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.
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.
The Large Colette Bowler Bag is a roomy, classic design. Finishing at 15 1/2" x 11" x 6 1/2", this roomy bag fits the criteria for the airline's Free Personal Bag. The large exterior space lends itself well to a variety of design options - no tiny prints needed here!
As usual, our testers surprised us, inspired us, and certainly wowed us! Take a look for yourself.
We've added a new pattern to the Beginner Basics Collection. To make sure this Level One design is truly for the Beginner Bagmaker with sewing experience, our group of testers included beginners and proofreading experts (English teachers!). Check out their makes to get your creativity going!