Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire! Today we are beginning to design our Ultimate Beach Bag. In this video I will show you three bag designs which incorporate features that make up an ideal beach bag. You pick and choose the ones you like the best and leave me a comment. I will tally up… Read More Our Ultimate Beach Bag Design Part 1
Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire! I am SO EXCITED to show you how this beautiful bag comes together. In this episode we are crafting the d-ring flap closure which will complete our Collaborative Patchwork Backpack. For this portion of the project you will need two pieces of quilt weight cotton which measure 12″ x… Read More Episode 11: The Reveal
Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire! Our creative community has opted to include a padded laptop sleeve, small zippered pocket, 3-way divided slip pocket and a swivel key fob into the interior design of this fabulous bag. In today’s episode we are crafting the interior rear pocket panel of our collaborative patchwork backpack which includes… Read More Episode 8: A custom fit
Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire! In today’s episode we are crafting the drawstring ties and completing the exterior of our patchwork backpack. For this portion of the project you will need two pieces of quilt weight cotton fabric which measure 3” x 20” and a quilted base panel which you will craft (just like… Read More Episode 7: It’s a beautiful bag!
Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire! In this episode we are creating elasticized side pockets and attaching the side panels to our front panel. For this portion of the project you will need to create two more quilted panels from the 4″ squares. Each panel is two squares wide and five squares high, for a… Read More Episode 5: On the sunny side
Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire! In this episode we are integrating the exterior front pocket panel to create our 2 way divided pocket. The pocket panel is crafted from three rows of five 4″ squares and lined with a like size piece of cotton fabric which measures approximately 11″ tall by 18″ wide. In… Read More Episode 4: Blessings and Expectations
Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire! Today we will begin piecing together our patchwork backpack. To begin, I have cut out 70 four inch squares from assorted cotton quilting fabrics. The front and rear panels are each crafted from 25 squares or five rows of five. Our focus in this video is to create the… Read More Episode 2: Pick Your Pockets
Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire! To kick off 2017, we’ll be designing and sewing a patchwork backpack. I am not sure how many videos this project will take as we will be working on the bag in short daily episodes. As the project takes form I will be incorporating your requests into the design…so,… Read More Episode 1: My New Year Resolution