Archive for the 'tote' Category

Laptop bag from a pillow case

29 June, 2008

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  • Post: Laptop bag from a pillow case
  • Main Site: Craft Chi
  • Artist/Author: Amy
  • Registration Required?: No
  • Free?: Yes
  • Via:
  • Other: actually made from a quilted pillow sham

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      Little Shopping Bags

      28 June, 2008

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    • Post: Little Shopping Bags Tutorial
    • Main Site: oh fransson
    • Artist/Author: Elizabeth Hartman
    • Registration Required?: No
    • Free?: Yes
    • Via:
    • Other: direct link to pattern pdf

      • Grocery Tote

        19 June, 2008

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      • Post: Grocery Tote
      • Main Site: valoriwells
      • Artist/Author: Valorie Wells
      • Registration Required?: No
      • Free?: Yes
      • Via:
      • Other: errata: all seam allowances are 1/2”

        • Laptop Sleeve Mega Post—updated!

          18 June, 2008

          click on any image below to go directly to a tutorial for the laptop sleeve/case/cozy/cover. please let me know if you are aware of a tutorial I’ve missed.

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          Pattern for sleeve above is in MAKE: [magazine] 06: Robots, Page 27

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          Bamboo Beach Purse

          15 June, 2008

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        • Post: Bamboo Beach Purse
        • Main Site: http://thelongthread.com/
        • Artist/Author: Ellen
        • Registration Required?: No
        • Free?: Yes
        • Via:
        • Other: this purse is lovely, and much more than a beach bag

          • How to Reverse-Applique a Tote Bag

            14 June, 2008

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          • Post: How to Reverse-Applique a Tote Bag
          • Main Site: CraftSylish
          • Artist/Author: Diane Gilleland
          • Registration Required?: No
          • Free?: Yes
          • Via:
          • Other: all kinds of crafty tutorial goodness at her blog, craftypod

            • Make your own onestringbag

              16 February, 2008

               

            • Tutorial/Pattern Included? Yes
            • Post: Make your own onestringbag
            • Main Site: instructables
            • Artist/Author: tantan
            • Registration Required? No
            • Free? Yes
            • via:
            • Other:
            • Kidlet Wall Pocket Tidy Tote

              14 February, 2008

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            • Tutorial/Pattern Included? Yes
            • Post: for you…
            • Main Site: JC handmade
            • Artist/Author: http://jchandmade.typepad.com/about.html
            • Registration Required? No
            • Free? Yes
            • via:
            • Other:
            • Craftzine.com blog: Amy Butler Sew Inspiring Contest

              7 February, 2008

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              "We’re excited to bring you a new contest for 2008! Chronicle Books and CRAFT Magazine are bringing you a contest for all you Amy Butler fans and sewers around the US world! For a two-month period crafters can submit pictures of their own Amy Butler inspired bag online to the flickr group called ‘Amy Butler Sew Inspiring Contest‘. At the end of the two-month period Amy Butler will pick a top winner and five runners up among the entries.

              "The grand prize winner will receive a Janome Memory Craft 6600P Sewing Machine with a retail value of $1999, Amy Butler Fabric, Amy Butler’s Midwest Modern (published by STC), Amy Butler’s In Stitches, and the Sew-It Kit (both published by Chronicle Books).

              "The five runner-ups will win a copy of Amy Butler’s Midwest Modern, Amy Butler’s In Stitches, and the Sew-It Kit."

              For more details: Craftzine.com blog: Amy Butler Sew Inspiring Contest

              Wisdom of the Moon: Cheap & Easy Fabric Produce Bags

              27 January, 2008

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            • Tutorial/Pattern Included? Yes
            • Post: Wisdom of the Moon: Cheap & Easy Fabric Produce Bags
            • Main Site: Wisdom of the Moon
            • Artist/Author: Wendy
            • Registration Required? No
            • Free? Yes
            • via:
            • Other: Wendy also has a shopping bag tutorial, and tons of other cool tutorials in her ‘how-to’ category.
            • all it took was just one stitch: Pyramid Door Stop – the tutorial!

              27 January, 2008

               

            • Tutorial/Pattern Included? Yes
            • Post: all it took was just one stitch: Pyramid Door Stop – the tutorial!
            • Main Site: all it took was just one stitch
            • Artist/Author: Rachael
            • Registration Required? No
            • Free? Yes
            • via:
            • Other: also see her pirate bag tutorial
            • Little Purl of the Orient: Bag #5 – a tote tutorial

              13 October, 2007

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            • Tutorial/Pattern Included? Yes
            • Post: Little Purl of the Orient: Knitting with friends and Bag #5 – a tote tutorial
            • Main Site: http://yscmama.typepad.com/little_purl/
            • Artist/Author: http://yscmama.typepad.com/about.html
            • Registration Required? No
            • Free? Yes
            • via: http://blog.creativekismet.com/tutorials-of-all-kinds/
            • Other:
            • The Lindie Bag

              13 October, 2007

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            • Tutorial/Pattern Included? Yes
            • Post: The Lindie Bag (Free Purse Pattern) « Craft Apple
            • Main Site: http://craftapple.wordpress.com/
            • Artist/Author: lindiepindie [at] gmail [dot] com
            • Registration Required? No
            • Free? Yes
            • via:
            • Other: also see her lotus bag
            • Fluffy Flowers: musette

              8 September, 2007

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            • Tutorial/Pattern Included? Yes
            • Post: Fluffy Flowers: musette
            • Main Site: Fluffy Flowers
            • Artist/Author: Felicia
            • Registration Required? No
            • Free? Yes
            • via:
            • Other: A musette bag holds food and drinks and gets handed to the Tour riders in the feed zone. These fellows are pedaling on the road for hours at a time and they definitely need to eat to keep up their cycling performance.
            • tumbling blocks: oilcloth lunch bag

