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Tips for Working With Vinyl and Faux Leather

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Tips for Working With Vinyl and Faux Leather

Vinyl or faux leather can add a high-end designer look 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 Best Stabilizers and Interfacings for Your Bag

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The Best Stabilizers and Interfacings for Your Bag

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 2024 updated resource for your bag making tools.

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The Lettie Mini Bowler Bag - Surprisingly Spacious in a Small Classic Design

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The Lettie Mini Bowler Bag - Surprisingly Spacious in a Small Classic Design

The Lettie Mini Bowler Bag is an on-trend small bag, but with a spacious interior. Sized perfectly to use as a true "crook of the elbow handbag", the testers had a great time with the pattern and some actually made (or plan to make) more than one. Check out the photos of their creations along with all the details.

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It's Not Selfish Sewing! Take Time to Make Something for You

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It's Not Selfish Sewing! Take Time to Make Something for You

The term "selfish sewing" really rubs me the wrong way. Even if said tongue-in-cheek, the snarkiness of it is just wrong. Sew for yourself and proudly (and unapologetically) proclaim that you made it JUST FOR YOU.  

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Kids Can Travel In Style Too With The Duffy Bag

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Kids Can Travel In Style Too With The Duffy Bag

Little brother to The Laila Weekender with customizable features to make this a super kid-friendly bag. The options are great for an adult gym or dance bag. Or make it into a mega diaper bag.

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