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!
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.
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.
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.