For success in bag making, you need to be using the right tools. They'll help you avoid a lot of frustration, and get great results. You don't have to buy them all at once, but it pays to acquire them when your budget allows if you plan to make a lot of bags!
This last installment of the Bag Making Tool Kit series walks you through setting up a pressing center, the best methods for securing your bag for assembly, and what you need for finishing a beautiful bag.
Like with any job or hobby, having the right tools makes the job more enjoyable and efficient. Measuring, marking and cutting are the first steps you want to get right to take your bag from homemade to handmade.
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.
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.