some links to share with you.

First, a reader pointed out to me that The Buttercup Bag Pattern from Made by Rae is now available with a commercial license.  Your purchase will include the bag pattern in two sizes.  Thank you, Mayya, for letting me know about this!

i have to say always has great tutorials!  Here’s one for a laundry sack that is really too pretty for dirty laundry.

Elizabeth has a free pattern and instructions for the Diana Hobo over on her blog. I think this will be my next bag project.

And the fabric scraps pictured at the top of this post?  I’ll be making a patchwork pillow cover out of those.  Soon.  I hope.

Handbag Giveaway at Handbag Planet – 1 Day Only!

In celebration of the October 15th launch of their website, Handbag Planet is giving away 24 handbags in 24 hours.  Their handbags are inspired by popular designer brands and are affordably priced at $30 to $80. To enter the contest, hurry over to Handbag Planet today.  If you’re a winner, you don’t even have to pay shipping and handling, so it’s totally free!  All they need is your first name and email address.

EDIT:  It looks like the contest closed this afternoon when the website launched.  Good luck to everyone who managed to enter before then!  Even if you didn’t get to enter the giveaway, their website is definitely worth checking out, so get over there and buy yourself a new bag!