Perfect Tote Bag Sewing Pattern

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:: Free sewing pattern for a perfect tote bag :: Many years ago for Mothers Day, I featured a free sewing pattern for what I considered to be the perfect tote bag. See picture on the right. Much to my dismay, that blog vanished/changed and the tote bag pattern is no where to be found!!! […]

Time for a Party :: Come Link Up!

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Tomorrow marks the first day of Spring and we’ve groomed the closets, making space for the new: a series of quilting for beginners.  Remember our featured blogger at last week’s linky party who make the unique quilted postcard pattern? Exactly. Janeen van Niekerk, who turns out is a published international quilter with  many years of […]

Romantic Easter Egg Bag Sewing Pattern

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  It is the hand embroidery that sets this bag sewing pattern apart. The small size of this Easter basket- bag is perfect to hold the eggs for Easter. Of course,  the chocolate eggs on your outdoor Easter coffee or brunch table in the garden will look glorious and luxurious in to as well.   […]

Recycle a Shampoo Bottle into a Tag Bag

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Some of my readers are just too brilliant for words. Like this German lady, Wesen-Art, whose creative projects have become increasingly sophisticated and interesting over the years that I have been following her submissions to our linky parties.  Look what she submitted the other day in our  weekly linky party ‘Time for a Party’? A […]

Free Bag Sewing Patterns

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15 Free Bags Sewing Patterns for Fall We, at the Fine Craft Guild, have a giant ‘free bag patterns & tutorials’- section, I thought to preceed today’s party features of ‘bags to sew’ by highlighting different bag sewing patterns for designs to make this Fall:   :: Time for a Party … of Fresh Fall […]

10 Best Shark DIY Crafts

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Best of Shark Week. – Just about all of my US friends are still talking #shark and #sharkweek, so I thought to feast all of your eyes and minds on two handfuls of adorable shark-celebrating DIY projects, that you can do before/after seeing the movie… And even if you don’t go and see any scary […]

Make Fun Gathered Bags using Free Pattern

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Many wonderful bags are to be made with this detailed free sewing pattern. This gathered bag design will be a great summer bag in aqua/green or other happy color scheme. Prefer to make it now and use it later: use combinations of moss, orange and reds and you’ll have a great Fall handbag.  Ta-Da: GREAT […]

DIY Tutorial: Personalized Bags w Inkodye

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Never heard of Inkodye? Me neither. But I discovered that Inkodye is one of the simplest way to permanently print fabric, and I sure love that. It is a permanent, water-based fabric dye that’s activated by the sun. When dyed areas are exposed to sunlight, they turn bright colors. Meanwhile, the unexposed areas of your […]

Cupcake Bag : Free Crochet Pattern

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This ever-so-sweet crochet cupcake bag is made in two sections: the cupcake body and the frosting on top. Excluding handles, this crochet bag measures 12 x 11”, i.e. it is just the perfect size to contain a coloring book and a set of color pencils. Or, …. your wallet, cell phone and a make-up bag, […]

Apolis Garden Tote Bags :: Free Sewing Pattern

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I noticed the popularity of these tote bags aka garden bags by Apolis + Kinfolk. So, I though you might also like the garden/tote bag pattern we have featured here some time ago. This tote bag by Alissa is a free bag sewing pattern, which is ideal to make your own garden bag similar to […]

Romantic Bike Basket :: Free Sewing Pattern

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A marvelous pattern for a super-cute, and oh so practical handmade gift for a girl (or her mom): a romantic bike basket. For her steering wheel.   This absolutely darling basket first an adult size vintage bicycle, also called grandma bicycle or cruiser bike, as well as a big girl’s bike. I love the unusual […]

OPEN Linky Party :: WIP & FINISHED Projects

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In the early morning, I meditate and to visualize my life the way I like it to be. This morning, all I could see is ‘half finished projects however. Yesterday’s endeavors!!! To complete!!! I simply could not to see anything new. Then, I started my day and opened my craft cabinet looking for ribbons (to […]

Chic Cable Bag :: Free Knitting Pattern

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Instant love for this sophisticated knit cable bag design. Not the easiest knitting pattern with all those cables and angles, but I think we can handle it. What do you think? I love that lotus flower center of the bag. It’s really unique. In grey-silver, this bag is a stunner!   When I played around […]

Best Crafts 2012

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I asked a friend what she thought were the best craft & DIY projects we posted at FineCraftGuild.com in 2012. This is what she came up with. Valentine Pop-up Greeting Cards.   How to Make Succulent Wreaths.   Cupcakes with Hydrangea Flower Frosting.   5 Last Minute Easter Ideas (incl. this delicious angel food cake […]

Luxurious Gift Bags a la Hermès

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#3. Make a ‘Hermès Handbag’- inspired Gift Bag :: Free Template.   Difficulty: easy-moderate. For kind of gifts: books. bags, ‘precious’ feminine gifts for women or girls, larger presents. Photo Credit | By: Hermès.com. Next

iPhone Cover :: Crochet Pattern

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  :: Handmade Christmas Holidays :: My aim is for a well-organized and stress-free handmade Christmas. Some of my gifts are already made, and I hope that my head-start here will enable me to daily share a free or inexpensive gift idea with you.  Those gift ideas can be crochet patterns, knitting patterns, sewing patterns, […]

