DIY Upcycled Sweatshirt to Drawstring Backpack

DIY Upcycled Sweatshirt to Drawstring Backpack

There are so few ideas of what we can make “for the boys.” My Sweatshirt Tote Tutorial has been very popular so I have been thinking for some time about making a drawstring backpack version for a while. People give me old sweatshirts now, so when my cousin...
T Shirt Tote Tutorial

T Shirt Tote Tutorial

I have been wanting to create a T Shirt Tote for some time now, but as it happens, life gets in the way. I have a wonderful, thrifted shirt that my son gave me that is destined to become a knitting bag. But it took a request from a Twitter friend and amazing artist to...
How to Add a Zipper to a Finished Tote Bag

How to Add a Zipper to a Finished Tote Bag

My customers are always challenging me.  One recently asked if I could add a zipper to an existing Oversized Beach Tote so that she could use it as an overnight bag.  So in my usual way, I researched, I thank (thunk? thought? perseverated?) – and over-thought it...
Sewing 101 – Try Making this Reversible Tote!

Sewing 101 – Try Making this Reversible Tote!

I showed you this simple, reversible, canvas tote (for sale in my Etsy shop) last week.  You can make your own with a tutorial I have written.  Check it out over on the lovely blog Mega-Crafty.  It’s a fun project.  You can be really creative with coordinating...
From Sweatshirt to Sweet Tote – a Tutorial

From Sweatshirt to Sweet Tote – a Tutorial

Are you a sweatshirt gal?  I am not.  I own one sweatshirt from my favorite college.  I pull it out for a chilly night around the campfire or when facing a gusty ocean breeze.  But, otherwise, I find them a bit binding on my matronly body.  The hood also annoys me. I...