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10 Great Gift Ideas for Bagmakers and Sewists

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10 Great Gift Ideas for Bagmakers and Sewists

It's not just about the holidays - gift-giving happens any time of the year. I've rounded up 10 ideas for great gifts for the bagmaker or any sewist.

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How to Add a Faux Rolled Strap to Your Bag

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How to Add a Faux Rolled Strap to Your Bag

Rolled handles on a bag add an upscale look but can seem complicated to construct. Actual rolled handles are made with tubing or cotton cording. But you can get the same look simply by following this tutorial.

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How To Size and Sew An Adjustable Strap

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How To Size and Sew An Adjustable Strap

Do you want to add an adjustable strap to a pouch or a bag? If you've never made one, getting the details down pat can make you give up. We've got all the steps to make it a painless process.

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The Adina Laptop Bag Is a Classic Beauty

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The Adina Laptop Bag Is a Classic Beauty

The Adina Laptop Bag has been in the works for a very long time. A structured sturdy bag with classic lines and a modern look with the pleated front pocket and faux straps. Our testers were very excited to give this a pattern a run-through, and as usual, they did not disappoint. Get ready for some inspiration!

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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 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.

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