DIY Bright Coloured Fabric Bag

Fabric Bag FREE sewing pattern and tutorial This bag does heavy rotation in my life. I've got at least a dozen of them. They are large and roomy so I can pack them full. But they are light so you are not carrying the weight of the bag as well as the contents. And it's...

Tapestry Bag

Sewing tutorial for a cloth bag Easy tapestry fabric bag I've raved about this particular style bag so many times. And made it a good few times too. Click on these links to see this bag in other fabrics - Green African print cloth bag  and  Cream bull denim cloth bag....

How to Upcycle a Cloth Shopping Bag

What to do with a Free Cloth Shopping Bag A person should never moan about their life on a blog. Having said that I'm a bit stressed. I've been Upcycled cloth shopper bag away for 9 weeks and a month before that I was away for 6 weeks. I try to schedule blog posts but...

Back Pack Tutorial + FREE Sewing Pattern

How to make a backpack Easy back pack I've been wanting to make a small back pack for a while. Love, love the Alexander Wang version. I wanted to use natural rope as I had some textured curtain fabric left over from the Kimono top I made a while back. See that - on...

Boho Tote Bag + FREE Pattern Instructions

How to make a bohemian tote bag I will try to make just about anything. Not all of my attempts are great. Some don't make the pages of Boho Tote this blog. But some turn out perfect. This is one of those attempts. It's not like I haven't made a good few tote bags....

DIY Triangle Bag + FREE Pattern Instructions

Sewing instructions for a triangle hand bag I have been wanting to make this bag for sooo long. There are a few tutorials to be found with Triangle bag instructions for making this bag. They might be different in how they approach constructing the bag and what...

DIY Placemat Clutch Bag

How to make a clutch bag Clutch bag I made my first clutch bag from a silver/grey brocade design plastic place mat. See that DIY - here. I got the idea from Glitter 'n Glue. Read her tutorial - here. They are so easy to make that a person can go around...

Tribal Inspired Handbag Decoration

Make this easy rope hand bag charm Add multi-colour rope to your bag Nothing like a bit of Tribal inspiration to liven up a much loved hand bag. And this is as easy as it gets. I used a piece of multi-coloured woven rope. You could go monotone and use a black and...

Grungy Green Slouchy Bag

Make this easy fabric hand bag in just over an hour I have made this particular bag so many times over. Tie dye slouchy bag It is the perfect bag. Why? It's large enough to carry everything but the kitchen sink.  It's lightweight.  It's washable. It can be...

Neon Tote Bag + FREE Pattern Instructions

Instructions to make an easy tote bag Neon tote bag I started making my own clothes and accessories mostly because I knew exactly what I wanted and local retailers either didn't get my kind of style, or they weren't stocking new fashions that I fancied. The only...

Slouchy Bag + FREE Pattern Instructions

How to and pattern for this easy fabric hand bag Slouchy bag This slouchy bag is easy to make, roomy enough to use as a beach bag and great for up-cycling old curtains, tablecloths or linen. Maybe even recycle a maxi skirt or winter scarf you've grown tired of? You...

DIY Clutch Bag

Easy clutch bag tutorial There are probably millions of fashion bloggers out there. If you trim it down to DIY fashion bloggers the field becomes much narrower. I have a few that I follow. Broadband is slow here and blogs with lots of heavy photos just don't load. So...

Slouchy Fabric Green Sling Bag

Cloth bag sewing tutorial The instructions for this bag are - here - and also - here. I've made it a good few times. My favourite sling bag in a different green. It's probably a bit obvious by now that I do like green. Hopefully you can see from the...

How to Make Cream Denim Sling Bag

Denim bag tutorial Sometimes these items are so much harder to explain than they are to make. Here are the instructions for yesterday's sling bag. It consists of two rectangles of firm fabric about 80centimetres by 40centimetres. I have hand stitched in big black...

Khaki Slouchy Fabric Bag

Fabric bag tutorial This sling bag is yet another easy item to make. It consists of two rectangles of fabric. I will show the pattern pieces and how to stitch them together tomorrow. The one thing that is so rewarding about making your own clothes is that you can make...

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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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