Monday, September 25, 2017

Bag It - Tips and Tutorials

I'm excited by all the bags already being shared in the link-up and in the Facebook group.  You can share any bag that you make, from any pattern or tutorial, as long as it was made during from September 18 through December 15, 2017.

Looking for supplies for your bag making?  Visit the Bag It sponsors and find everything you need to make something awesome.  You can read more about the sponsors, their generous prize donations and do your shopping by visiting these posts:

Now, here are is some tips, tutorials & inspiration:

You can make all kinds of bags once you tackle zippers and the basics of 3D sewing.  Check out the basics of zippers to get you started.  Then start playing with sizes and shapes of the basic Zip Pouch, boxing corners and the Triangle pouch.

Triangle Bag, Boxing Corners & the basic Zip Pouch

There are plenty of great bags you can make that don't involve zippers of any kind.  Everyone can use a new lunch sack or a fabric storage bag.  What about a game piece bag to fill up with game pieces (Scrabble, anyone?) or just about anything else.

Lunch sack and game piece bag

Looking for practical bags that make great gifts for just about anyone?  I love this drawstring backpack complete with a hidden pocket.  Have credit cards that need to stay organized?  Either the purse pack or the credit card carrier will do the trick!

All three of these are available as downloadable patterns in my shop.

Drawstring backpack, Purse pack and Credit card holder
Grommets and magnetic snaps are easy to install.  Check out these tutorials here and here.

Looking for even more inspiration and tips?  Two of our featured designers have some great tips and tutorials on their sites:

  • Sew Sweetness has a great collection of tips and tutorials.  
  • By Annie has videos that cover many of the steps of her bag making.  Learn some new techniques to add some polish to your bags.

Have a tutorial or tip to share?  Leave it in the comments!

Now let's get sewing.  I'll be back next Monday with a brand new tutorial as we kick-off October and Bags for your Sewing Space!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. I ordered some supplies from Bag Maker and they were on my door step so quickly I couldn't believe it! Now to get to the project I ordered them for!

  2. So much fun. I am really enjoying Bag It. Thank you for all of the tutorials and supplies links :)


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