15 Fabulous Patterns for Fall!

Sewing and Quilting for the Fall Season is a perfect time to make something special for yourself or for others.  While we watch the leaves drop and the sky turn to grey, now is the perfect opportunity to use up some scraps or cut into that special fabric you have been saving!  Let me share some really great patterns and inspiration with you so you can start creating!  Check out these 15 fabulous patterns for fall!

Let me share some really great patterns and inspiration with you so you can start creating! Check out these 15 fabulous patterns for fall! #simple #TableRunners #AutumnLeaves #JellyRolls #WallHangings #FallQuiltBlocks #Quilting #ColorCombos #Fabric #PaperPiecing #Fun #Easy #Quick #pattern

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let nature inspire you

Most of these patterns are fun and simple.  Some patterns require a little more “know how”.  If you’ve ever tried foundation paper piecing, you will know how great these projects can be!  Not only do they turn out PERFECT, but they can also be added to other blocks to make a larger project!  I just loved these different patterns:

Mushroom Quilt Block

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This pattern is very easy to sew even if you have never tried paper piecing before. This mushroom would be an excellent project for you with just a few steps to complete the design. Look at the added stitches (those green shoots) to make the Mousy a bit more comfy. Grab your pretty fabric scraps and get sewing! Pattern by Larissa with Stitching Notes

Paper Pieced Squirrel FTW!!!

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This cute squirrel has lots of character and is a challenging but fun make. Use the finished block as a mini quilt or as part of a larger creation. Think of all the scraps you can use up!!  The PDF also includes instructions to scale-up the pattern to make a quilt of any size.    Pattern by Diane Lawrence with Etive & Co.

Fox Pup FPP Pattern

Make this adorable Fox Pup, using the Foundation Paper Piecing Method. Pattern by Quilt Art Designs by Janeen van Niekerk

Paper Pieced Feathers

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The pattern makes a 5″ x 10″ block. The beauty of this pattern is its versatility. This is a fabulous Pattern by Quiet Play.  The arrow is also a Quiet Play pattern.  Both are excellent!

Small projects make quick finishes!

There is no need to make a huge fuss about these fun and seasonal projects!  Just pick one or two of them and get started!  They are fun and addicting!

Scrappy Patchwork Acorn

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This 6” Scrappy Acorn block is a great Fall and Autumn project for beginners and experienced stitchers alike. Use up some of the left-over scraps or pull out all your favorite brown, orange and red fabrics. This pattern is by The Patchsmith’s Pattern Shop

Scrappy Pumpkin Block

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This scrappy block of the month is a strippy little pumpkin that’s made up entirely of 1 1/2″ wide strips and will finish at 8″ square. This adorable block comes together in a snap, so it’s perfect for weekend warriors who are looking for a project to usher in the Fall Season!

Hazel the Hedgehog

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Elizabeth Hartman’s Hazel Hedgehog Pattern – While they might not be as soft and cuddly like a kitten they certainly are cute whether in real life or interpreted in fabric on a quilt

Applique Turkey Quilt Block

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This 10.5″ square turkey block is appliqued and simply adorable! Learn more about how to make your own Turkey Quilt Block! – Pattern by Lori Holt with Bee in my Bonnet

Barn Mini Quilt

Make this Barn Mini Quilt and hang it on your wall for the season! This also makes a great Table Topper!

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scrap busting projects ftw!

If you keep your fabric scraps (like many of us do) – these simple projects are perfect for you!  Grab your Oranges, Browns, Greens and Reds to create something Fabulous for Fall!

Pumpkin Mug Rug

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Make this fun little orange 8″ x 10″ mini quilt! This is also the perfect size for an adorable season Mug Rug! Pattern by Sassafrass-Lane.

Mod Owls by Sew Kind of Wonderful

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Sew Kind Of Wonderful QCR Mod Owls Pattern- This pattern uses both the Quick Curve Ruler and the Quick Curve Mini Ruler (both sold separately). These adorable owls have a very modern look with their clean lines and simplistic design. All curves are pieced

ps – you will need the Large Quick Curve Ruler and also the Mini Quick Curve Ruler for this pattern.  You can check these out in my SHOP.

Sunflower Quilt Block (this one is made by Pat Sloan)

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The block was designed by Vanessa Goertzen from Lella Boutique for Aurifil’s 2017 September Designer of the Month feature. It’s constructed of squares and half-square triangles surrounding a snowball center and finishes at 12″ square.

