Bags, Bags, Bags
In this Collection, you will learn how to make all sorts of bags. Reversable bags. Bags made from recycled fabrics, Superfast bags. Square dance bags. Tote bags. Japanese bags. Tulip Tree bags.Sling bags. Halloween Goody bags. You can never have too many bags!
Shopping String Bag with Gaynor White
Shopping bags are a must for us all these days. This beautiful crochet string bag is not only space saving but stretches to carry your groceries.
Gaynor uses a mixture of treble, double, chain and double treble crochet stitches to complete this bag. There are tips on counting your stitches an...
Stash Crochet Bag with Gaynor White
Ever wondered what to do with all those left over yarns? Gaynor White has the perfect solution, a chunky crochet stash bag.
In this comprehensive workshop Gaynor explains all the steps to make this beautiful bag.
Beginning with continuous rounds in double crochet she demonstrates how to mak...
Orphan Patchwork Block Bags with Anita Birtles
Valerie introduces us to Anita Birtles as she demonstrates what to do with left over blocks. These bags make ideal gifts for friends that they will use time and time again.
The Orphan block bag is an ideal project for a beginner patchwork quilter because it gives the chance to practice many te...
Rag Edge Bag, Quilt and Cushion with Valerie Nesbitt
Rag quilts have exposed seam allowances on their fronts and finished traditional seams on their backs.
Whether you are making the bag, cushion, or quilt, you can use small squares of fabric, add scraps of wadding and work both sides of the project at the same time. So when you are done no laye...
Multi-Bag Project from Vilene
The kit comes with pre-cut pieces which makes it quick and easy to make just with the iron. There is very little sewing required. And the wadding is heat-resistant so you can turn your bag into your ironing surface.
Click here to learn more about Valerie Nesbitt.
Tote-Ally Bags with Jennie Rayment
Always up for a challenge, Jennie has designed this delightful bag to please one of her students who didn't like adding handles to her bags at the end of the making process. So in this design they are completely incorporated.
You could make this bag with or without the patchwork front. But for...
Tri-Tote from Jennie Rayment
This bag is fully lined and also expands to accommodate extra bit of shopping.
Made from simple triangles, Jennie guides through this great idea for another useful bag. The size is easily adjustable from just reducing the size of the triangle Jennie uses, and for the bag in the picture she has us...
Sew Simple Pineapple with Jennie Rayment
This is another of those clever ideas from Karin Hellaby and great for beginners too as you don’t need to worry about seam allowance.
Jennie has added an extra tip too just to help make it even easier, and take care when pressing – this is not ironing!
Both of Karen’s books you can find in our we...
Tote-It-All Bag by Jennie Rayment
This delightful shopping bag uses just 2 ½” strips – so use This delightful shopping bag uses just 2 ½” stripsa pre-cut roll or use up some of your stash. It is great idea for groups to make as fundraising projects, everyone will want one!
See how many Liz made in the ‘Show & Tell’ by clickinge h...
India`s Tote Bag with Valerie Nesbitt
A useful little bag
Designed by India Reeve this is a very useful little bag for all sorts of purposes. You can use a selection of Fat 1/4’s of fabric or just use one fabric that is cut into strips and separated by the contrast colour flange.
You can find the pattern for India’s Tote Bag on our w...
Halloween Goody Bag with Kate Findlay
This delightful little project was designed by Kate and she feels it is suitable for those 7 years and older. Perfect for Halloween with the pumpkin design on the front but this could be adapted for any season/occasion. The stitching has been done with the machine but could just as easily be done...
Make a Bag with Recycled Fabrics with Mandy Shaw
Recyle your fabrics
What a great idea and challenge. Use completely recycled products to make this really useful bag. It would seem that the only limitation is your imagination!
Another great Mandy Shaw design
Mandy and her students used up bits of tapestry, carpet, furnishing fabric, wool jumper...
Making Coil Pots and Baskets with Helen Deighan
Recycling old fabric
Helen shares her passion for making coil pots, which is a genuinely great way to recycle fabrics – we all have materials where we love the color but wonder why we ever bought them!!
Watch what else Helen makes when watching the Fashion Sans Frontiers film and Behind the Scene...
Scottie Dog Bag with Jo Gourlay
Try your hand at easy machine quilting, mix in some fab fabric, ribbons and a bit of sparkle, not forgetting a lovable Scottie dog, and your favourite little girl is all set for summer.
This is also a project in which you could be helped by the younger sewing generation.
‘This is a grea...
Japanese Bag with Carolyn Forster
This simple bag folds up easily to store away in a pocket or handbag or purse. Then just unfold it, knot the handles together and your bag is ready to go.
Carolyn has based the bag on a typical Japanese design which she has tweaked to help you sew it quickly and easily.
You can make it as complex...
Superfast Bag with Jennie Rayment
Superfast and supereasy! Perfect for fundraising.
Jennie shows you just how quickly you can make a bag, complete with lining and handles.
Try it out any size, and think about the possibility of adding simple applique motives. You can also get some inspiration from Jennie’s Handbag.
Small Bag Made with Tilda Fabrics
Simple Fabric Bag and Easy to Make
This workshop is to make the bag featured on page 18 of Tilda’s Summer Ideas book is quick and easy to make.
Our thanks to Panduro Hobby for sponsoring this film and to Isa at Creative Quilting for lending us her shop.
If your local stockist doesn’t have a copy ...
Reversible Bag with Sue Trangmar
This is a very comprehensive workshop video from Sue in which she shows you how to cut out the pieces, sew on the front pocket, attach handles, neat tip on how to make sure you are sewing a square and end up with two really sweet and useful bags.
Sue Trangmar of Daisy Chain Designs’ cousin Kelly ...
Liberty Needlecase with Sallieann Harrison
Sallieann has developed this technique for use with the sewing machine. You could do some of it by hand if you wanted. Create the folded texture by having strips of fabric cut on the bias, so that they stretch nicely for you.
You can create added interest by using vinyl instead of fabric. This...
Square Dance Bag with Helen Butcher
This is another simple, modern cut and slash design from Helen, utilising squares as a starting off point. These can be any size you like. Pre-cut layer cakes would work of course, although Helen has chosen to work with Longshotts from Oakshott Fabrics.
You get to make three blocks at the same ti...
Bunny Bags with Jennie Rayment
Jennie Rayment shares with us how to make some delightful little bags into which you can pop sweets, Easter eggs, party favours, lavender. As they look as though they have ears, she has called them Bunny Bags.
They are very simple to make and she has used the 30 degree ruler or Fat Cat Templat...
Nifty Handbag with Jennie Rayment
In this comprehensive workshop Jennie guides you through the steps to create a nifty handbag. You can also adjust the size to suite your needs.
Jennie suggests you think about pre-quilting the fabric for the outside of the bag. She has a very helpful tip on how to use the quilting guide on your s...
Clamshell Pansy Patchwork with Jennie Rayment
The pansy is such a pretty flower and you can create this one with just 5 clamshell ‘petals’.
Jennie shows us two ways of doing this: the first is using interfacing and sewing so that you have turned edges (as she showed us in her clamshell workshop) and the other is straightforward fused appliq...
Block printing tote bags with Tess Grace
Block printing is a very simple and easy way to decorate a plain fabric tote bag. In this workshop, Tess shows you how to make this beautiful, Moroccan style tote bag which is completely washable. You'll learn how to use two colours on your block, find the middle of your work and avoid splashing ...