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Let's "Hack" The Bailey for a Dressed-Up Look

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Let's "Hack" The Bailey for a Dressed-Up Look

The Bailey Basic Tote is just that - a Beginner Basics Collection pattern with a center accent strip, padded interior pocket for a tablet, and a magnetic snap closure. Patricia took it up a notch using vinyl for the exterior, a flip-lock, a metal tag, square rings, and rivets. Read on for all the details.

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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 Fallyn Bag Brought Out the Best in the Testers' Creativity

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The Fallyn Bag Brought Out the Best in the Testers' Creativity

The Fallyn Bag was designed to showcase fabrics, the top-stitched detailing, and the bag features. With such an experienced group of testers, we were excited to see them "put their spin" on the pattern. Read on for inspiration and the details of the materials used.

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Best Tips for Sewing a Curved Gusset on a Handbag

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Best Tips for Sewing a Curved Gusset on a Handbag

Intimidated by a curved gusset attaching to straight pieces? We'll walk you through step-by-step with photos, directions, tips and comments to achieving that high-end look you envy in others' bags.

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Such a Classy Bag - The Alyssa Hip Bag Pattern

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Such a Classy Bag - The Alyssa Hip Bag Pattern

It seems like its been a long time in coming, but The Alyssa Hip Bag Digital Pattern is finally here. Our testers worked wonders in getting their beautiful versions made in record time. Take a peek and start planning your bag.

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