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September 22, 2021
Tutorial! Everyday Bag with LOADS of Pockets – Abby Sling Bag Pattern by Sew Many Creations from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Today we’ve got a replay of one of our most popular bag patterns from Sew Many Creations, the Abby Sling Bag.

This bag is seriously awesome. There are SEVEN pockets, a recessed zipper to keep all your goodies inside save and secure, a back zippered pocket perfect for your wallet, easy access and stylish front pockets that are great for your cell phone keys, emergency chocolate bar, basically anything. And it is BIG. You can seriously hold everything in it while being stylish.

We came up with new kits featuring Pollinate by Jessica Swift for Art Gallery Fabrics and ...

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July 15, 2021
Super Cute Scrap-Friendly Wristlet made from Fat Eighths! Brooke Wristlet by Sew Many Creations from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

We have partnered with Sew Many Creations to bring you some fun tutorials of their fabulous bag patterns and we’re starting with the super cute, super fast, super easy, Brooke Wristlet.

I just LOVE this pattern for a trendy wristlet that is great for quick trips around town, a night out or to pack makeup in for a road trip. We just made an updated version with Tula Pink’s Curiouser and Curiouser and they turned out fabulous! We’ve got kits available while supplies last.

You need the Brooke Wristlet pattern by Sew Many Creations for all of ...

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July 12, 2021
How to Sew an Easy Tote Bag that carries EVERYTHING! Tourist Tote Pattern by Sew Many Creations from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Today we’re going to make a really easy bag that will carry everything you need and then some!

The Tourist Tote Bag by Sew Many Creations is the very first bag I ever made and it is so easy. With just eight pieces and no hardware, this bag is just about as simple as it gets, but it looks super stylish and will fit literally EVERYTHING!

We’ll go over how to fuse Decor Bond to the wrong side of your fabrics, tips for working with cork fabric and canvas and tons of tips on how to get a ...

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January 12, 2021
super tote from Charm About You


I am just so THRILLED with this bag! I searched for a long time for just the right pattern to sew, as this was a Christmas gift for my mum. Like me, she is particular in what she wants in a bag - a good size, big enough to hold A4 documents/files, a zip closure, pockets and long enough handles to be worn over the shoulder. This hit every need and it was a joy to make. I've honestly learnt so very much making it (read on for the specifics), I'm really happy with the combination of prints ...

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January 9, 2021
10 Pocket Tote Pattern with Divider that Holds EVERYTHING! All Around Tote by Sew Many Creations from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

It’s been a hot minute since we did a bag tutorial, mostly because I’ve gone to the shop and home and that’s about it. But we are in a new year, and I’m optimistic, so I finally sewed together the All Around Tote pattern by Sew Many Creations I cut nearly a year ago to use as a diaper bag.

This bag will hold everything and keep it organized. There are eight outside pockets, two zippered inside pockets, a divider and a flap to keep everything secure while you’re out. And it’s BIG, finishing ...

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January 1, 2021
Happy New Year from Wendy's Quilts and More

It's the 1st of January here in New Zealand, so Happy New Year everyone. 

I certainly hope that 2021 is going to be kinder to us all than 2020 was! We won't forget that year in a hurry.  

Here's my first finish of 2021.  Can you guess what it's for?


It's a pouch for my son's new Xbox Series S.  The Series S is a very small, portable Xbox, so my son requested a pouch for it.




He chose the fabrics from my stash - black and white for the outside, a tone on tone ...

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August 28, 2020
Octopus Tote from Wendy's Quilts and More

How cool is my new tote?





I just had to make a bag from the wonderful new Octopus fabric designed by Brandon Mably for Kaffe Fassett Collective.  

I wanted the lining to be from Kaffe Fassett fabrics too, and I was considering using the two fat quarters of black and white Onion Rings that I've got in my stash.  But I've got other plans for them, so I bought Good Vibrations in black in white (on the left above).  But then I thought it might be hard to find "stuff" in the bottom of the bag, so I ...

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May 29, 2020
Zip It Up bags from Wendy's Quilts and More

A couple of weeks ago I watched Tula Pink's video launching her new black and white fabric line - Linework (It won't be available for months yet, so don't panic).  Towards the end of the video Tula showed two Zip It Up! bags she had made.  I thought they looked amazing so I dashed off and ordered the pattern from the Ribbon Rose in Auckland.





Here's a link to Tula's video.  The bags appear at about 22 minutes in.

Of course we can't get Linework yet, so I ordered some half yards of Tula's ...

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May 11, 2020
Slowly getting back to normal from Oops Lah

After eight weeks of lockdown we're starting a new phase today as shops, restaurants, gyms, primary and middle schools are reopening here in Switzerland. High schools and universities will stay closed for another month and of course social distancing will still be in place for the unforeseeable future. To be honest, these past weeks have been quite nice as we had both kids home for some time. My daughter, who works as a teacher abroad was able to come back here as her school switched to online learning and my son managed to break his shoulder just before the ...

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December 7, 2019
Clutch Sewing Tutorial Perfect for Handmade Holiday Gifts! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our second make of Christmas we are bringing back the Brooke Wristlet tutorial featuring the pattern by Sew Many Creations.

This is the first bag pattern tutorial we introduced you to because it is VERY easy. Even if you have never made a bag before, you can get great results with this pattern.

There are only five pieces of fabric, a zipper and a swivel hook, which is just about as basic as you can get with a bag. And we’ve made it even easier for you by making up several kits using Laurel Burch Feline Frolic.

You ...

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November 13, 2019
Fast, Fun Pleated Wristlet Perfect for Homemade Gifts! Leading Lady Pleated Wristlet from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

You are going to have so much fun making the Leading Lady Pleated Wristlet by Sew Many Creations. You can easily make this wristlet in an afternoon, and it doesn’t use much fabric, which makes it perfect for holiday homemade gifts!

In this video I walk you through how to center your fabric motifs to ensure they are centered, how to fold and sew pleats, how to make your strap, install a zipper and sew your wristlet together.

It is super easy and totally doable for beginner and advanced bag makers. And it is a great way to showcase ...

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