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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 new resource for your bag making tools.

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Creative Hacks to the KPD Claire Shoulder Bag Pattern

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Creative Hacks to the KPD Claire Shoulder Bag Pattern

The Claire Shoulder Bag was designed for the intermediate sewist – someone with experience using different materials and finishing techniques for versatility. Check out these modifications to change up the style.(If you're an advanced beginner looking for a challenge, take a peek, too!).

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The Elora is the Most Stylish Backpack Ever!

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The Elora is the Most Stylish Backpack Ever!

The Elora Backpack is a sophisticated bag. Once again, our testing group wowed us with their creations. Check out all the details and get inspired to make your own Elora.

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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

Take the time to learn to do your slip pockets right, and you'll be getting compliments. Attention to pressing, topstitching and decorative details are all discussed.  Photo: Amy Jo's Sunset Beach Tote has tons of pockets - inside and out!

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