Friday, February 27, 2015


Check out The Stitching Scientist ladies!  There are many free tutorials/patterns which  you  will definitely like.  Here's one, a round makeup bag with inside pockets!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Glenda Clutch

 The Glenda  Clutch - there  is a totally awesome step by step video tutorial by Deby at Sew So Easy.

The clutch pattern is by Swoon Sewing Patterns, and it can be purchased on their site right HERE.  It is $5.95 - $9.95 depending on whether it's a paper pattern or PDF pattern.

I really love the design & size  of the clutch. It was especially interesting to me as I have been wondering how to insert a zipper divider pocket into my bags.  Well, I know know how it is done! Deby made it look soooo easy!

There are other patterns you might be interested in as well!  Check it out ladies!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


                                                                                                                              Here's a free tutorial for a bucket basket tote!  Check it out at Very Shannon.


This is the new wheelchair bag!  The depth of the bag I increased, so  a water/ juice flask could fit inside.  I also added a open tab for this container so there would be less possibility of spillage.  The pattern can be found HERE.

  There are two inside pockets, with the outer front of the bag having two pockets also.  They run across the width of the bag.    I thought  elastic would work better in the pockets, preventing items from slipping out.

   A key tab has been placed on the front side for easy access.  The outside zipper pocket could safely carry a cell phone, and/or  other valuables.

 I plan on using both bags for the tutorial,so you can decide what you would and wouldn't want.  I think the basic measurements (other than the depth)  are the same, with a slight difference in design.

Before proceeding with making a wheelchair bag,  please check the distance from the armrest to the top of the wheel.  They all vary quite a bit!  The armrests can also vary in size.

This bag is fairly small for use on the back of the chair, but it could work, if you wanted to increase the numbers.

If there is anything  I could do to enhance these bags and make them more serviceable please let me know.  Another design? More pockets? Different attachment?  I'm more than willing to work with someone to find something suitable for their needs.  Thank you!

This is the original wheelchair bag!

Friday, February 6, 2015


You can find this simple tutorial and video at Melly Sews!  It is always nice to be able to sew something that is quick and easy!

Monday, February 2, 2015


How sweet is this?


This retro overnight bag pattern features bright and colourful modern prints from the Serengeti range.
It is quilted and features (optional) contrast piping with double zip opening and 2 pockets. Plenty of room for all the overnight essentials including your child’s favourite stuffed toy.
Finished bag measures approximately 17”(at widest) x 11” x 4”.

You can find this free pattern HERE.