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The Karys Shoulder Bag Will Be Your New Favorite!

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The Karys Shoulder Bag Will Be Your New Favorite!

How about a classy shoulder bag? The testers were thrilled with the new Karys pattern, claiming it was a quick make. And their creativity in fabric and hardware choices, along with their excellent skills, will inspire you to make one, too! Take a look at their makes along with all the details.

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Let's "Hack" The Bailey for a Dressed-Up Look

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Let's "Hack" The Bailey for a Dressed-Up Look

The Bailey Basic Tote is just that - a Beginner Basics Collection pattern with a center accent strip, padded interior pocket for a tablet, and a magnetic snap closure. Patricia took it up a notch using vinyl for the exterior, a flip-lock, a metal tag, square rings, and rivets. Read on for all the details.

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Tips and Tricks for A Snug Lining in Your Bag

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Tips and Tricks for A Snug Lining in Your Bag

At KPD, Patricia strives to design bags that will have a snug lining. But sometimes, fabrics have a mind of their own, and you need to make some adjustments. I asked the "experts" for their best advice on getting those beautiful snug linings.

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Your Bag Making Tool Kit - At the Sewing Machine: Part One

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Your Bag Making Tool Kit - At the Sewing Machine: Part One

Bagmaking may be different from other sewing you've been doing. Using the right tools can elevate both your sewing experience and your bag to a new level. Let's start with what you'll need to use at the sewing machine. 

 

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Your Bag Making Tool Kit - Measuring, Marking, and Cutting: Part Two

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Your Bag Making Tool Kit - Measuring, Marking, and Cutting: Part Two

Like with any job or hobby, having the right tools makes the job more enjoyable and efficient. Measuring, marking, and cutting your fabric accurately are the first steps you want to get right to take your bag from homemade to handmade.

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