Two Sizes in this Acorn Quilt Block!

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Gather up your fabrics to make lots of these adorable Acorn Quilt Blocks! There are two sizes included in this pattern! This pattern is by Ellisa and Higgs

Fancy Fox Tote Bag

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I incorporated a Fancy Fox Quilt Block into a panel for a Tote and I couldn’t be happier! Click the picture to see my finished project!

I don’t know about you, but I am excited about all the Fall sewing and quilting possibilities!  I’ve already made the Fancy Fox Tote and the Barn Mini Quilt…..  I think my scraps are beckoning to be made into something Fabulous!!

Tell us in the comments if you have tried any of these fun projects!

Happy Stitches!

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Bag & Purse Hardware is HERE!

Do you ever spent lots of time (and money) on making the perfect handmade bag only to be disappointed with the hardware you had to use?  So many Big Box stores carry hardware that is bulky and ugly.  Wouldnt it be nice to find a hardware selection that has more variety of sizes and finishes?

I’m super excited to share that I have stocked my shelves with some really great bag and purse hardware!  Many of you already know how much I love using hardware when making bags, purses and totes.  Now I can also offer these great items to you as well!  Just take a look at what you might find in my online shop!

Get all your Purse & Bag Hardware right here! Lots of finishes and sizes to choose from! #handmadebags #PurseHardware #BagHardware #DIY #SewMuchMooreInStore #SewMuchMoore

Considering all the things I love to make, it only made sense for me to start stocking and selling professional grade, high quality bag and purse hardware.  I have partnered with Emmaline Bags, Inc (based in Canada) to bring you most of my very favorite items!  Let me show you some of these right here.

Triangle Rings

Triangle rings are used in place of D-rings.  These triangle rings are top of the line, solid metal and come in a variety of sizes and finishes.  I just love them and use them on the Ultimate Travel Bag and the Betty Bowler Bag.  You can even use these on the Dayna Pack.

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Bucket Purse Feet

These little gems are just about the easiest bling that you can add to your bag or tote.  With easy installation – bucket purse feet can really save the fabric of your bag.  I dont know how many times I have had to set down my purse in a spot that I wish was cleaner (ball games, airports and even restroom floors – eeewwwwww).  Adding bucket purse feet has extended the life of many bags indeed!

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Adjustable & Removable Strap Hardware

If you’ve followed me for long, you know that I love to make purse and bag straps that are adjustable and removable!  In order to do this, you need 3 seperate pieces of hardware.  You need Triangle Rings, Swivel Clasps and Adjustable Sliders.

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Fancy Finishings

You worked so hard on your handmade bag, so why not add some “Fancy Finishings” to make your bag complete!  Wheather you add a Metal Label or a Metal Zipper Pull, these final touches will complete the look of your handmade masterpiece!  Be sure to add your Metal Label during the construction of your bag!  You don’t want the attaching hardware to show through your lining!

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There are many more options in my Shop.  Head over and take a peek!  If you need something that you dont see offered, be sure to leave a comment below and I will add it to my list!

Happy Sewing!

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2020 Quilter’s Planner

With each new year, I look forward to a new planner.  Having a planner helps me organize my months, weeks, days and even my hourly schedule.  The reason I chose the Quilter’s Planner is the number of options that are given (no matter how you like to organize your life).  As a bonus, I can also track many other things in my life and have a wonderful resource of inspiration as well!  I also want to mention that the featured designer for 2020 is Karen Lewis of Karen Lewis Textiles.  Karen is a fabric designer for Robert Kauffman.  I adore her style and gobble up her fabric each chance I get!  Just take a look at what you can expect with the 2020 Quilter’s Planner!

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The 2020 Quilter’s Day Planner is designed to bring joy to planning your day, so you can balance your daily responsibilities with your creative quilting life. This planner, made specifically for quilters, is a high-quality spiral-bound book with monthly and weekly calendars, as well as quilt block patterns, graph paper and much, much more.

