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Say Hello to The Duffy Bag - The Laila Weekender's Little Brother!

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Say Hello to The Duffy Bag - The Laila Weekender's Little Brother!

The Duffy Bag was created at the request of bag makers who loved The Laila Weekender, but wanted to know how to shrink the pattern. With the detailing on that bag, it is not as simple as reducing by X%. Now everybody can make the smaller bag - no math required! Check out the variety of tester makes!

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Make Your Bag Shape Up - All About Interfacings and Stabilizers

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Make Your Bag Shape Up - All About Interfacings and Stabilizers

We all "oooh and aaah" over the finished bag. But it's really what lies beneath that makes the end product "stand up and be noticed." Read all about it and grab our new resource for your bag making tools.

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How To Sew Great Slip Pockets - And Get The Details Right

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How To Sew Great Slip Pockets - And Get The Details Right

Slip pockets are a key functional part of your handbag. But getting sloppy with your pocket sewing can really detract from the look and the perceived value of your bag. Take a little bit of time to learn to do it right, and you'll be getting compliments on your pockets! The Colette Bowler Bag in the photo with the great slip pockets is by The Busy Sewing Room.

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Add An Upscale Look With Vinyl and Faux Leather

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Add An Upscale Look With Vinyl and Faux Leather

Vinyl or faux leather can add sophistication to a bag. If that's the look you're going for, but have been hesitant to try, check out our tips for all things relating to sewing with vinyl and faux leather.

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The David Grocery Bag is So Much Better Than Plastic!

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The David Grocery Bag is So Much Better Than Plastic!

How about a really quick, simple make? The David grocery bag is styled like plastic bags with a sturdier handle. Easy to make, easy to store, and easy to clean.

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