Bags
Sew
Sewing a zipper is easier than you might think, especially with Vanessa's step-by-step instructions. Learn how to topstitch the edges to ensure the lining stays out of the zipper when you use the bag.
Sew
Vanessa shows you how to easily match your stripes along the side seam with a fantastic trick: glue basting! Then, finish constructing the pouch and boxing the corners to complete it.
Sew
Start your pouch by learning how to starch and press your fabric. Next, fuse interfacing to add structure with Vanessa's tips for patching together smaller pieces of interfacing (if needed). Then, cut the corners from your pouch pieces so you're ready to sew.
Sew
Hone your bag-making skills by sewing your own travel pouches! Vanessa helps you with matching stripes, interfacing and installing zippers perfectly every time. You'll see how zippered tabs make the process even easier. Add dimension by boxing the corners, then finish it off with a cute tassel clip.
Vanessa Vargas Wilson, The Crafty Gemini
Vanessa Vargas Wilson, The Crafty Gemini
Woven yarn baskets are stylish storage solutions and so simple to make! In this short project tutorial, designer Anne Weil walks you through weaving a yarn basket with chic leather handles using oversized yarn. It's perfect for holding everything from magazines to craft projects and comes together in a snap.
Woven yarn baskets are stylish storage solutions and so simple to make! In this short project tutorial, designer Anne Weil walks you through weaving a yarn basket with chic leather handles using oversized yarn. It's perfect for holding everything from magazines to craft projects and comes together in a snap.
Anne Weil
Anne Weil
Sew
Bags can be such a fun sewing project to jump into, but if a full-size tote sounds like more than what you're ready to handle, we have the perfect solution: a makeup bag! It's the ideal way to start installing zippers, working with different fabrics and adding custom touches that truly make a bag your own. Plus, they make great holiday gifts — win, win!
Beginner
Sew
Bags, bags, bags! If you ask us, it's not possible to have too many in your closet — especially if you make them yourself. Add these fun projects to your queue and soon enough, you'll have the perfect handmade option for every occasion.
Bluprint
Most knitters will tell you that having a good project bag is essential — you can store all the necessary needles, notions and, you know, the actual knitting, so that when you're ready to stitch everything is ready and waiting. Plus, if you have multiple WIPs (works in progress), keeping each one in its own bag is the key to staying organized. And while you could buy a project bag (and there are tons of cute ones out there), we're all makers here — so why not stitch up a few of your own?
Bluprint
Weave
Make your own punch needle tote bag in just a few hours! In this short project tutorial, designer Rose Pearlman shares pro tips for completing her abstract design. It's a quick and easy project for fiber fanatics of all levels.
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