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Make a useful gift with these free bag making tutorials.
Bags are a great project for a beginner sewer. The patterns are usually easier than, say, clothing and you don’t have to worry so much about getting the fit right. They are also super useful and make a great gift!
Please note: Some authors ask that you don’t use their patterns and tutorials to make bags for commercial purposes, so check out their site for copyright details.
45 Awesome Bag Tutorials
Sew your own gorgeous bags using one of these free tutorials
This lined shopping bag is finished off with a French seam, making it very strong. I made this bag 10 years ago from an old sheet and it is still as strong as ever. This pattern is more complicated than some of the other shopping bags but worth the effort because it will last many years!
Melissa Goodwin has been writing about frugal living for 10+ year but has been saving her pennies since she first got pocket money. Prior to writing about frugal living, Melissa worked as an accountant. As well as a diploma of accounting, Melissa has an honours degree in humanities including writing and research and she studied to be a teacher and loves sharing the things that she has learned and helping others to achieve their goals. She has been preparing all her life to write about frugal living skills.
Make old things new again with these inspiring repurposing ideas. From kitchenware to old clothes, furniture to garden tools, there are ideas for everyone. Looking for a way to exercise your creative self? What about a little creative repurposing? Part of what it means to be frugal is to creatively meet your needs without spending…
What do you do with last year’s diary? Here’s a tutorial to upcycle it into an attractive blank journal.