New Size!!! 7″ x 9″ Planner Features:

This year’s edition is full of improvements made from the comments and suggestions you provided, including:

    • Featured Designer: Karen Lewis from Karen Lewis Textiles NEW!
    • More convenient 7″ x 9″ page size NEW!
    • Choose your Start Day!  Do you prefer your calendars to start on a Monday or Sunday?  YOU CHOOSE! NEW!
    • Choose your cover design (or sew your own with our free cover patterns!)
    • 2020 Quilter’s Planner Magazine: A companion full-color glossy magazine with 13 quilting and sewing patterns by top designers
    • 12 monthly blocks featured in a new Quilter’s Planner Sampler Quilt pattern by Karen Lewis (in two colorways) NEW!
    • Monthly calendar pages
    • Weekly calendar pages – Choose between 4 different weekly calendar designs: vertical, horizontal, graph paper or dot grid. NEW!
    • Laminated cover and tabs to last all year
    • Gorgeous quilt photography by Kitty Wilkin
    • Project Planning Pages and Projects-At-A-Glance Pages that thousands of quilters cannot live without
    • Yearly goals planning page
    • Vision board page so you can create a visual representation of what you will focus on this year NEW!
    • Deadline planning pages
    • Bee block & swap projects planner
    • Quilting reference pages
    • Multiple kinds of graph paper
    • Blank drawing paper
    • A pocket at the back of the planner

2020 Quilter’s Planner – Block of the Month

I love how Quilter’s Planner has made a fun community where folks can come together in a common project!  They would like you to join them on Facebook and Instagram as we sew the 2020 QP Sampler Quilt Block of the Month (BOM) pattern.  Check out their Facebook group and Instagram for tips for sewing a beautiful sampler quilt.  You can get support and help along the way by asking their QP experts and group members.  You can join in at any point during the year.  It’s never too late!

All you need to participate in the BOM sew-along is your copy of the 2020 Quilter’s Planner and the accompanying pattern magazine.

2020 Quilter’s Planner – accessories

I’m totally loving all the accessories to choose from this year!  From the little Pocket Planners to the Clip-In To-Do List!  Be sure to Check out the Accessories section and add some of these goodies to your cart before you check out!

I’m looking forward to getting my copy of the 2020 Quilter’s Planner.  Let me know if you have any planning tips or tricks for your Planner – we love tips and tricks!

Happy Planning!

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How to Make a 3 Ring Binder Zipper Pouch

Ever since I began sewing lessons for my kid’s classes, I have been teaching how to make a 3 ring binder zipper pouch.  This is such a fun and easy pattern that is perfect for back to school or a quick and simple gift.  I love the clear vinyl window and the grommets.  These add a nice finish to the 3 ring binder zipper pouch.  Let me show you all about this project and don’t forget to watch the video tutorial too!

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3 Ring Binder Zipper Pouch – MATERIALS LIST

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3 Ring Binder Zipper Pouch – SUPPLY LIST

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Assembling the pattern

These 3 Ring Binder Zipper Pouches come together very quickly!  I recommend that you adhere the fusible interfacing to the exterior fabric and then make your cuts.  This will speed up your prep time.

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and my pattern!  If you have any questions or suggestions, please be sure to leave these in the comments section below!

Be sure to share your creations on my Facebook Group!  See you there!

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How to make the Perfect Frame Wallet

I just love the Diva Frame Wallet!  This is such a fun and easy pattern that uses a metal frame and clasp.  The frames come in different sizes and even different finishes.  The fabric requirements for this wallet is extremely minimal and the instructions are quick and simple.  Let me show you how I made my Diva Frame Wallet and don’t forget to watch the video tutorial too!

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Frame Wallet – MATERIALS LIST

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Frame Wallet – SUPPLY LIST

  • Sewing Machine with a regular presser foot & zipper foot
  • Thread (40 wt works really well for bag making)
  • Rotary Cutter with a sharp blade (no kidding about a sharp blade)
  • Frixion Pen (I buy these from Amazon)
  • Sharp Scissors (these are my favorite)
  • Cutting Mat (I love my rotating mat for this project)
  • Iron & Wool Pressing Mat (if you don’t have one – get one!)
  • Sewing Pins and Wonder Clips
  • Optional Custom Label on inside pocket lining

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Assembling the pattern

I must admit that I changed the pattern a smidge by adding a lining to the zipper pocket.  The lining piece measuremnt is 8″ x 7″.  It was an easy addition and you can see this in the video footage below…

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Try a frame wallet today!

Check out some of these wallets that I found in the online marketplace! Be inspired!

