Monthly Archives: August 2011

Patchy Boho Sling Bag Tutorial

The Patchy Boho Sling Bag is what prompted this series of tutorials.  After completion of the foundation piecing, the bag is constructed in the same manner as the Boho Sling Bag. The simple construction makes this a great beginner sewing … Continue reading

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Tutorial for Boho Sling Bag, Part Two

Part One Here So now the bag looks almost like a bag… just a few more seams… The base or bottom of the purse is the next section. (Full size pattern can be downloaded here) Cut out two fabric bases, … Continue reading

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Boho Sling Bag Tutorial: Using “Fat Quarters”

The fabrics available in Fat Quarter cuts are just beautiful…just too nice to pass up! One simple seam allows them to be used in the Boho Sling Bag. Use the same pattern used to cut the other Boho Bag pieces. … Continue reading

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Boho Sling Bag Tutorial

The Boho Sling Bag – plain or fancy.  A sewing project for everyone – regardless of their sewing pedigree or experience! The Boho Sling Bag seems to be fairly popular among those that could form the next generation of needle-artists.  … Continue reading

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Simple Boho Sling Bag

My niece requested a bag “kinda like” this one, “but in purple and turquoise”. This is the result.  Tutorial here. Many of these boho bags – in a variety of colors – can be seen slung over shoulders. They also … Continue reading

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Destashification Challenge: Drapes from 2,000 miles away…

“Mom,” said the son, “Mom, could you make some drapes for my new apartment?” Words every sewing mother waits to hear from her grown children…. The Stash provides many yards of silk dupioni in a blue-grey, and the coordinating pillows … Continue reading

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Another Destashification Prom Purse

This Prom Purse was the Original Destashification Prom Purse.  Fabrics and trims from The Stash were combined in this prototype. The brown/blue/yellow colorway was inspired by one of the fabrics and the rest just fell into place. After it was … Continue reading

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Stash Couture Jacket

Embellishing is so much fun!  The level can range from fully encrusted to just a few seam treatments. I found a simple white linen jacket at an off-price store.  The jacket had great lines, including a rounded back yoke, but … Continue reading

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The Three Generation Destashification Quilt

Good to be back home… While I was traveling, the Long Arm Quilter Extraordinaire (please visit her website to more beautiful quilts) worked her magic on the New York Beauty Quilt wall hanging. This quilt is extra special to me … Continue reading

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