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  • Grainline Stowe Bag

    I am teaching a colleague at work to knit and thought as a bit of fun, I would make us both bags we could hold our projects in.  This is…

  • How to Make an Embroidered Clutch

    Transform a wool sweater that's seen better days into your new favorite clutch.

  • Clutch Bags

    In the Hoop Clutch Bag by Embroidery Garden. Requires three hoopings if the optional inner lining is desired. The outside is quilted. The inside is zippered and includes a full lining…

  • My newest purse

    Here are two photos of the purse I recently finished.  I chose coordinating quilting cottons in brights on black, and bright green zippers (one on each side) close two of…

  • Make a Mary Poppins-Style Carpetbag: Part 2

    We're now ready to finish this colorful carpetbag! I'll show you how to add the lining, frame, and handles.

  • Make a Mary Poppins-Style Carpetbag: Part 1

    This is a two-part blog series on how I created an old-fashioned carpetbag using the scraps from my kilim carpet coat. Even Mary Poppins would envy this bag!

  • Pattern Review: Pat Bravo – Monaco Bag

    Threads reviews the Monaco Bag pattern by Pat Bravo. This bag can dress up any spring dress.

  • Leyvie Bag

    My latest purse.  The pattern is by Whistlepig Creek Productions.  It calls for fat quarters.  I find that the cotton of fat quarters wears out quickly where it rubs against…

  • Create Boning with Heavy-Duty Zip Ties

    I wanted to make myself a new gym bag for spring and found another use for zip ties!

  • Beaded Cargo Pants Purse

    This upcycled bag made out of a child's cargo pant is perfect for a everyday purse. It is ready for rugged wear but still feminine with the cute beaded detail…