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Puppy  Diva Wallet by Stitching with Grace

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Rainbow Horse Wallet by Stitching with Grace

This wallet is fun to make.  In just a short time, you can make one too!  These also make very nice gifts.   What fabrics would you use to make your own Frame Wallet?  So many options!

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Make the Perfect Fanny Pack!

I never thought to see the day that a Fanny Pack would be cool again!  I was in a Department Store the other day and they have a wide variety of Fanny Packs available.  They were all very nice (with lots of bling).  They are marketing these as “Belt Bags”.  I guess that calling these “Fanny Packs” isn’t the cool thing to say anymore, but let’s face it – they are Fanny Packs!  Fanny Packs are the perfect bag for travel or hands-free toting.  Let me share this latest pattern that I am just crazy about!  I’ve already made several and they come together so easily!  Follow along so you can make the perfect Fanny Pack too!  Don’t forget to watch the video tutorial!

Fanny Packs are the perfect bag for travel and for hands free! The Dayna Pack is a great Fanny Pack pattern. Get this fun and simple pattern to make your own Fanny Pack! Watch the video tutorial too! #FannyPack #DaynaPack #HowTo #DIY #VideoTutorial #StepByStep #VideoInstructions #BagMaker #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

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Fanny Pack – MATERIALS LIST


Fanny Packs are the perfect bag for travel and for hands free! The Dayna Pack is a great Fanny Pack pattern. Get this fun and simple pattern to make your own Fanny Pack! Watch the video tutorial too! #FannyPack #DaynaPack #HowTo #DIY #VideoTutorial #StepByStep #VideoInstructions #BagMaker #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

Fanny Pack – SUPPLY LIST

  • Sewing Machine with a regular presser foot & zipper foot
  • Thread (40 wt works really well for bag making)
  • Rotary Cutter with a sharp blade (no kidding about a sharp blade)
  • Sharp Scissors (these are my favorite)
  • Cutting Mat (I love my rotating mat for this project)
  • Iron & Wool Pressing Mat (if you don’t have one – get one!)
  • Sewing Pins and Wonder Clips
  • Optional Rivet Press for Strap Construction
  • Optional Custom Label on Back Liner piece


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Assembling the Fanny Pack pattern

Lindsay , with Linds Handmade Designs, does a fantastic job with this pattern.  It is written very clearly and the pictures help in the construction of this bag.  The pattern pieces are professionally done and easy to understand.  While there are a few seam allowance changes, throughout the construction of the bag, Linsday lets you know at every step.  I especially love how the bag comes together at the end.  It really is a fun sew.  You will be making many of these as they are very quick and simple to make!

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I’ve been busy making Fanny Packs!

These have been lots of fun to make.  In just a short time, I’ve already made several with many requests from family and friends for custom orders.  Should I even add these to my ETSY SHOP?  Hmmm – I’m sure they would sell fast!  Check out these 2 others that I whipped up in no time!

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Canvas Fabric with Cork Accents

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Vinyl Accents with Webbing Strap

Using cork and vinyl was super easy with my Juki DU-1181N.  But don’t worry – you can also use your domestic sewing machine to make these as well!  I also loved using the webbing for the strap.  It was like cheating!  Super fast and easy strap!  I have many more of these planned!  There had to be a reason I was hoarding all that vinyl and cork fabric!  The little tassels are the cutest for finishing these off.  Don’t you just love them?  I hope you make a Dayna Pack.  Be sure to share your makes in my Facebook Group!

Happy Sewing!

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Learn how to use a Rivet Press

Learning how to use a Rivet Press is fun and simple!  In this tutorial, I will show you how to choose the correct rivet and how to install these into your projects.    Rivets are perfect for every day and especially for taking your bag making to the next level!  Let’s get started and don’t forget to watch the video too!

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Now, before we jump right in – I would like to give you some general information about the general anatomy of a rivet…

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It’s important to use the correct rivet for your project.  However, knowing which rivet is the right size for your project can be tricky!  Check out this handy reference chart to use.  Hopefully, this takes the “mystery” out of this question!

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It’s important to note that not all rivets work with all Rivet Presses and Dies.  Be sure to order your rivets from the same place you get your rivet press and rivet dies.  There is nothing worse than ordering rivets that you cannot use!

