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10 Favorite Bagmaking Tools - and Two "Just for Fun"

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10 Favorite Bagmaking Tools - and Two "Just for Fun"

The lowly seam ripper gets a facelift in this list of sewing tools I'd be hard pressed to do without. Even experienced bagmakers may find a new favorite or a better option.

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The Sunset Beach Tote: A Big, Beautiful Workhorse

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The Sunset Beach Tote: A Big, Beautiful Workhorse

The Sunset Beach Tote is named for our favorite beach. With a long haul across the dunes, we need to be able to carry it all. The testers loved it and were using theirs right away. As always, lots of beautiful makes. Check them out and get inspired!

 

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Testers Prove The Joey Pouch Is a Versatile Little Bag

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Testers Prove The Joey Pouch Is a Versatile Little Bag

We're always excited to see the testers' renditions of our patterns. They did not disappoint with The Joey Pouch. Read more to get all the details and see their amazing bags.

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5 Lessons Learned When "Going Rogue" With Fabric Choices

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5 Lessons Learned When "Going Rogue" With Fabric Choices

Our second pattern, The Cici Tote Bag is a structured bag made with home decor fabrics and vinyl accents, stabilized with Peltex. I chose to make mine from linen and used foam. I learned some things along the way and hope to save bagmakers the same frustration I experienced.

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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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