Monthly Archives: October 2013

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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Witch in a Cauldron – Halloween Destashification Style

How does one know that they have too much stuff? A.  The crew from “Hoarders, Buried Alive” is knocking on the front door. B.  You see a 5 foot tall,  $350 “Witch in a Cauldron” at a National Craft Chain … Continue reading

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Waffle Scarf: Stash Couture from Simple Knitting Stitches

College 2000 miles north requires a scarf. Fall descends quickly in the far north.  Temperatures there required the scarf be completed immediately, so fine yarn and lace patterns were not considered. As dictated by fashion at the college -the only … 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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