Tag: pattern

How to sew a tri-fold iPad organizer

How to sew a tri-fold iPad Tablet organizer with pen and notepad pockets

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

Today I am here to show you how to sew a tri-fold cover that is designed to hold an iPad or similar sized tablet, pen and notepad. You could easily convert this design into a planner cover or padfolio organizer by duplicating the left or right side panels.

For this project you will need to precut:

(8) 11″ x 10″ fabric panels
(3) 7.25″ x 9.5″ pieces of Pellon Peltex 72F Double Sided Fusible Ultra Firm Stabilizer
(4) 4.5″ one inch wide pieces of elastic
(1) 4.5″ piece of sew in hook and loop tape

I hope you enjoy the tutorial and will share photos of your finished projects with me using #sewspire and @sewspire on Instagram and Facebook.

If you haven’t had a chance yet; be sure to check out the new studio:

I will be back soon with another studio update and inspired project. Until then, please know the creative genius in me will be celebrating the creative genius in you!

XO,
Andrea

How to sew a linen crossbody hipster bag by Sewspire

How to sew a linen hipster crossbody bag + studio tours

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

Today, I am here to show you how to sew this fabulous crossbody hipster bag. I especially love this bag because it is crafted from linen and premium cotton prints.

For this project you will need a half yard of linen and a half yard of cotton; plus a half yard of Pellon heavyweight iron on interfacing, a swivel d-ring clasp/closure and a swivel key fob.

To begin, precut the follow fabric pieces

Cut four 9″ x 11″ body panels (two from linen and two from cotton; line all with Pellon)

Cut one 28″ x 3″ interior gusset (from cotton, line with Pellon)

Cut one 28″ x 9″ exterior gusset (from linen, line with Pellon after pleating)

Cut one 5″ x 10″ fob strap (from cotton, no Pellon)

Cut four 5″ x 8″ exterior and interior pocket (from cotton, no Pellon)

Cut two 10″ x 9″ flaps (from cotton, line one with Pellon)

Cut one 16″ x 4″ closure strap (from linen, no Pellon)

I hope you enjoy the tutorial and will subscribe to my YouTube Channel! If you enjoy making bags, I’d like to invite you to take advantage of my Bag Maker’s Tutorial Bundle which includes 5 of my most popular bag tutorials in PDF Format for instant download for only $5.99!

Also, for your reference, I am using: Pellon Decor Bond 809 Firm Iron On Backing #1925944 which you can get for $2.77 p yard at Walmart.

In this weeks studio update I have included informal tours of my home and commercial sewing spaces as well as a special offer for my newest business endeavor, The Fourth Seam. If you or someone you know is considering opening an Etsy shop you’ll want to take advantage of my $9.99 read only membership so you can explore the ins and outs of running a successful Etsy shop:

I will be back soon with another inspired sewing project and studio update. Until then, please know the creative genius in me will be celebrating the creative genius in you!

XO,

Andrea

How to sew a zippered duffel tote bag

How to sew a zippered duffel tote bag

How to sew a zippered duffel tote bag
How to sew a zippered duffel tote bag
How to sew a zippered duffel tote bag
How to sew a zippered duffel tote bag
How to sew a zippered duffel tote bag
How to sew a zippered duffel tote bag

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

Today I am here to show you how to sew a duffel bag with zippered top closure. This particular bag is sized to meet carryon requirements and makes a wonderful travel bag because you can fold it flat and tuck several of them inside your suitcase with ease.

When finished your travel size duffel tote bag will measure approximately 17″ across the base, 8″ tall and 9″ deep.

For this project you will need one 18″ zipper and 2 yards of cotton twill fabric such as the beautiful Premier Prints I used to craft the sample bag from.

To begin, you will need to precut your material to the following dimensions:

Cut six 10″ x 18″ panels for the body

Cut four 10″ x 10″ panels for the sides

Cut four 5″ x 20″ panels for the zipper casing / gusset

Cut two 6″ x 25″ panels for the handles

I hope you enjoy the sewing project and will share photos of your finished duffel bags on the Sewspire Facebook and Instagram pages using @sewspire and #sewspire .

I will be back next week with another inspired travel themed project. Until then, please know the creative genius in me salutes the creative genius in you!

XO,

Andrea

P.S. Congratulations to Janice Centritto as she is the Happy Mail winner of the patchwork dachshund pup we made last week! If you would like to enter to win this week’s travel sized duffel bag, you can sign up here.