Orton Bag

Orton Bag Orton Bag I found this free pattern for the – Orton Bag – via merchantandmills.com. It’s easy an easy pattern to follow. Here’s my version of the Orton Bag. No need for written instructions as the pics are clear. Cut out pattern pieces Sew strap in place Sew...

Straw Bag

Straw Bag Straw Bag This straw bag is made from two IKEA round place mats. You could use square ones or use place mats made from something else to make this easy bag. Here's how I made this one. You need: - 2 x place matsmatching colour threadStrap for the...

Party Bag

DIY Party Bag Been a while since my last post. I will never stop posting as I cannot stop making things. But real life does get in the way of having fun sometimes. Recognize the dress in this pic? The pattern for that is - here. And I've made a similar style bag to...

FREE Backpack Sewing Pattern

FREE Backpack Sewing Pattern There are some trends I warm to instantly, anything in any shade of green will do, hence this FREE backpack sewing pattern. Am on the move again and backpacks are the business to make travel easier. I've made a similar backpack before...

Fabric Bag – FREE Sewing Pattern

Fabric Bag - FREE Sewing Pattern I must have made at least ten of these fabric bags with my FREE sewing pattern. They are just so easy to own and use. They are light - no back strain. They wash. You can squeeze anything into them from thick jackets to shopping as they...

Elegant Tote Bag

Elegant Tote Bag Make this simple elegant tote bag in a nice firm printed cotton, bright coloured bull denim, canvas or ordinary denim in just over an hour. Here's how. You need: - 2 x pieces of firm fabric 40 centimtres wide x 50 centimtres long matching colour...

Round Handle Bag

Round Handle Bag Have been wanting lovely bamboo handles to make a bag forever. Could. Not. Find. Them. These round handles came up during a rummage in a charity shop attached to a very tired old bag. Immediately knew I could re-use them to make a new bag. I bought a...

DIY Bags – FREE Sewing Patterns

Have been busy putting together a compilation of all my DIY fashion posts and this one is all about DIY Bags - FREE Sewing Patterns. Can't believe how much I've made over the years! Yesterday I was wearing a black off-shoulder dress and someone said, " I love your...

DIY Over Shoulder Bag

Over shoulder bag DIY Over Shoulder Bag The point of this blog, always has, and always will be about making clothes and accessories by recycling, up-cycling or DIY fashion. This easy DIY Over Shoulder Bag was made out of leftover fabric from - this rain poncho - and...

Monk Bag + FREE Sewing Pattern

Monk Bag + FREE Sewing Pattern I love, love light cloth bags as opposed to the heavy leather variety. I tend to carry "everything but the kitchen sink" in my bag. Therefore it needs to be as light as possible from the get go. My absolute favourite bag is - this one....

Sixty Second Scarf Bag

Make a bag in a minute Got a scarf? Plus two hoops? And one minute? Then you have what it takes to make this bag. And here's the best bit. When you're done for the day, you can change the scarf to make another bag with your same hoops. One minute scarf bag I saw...

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My name is Karen. I live in Cape Town, South Africa. This blog is about how to make your own, how to recycle, restyle and up-cycle.











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