We now present (Ta da!) a continuation of easy links to Readers’ Favorite Sewing Tutorials! Did you miss the first installment? Check here and then come right back because today you’ll be inspired to make a bag (or two or three) and you might just learn something new with these projects focused on sewing techniques and quilting. Let us know if you have other favorites to include!
Autum from Creative Little Daisy was inspired to create a Patchwork Bag from a bag she found in a Japanese craft book, Machine Made Patchworks. She looked at the photos, made some adaptations and then shared her process with all of us!
Amy from Happythings wanted to make a Drawstring Bag and had a hard time getting it right at first. After finally asking her mother for some guidance, she figured it out and kindly passed her techniques on with this handy tutorial.
The Happythings Mama Backpack builds on the techniques in Amy’s Happythings drawstring bag tutorial. The full creative process is listed on Amy’s site with lots of pictures and guidance.
SEWING TECHNIQUES & QUILTING:
Autum from Creative Little Daisy luckily shared the results of her trials and errors (looks pretty good to us!) with this tutorial on Mitered Corners in a mitered pillow.
Tonya has an extensive, step-by-step database of tutorials for her “Wonky” Quilting Letters on the Quiltville Custom Quilting site. Her Lazy Gal Quilting site is also full of lots of her other inspirational projects!
Tonya has several amazing examples of her wonky houses in quilts she’s created and a handy tutorial so you can make one of your own. Her Wonky House tutorial is on the Quiltville Custom Quilting site, and her Lazy Gal Quilting site is also full of lots of other inspirational projects!
Continuous Quilt Binding Tutorial
Once again Heather Bailey of HELLOmynameisHeather has shared her beautiful pictures and clear instructions with this handy tutorial. Even if you’re an expert at quilt binding you might learn a thing or two with Heather’s Continuous Quilt Binding tutorial. You might even want to use some fabric from Heather’s amazing fabric line in your project!
The Free Spirit site has an extensive compilation of free Quilting Patterns.
Heather Bailey of HELLOmynameisHeather has beautiful pictures in her tutorials and clear, step-by-step instructions. Once you see how easy these Yo-Yos are you’ll be dreaming of how to incorporate them into everything you create. You might even want to use some fabric from Heather’s amazing fabric line in your project!
All photos used with permission.
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