Saturday, May 12, 2018

Patriotic, 4th of July, and Americana Craft Tutorials, Video's, Patterns and How-to's Pinterest Board


I just love patriotic crafts. If you do, too I hope these tutorials, video's, patterns, & how-to's are helpful.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Flower Crafts Tutorials, Video's, Patterns and How-To's Pinterest Board


I just LOVE flower crafts of all sorts of media and have made many, many flower craft creations over the years. I also love flower craft tutorials, videos, and how-to's and have found many online. Here's a few I've found.

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Monday, April 09, 2018

Flower Tutorials, Video's, Patterns & How-To's for Silk & Dried & Natural Florals Pinterest Boards


I just LOVE working with silk floral, natural flowers and dried flowers and have made many, many creations over the years - all of which have held up to this day. I also love silk floral, natural flower arranging, and dried floral tutorials, videos, and how-to's and have found many online. Here's a few I've found.

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Sunday, April 08, 2018

Spring Craft Tutorials, Video's, Patterns and How-To's Pinterest Board



I just love the spring when the flowers are starting to bloom. Little buds just starting to sprout. I hope you enjoy some of the spring seasonal crafts tutorials, video's and how-to's I have found.

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Saturday, April 07, 2018

Linda's How-Do-I Series? How To Make A Large Lined Tote Bag Free E-Book by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals


I am a big fan of tote bags.  The more the merrier.  I use than for all sorts of reasons as I'm sure you all do too.  For the most part they work out great, but once in awhile, they're just not big enough.  As a result, I'm always on the look out for larger ones.

I'm sure all of you have your fabric stash piles like I do.  For years now I've been looking at two lightweight cotton twill fabrics in a pile on top of my sewing basket.  They're there to remind me to do something with them. So, of course, they've sat there for years now.

Well, this year I decided to make a few really big lined tote bags with long straps for Christmas presents.


I had previously bought 5 yards of my Beautiful Victorian Flowers Fabric #1  custom fabric design out of lightweight cotton twill and decided that I'd use it to make three lined tote bags.


My sister had given me several yards of this blue and white check fabric that she had gotten from a friend and had given to me. She was cleaning out her stash of fabrics and knew I wouldn't refuse it.  It would be used at some point in time.  In looking at my Beautiful Victorian Flowers Fabric #1  custom fabric design I decided the blue and white check would be a perfect compliment for a lining not only for these three bags but for the Victorian Pastel Water Lilies Flower Fabric 15  cut and sew tote bag as well.

I decided a  22" wide by 21" long by 6" deep lined tote bag with a square corner would be a perfect size for these three as well.  I figured I would start with the three yards of my Beautiful Victorian Flowers Fabric #1  custom fabric design out of cotton twill first.

Here's how I made my tote bag:

Supplies Needed Per Bag:

1 Yard of 58" wide Lightweight Cotton Twill Fabric - Beautiful Victorian Flowers Fabric  (for bag)
1 1/4 Yards of 42" Wide Cotton Fabric (for lining)
Sewing Thread and Upholstery Thread
1/2" Lace Trim - 1 1/2 Yards
1 Yard of Fusi-boo Batting

Instructions:

RS - Right Sides       RST - Right Sides Together       RSO - Right Sides Out
WS - Wrong Sides    WST - Wrong Sides Together    WSO - Wrong Sides Out


1) Cut two sections of lightweight cotton twill fabric 22" wide by 21" long, two sections of the cotton fabric lining 22" wide by 21" long, and  two sections of the fusi-boo batting 22" wide by 21" long.