Showing posts with label tutorial. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tutorial. Show all posts

20 April 2016

How to attach a purse frame

Have you wanted to make a clutch purse but haven't been sure about attaching the purse frame. With my recent pattern the Maddie Clutch a few of my testers said they weren't sure how to attach it either and it was a little scary for them. They are actually pretty easy once you get the hang of it.

Well I finally got around to editing the video tutorial and here it is.  I'd love to know what you think.
how to attach a purse frame from Amy Wyhoon on Vimeo.

 If you want to try making this clutch yourself, you can find the pattern here in my Craftsy store.  You can also join my fb group here.

25 January 2016

Emma Clutch Tote Pattern Hack

Wow it's been too long.  I've been busy working in my new job as well as behind the scenes planning for some super exciting times ahead for L&D.  If you're here because you want to make amazing bags that's awesome, me too and I look forward to seeing yours.  You can keep up to date with new releases over on fb here :) and of course right here on the blog.

Before I go and release the first pattern for 2016 which might I just say is super cute and stylish and I hope you love it as much as I do....I've finally put a tutorial together to add grommet handles into the Emma Clutch Tote.  If you haven't got this pattern yet you can find it here or in the shop.   Here's my little hack!
The Emma Clutch Tote without grommet handles

11 October 2015

Zippy Purse with a Twist Tutorial

This tutorial originally appeared on And Sew We Craft.  I've been looking for ideas for end of year teacher gifts and I thought this could be a perfect gift for my boys teachers. 
Zipper purse


15 March 2015

Quick & Easy Easter Basket

Yesterday I shared a fabric storage basket tutorial over at And Sew We Craft.   With Easter just around the corner, I thought I'd share a quick and easy way to make this into an Easter Basket ready for the Easter egg hunt. 

Using the same tutorial to create the fabric basket.  I've made this one a bit smaller (finished size approx 6.5"x3"x4.5") so my fabric pieces were cut as below:
Cut 2 x 10x8" from outer, lining fabric and interfacing with the bottom corners having 1.5" squares cut out of them.

To make the handle cut a piece of fabric and interfacing 10x3".  Fuse the interfacing to your fabric and fold the ends in 1/4" at each end and press.
Fold the handle piece in half lengthwise and press, then open out and fold both sides in to meet at the centre and press.  Now fold in half and your handle is created.
Top stitch around the edge of handle.

To attach to the basket measure 1/2" up from the fold and baste handle in place. 

As we are now sewing through a few layers of fabric you may need to hand crank the needle in some places to get through all the layers.  Stitch a rectangle to secure the handle in place and remove your basting stitch.

Your basket is now ready to go on that Easter egg hunt (yes I did go and buy Easter eggs just to take some photos).

Happy Sewing,

09 May 2014

Gift for Mum

zipper purse with a twist and card wallet in Tilda fabric

Are you making a gift for mum this Mother's Day?  Last year I made my mum a bag for Mother's Day so this year I decided to make her a little zipper purse with a twist and card wallet in gorgeous Tilda fabric.  The perfect gift for anyone who collects loyalty & store cards!  I'll be sharing how to make the purse over at And Sew We Craft but here's how I made the card wallet.
Card Wallet
What you’ll need:

5.75”x4.5” rectangle in fabric A (outside), fabric B (lining) and medium to heavy iron on interfacing

2 x 4”x4.5” rectangle in fabric A and medium to heavy iron on interfacing

5” hat elastic

a button

Once you’ve cut the fabrics iron on the interfacing to the reverse side of each fabric A piece.  Fold the smaller pieces of fabric A in half wrong sides together.  Press and top stitch.

Before putting the wallet together place the elastic in the middle of the right hand side of fabric A making a loop and hold in place with a few stitches like below. (this will put the loop on the left hand side once finished - reverse it if you want it on the opposite side)

To assemble it's like making a sandwich.  Place fabric A right side up on your work bench. 

Then add the 2 pockets we’ve just top stitched to either side.

Then place fabric B on top with its right side facing down.  

Stitch around the edges leaving an opening between the 2 card pockets (white & blue pins on the right) to turn it through.  I used a 1/4" seam.

Turn and top stitch all the way around closing the opening in the process.

Measure where the elastic reaches on the outside without stretching it and make a mark in the centre with a fabric marker.  Sew on the button.  A tip so the button is not too tight is to place a tooth pick under the button and then sew it on.
Your card wallet is now finished and is perfect to pop a gift card in, a great gift for mum this Mother's Day.  Might need to make me one too.