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I'm eager to learn to sew leather items. This looks like a good first project:
Miss Maggie's Handbag (free pattern) from Emmaline Bags.


Emma at Emkie Designs sells bag & accessories patterns. She even offers tutorials for various techniques. This leather tassel tutorial really caught my eye.

  Look at the FREE pattern for this adorable Clematis Wristlet from Blue Calla. While you're there, check out her other patterns!

~Stephanie
I've joined the creative team at Tatiana's Corner on Etsy to sell my zipper pouches and more! Enjoy this 10% off coupon for June! https://www.etsy.com/shop/TatianasCorner?coupon=JUNE2018
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Oodles of zipper pouches

Zipper pouches are quick, easy, and fun to make! This weekend, I spent some time cutting and sewing these...

and these...
and these...

All 12 pouches are available to purchase HERE, though I'm VERY tempted to keep the one with the books. The interior fabric is so neat!


If you'd like to make pouches like these, check out:
Selling to Sew book by Virginia Lindsay of Gingercake - this book is full of patterns and inspiration
Open Wide Zippered Pouch free tutorial by Anna Graham of Noodlehead
Monogram Zip Pouch by Melissa Mortenson of Polka Dot Chair
No Stress Tabbed Zipper Pouch over at SewMamaSew

~Stephanie
I've joined the creative team at Tatiana's Corner on Etsy to sell my zipper pouches and more! Enjoy this 10% off coupon for June! https://www.etsy.com/shop/TatianasCorner?coupon=JUNE2018

Go Anywhere Bag

I recently stitched up this Go Anywhere Bag by Anna of Noodlehead. I'm a big fan of her designs and style. Her patterns are written like a tutorial, so there are plenty of pictures to accompany descriptions for each step.


The front has 3 open pockets, with darts along the bottom to give it shape. The back has one long pocket with a magnetic snap closure.


The interior has one large pocket.


This pattern is great for the beginner, as it is quick and easy to create. I'm excited to start using my new bag!

~Stephanie
I've joined the creative team at Tatiana's Corner on Etsy to sell my zipper pouches and more! Enjoy this 10% off coupon for June! https://www.etsy.com/shop/TatianasCorner?coupon=JUNE2018

Friday Finds

If you sew with zippers, then hopefully you already know about Zipit on Etsy. If not, go check them out! They sell zippers of just about every color, length, and type...  plus other goodies like these amazing wooden buttons! I'm always impressed with their customer service and pricing.

I recently ordered fabric from Sew Perfectly Vintage on Etsy. Her store is full of great fabric prints, precuts, and patterns. I was really pleased with her quick responses to my messages and overall customer service. She is offering 20% off in her shop through June!


In addition to paid classes, Crafty also features quite a few free patterns. I made this cute Phoebe Bag years ago. It's an easy pattern that's great for beginners. Thanks to artsy-craftsy babe for generously sharing her pattern free of charge!



~Stephanie
I've joined the creative team at Tatiana's Corner on Etsy to sell my zipper pouches and more! Enjoy this 10% off coupon for June! https://www.etsy.com/shop/TatianasCorn…

It's GIVEAWAY time!

For one week only, enter to win a GIVEAWAY of goodies from Tatiana's Corner on Etsy!
Enter to win on our Facebook page.



We've made entering the contest simple! Comment on the giveaway post by tagging at least 2 friends. A bonus entry can be received by adding us to your favorite shops on Etsy and leaving another comment letting us know.



The winner will receive 4 handcrafted greeting cards (with envelopes), a gift tag, a small zipper pouch, and an extra-large dish scrubby! Card themes include love, new baby girl, new baby boy, and thank you. We will close the giveaway next Sunday evening (06/09/18). Good luck!


~Stephanie

Friday Finds

Friday Finds A quick FB search will yield many results for groups related to handmade items. There are groups for specific interests such as bag making and even for individual pattern makers!

I recently joined PDF Love of Bags. It's for makers of all skill levels. There you'll see amazing bags of every size, shape, and fabric design. It's also a great place to ask for recommendations and get help on your own projects.

Beware, though... your bank account might suffer from the money you'll be spending on patterns (and of course fabric) from the inspiration you see there.

And that leads me to a pattern recommended in that group called the Winslet Wallet by Hold It Right There Bags.
 The owner, Suzanna, was quick to answer a question I had before purchasing the pattern. She was very friendly and offered to help with any future questions if needed. I am adding this cool wallet to my summer project list!

June 17th is Father's Day! Why not send dad a handmade card? Check…

Reversible box tote

I stitched up this Reversible Box Tote earlier this week.
Very Shannon sells lovely knitting patterns. She generously offers up this tote (and this one) for free! This pattern is very easy and can be completed in an afternoon. It's great for beginners!

 It perfectly fits 2 Big Cakes (or similar) yarn. It's roomy, yet a nice size to take on trips or just tote from room to room in your home.

 These handy little bags could be used for so many things! With stiffer interfacing, they would make unique magazine holders. Or what about toy bins for the kiddos? And course, they would look fabulous holding other crafting supplies, too!