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How To Dress Up The Bailey Basic Tote

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How To Dress Up The Bailey Basic Tote

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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Steps to Get A Classy Look With a Purse Label

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Steps to Get A Classy Look With a Purse Label

An engraved or etched label adds a high-end look to your bags. And recognition of all your hard work. Check out our tips for adding a metal label with prongs to your bag for a classy finish.

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How We Refreshed and Enhanced the Popular Cici Tote Bag Pattern

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How We Refreshed and Enhanced the Popular Cici Tote Bag Pattern

The Cici Tote Bag has a lot of devotees among bag makers. With new formatting, we also took the time to add some enhanced features, making it even more versatile than the original. This "new and improved" really is!

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What's In Your Cici Tote Bag?

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What's In Your Cici Tote Bag?

The Cici Tote is a spacious bag. And if you're an organized mom, it is a dream for holding everything you need. Check out how one woman has utilized her Cici Tote to the max, and still looks stylish.

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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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