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.
Refresh your decor with two modern patchwork projects that you can finish in a weekend! Designer Meghan Buchanan shows you how to make a matching pillow and quilt top with only straight line sewing. Plus, get tips for choosing colors, assembly line sewing, and managing large projects in your machine.
Get ready to travel in style with the Woodland Bag! In this video tutorial, designer Ellie Lum helps you sew and construct a unisex dopp-kit-style pouch made with waxed canvas fabric. Learn techniques for inserting metal zippers, canvas lining, leather trim and more. The class materials include detailed instructions to make your own, and a kit is also available.
Too much is never enough for actress, singer, dancer and expert sewist Marcy Harriell. From a jazzy jean jacket to a feathered mini, watch her transform old clothes into next-level glam ... all in a day's work.
Couples who sew together, stay together! In this Bluprint original series, sewing sweethearts Mimi G and Norris Dánta Ford work in friendly competition to create two stylish outfits, one for him and one for her, from the same fabric. See their design process in action as they take their projects from start to finish.
Join our creative pros as they take on the challenges from Bravo's Project Runway season 17. From fashion sewing and illustration to home decor, our in-house experts bring their skills, imagination, inventiveness (and humor) to the show's long-standing tradition. And, you just might get inspired to do your own runway remake!
You can start sewing — and your kids can too! Designer Sara Alm walks you through the basics (with the help of her wacky alter ego, Sarah) in this kid-friendly beginner’s class. From threading to stitching, learn how to use a sewing machine the right way.
Construct a gorgeous waxed canvas tote with leather trim, all on your home sewing machine! Professional bagmaker Ellie Lum shows you how, step by step — from pattern drafting to securing hardware such as metal zippers, adding interior lining pockets and more. By the end of class, you’ll not only walk away with a stylish handcrafted bag, you’ll also have a repertoire of bag-making skills that will carry you to your next project.
Sew two bags in one with this super versatile, extra stylish creation from Klum House: The Maywood. Rugged waxed canvas meets a natural duck canvas lining for a unique bag that’s as functional as it is beautiful. The best part? It converts from backpack to tote with the pull of a strap! This kit comes with everything you need to bring this bag to life — right on your home sewing machine!
Meet your new go-to tote bag: The Oberlin. A sleek, stylish take on the classic market tote, the Oberlin is strong enough to carry your laptop, books or even groceries (and cute enough to carry everywhere you go!). This kit comes with everything you need to bring this Klum House creation to life.
DIY meets fashion and function with this wonderful Woodland Waxed Canvas Maker kit. Perfect for traveling, this toiletry pouch is durable and water-resistant, spacious enough to stay organized, and stylish enough to pause and admire on your hotel vanity. The kit comes with all the tools you need, including waxed canvas, leather, hardware, and zipper. Watch the companion video [Handmade Travel Kit Bag](https://mybluprint.com/playlist/11834/22968) to get expert instruction for your bag.
Ready to try your hand at this stylish and rugged take on the classic colorblock bag? The Portsmith Tote Waxed Canvas Maker Kit is perfect for everyday errands, whether you’re running to the pharmacy or loading up with a laptop. The kit comes with all the tools you need, including waxed canvas, leather straps, and hardware. Watch the [Mixed-Media Tote Bag episode](https://mybluprint.com/playlist/11778/23020) of Runway Remake to get expert video instruction for your bag.
Are you sew ready to learn a new craft? Learn the basic tenets of sewing with designer Sarah Alm’s “Jump Into Sewing” class. You’ll start with simple projects—a placemat and a pillowcase—as you learn the ins and outs of threading and stitching. The kit features our Boundless 100% cotton woven fabric, pins, pin cushion, supplies for tracing, needles, and thread—and it’s even kid-friendly!
Have you been flirting with the idea of sewing your own frocks? This curated course kit has everything you need to get started! It comes with a floral watercolor stretch cotton fabric, interfacing, thread, an invisible zipper, and McCall pattern 7681. Simply follow along with Startup Project: Sew the Flirty Dress, and you’ll become a bonafide seamstress in no time. (This is a great next step after you have completed the Sewing Bluprint Box Projects.)
If you love bragging rights, this DIY Fremont tote is your big ticket item. The gorgeous waxed canvas bag has a classic two-toned exterior, with real leather straps and metal hardware. The completed look is so contemporary and stylish, everyone will ask, “Who makes this bag?” And you’ll get to wow everyone by declaring, “I did!” For step-by-step video instructions watch the companion class, [Sew the Fremont Bag.](https://mybluprint.com/playlist/11723/22254)
Have you ever wanted to sew some of your own fashion statements? Well, we’ve rounded up everything you need for your first projects, including the fabrics, interfacing, patterns, and professional tools! We’re excited to see what you stitch up with the help of activewear expert Sara Alm — so buy the kit and then head on over to our [Startup Library: Sewing class](https://mybluprint.com/playlist/startup-library-sewing/11299) to dive in.
We love launching into long-term sewing projects as much as the next person, but trying to fit them into a busy schedule can be tough. If you're itchin' to create but only have an hour of free time, don't fret — we've got projects for you.
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!
Before breaking out your wallet to buy a new apron, take a peek inside your closet — we bet there's an old, oversized shirt in there that's just begging to be transformed. And with this quick and speedy tutorial, you'll be back in the kitchen making delicious dinners and decorating cakes in no time.
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.
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?
It's a given: 88 percent of T-shirts end up in the back of your closet. But before you Marie Kondo said closet, bring those shirts to the forefront. These upcycle projects are simple to make and will refresh your garments so they're oh-so-ready to wear again.
It happens: Sometimes your favorite T-shirt gets a hole near the hem. But that doesn't mean you have to throw it away! This project takes care of that pesky tear while giving your garment a fresh new look.
You know that old T-shirt that's tucked away in the back of your closet? The one you never wear, but for some reason can't get rid of? Grab it and shake off those moth balls — it's time to give it new life! In this upcycle, you'll transform that plain T into a fabulous summer top by adding a sheer back panel. (You could also use a colored fabric that contrasts well with your shirt). Best part: You'll be done in three (count 'em — three!) easy steps.
Looking for some instant summer wardrobe gratification? Grab those old jeans out of the dresser and transform them into fun, stylish shorts! With these three quickie tutorials, you'll soon be ready for all the warm-weather adventures.
Grab your sewing machine, and start dreaming of your next vacay as you stitch up this handmade beauty. With waxed canvas, a metal zipper and leather details, this dopp-kit style bag is ready for any adventure.
A major reason to fully line your curtains: lined drapes block out way more light than their unlined counterparts, meaning your room stays nice and dark — and you (or your kids!) get plenty of zzzs. But that’s not all: lining also protects the main fabric of your curtains from fading in the sunshine, and adds an extra touch of elegance that makes the whole curtain look more polished.
If you love to sew, there's no such thing as too many pillows — and the same goes for pillow cases! They’re beginner-friendly, fun to make with your kids and, thanks to this burrito method, you can bust one out in just 15 minutes. Stitch up a set for every bed in the house, sew some as a gift, or round up your friends and donate a bunch to charity. The opportunities really are endless!