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How to sew a convertible round bottom backpack crossbody hip bag by Sewspire

How to sew a bucket style convertible backpack crossbody hip bag

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

Today I am here to show you how to sew this fabulous bucket style round bottom convertible bag which can be worn crossbody, on the shoulder or as a backpack.

For this project you will need approximately 2 yards of twill / canvas / duck fabric cut in the following dimensions:

9″ circle (cut 2 for interior / exterior base)

29.5″ x 15″ (cut 2 for interior / exterior body)

29.5″ x 12″ (cut 2 for interior / exterior pockets)

9″ x 20″ (cut 1 for flap)

4″ x 15″ (cut 1 for tabs)

Plus: 54″ of 1″ webbing for the strap, 5″ of sew in hook and loop tape, three 1″ d-rings, one 1″ tri-glide and two 1″ swivel hooks.

The finished bag offers a roomy interior compartment that measures approximately 13″ tall by 8″ deep.

There are 4 exterior and 4 interior pockets and the bag closes via flap closure.

In this week’s studio update I am announcing the winner of last week’s fabric giveaway…so, check out that video too!

I will be back soon with another 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 divided organizer caddy by Sewspire

How to sew a three way divided organizer caddy + fabric giveaway and studio update

How to sew a divided organizer caddy by Sewspire
How to sew a divided organizer caddy by Sewspire
How to sew a divided organizer caddy by Sewspire
How to sew a divided organizer caddy by Sewspire

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

Today I am here to show you how to sew this fabulous three way divided organizer caddy. For this project you will need to precut the following pieces of twill / canvas / cotton fabric:

Interior Pockets 7.5″ x 7.5″ (cut 6)

Exterior Front / Back / Base 9″ x 6″ (cut 3)

Exterior Sides 6″ x 6″ (cut 2)

Exterior Side Pockets 6″ x 8″ (cut 2)

Exterior Front / Back Pockets 9″ x 8″ (cut 2)

Handles 3″ x 7.5″ (cut 2)

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

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

XO,

Andrea

Sewspire Happy Mail Fabric Giveaway!
Sewspire Happy Mail Fabric Giveaway!

P.S. In this week’s studio update I am giving away a flat rate envelope of top quality quilting remnants. More details in this video:

 

 

How to sew a phone wallet by Sewspire.com

How to sew a phone wallet with wristlet strap and mini card case

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

How to sew a phone wallet by Sewspire.com
How to sew a phone wallet by Sewspire.com
How to sew a phone wallet by Sewspire.com
How to sew a phone wallet by Sewspire.com
How to sew a phone wallet by Sewspire.com
How to sew a phone wallet by Sewspire.com
How to sew a phone wallet by Sewspire.com
How to sew a phone wallet by Sewspire.com

Today I am here to show you how to sew a phone wallet with wristlet strap and mini card case. For this project you will need approximately a half yard of cotton fabric and some Pellon firm iron on interfacing, a 7″ zipper, a key ring, small swivel fob and one snap set.

To begin, precut the following pieces of material.

Three 8″ x 9″ (back two with Pellon)

One 8″ x 5″ (backed with Pellon)

One 3″ x 8″

One 2″ x 20″ (backed with Pellon)

Four 5″ x 6″ (back one with Pellon)

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

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

XO,

Andrea

P.S. I can’t finish the whole cloth quilt I started…found out why in this video:

 

 

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How to sew a reusable and washable lunch tote bag

Lost and found lunch tote bag

How to sew a reusable and washable lunch tote bag
How to sew a reusable and washable lunch tote bag

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

I have missed you!

Many thanks to all of you who wrote to inquire as to my whereabouts. I’m here to tell you a little story of how I got lost and found + as promised I have prepared a fun sewing project for you. I hope you enjoy the video(s) and will share pictures of your finished lunch tote bags with me on Instagram and Facebook using #sewspire and @sewspire.

For the lunch tote project you will need:

4 cuts of fabric which measure 5″ wide by 12″ long

2 cuts of fabric which measure 5″ wide by 10″ long

2 cuts of fabric which measure 10″ wide by 30″ long

plus one cut of sew in hook and loop tape that measures 7.5″

Until next time, please know the creative genius in me celebrates the creative genius in you!

XO,

Andrea

P.S. If you didn’t already…there is still time to snatch up my 5 best selling sewing tutorials for only $5.99! You’ll find those in my Watermelon Wishes Etsy shop.