Frye Fringe Leather Bag

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Today I’m drooling over this bag. “Get a load of this!” (Australian cowboy language for ‘LOOK!’) It’s just a charmer, this fringe bag by Frye , and indeed it makes me think of the rugged Australian outdoors and/or America’s history.   This bag is made with  Nubuck leather which has a soft, velvety surface. Similar […]

iPhone Accessories : Earbuds Bag Pattern

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We feature a lot of **** bags **** (and free patterns to make them), but this little pouch for your iPhone | iPad earbuds is not one of them, … yet. Well, we’re adding it today.   Seems like a simple pouch, but .. oh the details: It’s tiny so you cant be tempted to […]

Zipper Credit Card Pouch

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Amazing that there are still ‘even-better’ bag designs out there. Well, here’s one : a credit card pouch, with the zipper that opens at two sides. Makes so much sense. Happy stripes, lined with fun contrasting fabric. Instant love!   Where to buy fabric like this: striped fabric polka dot fabric Learn how to make […]

Wide Open Zippered Bags :: Sewing Pattern

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  Maybe it was that adorable Hello Kitty fabric, or maybe it was that WIDE OPEN MOUTH of this zippered pouch that caught my attention. Or both. Regardless, this bag is worth looking at, or better still: making. The bag comes with a complete tutorial, even though it is actually pretty simple to  make.  This […]

Bike Bags! Make Your Own

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  Whether you choose this apple fabric or another one, this is a happy pattern as I know from experience, that anyone with a bike will love to own. I know I’ve recently featured a bike lunch bag. This is handy, don’t get me wrong. But these classic Dutch, extra large bike bags that hang […]

Hexagon Shoulder Bag :: Free Crochet Pattern

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Fun bag to take along when you go over to a friend for an afternoon. The finished crochet bag is approx. 12 x 14 in. (30.5 x 35.5 cm) excluding handles.  This means it holds just enough stuff  for going out and about, but It is too small to be a market bag.   If you’d […]

Cool Kindle Cover Sewing Pattern

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:: Free Kindle Cover Pattern :: Thinking of getting a new Kindle ? Well, I just got a new Kindle and I am so excited. This is my first Kindle and I am amazed at all the things you can do these days on Kindles. They are no longer solely digital reading devices. I am […]

Coin Purse Sewing Pattern

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Today’s tutorial is for beautiful coin purse sewing pattern. It’s made with a frame clasp and colorful coordinating fabrics. Coin Purse Sewing Pattern What’s so special about this pattern? Talented Mandy from SugarBeeCrafts  teaches us how to make those corners at the bottom of the purse to give volume to the purse. The secret: look […]

Reversible Spring Bag – Beginners Sewing Pattern

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Beginners bag sewing pattern. "I want this" is what you’ll think when you see this spunky Spring bag. "I can do this" is what you’ll say when you see the sewing pattern. What sets this bag apart is its bias tape trim made with coordinating fabrics. Nice, nah?! It’s an easy, beginners-level pattern. However, given […]

Preppy Pleaded Purse Bag Pattern

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Shoulder straps on roomy bag in vinyl fabric neutrals makes a fabulously functional everyday bag. Add some cute pleats and a contrasting liner and you got yourself a fashion statement to boot. Best of all, easy and fast project to sew.   All you need is Green and white vinyl fabric (less than half of […]

DIY Jeans Bag

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 summer gold = a hand-sewn bag. Here’s a fun video tutorial for you on how to transform those jeans you no longer fit into a darling, glamorous summer bag. We’ve seen the basics of this before, but I think the gold chains and jewelry add a contemporary flair.   Jeans Bag Making Video Tutorial If […]

50+ Gifts for Her to Make

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Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Personalized Mothers Day Gifts to Make. 50+ Beautiful, Easy-to-Make Mothers Day Gifts Pretty, personalized, functional & stylish gifts for moms, and other important women in your world. Make a gift yourself, or give mother the craft materials along with a free printed how-to tutorial as an enjoyable ‘DIY craft project kit’.   Mothers Day Gift […]

Happy Spring :: Hand Bag :: Free Sewing Pattern

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Free Fashion Bag Pattern today.I am sharing this particular design because, from personal experience, I have found this to be a AAA in terms of practicality. Not too large, not too small. Fits everything. I know, because I have a bag like this. That is to say, it looks completely different because of its fabric […]

DIY Felt Owl Tape Measure

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DAY 5 in OWL-WEEK: Free Felt Owl Tutorial. Be Wise and Carry an Owl Tape Measure. I mean it. Fancy thrifting a great cabinet on a Saturday flee market, only to find that it does not fit through your doorway… Ahhh!! Designer Gabrielle warns us for this potential ‘disaster’ and suggests to plop this adorable […]