Tag: diaper bag

Bag Making PDF Pattern Bundle

The beginning, middle and end of three special projects.

As you know I have been nurturing this idea of a whole cloth quilt for several weeks now. On Wednesday I took the leap and ordered four beautiful prints from the exclusive Hawthorne Threads Nectar Collection in the Lyrical Palette.

Whole cloth quilting concept
Whole cloth quilting concept
Hawthorne Nectar Fabric Collection
Hawthorne Nectar Fabric Collection

Interestingly enough the fabric was printed in the same order as it landed in my cart and as you can see the material was also printed in a continuous cut. The top edge of the material was pretty flush with the pattern and the bottom edge had approximately 8″ of the white border. To true this up I cut a 4″ strip off the bottom and stitched that across the top. The whole cloth measures approximately 81″ x 58″. In preparation to machine quilt it I have cut a like size piece of quilt batting. I will keep you posted on my progress and be sure to share lots of photos of the process and the finished quilt on the Sewspire Facebook and Instagram pages.

As promised, here is a sneak peek of the diaper bag which I told you about last week. It’s coming along nicely and will be complete soon. I just have to add the zip top closure.

Watermelon Wishes Diaper Bag
Watermelon Wishes Diaper Bag

If you enjoy bag making and would like to create something similar then you’ll want to take advantage of this week’s special offer. I’ve pulled 5 of my best selling PDF patterns out of the Watermelon Wishes vault and re-released them in a PDF bundle which you can purchase for $5.99 this week only. Sold individually the patterns retailed for more than $45. I hope you will take advantage of this crazy low price before the offer sells out or ends. You’ll find the bundle for sale in my Watermelon Wishes Etsy shop.

I will be back next week with more sewing inspiration…but, before I say goodbye, I want to congratulate Susan Kohler, the winner of last week’s fabric giveaway. Congratulations Susan! Please contact me via email with your shipping address and I will ship your material this week.

Celebrating the creative genius in you!

XO,

Andrea

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Ultimate Tote Bag Sewing Tutorial

How to sew the Ultimate Tote Bag

Ultimate Tote Bag Sewing Tutorial
Ultimate Tote Bag Sewing Tutorial
Ultimate Tote Bag Sewing Tutorial
Ultimate Tote Bag Sewing Tutorial
Ultimate Tote Bag Sewing Tutorial
Ultimate Tote Bag Sewing Tutorial

Click link below to share / download / view the PDF format of this tutorial: https://sewspire.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Ultimate-Tote-Bag-Tutorial-by-Sewspire.pdf

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

Today I am here to show you how to make a multi-pocket tote bag that I think is the Ultimate Tote because you can size the pockets to suit your needs exactly.

This sewing tutorial is a little different format than the others because I promised my friend Amy Reber I would create a PDF Tutorial she could share with her fabric fans. So, I have meshed the two formats to create a dynamic tutorial which you can watch and/or print.

I hope you enjoy the project and will share pictures of your finished totes with Amy and I on Instagram and Facebook using #sewspire and @sewspire

Next month I will be kicking off a new series that is centered upon Studio Design and Organization. I will be back soon to share more on that topic and am very excited to get started!

Until we meet again…the creative genius in me, salutes the creative genius in you!

XO,
Andrea

 

Bonus Tutorial!

This tote makes for a very thoughtful baby shower gift when paired with a coordinating diaper clutch and minky dot changing pad set and you can find free tutorial right here on Sewspire just click the image below!

How to sew a diaper clutch and minky dot changing pad by Sewspire
How to sew a diaper clutch and minky dot changing pad by Sewspire
How to add a button tab closure to your diaper bag

How to make a fabric covered button and add a tab closure to a bag

Hey y’all and welcome back to Sewspire!

Today I am going to show you how to make an oversized fabric covered button and a fabric tab so that you can add a button tab closure to any bag.

This particular video is a supplement to my Zip Top Diaper Bag Tutorial which is a Premium Sewspire offering in PDF format.

If you wanted to incorporate the button tab closure into the design of your Sewspire Diaper Bag, simply omit the zipper top and substitute with this button tab closure. Easy peasy!

Next week I will be creating another supplemental tutorial which outlines how to sew the diaper clutch and changing pad that accompany this fabulous diaper bag design.

For a limited time, you can get your digital copy of the Sewspire Zip Top Diaper Bag Tutorial for $9.95. The price will increase October 1, 2016 to $12.95.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need clarification on any aspect of the diaper bag tutorial. As always, you are welcome to sell your finished goods. No further permission required. I would be over the moon if share photos of your finished goods on the Sewspire Facebook page and/or tag @sewspire on Instagram.

Many thanks for watching and I am looking forward to showing you how to make the accompanying accessories next week! Until then, the creative genius in me salutes the creative genius in you!

XO,

Andrea

Sewspire Zip Top Diaper Bag Tutorial

Two new Premium PDF Sewing Tutorials now available!

Hey y’all! As per your request, I have rebranded and rereleased my written tutorials for the Compact Padded Camera Bag and Zip Top Diaper Bag that were featured in a recent product overview video on YouTube. For a limited time, both tutorials are on sale, so if you are interested in adding them to your Sewspire PDF tutorial collection, now is the time to get those before the scheduled price increase on October 1, 2016. As time permits, I will be adding more tutorials to the Premium PDF Tutorial Collection, so please do stay tuned. As with all of my tutorials, I have geared the content towards the visual learner and have included lots of photographs and clear detailed written instructions to ensure your sewing success. If for any reason, you need more clarity, you may reach out at anytime and I will do my best to help. 

I thank you for your continued interest in my sewing designs and shall be looking forward to seeing your beautiful bags. Until then, the creative genius in me salutes the creative genius in you!

XO,

Andrea