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How to use a rivet press – Materials List


Rivet installation instructions

  • Firstly, select the correct size rivet for your project.  Install the appropriate rivet die on your rivet press
  • Secondly, use your Leather Punch and prepare your hole.
  • Place the rivet cap in the top die and insert the shaft rivet into your project.
  • Next, align your capped rivet into your rivet press and press the handle firmly in the down position.  Check the project to ensure the rivet is set.  You should be able to tug firmly and the rivet will hold in place.
Pro Tip!

Once you start accumulating different size and types of dies, you will want a good way to store your materials.  I use hinged tin storage cases (with a window) for my rivets and dies.  I also use a label maker to help me easily identify the rivet size!  The label maker was actually a Christmas Gift to my husband, but I stole it from him soon after I discovered how wonderful it was to use in my sewing space!  It’s a real time saver and keeps my sewing space nice and tidy.


I created a YouTube tutorial to help you learn to use your Rivet Press.  Enjoy!

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Happy Sewing and Good Luck in the contest!

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Make your own Pencil Pouch

Making your own pencil pouch is fun and simple!  In this tutorial, I will show you how to use a nylon zipper and your favorite fabrics to create your very own pencil pouch.    Pencil Pouches are perfect for every day and especially for back to school!  This versatile project make a quick and easy gift too!  Let’s get started and don’t forget to watch the video too!

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Make your own pencil pouch – Materials List

  • Qty (2) Exterior fabric pieces: 10.5″ x 5.5″.
  • Qty (2) Interior fabric pieces: 10.5″ x 5.5″
  • Qty (2) thin batting pieces: 10.5″ x 5.5″ (I use THIS BATTING for my pencil pouches)
  • Zipper Tab fabric: 2″ x 4″
  • Qty (1) 13″ Nylon zipper – I get all my zippers right HERE
  • Optional label – Check out Dutch Label Shop

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Make your own pencil pouch – Supply List

  • Sewing Machine
  • Cotton Thread (I recommend Aurifil 40 wt)
  • Rotary Cutter with sharp blade (no kidding about a sharp blade)
  • Cutting Mat (I am using THIS MAT for this project)
  • 505 Fabric Spray Adhesive (I fused my batting to the back of my exterior fabric)
  • Seam Roller (I use this instead of an iron)
  • Sewing Pins and Wonder Clips
  • Thread Snips – I love my little scissors from Warm Crochet
    • use coupon code SMM for 10% off your order

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assembly instructions

  • Firstly, cut off both ends of your nylon zipper.  Be sure to move the zipper head to the middle.  Next, take your zipper tab piece and cut this in half.  Secure the zipper tabs on each end of your zipper, using clips.  Sew the zipper tabs to the zipper tape ends.  For an in-depth tutorial of zipper tabs, check out THIS ARTICLE.
  • Secondly, place the front of the exterior fabric piece, right side up.  Place the zipper along the top raw edge, the wrong side down.  Clip in place and cover this with the interior fabric piece.  Clip all together and sew along the top edge with your zipper foot.  Be sure to secure this side with topstitching.
  • Next, follow the same steps on the back side of the pencil pouch.
  • Finally, OPEN YOUR ZIPPER!  (This is important).  Secure the exterior and interior pieces together (right sides together) and secure with clips.  Sew along the entire perimeter of the project, but leave a 3-4″ opening on the middle of the interior fabric side.
  • Now you can flip your project right side out and sew the opening closed
Sewing Tip!

You will be sewing through many layers when you get to the zipper junction.  I like to take it slow at this point and use a chopstick to help the fabric through.

I created a YouTube tutorial to help you learn to make your own pencil pouch.

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I hope you learned a lot from this tutorial.  Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel!

I would love to know how you are going to use this technique in your next project.  Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Sewing!

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Adjustable Bag Strap Hardware

Adding hardware to make an adjustable strap is fun and simple!  In this tutorial, I will show you how to add the necessary hardware to complete your adjustable (and removable) bag strap.    Once you have your strap made (link below) then you are ready to add the hardware!  Let’s get started and don’t forget to watch the video too!