              8 September, 2007

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            • Tutorial/Pattern Included? Yes
            • Post: tumbling blocks: oilcloth lunch bag
            • Main Site: tumbling blocks
            • Artist/Author: Dorie
            • Registration Required? No
            • Free? Yes
            • via: i have to say
            • Other:
            • 2paw: My Sock Tote Tutorial

              8 September, 2007

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            • Tutorial/Pattern Included? Yes
            • Post: 2paw: My Sock Tote Tutorial
            • Main Site: 2paw
            • Artist/Author: Cindy
            • Registration Required? No
            • Free? Yes
            • via:
            • Other: originally intended to carry a knitting project in progress.
            • knick knacks & ric rac » bird seed grocery bag

              3 September, 2007

               bird seed grocery bag!

            • Tutorial/Pattern Included? not really a tutorial, but a great idea, and some simple sewing instructions for those with experience making bags
            • Post: knick knacks & ric rac » bird seed grocery bag
            • Main Site: http://madewithlovebyhannah.com/WordPress/
            • Artist/Author: hannah
            • Registration Required? No
            • Free? Yes
            • via:
            • Other: Hannah has a freaking awesome store, too: http://www.madewithlovebyhannah.com/home.html
            • TUTORIEL SAC DE M@rie70 (ENGLISH) – Les passions de M@rie70

              3 September, 2007

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            • Tutorial/Pattern Included?  Yes
            • Post: TUTORIEL SAC DE M@rie70 (ENGLISH) – Les passions de M@rie70
            • Main Site: http://marie70.canalblog.com/
            • Artist/Author: Marie
            • Registration Required? No
            • Free? Yes
            • Other: Creatively translated into English (by machine?). Original French tutorial here.
            • wasp bag

              2 September, 2007

               

            • Tutorial/Pattern Included?  Yes
            • Post: :: patterns :: machen/machen :: make/do ::
            • Main Site: machen/machen
            • Artist/Author: about/contact
            • Registration Required? No
            • Free? Yes
            • Other: This is a large squashy bag that holds everything you need for a busy day. It has a key strap and an internal pocket; and two shoulder straps with a cute button detail. I named it the Wasp Bag because the original used a fabric from Echino with wasps on it. I hope you enjoy making and using it.
            • PLEATNESS BAGS! now enriched with tutorial goodness!

              2 September, 2007

               

            • Tutorial/Pattern Included?  Yes
            • Post: PLEATNESS BAGS! now enriched with tutorial goodness! pg 10
            • Main Site: craftster.org
            • Artist/Author: applesaregreen
            • Registration Required? No
            • Free? Yes
            • Other:
            • Elemental Stitches: Back to School Tutorials

              1 September, 2007

              An excellent selection of back to school tutorials selected by elemental stitches. Visit her site for the actual links. Some have previously appeared here at myhalfofthebrain.

              Back to School Tutorials

              In the spirit of Back to School I have compiled some helpful tutorials I have come across.

              Headbands
              Barrettes
              Wall Pocket
              Embroidered Linen Tote
              Quick Tank Top
              Girls Dress
              Make Up Bag
              Lunch Bag
              Binder Cover
              Memo Board
              Ladybug Backpack
              Pencil Case
              Kids Pants

              Elemental Stitches: Back to School Tutorials

              Wallet-Sized Fold-Up Re-Usable Shopping Bag

              1 September, 2007

               

            • Tutorial/Pattern Included?  Yes
            • Post: wallet-sized fold-up re-usable shopping bag
            • Main Site: http://whipup.net
            • Artist/Author: Karla is a Montessori teacher who lives in Sausalito, California with her husband. In her free time she enjoys shopping at thrift stores and transforming her finds into new creations. You can find photos of her work at flickr.
            • Registration Required? No
            • Free? Yes
            • Other: You can stash this wallet sized bag in your purse and have it ready whenever you go to the store.
            • Yarnmonster: A Drawstring Bag Tutorial

              25 August, 2007

               

            • Tutorial/Pattern Included?  Yes
            • Post: Yarnmonster: A Drawstring Bag Tutorial
            • Main Site: Yarnmonster!
            • Artist/Author: Jessica
            • Registration Required? No
            • Free? Yes
            • Other:
            • How to Square Bags (Make Gussets) » Crafty Daisies

              24 August, 2007

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            • Tutorial/Pattern Included? Yes
            • Post: How to Square Bags » Crafty Daisies
            • Main Site: http://craftydaisies.com/
            • Artist/Author: Jen at Crafty Daisies
            • Registration Required? No
            • Free? Yes
            • Other: Additional tip from ME at myhalfofthebrain: Because I have trouble even with straight lines, I’ve learned to use a ruler to mark a line with disappearing ink parallel to both sides of the bottom of the bag (at say the 1.5″ mark for a three inch gusset). Then when I’m folding my corners into triangles, I line up my fabric edges on the line I’ve drawn and get a real rectangle for the bottom instead of wonky parallelograms.
            • Instructables Easy Expandable Felt Tote Bag

              13 July, 2007

              Instructables Easy Expandable Felt Tote Bag

            • Tutorial/Pattern Included? Yes
            • Post: Instructables Easy Expandable Felt Tote Bag
            • Main Site: Instructables
            • Artist/Author: the freaking brilliant jessiep
            • Registration Required? No
            • Free? Yes
            • Other: Simply GENIUS!