Category Archives: Purses

Blue Bird Bag – Appliqued Overnight Bag

The sides of the Scrap Bag Bag (click for pattern) can be embellished in any number of ways. The “bird on a branch” graphics that seem to be everywhere right now inspired me, so I decided to applique one such … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag Bag Tutorial. Part 5: Securing lining to Bag.

The bag sits nicely.  The zipper works well. It just needs a lining. Which is already constructed – it just needs to be secured to the inside of the Bag! Holding lining still inside-out, place it into outer bag. The … Continue reading

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Tutorial for Scrap Bag Bag. Part 4: Lining and Curved Seams

The two major outer pieces have been sewn.  Now time to sew the lining – and that all important curved seam. Lining:  Lining Sides and Base:  Matching Centerpoint notches, sew lining Sides to lining Base using 1/2″ seam allowance RIGHT … Continue reading

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Tutorial for Scrap Bag Bag. Part 3: Top, Zipper and Ends

A large Oval Object occupies a substantial percentage of the floor/couch/bed….so quickly onto the the other major piece. Top: Fold and press 1/2″ of long straight edge of Top FABRIC pieces. Trim 3/4″ from long straight edge of the two … Continue reading

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Tutorial for Scrap Bag Bag. Part 2: Pockets, Handles, Sides and Base.

All pieces, batting and lining have been cut out. Pockets have been “topped” with a contrast fabric….let the sewing begin. Sorry.  The sewing has to wait – just a bit longer.  Fusing comes first. Following manufacturer’s instructions, fuse the batting … Continue reading

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Embellished Purse for 40 cents

The oldest son’s wedding is the end of July. My dress is a blue-lavender lace – and gorgeous.  My shoes are ivory. Lugging a luggage bag-sized “Mom purse” would be guaranteed to ruin the outfit. Went through The Stash and … Continue reading

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I Saved $210! The Destashification Overnighter

I love these overnight bags.  They are $225 at the Smithsonian Store. I think if I added up the cost of all the items I might put in an overnight bag, the total would still fall far short of $225! … Continue reading

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