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How to sew an essential oil wallet

How to sew an essential oil wallet

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

Today I am here to show you how to sew a wallet designed to hold essential oil bottles.

For this project you will need two cuts of cotton fabric which measure:

18″ x 6″

6″ x 10″ 

One piece of cotton batting which measures 18″ x 6″ and two 6″ pieces of  1/4″ elastic.

 

I hope you enjoy the project! I will be back next week with another tiny handmade gift idea. Until then, please know the creative genius in me celebrates the creative genius in you!

All my best,

Andrea

How to sew a sewing machine cover

How to sew a cover for your sewing machine

How to sew a sewing machine cover
How to sew a sewing machine cover

Hey y’all and welcome to the first video tutorial in the Sewspire 2017 Slipcover Series! 

Today I am here to show you how to create a custom cover for your sewing machine. For this project you will need a soft sided measuring tape, 3/4 yard canvas or twill fabric, embroidery thread and assorted cotton scraps to embellish the cover as you’d like.

Good news! If you own a standard size sewing machine that measures 15″ at the base, 11″ to 12″ tall and 7″ to 8″ deep, then this cover, as measured will fit your machine perfectly!

To begin, precut a cotton handle that measures 6″ x 10″, two canvas or twill rectangles to measure 17″ wide by 13″ tall and one larger canvas or twill rectangle to measure 38.5″ long by 9″ wide.

My Camper Themed Sewing Machine Cover
My camper themed sewing machine cover was crafted using assorted rectangles, squares and a 4″ circle.

To create my camper themed cover, rotary cut and layer the following shapes as outlined below in the detailed instructions, before assembling the cover.

Camper embellishment pattern pieces

Trim at the base of the front and rear panels: (2) 17″ x 4″ and (2) 17″ x 3″

Camper Door: 6″ x 10″ (slightly rounded at the top)

Door Window: 4″ x 4″ square folded in quarters and rounded

Front and Rear Windows: (2) 6″ x 6″

Front and Rear Curtains: (4) 6″ x 3″

Side Windows: (2) 5″ x 5″

Side Curtains: (2) 5″ x 2″

You will need to attach the design to the twill using a standard zigzag stitch and a coordinating embroidery thread before assembling the cover as outlined in the video tutorial.

Step by step instructions to for the Camper embellishment

  1. Stitch one 3″ accent and one 4″ accent right sides together to create a larger panel. Fold over the top edge of that panel and position that atop of the front twill panel. Stitch along the top edge to secure. Repeat for rear panel.
  2. Fold the longest edge of each curtain panel over 1/4″ and stitch to hem.
  3. Position the curtains vertically on the larger windows and horizontally on the smaller side windows. Pin in place.
  4. Position the larger windows with side curtains on the lefthand side of the front and rear panels. Pin in place.
  5. Fold the door panel in half, longways and angle the top edge to create a rounded door frame. Attach the circle window towards the center top of the door and zigzag stitch around the edge of the circle twice with embroidery thread.
  6. Position the door to the right of the window on the front panel. Pin in place.
  7. Position the smaller windows at each end of the longer rectangular panel approximately 5″ from the base with the curtain towards the top (please note the windows are positioned incorrectly in my photo as you can see the curtain valance is upside down).
  8. Zig zag stitch twice around all the windows and the door with embroidery thread.

Tip: apply a lightweight iron on stabilizer to the back of your cotton appliqué pieces to achieve a neater stitch. 

I hope you enjoyed the project and will subscribe to this blog and my YouTube Chanel. I will be back soon to share another Slipcover Tutorial and warmly welcome your requests.

Until we meet again…

The creative genius in me salutes the creative genius in you!

XO,

Andrea

How to sew a triangle sleepover tote

How to sew a Triangle Sleepover Tote Bag

Hey y’all and welcome back to Sewspire! 

This is a brand new design with a unique triangular shape that could be used as a sleepover tote, stuffed animal tent or as a toy storage solution. I am sure you have some great ideas as well! Please do leave a comment and let us all know what you are going to use your triangle tote for.

For this project you will need approximately a yard of fabric and one 16″ zipper which you can find in many beautiful colors over at ZipIT on Etsy. I used a heavier twill for the exterior and a very sheer shimmery material for the interior.

Before beginning, you will need to precut two 18″ x 36″ rectangles and one 5″ x 18″ rectangle.

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

Until next week…

The creative genius in me salutes the creative genius in you!

XO,

Andrea