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Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch taught by Kristin Link

Take this free mini-class and learn how to make two cute bags with Kristin Link of Sew,Mama,Sew!

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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Casual, Cute, Traditional
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What materials did you use? Fabric zipper purse snaps, large upholstery buttons and large covered buttons.

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What are you most proud of? I am pleased with the end result. It starts out flat and shapless and before my very eyes it starts to take shape within a few hours I am putting a price tag on a one of a kind Tote....THAT I MADE! WHOA!!!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time and select fabric that speaks to YOU!! Don't be afraid of color! Just go for it. Make the lining and inside pockets as cute as the exterior. Also I put a small little flash light in each of my bags.

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Your totes are beautiful! You definitely have an eye for color and design. Looks like you have a small business going! I have just ordered the same sewing machine you have in the picture!

01/05/2014 Flag

Thank You so much. You will absolutely love that sewing machine. I recently purchased an embroidery/sewing machine but too scared to use it!!! I don't have a business...yet...but I have considered it. I am retired after 35 years of working so I love doing what I want to do... when I want to do it.

01/07/2014 Flag

I love the fabrics and hardware. Where do you purchase them mostly?

02/02/2014 Flag

Your bags are totally awesome. how can i make a purchase???

07/12/2014 Flag

Thank you. I recently participated in a Bazzare and sold just about ALL my bags! I am in the process of making more. I will be restocked sometime around the middle of August. I will post pictures soon after. Check back and let me know which one(s) you like. Norma

07/20/2014 Flag

Another wonderful variety of gorgeous bags! I make key rings to coordinate with my bags and sew a D-ring clip to the inside to keep them in reach. I like feature pockets, so I usually add one zip and one patch pocket with a "pen sleeve" sewn on the side. :) Again. love them!

02/23/2015 Flag

What a great idea (key chain attachment). Thank you for the compliment too.

02/28/2015 Flag

That is beautiful!

05/15/2016 Flag

Thank you, I appreciate the compliment.

05/16/2016 Flag

Thank you, I appreciate the compliment.

05/16/2016 Flag