Bags
That's right: the cutest pouch you've ever seen is only a few punches away! Take advantage of the punch needle trend and design a one-of-a-kind clutch that'll store your phone, cash and (of course) crafting supplies.
Beginner
Weave
Grab your project bag! It's time to make along with mother-daughter crafting duo Christie and Isa Beniston! Together they've sewn and grown, threaded and thrived, and turned their love of craft into their livelihoods. Now these crafting queens are tackling a new theme every week, each piecing together a project that inspires the other (and that you'll totally want to make, too). From embroidered mantras for the new year to personalized pet beds and much more, join them for crafting tips and tricks and a little life advice, because Maker Knows Best!
Sew
There are a ton of ways to sew a tote bag — with a lining, without a lining, with pockets on the inside, with pockets on the outside, with a quilted design — the list goes on and on. This tutorial breaks it down to the basics, teaching you how to make a simple tote with three panels. Once you've got that down, you can customize your bag however you want!
Christine Haynes
While every maker loves the idea of making their holiday gifts, unless you start in, like, July, it's super hard to do — even if you stick with one-skein projects. Luckily, crocheting your own gift wrap is a compromise that won't cause much stress, and it'll make your store-bought gifts a little more personal. Here are some ways to do it.
Kathryn Vercillo
Sew
Looking to dive deeper into your sewing obsession? These blogs are some of our all-time faves, and many of the faces behind 'em teach classes on Bluprint — meaning you can gain extra knowledge and get those creative juices flowing for your next project.
Bluprint
Sew
Sewing your own tote bag is instantly gratifying. It's one of those fast and easy projects that require hardly any fabric or tools, and it makes for a pretty impressive gift. But you know what makes it even more impressive? Adding a lining. Not only will the bag look way better, but a lining will help it last longer. Who can say no to that?!
Beginner
Combine English Paper Piecing (EPP) with simple sewing techniques to create three cute giftable projects. The best part? These smaller projects are easy to complete AND portable so you can work on them wherever you go!
Mister Domestic
Mister Domestic
Ready to transform your curves into a beautiful tote bag? Start by attaching the contrast bottom and adding a fleece interlining. Then box the corners, add a lining and complete the bag with fabric handles.
Sew your patchwork into a fun throw pillow cover. Mathew teaches you how to quickly fuse and quilt the pillow front, and add an envelope-style back for a pillow cover that's easy to remove and wash.
Learn how to center elements in a curved clamshell shape. After that, get as fussy as you want with Mathew's tips for basting and appliquéing the clamshell patchwork with ease.
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