In this Step-by-Step tutorial, I will show you how to add the necessary hardware to complete your adjustable (and removable) bag strap. Watch the video too!!! #AdjustableStrap #BagStrap #DIY #RemovableStrap #MakeYourOwn #VideoTutorial #Easy #Sewing #BagMaker #SewMuchMooreInStore #SewMuchMoore

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Make your adjustable strap – Supply List

  • 60″ length of strapping (you can decide your own width) – I use 1.5″ for the Betty Bowler Bag.
    • Check out THIS ARTICLE to learn how to make your own strapping.
    • You can also purchase pre-made Cotton Webbing straps.  It comes in a variety of color and sizes.
      • 1″ width Cotton Webbing can be found HERE
      • 1.5″ width Cotton Webbing can be found HERE
  • Adjustable Strap Hardware

In this Step-by-Step tutorial, I will show you how to add the necessary hardware to complete your adjustable (and removable) bag strap. Watch the video too!!! #AdjustableStrap #BagStrap #DIY #RemovableStrap #MakeYourOwn #VideoTutorial #Easy #Sewing #BagMaker #SewMuchMooreInStore #SewMuchMoore

Pro Tip!

The width of your strapping will determine the size of the hardware you need.  When ordering your hardware, your INSIDE DIAMETER measurements of the hardware should match the finished width measurement of your strap.

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assembly instructions

  • Firstly, with your strap facing right side up, insert your slider up, over, and through the center bar.  Move the slider bar about 12 – 18 inches from the end of the strap.
  • Secondly, add one of the Swivel Lobster Clasps (to the same end as your slider bar), ensuring that the clasp is facing the right side of your strap.  Move this clasp about 6 – 8 inches from the end of the strap.
  • Next, take that same strap end and weave it through the slider bar and fold it securely against the strap.  Be sure to include an extra fold, at the strap end,  to enclose your raw edge.  Secure the scrap in place with a Clover Wonder Clip.
  • Finally, add the second Swivel Lobster Clasp to the opposite strap end, ensuring that the clasp end is facing the right side of your strap.  Fold the strap end against the wrong side of the strap.  Include the hardware in the fold.  Be sure to include an extra fold, at the strap end,  to enclose your raw edge.  Secure the scrap in place with a Clover Wonder Clip.
  • Now you can sew your clipped sections to the scrap.
Sewing Tip!

You will be sewing through many layers, so be sure to use a denim or topstitching needle in your domestic sewing machine.  You may even need to feed your material through, one stitch at a time (if necessary).  However, if you use an Industrial Sewing Machine (like the one I have) – you should not have any trouble at all.

I created a YouTube tutorial to help you learn to assemble your own adjustable strap.  I will share an upcoming article and video about adding rivets and using a rivet press.  Until then, enjoy this video which shows you how to add the hardware!

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I would love to know how you are going to use this technique in your next project.  Let me know in the comments below!

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Make your Own Piping

Making your own piping is a great way to enhance many projects. While it is totally possible to purchase premade piping, you can be sure to get the exact color and fabric match when you create your own. In this tutorial, I will show you how to make your own bias tape and then use that bias tape and some cording to make your own piping!  Let’s get started and don’t forget to watch the video too!

In this tutorial, I will show you how to make your own bias tape and then use that bias tape (and some cording) to make your own piping!  Let's get started and don't forget to watch the video too! #biastape #piping #DIY #Sewing #cording #Bags #BagMaker #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

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Make your own piping – Materials

  • I used a half yard of fabric to make 4.5 yards of 2″ bias tape (with some fabric left over)
  • Cording 
  • Thread (I recommend using a 50 wt thread)

Make your own piping – Tools Needed

In this tutorial, I will show you how to make your own bias tape and then use that bias tape (and some cording) to make your own piping!  Let's get started and don't forget to watch the video too! #biastape #piping #DIY #Sewing #cording #Bags #BagMaker #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

Sewing instructions

  1. Cut your fabric into bias strips.
  2. Sew your bias strips together, until you have one long continuous strip of bias tape.
  3. Enclose the cording inside the middle of the bias tape and sew closed.

Sewing Tip!

  • When sewing your bias tape closed, be sure to leave enough space for a couple more seams.  You will more than likely be basting the piping to your project and then applying a final seam when you sew the project closed.

I created a YouTube tutorial to help you learn to make your own Piping.  Enjoy!

In this tutorial, I will show you how to make your own bias tape and then use that bias tape (and some cording) to make your own piping!  Let's get started and don't forget to watch the video too! #biastape #piping #DIY #Sewing #cording #Bags #BagMaker #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

I hope you learned a lot from this tutorial.  Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel!

I would love to know how you are going to use this technique in your next project.  Let me know in the comments below!

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