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  • Equipment for Sewing Leather Bags

    If you're interested in sewing leather bags, you'll benefit from knowing what the pros recommend you use.

  • The Winners of “The Best of Threads: Handbags” are….

    Congratulations to these five lucky winners!

  • Huge Handbags Giveaway!

    Comment for a chance to win a copy of "The Best of Threads Handbags," "Modern Prairie Sewing," "Big City Bags," and Trace 'n Create templates for totes and tablet covers!

  • Cheryl Kuczek Pattern Giveaway

    Learn to make a market bag, boho frock, and a pair of skirts with these patterns by Cheryl Kuczek. Leave a comment for a chance to win.

  • Magazine Giveaway: The Best of Threads–Handbags

    Enter to win one of FIVE free copies of this special edition Threads magazine!

  • Ignite your Handbag Creativity

    Try these fun products to inspire your purse designs.

  • Knitted Boucle Handbag

    I knitted this handbag (purse) using #15 needles and one skein of my favorite heavy Boucle yarn. The pattern is my own - a wide rectangle with the two ends…

  • Vinyl Bags

    These three bags are my latest attempts at working with vinyl. It is challenging, frustrating and fun. Do get a teflon foot and also a good adhesive (glue, tape, whatever…

  • Small vinyl tote bag

    This was one of my first attempts at sewing vinyl. This bag is made from marine vinyl. It was challenging to sew but after I purchased a teflon foot it…

  • Mini Totes Are so fun!

    This is a small toile tote. Leather strap handles on black and white weaverly toile. It has a tie back closure, and just a little bling. I love this bag,…