Saturday, September 16, 2017

Happy National Sewing Month! - Part 2

September is National Sewing Month!  To celebrate, is sharing some of our favorite bag patterns for inspiration!
With each pattern, you'll learn new skills and have the opportunity to try out different products and supplies. 

Part 1 featured bags from our Project of the Month program called Let's Get Organized. Part 2, will feature bags from our Travel Handmade program.  For both of these programs, we partner with your local quilt shop to help them provide you with great discounts on our products and also organize classes to help you get the projects done. 

Ask your local quilt shop to contact us for more information about joining the Project of the Month programs.

Blog Special -- 10% off the featured patterns!
See details at the bottom.

Part 2: Travel Handmade Bags

Bag 1 - All Bottled Up
Perfect bag to protect essential oils, nail polish, or other small bottles.  You learn the basics of bag making, such as how to work with ByAnnie's Soft and Stable, mesh, fold-over elastic and zippers.

Bag 2 - Laptop Computer Carriers 2.0
A functional, custom computer case in your favorite fabric!  A great way to learn skills on how to attach a border, make padded handles, install zippers and learn tricks for sewing around curved edges.

Bag 3 - Jet Set 2.0
A wonderful bag for your travel pillow & accessories. You'll continue to practice the skills you've already learned, and mix it up by installing an outer zipper, paddled handle and handware.

Bag 4 - Double Zip Gear Bag
A perfect bag to keep you organized, you'll learn a new way to install zippers, as well as how to make slip pockets from mesh, and tips for attaching hook-and-loop fastener.


Bag 5 - Backseat Babysitter
Great for keeping your passengers occupied and car clutter free!  You'll improve your prior skills, practice installing zippers in vinyl pockets, and learn how to make dimensional pockets.

Bag 6 - Back At Ya 2.0
Great for a small purse or child's backpack, you'll learn how to attach invisible magnets, make staggered slip pockets, make adjustable straps and more!


Bag 7 - Travel Essentials
Carry your travel essentials in style, with this handy set.  Learn to put a zipper into a curved pocket, discover ways to strengthen handles and straps, and use stabilized facings to cover raw edges of pockets.

Bag 8 - Zip It Up!
Great, streamlined zippered organizers with mesh and vinyl pockets to keep items secure. Refine your previous skills and find out how to attach a zipper along the outside, curved edges.


Bag 9 - Get Out of Town Duffle 2.0
A stylish and sturdy overnight bag, a must-have travel necessity.  Discover tricks for making sure things are centered and evenly spaced, and master joining the ends of your binding.

Bag 10 - Pack It In!
Streamline your packing with these perfect organizing cases.  Discover more secrets for working with mesh, and continue to perfect your binding skills!   


Bag 11 - Going Places Garment Bag
A spacious and sturdy garment bag, with adjustable straps and plenty of pockets!  Learn how to quilt large pieces, attach a vinyl window, and a new technique for adding adjustable, detachable straps.

Bag 12 - Ultimate Travel Bag
The perfectly functional bag is carry-on compliant and sure to turn heads.  Learn how to add a special strap to secure the bag to rolling luggage, and a special trick to make side pockets more usable! 


Reminder: Submit your bags to the Road to California Bag Challenge
Don't forget to submit your bags to the 2018 Road to California Bag Challenge! Click the link here to view our recent newsletter which provided details and a step-by-step instructions for how to register.

As a special for National Sewing Month we are providing a 10% discount on all patterns feature in this blog.

Please go to and use the following discount code at checkout: 2017NSM. 

We'd love to see your bags when they're finished!  Send photos of your completed projects to

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