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Love to keep kitchen and bath areas neat and tidy? Create a fabulous clutter-busting fabric container color-coordinated with your decor.

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Hang this drawstring bag on the front door to welcome visitors or use the woodsy delight inside to collect holiday cards.

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Turn Halloween-theme fat quarters and store-bought ribbon into pint-size goody bags to fill with yummy favors.

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Cook up this felted-wool swing bag appliquéd with a snazzy pumpkin.

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Start stitching up a few easy cats and pumpkins in the morning, and by evening they’ll be ready for Halloween fun.

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A weighted pincushion holds a thread catcher on the edge of your sewing desk. If you don’t want to use sand in the pincushion, you can weight the pincushion by inserting a few drapery weights in...

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A smart bag with a removable contents pouch makes switching bags as simple as changing outfits.

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The secret to this striking but simple bag is the fabric choice—an eye-popping print for the body complements a colorful small-scale print for the border.

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Customize a spa bag by filling it with toiletries of your choosing to create a delightful token of affection.

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This easy-to-sew tote makes shopping even more fun. Change fabrics for a seasonal look, or choose prints in colors to showcase team spirit.

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Sew a fun backpack that’s both functional and stylish! Fabrics are from the Soho Bandana collection for Red Rooster Fabrics and the Crossroads Denim...

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Make the presentation as fun as what’s inside! Use a holly leaf pattern and a trio of buttons to add adorable appliqué to a lunch sack gift bag. Prairie points create festive fringe. Hook-and-loop...

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This bag has great details—an exterior pocket, drawstring closure, and adjustable straps—that add style and function. Fabrics are from the Remix collection by Ann Kelle for ...

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Sew a simple tote bag to carry school supplies, sewing notions, or farmer’s market finds. Fabrics are from the Crossroads Denim collection by Amy Barickman for ...

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Keep your sewing space neat (and stylish!) with a cute thread catcher. Fabrics are from the Road 15 collection by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics.

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Denim fabric and a zipper form an easy-to-sew pencil case. It’s a hip way to store school supplies or a smart carryall for loose sewing supplies. Fabrics are from the Crossroads Denim collection...

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Sew a reversible handbag using bright, graphic fabrics. These fabrics are from Little Menagerie collection by Melanie Hurlston of Melly & Me for ...

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Make a great back-to-school gift: Sew a handmade tote bag using fun fabrics and a bit of rope. Stitch a bunch of these small backpacks to complement a special outfit or to celebrate school colors...

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For a stylish, roomy bag choose small- and medium-scale prints for the front and back and a playful stripe for the sides. Two pockets inside give you easy access to your keys and cell phone....

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You don’t need color to stand out. Make a scrappy bag using black-and-white prints, dots, and stripes. Tear fabric strips to create texture on this quick-to-assemble bag.

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Piece a variety of polka dot fabrics into a patchwork pouch. These fabrics are from the Dots collection from Michael Miller Fabrics...

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Make an easy tote even easier by choosing a great focal print and using precut 2-1/2"-wide fabric strips for the remainder of the bag. Use rickrack, eyelets, and a button for a polished patchwork...

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Start this in the morning, and by afternoon you’ll have a cloth tote for the farmer’s market or grocery store. For this spacious bag project maker Judy Sams Sohn chose eye-catching blue-and-white...

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Fashion and function combine in a rugged bag composed of fabrics from Floating Flowers collection by Kaffe Fassett for Westminster Fabrics, plus a complementary stripe. Pockets outside and in...

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Use a bevy of bright and lively fabrics for this go-everywhere bag. Pockets on the inside are great for holding your phone, keys, and other necessities.

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